Matt&Kaci's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Matt
Beneficiary's Name: Kaci
VJ Member: Matt&Kaci
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2011-01-31
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Immigration Checklist for Matt & Kaci:

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 : 2010-01-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-01-15
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-04-20
NVC Received : 2010-04-22
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-04-23
Consulate Received : 2010-04-24
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-05-03
Packet 4 Received : 2010-05-04
Interview Date : 2010-06-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-06-23
US Entry : 2010-06-30
Marriage : 2010-09-25
Comments : Did not wait for Packet 3 to arrive. Emailed DS-230, NOA2, and Cover Letter after I recieved an e-mail from the embassy stating they mailed out Packet 3.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 144 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-06-30
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Great experience, only took about half an hour.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Date Filed : 2010-11-03
NOA Date : 2010-11-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-06
AOS Transfer** : 2010-12-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-01-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-01-29
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-11-03
NOA Date : 2010-11-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-01-18
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Hartford CT
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-11-03
NOA Date : 2010-11-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-01-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 76 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Jamaica
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 11, 2010
Embassy Review : Our interview appointment was at 9:30 however we arrived early because we were worried about traffic. We arrived around 9 o'clock, a woman went through our paperwork making sure we had two froms of the DS-156, 156K, and 157, passport, visa fee of 350.00 USD, and passport. Once she put those in order she had us go through security. Once through security we went through court yard to red and white sign where we recieved our number A-152. At around 9:30 our number was called and we went up to window 7 where we handed in the DS-156, 156K, and 157, passport, visa fee of 350.00 USD, passport, 134-affidavit of support, Birth Certificate, Non-Impediment, medical packet, 2008 W2 with return, 2009 W2 with return, and police certificate. The woman then had us go to window 17 for my fiance to get her fingerprints taken. Once this was done it was around 10 o'clock, we then waited about 2 hours for our number to be called again for the actual interview. During this time we noticed a lot of blue slips ,ostly because paperwork was not properly done (no signatures where needed), not having original documents, not enough financial support, the petitioner was not present, no evidence of relationship (pictures), and one persons medical was not properly filled out at the hospital.

When we were finally called up we were sworn in and I was then asked to sit down. My fiance was then asked:

1)when did we meet
2)when was the second time I visited/ how many days
3)where did i work
4)what was my position
5)has she met my family
6)have I met her family
7)what other dates date i come to visit her

At this point my fiance told the woman that including this visit I have come to visit 6 times. The IO then asked for my passport, she reviewed it and was pleased. She then asked to see some photos. After that the woman asked my fiance if she has every been arrested, has she every left Jamaica, no to both. IO then asked for her visa and said your fiance visa is approved.

Just make surew you have your paperwork correct and organized and everything will go smoothly.

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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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