Gordito and Me's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Kenia Taveras
Beneficiary's Name: Esteban Taveras
VJ Member: Gordito and Me
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2011-12-21
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Immigration Checklist for Kenia Taveras & Esteban Taveras:

USCIS I-130/I-129F Petitions:  
Dept of State K3 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K3 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Dominican Republic
Marriage : 2009-03-11
I-130 Sent : 2009-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-06-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-129F Sent : 2009-07-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-07-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-08-25
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2009-11-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2009-12-03
US Entry : 2010-02-08
I-130 Approval : 2009-08-25
Comments : We waited until the baby was able to fly as well since he was born in Dominican Republic and did not get his Neutralization on January 20th and was born on Nov. 14th.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 162 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-02-08
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Although Leaving and re-entering the country was quite a mess for both my husband when we went in the summer of 2010 to Dominican Republic and as well for my step son when he came back in the end of August 2010.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : New York City NY
Date Filed : 2010-09-23
NOA Date : 2010-09-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-14
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-10-24
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-10-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2011-11-08
Comments : Finally recieved interview only asked 1 question to confirm date of marriage. The officer was amazing. Very talkative and made us very confortable. Even called me because he saw we were scheduled for a second interview by mistake and told me not to come in the voicemail. Approved for 10 year greencard for my husband and step-son.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-23
NOA Date : 2010-09-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-12-14
Approved Date : 2010-12-20
Date Card Received : 2010-12-30
Comments : Recieved the card within 2 weeks of Biometrics.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 88 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-23
NOA Date : 2010-09-30
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-11-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K3 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 26, 2011
Embassy Review : So we arrived at the Consulate bring and shinny, me with my huge belly. I was not allowed to sit by any of the poles or on the ground on the line outside so all the people there started protesting and the security gaurd passed us to the front of the line. Went inside had a seat and waited a few hours. No cell phones, or electronics or much of anything else allowed to leave it in the car and park in a secure lot.

I napped through most of the sitting uncomfortably since I was heavily pregnant. When we were finally called we went to a very inprivate booth next to other people and were asked questions. since im so short the interviewer was not able to see i was pregnant. He asked a lot fo questions about how we met, how my husband proposed. How many times we see each other since we were married which was practically weekly, didnt really ask to see wedding pictures. When he saw I was pregnant he calmed down significantly and called his supervisor over, asked us to wait, came back asked 2 or 3 more questions and then said congradulations your approved. We waited on another line to hand over the package with the passports to the currier. Two things the guy kept saying my name wrong and my husband kept correcting him. Don't know if it was on purpose. He really wasnt good at spanish so maybe he was asking so many questions cause he wasnt getting what he wanted.

He also asked if we brought my step-son which we didnt because it said it was unneccesary to bring him and asked questions about the relationship between the mother of my step-son and him and why they didnt work out. We did have the court signed sole custody order for my step son which he asked to see. All in all God blessed us with a fair interviewer.
Rating : Very Good

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