Syltan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tanya
Beneficiary's Name: Sylvain
VJ Member: Syltan
Country: France

Last Updated: 2015-12-01
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Immigration Checklist for Tanya & Sylvain:

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 : France
I-129F Sent : 2009-11-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-30
NVC Received : 2010-04-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-04-10
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-28
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-05-05
Packet 4 Received : 2010-05-26
Interview Date : 2010-06-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-07-13
US Entry : 2010-07-15
Marriage : 2010-07-19
Comments : date consulate receive packet #3 - 05/07/2010
date consulate mailed packet #4-
05/25/2010
medical exam 06/16/2010
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 117 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2010-07-15
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : very easy, no questions asked. immigration officer was not familiar with the process and had to ask for help.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2010-09-08
NOA Date : 2010-09-16
RFE(s) : 2010-10-07
Bio. Appt. : 2010-10-13
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-01-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-01-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-04-05
Comments : 2nd biometrics appointment on 2010-11-12
because scanner wasn't working properly and everything is 'unreadable'...gggrrr.
AOS was denied because my husband did not have a US (state)police background check done between the time of his entry to the US and our interview date. We never even thought he would need this because of his police checks already done in France.
Green card finally arrived....is valid for only 2 yrs. Agent said he was approving it for only 2 yrs because I had been married twice and both ended in divorce...even though we paid the same price for a 10yr green card!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-08
NOA Date : 2010-09-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2010-12-01
Date Card Received : 2010-12-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 84 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-08
NOA Date : 2010-09-16
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-12-07
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 84 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-03-06
NOA Date : 2013-03-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-07-29
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-07-31
Comments : we did not stress out over this application. we submitted a few pieces of required evidence, like joint utility bills etc, but we only had 1 person write a letter of recommendation. we figured if they (immigration) had a problem, the burden of proof was on them. no problems or questions.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: France
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 24, 2010
Embassy Review : This is second hand information. My fiance arrived at the Paris Embassy at 1pm. He waited maybe 20 minutes before being called to a window. He said it was very stressful because there are 20 windows in the room and various numbers are being called all the time by an electronic board. He said it went very quickly...no time to read a book or anything. He was called to a window and he gave all the financial documents. No one requested any proof or evidence of the relationship.
When he was called for the interview, he talked to a very stern and serious older lady - he described her as 'judge-like'. No real questions about our lives except 'how did you meet?'...'how much quality time have you spent with her kids?'.
Then she interrogated him pretty intensely about my two previous divorces and 2 children. She made it very clear to him this is a serious matter in a new married life and that our lives will not be easy at all. He said she was very authoritative in her discussions with him....she had the best interests of the children first in her mind... YAY old lady!
He gave her the chronopost....which was too small. She said he was approved pending a new envelope.
He ran to the nearest post office and returned to the embassy with the correct size (he said the smaller one was the only one available at the time, when he bought it).
They told him he will receive it in 3-10 days. WOOHOO!
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: JFK
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-07-15
Embassy Review : entry at JFK went very smoothly with no harassment or questions asked, but the immigration officer was unfamiliar with the process and had to ask for assistance.
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Harassment Level : Low


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