Paul_Sasha's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Paul
Beneficiary's Name: Sasha
VJ Member: Paul_Sasha
Country: Russia

Last Updated: 2011-08-27
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Immigration Checklist for Paul & Sasha:

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 : Moscow, Russia
I-129F Sent : 2010-07-24
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-29
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-01-25
NVC Received : 2011-01-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-02-01
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-02-18
Interview Date : 2011-03-23
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-03-27
US Entry : 2011-03-31
Marriage : 2011-04-23
Comments : November 7th and no NOA2 yet. We had a touch on Oct 3rd. Seems as though Vermont is buried in applications. We arep raying for Sasha to be here by Christmas.
January 25th at 7 pm. USCIS website shows NOA2 approval. Our tremendous thanks to Senator Bob Corker's office for guiding us and calling and explaining. HE has an excellent staff and truly cares for the tax payers and effective merit based government. To those waiting for NOA2s, if 6 months is up, insist on expedition, call, speak to an immigration officer not a phone clerk and call and write ot your Congressional people. Congress fund USCIS and the want ot know the truth : YOUR STORIES. keep concise notes, names, people, times, remember: be kind, firm and fair in all your correspondence.

NVC telephone wait was long but super friendly and helpful staff. made you feel at ease and treated you with respect.

Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 180 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 237 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2011-03-31
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Point of entry went very smoothly. Took the non stop flight from Moscow to Washington DC. It was 1/3 of the price of US carriers.
Flight was on time.
Immigration lines were not excessive. When Sasha presented her envelope "the big secret" she was quickly sent to the special immigration area. (There were many people waiting there for additional screening from mainly from the Istanbul flight). ]
Sasha was seen quite quickly with only a few non intrusive questions followed by "welcome to the United states and sorry you had to wait". Very kind indeed.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Date Filed : 2011-05-16
NOA Date : 2011-06-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** : 2011-08-02
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-08-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-08-27
Comments : we shall more details later. We are so blessed to have the ultra slow case from Missouri transferred to CSC. Wow ! approved in less than 2 weeks after our very late advance parole.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-05-16
NOA Date : 2011-06-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-08-23
Date Card Received : 2011-05-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 99 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Kansas City MO
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-05-16
NOA Date : 2011-06-10
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-05-18
Comments : our request is to travel in late July.
AP was sent from Lee's Summit, MO but case is now transferred to CSC in Laguna Niguel.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 72 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Moscow, Russia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 23, 2011
Embassy Review : full review later but here is key points:

only 3 interviewees today.
Sasha took her interview at 8 am and was approved by 10.30am.
She was asked if she want to interview in Russian and replied
in English and did the interview entirely in English.

Lots of questions regarding pictures and meeting in laws etc.
all went well - no complications.
Male consular officer - very respectful, very fair, very business like
and thanked her for her depth of documentation and her wished her well for her new life.

all 3 ladies there today got approved !
Rating : Very Good

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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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