Veronik's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Vero
VJ Member: Veronik
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-06-28
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Vero:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2009-11-23
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-19
NVC Received : 2010-03-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-03-24
Consulate Received : 2010-03-25
Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-13
Packet 4 Received : 2010-06-25
Interview Date : 2010-08-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-16
US Entry : 2010-08-19
Marriage : 2010-09-09
Comments : POE at YUL international airport
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 114 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 257 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2010-08-19
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE done at Montreal airport. Very smooth and stress free. Rather quick as well.
Very polite staff.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Norfolk VA
Date Filed : 2010-10-06
NOA Date : 2010-10-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-24
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-03-10
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-03-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-03-18
Comments : For a review of our interview, you can look up the office (Norfolk) or text me for further information!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-10-06
NOA Date : 2010-10-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-24
Approved Date : 2010-12-17
Date Card Received : 2010-12-23
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 72 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-10-06
NOA Date : 2010-10-18
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-12-22
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-01-03
NOA Date : 2013-01-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-02-08
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-06-27
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic:
Event Description
Review Date : August 9, 2010
Embassy Review : Very easy interview process. Being prepared is the key.
Rating : Very Good


Local US CIS Office Review: Norfolk VA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : March 10, 2011
Embassy Review : We arrived at the office 45 minutes ahead of time, our appointment was at 9:00am. We were called at around 9:10am for our interview. The whole interview took maybe less than 15 minutes. She asked the usual "where did we meet", "when did you get married", etc. She asked to see the evidence we had brought with us. I gave her our tax transcript (filing married jointly), Chris' 401K letter saying I'm the beneficiary, car insurance documents, joint account statements, and a picture book with maybe 25 pictures from the time we started dating to now. After everything, she explained the procedure to remove conditions, and then she said that she had seen everything she needed and would let us know if she needed anything else to approve our case. I was not happy about that, I was hoping for an "you are approved"! But then when we got home, maybe 3 hours after our interview, I had receive an e-mail from USCIS saying that the production of our card was ordered! Overall it was very smooth, but I would have rated our experience a 5 if it hadn't been for the last part... But I'm very happy that it's approved and done with for now!
Harassment Level : 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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