marielac's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: mariela
Beneficiary's Name: walter
VJ Member: marielac
Country: Honduras

Last Updated: 2012-06-11
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Immigration Checklist for mariela & walter:

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 : Honduras
I-129F Sent : 2011-01-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-01-25
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-06-27
NVC Received : 2011-06-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-07-01
Consulate Received : 2011-07-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2011-10-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-10-11
US Entry : 2011-11-05
Marriage : 2011-12-21
Comments : WOOHOO!
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 153 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 253 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Fort Lauderdale
POE Date : 2011-11-05
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2012-01-24
NOA Date : 2012-01-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-06-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-01-24
NOA Date : 2012-01-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-02-21
Approved Date : 2012-03-20
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 56 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-01-24
NOA Date : 2012-01-28
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 56 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Honduras
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 12, 2011
Embassy Review : So we get to the embssy at 7:15. There's a huge line. We get inside and Walter realizes he forgot his medical results. He runs back to the hotel. He gets back and we go to a window to give some rue woman our papers and he forgot his pictures! We run back and go back to the window. She tells us to wait to be called our number was 430. There were about 100 people there! So we get called to a room and he gets his fingerprnts screened by a nice man. We go back to the wall to wait. We find a seat closer to the resident visa section. The old rude woman is yelling at people and e hope we don't get her! After an hour or so we get called and pheewwww....not to the rude woman. A nice woman asks if we paid the 350. We say no so she tellsme to go. Waltr gives me the money but he has 400, not 350. I get anxious waiting in line not knowing how its going and the woman tells me I need exact change. I go back and tel him. The woman says to go to the bank. He runs while I wait and wait. He finally comes back and we pay. Thanfully we pass that part. Many were denied right then. We actually brought too many papers. No birth certfic, police cert, or cosponsor info was needed nor many receipts. So we wait for the interview. The vending mchine steals our money so he goes to buy lunch. We wait about an hour for the interviews. There's only aabout 5 people passed. They're taking a looong time and we get nervous. Our number gets called! We go in and a nice american is there. She asks him my jobinfo, birthdate, when wemet, why were getting married, when, and looks at our pics. Actuallu, only glances at 3. She is idly glancintg at our papers. She asks how many times I've visited him. He stamers and I try to explain how many but she says"walter?" Meaning she doesn't want to hear me so I be quiet I guess they have ways to see if smomeone is lying but he answers correctly. She then says "at this moment ur visa has been approved" and smiles..were shocked! He gets teary eyed and we hug and she gives us privacy by looking away. She hands us a green slip to return tomorow. We leave while the people left smile at us it was a wonderful experience. The security take their jb too seriously though haha. Our visa wasn't ready that day but it was next Tuesday. He'll be here next month!
Rating : Very Good


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