eRica&Toney's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Erica
Beneficiary's Name: Toney
VJ Member: eRica&Toney
Country: Gambia

Last Updated: 2011-05-17
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Immigration Checklist for Erica & Toney:

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 : Senegal
I-129F Sent : 2010-10-02
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-10-07
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-12
NVC Received : 2011-04-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-28
Consulate Received : 2011-05-02
Packet 3 Received : 2011-05-04
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-05-12
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-18
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 187 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 217 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Senegal
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 12, 2011
Embassy Review :
I arrived at the Consulate around 7am; my interview was scheduled for 8:30am. When I first got there I came to security he asked for my passport and two pictures, then I entered a hall to another security checkpoint, they checked my bags and took my cell phone gave me a ticket to claim it for later when leaving. Then I was given a number ticket for me to listen for when it's my time to be called. After sitting for a while a woman called me to the window and asked me to give her the listed required documents (DS-156, DS-156k, Police Clearance, Birth Certificate, etc.) which I had in a nice binder, but she said for me to take them out of the binder and give them to her. I sat back down waiting my turn, I was then called to do fingerprints, and pay my visa fee ($161,000CFA), which I calculated the currency wrong (it changes daily) so she said I was $3,000 short told me I had 25 mins to go get it, lucky I didn’t have far to go- I made it back in time. While sitting I start noticing the booth and the close environment setting. Wondering ill others hear my interview, but I learned later….no. So after sitting another long period I was finally called by this guy who came asking questions right away...

How did you get your first name?
Who is petitioning for you?
What she do for work?
How did you meet? Exactly?
How long you been communicating?
First time you started talking?
When the last time you talked to her?
What is her phone number?
When did you meet in person?
What places did you visit?
Do you have pictures of the places?
When is the last time you visited the US?
Have either of you ever been married?
Do any of you have kids?
How long you knew each other?

After answering all the questions- he asked to see our pictures and asked about the places again where we visited. Then he said "congratulations, I can now issue you a visa, you can come back on Tuesday to pick up your visa" He hand me a green slip with time and date for pick-up. I was out by noon time. I had an overall good experience today and everyone was very pleasant.
Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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