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...Ok so we left Brampton around 11 am on Thursday and arrived in Montreal around 6 pm..made a couple of stops along the way.. after seeing all signs turn to French when we crossed in Quebec we were so glad we had our GPS!..we drove right to the Hôtel La Tour Centre-Ville, hotel was fine..location is what sold us.. across the street from the Consulate...perfect..especially in the winter...no snow, but man it was cold!.. After getting checked in and getting our cats settled we were too tired to do any sightseeing..had some dinner, watched Ugly Betty..LOL..made some phone calls, went over all the paperwork AGAIN and went to bed...

Got a wake up call for 530 am but we were both up by 5am anyway...Barry headed out to locate the Consulate and to find a Tim Hortons (had to have a coffee!!), luckily he found both.. We walked over to the Consulate at 7am (we were 2nd in line) and waited for them to open up at 730...It was a very cold morning and I think they maybe had some sympathy for us and opened a few minutes before 730, or maybe they saw that my hair was FROZEN AND HAD ICE IN IT!...yes I took a shower right before we left, no my hair wasnt dry, and no I didnt have a hat or hoody on.. and yes my hair froze!!!...LOL..one more thing to add to my "memories of Canada" list..

Ok so we got in and went through security, and were give the waiting card B-9..sat in the waiting room until 745 then they took us in the elevator..got off went to the window to hand in the number and Interview letter.. went to the waiting room.. about 8:05am we were called to hand over all of our documents.. RCMP Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Long Form Birth Certificate (plus 1 copy of each), Sealed medical envelope, My I-134 and all other financial support documents and our joint sponsor's I-134 and documents, Barry's passport, and his 2 pics..she gave us a form to take to the cashier to pay our $131 US and told us to wait to be called back to give the receipt.. we went to the cashier to pay and had a seat.. at 845am we were called to hand over the receipt and for Barry to do his fingerprints.. we were told to have a seat again and to wait to be called to a "door" for an interview.. at 9:22 am we were called to "door 7"... I have a feeling it was "movie phone guy"...LOL.. nice looking, young, tall guy?.

anyway...we stood there in front of his window and he asked us to raise our right hands...and swear to tell the truth...etc

Movie Guy (MG): So how did you two meet?

Barry: Online in 2000

MG: what websight was it?

B: it was an AOL chatroom, we just started chatting and it progressed from there

MG: I see you were married in 2002, thats not too long after

ME: it feels like a long time when its long distance

{everyone laughs}

MG: Where will you be staying?

B: In Las Vegas, with my mother in law

MG: what line of work will you look for

B: I will continue in my trade (pressman)

ME: I work in retail and plan to continue with that

MG: Do you have any savings?

B: yes

MG: Ok, well everything is in order here for an APPROVAL..you should receive it in the mail within a week..

Just asked me to sign my I-134 in front of him because I didnt have to get mine notorized beforehand..

questions were asked and answered very quickly..total length of time of interview about 3 minutes...LOL we were standing at the elevator to go down at 925am!...

left Montreal around 1030am and got back to Brampton at 6pm...Barry didnt get his Poutine or Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwhich but hes ok with it..were just happy to be back home..and ready to plan for our move...

I thank all of you so much for your well wishes, support,opinions, information, and experiences.. It is so appreciated..now I guess I better start looking at those AOS forms!!

I think I need a nap!!!


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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Congrats!!!!


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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Im so happy for you!! Congrats!


Married! 03/19/2007

I-130 Process

10/30/2007 : APPROVED!!!! (in 190 days)

I-129f Process

10/30/2007 : APPROVED!!!! (in 151 days)

02/08/2008 : Interview (Approved!)

02/18/2008 : Visa in Hand :D

02/26/2008 : Moved to Colorado

I-751 Lifting of Conditions

06/01/2010 : Completed packet for I-751

06/04/2010 : Mailed packet via UPS

06/07/2010 : Receipt for I-751

08/18/2010 : Biometrics appointment

08/20/2010 : Approved

02/09/2011 : Contacted congressman due to non-receipt of card

03/28/2011 : Card received!

