Krys & Nova's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Nova
Beneficiary's Name: Krystal
VJ Member: Krys & Nova
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-03-27
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Immigration Checklist for Nova & Krystal:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2009-12-12
Comments :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2009-12-11 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2010-04-24
NOA Date : 2010-04-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-17
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-07-27 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2010-08-07
Comments : 04/24/2010 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 to Chicago Lockbox
04/26/2010 - Package received in Chicago @ 10.16 AM by K Walker (Day 01)
04/30/2010 - Both cheques cashed / Entered in USCIS system (Day 05)
05/04/2010 - Received all 4 NOA's dated April 30, 2010 (Day 09)
05/24/2010 - Biometric letter received (FINALLY!!!)(Day 29)
06/02/2010 - Biometrics walk in DONE!!! (Day 38)
06/17/2010 - "Original" Biometrics appointment (Day 53)
06/21/2010 - Interview letter (dated June 17, 2010) (Day 57)
07/07/2010 - Approval AP (I-131) (Day 73)
07/09/2010 - 1st EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 75)
07/14/2010 - 2nd EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 80)
07/15/2010 - Received AP (where's my EAD??) (Day 81)
07/26/2010 - Received EAD (Day 92)
07/27/2010 - GC Interview @ 2.30pm APPROVED!!! (Day 93) (3 mths and 3 days)
07/27/2010 - Passport stamp received (I-551)
07/31/2010 - welcome letter and I-130 aproval (Day 97)
08/05/2010 - Received SSN card
08/07/2010 - RECEIVED GREEN CARD! (Day 104)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-24
NOA Date : 2010-04-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-17
Approved Date : 2010-07-09
Date Card Received : 2010-07-26
Comments : 04/24/2010 - Filed I-765
07/09/2010 - 1st Card Production order
07/14/2010 - 2nd Card production email sent.
07/15/2010 - Touch
07/26/2010 - Received card in mail. The day before my interview (REALLY)!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-24
NOA Date : 2010-04-30
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-07-15
Comments : 04/24/2010 - Filed I-131
07/07/2010 - Approved
07/15/2010 - Received in mail
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 74 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-07-02
NOA Date : 2012-07-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2009-12-12
Embassy Review : Np problem at all! I was originally coming to NY for a 3 wk vacation so see my boyfriend a spend Xmas and New Years with him. I how the officer my docs and return ticket and he sent me on my way. The other officer joked about how heavy my suitcase was. I'm a woman, what can I say I have alot of shoes (which I did). I packed 3 pairs of shoes and enough clothes for 3 weeks. Really pleasant experience.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: New York City NY
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 27, 2010
Embassy Review : We are APPROVED!!!

Here is how it all went down!

We arrived @ the Federal Building @ 2pm. We went through security and hubby had to take off his shoes (funny I sailed through with no problems). The security guard was this REALLY cool older Jamaican man, he started flirting with me while they were giving hubby the once over. Once that was finished, hubby and him started joking (I was REALLY at ease). We checked in on the eighth floor, the lady behind the desk was not having a good day.

The room was very unwelcoming and had a few couples were already waiting, it seemed as though everyone had a lawyers! We were seated and waiting by 2.20pm. About 10mins passed and a lady emerged from an interview crying hysterically so you know I was IMMEDIATELY on edge.

We were called in @ 3.05 by an older Indian fellow (I have no idea what his name is).

He swore us in and got right down to business.

He asked for my for: BC, passport
He asked hubby for: BC, passport, driver's license (weird, because I though he asked for SO much citizen proof).
3 pics
Marriage certificate
Comingling of finances

Down to the questions:

Me (Krys)

How did you meet?
When did you first meet in person?
When we started dating?
What is hubby's take home salary?
What are our mthly expenses?
How did you know he was the one?

Hubby's questions:
Are you guys going to have a traditional ceremony? When?
Is she currently working?
Has she ever worked?

Back to me: all the yes/no question on the I-485
That's it! He told us to go back to the waiting room he would be with us in a minute.

10mins passed, he called my name and says: I've approved your application as of today, your GC will be mailed to you in 1 month, but in the mean time I've stamped your passport, you can travel as you please it is like your GC (I already knew this).

I had the weirdest reaction: I started laughing hysterically.

All-and-all, a great experience, we were done in 5mins.
No more USCIS for 21 mths

Oh yeah, he told my husband about removing conditions in 2yrs.. I tuned him out because thanks to VJ, I already know this.

(updated on July 27, 2010)

(updated on July 28, 2010)
Harassment Level : Very Good

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