hitexuga's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Ashley
Beneficiary's Name: Thais
VJ Member: hitexuga
Country: Brazil

Last Updated: 2017-10-07
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Immigration Checklist for Ashley & Thais:

USCIS DCF I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent :
I-130 NOA1 : 2016-02-29
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved :
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-06-06
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2017-04-21
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2017-04-21
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2017-09-19
Case Completed at NVC : 2017-08-09
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2017-10-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your I130 may be adjudicated between September 23, 2016 and October 10, 2016*.

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.

Your interview took 585 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 8, 2017
Embassy Review : I had a very smooth experience at the Montreal consulate. Here's a little summary of how it all went:

-Arrived at the consulate with my wife at around 7:30am for my 8am appointment.
-We hadn't planned on her attending with me, so we didn't know she needed her US passport to enter (but they ended up letting her in anyway--they said it was Friday so they were in a good mood lol).
-They gave me a laminated paper with my waiting number and the order they wanted me to arrange my documents in.
-Went through security check and waited for an officer to lead us and a few other folks into an elevator.
-Sat down and waited to be called to speak with intake officer. Once I went up to the booth, she asked me for the original versions of documents I had submitted to NVC, updated tax forms and confirmed my address, date of birth, etc. She also took my fingerprints, then asked me to sit down and wait for my interview.
-I waited a few more minutes, then got called in for the interview.
-The interviewer greeted me with a big smile, which made me feel much more at ease (I was so nervous!). She made me swear to tell the truth, etc. then asked me the following questions:

-Who is petitioning for you? (I said my wife)
-How did you and your wife meet? (I said online through a friend and she asked me through which site specifically)
-When did you start dating / were you just friends at first?
-When did you get married?
-Is your wife employed in the US? (I answered that no because she lives with me in Canada, so she looked through my application for proof of reestablishing domicile - it had a few different things but the ones she looked at were a signed lease and proof of wife having registered for college in Texas)
-What is your relationship to the joint sponsor?
-Do you have a valid US non-immigrant visa? (I said I have a tourist visa, but that it's in my old passport. So she said to bring my old passport with me to the POE so they can void that visa)

That's it. It all went really quickly and the CO was very friendly. I left the interview area and immediately burst into tears because I was so happy and relieved, haha! I also really liked having an early morning appointment because I was 5th person in line and was in an out of the consulate in an hour!

Hope this helps others waiting for their interview. Wishing everyone good luck!!!
Rating : Very Good

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