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Review of K-1 Medical & Interview - Vancouver

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Hi all,

I've posted my review here for anyone who's looking for details on the Vancouver experience for K-1 medical and consulate interview. Hope it helps. Good luck to you all!

http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=16373

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Thank you! I have been looking for reviews and everything seems to reference Montreal, so I am so glad to see the Vancouver review. My fiance will be having his very soon and every bit of information is helpful and eases the nerves a bit!!


Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Vancouver, Canada

I-129F Sent : 7-16-2014

I-129F NOA1 : 7-23-2014

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2-12-2014

NVC Received : Not sure, but mailed to them 2-20-15

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 3-3-15

NVC Left : Not sure but when I checked website on 3-10-15 it says "In Transit"

Consulate Received : 3-17-15

Packet 3 Received : 3-23-15

Packet 3 Sent : 3-26-15

Packet 4 Received : 3-27-15

Interview Date : 6-23-15

Interview Result : Visa Approved

Second Interview (If Required): N/A

Second Interview Result: N/A

Visa Received : 7-3-15

US Entry : 7-8-15

Marriage : 8-11-15

Mail AOS Packet: 8-28-15

AOS Packet received at Chicago lockbox: 8-31-15

Acceptance Text and Email received: 9-3-15

Check cashed: 9-4-15

NOA1 for all packets received: 9-8-15

Biometrics letter received 9-12-15 with appointment scheduled for 9-25-15

Early walk in Biometrics done: 9-22-15

Status changed to EAD/AP card ordered: 10-22-15

EAD/AP card mailed: 10-26-15

EAD/AP card received: 10-29-15

I-485 Approved: 12-19-15

Green Card Received: 12-21-15

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One question if you can help. What kind of police certificate did you have? My fiance lives in Vancouver and he's been to his local police department and they said they can either do a name and date of birth check OR fingerprints but that he should only need one or the other and not both. I don't know which one to have him get, or does he have to go to some other special place to get something totally different?


Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Vancouver, Canada

I-129F Sent : 7-16-2014

I-129F NOA1 : 7-23-2014

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2-12-2014

NVC Received : Not sure, but mailed to them 2-20-15

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 3-3-15

NVC Left : Not sure but when I checked website on 3-10-15 it says "In Transit"

Consulate Received : 3-17-15

Packet 3 Received : 3-23-15

Packet 3 Sent : 3-26-15

Packet 4 Received : 3-27-15

Interview Date : 6-23-15

Interview Result : Visa Approved

Second Interview (If Required): N/A

Second Interview Result: N/A

Visa Received : 7-3-15

US Entry : 7-8-15

Marriage : 8-11-15

Mail AOS Packet: 8-28-15

AOS Packet received at Chicago lockbox: 8-31-15

Acceptance Text and Email received: 9-3-15

Check cashed: 9-4-15

NOA1 for all packets received: 9-8-15

Biometrics letter received 9-12-15 with appointment scheduled for 9-25-15

Early walk in Biometrics done: 9-22-15

Status changed to EAD/AP card ordered: 10-22-15

EAD/AP card mailed: 10-26-15

EAD/AP card received: 10-29-15

I-485 Approved: 12-19-15

Green Card Received: 12-21-15

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I didn't do fingerprints, so a name and date of birth check is sufficient. One thing I've read of some other people's experiences is that you need to make sure it's a nationwide search, not just local to your city/province. For my police check, it said that "a search based on the above name(s) and birthdate has not disclosed a record of criminal convictions in Canada's National Repository for criminal records. This search was conducted from identification and information provided by the applicant and not through the submission of fingerprints." So when he goes to his local police station in Vancouver, just clarifying that he needs a nationwide search should get him what he needs. In Alberta, there's an option to check off a box that states it's for immigration purposes on the application form as well.

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