j and s fernandez's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Josue
Beneficiary's Name: Stephanie
VJ Member: j and s fernandez
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2013-10-17
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Immigration Checklist for Josue & Stephanie:

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 : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2010-07-27
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-04
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-02-01
NVC Received : 2011-02-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-02-08
Consulate Received : 2011-02-10
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-02-28
Interview Date : 2011-03-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-03-10
US Entry : 2011-03-12
Marriage : 2011-04-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 181 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-04-19
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : POE of entry was really easy!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2011-04-19
NOA Date : 2011-05-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-16
AOS Transfer** : 2011-05-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-06-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-06-27
Comments : Approved with no interview 1 month after case was transfered to CSC.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-04-19
NOA Date : 2011-05-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-16
Approved Date : 2011-06-15
Date Card Received : 2011-06-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-04-19
NOA Date : 2011-05-02
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-06-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 57 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-06-06
NOA Date : 2013-06-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-07-12
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-10-03
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 8, 2011
Embassy Review : We never received our package, we went to pick up the package on Monday Feb 28 one week before the interview.

At 6:05am we began to enter the building and go through security. At 6:45 we were called to submit our documents at window 25. They stay with the forms, police report, birth certificate, passport, etc. We were told to pay at window 12 and return to window 25 after paying, window 12 did not open until 7:30. We paid, went back to window 25, and she have us our ticket number 141. About 20 or 30 minutes later we were called for finger prints.

After about another 20 minutes or so, we were called to window 24 for our interview. A tall, bald, white man, maybe 30 or 35 years old was our Consulate Officer. He asked if Stephanie (beneficiary) speaks English. So, for our whole interview he spoke to us both in English. He asked me (petitioner) for my passport and saw all of the stamps on it and asked if they were all to see Stephanie. I said yes. He asked where I work and what I do and asked Stephanie if she knew how long I\'ve been there. She answered correctly. He then asked Stephanie how and when we met. Asked Stephanie if she had any relatives in the US. Then CO asked us both if we had any pictures of us together, we gave him our 22 pictures. We were not at any point asked to submit an affidavit, bank letter, bank statements, pay stubs, employment letter, tax returns or evidence (we had all of these documents prepared as well as co-sponsor documents). He only looked at our pictures.

Then he asked if I (petitioner) had any relatives in DR, and asked who they were. He then asked me to go downstairs so that he could talk to Stephanie. I left all of my packages and passport at the window and went downstairs to sit and wait.

The CO asked Stephanie the following questions as he took notes of EVERYTHING.

How old are you?
Why don\'t you get married in DR?
When do you plan on getting married?
Religious or legal ceremony?
Plans for the honeymoon? What plans?
When will the legal wedding be? Church wedding?
Where did he propose? Where EXACTLY?
Did he talk to your parents first?
What did you do after the proposal??
Fiancé\'s parents\' full names, where they live?
Do you have any siblings? Names and ages?
How many people will attend the wedding?
Then he told Stephanie to wait downstairs and called me up.

The CO asked me all of the same questions and checked off on a piece of paper as I was answering him.

After I answered all of the questions he told me to call Stephanie back up and told us that we were approved and to go pay DomEx.

We were done with everything by 9am.

(updated on March 9, 2011)
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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
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