kiwirst's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Justyna
Beneficiary's Name: Chris
VJ Member: kiwirst
Country: New Zealand

Last Updated: 2013-06-21
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Immigration Checklist for Justyna & Chris:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2010-02-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-06-15
NVC Received : 2010-06-15
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-06-23
Consulate Received : 2010-06-29
Packet 3 Received : 2010-08-02
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-08-06
Packet 4 Received : 2010-08-25
Interview Date : 2010-09-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-10-01
US Entry : 2010-11-04
Marriage : 2010-11-12
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 182 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Orlando
POE Date : 2010-11-04
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2010-12-10
NOA Date : 2010-12-29
RFE(s) : 2010-12-15
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-25
AOS Transfer** : 2011-01-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-02-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-02-28
Comments : Re-Submitted December 21, received 22nd
Walk In Biometrics Feb 4th


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-10
NOA Date : 2010-12-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-25
Approved Date : 2011-02-22
Date Card Received : 2011-03-02
Comments : Re-Submitted December 21, received 22nd
Walk In Biometrics Feb 4th
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 74 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-12-10
NOA Date : 2010-12-22
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-03-02
Comments : Re-Submitted December 21, received 22nd
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 74 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-11-26
NOA Date : 2012-12-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-08
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-05-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-06-20
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 28, 2010
Embassy Review : First off I have to say, being prepared is the biggest asset for this, I cannot thank everyone enough for the advice on this site.

Arrived into the area just after 7am (8:30am appointment), sad to say (but kinda poignant in a weird way) McDonald's for breakfast. Gould's opened at 7:25 as there were about 3-4 other people waiting for pictures. Those guys in that shop do an amazing job, to turn around photos in under 5 min with a smile at half 7 in the morning, fantastic.

Queue was decent enough, minor panic attack when everyone was holding barcode slips but soon realised that they were non-immigrant entrants. Breezed through into security & into the waiting area, you cannot stop yourself from looking up everytime a number is called.

I was the second I number, & was called 15 min before due time. Another minor panic when the guy asked for a copy of my birth cert as well as the original along with the fiance's tax return. Very brief & good chat, fingerprints etc then it was pay the fee & fill out the courier form & wait.

Waited for another 10min or so, called to second window where a nice guy asked very few questions (where did you meet, when did you propose, where will you live) checked fingerprints then said well done, paperwork excellent & that I was approved.

Went and paid for the courier service, spoke to the guy dealing with it & he said that the embassy had been processing visas quite quickly so the 5-6 days could be half that.

All in all, good prep thanks to the site, following the onsite instructions all paid off for me to be approved and out of the embassy before 9am. Over the moon, straight to the travel agent to book my flight
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: Orlando
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-11-04
Embassy Review : Entry was relatively smooth and painless considering. The initial Border Agent took my details, entered into the system where I was then asked to follow another officer to a waiting room for processing.
Waited about 40 min in total before I was seen. Asked a few questions, what I worked as, when we were getting married, where we are living etc but nothing to distressing. He also mentioned that the medical examination had picked something up on the x-rays & asked if I knew about it. As the results went straight to the Embassy, I had no idea about it so have that small worry to check out ASAP.
Other than that, it was a pretty easy entry, it was harder trying to find my bags & then the girls car in the car park!!
Harassment Level : Low


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(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.

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