DanishBill's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bill
Beneficiary's Name: May
VJ Member: DanishBill
Country: China

Last Updated: 2015-05-13
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Immigration Checklist for Bill & May:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2010-08-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-02-07
NVC Received : 2011-02-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-02-16
Consulate Received : 2011-02-23
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-03-18
Packet 4 Received : 2011-04-25
Interview Date : 2011-05-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-19
US Entry : 2011-06-14
Marriage : 2011-08-26
Comments : The interview was the two day process. First day: drop off docs and get questioned - lasted about 15 minutes. Second day, show photos, IM's, Emails, Letters, Skype Logs, Engagement Announcement, asks many questions - and then....THE PINK!!!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 164 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 258 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-06-13
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : 20 minutes in and out

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2011-10-14
NOA Date : 2011-10-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-25
AOS Transfer** : 2011-12-27
Interview Date : 2012-02-13
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : 8 am interview in Tampa - apporved by 8:30 am. Just asked simple questions; how we met, date we got married, was she ever a member of the communist party, where did she learn to speak english, names of her parents, looked at wedding pics, then said we were approved.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-10-14
NOA Date : 2011-10-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-12-08
Date Card Received : 2011-12-15
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 55 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-11-05
NOA Date : 2013-11-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-12-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-04-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Just received a letter saying the application for the ten year green card was approved and no interview was necessary - further stated that should receive green card within the next 60 days.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2014-12-01
NOA Date : 2014-12-12
Bio. Appt. : 2015-01-08
Interview Date : 2015-03-09
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-05-13
Comments : Waited two hours for a ten minute interview. Never asked to look at any of the documents that I brought, only asked: Who was the first President of USA? And, Who is the Speaker of the House? Real easy.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 14, 2011
Embassy Review : My fiance's interview experience was great, because she got the PINK.
The first day when she dropped off the various documents, she got questioned a lot. With each document that she provided, she would be asked questions like: Where did you meet? How old is your fiance? Why are you submitting a co-sponsor? Who is your co-sponsor? Where are you from? What do you do for work now? Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
I had submitted a co-sponsor because in February of this year, about the same time that we got our NOA2, I found out that I had a tax lien from the IRS on me for back taxes. I addressed this problem by not only including a co-sponsor, but I also hired a tax consultant - http://www.ameritax.com/home I explained my situation and in record time, they were able to secure a structured settlement with the IRS and also have the lien pulled off of me. These documents were included in my support papers that were submitted on the first day of thte interview process. I had also included two years of tax returns for myself and one year of tax returns for my co sponsor. My fiance was told when she submitted these forms that I should have included 3 years of tax returns for each of us.
On the second day May went in for her interview, she was asked many of the same questions from the day before. Also, she was asked to provide the IM, SKYPE, and email logs. She was asked if I speak Chinese and she said that I am an expert with saying "Knee How", which made the VO officer laugh. She was also asked what things do we have in common and she answered that we both like to travel, watch movies, cook, read books. At this point, he asked her to wait there and he left for 5 minutes. When he came back he asked her to name a book that I had read or liked. She told him that she could not remember the names of any books. And he replied: Are you sure? Can't you name just one book?
And she said: Well he left me several books at my house, but I just can't remember any of their names. Then he responded: Well, it's ok. You are approved.
Joining this site, I feel was critical to our successful approval. The links and knowledge available here (for free?!@) is just terrific.
I had also hired: http://www.fianceevisaservices.com/ to help put our application together and they did a fantastic job.

May told me that she was asked many questions over her two day experience and 99% of the questions she was asked, were from the bank of questions we had been practicing on for the last two months. I have listed below our practice questions and I hope these help other people going through this process.


