SchatzieCharlie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Charles
Beneficiary's Name: Marian
VJ Member: SchatzieCharlie
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2017-12-16
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Immigration Checklist for Charles & Marian:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2010-03-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-04-19
NVC Received : 2010-04-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-05-03
Consulate Received : 2010-05-12
Packet 3 Received : 2010-05-21
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-09-08
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2011-01-07
Marriage : 2011-02-18
Comments : Amazing!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 42 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 184 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-01-07
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,EAD Card
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Quick, easy and the staff are very nice!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2011-03-26
NOA Date : 2011-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-19
AOS Transfer** : 2011-05-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-06-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2011-06-16
Comments : Stressful but awarding, lol.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-03-26
NOA Date : 2011-04-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-19
Approved Date : 2011-04-29
Date Card Received : 2011-06-03
Comments : Thank you Lord!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 34 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-05-13
NOA Date : 2013-05-16
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-06-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-08-15
Comments : APPROVED!


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Saint Louis MO
Date Filed : 2017-06-12
NOA Date : 2017-06-19
Bio. Appt. : 2017-07-11
Interview Date : 2017-10-31
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2017-12-15
Comments : My interview and exam was pretty easy and quick. Upon arrival and dropping my appointment letter in the mailbox/slot, i got called in within 5 minutes. Went inside and lasted for like 10 minutes only. So thankful. I just brought whatever they stated on the appointment letter and the copy of my N-400 application just in case. The officer only asked for my ID, Green Card and Passport. Then he started asking about the information I have on my N-400 application, then ask how i met my husband. Then he made me read a sentence and write a sentence, which if i remember was "California has the most people." After that, he asked me the civic questions, and I answered all six correctly and he stop. Then he said " Very Good!" You passed the exam and the interview!" and I was like really? LOL. Then he just gave me instructions re: Oath Ceremony and that my son will be automatically be a citizen and just need to apply for Certificate of Citizenship. All in all, it was a very good experience. Just stay calm and be confident.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 9, 2010
Embassy Review : Yesterday, which was also my birthday, was our interview at the US Embassy. We arrived like six o clock in the morning and our appointment time was seven am. Having Charles with us, makes me more calm. SO we lined up with the rest of the K1 applicants until we got inside. Our number was 7014. What makes me nervous was waiting for our number to be flashed on the screen. Like hoping it's our turn and worrying it's not gonna flashed at all...

Everyone I encountered in the embassy were all actually nice. They did not make me feel like we're not gonna be approved. The prescreener was a Filipina, she is kind and approachable and even greeted me happy birthday. The black guy who do the finger scanning is kind and cool too. When he asked about my number which I forgot at the envelope I left with Charles simply asked if I remember my number by heart and of course I said yes, it's 7014. Then asked my name, etc and then my birthday, which was yesterday too and he said "Happy birthday and it's good you have your interview date on your birthday", where I replied " I feel lucky today". Then he smiled and joke where's the cake. Told him, we're having it later with ice cream too and he's invited!=) Then he smiled again and said " Goodluck".

Lastly, we waited for the final interview with the Consul. And when it was our turn, David was about to throw tantrums and crabby and I was about to freak out. I was like, this is the last step, for God's sake! Good thing before we went inside, David started to behave. The Consul did not asked a lot actually. These are the questions he just gave us:

What is your full name?
Have you been out of the country or work abroad?
How did we meet?
When was our first meeting?
How many times Charles visited?
How old is David?
If Charles has been married before?
Then when he asked about my birthday, I said it's today. Then he also greeted me "Happy Birthday". Then told him we're having cake and ice cream later and if he wants some, he said he wants to have ice cream cake. =) Then he said we're approved and congratulations! I said thank you and it's gonna be a double celebration for us!=)
Rating : Very Good


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