Missa's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dale
Beneficiary's Name: Melissa
VJ Member: Missa
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-01-16
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Immigration Checklist for Dale & Melissa:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2009-03-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-04-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-07-20
NVC Received : 2009-07-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-08-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-08-13
Packet 4 Received : 2009-10-27
Interview Date : 2009-11-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2010-02-13
Marriage : 2010-03-26
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 98 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 207 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2010-05-10
NOA Date : 2010-05-17
RFE(s) : 2010-06-02
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-15
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-08-20
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-09-01
Comments : short and sweet and a huge waste of travel time


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-05-10
NOA Date : 2010-05-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-02
Approved Date : 2010-07-20
Date Card Received : 2010-07-30
Comments : RFE was for AOS but since they were filed together both apps are pending
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 71 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-06-20
NOA Date : 2012-07-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 7, 2009
Embassy Review : everyone made us feel totally comfortable, and were so happy for us because we seemed so happy. After passing through security ( they gave dale a ticket because like an idiot he brought his phone but it was no problem) we went downstairs and were told to wait. we did for about 10 mins, then the security guard came and took us up in the elevator. we all got in line at the cashier ( but we didn't have to pay at this point, they just gave us a paper of what we needed to get together and a number. it was pretty straight forward, have your passport, pictures, police report and affidavit ready + your envelope ready. we then waited and waited and waited until our number was called.
When i handed in all of my forms to the girl at booth 10 the girl beside me at booth 9 didn't have copies, she was missing stuff, and she had to take so much time to fill everything out. my CO was so surprised that i had everything she asked for even a second copy of the ds-156 and 156k and she even commented how well organized i was. then she sent me to pay at another window and bring her back the rcpt right away. after she had everything in order she took my fingerprints on the green machine and i was so sick that i got right an left mixed up and we laugh about that. she then sent me to sit back down with everyone else. many many people in the room now, we saw a guy with makeup on, a huge jewish family with adorable little kids and many people who didn't have Canadian passports too.

we were finally called for our interview.we were called into this small room. the CO was actually the director of the consulate, you know, the guy on the website lol. we talked about visa journey, he invited us to take our coats off and he was pleased that dale came with me. he made us feel more comfortable by saying he totally understands what a long and hard trip its been but assured us that we were at the end. i loved that he talked to us like we genuinely understood the entire process. he talked about redflags and that we would have been flagged if there was anything wrong with our case but everything was clean. he had to ask a few questions about us. when we met and how, did we know right away it was special. and where we planned to live once i moved to the states. he didn't ask to see any of our evidence and i have a feeling its because he's been following all of our stories on VJ for a while. he also asked if i had ever been in trouble with the law , i said no that i was clean and he asked if i had ever been refused. i laugh and said pulled into secondary almost every trip but never denied.
he told us congrats that our case is solid and that he was approving us. yay!
you can't really know what its like until you experience it, no amount of description can ever give a clear picture of the end of the journey.
Rating : Very Good


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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