jingo's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: J
VJ Member: jingo
Country: United Kingdom

Last Updated: 2014-05-15
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Immigration Checklist for K & J:

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 : 2011-02-03
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-02-10
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-05-16
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-05-27
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2011-06-13
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-06-13
Packet 4 Received : 2011-07-01
Interview Date : 2011-08-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-08-11
US Entry : 2011-08-29
Marriage : 2011-10-07
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 95 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 179 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2011-08-29
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Jose CA
Date Filed : 2011-10-10
NOA Date : 2011-10-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-28
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2012-02-16
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-02-16
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2012-03-01
Comments :

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-10-10
NOA Date : 2011-10-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-10-28
Approved Date : 2012-01-13
Date Card Received : 2012-01-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 95 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-10-10
NOA Date : 2011-10-17
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-02-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between March 6, 2012 and March 11, 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.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-11-21
NOA Date : 2013-12-02
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date : 2014-01-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2014-05-15
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: London, United Kingdom
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 8, 2011
Embassy Review : I got to the embassy earlier than planned, basically was there at around 7.10 but was aiming for 7.30. The queue was short at that time, about 7 people maybe, but it started filling up really fast afterwards. We were let in by 7.30am.

It all went quite quickly, a lot of non-immigrant applicants mostly and only a couple of intending immigrants were there. After about half an hour I got called up to the first window and a woman scanned my fingerprints, gave me my x-ray cd, asked for my birth certificate, 2 passport photos, police certificate and affadavit. She only asked for one piece of evidence for the affadavit (though I gave her 2 anyway, just incase). She asked me when I was hoping to fly out there. She was quick, casual and polite and gave me the courier slip and told me to go wait for the next part.

I must have waited about 20 minutes or so before being called up to the interview window. I was greeted by a very friendly blonde American woman who asked me how I was, and was generally very pleasant. She had me take the oath and then sign one of the DS forms and asked -

How long have I known my fiance?
Where will we live?
What does he do?
What will I do?
When did he last visit me?
What the wedding plans are,
and if my family would be attending the wedding.

I told her we were having a very small wedding since we are just young and students and she was very understanding. Then she said, 'everything looks fine here, your visa is approved', told me it would take 7 days to get my passport back and wished me good luck.

My appointment was at 8am, I was out by 9am!

So nothing to worry about. Hope this is helpful to anybody who is anticipating their interviews. I recommend bringing a pen and a book, but of course leave all electronics at home or in the pharmacy and security will make you take a sip of any drink you have with you also.
Rating : Very Good

POE Review: San Francisco
Event Description
Entry Date : 2011-08-29
Embassy Review : So when I got to SFO customs I wasn't sure which line to queue in. I asked someone and he told me to line up with visitors, not residents. The queue was quite long but eventually I went up to a young Chinese woman officer and gave her my envelope. 'Whats that?' she asked me. Not joking. I told her I had a K1 visa and she acted all excited for me. She opened the envelope, looked through all the forms, took my fingerprints and just asked me where I met my fiance. It took her a while to stamp the forms, then she just stuck the I-94 in my passport and I was on my way. Easy, quick enough, no harassment at all.
Harassment Level : Low

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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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