InsomniacDoze's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Sean
Beneficiary's Name: Char
VJ Member: InsomniacDoze
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-02-12
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Immigration Checklist for Sean & Char:

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 : London, United Kingdom
I-129F Sent : 2010-06-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-09
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-12-03
NVC Received : 2010-12-10
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-12-22
Consulate Received : 2010-12-30
Packet 3 Received : 2011-01-08
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-01-21
Packet 4 Received : 2011-03-07
Interview Date : 2011-03-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-01
US Entry : 2011-04-23
Marriage : 2011-05-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 262 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Seattle
POE Date : 2011-04-23
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I was the only immigrant there, lot of waiting around but the staff were lovely.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2011-09-17
NOA Date : 2011-09-26
RFE(s) : 2011-10-10
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2011-12-12
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-12-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2011-12-17
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-09-17
NOA Date : 2011-09-26
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-21
Approved Date : 2011-11-21
Date Card Received : 2011-11-25
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 65 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-10-07
NOA Date : 2013-10-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-11-05
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-01-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2014-02-05
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 29, 2011
Embassy Review : My interview was meant to be 9am. I set off early and was outside the embassy for about 8. I found it really easily, I remembered a review I read on here saying the building didn't look like an embassy...IT HAS A MASSIVE GOLDEN EAGLE AND A GIANT U.S. FLAG ON. You can't really miss it. Queued for about 20mins (the queue was small compared to what it looked like an hour later), went through security and arrived at the front desk. They took my visa payment page and then gave me a sticker with a number on it. I sat down in the waiting area, the system they have is like Argos, you watch the screen and wait until your number comes up. I waited about an hour...I have no idea since there aren't ANY clocks in the place. Then i was called to the window. The lady was chatty and friendly, I liked her. She took my fingerprints and she hardly took any of my financial evidence (I brought tons for the I-134s just in case) and took my original birth certificate, deed poll and police certificate as well as the copies..oh and my passport, and told me I'd get the originals back at the next window. She gave me my cd with my chest xray on and a form to fill in for the courier. She then said to take a seat in the same waiting room and wait for the same number.
It was only about an hour until I was called up again, maybe less time, I was chatting to someone else who was waiting for a K1 visa so the time flew by. When i went to the next window I was greeted by an american man, he took my fingerprints and then made me swear that everything on the forms was the truth, I answered with "I do" cos I didn't know what I was meant to say hah. He asked me a few questions like what does my fiance do, where does he live, when are we intending to get married, where we met...which was hilarious because we met online and I really didn't want to say the name out loud. When I did he laughed and said that's definitely one of the weirdest he's come across.
He then congratulated me and said to expect my visa in 1 to 2 weeks. I just grinned like an idiot, thanks him and skipped off to the courier desk.
The girl who served me there was incredibly friendly, asking me questions etc. It didn't take long since it looked like I'd missed the huge queue of non-immigrant visa people.
I then left the embassy and rushed home to book my plane ticket.
So all in all, it was a good experience, it's pretty slow because of the amount of visas they're processing but I got there half an hour early and ended up being processed before people with earlier appoinments, I guess it counts on when you walk through the door and get given the number.
Rating : Very Good

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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
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
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