yoshimoshi's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: George
Beneficiary's Name: Yoshimi
VJ Member: yoshimoshi
Country: Japan

Last Updated: 2010-09-04
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Immigration Checklist for George & Yoshimi:

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 : Tokyo, Japan
I-129F Sent : 2009-07-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-07-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-30
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-10-09
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-10-30
Packet 4 Received : 2009-10-30
Interview Date : 2009-12-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2010-01-14
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 65 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 140 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Date Filed : 2010-05-19
NOA Date : 2010-05-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-08-24
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-08-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2010-09-03
Comments : The interview only took less than 10 minutes. The IO even told us he didn't know why they sent us in for interview... :-)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Charleston SC
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-05-21
NOA Date : 2010-05-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-02
Approved Date : 2010-07-22
Date Card Received : 2010-08-05
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Tokyo, Japan
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 19, 2009
Embassy Review : My appointment was at 8:30.
I got there around 8:00. There were 9 people waiting in front of me (my number was 209).

I got my first call around 8:45 and handed my documents.
Second call shortly after and got my X-ray back.
Third call and was asked for my family registry and told them I've given them with all my other documents.
4th call and got my fingerprints taken.

Waited about 30 minutes or so, around 9:30, they opened more windows
and started the interviews.
I was the third one to be interviewed. (around 9:40)
My interviewer was a young female and she was super nice.

We just has some casual conversation...not much of detail.
It only took about 3 minutes then I was approved!
She told me,
"8 years of relationship!? This is like one of the best visa we've given here!"

I left the embassy around 9:50.

Anyways, everyone at the embassy seemed nice and helpful.
I received my visa by mail 3 days after the interview.
(They spelled my fiance's name wrong, but told me it won't be a problem...)

I've overheard other people getting interviewed for K-1 and that person
was indeed asked really detailed questions. Specific dates and such.
I guess it really depends on the cases...

There are at least 3 convenience stores around the embassy (Seven Eleven,
Family Mart and Lawson) and a few coffee shops (Starbucks, Tully's etc).

Good luck y'all.
Rating : Very Good

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