disney09's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Mike
Beneficiary's Name: Rain
VJ Member: disney09
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2012-02-27
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Immigration Checklist for Mike & Rain:

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 : 2010-11-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-11-12
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-06
NVC Received : 2011-04-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-18
Consulate Received : 2011-04-19
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-05-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2011-06-24
Marriage : 2011-07-09
Comments : Wedding on July 11, 2011. Our engagement anniversary.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 145 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 189 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2011-08-30
NOA Date : 2011-09-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-11
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-12-08
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-12-18
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-08-30
NOA Date : 2011-09-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date : 2011-11-03
Date Card Received : 2011-11-04
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 20, 2011
Embassy Review : My interview schedule is May 20 at 6:25am

We arrived at the embassy around 5am. The lady guards checked all the DS Forms and appointment letter. I went in front of the ticket booth to drop my Appointment Letter,DS Forms(2 copies of DS 156, 2 copies of DS 157 and 1 copy of DS 156K) and BPI receipt. He stapled all my documents and gave me my number and asked me to drop them at Window 39.

I had my pre-screening with a friendly pinay. I greeted her with a smile and she greeted me back with a smile. The first thing she asked me was my age. I said "21 po" and she looked like she can't believe it. She asked me for my NBI clearance, CENOMAR, NSO Birth Certificate, Form I-134 and the other papers for my affidavit of support. She saw my pink nail art and said "ang cute naman ng pink nails mo". I said "thank you po, gusto ko po terno sa dress ko" And she said "Oo terno din sa hairband mo". I said "Ay oo nga po". She asked me a lot of questions and as far as I remember..

-Name, Birthday and Work
-My fiance's job, birthday and age
-Where is he living now?
-What's his job?
-How did we meet each other? When and Where. I said my friend introduced us together
-She then asked me how did they meet each other?
-When did we become serious to each other
-Does he own a house now?
-Is he living with someone else now?
-She also asked how much did I pay in BPI. I really forgot how much in pesos and I said, 14000? Too late when I realized its 15000+ Hahahaha

Basically, it's all questions about you and your fiance and there's nothing to worry about since we both know all our loved ones so well. She then noticed my NBI Clearance! I was really worried about my NSO BC and NBI. My NSO is blurry and my NBI has a little problem. She asked why is my NBI clearance have a space on my second name and there's no space on the rest of my papers. It should be LeeAnne and not Lee Anne. I thought she will reject me. She asked for our pictures together.

Few minutes later and my number was flashed again. I had my fingerprint scanning with a black guy.

The final interview is the longest part. I waited for an hour before my number was flashed again. I was asked to go to Window 63 for my final interview. My idea of a final interview inside a room with the consul is wrong He's a white guy and he looks serious and suplado. The other applicants before me were denied for some reasons. That's when I felt nervous! He asked me to take an oath before he started giving me questions.

He asked for my name.
Who is my petitioner?
What is my relationship to him?
He asked about his job. I said "Firefighter in the United States Air force"
And he said "Wow."
He asked, "did he put out any big fire yet?"
I said "Yes Sir!"
And we both laughed.
He asked how did we meet each other. I said my friend introduced us together.
And he asked me "why didn't they become together?" And he smiled.
He asked how long have we been together. I said 5 years this August.
He asked for his B-day and B-place
When did he move out from TN? I honestly dont know the answer and I said "I'm not sure Sir but his parents are still in TN now."
He said "Oh I see. You talk to them?" I said "Yes Sir" He asked "What do you think about them?" I said "they are so kind"
He asked if we're previously married before or if we had any children. I said No.
And the rest is talking about our marriage plan.

After the normal conversation he said "Ok I will approved your visa now." And I gave him a big smile and said thank you. And he asked me to wait for my name to be called on Window 73 for the courier delivery. I got called and filled out the courier form and dropped it on Window 70. I was out from the embassy around 9:45am!

My fiance is now back home from his deployment and I'll have my visa in few days! God is SOOOO GOOD!

(updated on May 23, 2011)

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