LMB's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: H
Beneficiary's Name: L
VJ Member: LMB
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2012-03-06
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Immigration Checklist for H & L:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2009-02-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-03-02
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-07-28
NVC Received : 2009-07-31
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-08-03
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-08-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-08-14
Packet 4 Received : 2009-08-24
Interview Date : 2009-09-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-09-17
US Entry : 2008-09-22
Marriage : 2009-10-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 148 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 196 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Boston
POE Date : 2009-09-22
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Manchester NH
Date Filed : 2009-12-07
NOA Date : 2009-12-11
RFE(s) : 2010-01-04
Bio. Appt. : 2010-01-11
AOS Transfer** : 2010-02-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-03-19
Comments : Called for Biometrics twice because the fingerprints didn't get processed properly the first time (received a letter about 2 weeks after the first biometrics, and was given an appointment about 10days after that).

Case was transferred to CSC and I received a letter mid-February informing me this was the case. No interview was required. My card just arrived in the mail mid-March.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-12-07
NOA Date : 2009-12-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-01-11
Approved Date : 2010-02-08
Date Card Received : 2010-02-15
Comments : 2nd biometrics test on Feb 01. (first test was not processed properly).
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 63 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2009-12-07
NOA Date : 2009-12-11
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-02-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 58 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-02-24
NOA Date : 2012-03-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-03-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 15, 2009
Embassy Review : 9am interview. Queue took about 20 minutes to get inside the building.
Don't forget to make sure you don't bring electronic items or phones with you as you will NOT be be able to enter with them.

I waited for 1 hour before I was called up. Was asked for my interview letter, 2 photos, my fingerprints taken, and then the documents from the checklist (police certificates etc). I was also given my chest x-ray from my medical to take to the US.

Sat down again and waited another 1.5 hours until I was called again for the final step. Was asked to sign a form and write my fiancé's name in the space. Then asked a few questions about how we met, when we got engaged, where he lives...


Pretty simple & straightforward. Very friendly staff at each stage.
A LOT of waiting so bring a book!

They DO accept credit card for the payment of the visa, as well as GBP and USD cash, but not personal cheques or debit cards.
Rating : 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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