EmVee's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tony
Beneficiary's Name: Emma
VJ Member: EmVee
Country: Ireland

Last Updated: 2010-06-01
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Immigration Checklist for Tony & Emma:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2009-09-06
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2010-02-12
NOA Date : 2010-02-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-04-27 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-04-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-06-01
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2010-02-12
NOA Date : 2010-02-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-03-12
Approved Date : 2010-04-26
Date Card Received : 2010-05-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-02-12
NOA Date : 2010-02-25
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-04-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 73 days.

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Los Angeles
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-09-06
Embassy Review : I was prepared to be questioned because I was coming on VWP for 3 months so I had lots of evidence with me. However, the officer just asked how long I intended staying, if I knew someone over here (I told him my boyfriend), and what I worked as back home in Ireland. Then he stamped my passport and wished me all the best on my travels.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Los Angeles CA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : April 27, 2010
Embassy Review : The officer was a very nice African guy, really friendly and easy-going. He swore us in, then handed me back the photos, certified birth cert and certified marriage cert that I'd send in originally. We gave him our IDs and he asked me to verify my name, address, date of birth, and parents' names for the form. Then he asked my husband how we met. Tony gave him the brief background story, and the guy was happy enough with that. He then asked me if I had any documents to show we were currently living together. I handed over the lease agreement, back account records, phone records, gym membership and Netflix account statement. He looked them over and joked a bit about having a gym membership but never using it, which we agreed with. He asked if I needed him to photocopy anything so I could take the originals and I said they were all copied already so he could hang on to them, which he was happy about. Then he just said, "In two years time you will have to make sure you get the 10 year residency card, because if you don't and this expires you may be subject to deportation." I just stared at him for a minute then said, "Does this mean I have a green card?" and he laughed and said, "Yes, congratulations to you both."

He printed off the letters and we chatted a bit more about making sure I notified them of an address change while waiting for the green card, and he said my married name would be on it. I asked about travel and he said my passport being in my maiden name shouldn't be a problem but if I wanted to be extra cautious I could carry my marriage cert to show the officers at the border. Then he gave me the letters. As he did so, he noticed the huge pile of photo albums and scrapbooks I had lugged into the room and he jokingly said to my husband, "I'm guessing your wife spent a lot of time making these, I'd better look at them or she'll go away saying what a mean man I am for not taking the time." So he flipped through the photos, complimented me on the scrapbooks (though he really wasn't paying attention; typical man. Sigh) and then he asked us to follow him outside to photocopy our IDs. He reminded me to cut up my EAD once I got my green card, showed us the exit and wished us all the best of luck in our lives together.

Very nice experience, all in all. I guess if you just go in there with lots of evidence to show you're legit, and you're confident, they can tell that you're being honest with them.
Harassment Level : 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.

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