DiZZyLoX's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Diz
Beneficiary's Name: Loxy
VJ Member: DiZZyLoX
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-10-19
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Immigration Checklist for Diz & Loxy:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2010-12-20
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-23
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-05-09
NVC Received : 2011-05-23
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-05-24
Consulate Received : 2011-05-27
Packet 3 Received : 2011-06-07
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-06-03
Packet 4 Received : 2011-06-23
Interview Date : 2011-07-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-07-25
US Entry : 2011-07-26
Marriage : 2011-10-01
Comments : NOA1: 12/23/2010
Woohoo! NOA1 Text & Email notification & Check Cashed: 12.30.2010 // NOA1 hard copy received 01.02.2011
(dated 12.23.2010)
Ahhh...the shortest wait. The zest you get from this little first touch is enough to last you a good month alone :)

NOA2: 05/09/2011
This is by far the hardest wait of them all...the wait to NOA2! At the time that we filed, VSC was averaging between 6 and 7 months before they even touched your case. Miraculously, in a fit of what I can only call despair at this point, VSC picked up the pace and approved our case in 4 months and 2 weeks. I highly suggest SKYPE, ONLINE video games and WORKING OUT to fill your time. Trust me!! Don't just sit at home! You'll go crazy!

NVC Received: 05/23/2011
Ok, so the wait for NOA2 was hard, but you knew you were going to be in it for the long haul, so your expectations were low. The wait for NVC to receive your file can truly be the hardest wait. I did not cry one time until this part of the process. It took 15 days for NVC to receive our case when our buds were getting there in 3 or 4 days. But...we got there! hindsight is 20/20 but on the 12th day of not knowing where your case is, you just wanna die!! <3

Medical Booked: 05/31/2011
I love my honey. Soon as we received our case number, he called to schedule his medical. They offered a date 2 weeks later than the date he actually booked. A simple "aw, man. was hoping for something earlier" and he gets booked in within a week! i love him!!

Consulate Received Case: 05/27/2011
They must put that petition on a fighter jet cause let me tell ya, this happens QUICKLY!! Put on your dancing shoes, this celebration comes quickly! :)

Packet 3 Sent to Consulate: 06/03/2011
We called DOS to find out if our case had been logged. It had! Packet 3 was not yet sent by the consulate, but we figured, hey - they have us logged...let's send out the packet! And so, before we ever receive it in the mail...it's off! Next step, pay the visa fee and wait on that elusive interview! w00t! In fact, just found out...packet 3 was shipped to us the same day we shipped it to them. The irony!

MRV FEE Paid - 06/06/2011
Wasn't sure when exactly to do this, so we figured why not do it the day packet 3 delivers to the consulate. So we did. Quick an easy. I suggest having the USC call the extortion line. It's cheaper and was uber easy. Next stop...interview!

Packet 4 Rec'd - 06/23/2011
Well...the long awaited Packet 4 with the interview date. Too bad our interview date is 2 months away! Imagine our disappointment! We assume it has to do with our wedding date being October 1st, but we've put a request in to have our interview date brought forward to allow for wedding preparations. We shall see what they say! Either way, it's good to know our paperwork was received and considered "worthy". All good things :)
Edit: Rec'd our new interview date: July 18th. :)


Interview - 7/18/2011
This was the absolute hardest part for me, even though my handsome fiance said it was painless. Waiting the 5 hours for him to call me and tell me...APPROVED!!! Review coming soon as I get the deets from my man! thank GOD!

Visa Delivery: 07/25/2011
I'm not going to lie. I freaked out waiting on that tracking to come through on the website for our Visa. turns out it takes 5 - 7 days to process. I called DOS, they said administrative processing. I freaked out. Then they told me administrative processing is normal for any visa and not to worry. And whadda ya know. They were right. Really exciting!!!!

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 137 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 207 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Washington DC
POE Date : 2011-07-26
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Nice and easy! Couple easy questions, no secondary customs. A whole bunch of stamps, I-94. Didn't take the CD with xrays and FI was on his way! Took about 10 minutes. They said he had an A number assigned already and didnt think that was right but they just shrugged it off :)


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Jacksonville FL
Date Filed : 2011-12-28
NOA Date : 2011-12-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-27
AOS Transfer** : 2012-01-20
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-05-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-05-15
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-12-29
NOA Date : 2011-12-31
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-27
Approved Date : 2012-02-22
Date Card Received : 2012-03-01
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 55 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-12-29
NOA Date : 2011-12-31
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-03-01
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 55 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-03-25
NOA Date : 2014-03-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-05-06
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-10-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Sent the form on Mar. 25, 2014.
Received on Mar. 27, 2014.
Waiting on check to be cashed as of Mar 31. 2014
Biometrics on May. 06, 2014
Approved on Oct. 14, 2014!

Longest wait here was from check cashing to approval :) Looking forward to going for US Citizenship next!


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 18, 2011
Embassy Review : As per my Fiance...

He arrived at approximately 7:45am, and was turned away immediately for having the digital picture key-chain I got him. After a trek to Goulds, and 3 pounds later, he was back in line at around 8:25.

Handed over his MRV Receipt and Interview letter, went through security, got his number, took a seat. That adorable little key-chain must have cost him because he had to wait over 2 hours before he was seen (number 914). When he finally was seen, they took his finger prints (left 4 fingers, right 4 fingers, both thumbs), his birth certificate, copy of his birth certificate, police records, passport photos, passport, I-134 and financial evidence. Afterwards he sat back down and began filling out the courier sheet that was given to him after his documents were taken.

At this point, SOMEBODY had to use the toilet...went to the toilet...and...his number was called. Oops

After completely missing his number, he was told to sit back down until it was called again. 30 minutes later it was called again and he answered 2 simple questions:

How did you meet?

When did you meet in person?

That was it. No further evidence. Fiance said he had all of the evidence from the I-129F that I had front loaded the petition with an after a couple of jokes were made, he was sent to the courier window.

3-5 business days and the visa should be in hand.

He left the consulate with a CD of his medical results, and tracking number for the visa. All pretty easy, he said. In and out in about 3 hours.

YAY!!



(updated on July 21, 2011)
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