Sasha_Cool's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Sasha
Beneficiary's Name: Sprocket
VJ Member: Sasha_Cool
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2011-02-08
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Immigration Checklist for Sasha & Sprocket:

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 : Jamaica
I-129F Sent : 2009-11-28
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-01
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-04-30
NVC Received : 2010-05-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2010-05-12
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-07-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-04
US Entry : 2010-08-06
Marriage : 2010-10-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 150 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 220 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Houston
POE Date : 2010-08-06
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Fiance was screened by a person from the west indies and she helped him and step-son a lot.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2010-11-01
NOA Date : 2010-11-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-10
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-03-14
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-11-01
NOA Date : 2010-11-05
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-10
Approved Date : 2011-01-13
Date Card Received : 2011-01-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 73 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 9, 2010
Embassy Review : Today was our interview @ 8:30am. We stayed with my sister in Portmore, so we wouldn't have to travel far. My sister drove with us to show where the Embassy was located. We arrived there just a little after 8 am along with his son and joined the line (thank goodness we did not have to stand in that hot sun). Our number was A145. It took maybe an hour to get our number called. Presented the lady with our documents and we had only paid one visa fee and was allowed to pay the other visa fee at the embassy. NCB bank tief. The local rate for visa fee is $31,500 which equals to $90 to $1 US. NCB bank only gives you $83 to $1. Thank God I was able to pay the US at the embassy and not local rate. Forwarding forward. Most people got blue slipped for not having up to date police records or missing the sponsors citizenship status and filling out the wrong Sponsor form. After 12 pm our number was called and we were third or fourth to last to be called. They asked my fiance:

When we met?
Where did we meet?
How many times I have visited and for how long?
Where did I live?
Where did I work?
What kind of work did I do?
Did I have kids?
What was her name?
When did we get engaged?
Why you want to get married there and not here in Jamaica?

Possibly some other questions, but I can't remember now. I was listening to some of the answers so I had a clue to what he was asking him because I would drill him on those same questions. He asked me to come up and pretty much asked me the same questions and ask for the money gram receipts and the phone records. I had tons of pics and he didn't ask for any. After that he told me to go sit down and I saw him shuffling through some papers and was hoping that he didn't pull out a blue-slip. Few moments later he asked my fiance for his passport and told him to go to window 26 to pay for DHL and that his visa will be in the passport. I have never been more nervous in my life, but fiance claimed he was cool, lol. DHL says it will take 4-5 days, but we will see on that. Hopefully he will be here in two weeks time.
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