jkb11's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Natalie
Beneficiary's Name: Jurek
VJ Member: jkb11
Country: Poland

Last Updated: 2016-12-20
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Immigration Checklist for Natalie & Jurek:

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 : Warsaw, Poland
I-129F Sent : 2011-12-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-12-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-04-26
NVC Received : 2012-05-14
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-05-15
Consulate Received : 2012-05-18
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-18
Packet 4 Received : 2012-05-25
Interview Date : 2012-06-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-06-13
US Entry : 2012-11-14
Marriage : 2012-12-08
Comments : Completely painless visa interview and no problems at the POE
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 121 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 164 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Chicago
POE Date : 2012-11-14
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Easy and pleasant POE experience, absolutely no problems going through

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2012-12-18
NOA Date : 2012-12-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-01-16
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-07-27
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2013-08-03
Comments : Approved in 7 months, 7 days (219 days). Processed at the NBC, no RFEs, no interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-12-18
NOA Date : 2012-12-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-01-16
Approved Date : 2013-02-13
Date Card Received : 2013-02-22
Comments : EAD/AP combo card valid for 1 year
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-12-18
NOA Date : 2012-12-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-02-22
Comments : EAD/AP combo card valid for 1 year
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 57 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-05-11
NOA Date : 2015-05-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-15
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-09-24
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2015-10-02
Comments : No interview

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Date Filed : 2016-04-29
NOA Date : 2016-05-04
Bio. Appt. : 2016-05-24
Interview Date : 2016-11-15
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2016-12-20
Comments : Easy and straightforward interview. Longer wait due to being an IOE applicant during the transition process.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Warsaw, Poland
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 8, 2012
Embassy Review : My fiancee and I arrived at the embassy at 8:30, got through the security gates (we knew to leave all electronic devices behind beforehand) and were promptly directed to the Immigrant Visa Unit. There were only two other people waiting in the room, so we hoped for a fast service

We went to registration (window 8), had to show the letter, received a number. Then after a few minutes we got called to another window (no. 7) to have all the documents collected. The lady asked if we were legally free to marry, did we plan on getting married before arriving to the U.S and did I have any problems with the law.

We received the cashier voucher (Form IV/F02) and sat down instructed to wait with the payment until all our data is in the system and we do the biometrics. 10 minutes or so have passed and I got my fingerprints taken and were instructed to pay the fee (window no. 1). After shelling out 864PLN and getting the receipt, the only thing left was the interview.

10 minutes later a young CO lady appeared in window no. 2. She went through a few papers and shortly after that the first number appeared on the board. Not sure what was that about, but it only took them around 10 seconds to talk and then, the interviewee left.

Then I noticed she grabbed our file, started going through all our papers, she looked at us sitting in the room, smiled, kept reading the papers, kept on smiling and after 5, maybe 10 minutes of reviewing the documents our number came up.

We approached the window and I introduced my USC fiancee to her. I took an oath and the interview was conducted in English All she wanted to hear is how we met, if I have ever been to the U.S., overstayed my I-94 and if I still work as a computer programmer. Then she asked my fiancee if it was her first trip to Poland (second), we showed her the visa. Then we started discussing Euro 2012

After all this we got informed that our case looks good and that we\'ve been approved. I got our pictures back (the ones we attached to I-129F), the DHL slip, a K-1 visa information sheet and was good to go! We left the Embassy around 9:40am, so the whole thing took an hour. Definitely a stress-free experience

(updated on June 8, 2012)
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