scotchland5206's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Michael
Beneficiary's Name: Frances
VJ Member: scotchland5206
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2013-09-05
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Immigration Checklist for Michael & Frances:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2010-08-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-01-20
NVC Received : 2011-01-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-01-28
Consulate Received : 2011-02-03
Packet 3 Received : 2011-02-10
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-02-18
Packet 4 Received : 2011-03-14
Interview Date : 2011-03-17
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-03-23
US Entry : 2011-04-22
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Detroit MI
Date Filed : 2011-08-22
NOA Date : 2011-08-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-09-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-11-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-11-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-11-18
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2011-08-22
NOA Date : 2011-08-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-10-25
Date Card Received : 2011-10-31
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 64 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2011-08-22
NOA Date : 2011-08-26
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-10-31
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 64 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-08-16
NOA Date : 2013-08-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-09-16
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 20, 2011
Embassy Review : Hey everyone, here's my experience of the London Embassy from this past Thurs, the 17th of March...
After receiving my interview letter on Mon the 14th, informing me that my interview was in 3 days time, I had a minor panic attack, then calmed myself down and made all the necessary arrangements.
I got the Megabus from Glasgow to London on Wednesday (lovely experience, in case you're wondering!) and stayed with a friend in South-East London.
After a night of waking up pretty much every half hr, I left my friend's place at 7:30am and headed into town (my appointment was for 10:00). I got out of Bond Street tube at about 8:10 and made my way to the embassy. Sat in Starbucks for about 15 mins with a cup of tea, then dropped off my phone at Gould's Pharmacy which is a few doors down. (£3 to store your electronics in a sealed bag)
I joined the queue at 8:45. I'd been to the embassy a couple of times before for work visas and this was the smallest queue I'd seen there. There were about 20 people in front of me. Got through security, and got my ticket number which said 9:07 on it.
The large waiting area was pretty busy, as it always is, but by no means full. I always use my phone to check the time, and as I'd just left that at the pharmacy I had no idea what time it was..! I spoke to a guy in front of me who was waiting for a spouse visa, and he told me what time it was every so often..!
At approx 10:50 I was called to the first window, which was window 13. Luckily the lady that I got couldn't have been nicer. I was so nervous that when she asked me "Who has completed your petition?" I said "Me! Oh no, wait, sorry my fiance!" She just laughed and told me to relax :-) She then went and got my file, took only about a minute. She gave me the cd that has my chest x-ray on it,took my fingerprints, birth certificate plus copy, and police certificate plus copy. She was chatting to me the whole time about how I met my fiancee, when I was hoping to fly out etc...And told me again not to look so worried lol! I then gave her the I-134 and she asked me what financial evidence I had. I gave her the letter from my fiance's employer, which she seemed pleased about, and 3 months of his most recent pay stubs. That was enough, phew! She then gave me the pink courier slip to fill out, and said I would be called up again to window 15 or 16.
After about an hour, I was called up to window 16, where I spoke to an American man this time. He took my fingerprints again, then asked me to raise my right hand and swear that everything I'd written down in the application was the truth. He then asked me to write the full name of "Mr Wonderful" on the DS-156k. I read someone else's review on here where the IO had used that same phrase, so it must have been the same guy.
I was probably there for about 10 mins, he briefly glanced through pretty much my entire folder, that's a lot of paper(!) and was interested that I was a musician, as he said his father was a trumpeter. When I told him that my fiance works in a Spanish tapas restaurant, he asked me a couple of times if he was Spanish, or had any Spanish relations, which I thought was 'interesting' shall we say..I reassured him that my fiance was West Michigan Dutch (!) and he seemed satisfied with that.
He then told me to make sure that I don't open the brown envelope when it arrives, and to leave plenty of time for my flight connection..! He then said "Thank you for making my day that bit nicer" and I was on my way!
Paid the courier £14.85(?) or thereabouts, luckily I checked the delivery address on the confirmation, as the woman had entered my postcode incorrectly and it was a totally random address!! Went back and got it changed, no apology of course, charming! Was out of the embassy and on the phone to my fiance at 12:35
My success so far on this journey is entirely down to the existence of this wonderful site, and everyone who is on it. To anyone who has an interview soon, I highly recommend you read Nich-Nick's London K1 Tips.
Rating : Good


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