Consulate Interview Questions
American Fiance's Background
· Who is your Fiance?
· Write his full name in English?
· Where does your Fiance live?
· What is his date of birth?
· What city was your Fiance born in?
· What state was he born in?
· Do you have a photo of your Fiance?
· How tall is your Fiance?
· How much does he weigh?
· What is his religious background?
· What do you like best about your Fiance?
· What is his favorite dish/food?
· What kind of food does he like?
· What is his favorite football team?
· What are your Fiance’s hobbies?
· What does your Fiance like to do?
· What is his favorite song?
· What is his favorite movie?
· What kind of camera does he have?
· What is his favorite sport?
· Does he own a car?
· What kind of car does he own?

American Fiance's Family
· What is your Fiance’s mothers maiden name?
· Have you met your Fiance’s parents?
· How do you get on with them?
· What is your Fiance's Fathers job or profession?
· Does your Fiance have brothers or sisters? · How old are they?
· What are their names?
American Fiance's Living Arrangements
· Where is your Fiance’s home?
· What does it look like?
· What is nearby?
· How much room is there?
· Does he have a garden?
· How far is it from his work?
American Fiance's Marriage History
· Has your Fiance been married before?
· Does this matter to you?
· What was your Fiance’s ex-wifes name?
· When did he divorce his ex-wife?
· Why did he divorce his ex-wife?
· Does he have any children?

· How many children does he have?
· What are their names?
· What are their ages?
American Fiance's Work
· How much is his annual income?
· What does your Fiance do for a living?
Alien Fiancee's Background
· Have you ever been arrested?
· Have you ever been refused entry to the U.S.?
· or had problems with U.S. immigration?
· Do you belong to the Communist party?
· What is your adopted English name?
· How did you get your adopted English name?
· Where are you from?
· What is your date of birth? _________
Alien Fiancee's Family
· How do your parents feel about you going to America to
· Have your parents met your Fiance? · How did your parents get on with him?

· Do your parents/family approve of your marriage?

Alien Fiancee’s Intentions
· Why do you want to go to the USA?
· Will you marry him in order to get into the U.S.?
· Why are you only seeking a U.S man?
· Why don't you find a husband in your country?
· Why did you look for an American husband on the internet? · Why don't you marry a man (of your same nationality, race)? .

· Why do you like him? · How did you learn about the ____ web site? * Ans: My girlfriend told me about it.
· Where is she now?
Alien Fiancee’s Interview Preparation
· How many emails did you bring with you today? · How many pictures did you bring with you?
Alien Fiancee's Marriage History
· Have you been married before?
· When were you divorced?
· Where is your ex-husband now?
· Do you have any children?
Alien Fiancee's Work
· What do you do for a living?
· Do you work?
· Are you studying? What subject?
History of the Relationship
· When did you start to communicate with your Fiance?
· How long have you been communicating with your Fiance?
· When did you love him?
· When and where did you first meet? · How did you come to meet each other?
· How often have you been together? 3 times now
· What are your respective ages?
· What do you two have in common?
· When and how did your Fiance propose to you?
· Does your Fiance send money to you?
· When did you two start to communicate with each other?
· Did he come to visit you?
· What did he do while visiting you?
· How many times has he come to to visit you?
· Why did he only come one time? · When did he come to visit?
· How long did he visit with you?
· Where did he stay?

· How long did you know each other before he came to meet
· Does your fiance speak and understand your language?
· Do you speak and understand your fiance(e)'s language?
· How do you two communicate
· Do you talk on the telephone?
· What language do you use?
· How often do you talk on the telephone?
· If he does not speak your native language, how do you

· Wedding Plans
· Do you have any wedding plans?
· When will you get married?
· When did you decide to get married.
· Where will you be marrying?
· What kind of ceremony do you plan?
· How many people will be invited to your wedding?
· Will you have a Honeymoon? If yes, where?
· Why do you want to marry your Fiance? We love each other.
· How can you marry him having seen him only one time?

· Do you know him well enough to marry him?
Future Plans
· Where do you plan to live in the United States?
· What is the address?
· What do you plan to do in America
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