garfield529's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Thomas
Beneficiary's Name: Yi
VJ Member: garfield529
Country: China

Last Updated: 2014-11-22
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Immigration Checklist for Thomas & Yi:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2009-09-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-09-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-12-03
NVC Received : 2009-12-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-12-09
Consulate Received : 2009-12-15
Packet 3 Received : 2010-01-16
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-01-20
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-03-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-03-12
US Entry : 2010-05-21
Marriage : 2010-05-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 86 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 183 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2010-05-21
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2010-07-31
NOA Date : 2010-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-10-28
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-10-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2010-11-15
Comments : Interview originally scheduled for 10/26/2010, however, we received a letter on 9/27/2010 indicating that our interview has been canceled. We will wait for a reschedule letter, but intend to attend the original time.

09/29/2010: received rescheduled interview letter for 10/28/2010

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-31
NOA Date : 2010-08-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-20
Approved Date : 2010-09-27
Date Card Received : 2010-10-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-31
NOA Date : 2010-08-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-10-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 58 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-10-15
NOA Date : 2012-10-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-11-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-05-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments : There was no interview, just about a 7 month wait from start to finish. On to Naturalization.

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2014-07-07
NOA Date : 2014-07-11
Bio. Appt. : 2014-08-01
Interview Date : 2014-10-23
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-11-21
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 10, 2010
Embassy Review : Very typical start as others have mentioned, she arrived at 6:30am and they let in the "mob" at 7:15am. She was called for paperwork, given a number, called for fingerprints, and then finally called up for her VO interview. The entire interview lasted about two minutes from what Yi says. Maybe it was longer and the pressure cause time dilation in her mind, but she says only about five questions were asked. The only question, really a more confirmation, was if Yi was aware that I had not completed my divorce when we had initially met. She, of course, was completely aware and stated so. The VO asked if she knew I had children, she asked when I visited, where Yi learned to speak English so well, and finally how we communicate. At this point Yi tried to hand over our chat logs and the VO said "no, no, I don't need to see. You are approved...." Wha???? All of that work on EOR letters, financial supplements, chat logs, additional pics, practicing a hundred different possible interview questions....and they don't want any of it...hahahaha. Karma. She was then given her Pink (orangish) and told to go take care of delivery. Simple, fast, piece of cake. Yi said she saw a lot of blues being given out. She also said that there was a terrible rumor going around that if your VO was african-american that you would get blue...which made no sense because her VO was a nice african-american woman. I guess sometimes I forget how people can be judgemental. Yi says that everything was smooth and professional, no bumps alon g the way.
Rating : Very Good

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