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  Petitioner's Name: Guy
Beneficiary's Name: YanJuan
VJ Member: bigdog
Country: China

Last Updated: 2013-07-30
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Immigration Checklist for Guy & YanJuan:

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 : Guangzhou, China
I-129F Sent : 2010-05-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-05-18
I-129F RFE(s) : 2010-07-27
RFE Reply(s) : 2010-08-06
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-08-13
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2010-10-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-10-29
Packet 4 Received : 2010-11-05
Interview Date : 2010-12-02
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-12-09
US Entry : 2011-02-04
Marriage : 2011-03-04
Comments : 4 hours to get through customs, no questions
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 87 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 198 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Los Angeles
POE Date : 2011-02-04
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Took 3 hours.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Phoenix AZ
Date Filed : 2011-04-21
NOA Date : 2011-04-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-01-09
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-01-09
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2012-01-17
Comments : My Case Status

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Your Case Status:
Card/ Document Production

On January 9, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. Please follow any instructions on the notice. Your new permanent resident card should be mailed within 60 days following this registration or after you complete any ADIT processing referred to in the welcome notice, whichever is later. If you move before receiving your card, please call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

During this step the formal decision (approved/denied) is written and the decision notice is mailed and/or emailed to the applicant/petitioner. You can use our current processing time to gage when you can expect to receive a final decision. Waiting 2 yrs for 10 yr card and citizenship.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-03-29
NOA Date : 2011-04-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-05-16
Approved Date : 2011-06-20
Date Card Received : 2011-06-29
Comments : should have applied for AP at same time.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 83 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-12
NOA Date : 2011-08-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2011-08-27
Comments : Applied for after info pass meeting.
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 12 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-11-12
NOA Date : 2012-11-15
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-07-23
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-07-30
Comments : Filed after doing a I90. USCIS ISO states you will most likely not get a biometrics due to I90 completed on September 05, 2012. No email of approval, GC and approval letter in mail box same day.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Guangzhou, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 3, 2010
Embassy Review : Embassy staff efficient and nice to finance, visa approval in morning, hard copy due the next week.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review:
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-02-04
Embassy Review : Lax California 4 hours wait, polite officer no questions.
Harassment Level : Low

Local US CIS Office Review: Phoenix AZ
Review Topic: cis_topic
Event Description
Review Date : January 11, 2012
Embassy Review : Arrived at the new USCIS Office 16th St. and Buckeye, just N of the I10, at 7:05AM and passed through security with no issues, they told me we would be first up. IO called us back to her office and swore us in. She was professional, courteous, polite and patient with my wife. After a review of the I485 she asked about my visit to China, her family and their position on her leaving China to come to USA. She asked some more general questions, and then wanted our Evidence of our relationship, I provided several documents and she stated we were approved and had already ordered the production of the Green Card.
Due to an immediate cruise, she had another officer stamp her passport with an I551 seal.
USCIS, Phoenix is a new office, comfortable and easy to find.
Harassment Level : 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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