Alessandro P's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Patricia
Beneficiary's Name: Alessandro
VJ Member: Alessandro P
Country: Italy

Last Updated: 2013-04-01
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Immigration Checklist for Patricia & Alessandro:

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 : Naples, Italy
I-129F Sent : 2009-08-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-18
I-129F RFE(s) : 2009-10-08
RFE Reply(s) : 2009-10-30
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-12-01
NVC Received : 2009-12-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-12-23
Consulate Received : 2009-12-30
Packet 3 Received : 2009-12-30
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-01-20
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-02-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-02-18
US Entry : 2010-04-14
Marriage : 2010-06-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 182 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-04-14
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Everything went really smooth: also the queue at the border control was fast. I was directed to one of the lanes close to the office. The officer has been friendly and polite: he asked me if we setted the wedding day, how I met my loved one, which was my job in Italy, then he walked me to the office to obtain the employment authorization on my I-94. Inside the office there was some people but I had to wait only almost half an hour, so I can say i had no harrasment at all.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2010-06-28
NOA Date : 2010-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-05
AOS Transfer** : 2010-07-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-09-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-09-07
Comments : It has been really easy: the worst part has been preparing all the papers, but then everything went perfect. Also the biometrics has been one of the easiest things that ever happened to me. Tomorrow I will go with my new Green Card to the social security to modify my social security card, as they told me to do when I went to obtain it.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-28
NOA Date : 2010-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-05
Approved Date : 2010-08-23
Date Card Received : 2010-09-03
Comments : And the EAD is in my hands! Now I can start searching for a job in the USA!
The strange part is that I haven't received an e-mail and neither a text message for this, also if I've submitted the form for that.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 56 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-06-25
NOA Date : 2012-06-27
RFE(s) : 2013-02-14
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-03-30
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Naples, Italy
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 18, 2010
Embassy Review : I went to Naples the evening of the Valentines day because on monday i would attend the medicals and on tuesday the interview.
I've found a nice, cheap and cozy B&B close the Mergellina's station, so less than a quarter mile from the Cosnulate. They reserved me the taxi for the next day, at 7.20 am, to go to the Istituto Varelli (7 euros ride). Blood exam done, medical interview, visit, two shots (tetanus and MMR) and chest x-ray, at 10 am I was out of there and i've spent the morning to make a tour of Naples (first time for me there). The afternoon has been like a nightmare: I've controlled several times all the papers and i was in fear that something could gro wrong (I believe in Murphy), during the night i couldn't sleep well at all and as i went out the B&B surely I seemed a guy sent to the death row.
At 8.30 am i was at the main entrance of the Consulate. They say you can't bring any electronic with you, but, for example, if you have a phone you can leave it at the entrance. They gave me the n. 4 and I went to the second floor.
All the procedure has been really easy: they will ask you the documents you need one by one (you need only 2 pictures 5x5, not 4 as they tell you when you take the appointment) will also ask you to swear you will tell the truth and they are really friendly. Checked all your papers, taken your fingerprints they ask you to go to seat because the Consular Officier will come for the interview.
Also the interview is taken thru a window, they ask you briefly how you met, how many times you have been in the USA, if you have lived out of Italy, if you remained in the USA more than 90 days, but always in a really fair way, then they give you the appointment after 5 pm at a local MBE office to pick up your passport and the documents. To pick up your documents you will have to pay 6,20€ and if you can't wait the 5 pm (I couldn't because I had the last bus to come back home at 5.30 pm) they can send it at your home by an express courier (for me has been DHL)
So I can tell you that my experience has been very good, also if a little bit nerve wrecking, but this for my fault, surely not for them.
Rating : Very Good

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