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About KimchiLumpia

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    K-1 Visa
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    California Service Center
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    Seattle WA
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  1. @Rhemalove - Its been a couple months since posting. Have you had any update on your case from the Seattle office? None on my end.
  2. @Rhemalove - Any word on your case from the Seattle office? None yet on my end.
  3. My wife and I made a call recently inquiring about our AOS application. The rep said we're still with-in the normal processing time frame yadda yadda yadda. She basically told us the same limited information that is found on the USCIS website. She was rather quick to hang up the phone on us too. I imagine thousands of people call everyday with the same questions. Patience is very much a virtue in the immigration waiting game!
  4. Travel after K1 approval

    A good rule of thumb when it comes to immigration/K1 Visas: Don't buy your airline tickets, book your wedding hall, or make any major wedding or financial decisions until your Visa is in-hand. This goes for EAD/AP as well. There are tons of horror stories on VJ from couples that tried to cement plans based on the timelines of members here. Good luck to you and yours!
  5. OP...my wife and I have a very similar timeline to yours. My wife (fiance at the time) is from Canada, our field office is in Seattle, and we are waiting for our AOS interview as well. It looks like you and your fiance had your biometrics completed about 3 weeks ahead of us. Many times I worry that the USCIS lost our file or mailed us important correspondence that the post office has misplaced. I find hope seeing my wife and I are not the only ones still waiting. Good luck to us all...I'll be following this thread hoping you get your good news!
  6. K-1 Visa Interview Question!

    This is correct. In our situation, the only days available for K1 Visa interview was on Wednesdays. If you haven't already, make sure to read the Montreal consulate reviews section here on VJ: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Canada VJ members have posted their interview experiences, the questions they were asked, and over-all impression of the whole interview process. My review was posted there sometime around April 2017. Good luck to you and yours!
  7. My Canadian wife felt exactly the same way! We waited 4 months for her EAD. She's a career oriented woman, and it drove her crazy not being able to work for 4 months. This would be one of the biggest drawbacks of the K1 Visa route. If I'm not mistaken, CR1 holders can work right away as soon as they arrive in the states? If so, this is a huge benefit both financially for a couple as well as mentally.
  8. Everything above, as well to say - My Canadian wife (fiance at the time) went to her local RCMP in Vancouver BC requesting her police certificate for immigration. Three staff members at the RCMP had no idea what she was requesting. Luckily, a friend that had gone through the K1 Visa immigration process a few months prior texted my wife a picture of what the police certificate for immigration looks like. An RCMP supervisor saw the image, and knew right away what we were requesting. We got her police certificate with-in a few minutes. I've attached a picture of what the police certificate header looks like below. Hope this helps!
  9. As others have stated, most likely - your fiance can still attend the interview and get an approval on the condition the Canadian consulate receives an updated police certificate. It would be like getting a RFE, then getting everything cleared once the evidence is received. If it were my fiance, I'd ask them to go to their local RCMP station and see if they can request an updated police certificate for immigration purposes - regardless if my fiance had a prior criminal record or not. My Canadian wife (fiance at the time) was able to get her police certificate for immigration purposes at her local RCMP the same day - granted she did not have a prior criminal record. The police certificate for immigration has the header as the image I attached below. The reason I attached this image, is because some RCMP staff have no idea what a police certificate for immigration was. Once a supervisor saw this header, he knew exactly what were requesting and how to get it quickly. Its worth a shot. Good luck to you and your fiance!
  10. Packet 3 question

    After an approved interview in Montreal, you are to surrender your passport at the Canadian consulate, and they will mail it back to you in 3-5 business days with your K1 Visa physically attached inside the passport pages. With this being said, I have not read anywhere on this or any other immigration website that your Nexus card can be used in substitution of your passport for this purpose - as there is no where on your Nexus card to physically attach the K1 Visa onto. Safe bet - get your passport renewed. Good luck!
  11. K-1 Visa Interview Question!

    My Canadian wife (fiance at the time) received her packet 4 information and go-ahead to schedule her interview appointment online on March 9, 2017. She was offered interview dates as early as 2 weeks and as late as 2 months out. We wanted to make sure both of us could get the time off work to attend the interview in Montreal, so we gave ourselves a few extra weeks out and scheduled her interview on April 19, 2017. I believe this is why you see such variance in timelines when Canadian couples receive their packet 4 information and are scheduled for their interview.
  12. As everyone has already said, CR1 vs. K1 Visa has their pros and cons. My fiance at the time, came over on K1 Visa from Vancouver BC. We are now married, living together in Seattle, and are waiting for her adjustment of status. I see you're in Washington too. Feel free to direct message me anytime with any specific questions regarding the US/Canadian immigration process - especially if you go the K1 Visa route. If you haven't already, make sure to go to the "portals" tab - as it will direct you to Visa Journey's Canada section that has more specific immigration advice from Canadian/US couples. Good luck!
  13. My wife (came over on K1 Visa in May 2017) and I have used her AP combo card twice to visit her family in Vancouver BC. We read on VJ to have copies of all NOAs regarding the K1 Visa, AOS, EAD/AP, and a copy of our marriage certificate just in case. We drove from Seattle through the Peace Arch crossing both times, and had zero issues entering Canada and returning to the US. On our return to the US, they didn't even ask for any of our NOA copies or marriage certificate. We just handed my US passport, her Canadian passport and EAD/AP combo card. The border agent was friendly, asked the standard questions, and welcomed back to the US - took 2-3 minutes tops. Although we had no issues crossing in the past, we will still bring copies of our NOAs and marriage certificate just in case. Hope this helps ease your mind!
  14. Oh interesting! There are so many different changes that happen with the immigration process, its good to know about this one. I guess we went "old school" and did the process in-person at our local social security office. Good luck with your AOS and SS!