Cortr's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: John
Beneficiary's Name: Shaoqin
VJ Member: Cortr
Country: China

Last Updated: 2014-01-12
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Immigration Checklist for John & Shaoqin:

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 : 2009-09-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-09-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-04
NVC Received : 2010-02-12
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-02-17
Consulate Received : 2010-03-03
Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-15
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-03-24
Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-12
Interview Date : 2010-05-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-05-06
US Entry : 2010-07-17
Marriage : 2010-08-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 221 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2010-07-17
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : O'hare -- kind of a pain, but mostly due to complications in fiancee's background. Nothing serious. Took her about 90 minutes to get from the plane to the arrival hall.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2010-09-20
NOA Date : 2010-09-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-10-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-01-11
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-01-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-01-31
Comments : they lost the paperwork for her medical interview and we had to get another one, per the AOS interviewing officer. apparently the consulate didn't forward it over to USCIS.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-20
NOA Date : 2010-09-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2010-12-20
Date Card Received : 2010-12-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 91 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-20
NOA Date : 2010-09-30
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-12-08
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 79 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-12-21
NOA Date : 2013-01-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-19
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-06-24
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 19, 2010
Embassy Review : We were very apprehensive about the interview after reading the horror stories of people who get denied but have a real relationship.

However, we felt well-prepared and I made the trip to China to be with her during the interview time and attend the American Citizen Hour the prior week.

My impression of the embassy is that they are swamped with applications and really do not have the time to dedicate to each case that cases probably deserve, but the officer I met during ACH was pleasant and answered my questions. I met another officer who notarized something for me, and he was businesslike and a little cool, but again, I think they are always overburdened with work.

The officer that my fiancee dealt with during her interview was businesslike, not warm, but not rude. Her interview lasted about 7 minutes and he spent most of the time reviewing the photographs and reading the letter I had notarized the week prior. The questions he asked were pretty easy ones, like how many times I'd visited, how we met, etc.

In the end, she passed, and received her passport with the visa via EMS only 2 days after that. (She lives near Guangzhou)
Rating : 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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