Petitioner's First Name: BB Beneficiary's First Name: AG VJ Member lilsweetie:Profile - Homepage
Timeline Last Updated : 2012-10-10
Immigration Checklist for BB & AG:
USCIS I-130 Petition:
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:
USCIS I-751 Petition:
USCIS N-400 Petition:
Service Center :
California Service Center
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent :
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved :
NVC Received :
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill :
Pay I-864 Bill
Receive I-864 Package :
Return Completed I-864 :
Return Completed DS-3032 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Receive Instruction Package :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview (If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Processing Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 149 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 278 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.
Port of Entry Review
Port of Entry :
POE Date :
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
By land through Peace Arch (Blaine, WA). My SSN card was automatically sent 3 business days after crossing. I received it Oct 9/12 in less than 2 weeks after POE! I was very impressed by them.
Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Review Date :
September 28, 2012
Embassy Review :
Our interview on Sept 24/12 was for my CR1 and my son's CR2 visa. I'm glad we looked for the consulate the day before, because it was difficult to find. The sign outside was tiny and Rue St. Alexandre is not a main road and many locals didn't even know where it was when I asked them for directions.
My husband stood in line at 6:30am (he was the 4th in line) and my son and I joined him just before 7:30am when they opened the doors. The guard let in one person at a time. All we had was our cell phones, wallets and our documents.
At the desk just inside the front doors, they checked our Loomis confirmation # and put a sticker on the back of our passports then sent us up the stairs to security. Security was much like what you go through at the airport. They were strict on not bringing in food and drinks, but let us bring cell phones in. They kept the cell phones at the front desk and gave us a tag to pick them up afterwards. We were allowed to bring our stroller in. I took a photo of the sign they put up outside the consulate telling you what you can't bring. ***If you want me to send you a pic of this sign, please send me a message and I will gladly do so.
We sat around the waiting area by the elevator and chatted with other VJ members while waiting for them to get us. The guard let us on the elevator at 8am and we headed over to counter 14A/B to get our numbers. C3! Then sat down in the waiting area. They seemed to call the numbers in order C1, C2 then us. It was a 2-step process.
Window 1: Document checking. They asked for every original document (and photocopies of the documents) that we had originally submitted electronically. Took fingerprints too. They kept the documents in a folder with our names on it then had us sit back down to wait for the next step.
Window 2: Declaration/oath and questions. I had to read the oath out loud then they fingerprinted me again as a declaration that I agreed to the oath. (My fingerprints were taken twice - once for me and once on behalf of my son, who is a minor). The woman asked only two questions: Where and when did you two meet? How did you decide to get married?
Then she handed us our "Welcome to the United States" letter and sent us on our way. We were out of the consulate by 8:55am! It was extremely easy and low stress. The most stressful part was finding the consulate and getting there on time with a 5 year old. As long as you have your documents well organized and photocopies of everything, you will be fine.
*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.