Joe and Juliet's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Joe
Beneficiary's Name: Juliet
VJ Member: Joe and Juliet
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2010-10-01
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Immigration Checklist for Joe & Juliet:

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 : 2009-01-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-02-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-06-30
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-08-01
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-09-10
Interview Result : Denied
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2009-12-22
US Entry : 2010-04-03
Marriage : 2010-05-06
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 144 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 216 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2010-04-03
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 10
Comments : Stuck up for more than 3 hours at the POE!!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2010-06-11
NOA Date : 2010-06-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-09-13
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-09-16
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-11
NOA Date : 2010-06-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2010-08-13
Date Card Received : 2010-08-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 63 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-11
NOA Date : 2010-06-22
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Bangkok, Thailand
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 2, 2010
Embassy Review : The result was not what I had expected. I DIDN'T GET the visa.

I waited for two hours before the consul interviewed us, the interview itself took no more than 10 minutes. Everything went well, the question and answer, evidence of relationship, medical results, police cert., original papers, until we came to the affidavit of support (income) portion. The interviewing officer was a small woman. She wore no expression in her face, Didn't smile when I said good morning though she responded. She spoke straight, fast and never looked at me. She just listened to my responses and her whole attention was to the computer, maybe checking/comparing the data if what I said was true..she only look at me, when it was time to deliver the verdict: It was stern and it was like she already had said it several times over. She flatly told me, "We cannot issue you a visa because your fiance's income didn't meet the income requirement. However, your fiance can amend his income". I asked her what would we do to amend his income. she said , "he can submit proof of assets, bank accounts, etc, to spruce up his income and once he has that come back to submit it. Or if not, you can reapply next year when his income improves". Then she left.

I just stood there,speechless and feeling defeated.It took time before I finally recovered my composure. Outside the embassy gate I cried bucket of tears after I broke the news to Joe.
Rating : Very Poor

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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
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
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