Joe and Ann's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Joe
Beneficiary's Name: Ann
VJ Member: Joe and Ann
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2015-03-14
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Immigration Checklist for Joe & Ann:

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 : 2010-08-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-08-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-01-31
NVC Received : 2011-02-03
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-02-04
Consulate Received : 2011-02-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-02-21
Interview Date : 2011-03-22 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-15
US Entry : 2011-04-19
Marriage : 2011-05-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 171 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 221 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2011-04-19 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2011-07-09
NOA Date : 2011-08-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-18
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-11-16 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-11-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-11-25
Comments : We dealt with a very nice Adjudicating Officer at the USCIS Washington Field Office, located in Fairfax, Virginia. Overall, the interview was conducted in a friendly tone ... of course, this could have been helped by my VERY sweet and gentlemanly stepson, who seemed to win the Officer over from the moment he stepped into the room. :)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-07-09
NOA Date : 2011-08-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-08-18
Approved Date : 2011-09-09
Date Card Received : 2011-09-19
Comments : Received a combined EAD/AP card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-07-09
NOA Date : 2011-08-04
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-09-19
Comments : Received a combined EAD/AP card.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 65 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-09-24
NOA Date : 2013-09-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-06-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2014-06-24
Comments : Our petition to remove conditions was filed with Vermont Service Center, but was transferred to California Service Center on October 16, 2013.

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Washington DC
Date Filed : 2014-10-24
NOA Date : 2014-10-28
Bio. Appt. : 2014-11-21
Interview Date : 2015-02-10
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2015-04-02
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Washington DC
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : November 22, 2011
Embassy Review : My wife, Ann, and stepson, Daine, had their adjustment of status (AOS) interviews at the Washington DC Field Office, in Fairfax, Virginia, on November 16th. After making it through security, we handed the appointment letters to the receptionist in the waiting area. We waited about an hour past the interview time. We were taken to a back office by a very pleasant and engaging adjudicating officer.

She opened our files and inquired with us regarding some missing documents ... she was sure that they had been in the file at one point, but had gone walkabout. Luckily, we had copies of everything and were able to supply replacements.

She asked us several questions: when did you meet, where did you meet, when was your first visit, when and where were you engaged, when and where were you married, and how many people attended the wedding. She did not ask for current photos, but rather looked through photos from the file ... she especially liked the photos of me and my stepson at a Boy Scouts of the Philippines induction ceremony (I took part in the capping ceremony). She also asked for Ann and Daine to reaffirm answers to questions on the Form I-485.

She asked for evidence of pooled assets. We provided bank statements with our names on them as well as insurance documents from both my old job and new job showing that they are covered under my benefit plans and are beneficiaries on the life and AD&D policies.

At the end, the adjudicating officer smiled and stated that she was recommending approval of Ann's and Daine's green cards. Overall, a relatively painless experience.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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