HU@VJ's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: E
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: HU@VJ
Country: Armenia

Last Updated: 2013-12-03
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Immigration Checklist for E & R:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Armenia
I-129F Sent : 2009-12-16
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-26
NVC Received : 2010-03-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-03-08
Consulate Received : 2010-03-12
Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-30
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-03-26
Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-19
Interview Date : 2010-05-25
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-05-31
US Entry : 2010-06-04
Marriage : 2010-06-21
Comments : I found out by my packet3 via email communication only on 03/15. Sent the DS230part1 and Ds2001 by email on 03/26. acknowledgment e-mail sent by consulate on 03/26. Hard copy P3 arrives 03/30. email to consulate for P4 on 04/19. soft copy of P4 sent. Interview on 05/25.
Super cool interview. loved the American woman speaking such good Hindi.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 60 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 148 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Honolulu
POE Date : 2010-06-04
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very kind and professional.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Honolulu HI
Date Filed : 2010-07-29
NOA Date : 2010-08-09
RFE(s) : None
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-03
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-11-22
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-11-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments : Check out AOS interview review here:

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-29
NOA Date : 2010-08-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-09-03
Approved Date : 2010-09-27
Date Card Received : 2010-10-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 60 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-29
NOA Date : 2010-08-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-10-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 60 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-08-28
NOA Date : 2012-08-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-04
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-03-18
Comments : All processing went smooth. Much thanks to Visa Journey, people here, and God!!!

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Honolulu HI
Date Filed : 2013-08-24
NOA Date : 2013-08-30
Bio. Appt. : 2013-09-26
Interview Date : 2013-11-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : Good experience. Bio-metrics, head shot at the reception. All came clean and god to go for the interview. Reading, writing, and questions. Plus questions from my applications. Love the Honolulu USCIS. Kind and Aloha.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: New Delhi, India
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 28, 2010
Embassy Review : Hi everyone, and today is May 28th 2010:

I am Ruchika(K1 Beneficiary) located at Delhi.

Interview on : May 25th 2010. Status: Approved in 10 min. All flight plans made.

VFS: not received on May 28th, so i have written to consulate asking for update.

Review: Part 1 : More | Part 2: My Exp

For "More" go to

1. Reached at the Delhi Embassy gate at i got in bcz my reporting time was 9a. yes ppl, the time written on our letters is the reporting time and not the interview time! and you are allowed to enter only half hour before, i mean at the first line of the embessay

2. Gate 1 | you go inside and have your documents scanned (on left).

3. Gate 2 | you open the door, look immediate right, there is a vending machine, and a woman sitting behind it, stand in the line, and tell her its immigrant visa, keep your appointment letter ready, she will print out a token "J ##" and stick it to your letter.

4. then you look 11 O'clock and see a passage. walk across and see a bilding, ask the sentry and he will tell you to go at the end of the building , that's gate 3. Enter, and ask the sentry where to go for 'pukka visa/immigrant visa". look in front of you, see a long hall, walk.

5. first hall | you will see a big hall, see left, see a line going in for "fingerprinting", if you are lucky someone will yell who is in for immigrant visa" and you go first in the line. else you can ask the person at standing near the window. he would be helper sorts, wearing an ID.

6. then he will tell you where to go. look 10 O'clock and you will see a small narrowish corridor of sorts and token numbers with "J##" blinking in red. that where you go and sit on the chair and wait for your number to appear.

7. verification window | the person would ask you similar questions, about :
who is sponsoring you | what is the name of your sponsor | what does he do | when did you meet | what do you do | ask for any missing documents | and asks you to go deposit the fee and bring him back the receipts (both copies) and keeps your passport.

8. then you go back and sit down, pull out a book to read, and wait for your number to appear again in red to go for the main interview. generally at window 22 or 23. it may be anything between 1-3 hours.

9. window 22 | the American female CO speaks Hindi and would like it if you answer her in Hindi too. She is very nice, and very cool. Be smiling. She asked me:
1. why did you get divorced. what was my ex's name. the time line of my previous marriage, time i left him, filed for divorce, and got legally divorced.

2. then she asked about my current relationship time line, told her where we met, when we met, and how things have been since.

3. then she asked me show her some pictures. and then she asked why we were not getting married in India, and then she said that my visa was approved and it would reach me in 7 days. she gave me this little booklet as a take home souvenir.

And this is it, my happy days's story

let me know if you have any questions.
Rating : Very Good

Local US CIS Office Review: Honolulu HI
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 23, 2010
Embassy Review : AOS Interview | Honolulu

ZERO Harassment!!!

It was amazing, just amazing.

Was out of the office in 30min, and by the time I got back home, in another 30 min- the status was updated on USCIS website, card production in order.
One of the many greatest days of my life!!!

The process: easy.

We fret and sweat about all the details, compiling papers, and pictures, and all they care about is how much the two people in front of them love and know about each other.

I took with me a pile of papers, proof of relationship, but the officer asked for nothing, just a general name, DOB, address verification form the I-485 application, and asking both of us, how we met, and how did our relationship progress, why we decided to marry each other, how and where did we do it, and how many family members we both have met with on either side.

They can read the love between two people, and the officer was so funny, told me that I looked like the paralegal assistant in “The Good Wife”
Thank you God, and everyone here on VJ.

Applicants in Honolulu are welcome to connect with me via email if they have questions.


(updated on November 22, 2010)
Harassment Level : Very Good

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