Cathey & Paul's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Cathey
Beneficiary's Name: Paul
VJ Member: Cathey & Paul
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2016-04-19
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Immigration Checklist for Cathey & Paul:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2010-05-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-05-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-10-19
NVC Received : 2010-10-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-10-25
Consulate Received : 2010-10-29
Packet 3 Received : 2010-11-01
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-11-17
Packet 4 Received : 2010-11-26
Interview Date : 2010-12-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result: Approved
Visa Received : 2010-12-20
US Entry : 2010-12-22
Marriage : 2010-12-23
Comments : Going through SFO was a breeze you don't really need 2-3 hours..
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 144 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 200 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2010-12-22
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2011-01-24
NOA Date : 2011-02-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-08
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-05-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-05-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-05-10
Comments : Talking about nerve wracking - our appt was at 7:14 am. we had to get up at 5 am for our drive. promptly at 715 we met with the immigration officer.

mom / dad's name
where do you live
date of birthday
additional pictures
filed 2010 taxes provided
asked questions about our activities outside (since we are both outdoor people)
if we have any kids
prior marriages (prior with Paul - provided details of divorce in Australia)

said she did not have any problems with our file added 3 comments (the file was about 4 inches thick) and said that we were approved!

We got to the car and started to cry tears of joy - what a blessed day!~

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-01-26
NOA Date : 2011-02-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-08
Approved Date : 2011-03-24
Date Card Received : 2011-04-01
Comments : today was a good day NO JOKE April Fools's day turned out perfect.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-05
NOA Date : 2013-02-07
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2013-02-18
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-06-26
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2013-06-26
Comments :

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Denver CO
Date Filed : 2015-10-01
NOA Date : 2015-10-08
Bio. Appt. : 2015-10-30
Interview Date : 2016-01-25
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-04-14
Comments : Done and Done!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 19, 2010
Embassy Review : P met with the Consulate at 11 am. He went up to the floor that they described and handed in his information. He waited around an hour and then went to the furthest window to go through the paperwork. Handed in packet 4 items. Sat down for 30 minutes waiting.

Met with the consulate. Asked how we meet / where we meet / when we met/ how much time we spent together over time / what job he had when he was in Colorado before the process started (then he went to Sydney to wait for the process) / how often we have seen each other / how we communicate while apart

He fumbled through our documents.

congratulations you have your visa - you will receive the visa in 7 - 10 days.

On the I -134 it asks for id make sure that if you are the petitioner that you submit a copy of your passport (I did not but that was not an issue) just a note.

Approved left at 1:30pm (so 2 hours there)
Rating : 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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