Dan and Drury's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Katie
Beneficiary's Name: Dan
VJ Member: Dan and Drury
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2011-03-17
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Immigration Checklist for Katie & Dan:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2010-05-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-05-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-07-19
NVC Received : 2010-07-21
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-07-27
Consulate Received : 2010-07-30
Packet 3 Received : 2010-08-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-08-06
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-08-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-26
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 74 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 110 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2010-12-22
NOA Date : 2010-12-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-25
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-03-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-03-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-03-17
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-22
NOA Date : 2010-12-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-01-25
Approved Date : 2011-02-18
Date Card Received : 2011-02-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 58 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-22
NOA Date : 2010-12-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-02-22
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 58 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 25, 2010
Embassy Review : Finally I get to wite a review!

I arrived at the consulate at 12:40 and was let in at 12:45 with another K1 aplicant. I was shown through security and then escorted up to the 20th floor. You are then called to window 2 to submit your documents. This bit is easy as long as you documents ae in order and present. Make sure you get the supporting evidence for the I-134 of support, fiance/ee bank statements, work contract and W2, etc.

I was then told that I had to pay the cashier, but the cashier was on lunch until 2pm. As it was 1pm, I was told that I could wait around or leave and come back. I chose to walk around the block and admire the Vancouver bay views while waiting and left. Remember to have another piece of ID on you to get back in as they hold onto your passport.

Arrived back at the consulate at around 1:45 and was shown through security again and led up to the 20th floor. Sat and waited outside the cashier's office and rang the bell at 2pm. Handed over cash to cashier and received a receipt. Only use US currency.

I then sat back down in the main waiting room and waited for another 30 minutes or so before being called up to another window for the actual interview. The gentlemen I got was uber-friendly and made me feel really calm and welcome. He brielfy otlined his job and then started the interview.

Interview consisted of:

Swearing an oath that the information in the application was true and that I was not already married

Describing details of how and where my fiancee and I met.

Talking about what I do now for work and what I plan on doing in the US.

We chit chatted about various things and the officer had obviously taken time to look through our case file as he knew certain facts off the top of his head. He then told me that I had satisfied him that I was free to marry, that I would not become a public charge and that I had a real relationship with my fiancee. He told me he as happy to approve our application and ished me all the best for the future. Yippeee!!

I was told to go back to window two to arrange pickup of my passport with the visa in it. I am to go back two days from now and pickup at 2pm.

Thank you Vancouver for such an awesome experience.
Rating : Very Good

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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
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