kaibigan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: james
Beneficiary's Name: gracey
VJ Member: kaibigan
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2014-03-01
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Immigration Checklist for james & gracey:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2009-03-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-03-10
I-129F RFE(s) : none
RFE Reply(s) : none
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-08-06
NVC Received : 2009-08-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-08-17
Consulate Received : 2009-08-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
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 : 2009-10-29
Marriage : 2009-11-27
Comments : i love my husband so much!

A stranger in the U.S soil..an alien, i can feel the difference. Well People i'am telling you..to be at ease.. you must have a true intention,pure heart and trust to your partner. love springs eternal!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 149 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 : Houston
POE Date : 2009-10-29
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : My travel experience.. all in all wow!
hehe.. i love the stop over in Japan but to be honest i got lost there almost! hehe..POE- Houston huge! but i had 3 to 4 hours bad experience from change of flight to dallas, to the delay of the local plane then from all the reasons on delaying the flight.. from turning around for hours at the run way.. (cold and hugry with headache..) my husband almost thought i screwed him! gosh! forgive me for that word.. he really almost drive back home) im glad he decided to go back and ask a lady there waiting for the delayed flight. we thought i will arrive to dallas 5:30 t0 6:30pm wishing i can see the view...instead i arrive in dallas fort worth airport 10pm..
imagine his boss,friends and relatives are in the house waiting for us to see me with all the welcome stuff and food.. ohh my!!! i was almost fell when my husband opened the door and found a lot of people.. surprise!!!! really????
hehehe... funny..all in all charged to experience people!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2010-01-20
NOA Date : 2010-02-01
RFE(s) : none
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-24
AOS Transfer** : 2010-02-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-07-27
Comments : no interview yes.

i've realized USCIS is not consistent. WHy? because, when we transfered to MS last April we called them and same time filled AR-11..they sent us a mail after that to MS that they acknowledge the new address, but then they still sent my welcome letter to our old address in Texas..very true..they realized their mistake when they received it back.. and they mailed it again, now to MS..we called last Aug 12..to ask why they sent it to texas..but the operator who answered cannot believe it herself, ..ridiculous! she made a laugh i heard ..she can't believe they made that mistake. We told her this time we are changing our address "Permanent" to LA and she responded..are you sure? we just sent your permamnentcard today..hmm... in my mind i'm thinking...."where? in texas again?" i said yes..changing new address..prior to this they sent us an sms..saying i need to prepare for my biometrics and interview(odd!) then after few days we received a mail from them (uscis) saying they acknowledge our change of address to LA..but when we visited my mother in law's house in MS we found the mail(greencard) there and obviously the mail traveled again from Texas to MS..well all in all,charged to experience..haiiiiiiii....

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-20
NOA Date : 2010-02-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-24
Approved Date : 2010-03-24
Date Card Received : 2010-03-30
Comments : EAD approved!
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 : 2010-01-20
NOA Date : 2010-02-01
RFE(s) : none
Date Received : 2010-03-27
Comments : Approved!
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : New Orleans LA
Date Filed : 2013-10-30
NOA Date : 2013-11-04
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-27
Interview Date : 2014-02-04
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-03-05
Comments : I'm so excited! Finally! Love it!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 15, 2009
Embassy Review : i was so nervous...in fact very nervous hahaha!
my knees are shaking while i wait for
the first screening.. while i was talking to
a fellow K-1 i saw at window 18 that a male
local pre-screener took a passport and when he was holding
it.. oh my!!! i said that's mine! i'm very sure..
hehe.. can't help to
flashed back the time when i was having my eye
checked at the St.lukes medical the eye doctor
told me that i have a 20-20 vision but in my mind
i don't agree hehe..i think because i believed i had
a problem with my eyes..but he assured i have 20-20
vision..back at the embassy.. wow!

it is really far from where we
are sitted, you can asked a fellow Vj member sitting right next to me
i was talking to her and i told her i saw my passport
and im sure that man is checking the things i submitted.
she will tell you i really did told her all of this
and confirmed when that pre-screener posted my number
at the queing board..i immediately ran to that window sooo
nervous..i think i look funny that time

that pre-screener.. he is soooo kind and very nice
he asked questions and i easily answered them
all questions are in our papers that is why i know
how to answer him.. after submitting all
the evidence.. he congratulate me and
told me to wait for my last interview, wow! positive!

the final interview was with an American Lady..
when i saw her i said to myself gosh! i hope she
will not be hard on me..and God answered my prayers..
she greeted me with warm smiles.. i felt oh.. she's a sweet lady!
she asked me about my fiance family,if i had the chance to talked to
them i said yes ma'am..and about jamie's job what does he do,
our things in common.. it is like chatting to a friend.
i really enjoyed our chat.
when she saw my picture holding flowers from jamie
she said 'oh that's sweet' hehehe...
then she told me ok congratulations i hope you
enjoy your life in the US..and by the way she's from texas
i guess i'm just lucky! yessss! i will fly to dallas soooooon!!
i thank her and i feel like i was floating in the air when i walk outside
of that interview room! hahaha!

to all my friends.. just believe in yourself that
you can answer all the question be sure you really know your
partner and the spelling of your legal docs are ok,
you'll be fine and there will be no hassel!

God bless to all! and i will keep you posted!
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