bahisgirl's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jackie
Beneficiary's Name: Bahi
VJ Member: bahisgirl
Country: Morocco

Last Updated: 2015-05-24
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Immigration Checklist for Jackie & Bahi:

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 : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2010-01-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-01-22
I-129F RFE(s) : none :)
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-05-17
NVC Received : 2010-05-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-06-01
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-06-18
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-07-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-07-20
US Entry : 2010-10-16
Marriage : 2010-10-29
Comments : Approved for visa after 7 days of AP.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 115 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 171 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-10-16
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2010-11-20
NOA Date : 2010-11-30
RFE(s) : 2010-12-20
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-04-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-04-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-04-20
Comments : Got an RFE because I mistakenly checked the box stating his son was filing concurrently, which he is not. Sent corrected I-485 on 12/28.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-11-20
NOA Date : 2010-11-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-29
Approved Date : 2011-01-14
Date Card Received : 2011-02-24
Comments : UGH...status on USCIS website says mail we sent you regarding your case was returned as undeliverable...We have not moved, called USCIS to advise address did not change and we wait some more....Update- took one month from approval to receipt of EAD...all because they typed my house number wrong when they entered the EAD petition into the system....argh!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 55 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-20
NOA Date : 2013-02-25
RFE(s) : 2013-07-12
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-25
Interview Date : 2013-10-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-10-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2013-11-04
Comments : 7/12/13-Stupid RFE....asking for the same information we

10/9 Interview was a breeze...the interviewer said he had no idea why we were even sent for an interview...just backlog at VSC likely.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2014-10-07
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-11-28
Interview Date : 2015-05-13
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-06-01
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Morocco
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 20, 2010
Embassy Review : My fiance had his visa interview on July 12th. Overall he said the interview was not too bad, though they asked the same questions over and over again, and all about me of course. He was prepared, so it was ok. They do a lot to try to try to confuse them, but it is important to remain respectful and attentive. He said they watched his body language more than listened to his actual answers. The frustrating part was they never gave any answer after the interview...just a white slip of paper and "we will call you"...very stressful. I was hopeful it was good because they kept his passport. We were unable to get any status updates or information until they called July 20th for him to pickup the visa. My only complaint is that they did not ever tell him he was just in AP. It was a frustrating week of not knowing. Otherwise, not too painful.
Rating : Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Pittsburgh PA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : April 12, 2011
Embassy Review : My husband and I had our interview this morning at the Pittsburgh office for his AOS. We arrived at 9am for our 9:30 interview, and were seen promptly at 9:30. They had a decent crowd in the waiting room, but they were right on time. It was a great experience. After we were both sworn in, we showed our passports and proceeded with some of the questions. Very relaxed and the interviewer did make us feel very comfortable. We did not have to show even one piece of paperwork or the photos we brought. Just answered some questions and talked about how we met. Very simple...and a very good experience. After 25 minutes the interview said welcome to America and handed us a booklet on tips for new immigrants. He should have his greencard in a couple weeks.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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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