T&R's US Immigration Timeline

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Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2016-10-30
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Immigration Checklist for & :

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 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I-129F Sent : 2010-11-12
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-11-17
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-04-19
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-04-25
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-05-23
NVC Received : 2011-05-27
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-06-01
Consulate Received : 2011-06-07
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-06-21
Interview Date : 2011-08-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-08-10
US Entry : 2011-08-12
Marriage : 2011-08-21
Comments : RFE: Missed one question on I-29F
Medical appointment: May 27th, 2011
Received Medical Package: Jun 17th, 2011
POE: Dallas, Texas

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 187 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 261 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2011-09-26
NOA Date : 2011-10-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-15
AOS Transfer** : 2011-12-27
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : Case transferred to California Service Center and APPROVED without interview or RFE!!!
Thank YOU, Lord!!!!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-26
NOA Date : 2011-10-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-15
Approved Date : 2012-01-06
Date Card Received : 2012-01-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 102 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 7, 2011
Embassy Review : Super easy interview!

I arrived at the consulate at 6h30 am, I was scheduled to 7h15. Around 7h00 am, a employee started to check the names of the people who were standing on the line and, and this person checked our details appointment and our visa photos. I was so ugly on mine, I did a poney tale so it was possible to see my ears! The girls said my visa photos were perfect, so beauty doesnt really matter!! Be sure to show your ears, or you will have to take another picture, as it happened to many people on the line that had their photos rejected. Ah, do not wear earring when you take the picture, it is not allowed!
After checking that, I entered at the consulate, and was directed to the second floor. There, the same girl who checked my photos, gave me a form where I was supposed to fill out with the information about my staying in Rio. I dont live in Rio de Janeiro, so they needed the information of the hotel I stayed abd things like that. With that form, she also gave me a paper where there was the order of how the documents were supposed to be organized. Some minutes later, she asked who had already filled and organized, and started to call everyone to check all the documents. I was the second one she called, it was 7h30 am. I signed all the forms in fron of her, excepet the form DS-156K, this one I was supposed to sign in ront of the consul. My forms were OK, so I was ased to go to another room, where this other person checked all my documents I had there, AND the package my fiancé sent to USCIS when he started the process. They had EVERYTHING, it was a very thick file and there was a big stam: APPROVED. He checked everything and asked me how many times I had been in the US. After some minutes and a lot of checking, he said everything is in order, please go down stairs and pay the mailing fee. I was surprised, because I know we only pay the mailing fee after ghaving the interview and getting approved, but I was happy and confident about my approval. Around 9h50, a girl was called and got interview and approved. I was next, and the CO asked me to promise ecverything I was going to say was true, and he started to take my finger prints. After that, he checked the file file the big stamp from USCIS approved, and asked me: How did you guys meet? I answered and he said: Your visa is approved. Expect to receive you visa in 10 days. Yuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, thank you Lord!! I left the consulate at 10 am, very HAPPY!!!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Dallas
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-08-12
Embassy Review : Easy and quick POE! I arrived at the immigration part at the airport, and since the line was huge, I called a person who was checking the people`s passports that were standing on the line, and told him I had the K1 visa. He said I could go straight talk to someone, so I would have to wait the long line. So he put me as next on the line, and I went to the immigrant officer. I told him about the K1 visa, and he took my fingerprints. And said, follow me, I will take me a another room, he had my passport at this point, and I still had the envelope. He took me to an empty room, and I could see other officers working through the glass. 5 minutes later the other officer called me and asked for my package (the one I received from the consulate). I gave him, and he said please wait one more minute. I could see that he opened my envelope and were checking all the papers that had in there. 5 minutes later he called me, gave my passport back, and said: Do you know what to do, right? And even before I had the chance to answer he said: You have 90 days to get married. Do you have a wedding date yet? I said: August 21st, 2011. He said, ohh...that's my parents anniversary!! It be on sunday, right? I said, yes! Ok, good luck, have a good day. I said you too, thank you. DONE!! It took ~15 minutes! Quick!!
Harassment Level : Low

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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