Yan&Gary's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Gary
Beneficiary's Name: Yan
VJ Member: Yan&Gary
Country: China

Last Updated: 2013-10-16
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Immigration Checklist for Gary & Yan:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2009-12-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-19
NVC Received : 2010-04-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-04-19
Consulate Received : 2010-04-23
Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-25
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-28
Packet 4 Received : 2010-06-01
Interview Date : 2010-07-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-07-17
US Entry : 2010-09-16
Marriage : 2010-11-20
Comments : Fees @ Guangzhou - Medical $800RMB, VISA $2415RMB
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 102 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 219 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2010-09-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took around 2 hours total time from landing until she came out the customs pathway. In going to the Social Security office, they explained to me that she did not get an EAD because the K1 gives her 90 days in the States. They said that is is possible that we get an EAD card in the mail with the SS card.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Albans VT
Date Filed : 2010-12-15
NOA Date : 2010-12-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-04-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-05-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-05-14
Comments : AOS for I-485 and EAD/AP sent to Chicago lockbox via USPS Certified mail with return receipt. We had to return for a 2nd interview since Yan is not 100% good with conversational English. We hired an interpreter. The 2nd interview was around 1-1/2 hours and all is well.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-15
NOA Date : 2010-12-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-03-07
Date Card Received : 2011-03-15
Comments : Received a combo ID card. Good for both EAD and AP. Card issued expires 3/6/2012.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 82 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-15
NOA Date : 2010-12-30
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-03-14
Comments : Received 2 certificates in the mail. Each one good until 3/6/2012.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 80 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-23
NOA Date : 2013-03-01
RFE(s) : 2013-07-15
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2013-03-21
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-10-10
Comments : We need to file in Feb 2013 for 10 year Green Card. ASC Center - Bedford, NH
7/15 - Letter states we have not provided enough evidence to prove a marriage in good faith. Return date 10/7/2013. I responded to the letter and Yan was approved for a 10 yr Green card WITHOUT another interview. 10/16/2013

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : July 19, 2010
Embassy Review : My fiance arrived at the Embassy. Her appointment was at 7:15AM. She ending up being #14 in line. She was a bit nervous after seeing some denied, one for the 2nd time! She had a woman interview. She was asked questions like are you currently engaged and when do you plan to marry. She said the woman was very pleasant and she Thanked them several times for the approval. They told her to return back in 2 days to get Visa. She returned and it was not ready. She went back the next day and all was fine. She happened to be there while the typhoon came inland. Much rain and windy. She did fine and is back home.
Rating : Very Good

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