Rinda and Chris's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Christopher
Beneficiary's Name: Rinda
VJ Member: Rinda and Chris
Country: Thailand

Last Updated: 2009-10-19
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Immigration Checklist for Christopher & Rinda:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand
I-129F Sent : 2009-04-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-04-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-06
NVC Received : 2009-09-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-09-16
Consulate Received : 2009-09-16
Packet 3 Received : 2009-09-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-09-30
Packet 4 Received : 2009-10-02
Interview Date : 2009-10-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-10-19
US Entry : 2009-10-20
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 131 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 169 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bangkok, Thailand
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 16, 2009
Embassy Review : My fiancee went for the interview as planned on Oct 14th, but the interviewer was sick. They took her documents and the Thai local embassy staff were pretty aggresive and unhelpful. Our lawyer had apparently mailed the original documents and embassy staff did not bother to look in the files. He just asked my fiancee for them and refused to take the copies she had with her. He also refused to take her pictures in the photo album of relationship evidence that we had prepared, told her to remove just 20 of them, then later relented and gave the pictures back to be reinserted in the album while he impatiently waited. They rescheduled everyone who lived in Bangkok for an interview the next afternoon. The people who came from out of town were apparently allowed to stay and interview with a different consular officer.

When she returned the next afternoon, the document issue had apparently been resolved. The woman CO asked her to swear her oath in Thai and took her biometrics, then switched to English for the interview. The questions included where did you meet your fiance, how many trips did he take to visit you. She was approved and done in only about 5 minutes. Since the new interview was on a Thursday, she was asked to come back at 3pm on Monday to pick up the visa.
Rating : Moderate

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