Big John's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: John
Beneficiary's Name: Rebeca
VJ Member: Big John
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2015-05-04
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Immigration Checklist for John & Rebeca:

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 : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2011-04-15
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-04-19
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-07-11
NVC Received : 2011-08-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-08-08
Consulate Received : 2011-08-12
Packet 3 Received : 2011-09-03
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-09-03
Packet 4 Received : 2011-08-20
Interview Date : 2011-09-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-09-22
US Entry : 2011-10-13
Marriage : 2011-10-28
Comments : The Process went so smoothly..The waiting time is terrible, but compared to a lifetime of love, well worth it. Be prepared for the time, extra expenses, and Trust in God completely, He will get you through it.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 83 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 150 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Las Vegas
POE Date : 2011-10-13
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 5
Comments : She was the last one out of the immigration area. But she says they were very helpful with her luggage that it wouldn't get lost. She had her picture taken, fingerprints, and was told that She must marry within 90 days. She exited Customs with a smile, and exhaustion. She is here!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Las Vegas NV
Date Filed : 2012-08-10
NOA Date : 2012-08-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-10-30
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-10-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Greencard Received: 2012-11-07
Comments : The process went very well. We were in the waiting area with about 6-8 couples. They all had Immigration lawyers with them. We did not. We were in and out before the others. Thank God for planning in advance. This can be done without an attorney. All Praise and Glory to Our Father in Heaven!!!

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2012-08-10
NOA Date : 2012-08-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-12
Approved Date : 2012-10-17
Date Card Received : 2012-10-21
Comments : 1 Year Work Permit. She will receive her GC in 1 month, and will be a Permanent Resident for 2 years, until I lift the conditions.
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 68 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2014-08-07
NOA Date : 2014-08-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-19
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-12-05
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received : 2015-01-02
Comments : Had Biometrics in September, awaiting 10 year Green Card.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : September 16, 2011
Embassy Review : I am writing this review for my Fiance Rebeca. I just finished talking to her and she had her interview today at the US Embassy in Manila. She awoke at 4:00am, arrived at the Embassy at 5:00am. She said there were approximately 1000 people there, but it was very organized. She was let in after her documentation was checked around 7:00am. Her number was called at 7:15am, where she had her Pre-Screener Interview with a Filipino worker. He asked questions that have been discussed in the many Reviews before. They did ask for proof of support, and my XOOM copies didn't provide the information they needed. Fortunately, she had the original receipts, AMEN!! She was than asked to sit down and wait for her number to be called again. She was called for her Fingerprinting around 7:35am. Approximately at 8:00am, her number was called by the Consular Officer for her final interview. He asked the questions, how we met, when we met in person for the first time, Have I been married before, Do I have any children, Has she ever been married before, When does she plan on coming to the US, and when is our wedding date. He asked to see some pictures, and he made a comment that I was a Big Guy, and she said to him, "Yes Sir", and "I Love HIM". He than said that Rebeca, "YOUR VISA IS APPROVED". She was asked to wait for her number to be called for the Courier information, and than she left the Embassy. She called me when she went outside and I was surpised to hear her voice, It happened so quickly. She is extremely happy. Now it's time to buy her a plane ticket to Las Vegas, Hopefully for Oct. 13th or 20th, and Marriage on October 28th. AMEN, GOD IS GREAT..Don't Lose Faith, He is always with us..Good Luck, and GOD BLESS!!
Rating : Very Good

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