keda's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: V
Beneficiary's Name: H
VJ Member: keda
Country: Germany

Last Updated: 2011-12-01
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Immigration Checklist for V & H:

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 : Frankfurt, Germany
I-129F Sent : 2010-10-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-10-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-27
NVC Received : 2011-05-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2011-05-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-19
Packet 4 Received : 2011-06-03
Interview Date : 2011-06-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-25
US Entry : 2011-06-27
Marriage : 2011-08-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 184 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 : Boston
POE Date : 2011-06-27
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2011-09-02
NOA Date : 2011-09-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-11
AOS Transfer** : 2011-10-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-11-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2011-12-01
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-02
NOA Date : 2011-09-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-11-01
Date Card Received : 2011-11-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 60 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-02
NOA Date : 2011-09-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-11-09
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 60 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Frankfurt, Germany
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 17, 2011
Embassy Review : I had my interview on June 16th at 9:30am. Took a train to Frankfurt and then subway U5 to Giesser Strasse (runs every 5 minutes and takes 16 minutes from Hauptbahnhof), from there it's just a 2 minute walk. I had my cellphone with me and left it at a little shop next to the subway station, when I picked it up again later I threw some money into their Kaffeekasse. I also saw people hiding something that might have been a phone in the shrubs, and on the way back I saw that the kiosk next to the subway stop offers safekeeping. So if you need your phone later that day, you can bring it with you and just leave it there.
I got there at about 9:10am, there was a huge queue for non-immigrant visas, but I was told to jump the queue and go straight ahead. I could bring my water bottle through the security check, I was just asked to take a sip in front of them.
It was fairly busy (it's a huge place!), but I didn't have to wait that long. They didn't ask for any proof of our relationship, or ongoing relationship. All I needed was my birth certificate (1 original, 1 copy), police certificate, and the affidavit with supporting evidence. Well, and 4.25 in stamps and two pictures. I guess they did look at the letters of intent I had sent in with the forms.
The only questions they asked where more like small talk (where does your fiance live, where does he work, does he have siblings, have you met his parents, will your family come to the wedding, what do you plan on doing in the US in terms of work, when did you last see each other). Nothing to worry about, everyone was very friendly.

I was out of there by 11am.
Rating : Very Good

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(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.

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