Shanh's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Shanh\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
Beneficiary's Name: Shanh
VJ Member: Shanh
Country: Belgium

Last Updated: 2012-12-21
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Immigration Checklist for Shanh\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ & Shanh:

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 : Belgium
I-129F Sent : 2009-05-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-05-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-08-19
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2009-09-08
Packet 3 Received : 2009-09-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-09-17
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-09-29 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-10-01
US Entry : 2009-10-29
Marriage : 2009-11-14
Comments : Originally sent on 04-25 but fiancé forgot one signature so received it all back and resent on 05-13, received 05-19 I think
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 91 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 132 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2009-10-29 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Santa Ana CA
Date Filed : 2010-01-25
NOA Date : 2010-02-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-05-10 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-05-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-06-05
Comments : I didn't include a I-693 with my package as I had arranged to have all my vaccinations done before the K1 interview.
However I had a copy of my medical that I attached and put a post-it on it saying the original was handed at Poe.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-01-25
NOA Date : 2010-02-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-02-25
Approved Date : 2010-03-25
Date Card Received : 2010-04-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-30
NOA Date : 2012-04-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-12-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2012-12-21
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Santa Ana CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 11, 2010
Embassy Review : Facts that are good to know :

- the parking on the premises is quite expensive 1.25$ per 30 min and can only be paid via cash. It seems there is a cheaper one nearby "The parking structure on 3rd and Birch is a whole lot cheaper. And it is an easy three block walk from 4th Street and the Ronald Reagan Courthouse to CIS."

- they let people in starting from 7 am, no camera or cellphone with camera allowed inside.

After going through the security, off to the elevators on the right and up to 2nd floor.

It's the first room after exiting the elevator.
Left the interview letter in the tray as required then sat down waiting to be called.

Our appointment was @7:20 so we didn't have to wait too long.

We followed the IO into his office, sat down, gave our ID's papers, he also took my EAD and removed the I-94 from my passport.

He asked about my husband first marriage and hubby handed him the divorce decree even though the copy was in our file, oh well.

Then he asked about documents with both our names on it. we had the copy of the lease, Netflix envelop :P, check form joint account, insurance etc

After gathering all that he swore us in and asked if we were in a good faith marriage and not trying to circumvent the immigration laws. Followed all the standard questions about terrorism and such.

He checked lots of stuff in the file, stapled stuff, put stamps and got busy on his computer and printer.

When done he told us he was approving us and congratulated us!
He handed us the letter and explained the removal of conditions.

All in all very smooth interview!
Harassment Level : Very Good

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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