chuckandkim's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chuck
Beneficiary's Name: Kim
VJ Member: chuckandkim
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2012-05-12
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Immigration Checklist for Chuck & Kim:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent : 2004-08-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2004-09-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2004-10-15
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2004-10-25
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2004-11-22
Packet 3 Sent : 2004-11-23
Packet 4 Received : 2005-02-05
Interview Date : 2005-03-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-05-04
US Entry : 2005-05-19
Marriage : 2005-06-17
Comments : + Just received the Letter from the BCIS office to Notify they have approved the Pettition on 10/15. Exactly 45 days from VSC
+ Received the letter from NVC noticed the package will be sent to the consulate within a week.Today: 10.28.2004
+Received Pack-4 2/5, Interview Date 3/8
+ Interview successful on 3/8
+ Can not issue Visa until obtain Japan Police Record (told on 3/9) Will update!
+ Received Japan\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Police Record (4/28)
+ Visa in Passport (5/4/05)
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 44 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 188 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Achorage
POE Date : 2005-05-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2005-08-31
NOA Date : 2005-09-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2005-11-18
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-03-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-03-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-03-20
Comments : 9/13/05: Your I485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status was received on September 7, 2005. We mailed you a receipt with information about processing. It is taking between 120 and 180 days for us to process this kind of case. We will mail you a decision as soon as processing is complete.
Painless!
Thank you VJ members!!!!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-08-31
NOA Date : 2005-09-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2005-11-18
Approved Date : 2005-11-21
Date Card Received : 2006-01-26
Comments : 9/13/05: Your I765 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION was received on September 7, 2005. We mailed you a receipt with information about processing. It is taking between 30 and 90 days for us to process this kind of case. We will mail you a decision as soon as processing is complete.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 82 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-08-31
NOA Date : 2005-09-07
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2005-11-08
Comments : 9/13/05: Your I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT was received on September 7, 2005. We mailed you a receipt with information about processing. It is taking between 30 and 60 days for us to process this kind of case. We will mail you a decision as soon as processing is complete.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-01-07
NOA Date : 2008-02-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-08
Interview Date : 2008-03-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2008-03-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2012-02-02
NOA Date : 2012-02-14
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-12
Interview Date : 2012-05-03
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-05-11
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : September 2, 2005
Embassy Review : Kim and I had such a wonderful and smooth sailing experience at HCMC.
All expected issues and glitches happened exactly as we anticipated. Emailing is the primary communication method, since HCMC was very responsive and professional to our inquiries. Interview went very smooth. Got the Pink Slip on the interview date. Was recalled and issued GREEN paper the following day. Kim's file needed Police Certificate from Japan, she lived and studied there for 8 years. JP took 2 months to issue it. Kim returned with the PC. Visa was issued the next day.

No complain of abuse of our own, the level is minimal due to lack of training and it's normal for Vietnamese people who in the position of authority to act as if they are the boss of you ... Kim did see a lot of "Vietnamese Staffs" yelling and mocking, almost torturing the beneficiaries when they come in for the interview. People were turned away right at the Files Preparation Windows for missing just a copied birth certificate, not the original. People were yelled at by the Vietnamese Staffs in the interview booth, and called out as Liar in vietnamese by the interpreter. Things were not translated by the interpreter as her/his assigned duties. Vietnamese staffs can use some sensitivity and courtesy training courses, BIG TIME.

Over all, in my experience... This consulate gets my vote of 5. Still the fact the Vietnamese and American try to pull a quick one over this Consulate with Marriage frauds didn't help anyone either... So, it's not the consulate's fault entirely... People do lie and cheat, everyday that causes the ripple affect on the rest of us... the true VJers...
Rating : Very Good


Local US CIS Office Review: Philadelphia PA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 9, 2006
Embassy Review : We are approved. Asked 20 questions. Nothing special. Just one thing, the Field officer kept asking us if we have had any children, any... anywhere in the world???? Funny but we are glad now that it's over!
Harassment Level : Very Good


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