Jay&Jo's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jay
Beneficiary's Name: Jo
VJ Member: Jay&Jo
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2021-04-27
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Immigration Checklist for Jay & Jo:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2009-04-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-04-24
I-129F RFE(s) : 2009-08-31
RFE Reply(s) : 2009-09-10
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-27
NVC Received : 2009-09-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-10-05
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-10-19
Packet 4 Received : 2009-11-18
Interview Date : 2009-12-03
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-12-09
US Entry : 2010-01-04
Marriage : 2010-01-09
Comments : wow... that process took forever!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 156 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 223 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2010-01-04
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Miami FL
Date Filed : 2010-02-20
NOA Date : 2010-03-01
RFE(s) : 2010-03-15
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-24
AOS Transfer** : 2010-04-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-04-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-05-03
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-20
NOA Date : 2010-03-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-24
Approved Date : 2010-04-27
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 66 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-20
NOA Date : 2010-03-01
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between November 14, 2010 and February 1, 2011*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2020-06-18
NOA Date : 2020-06-23
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2021-04-09
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2021-04-26
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 3, 2009
Embassy Review : My appointment was for 9.30, but i arrived at the embassy at like 8.30, sort of naivly thinking they'd slot me if i got there early... it doesnt work like that i dont think! haha.... i ended up sitting in the waiting room for that first hour being unnecessarily nervous!

being in that waiting room is sort of like being in an Argos nightmare (british people will get that link!) you have to wait for your number to be called then proceed to the specified window. it was 9.40 when my number was called... so i went to like window 14 or something, and oh my gosh, i was so nervous! so first the man asked for my passport and appointment letter. then i had to scan in my fingerprints, and my hands were so shakey, i thought he wouldnt be able to get an accurate read of them! so then i was asked to go and pay for the visa... $131, which i thought was odd seeing as they hadnt even properly approved me yet. hmmmm... so then i went back to window 14, and this was the bit i was most nervous about... handing in all my documents!! so i handed over my birth certificate (+ copy), police certificate (+ copy), 2 passport photos, the I134, tax transcript, letter from employer and one of Jay's most recent pay stubs. i actually bought a bunch of other supporting evidence for Jay's I134 which wasnt needed. ah well... so i was given a pink courier slip to fill out while i was waiting, and i went and sat down. by that time it was 10am.

so i sat and waited... i tried reading my book... i bought a quite nice starbucks coffee for £1.50, which ran straight through me and i had to go to the loo like 3 times in the space of an hour... seriously. i chatted with a nice man about his his visa process... but eventually just got more and more nervous... at 11.20 my number was finally called again. i was praying my heart out they hadnt found any mistakes on our forms or with our documents! but i went up to another window and it was the quickest "interview" ever. i had to sign a form, declare that all the information i'd given was true, explain how i first met jay.. and that was it!! i was slightly disappointed i didnt get to talk more about jay really... haha.. im missing him, and was prepared to talk about how great he is, and how excited i am to be his wife!

so then came the hard bit... i had this loudspeaker in my ear blaring out which number needs to go to which window, and i couldnt really hear what the CO was telling me right at the end. something about "holding on to my passport... 3-5 days... dont open the file...." that was the part that worried me after and i wish i'd asked him to repeat himself. but i've been reassured (by other VJers) that my file and passport gets courriered back to me, and that the file is to be kept sealed for POE. so i paid the courrier and sort of wondered what to do next... no one told me i could leave, so i sort of aimlessly wandered out and assumed i was allowed to go.

overall.... its a lot of panic over nothing!!!!! my experience is that it doesnt matter how many times you hear someone say "its not a big deal" its only when you go through it yourself that you really believe it! i overprepared big time but that made me feel more confident going into it, because i was pretty sure i had all bases covered

so thats that... *yaaaaaaaay* i can get married now
Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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