MarSar's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sarah
Beneficiary's Name: Martin
VJ Member: MarSar
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2020-01-07
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Immigration Checklist for Sarah & Martin:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2010-08-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-09-13
I-129F RFE(s) : N/A
RFE Reply(s) : N/A
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-03-02
NVC Received : 2011-03-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-03-11
Consulate Received : 2011-03-14
Packet 3 Received : 2011-03-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-03-25
Packet 4 Received : 2011-04-15
Interview Date : 2011-05-05 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-05-12
US Entry : 2011-06-18
Marriage : 2011-06-28
Comments : Medical: 2011-03-25
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 170 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 : Newark
POE Date : 2011-06-18 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2011-08-10
NOA Date : 2011-08-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-11-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-01-09 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-01-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2012-01-17
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-10
NOA Date : 2011-08-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-11-21
Approved Date : 2011-11-21
Date Card Received : 2011-12-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 103 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-10
NOA Date : 2011-08-15
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-12-01
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 69 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-10-22
NOA Date : 2013-10-30
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-29
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-01-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2014-02-07
Comments : Application was originally sent to Vermont but then transferred to California on 11/16/2013

Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Newark NJ
Date Filed : 2019-12-19
NOA Date : 2019-12-30
Bio. Appt. : 2020-01-22
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

POE Review: Newark
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-06-18
Embassy Review : I arrived at Newark on a Saturday night at about 10pm and so am not sure whether the Border Patrol were on a shift change or not, but the guy at the counter who called me forward was not happy when I handed over my brown packet and pasport with my K1 visa in. He was clearly agitated and opened the envelope and shuffled the papers around before taking my photo and fingerprints. He then told me he was taking me downstairs 'to sort all this out' and I was asked to follow him in the elevator to the next floor down.

I was then taken to the customs area next to the baggage collection where my pasport and envelope were given to another officer, who asked me if this was a K1 and then I was told he'd process it and I had to sit and wait in the seating area a few yards away until called back. I could see him looking through my paperwork and after about 10 minutes was called back up to the counter. He just said that everything was OK and that I had 90 days to get married and that I could go collect my luggage and go. That was it, no questions or anything.

So all in all quite a painless apart from a grumpy Border Patrol Officer at the start, but I put that down to him probably just at the end of his shift and didn't fancy processing a K1.
Harassment Level : Low

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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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