TnJ's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: T
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: TnJ
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2018-10-08
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Immigration Checklist for T & J:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-17
I-129F RFE(s) : N/A
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-10
NVC Received : 2012-10-17
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-10-19
Consulate Received : 2012-10-23
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-10-23
Interview Date : 2012-12-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-12-13
US Entry : 2013-02-12
Marriage : 2013-03-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 176 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 234 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Atlanta
POE Date : 2013-02-12
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : A little confusion among officers. Other than that, easy and done in 30-45 minutes.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2013-03-25
NOA Date : 2013-04-08
RFE(s) : N/A
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-04-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : No interview. E-approval/decision and card production one year and one day from USCIS acceptance! Unbelievable, but thank GOD it is finally coming!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-25
NOA Date : 2013-04-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-26
Approved Date : 2013-06-03
Date Card Received : 2013-06-10
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 70 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-03-25
NOA Date : 2013-04-08
RFE(s) : N/A
Date Received : 2013-06-10
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 70 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-02-10
NOA Date : 2016-02-16
RFE(s) : N/A
Bio. Appt. : 2016-03-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2017-02-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2017-02-27
Comments : No interview. Received NOA2 on 2/15/17. Received card 12 days later.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Atlanta GA
Date Filed : 2017-10-03
NOA Date : 2017-10-10
Bio. Appt. : 2017-11-02
Interview Date : 2018-09-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-10-05
Comments : 6 years and 6 months later...finally a U.S. Citizen! Goodbye USCIS!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 7, 2012
Embassy Review : We arrived at the embassy around 6:30AM. Many people were there that day. The guards did a nice job of rounding people up for the appropriate lines and visas. Our interview appointment was 7:30 so we were a second batch of people to be processed through the lines. We got inside rather quickly. It was maybe 7AM, and we were already inside. The first thing before going inside was to present passport, appointment confirmation, and DS forms (as I write this, the embassy updated to include DS-230 last month, but we never needed it. Strange). We were given our number. The passport was given a bar code sticker and placed in plastic bag. Once inside, we did wait for over 2 hours before our number was called. Since much of the communication was in tagalog, I didn't realize much of what was being told to Jessa. I have read many times to go to window 39 first in the reviews. However, we were never told that. We were just told to wait for the number to flash. Anyway, a greeter kindly explained the mishap to us, wrote our number down, and we went through all the rest with ease. In our case, the first window we approached was the Filipino pre-screener. She asked several basic questions about us: When did you meet? How did you meet? How many times did I visit? When did I arrive for the last visit? The greeter had collected our DS forms since we never went to window 39 for the drop off so the pre-screener had these in hand. She did ask for my I-134 with my most current W2s and 1040. That was it. She asked if we had photos and told us to be prepared to show those along with any other relationship evidence to the CO. We sat back down. Maybe 10-15 minutes later, we were called for finger print scanning. Then, we sat back down for about another 15 minutes. We went to window 59 to be greeted by the CO. She gave us the oath and started asking questions. She asked what year did we meet. She asked me what I did for a living and how many times had I visited PH. That was about it! She handed a flyer over for domestic violence awareness and told us we are approved!
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: Atlanta
Event Description
Entry Date : 2013-02-12
Embassy Review : A little confusion among officers. Other than that, easy and done in 30-45 minutes.
Harassment Level : Low

Timeline Comments: None yet, be the first!

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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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