LlamaInvasion's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Anneli
VJ Member: LlamaInvasion
Country: Norway

Last Updated: 2013-10-11
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Anneli:

Dept of State Other Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

Other Visa
Event Date
NVC Received :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Pittsburgh PA
Date Filed : 2011-03-13
NOA Date : 2011-03-24
RFE(s) : 2011-04-01
Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-20
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-05-24 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-05-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2011-06-03
Comments : Contacted my congressman in late April. Expedite request granted due to financial hardship.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-03-13
NOA Date : 2011-03-24
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-05-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 52 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-02-27
NOA Date : 2013-03-04
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-04-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-08-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-08-27
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Local US CIS Office Review: Pittsburgh PA
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : May 24, 2011
Embassy Review : We had our AOS interview at the Pittsburgh office. I (beneficiary) was adjusting from F1.

Our appointment was at 9am. We arrived about 10 mins early; they have their own parking lot which seemed spacious enough, so no need to try to find downtown parking. There's also two parking garages nearby.

The waiting room had about six people in it total and we waited about 15 mins before we got called in. The interviewing officer was named David and was very friendly, but professional. He started by swearing us both in. Then he went through some details from my I-485, confirmed my date of birth, address, phone number etc. He asked us how we met, why I decided to go to school here, how long I'd been in school and if I was going to continue with my education. He then asked my husband what he did for a living and asked us both if we'd been married before.

We then talked about our wedding, if our parents attended (his did; mine did not) and why mine did not (they couldn't fly due to short notice and health issues). He asked if my husband had met my family. He also asked about my pregnancy and why I wanted to go home to Norway to give birth. He then asked for our evidence of a bona fide marriage. I showed him our marriage license, our lease agreements going back 1.5 years, joint bank account statements, and a stack of photos (both from the wedding and from previously in our relationship). We did not have an album.

The IO asked about our I-864 and our joint sponsor (my father in law) and confirmed that the joint sponsor knew the responsibilities that came with being a joint sponsor. Then he went down the list that's usually filled out when entering the US - you know, "have you ever been arrested, have you ever been involved or affiliated with terrorist organizations," etc. After that he told me he would give me a 2-year gc, and went over a list of things I can and cannot do as a LPR. Then he told me since I'm pregnant and need to travel soon, he would give me a passport stamp too. The whole process took about 20 mins.
Harassment Level : Very Good

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