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:dance: Congrats to both of you

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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I know half the feeling. :crying: Congrats!!!!!! :thumbs: MG does have nice hair, not sure if there's anything under it, but nice hair nonetheless. :lol:

Good review BTW, thanks for sharing.

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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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Congrats! :thumbs:


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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

you guys didnt go site seeing in old Montreal? its supposed to be a very beautiful piece of history. :P


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I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28

I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05

I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28

NVC Received : 2007-12-20

NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays tongue.png)

Consulate Received :2007/12/28

Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07

Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07

Medical Exam: 2008-01-24

Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14

Interview Date :2008-02-11---APPROVEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!

Visa Received :2008-02-13

US Entry : 2008-02-20

Church Marriage : 2008-05-03

POE @ Edmonton International Airport: 2008-02-20

Courthouse marriage: 2008-02-26

ROC

ROC Filed with CSC: 2010-04-13

NOA1 recieved in mail dated: 2010-04-15

Biometrics Appointment: 2010-05-17

Approval Notice: 2010-08-03

Card Received: 2010-08-13

N-400:

N-400 sent 2013-12-02

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lol the frozen hair made me laugh , hope you didnt get sick from it , I know the weather in montreal can be brutal , lived there for over 10 years ,

Congrats !!!!!!!!!


 

129f for K1 visa filed in march 07 check my timeline for full info

03 March 2008 , received welcome letter and 2 year GC yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

22 NOV 2009 to lift condition GC expires 22 Feb 2010

24 Nov 09 send in I 751 ( ROC , in VT )

25 Nov 09 Your item was delivered at 12:10 PM in SAINT ALBANS, VT 05479 to INS .

30 Nov 09 Check Cashed

21 Dec 09 biometric

On March 9, 2010, we ordered production of your new card.

12 March 2010 received approval letter in mail

16 March 2010 10 year Green Card received in mail exp date March 09 / 2020

April 14/2017 send N400 

04/25/17 credit card charged 

04/25/17 e mail NOA send 

05/01/17 hard copy of NOA dated 04/25 received in mail

05/06/17 biometric hard copy in mail 

05/19/17 Biometric appointment in Hartford CT 

07/17/17 Inline for Interview 

07/24/17 Interview letter in mail 

08/24/17 Interview in Springfield MA ... Yes Aproved

09/14/17 Oath Ceremony .... done I am a US citizen

09/22/17 Applied for Passport ( per reg mail ) 

10/04/17 got passport in mail  

10/13/17 got certificate in mail  , updated status with social security office 

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Congratulations...kind of mind numbing, isn't it? From here it will seem like a whirlwind,,,but a good one


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Hey great news! congratulations, glad to hear it all went so well. So what did you think of the hotel?

It was OK...it met our needs..PERFECT LOCATION,Consulate just across the street..Carpets were a bit worn and slighty stained so we never took our socks off...LOL.. kept blankets that we brought with us for our cats to lay on, on the floor...sheets were clean (first thing I checked)....bed was fine, not too hard...it was great to stay at for the one night we needed it...and if ever we had to go back to the consulate for some bizarre reason..LOL..I wouldnt hesitate to stay there again...


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

----------------

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

--------------

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

--------------

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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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

you guys didnt go site seeing in old Montreal? its supposed to be a very beautiful piece of history. :P

Im soooo not a winter fan! Hate being cold, so walking around Montreal just wasnt a priority..LOL...It was a long ride, and we just wanted to stretch our legs and relax...if we had gone in the spring I know we would have seen more...the next day after our interview we just wanted to get back on the road to avoid getting stuck in the evening rush in Toronto..


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

----------------

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

--------------

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

--------------

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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Congratulations!!!! Joel's interview (for the K1) was very fast....five minutes, two questions. :)

Edited by KarenCee

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