ScottThuy's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Scott
Beneficiary's Name: Thuy
VJ Member: ScottThuy
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2013-06-16
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Immigration Checklist for Scott & Thuy:

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 : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent : 2009-06-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-06-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-21
NVC Received : 2012-06-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2012-10-11
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-10-15
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
2012-10-19
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage : 2010-11-19
Comments : 207 days of AP for my wife and FTJ for my stepson couldn't happen since I sent the original I-797 to adjust her status. Now we are filing an I130 to start for him all over again. Not looking forward to anymore delays...
They required my wife to submit an I864a as we filed joint taxes last year even though she did not earn $. This caused a delay as they did not accept a copy of my signature on the document and the original had to be fedex'd..
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 87 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 1207 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2010-12-20
NOA Date : 2010-12-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-03-05
Comments : walkin Bio 1/21


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-20
NOA Date : 2010-12-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-21
Approved Date : 2011-02-18
Date Card Received : 2011-03-01
Comments : New card with AP and EAD together
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 60 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-20
NOA Date : 2010-12-27
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-03-01
Comments : New card with AP and EAD together
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 60 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-16
NOA Date : 2013-02-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : early walk in biometrics


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 1, 2010
Embassy Review : Quite an interview... It lasted close to 75 minutes.. over 100 questions... including when was the first time you had sex.. It was quick in some respects.. it was the first interview of the day.. and was given a blue slip before 10 AM... arrived at 6 AM and there was already a large crowd...
The interviewer was an african american woman and the translator was a VN man. The CO refused to allow the interview to be done in english... there were several times that she raised her voice during the interview and asked several questions 2 or 3 times.. for the most part the questions were all from that list of 200 questions posted in the VN regional forum...
There is not much doubt that the blue slip was prepared before the interview and that the entire interview was just to see if they could come up with a reason to deny.. they tried hard to find a reason but there was none.
For those that are going to HCMC for an interview.. be prepared for the worst... expect a vicious interviewer and things can only get better from there... expect to hear other people crying as this was the case on that day... its very loud and can be difficult to hear the questioning..
Evidence that was frontloaded was requested in the blue slip.. in other words.. they had the documentation, but asked for it again...
Rating : Very Poor


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