Derek and Callie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Callie
Beneficiary's Name: Derek
VJ Member: Derek and Callie
Country: Australia

Last Updated: 2011-12-09
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Immigration Checklist for Callie & Derek:

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 : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent :
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-30
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-06-17
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2011-07-06
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-08-11
Packet 4 Received : 2011-08-19
Interview Date : 2011-08-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-09-01
US Entry : 2011-09-03
Marriage : 2011-10-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 169 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 243 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2011-12-02
NOA Date : 2011-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office :
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-12-02
NOA Date : 2011-12-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between April 25, 2012 and May 1, 2012*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Sydney, Australia
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 31, 2011
Embassy Review : Was overall a very good experience!

Travelled on a 6:00am flight from Melb to Sydney to be at a 9:00am interview.
had a friend in Sydney who dropped me off at the consulate and made my way up all the different elevators. After going through security and being shot up to one of the top levels. I took a ticket and before I could sit down was called to one of the booths. I handed the lady (she was very nice) my passport photos, passport, aus post receipt and express bag and she asked when I was planning to fly to USA, which my answer was asap. She then told me that everything seemed to be in order and that if my interview goes well I would be approved. So I sat down again for around 10-15 minutes and chatted to the girl next to me who also was there for her K1 interview (forgot her name :S sorry). I was then called to the window where a nice guy got me to sign a form saying I would get married within 90 days of entering USA and also that everything I say in the interview was true.

He then asked me similar questions to the following (cant remember exact questions)
How did you meet?
How long after you met was there an attraction?
How did you keep in contact?
How are you planning to survive? (Callie is a fulltime student - Mentioned getting a fulltime job and Callie was going to pickup some more hours)
Asked me a few simple questions about Callie's co-sponor (just about how I knew him)
When we were planning on getting married?
Is your family going to USA for the wedding?

That was all I could really remember, but it was very simple, just like telling someone about yourself.

From there he said I can book my flights because I have been approved, unfortunately he said I should book them 2 weeks from now but I am hoping that I get my visa before the end of the week so I am able to fly out on the weekend, if not early next week.

I was in and out in about 15-20 minutes all up.
Now I'm constantly checking Express post tracking number to see when its going to arrive so I can book my flight!
Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
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
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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