DedicatedWife's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ash
Beneficiary's Name: Den
VJ Member: DedicatedWife
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2012-12-31
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Immigration Checklist for Ash & Den:

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 : Jamaica
I-129F Sent : 2009-05-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-05-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-09-15
NVC Received : 2009-09-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2009-12-19
Interview Date : 2010-01-13
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-01-26
US Entry : 2010-02-02
Marriage : 2010-02-14
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2010-02-02
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : They only asked Den some basic questions similar to the ones asked at our interview at Embassy. He had a very good experience overall. He survived and most importanly, he's here!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2010-03-26
NOA Date : 2010-04-07
RFE(s) : 2010-04-21
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-30
AOS Transfer** : 2010-05-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-06-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received:
Comments : Ended up getting a I-551 stamp in passport after 2 year conditional GC never received. First I-90 denied, filed a second one that is pending! Denied I-90 was re-opened and reviewed and we were approved on March 11, 2011 for the replacement GC with no fee!!!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-03-26
NOA Date : 2010-04-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-04-30
Approved Date : 2010-06-17
Date Card Received : 2010-06-28
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 83 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-03-26
NOA Date : 2010-04-07
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-06-24
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 83 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-03-30
NOA Date : 2012-04-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-05-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-12-31
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 18, 2010
Embassy Review : We arrived at the consulate a little early for our 9:00 a.m. appointment on January 13, 2010. We provided our interview letter,4 passport photos, and both copies of 156,156k, and the 157 to a lady out front before we were allowed in through security screening. The lady pointed out some things that we missed that needed to be filled in on the forms. Please have a pen!! We went through security and then filled out the missing info on the forms that were circled. We checked in and was given number A136. We were told to go into the right of the building to have a seat. We waited for what seemed like forever before we heard our number being called. We went up to window 5 and was asked to provide interview letter,4 passport photos, and both copies of 156,156k, and the 157. We were also asked for non-impediment record, police certification, and the I-134, with my 2008 W-2 and tax transcript. We were told to go to get my fiance's fingerprints and then come back and have a seat and wait for our number to be called again. We sat down and was just trying to stay positive and focused. We saw a variety of people that received blue slips for things such as needing medical exams completed or more proof or newer birth certificates. Finally our number was called up and we both went up to a guy that was giving out mainly blue slips all morning.
So we both are asked to raise our right hands. We did. Then I was asked to go and sit down while my fiance was asked to pick up the telephone.

He asked him the following questions:

1. Where did we meet?
2. When do we met?
3. When did we start dating?
4. How do we mainly communicate?
5. How often do I visit?
6. How often do we talk?
7. Do I ever send him money Western Union and if we had any receipts?
8. He asked if he had ever been to the U.S?

He then asked if we had any photos? I jumped up cause I still had our purple folder with everything organized and prepared. I walked up and was like here baby. I didn't go back and sit down at this point. The interviewer looked at the complete photo album. He then asked if we had any cell phone records, which we had a few months worth. (We both had changed cell phone numbers through the course of our relationship and we explained that as well). I then provided a few of our many e-mails. Then the interviewer asked for my passport which I provided. He was looking at something on the screen. I then asked if he needed copies of my boarding passes, he replied no. He stated that the Visa was being issued and to please go to the DHL counter to schedule pick-up. We thanked the interviewer and went to DHL to schedule pick up of Visa.
Rating : Very Good


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