BirdyGirl85's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Audra
Beneficiary's Name: Petteri
VJ Member: BirdyGirl85
Country: Finland

Last Updated: 2016-02-29
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Immigration Checklist for Audra & Petteri:

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 : Finland
I-129F Sent : 2010-03-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-05-11
NVC Received : 2010-05-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-05-19
Consulate Received : 2010-05-21
Packet 3 Received : 2010-05-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-07-27
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-08-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-27
US Entry : 2010-10-25
Marriage : 2010-11-30
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 154 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2010-10-25
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Portland OR
Date Filed : 2011-01-12
NOA Date : 2011-01-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-08-29
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-08-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-09-06
Comments : My husband's AOS interview was originally scheduled for May 17, 2011. But we had to reschedule since that date landed right in the middle of our non-refundable honeymoon vacation in Hawaii. We were able to successfully reschedule by calling the USCIS 1-800 number and writing to our local USCIS office.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-12
NOA Date : 2011-01-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-21
Approved Date : 2011-03-24
Date Card Received : 2011-03-29
Comments : On my husband's EAD card, it said his Country of Birth was "Unknown"! We mentioned that during his AOS interview though, and the green card came saying his Country of Birth is "Finland". Good. :)
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 71 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-12
NOA Date : 2011-01-20
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-03-29
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 58 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-06-03
NOA Date : 2013-06-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-07-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-09-16
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2015-09-24
NOA Date : 2015-09-29
Bio. Appt. : 2015-10-21
Interview Date : 2016-02-02
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-03-16
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Finland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 25, 2010
Embassy Review : I am the USC, and I wasn't with my fiance during his interview, but everything went fine and he was approved. Here is his interview experience in his own words:

"I was so nervous before the interview. First I had hard time finding the embassy from the jungle of embassies, that place has pretty much every embassy that Finland has. I got there 10 minutes before 9am when my interview was scheduled though it wouldn't have mattered much even if I wasn't there in time as it seemed as there was already some people waiting before me. It took about 15 minutes to get through the security check and I was only allowed to bring papers I needed with me. After that I was escorted to the waiting room, which had 3 booths, and each had a person behind a glass calling names, whether it was for taking finger prints or dropping off some papers. Then after waiting for almost an hour I was called for the interview by the ambassador. And this is how the interview went:

Him:
Good morning sir
Me:
Good morning
Him:
How did you guys meet?
Me:
We met online, through a message board and we met in person in 2005 in California for the first time.
Him:
Ok, has your fiancee ever been in Finland with you?
Me:
Yes she has, 3 times and 9 months in total. First in 2006.... 2008... and 2009.
Him:
Ok, are you planning on moving to the United States?
Me:
Yes
(Then he handed me a piece of paper)
Him:
Do you swear that all the information you have handed us are correct and you have full understanding over the situation? If yes, sign this line here
(So then I signed the paper)
Him:
Ok I will process your application now and it will take 1.5-2 weeks.
Me:
Alright, Thank you and have a good day.
Him:
Thanks, you too!"
Rating : Very Good


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