delidana's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Olcay
Beneficiary's Name: Azad
VJ Member: delidana
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2012-02-27
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Immigration Checklist for Olcay & Azad :

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 : Ankara, Turkey
I-129F Sent : 2010-10-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-10-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-05-04
NVC Received : 2011-05-13
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-05-16
Consulate Received : 2011-05-20
Packet 3 Received : 2011-05-26
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-06-07
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-07-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-07-27
US Entry : 2011-08-28
Marriage :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 190 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2011-07-28
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Baltimore MD
Date Filed : 2011-09-17
NOA Date : 2011-09-19
RFE(s) : 2011-12-14
Bio. Appt. : 2011-11-04
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments : We received a text and mail that the petition is in card production, so no interview we assume.


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-17
NOA Date : 2011-09-19
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between May 1, 2012 and May 9, 2012*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-17
NOA Date : 2011-09-19
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between April 28, 2012 and May 13, 2012*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 2, 2011
Embassy Review : We arrived at the Consulate at 6 am even though our appointment was at 8:30. There was only a police officer guarding the gate and he told us there is no need to wait there, since they don't really form a line. He said it was fine to get there 5 of 8 and we should be fine. There is a pastry shop across the street that had served breakfast and we spent some time there. When we cam back to the gate, we realized there was a line formed already but once the gate was open, the attendant split the line and told non-immigrants to go across the gate and wait. He collected the passports from us and went back inside.
I told him that I wanted to be allowed in with my fiance but he said If I he had "plus 1 " noted by his name (my fiance) then I can go in. I have e-mailed the consulate ahead of time for permission but they have not returned a reply. Even though I tried to be pushy, I was not allowed.
Azad came out about 2 hours later. He said the attendants were very helpful in showing what to do and where to wait etc. He said a lady (American) in Turkish asked him to give only some of the proof of our relationship. She took a couple photos ( she preferred they included family), emails, Skype and phone records and transferred them inside to another office, assuming to be given to the interviewing officer. We had a file almost 2" thick, but the lady told Azad they did not need to see all that. Oh well.
When he was called, since he doesn't speak English, the officer started asking questions in Turkish. He said her Turkish was very clear and understandable. He was asked when and how we met, what I do in US, what he plans to do when he gets here, what date we intend to marry. Very few questions and she mostly looked at a screen and kept a very firm face the whole time. After a minute or so of silence, she said congratulations, you are approved, have a nice trip.
He then went to UPS counter and paid for shipment and came out to give me a big relief hug.
Rating : 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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