RGCV's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Robert
Beneficiary's Name: Carolina
VJ Member: RGCV
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2014-08-01
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Immigration Checklist for Robert & Carolina:

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 : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2010-01-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-01-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-04-09
NVC Received : 2010-04-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-04-16
Consulate Received : 2010-04-22
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-07-27
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-11
US Entry : 2010-09-16
Marriage : 2010-10-08
Comments : original visa had an error. It took 1 extra week to process. Big Red Stamp that says "cancelled without prejudice"
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 74 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 183 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Miami
POE Date : 2010-09-16
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took 3 hours in Miami.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2011-01-07
NOA Date : 2011-01-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-11
AOS Transfer** : 2011-02-14
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-03-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-03-24
Comments : Card Production ordered March 14

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-07
NOA Date : 2011-01-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-11
Approved Date : 2011-03-07
Date Card Received : 2011-03-14
Comments : This is the new card that it also for Advance Parole
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-07
NOA Date : 2011-01-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-03-14
Comments : New combo card for EAD and AP
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-26
NOA Date : 2013-03-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-22
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-07-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-07-19
Comments : Almost 5 months from the day I sent off the packet. Not too bad.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Memphis TN
Date Filed : 2014-03-26
NOA Date : 2014-04-05
Bio. Appt. : 2014-04-29
Interview Date : 2014-06-26
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2014-07-25
Comments : We made it!!!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 29, 2010
Embassy Review : We stayed at Hotel Jardines. $55 a night for 2 people. Great service. They have someone who will go to the colmado or get food for you. No need to leave for anything. We walked to the Embassy at 5:20. There were already 40-50 people in line. Buscones around but no one bothered us. We finally got inside the Embassy at 6:30. By 7:15 my SO was called to window 15 to hand in documents. I went with her and they did not ask for any of my financials or anything from me. Just what was required from her packet. The man gave us a number and a yellow piece of paper and told us to wait until 7:45 to go pay the cashier. After my SO paid the cashier we waited another 25 minutes and she was called to window 13 for fingerprints. We then got something to drink. Around 8:30 our number was called. We couldn't believe it was so early. We went to window #24 and it was a younger man who very nice. He had the photos I had sent in with the petition and asked about those. He asked how we met and asked each other about our families. Of course I think it helped my parents were here in Spetember to meet Carolina. I had 500 pages of phone records, 150 photos, all of my financials and he never asked to see one thing so my guess is they know everything before you go into the interview. We dressed business casual. Many looked like they were going to the club. Any questions please ask me.
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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