jlee's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Javier
Beneficiary's Name: Karen
VJ Member: jlee
Country: Nicaragua

Last Updated: 2011-03-06
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Immigration Checklist for Javier & Karen:

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 : Nicaragua
I-129F Sent : 2010-07-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-08-17
NVC Received : 2010-08-31
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-09-02
Consulate Received : 2010-09-08
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-09-10
Interview Date : 2010-09-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-10-05
US Entry : 2010-10-05
Marriage :
Comments : Best Consulate ever !! Very helpful, understanding, responded to all my emails in an extremely quick and timely fashion, amazed !
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 33 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 74 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2010-10-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 10
Comments : Terrible, Miami is absolutely horrific, making my wife purposely stay there for over 8 hours, nearly making her miss her connecting flight save a flight attendant. They harrassed her like crazy, laughing at her when she explained she will miss her flight (mind you she would have stayed overnight for over 15 hours). They didn't care and just wasted her time continously. I hated Miami's CBP and I'm from Miami myself.
If you can, AVOID MIA at all costs. Thank you.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Miami FL
Date Filed : 2011-01-05
NOA Date : 2011-01-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-08
AOS Transfer** : 2011-02-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-03-06
Comments : Case transfered to California due to my deployment status.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-05
NOA Date : 2011-01-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-08
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between May 24, 2011 and June 16, 2011*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-05
NOA Date : 2011-01-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between May 22, 2011 and June 12, 2011*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Nicaragua
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 29, 2010
Embassy Review : Once we arrived at the Consulate, we had to wait outside the building for approximately 45 minutes (We were really early).

We then were called by an Officer to get in line, of which we were then split in two different lines, one for resident visa applications and the other for non-residential visas. Several questions to the officer later, he explained we had to rip open the medical envelope of my fiancee's since no closed envelopes are allowed inside the Consulate.

We were then allowed to go inside the building to again wait until everybody had gone through the metal detector as well as releasing any makeup, drinks, electronics, etc.. a la airport security. After, we were given a number to pickup our items once we were done with the interview. After security, we entered a large holden area with several chairs. However, we got there so early, that all we had to do was go directly to the second metal detector screening to finally enter the Visa Applicants area (all other personal who are not applying for Visas must wait in the holden area). Once we entered, a friendly lady gave us a ticketed number and we sat down. There were 7 windows (8 actually, except this was the pay window). We waited for about an hour or so due to the fact it was only 7:00am and the officials did not start until 8:00am or so. This does not apply to those non-resident Visas since they were being called at 7:30am already.

Our number was finally called and surprise surprise the gentleman who was speaking with us was the same person whom I've been in contact with via email several days prior to arriving. Luck was on our side! He asked for every piece of paperwork which is needed as well as evidence. Everything was looked at thoroughly and he even circled two items on my fiancee's birth certificate to which he explained that the inscription date was too far from when she was born, resulting in my fiancee having to obtain a Certificade Unico (this was later scratched off by the actual Consulate later). My fiancee's Certificade de Soltera was actually the wrong one, she needed the one that was Nation wide (this was only department wide) Make sure you read the packet carefully where to obtain it!!

He finished the process by asking us:

How did we know each other?
When did we meet?
How long/times have I visited her?
Do I send her money periodically or just when needed?

After all the paperwork and questioning he explained we just had to pay at the window, and he would give us the Green paper indicating what we were missing (the soltera certificate) and that the Visa could not be finalized this very day, however we could continue the process. We waited again to be called for the final interview by the Consulate (only about 10 minutes). As she called us, she looked through all the paperwork again (double checking). She looked at the green paper and scratched off the "Certificado Unico" meaning she no longer had to provide it. She asked us:

When did we meet?
How did we meet?
I believe that was all she asked. She then showed us the DS-156 and told my fiancee if she swears to marry (ME) before 90 days, to which my fiancee said YES !! She then said "well everything is done here all she needs is the Certificade de Soltera". I said WELL ARE WE APPROVED ONCE WE PROVIDE THAT!?!? and she said..

YES !!! I hugged and kissed my fiancee several times and had to hold back from tearing up. Such a long and costly process but my fiancee will finally get to be with me.

Unfortunately I had to leave same day due to only haveing 3 days of Leave from the military. My fiancee explained she returned the next day with the proper document, and that her Visa would be ready 10-05-2010. UNREAL!!!!

In the end, everybody here was very professional, friendly, and available for questions if needed. I felt comfortable and stress free although nervous. Thank you Nicaragua consulate members for all your help and patience. God Bless!!
Rating : 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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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