Vivi6's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Matt
Beneficiary's Name: Vivi
VJ Member: Vivi6
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2018-03-20
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Immigration Checklist for Matt & Vivi:

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 : Naples, Italy
I-129F Sent : 2009-08-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-14
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-10-29
NVC Received : 2009-10-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-11-17
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2009-11-17
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-12-17
Packet 4 Received : 2010-01-12
Interview Date : 2010-02-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-02-16
US Entry : 2010-03-03
Marriage : 2010-03-06
Comments : Finally!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 186 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2010-03-03
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2010-03-23
NOA Date : 2010-04-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-05-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-06-17
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-07-02
Comments : Took a bit over 3 months, really can't complain!No RFE, no delays!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-03-23
NOA Date : 2010-04-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-05-03
Approved Date : 2010-06-03
Date Card Received : 2010-06-14
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 72 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-03-23
NOA Date : 2010-04-02
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-06-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 72 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-04-05
NOA Date : 2012-04-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-04-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-10-11
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2012-10-18
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Santa Ana CA
Date Filed : 2018-03-05
NOA Date : 2018-03-07
Bio. Appt. : 2018-03-19
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 29, 2010
Embassy Review : They were very nice and efficient. I went in March so it was not busy at all and I was in and out in 1 hour on the day of the interview! The medical took approx 2 hours-- there were 8 of us and they have the names on a list so the order is pretty much random. Overall really good experience and much better than the Milan Consulate!
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: San Diego CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : June 17, 2010
Embassy Review : Green Card approved!!!!!!!!

This review is for the downtown San Diego office on Front Street. I suggest parking in the Horton Plaza Mall, it's a couple of blocks away and it's free paking for 3 hours as long as you get the card valdated at one of the machines in the actual mall.
We got to the building around 25 minutes before the interview. We cleared security and we entered the office. It was relatively busy but not too crowded. The guy at the desk told us the officer would call us. No restarant style buzzer in San Diego!

We got called at 9:25, around 10 minutes after our 9:15 appointment. I must say the officer was very nice. Not super friendly of course, but he smailed a lot and was very kind throughout the whole thing. We swore us in, then asked for my passport, my birth certificate, Matt\'s driver license and birth certificate. I guess either that or passport are ok as proof of citizenship.

The first thing he did was asking Matt where he worked. I was surprised! He went into details as to which departmant, who was his boss and stuff like that. You know why? Well, turns out this guy\'s wife had work at my hubby\'s company for over 15 years!! So he knew all the people that Matt was mentioning and he told us he interviewed a few people from one of the departments of the company for naturalization. He also mentioned that the company used to have amazing Christmas parties. How crazy is that!! I was thinking to myself \"Isn\'t this supposed to be about me????\" Haha. Well after that, he asked us for joint account proof, rental agreement if any, and any other supporting docs. I had the docs from the bank, life insurance where I am the beneficiary, health insurance, rental agreement and car ownership title in both names. Also, he asked for the marriage license.

After that he asked for pictures of the wedding. He specifically asked for one with the officiant, one with the parents, and a group picture. We didn\'t have a group picture of the reception, but we gave him one with our friends from the wedding. He made jokes about the fact it looked like we got married in Washington State...yes, we got married in \"sunny\" San Diego on the beach, only in March San Diego is not sunny at all! It rained on our wedding! Haha. Anyways.

Then he told us he would go through our \"story\" as a syopsis...he asked me how we met, what we were studying at UCSB and when was our first date. He then asked when Matt proposed, this was a little tricky. Matt proposed to me very informally in 2008. But he replied honestly \"January 24th 2010\", because that\'s when he proposed to me officially (on the beach, with candles, music and a beautiful ring!). The officer asked why since we were already doing the k1 at the time so we explained we just did the \"official part\" then, and he was ok with it.

Finally, he asked the usual \"security\" questions (are you a terrorist, spy, drug trafficker etc.), he asked if my j1 from 2007 was subject to the 2-year rule (no) and then he said \"Ok we are done. My supervisor will approve this today. Here is a remainder to apply for ROC in 2 years. you can keep the 1-94 as a souvenir and you will receive your GC in 10 days\". Yayyyy! I told him I was going to Italy in July he said I should have it by then and if not, he said to come back in and check with him. He didn\'t take AP or EAD though, so I am good!

Finally, he told Matt \"Say hi to Mike and Tracy at Cardinal Health from me!\". The whole thing lasted 20 minutes and overall it was no sweat. I am just waiting on the update from the website now, but I am not worried as I can work and travel with EAD and AP anyways.

Good luck to all of you my friends and I hope your upcoming interviews are just as easy!

(updated on June 17, 2010)
Harassment Level : Very Good

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(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.

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