Ak+Tk's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tasha
Beneficiary's Name: Mani
VJ Member: Ak+Tk
Country: India

Last Updated: 2014-05-22
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Immigration Checklist for Tasha & Mani:

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 : New Delhi, India
I-129F Sent : 2009-05-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-06-02
I-129F RFE(s) : NONE
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-10
NVC Received : 2009-09-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-09-18
Consulate Received : 2009-09-23
Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-10-20
Packet 4 Received : 2009-12-04
Interview Date : 2009-12-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-12-11
US Entry : 2009-12-16
Marriage : 2010-01-15
Comments : Back in India with Mani,Finishing our PCC through our local police station in Mohali , mailed packet 3 on Tuesday the 20th of October.

went to embassy on November 9th to turn in our packet 3, since the original one was lost in the mail. Thought we may have a chance at getting out interview date with packet 4 but we did not. SO we are still waiting.

got our interview date after we called the dos and they told us when it was.
Chandigarh VFS was great they accepted all our documents.



GREAT INTERVIEW! READ THE RESULTS IN THE REVIEW

GOT VISA WITHIN 3 DAYS AFTER INTERVIEW!

FLIGHT BOOKED WITH TURKISH AIRWAYS FOR DECEMBER 16TH! LANDING IN CHICAGO ON DECEMBER 16TH!

APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD ON DECEMBER 30TH 2009! WILL RECEIVE IN 2 WEEKS
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 100 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 189 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2009-12-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Milwaukee WI
Date Filed : 2010-03-22
NOA Date : 2010-03-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-29
AOS Transfer** : 2010-04-29
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2010-07-02
Comments : Package sent back to us on March 20th 2010 with rejection notices on I-485, I-131, I-765


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-03-22
NOA Date : 2010-03-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-29
Approved Date : 2010-06-04
Date Card Received : 2010-06-14
Comments : SO EXCITED!!!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-03-22
NOA Date : 2010-03-31
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-06-12
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 73 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-23
NOA Date : 2012-03-31
RFE(s) : 2012-09-28
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-11-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Sent in our second packet for the RFE we got :)


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Milwaukee WI
Date Filed : 2014-02-18
NOA Date : 2014-02-20
Bio. Appt. : 2014-03-17
Interview Date : 2014-04-30
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-05-22
Comments : The Milwaukee Oath Ceremony was interesting.. The time on the sheet said it started at 1pm however that was for registration, the actual ceremony started at 2pm. there was only standing room in the court room, the ceremony was very nice..78 new us citizens were sworn in today from 32 countries, the judge had a great speach. Nice day.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: New Delhi, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 9, 2009
Embassy Review : Mani and I both reached Delhi Embassy around 6:15am and our interview was at 9:30, we sat in the car until 9:00am and got into the line to enter the Embassy. After we got in we got our number J14 and went to window 25 to first check in and the lady at the window got our 3 packets together which we sent through the VFS, the lady came back with a huge smile on her face and when she was checking all our papers she said "You guys did a great job" we were both smiling and she was laughing too. the only question she asked us was if Mani he ever traveled outside India.

We turned in over 300 photos and over 4,000 pages of evidence along with Affidavits of support from most of our family. Mani and i still took along with us an additional 2 photos albums our Formal Engagement one and other evidences.

Next we went to the line to pay our fee which is 6,288rs and then we waited until 12:30 till we were first called up to have our interview with the CO officer, we both walked up to the counter and he was i, would say about 35, shorter. After we walked up to the window Mani introduced me This is my fiancťe Tasha and the Co was smiling and said :haha i kind of figured that out" then he did the oath and manis finger prints had Mani sign the DS-156k. The whole interview was basically done by me the CO asked me the Petitioner all the questions. He asked Mani a few questions. He then asked to see the photos which we had in our big engagement album and i said we also submitted all those photos too he said " i am too busy to go through all of those" he asked which our favorite pictures are & we replied all.

Questions he asked me (petitioner)
How did you meet?
DO you speak Punjabi?
Where did you meet?
Will you convert to Hinduism?
What kind of work are you doing?
Were your parents at the engagement?
what kind of engagement did you have?how many ppl?
If Mani gets married in US then his family may not come to the wedding in US.






Questions directed to Mani (beneficiary?
What are you doing these days school or work?
where we meet n how we meet?
after we told him our story( we meet at college while i was doing my pre-med) Mani was doing Bhangra at the college the CO said "Oh you fell in love with Mani's Bhangra dancing"
What is your religion? Hindu answer..CO will you convert to Christian?
What do your parents think about Tasha?

He was very nice guy and was basically joking and laughing around with mani and i, we were relaxed and after he said ok I APPROVED YOUR VISA" you will receive it in 5-10 days, we thanked him and left the embassy.

WE are both very happy we will be home for Manis first xmas in USA



Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Chicago
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-12-16
Embassy Review : Real easy just went over some documents and said you need to marry in 90 days..we had more problems with the dumb luggage guys who were standing by our luggage claim.
Harassment Level : Low


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