AKguy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Shawn
Beneficiary's Name: Anna
VJ Member: AKguy
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2011-02-04
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Immigration Checklist for Shawn & Anna:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2009-11-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-10
NVC Received : 2010-02-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-04-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-04-30
US Entry : 2010-07-20
Marriage : 2010-08-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 85 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 157 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Anchorage
POE Date : 2010-07-20
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE was POC (Piece of cake) No issues, no harassment. Must have been an FNG (F'n New Guy) because after seeing she was on a K-1 visa he asked her how long she was staying. :P "Oh right, immigrant visa).

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Anchorage AK
Date Filed : 2010-11-04
NOA Date : 2010-11-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-01-25
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-01-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-02-03
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-11-04
NOA Date : 2010-11-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-02
Approved Date : 2011-01-18
Date Card Received : 2011-01-28
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 75 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 26, 2010
Embassy Review : Anna said the interview was very easy and lasted all of about 5 minutes.
Questions were initially in Russian until the interviewer found that Anna had worked in the US, then she asked Anna if she spoke English, which she does, and switched to asking questions in English.
Questions were how many time she'd been to the US, how many times I'd been to Russia, how we met... Anna answered the last question as matter of fact "We met when I worked in Anchorage, Alaska". Then the interviewer turned to start typing something on the computer. Anna panicked a little and started running through our whole relationship from start and heading to finish, when she was cut off by the laughing interviewer, "I'm giving you the visa! Don't worry. " Anna thought she was being declined for some reason. So no worries! She only showed a few pictures, didn't need to show our chats or phone records or cards or damn near anything. I guess the amount of evidence Anna was ready to present showed we weren't playing around and came prepared. 5 minutes in length and it was golden.
Rating : Very Good

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