wpsmith623's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Whitney
Beneficiary's Name: Rob
VJ Member: wpsmith623
Country: Costa Rica

Last Updated: 2013-06-27
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Immigration Checklist for Whitney & Rob:

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 : Costa Rica
I-129F Sent : 2009-09-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-10-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-10-23
NVC Received : 2009-10-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-11-06
Consulate Received : 2009-11-09
Packet 3 Received : 2009-11-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-01-22
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-02-10
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-02-19
US Entry : 2010-04-06
Marriage : 2010-04-25
Comments : The wait was long at the embassy about 1 1/2 hours. Just a few short questions were asked. Have to come back on 2/16 to pick everything up.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 10 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 120 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Charlotte NC
Date Filed : 2010-06-23
NOA Date : 2010-07-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-11-23
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2010-12-06
Comments : Had sent in 6/9/2010 and received rejection for signing in the wrong spot. Resent on the 23rd and they received it on 6/25/2010. Check cashed on 7/2!!!!

Well, we have an interview set. Hopefully all will go well and we'll be able to get an approval date soon!

Interview was very quick. We went in (through the airport like security). Then checked in at the main desk and then went and waited in the appointment room. We weren't in there too long before we were called back. She went over the questions on the form and then said that he was approved. It took maybe about 15-20 minutes. (We did have a huge bag full of documents if she needed any). All in all a great experience! Hopefully he will get his card in the mail soon!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-23
NOA Date : 2010-07-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-13
Approved Date : 2010-08-24
Date Card Received : 2010-08-31
Comments : Finally Approved!!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-09-05
NOA Date : 2012-09-10
RFE(s) : 2013-04-10
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-27
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Submitted a lot of information, but still got a RFE. Am not sure what else to submit. Kind of irritating!!!!
6/17: Finally got together about an inch more information of pictures, accounts, etc. and sent them in! Should be there Thursday. We'll see if that is enough. If not, they should just talk to my parents, they of all people know that we are really married and for the right reasons. So fingers crossed!! Package received by 8am on Thursday!!!! Now we are just waiting to hear back!!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Costa Rica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 11, 2010
Embassy Review : The wait was long, about 1 1/2 hours. First, went to the window and the lady looked through the papers to make sure that they were all there. Then that's when the 1 1/2 wait occured. The consulate was late, but was called in quickly once he arrived. He really only asked a couple of questions, like how we met my fiancee's name, her occupation, my occupation, and where she lives. He didn't look at any of the extra photos brought. Then the interview was over and said I could come by in 4 business days to pick it up. Overall pretty good.
Rating : Moderate

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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
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