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Well, my daughter and I will be going to the interview on Feb 1/08. I have booked our room at Tour Centreville for the 31st of Jan. We will be flying in order to get home in time for her other commitment.

My letter states that our interview is at 9:30 a.m. If we go to the consulate at 7 a.m., we should get through prior to that, right?????? I'd like to have an idea so I could book our flights. I'm hoping to be able to catch the 11 a.m. flight home.

Am I dreaming in technicolor or is this a possibility?


April 13, 2009 - Welcome to the USA letter rec'd. PRC to be rec'd within 3 weeks.

April 16, 2009 - 2 yr GC rec'd in mail.

March 2, 2011 - Mailed in I-751 to CSC

March 4, 2011 - I-751 delivered to CSC

March 4, 2011 - NOA issued

March 12, 2011 - NOA received

April 14, 2011 - BIO Appt 5/6/11

May 6, 2011 - BIO done in 10 minutes...no re-takes this time :)

June 27, 2011 - Email rec'd "Status - Approved"

July 1, 2011 - 10 yr GC arrived

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Well, my daughter and I will be going to the interview on Feb 1/08. I have booked our room at Tour Centreville for the 31st of Jan. We will be flying in order to get home in time for her other commitment.

My letter states that our interview is at 9:30 a.m. If we go to the consulate at 7 a.m., we should get through prior to that, right?????? I'd like to have an idea so I could book our flights. I'm hoping to be able to catch the 11 a.m. flight home.

Am I dreaming in technicolor or is this a possibility?

Gonna be very tight. If you line up at 7, they'll let you in at 8ish. Getting out by 9:30? I saw one couple do it but it is mighty dicey. Most people got out by noon. Montreal morning traffic was bad, assuming you're taking a cab to the airport, you'll be in for a crawl. 11 AM is doable but requires the confluence of several favourable factors (quick interview, fast processing, no traffic delays). Don't bet on making an 11 AM flight, 2PM is much safer.


IR5

2007-07-27 – Case complete at NVC waiting on the world or at least MTL.

2007-12-19 - INTERVIEW AT MTL, SPLIT DECISION.

2007-12-24-Mom's I-551 arrives, Pop's still in purgatory (AP)

2008-03-11-AP all done, Pop is approved!!!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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book a later flight, the process isn't that quick even if you get their early. in my experience, it takes longer if you have more than one applicant.

my interview was for 9, got there at 8. first call wasn't till 10, i got out at 12:30.

go with the 2pm flight.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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From my experience, leave room on either end.. My flight was cancelled due to a snowstorm and i luckily made it to the appointment in time (was scheduled to fly in a day early - ended up flying in the morning of).. Remember.. it's winter and the weather is unpredictable.


AOS:

2007-02-22: Sent AOS /EAD

2007-03-06 : NOA1 AOS /EAD

2007-03-28: Transferred to CSC

2007-05-17: EAD Card Production Ordered

2007-05-21: I485 Approved

2007-05-24: EAD Card Received

2007-06-01: Green Card Received!!

Removal of Conditions:

2009-02-27: Sent I-751

2009-03-07: NOA I-751

2009-03-31: Biometrics Appt. Hartford

2009-07-21: Touched (first time since biometrics) Perhaps address change?

2009-07-28: Approved at VSC

2009-08-25: Received card in the mail

Naturalization

2012-08-20: Submitted N-400

2013-01-18: Became Citizen

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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From my experience, leave room on either end.. My flight was cancelled due to a snowstorm and i luckily made it to the appointment in time (was scheduled to fly in a day early - ended up flying in the morning of).. Remember.. it's winter and the weather is unpredictable.

I'd book the later flight as well. as a Native Montrealer, I've learnt not to trust our traffic or weather conditions.

BTW, see you there - Evan & I have our interview scheduled for 8 a.m. :D


K1.....09.18.2007 - 02.01.2008136 days from filing Approved!

