PAGE 11's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: P
VJ Member: PAGE 11
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2013-12-16
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Immigration Checklist for A & P:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2010-11-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-11-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-06
NVC Received : 2011-04-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-13
Consulate Received : 2011-04-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-06-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-06-22
US Entry : 2011-07-10
Marriage : 2011-09-08
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 131 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 188 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2011-07-10
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : It took about 2 minutes. Officer was impersonal and efficient. He only asked me when the wedding date was, and reminded me about the 90 day deadline.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Fresno CA
Date Filed : 2011-09-12
NOA Date : 2011-09-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-12-05
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-12-12
Comments : AOS interview went smoothly. Received green card exactly 3 months from filing.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-12
NOA Date : 2011-09-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-12
Approved Date : 2011-11-10
Date Card Received : 2011-11-21
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 59 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-12
NOA Date : 2011-09-14
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-12-21
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 59 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-09-09
NOA Date : 2013-09-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-10-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-12-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 2, 2011
Embassy Review : Overall the interview process went quite well. People were professional and organized, though there was a lot of waiting time due to the huge number of applicants. I won't go through the whole process, others have written about this before.

Some observations and suggestions about my own experience:

- No proper pedestrian lane in front of the embassy which is pretty dangerous for those arriving from across the street. But a guard told me they will complete an overpass soon.

- My appointment was at 6:30, I arrived at 5:45, and was all done by 9:30. I don't think you need to arrive earlier than I did. Once they open the doors at 6:00 am the line moves pretty fast.

- I paid my visa fee online with BPI, as this was one of the options given. I only got an email confirmation, no receipt. At least 2 of the staff I dealt with were not familiar with this and had to call maybe their supervisor to check on this. Luckily I brought my bank statement showing the corresponding debit and I had to submit this for extra proof of payment.

- For those who are still worried about the police clearance from Singapore (like I was-- it has been unavailable except on appeal since Oct 2010) you can rest easy : all the staff have been informed of this change and they did not require one from me.

- The consular officer who interviewed me was pleasant as well as professional.

Overall, I think if you are eligible, well-prepared and have all the necessary documentation, you will be ok.
Rating : Very Good


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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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