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Hiya,

Along the way I always assumed your passport got sent to you (i.e. your home) after the interview.

I just went to register my appointment, and it looks like a list of branches - none of which are in Toronto where I live.

Did I miss something or does everyone have to go to one of those branches to pick it up?

Not whining just making sure I didn't do anything wrong or miss something.

Tks.

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Hiya,

Along the way I always assumed your passport got sent to you (i.e. your home) after the interview.

I just went to register my appointment, and it looks like a list of branches - none of which are in Toronto where I live.

Did I miss something or does everyone have to go to one of those branches to pick it up?

Not whining just making sure I didn't do anything wrong or miss something.

Tks.

Hello -- yes, you have to select from the branches for delivery. I think there's one in Brampton -- that might be the closest one to Toronto. My husband had his sent to London, which was the closest to him, but still a 2-hour drive.

You also have the option to pay extra for it to be sent directly to your home. There is information on arranging this is with the initial shipment email that's send when your passport leaves the consulate.

Edited by rowanheather

11/08/2013 - Married in Virginia

USCIS (VSC):

01/17/2014 - I-130 sent

01/21/2014 - I-130 NOA1 received

05/31/2014 - I-130 NOA2 received (128 days since NOA1)

NVC:

06/07/2014 - NVC received

06/27/2014 - Case number assigned

07/16/2014 - DS-261 completed

07/19/2014 - AOS fee paid

07/23/2014 - AOS documents mailed

07/28/2014 - AOS documents scanned

09/10/2014 - IV documents mailed (with AOS cover)

09/15/2014 - IV fee paid

09/15/2014 - IV documents scanned

09/18/2014 - DS-260 completed

09/19/2014 - False checklist received for DS-260

11/06/2014 - Checklist received for Military Records

11/25/2014 - Military Records mailed

12/02/2014 - Military Records scanned

02/06/2015 - CASE COMPLETE! (8 months at NVC)

Montreal Consulate:

02/13/2015 - P4 Letter Received

03/17/2015 - Medical Completed (Toronto)

03/30/2015 - Interview Completed -- APPROVED (431 days since NOA1)

04/01/2015 - Passport Shipped

04/07/2015 - Passport Received

04/07/2015 - USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

04/11/2015 - POE (Toronto - Pearson)

After POE:

04/23/2015 - Social Security Card Received

05/23/2015 - Green Card Received

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Hello -- yes, you have to select from the branches for delivery. I think there's one in Brampton -- that might be the closest one to Toronto. My husband had his sent to London, which was the closest to him, but still a 2-hour drive.

You also have the option to pay extra for it to be sent directly to your home. There is information on arranging this is with the initial shipment email that's send when your passport leaves the consulate.

Thank you so much!

Not a huge deal to take the GO to Burlington, but didn't want to do it if I didn't have to!

A

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
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September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
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Mine was two years ago but I picked up in Markham. Not sure if you're actually IN Toronto or just using the location loosely :) Markham was a convenient location but not sure if it's still an option?


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
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