besaangel's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jito
Beneficiary's Name: Kelly
VJ Member: besaangel
Country: Jamaica

Last Updated: 2013-11-09
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Immigration Checklist for Jito & Kelly:

Dept of State F-1 Visa:    

F-1 Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2007-04-04
Packet 3 Received : 2007-08-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2007-08-24
Packet 4 Received : 2007-09-17
Interview Date : 2007-11-07
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2007-11-28
US Entry : 2007-12-17

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2007-12-17 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : The officer was extremely nice and courteous. He asked about my F-1 visa and why I got my own after being on my mom's as an F-2. He also hinted to me that I am allowed admittance of less than one month prior to my school's start date (I entered at exactly one month and he said that that was not necessarily allowed but he let me in) thank God! He was completely honest and understanding.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2010-04-14
NOA Date : 2010-04-22
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-02
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-07-07 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-07-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-07-19
Comments : Yay!!! We tied the knot on January 6th 2010, after four years together and a degree later... Im glad he was able to wait for me and I for him.

Adjustment of Status from F-1 visa (2 months 3 weeks or 82 days)
01/06/10 - Got Married
03/31/10 - Completed Medical
04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package
04/16/10 - Package Delivered (2:44pm)
04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received (Checks cashed & NOA's Receipt on April 22nd)(4:36pm)
04/29/10 - Touched (Forms I-485, I-130)
05/07/10 - Touched (Forms I-130)
05/16/10 - Biometrics letter (Postmarked May 12 for June 2nd @ 8am)
05/19/10 - Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE (10:53 am) & Touched (Form I-485)
06/07/10 - Interview letter (Postmarked June 2)
06/23/10 - Touched (Forms I-485 & I-130)
07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED
07/12/10 - (Approval notice)Touched (Form I-485)
07/13/10 - Welcome letters & (Production notice) Touched (Form I-485)
07/15/10 - Touched (Form I-485)
07/16/10 - Touched (Form I-485)
07/19/10 - Greencard received

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-04-14
NOA Date : 2010-04-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-06-02
Approved Date : 2010-06-29
Date Card Received : 2010-07-12
Comments : Biometrics was completed on May 19th via walk-in in Dover, DE (appt location).

01/06/10 - Got Married
04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package
04/16/10 - Package Delivered (2:44pm)
04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received (Checks cashed & NOA's Receipt on April 22nd)(4:36pm)
04/29/10 - Touched (Form I-765)
05/07/10 - Touched (Form I-765)
05/16/10 - Biometrics letter (Postmarked May 12 for June 2nd @ 8am)
05/19/10 - Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE & Touched (10:53 am)(Form I-765)
06/29/10 - (Approval notice) Touched (Form I-765)
07/02/10 - (Production notice) Touched (Form I-765)
07/05/10 - (Production notice) Touched (Form I-765)
07/08/10 - (Production notice) Touched (Form I-765)
07/09/10 - (Production notice) Touched (Form I-765)
07/12/10 - EAD received
07/26/10 - SSC in the mail (Got SSN on 07/22)
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-04-19
NOA Date : 2012-04-23
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-06-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-01-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-02-05
Comments : Might file April 9th instead :)
Ended up filing April 19th :(
04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package (Application date 04/08/12)
04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received (Checks cashed & NOA's Receipt 4/23)(9:26am)
05/17/12 - Biometrics letter (June 14th @ 2:40pm)
05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE (1:14 pm)
01/28/13 - ROC card production ordered

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2013-06-07
NOA Date : 2013-06-17
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-27
Interview Date : 2013-08-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2013-11-07
Comments : 04/15/13 Eligibility date. 06/17/13 NOA sent. 06/19/13 Biometrics letter sent (appt 7/3. 06/20/13 Hardcopy NOAs Received (Checks cashed 6/13. 06/27/12 Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE (1:14 pm. 07/01/13 In-line notification. 07/05/13 Interview notification. 08/14/13 Interview 10/23/13 Oath notification 11/07/13 Oath ceremony

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Miami
Event Description
Entry Date : 12/17/2007
Embassy Review :
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Philadelphia PA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : July 7, 2010
Embassy Review : So our appt time was to be at 11:05 am but dealing with my rush, rush hubby, we got to Philly at 9:45 and had to kill some time til at least 10:15. We entered and went through the security scan (joked a lil with one of the guards- she was a sweety) and made our way up to the waiting room on the 3rd floor. Of course there were no clocks so we didnít have a clue how long we were waiting but the room was ĺ filled with AOS, ROC and Naturalization people. I walked to the front desk and handed the lady behind the glass window my interview letter and was told to have a seat and wait to be called.

At least 3-4 couples were, in my opinion, given the Stokes interview as the IO sent one spouse back to the waiting room while they interrogated the other spouse. Funny thing is, the ones who were given such treatments, had attorneys present while the others who didnt, including us, were never separated. We were the last to be called in before lunch (so to speak) at about 1. We were interviewed by an Asian lady, Ms. Cho. She was very polite yet got straight to the point since they were obviously runnin behind schedule.

She asked us if there were anything we wanted to add to the file and even though I had an enormous amount of stuff, I just let her look through our photo albums, joint bank accounts, lease, benefits enrollment form and pics (of which, only the photo albums were new evidence cuz she didnít ask for any of our insurance cards since we already submitted info regarding the enrollment). She then went straight into questioning us.

Hubbyís questions

She spent a good 5 mins doing so and started to inquire about who went to the wedding (12). (Hubby named every single person but ticked me off by telling her how his mom didnít approve even though she didnít ask him all that lol)
When did we get married?
Where was it held?
What we did afterwards?
When did we start going out?
Where did we go on dates?
How long was it before we decided to get married?
Asked hubby visa am I on?
Where I lived in Detroit? (too many places so she by-passed it
What school I attend, and what school I got my degree from?
What is my major here and in my degree?
When was I last enrolled?

My questions

When and how did we meet?- Then if we still went to that church.
What did/do we have in common?
How often did we see each other during school?
What activities did we do when I visited?
Where hubby works?
How many times I visited the US? Too many to count
When did I enter on my student visa?
Has he ever taken time off to come to Detroit?
When did he visit and what did we do?
Oddly, will I go back to school in august?
What was our first movie? (too long ago) so she asked what was our last movie together? Made small talk as to her wanting to know about it.
Then asked about the I-130 questions

And if weíre married?
What do we know about each otherís parents? Age, Job, Name, Address
Then, asked us to verify our own and each othersí Age, Job, Name, Address.
What do I want to do as a career?

After that, she asked, again, if I wanted in include anything. I gave her the most recent 3 pay stubs and employment letters from both jobs and to make a copy of my I-20. She then said thanks for coming in and that weíll get the letter in about 30 days as they have cut down on giving out stamps (even though she said sorry and weĎll have to wait to take hubby to JA). She asked us to stay in the wait room until she made copies and when she came out, I told her about my EAD touches and said if I get it I coud use it but I might get my GC before that.

God is good.
Harassment Level : Good

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