nickbits's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nick
Beneficiary's Name: Katrina
VJ Member: nickbits
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-06-18
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Immigration Checklist for Nick & Katrina:

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 : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2009-12-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-11
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-22
NVC Received : 2010-03-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-12
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-05-05
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-08-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-08-18
US Entry : 2010-08-23
Marriage : 2010-08-30
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 73 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 244 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2010-08-23
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took 3 weeks for I94 to show up in SSA SAVE database.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2010-09-16
NOA Date : 2010-09-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-10-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2010-12-13
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-12-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-12-23
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-16
NOA Date : 2010-09-24
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-10-28
Approved Date : 2010-11-16
Date Card Received : 2010-11-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 61 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-09-16
NOA Date : 2010-09-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-11-22
Comments : AP status never changed from initial review on the USCIS site, but it was approved with EAD.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 61 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-09-17
NOA Date : 2012-09-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-23
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-04-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-06-14
Comments : No interview or RFEs

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 16, 2010
Embassy Review : Fiancee had her interview today.

Got there around 7, there were a few others already waiting.
Got let in around 7:30. Guard almost forgot to give us our letter, but we ended up with C.
Was called up for docs fairly soon, wasn't asked for proof of domicile, and they only kept my 2009 tax return for proof of support (also had 2007&2008), they didn't want my employer letter or bank statements.
Went to pay at 14A, skipped the "B" line, helped another K1 couple skip the "B" line (B liners were trying to convince them to wait in their long line)
She had to fill out part 2 of DS-230 (PKT said only fill out part I) but it wasn't a big deal.
Got called for interview around 9am. They told us they were having computer trouble and had to wait for our information to appear in some other system but would do the interview first.
Interview itself was fine, finance misinterpreted one of the questions so I jumped in and corrected her. Interviewer asked me when I moved to the US. Was asked to "wait a few minutes" for info to appear in other system.
Few minutes turned out to be a few hours, and around 12:30, we were called back up to booth 10 again. Apparently she filled out a few things incorrectly on the online form (they had her listed as male?!@) but they corrected them w/o any issue. They also asked if we had the DS160 detailed printout at this time. We only had the barcode confirmation page but it didn't seem to matter.
At 12:45 we got called back into the interview room and told us we were all set and should have the package next week.
Rating : Good

POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-08-23
Embassy Review : Crossed at the Ambassador Bridge today (Monday) around 2PM. I (US citizen) crossed with my fiancee with all her stuff in my car.

The guy at the booth asked us a couple questions and gave us our orange paper that said "I-94 K1" on it and we proceeded to secondary.

Gave up my keys and left all electornics in the car and proceeded inside. There was a 15-20min wait before we could talk to an officier.

When it was our turn the officier was very nice and took our passports and sealed envelope. Then he did some stuff on the computer for 5-10min and then called my fiancee up for fingerprinting and a photo. Then we waited another 5-10min and we were done.

She got her I-94 (which was filled out correctly) and we were off! They did charge us $6, and you don't need exact change if you were wondering.

They didn't ask us what we were bringing in and I'm not even sure they looked in my car. She didn't have much stuff though.
Harassment Level : Low

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