Beth and John's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Beth
Beneficiary's Name: John
VJ Member: Beth and John
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-04-26
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Immigration Checklist for Beth & John:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2009-10-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-10-28
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-01-21
NVC Received : 2010-01-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-01-29
Consulate Received : 2010-02-02
Packet 3 Received : 2010-02-11
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-02-11
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-04-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-04-26
US Entry : 2010-05-11
Marriage : 2010-05-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 85 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 166 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2010-05-11
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2010-06-08
NOA Date : 2010-06-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-30
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-08-24
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-08-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-08
NOA Date : 2010-06-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-30
Approved Date : 2010-08-06
Date Card Received : 2010-08-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-08
NOA Date : 2010-06-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-08-13
Comments : Once your AOS is approved, your AP is no longer valid.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-08-07
NOA Date : 2012-08-10
RFE(s) : 2013-04-01
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-04-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 10, 2010
Embassy Review : My experience was exactly as described in previous reviews. Allowed in 15 minutes before the appointment. Security station inside hte door. Escorted elevator ride to the visa section. 2nd security station. A short wait to be called to a window to submit the documentation. Sit back down unti the rest of the appointees had submitted their documents, then called to a 2nd window for the interview.

The interviewer was friendly and disarming. He never even asked for primary evidence of our meeting within the last 2 years. The only hiccup was that I needed to get certified copies of beth's divorce (originals were not acceptable)

I returned once I had them (no appointment required), went straight through to the 1st window, and was approved on the spot. Visa in my hands 2 days later. This step was by far the easiest and least stressful.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-05-11
Embassy Review : I crossed the border at the Blaine, Washington crossing.

I was usered inside and waited in a small line for an Officer to process me. The Officer was strictly business (very curt), but not unfriendly. He had another Officer process the paperwork for importing my car since he was unfamiliar with the procedures. Everything was going along smoothly until the other Officer noted that Acura had sent the wrong compliance letter for my car, stating it met Canadian standards, Not American. Since my car was made in Japan it had no emmissions labels in the engine compartment so he was inclined to deny me entry with the car. the Officer dealing with my I-94 waived that requirement on the provision that I call Acura when i arrived at my destination and have them send me the correct letter and go to the Port Huron crossing and register the car there. Whew!

That momentary panic meant the rest of the time was a complete blur, and I was standing with a completed I-94 in my hands before I knew what happened. lol

My fault for not noticing the documentation error from Acura. The blaine crossing was professional and other-wise pleasant.
Harassment Level : Low

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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
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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