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Dave&Roza's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Dave
Beneficiary's Name: Roza
VJ Member: Dave&Roza
Country: Kazakhstan

Last Updated: 2013-07-05
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Immigration Checklist for Dave & Roza:

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 : Kazakhstan
I-129F Sent : 2010-05-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-05-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-08-11
NVC Received : 2010-08-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-08-20
Consulate Received : 2010-08-25
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-08-25
Interview Date : 2010-09-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-09-22
US Entry : 2010-12-22
Marriage : 2010-12-30
Comments : First interview date was September 7, 2010. Police certificate would not be ready until September 8, 2010. Rescheduled interview for September 15, 2010. Second interview date set for September 15th, however; Almaty Embassy does visa interviews on TUESDAYS only, so date was a typo and interview was actually on the 14th. New interview date is now the 21st. Easy interview. Visa Approved. Now must go thru process of getting permission to leave Kazakhstan. That was completed November 25th. POE Denver, CO on December 22nd.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 75 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 116 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Denver
POE Date : 2010-12-22
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took longer for the bags to arrive from the aircraft than to go thru immigration. IO took medical envelope, stamped passport and I-94 form, and wished her well in the USA. Entire process took 2 hours after the airplane landed and the bags arrived. I am glad there were no connecting flights to try to make it to.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2011-02-28
NOA Date : 2011-03-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-31
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-05-26
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-05-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-06-04
Comments : Appointment was at 10:15. Arrived at 9:40 and went through security and to the second floor. Checked in with the guard and waited to be called. At 10:25 called to Door C--we were the first ones called to this door as they were using Door A. Escorted to Officer Moon's office. We were sworn in and she said they had received Roza's vaccination records and medical forms and my Affidavit of Support and everything was okay with it. Then she began to ask Roza questions that were on the application like full name, address, phone number, parent's names, SSN as we had put that on the application, are you working and all the have you ever...questions. She photo copied our passports and my DL and Roza's AP/EAD card. She kept the I-94 from Roza's Passport. She keep a copy of the Marriage Certificate and told us that was all she needed. We will hear from them in 30 days and because we have been married for less than two years, Roza will receive a two-year conditional GC and we will have to remove those conditions 90 days before the card expires. We were done by 10:50.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-02-28
NOA Date : 2011-03-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-31
Approved Date : 2011-04-15
Date Card Received : 2011-04-29
Comments : Combo card arrived April 29th with no up dates to status.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 46 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Denver CO
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-02-28
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-04-29
Comments : Combo card arrived April 29th with no status updates. Bottom of EAD card states this card is good for AP.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 46 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-26
NOA Date : 2013-02-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-28
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-06-27
Comments : No Interview. USCIS website says we were approved 06/21/2013. Received official approval letter and GC on the same day--June 27th.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Kazakhstan
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 21, 2010
Embassy Review : Please be sure that your interview date they send you is for a Tuesday as that is the only day they do K-1 visa interviews. We found this out when Roza's interview was rescheduled from September 7th, a Tuesday, to September 15th, a Wednesday. When she arrived on the 15th they told her she was suppose to have been there on the 14th as they on conduct interviews on Tuesdays. After rescheduling for a second time, her interview was for Tuesday, September 21st at 0800.
After arriving and checking the interview letter, Roza paid the $350 interview fee and waited to be called. Once called she gave them the DS-156K, the DS-230, and the I-134 forms along with her birth certificate and translation, and her police certificate and translation. Then asked when did we meet, when did I propose to her, and where did I live. Roza was told that she could get her passport with the visa Wednesday before 11am. The wait was about 30 minutes once inside. Going thru security is what takes a while. Over all a very good experience.
Rating : Very Good

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