menina's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: E
VJ Member: menina
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2013-04-12
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Immigration Checklist for K & E:

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2009-03-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-03-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-07-10
NVC Received : 2009-07-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-07-24
Consulate Received : 2009-07-29
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-08-07
Interview Date : 2009-09-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-09-11
US Entry : 2009-11-14
Marriage : 2009-12-29
Comments : Medical passed 2009-08-27
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 113 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 166 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2009-11-14
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The officer was very kind and allowed him to make a phone call to my cell telling me what was happening. The interview was quick and easy.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2010-01-13
NOA Date : 2010-01-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-03-31
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-03-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-04-09
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-13
NOA Date : 2010-01-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-16
Approved Date : 2010-03-19
Date Card Received : 2010-03-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-13
NOA Date : 2010-01-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-03-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-01-03
NOA Date : 2012-01-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-03
Interview Date : 2012-03-01
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-04-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2012-05-12
Comments : Early biometrics. Original date 2/9/12.
Summons for interview received 2/18/12.
Decision was not made at interview, and as of 4/4/12 case has not been approved. 5/2/12 Infopass. Officer said we were approved on 4/25/12. Card production ordered 5/8. Touch 5/9 and another card production message. Touch 5/10 card mailed. Touch 5/10 usps picked up mail containing green card.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2013-01-04
NOA Date : 2013-01-08
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-23
Interview Date : 2013-04-05
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-04-18
Comments : Early biometrics. Originally scheduled for 1/31/13.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 1, 2009
Embassy Review : My fiance arrived about 45 minutes early at the consulate. Similar to other experiences here, they checked the paperwork and asked him to complete a form with our email addresses on it. All of the paperwork was in order, and he was called for the interview. He was asked a few questions about our relationship and what he does for work. The interviewer gave him the green paper and told him that he was approved. He said that everyone was very nice and friendly.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: San Jose CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 6, 2012
Embassy Review : We were surprised to get an interview letter as we had already been interviewed for AOS. We arrived a few minutes early and put our letter in the box. We waited for a long time, maybe one and a half hours before we were called. Our IO was very serious but friendly. She reviewed our application form and verified information like address and phone number. She asked about joint insurance, bank accounts, trips we had taken, and if we plan to have children. Most of the questions were financial in nature. We gave her our latest bank statements and utility bills along with some new affidavits from friends. We had already sent in a big envelope of evidence, and our interview was scheduled only two months after sending in our paperwork, so there wasn´t much to add. She flipped through our complete immigration file quickly and asked a few more questions about work and school (my husband is a student). Then she told us that we would have a response in a month. We were disappointed to not be approved right away like we were at AOS, but we felt that the interview was pretty good. After more than a month had passed we started called USCIS, but got no information. After more than 2 months, we scheduled an infopass and were told we had been approved. Shortly after we received the email saying the card had been ordered. Overall the interview experience wasn´t bad, but we were extremely frustrated with the long delay in approving us. From reading others´reviews, it seems that this office has a problem with completing their work in a timely manner. We are wondering if our file just sat on someone´s desk and was ´lost´for 2 months.
Harassment Level : Poor

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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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