VanessaTony's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Anthony
Beneficiary's Name: Vanessa
VJ Member: VanessaTony
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2013-09-09
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Immigration Checklist for Anthony & Vanessa:

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 : Melbourne, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2009-02-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-02-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-06-30
NVC Received : 2009-07-09
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-07-14
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-08-04
Packet 4 Received : 2009-08-06
Interview Date : 2009-08-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-08-28
US Entry : 2009-09-12
Marriage : 2009-11-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 124 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 180 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2009-09-12
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I arrived at LAX on a BIG flight with lots of people so I was quite happy to stand in the US citizen line, which was significantly shorter :P

When I arrived in the line I pulled my envelope out of my carry on (HAS to be with you) and grabbed my passport. The gentleman I dealt with was very nice. He opened my envelope and I passed him my passport open at the visa page.

He had a quick read through everything, asked me about my medical (he couldn't find it) and I showed him where it was (by pointing, couldn't actually TOUCH the paper) and he told me I had the "all clear" (I knew obviously but it was still good to SEE it :P). He then stamped something and told me I had till Dec 11 2009 to marry or leave. He then stamped my passport and wrote the same date, and scribbled on my visa to "void" it. He also pointed out my Alien Number which I needed "for always" so I needed to note that. That was also in my passport so I will write it down somewhere safe and make sure my family and my FH has the number "just in case".

He didn't really ask too many questions. He might have asked when the wedding was but mostly because I was "pre-approved" and I didn't look dodgy I was just waved through. From standing in line to leaving the desk it was less than 10 minutes.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Des Moines IA
Date Filed : 2010-04-12
NOA Date : 2010-04-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-05-21
AOS Transfer** : 2010-05-11
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-07-17
Comments : - Biometrics walk-in completed on April 30th 2010.
- File received at CSC 21 May 2010 and has resumed processing.
- AOS approved without interview notified on 6 July 2010, card dated 1 July 2010


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-12
NOA Date : 2010-04-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-05-21
Approved Date : 2010-06-15
Date Card Received : 2010-06-25
Comments : - Biometrics walk-in completed on April 30th 2010.

- Card mailed 22 June 2010.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 64 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-12
NOA Date : 2010-04-20
RFE(s) : N/A
Date Received : 2010-06-19
Comments : - They used the pic I sent in :) YAY!! The biometrics pic sucks
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 64 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-04-04
NOA Date : 2012-04-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-11-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-11-13
Comments : Received bio letter from Des Moines IA office postdated 8 may, received may 11. My bio appt is approx a month from my bio letter sent date...

Text of online update 1:30p.m on 11/06/12 stating card in production (no interview). First update since filing.


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Des Moines IA
Date Filed : 2013-04-03
NOA Date : 2013-04-08
Bio. Appt. : 2013-05-02
Interview Date : 2013-07-18
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-09-25
Comments : Sent 4/3 received 4/5. Text notification of receipt 4/10. Interview letter sent 6/14. Interview letter received 6/17. Yellow letter dated 6/21, received 6/26 requesting arrest records (I received a traffic citation and ticked yes for Qn 16)

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 27, 2009
Embassy Review : My review is too long for this box.

Please read from my thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=206016&view=findpost&p=3256757

In short i had a FANTASTIC interview experience, but a pretty bad day

Good luck to all.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-09-12
Embassy Review : I arrived at LAX on a BIG flight with lots of people so I was quite happy to stand in the US citizen line, which was significantly shorter :P

When I arrived in the line I pulled my envelope out of my carry on (HAS to be with you) and grabbed my passport. The gentleman I dealt with was very nice. He opened my envelope and I passed him my passport open at the visa page.

He had a quick read through everything, asked me about my medical (he couldn't find it) and I showed him where it was (by pointing, couldn't actually TOUCH the paper) and he told me I had the "all clear" (I knew obviously but it was still good to SEE it :P). He then stamped something and told me I had till Dec 11 2009 to marry or leave. He then stamped my passport and wrote the same date, and scribbled on my visa to "void" it. He also pointed out my Alien Number which I needed "for always" so I needed to note that. That was also in my passport so I will write it down somewhere safe and make sure my family and my FH has the number "just in case".

He didn't really ask too many questions. He might have asked when the wedding was but mostly because I was "pre-approved" and I didn't look dodgy I was just waved through. From standing in line to leaving the desk it was less than 10 minutes.
Harassment Level : Low


Local US CIS Office Review: Des Moines IA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : September 27, 2013
Embassy Review : Full Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/412738-n-400-april-2013-filers/?p=6537699

Short review:
It was a short (1/2 hour maybe), simple and low-stress ceremony. We said the Oath and the Pledge of Allegiance and sung the star spangled banner (not necessarily in that order).

We had a welcome video from the president and listened to the song "Proud to be an American".

It was a good day. Glad to be done
Harassment Level : Very Good


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