J & J's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: J & J
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-06-06
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Immigration Checklist for J & J:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2009-12-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-17
NVC Received : 2010-03-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-03-24
Consulate Received : 2010-03-26
Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-04-15
Packet 4 Received : 2010-06-28
Interview Date : 2010-08-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-12
US Entry : 2010-09-09
Marriage : 2010-11-14
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 78 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 223 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2010-09-09
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Had no problems at all. The officer knew what a K-1 visa was. All I really had to do was verify that my name and new address was correct. Once he was done everything he stapled my I-94 into my passport. Just remember to bring your sealed envelope and of course your passport with visa in it and everything will be fine :)


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Houston TX
Date Filed : 2010-12-06
NOA Date : 2010-12-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-05
AOS Transfer** : 2011-01-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-02-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-02-19
Comments : Case got transferred to CSC, no Approval notice just a email notice stating my Green Card is in production.(no interview)


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-06
NOA Date : 2010-12-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-05
Approved Date : 2011-02-11
Date Card Received : 2011-02-19
Comments : Recieved Green Card and EAD on the same day.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 67 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-06
NOA Date : 2010-12-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-02-22
Comments : Recieved AP after Green Card and EAD! Got the paper notice that my AOS has been approved the same day AP arrived in the mail, but already had Green Card in hand.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 67 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-12-04
NOA Date : 2012-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-05-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-06-05
Comments : This was the easiest step so far :) Good for 10 years!!


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 12, 2010
Embassy Review : Hello All,

Our interview was on Aug. 9th 2010. We arrived around 6:30Am, we where 3rd in line. The doors opened around 7:30AM. Once they let us in, it was like an airport security check; all items in the tray, and step threw the metal detector. They checked us for passport and P4 and assigned us all a designation letter, and we were allowed to pass on to the next room downstairs and seated next to the elevator. We only waited a few minutes before the elevator opened and another security guard checked our designation letters and allowed a certain number of us to proceed upstairs. Once upstairs we were asked to sit on the right side of the room and wait for our names to be called. Once we were called over the speaker, we were asked to come to a certain window.

What they asked us for:
-passport with copy of bio page
-long form birth certificate plus copy
-police clearance
-sealed medical envelope
-I-134 and supporting documents(I had everything paper clipped together and labeled starting with: Letter of intent, Letter from employer, Bank Letter, I-134 form, Last years tax transcripts, Last years taxes with W2, Insurance through work for this year plus all his pay stubs from this year and the last 5 months from 2009. I gave them copies for everything, except the letters and the I-134. I told them I had the originals for everything, but they did not want to see them).
-2 Passport photos
-Xpresspost envelope

We where told to go pay our $350.00 fee and wait to be called back to the window to give them our receipt and get my finger prints done. After that we waited to be called to the window again for the 3rd time to verify our I-160 online form, to make sure all information was correct. The forth time they called us was for the interview in room 8. The consular officer was very friendly and made you feel very comfortable and at ease.

This is what they asked us:
-Where we were currently living?
-When we met?
-How we met?
-What we do for work?
-Last time I was in the U.S and how often we saw each other?
-Any problems crossing the border?
-When the wedding date is?
Amazingly enough that was all he really asked us before congratulating us and informing us that we were approved!!

As a reminder it is important that you have all of your information ready and in order, and you do not bring a backpack, just a simple shopping bag or cloth tote with no zippers or fasteners to carry your documents (zipper binders are allowed) everything will be fine!

(updated on August 12, 2010)
Rating : Very Good


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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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