Alaba's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Angie
Beneficiary's Name: Joe
VJ Member: Alaba
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2011-07-20
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Immigration Checklist for Angie & Joe:

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 : 2009-11-25
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-31
NVC Received : 2010-04-02
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-04-05
Consulate Received : 2010-04-07
Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-27
Packet 4 Received : 2010-06-28
Interview Date : 2010-08-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-26
US Entry : 2010-10-19
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 121 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 254 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Juan PR
Date Filed : 2011-03-17
NOA Date : 2011-04-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-10
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-07-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-07-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2011-07-13
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-03-17
NOA Date : 2011-04-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-10
Approved Date : 2011-05-12
Date Card Received : 2011-05-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 56 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-03-17
NOA Date : 2011-04-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-05-21
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 56 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 15, 2010
Embassy Review : Arrived at 6:15 am...extra early, wanted to be first... people started showing up at around 6:45-7:00am.
Doors opened at 7:30am.
Went through security with my fiance and was giving letter A.
Sent down the stairs to wait for security guard who would be bringing us up to the floor where we need to be.
Waited about 10 min then was called to booth 11 and was asked for paper work... photos, passport, letter of intent, affidavit of support and supporting documents, police record, medical exam (no x-ray) and xpress envelope with my mailing address.
Was sent to pay $350... CASH! Boo ya!
Was called within 10 min back to booth 11 and was fingerprinted.
Then was told to go back to wait in the waiting room as I would be called in to booth 7 or 8 for my interview.
Waited around just over 2 hours for my interview.
11:15 called to interview booth number 7.
Waiting there was a really nice lady with short white hair and glasses.
Here comes the awesome part...

1. Walked in and was ask to raise my right hand and take an oath to tell the truth.
2. She asked me when we met and if i still worked for the same place and said yes.
3. She skimmed through my paperwork in front of my eyes and said, everything seems to be in order. Are you ready to marry in 90 days of entering the USA and I said yes.
4. She's like ok, you can go we will mail it out to you.

LOL! That was it, no lie, 3 questions.

The crazy part in everything is for the affidavit of support, I didn't take tax returns or nothing. Just letter from my fiances bank and work and bank statements and was approved. That was my only fear and nothing happened.

They didn't ask for my Confirmation page of they form we fill out on the internet, nothing. Crazy!!!!

I guess no matter how many times people tell you to relax cause the interview is easy, you just can't because it's just the way it is.

Everyone in the consulate was super nice, so don't worry, everything will work out :yes:

Rating : 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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