Chris_?????'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Christopher
Beneficiary's Name: Zhanna
VJ Member: Chris_?????
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2012-08-08
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Immigration Checklist for Christopher & Zhanna:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2009-06-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-06-09
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-16
NVC Received : 2009-09-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-09-22
Consulate Received : 2009-09-25
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-12-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-12-14
US Entry : 2010-01-15
Marriage : 2010-03-27
Comments : The whole process went very smoothly.
the petition was approved before the estimated time. No problems at the NVC or the Embassy.

Zhanna's interview at Moscow lasted about 5 minutes. She was asked how we meet. How many times have we have visited each other. The CO asked to see her ring. Then asked when we intend on getting married upon her arrival into the US.

Zhanna said the CO she had her interview with was very pleasant, polite and that the interview was very enjoyable.

The I-134 was requested, Zhanna also submitted the additional I-134 for her co-sponsor. But this was not an issue during the interview.

A very positive experience through out the entire process.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 99 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 182 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2010-01-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2010-05-26
NOA Date : 2010-06-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-09
AOS Transfer** : 2010-06-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-08-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-09-02
Comments : AP, EAD, GC, All arrived before estimated USCIS wait times.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-05-26
NOA Date : 2010-06-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-09
Approved Date : 2010-08-04
Date Card Received : 2010-08-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 70 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-05-26
NOA Date : 2010-06-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-08-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-07-11
NOA Date : 2012-08-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 8, 2009
Embassy Review : Zhanna said the interview lasted about 5 minutes. She also said the female CO she had was very polite and friendly. The CO asked how we met, how many times we had visited each other and when we plan to get married. The CO then asked to see photos, and her ring, then told her the visa was approved.

Zhanna said the whole experience was actually enjoyable. A very well received anti-climatic end to this process.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Washington DC
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-01-15
Embassy Review : No difficulties at all. Zhanna was done in about 15 mins. The CBP officers were polite and friendly. One officer even congratulated Zhanna on our upcoming wedding.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Charleston SC
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 15, 2010
Embassy Review : Biometrics appointment. No real problems, My wife went with her passport that still has her maiden name. They said she couldn't go for the Bio with her passport because we filled the I-485 out with her married name. The man then told her she could return home and get our marriage certificate and that there would be no problem. Luckily for us we only live about a half mile away from the office. Other then that in and out in about 20 mins.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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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
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