Moving day.....06.08.2008

Wedding day!.....08.02.2008

AP.....04.13.2009 - 06.10.2009

EAD.....04.13.2009 - 06.10.2009

AOS.....04.13.2009 - 07.11.2009 81 days from filing Approved!

ROC

Packet sent to VSC.....05.27.2011

Packet received by VSC.....05.31.2011

NOA1.....06.01.2011 1 day from filing

Cheque cashed.....06.07.2011

Biometrics letter received.....06.22.2011

Biometrics appointment.....07.06.2011 37 days from filing

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I also think that an 11am flight would be way too risky...I would go for a 2 or 3 pm flight if possible..Let us know what you decide to do.


Kimmbo (Las Vegas,NV,USA)

Barry (Brampton,ON,CANADA)

Im an American married to a Canadian, I have no kids, yet Im a grandmother, I can pick things up off the floor with my toes

I-130

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Feb/26/07 Sent I-130 (VSC)($190 US)

March/2/07 Rcv'd at VSC

March/5/07 NOA-1

July/23/07 NOA2(147 days)

I-129F

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March/16/07 Sent I-129F (Chicago) ($170 US)

March/21/07 Received in Chicago

March/22/07 NOA-1

April/10/07 Transferred to VSC

April/23/07 Email from USCIS (case pending at VSC)

July/23/07 NOA2(129 days)

July/28/07 Rcv'd at NVC

July/31/07 NVC sent to Montreal

Aug/3/07 Montreal Rcv'd

Aug/8/07 Packet 3 Received

Aug/10/07 Packet 3 Sent

Aug/13/07 Packet 3 Received in Montreal

Oct/17/07 Medical Scheduled (Dr Seiden)

Jan/25/08 INTERVIEW MONTREAL...APPROVED!

Feb/6/08 Montreal sends Visa, finally!

Feb/8/08 Received Visa (14 days)

April/18/08 Moving Day/POE Sarnia

AOS/EAD

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June/21/08 AOS/EAD package sent ($1010)

June/23/08 Received in Chicago

June/30/08 Check cashed

July/01/08 Received NOA's for I-765 & I-485 (dated June 27th)

July/02/08 Touch

July/07/08 Received Biometrics letter (dated July 1st)

July/18/08 Biometrics appt 8am

Aug/30/08 EAD card received (approval dated Aug 26th)

Sept/04/08 Applied for SSN

Sept/15/08 Social Security card received

Jan/23/09 letter received with interview date

March/10/09 INTERVIEW 9:30am...APPROVED!!

March/19/09 Welcome Letter received

March/23/09 GREENCARD RECEIVED, DONE WITH USCIS UNTIL 2019!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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ya, its probably a 30 minute drive from downtown to the airport, if bad weather even longer!!


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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:wacko: To add even more to this dilema, I found out today that I have minor exploratory surgery scheduled for Jan 31 in the morning......

Beginning to wonder if things are working against me here. :unsure:


April 13, 2009 - Welcome to the USA letter rec'd. PRC to be rec'd within 3 weeks.

April 16, 2009 - 2 yr GC rec'd in mail.

March 2, 2011 - Mailed in I-751 to CSC

March 4, 2011 - I-751 delivered to CSC

March 4, 2011 - NOA issued

March 12, 2011 - NOA received

April 14, 2011 - BIO Appt 5/6/11

May 6, 2011 - BIO done in 10 minutes...no re-takes this time :)

June 27, 2011 - Email rec'd "Status - Approved"

July 1, 2011 - 10 yr GC arrived

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:wacko: To add even more to this dilema, I found out today that I have minor exploratory surgery scheduled for Jan 31 in the morning......

Beginning to wonder if things are working against me here. :unsure:

:(

I'm sure everything will be fine.

Best of luck at the surgery!!!!


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

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Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

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Dear BH45,

You have all of VJ with their fingers crossed.

Now send that email!!

:D

Oh, and do let us know ASAP what happened.


SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

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