Shari's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Shari
Beneficiary's Name: Keith
VJ Member: Shari
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2012-09-15
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Immigration Checklist for Shari & Keith:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2005-04-08
I-129F NOA1 : 2005-04-20
I-129F RFE(s) : 2005-05-31
RFE Reply(s) : 2005-06-07
I-129F NOA2 : 2005-06-10
NVC Received : 2005-06-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2005-06-22
Consulate Received : 2005-06-28
Packet 3 Received : 2005-07-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2005-07-14
Packet 4 Received : 2005-07-27
Interview Date : 2005-08-31
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2005-09-08
US Entry : 2005-09-08
Marriage : 2005-10-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 51 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 133 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2005-09-08
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2005-10-06
NOA Date : 2005-10-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-01-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2006-04-13
Approval / Denial Date : 2006-04-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2006-05-22
Comments : AOS approval not on spot as problem with Keith's son's AOS and immigration officer wanted to keep Keith's and his son's files together. Finally approved on 05/17/06 and GC received 05/22/06.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-10-06
NOA Date : 2005-10-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2006-01-12
Approved Date : 2006-01-19
Date Card Received : 2006-01-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 105 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2005-10-06
NOA Date : 2005-10-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2005-12-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-03-03
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-05-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-02-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2009-03-03
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2012-05-21
NOA Date : 2012-06-02
Bio. Appt. : 2012-07-13
Interview Date : 2012-09-11
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-09-11
Comments : Keith got to have his Oath Ceremony the same day as his interviewas because in Atlanta they allow those traveling from far to do that. We had to drive over 5 hours to Atlanta from home.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 5, 2006
Embassy Review : The interview ended up being a nightmare. Keith had the wrong piece of paper for his divorce, even though it had made it past the CSC. They told him at the interview his Visa was pending and that he should courier the correct paper back to them along with everything they had just looked at (they gave all his paperwork back to him). The nightmare was he couriered it back the next day (Friday) but then waited and waited for the Visa to be couriered back, not knowing when it would come as his flight was already booked for one week after his interview. After getting no live person at the Embassy but trying for 2 days, he was on contact with the courier service who told him they picked up his Visa the night before his plane was to leave. The got it to him at 9:30 a.m., he drove 2 hours to the airport, and boarded the plane 15 minutes before it left. OMG what a stressfull time. Now we are married and life is GREAT!
Rating : Very 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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