Rongko's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Raymond
Beneficiary's Name: Cornellia
VJ Member: Rongko
Country: Indonesia

Last Updated: 2012-12-10
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Immigration Checklist for Raymond & Cornellia:

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 : Indonesia
I-129F Sent : 2009-08-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-10-28
NVC Received : 2009-11-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-11-12
Consulate Received : 2009-11-16
Packet 3 Received : 2009-11-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-15
Packet 4 Received : 2009-12-15
Interview Date : 2010-01-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2010-02-22
Marriage : 2010-03-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 155 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2010-02-22
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The Immigration Officer asked me (US Citizen) questions most of the times instead of my fiancee. Very friendly Officer.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2010-04-26
NOA Date : 2010-05-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-07-20
Comments : No Interview. :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-26
NOA Date : 2010-05-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-04
Approved Date : 2010-07-09
Date Card Received :
Comments : Greencard came first.....O.o
I think we'll never see this card since we won't be needing it anymore. :D
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-05-12
NOA Date : 2012-06-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-07-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-12-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-12-08
Comments : No Interview :)
Finished the Greencard journey from K1 Visa!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Indonesia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 14, 2010
Embassy Review : The Interview went pretty well. My Fiancee came in at 8am. However, according to her, it's a bit confusing how to wait in line. You have to ask or follow people around to get to the right waiting area. The AC in the building is very cold. She had to wait about 3 hours before her turn to be interviewed. There was a person before her, I supposed not a VJ member because she's not in the list of upcoming interview, and she got some documents to be provided. My fiancee was very nervous and the cold AC is not making things better. She had to stand during the interview. The Consular was not very friendly nor mean, just flat out a man that does his job for his country. This turns out to be out of my expectation. I was expecting a friendly CO because of the other reviewers indicate the CO is being nice and smiley. She was questioned with basic stuff like what's your fiance's name, what does he do for living, and go a little bit more detail about the job. Then, the CO starts asking why she wants to be married in the US while her family and mine are in Indonesia. Then asking about my arrival in 98 if I arrive with anyone. Fortunately, my lovely fiancee handled the questions pretty well. CO didn't tell her whether she pass or not. But instead giving her a small white card with handwritten date on it, and telling her to pick up her passport. The CO did not ask for more evidence, but keep in mind that we front loaded our petition with pictures and bunch of emails, chatlogs, phones. So, my advice to beneficiaries in Indonesia, be prepared and don't take the interview lightly even though there's no horror/ bad story posted in VJ.
Rating : Good

POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-02-22
Embassy Review : Easy point of entry. I accompanied my fiancee using the visitor's line. We're pretty much the last people to enter the immigration from our flight since we had to fill out the I94 form and custom first. Once we were in front of the officer, I asked him if it's okay for me to use this line and accompany my fiancee. He just smiled and asked for the passport. He asked if i'm the petioner, then he started to scan my US passport. Then, he moved on to look at my fiancee passport. He then proceed asking me when is the wedding, where do I work, how long it took for the K1 process, and then opening the sealed envelope from immigration. He didn't ask a single question related to the K1 Visa to my fiancee. After he finished his paperwork, he asked my fiancee to invite him to the wedding and asking her if she can cook. That's pretty much it. It's painless.
Harassment Level : Low

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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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