LostandFound's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Lauren
Beneficiary's Name: Ryan
VJ Member: LostandFound
Country: Netherlands

Last Updated: 2014-07-31
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Immigration Checklist for Lauren & Ryan:

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 : Portugal
I-129F Sent : 2010-10-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-10-22
I-129F RFE(s) : 2011-04-14
RFE Reply(s) : 2011-04-27
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-07-28
NVC Received : 2011-08-04
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-08-08
Consulate Received : 2011-08-19
Packet 3 Received : 2011-08-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-16
Packet 4 Received : 2011-10-04
Interview Date : 2011-10-20 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-10-25
US Entry : 2011-11-11
Marriage : 2011-12-10
Comments : The Lisbon Embassy is a quiet sort of embassy, but the people are very helpful. We arrived at 8:00 am and by 8:30 am we were already inside and had had our first talk with the lady at the window. He was asked a few simple questions about me such as:

"What's your finacee's address?"
"What's your fiancee's phone number?"
"What's your fiancee's birthday?"

After paying the second fee we had to wait about an hour to get to the actual interview part. We were called up to another window where he was asked a few more simple questions along the lines of:

"Where did you meet?"
"How long have you known each other?"
"How many trips has your fiancee made to see you?"
"What do your parents think about you going to the USA?"

They took the medical forms, and all the required documents including the I-134, but they never asked for any proof of relationship. I think this is mostly because the US citizen was actually at the interview. In the end they had a huge pile of documents in a folder and kept his passport. The lady then told us there would be a bit more processing and when he asked if we were essentially approved she said yes. We were then directed to a small table where you have to set up a courier service, give them your address, and pay the fee. All in all it was a good experience and the people were very nice.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 279 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 363 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2011-11-11 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : Overall the process was pretty simple. First officer was polite and helped him to the interview room. He was asked a few questions and then approved within 30 minutes of arriving. The only bad thing to say was that an officer not helping him made a rather insulting comment. She asked him, "How much is she charging you?" And after my fiance's disbelief she clarified that she was asking how much I was charging him to get married. He replied that no one was being charged any money to which she replied, "Oh, so you're actually in love then?" What a horrible thing to say to someone!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2012-01-24
NOA Date : 2012-02-06
RFE(s) : 2014-07-04
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-21
AOS Transfer** : 2012-02-15
Interview Date : 2014-03-31 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-07-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received:
Comments :

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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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