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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Well, yesterday was the day of the BIG MOVE south. We got to the border and of course surrendered our passports (in Detroit). They of course told us to pull up to the border crossing office & go inside. We did, he told us to leave our keys & phones inside the car (weird).

Went up to the officer and surrendered our paperwork (sealed packet & his visa). The man started filling things out, and making sure Steve understood the conditions of his visa (can't leave, only have 90 days to marry, ect) Then, another border agent wanted to process the visa because he's training someone. LOL. So, we had an EASY time. I don't know if they made a MISTAKE, or not, but they STAMPED HIM AS EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED......and said to his trainee that 'this guy could work today if he wanted to'......so, I guess he could work now? We're gonna ask the lawyer about that one. Anyone know about this!?!?!

Drove 1200 miles & now I'm home. Yesterday morning I was cleaning my apt in Kitchener, ON, tonight I'm in Biloxi, MS....its weird. What is REALLY weird is being home WITH Steve....and somehow not believing that he lives here now, too. I'm rooming with my grandmother for the next 40 days (until the wedding) and Steve gets to sleep on my very very missed comfy princess in the pea bed all by himself....in MY room...I'm so jealous.

Its weird having him LIVE HERE with me in my home.....So far he's loving being here...we have 40 days to plan our 150+people wedding...and do everything else.

Still waiting for the U-Pack shipment of our goods.

Did anyone else get a stamp that said 'Employment Authorized' on their I-94?????


Visa Type: K-1

Embassy: Montreal

NOA1: 4-24-2007

NOA2: 8-15-2007

Recieved Packet 3: 9-15-2007

Returned Packet 3: 1-29-2008

Montreal Recieved: 2-04-2008

Interview date: 3-27-2008 (APPROVED!!!)

Visa in hand: 4-01-2008 (and it wasn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE!)

Date of US entry: 4-12-2008

Date of wedding: 5-24-2008

AOS, EAD & AP Filed: 10-02-2009

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1: 10-19-2009

I never thought it was worth it, you know, waiting for your love, and then I felt your kiss, I could wait forever for this........

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Congrats!!! And I believe thats the EAD stamp that some (but not most) still hand out


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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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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where did you cross exactly ?


Removal of conditions

01.11.2011 Remove conditions GC I-751 ($590)

01.18.2011 NOA1

02.24.2011 Biometric

03.25.2011 Approved

03.28.2011 Notice sent

03.31.2011 Received new green card (and it's green !)
 

AOS/EAD/AP from K1

07.23.2008 Send AOS/EAD/AP

07.29.2008 Check cashed

08.01.2008 NOA1

08.08.2008 Biometric Notice received

08.21.2008 Biometric Appointment

09.22.2008 Approval notice sent for AP (CRIS email)

09.22.2008 Card production ordered for EAD (CRIS email)

09.25.2008 Card production ordered for EAD (CRIS email) and a couple of touch since (last one 09.30.2008)

09.27.2008 Reception AP

10.02.2008 EAD Received

02.23.2009 Notice for interview (1.5 month late compared to LA statistics)

03.16.2009 AOS Touch

04.01.2009 Interview in LA  // Approved 

04.06.2009 Welcome to the USA Letter

04.13.2009 Reception GC

Naturalization
06/2016 Request
03/2017 Interview

Almost at the end !

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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where did you cross exactly ?

Crossed at Detroit. I guess this means that Steve can work now?!


Visa Type: K-1

Embassy: Montreal

NOA1: 4-24-2007

NOA2: 8-15-2007

Recieved Packet 3: 9-15-2007

Returned Packet 3: 1-29-2008

Montreal Recieved: 2-04-2008

Interview date: 3-27-2008 (APPROVED!!!)

Visa in hand: 4-01-2008 (and it wasn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE!)

Date of US entry: 4-12-2008

Date of wedding: 5-24-2008

AOS, EAD & AP Filed: 10-02-2009

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1: 10-19-2009

I never thought it was worth it, you know, waiting for your love, and then I felt your kiss, I could wait forever for this........

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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yes for 3 months... but do the EAD ASAP because if he doesnt receive it after the 3 month he will have to quit... sucky eh !

still that's sooo exciting ! congrats !!!!!!!


Removal of conditions

01.11.2011 Remove conditions GC I-751 ($590)

01.18.2011 NOA1

02.24.2011 Biometric

03.25.2011 Approved

03.28.2011 Notice sent

03.31.2011 Received new green card (and it's green !)
 

AOS/EAD/AP from K1

07.23.2008 Send AOS/EAD/AP

07.29.2008 Check cashed

08.01.2008 NOA1

08.08.2008 Biometric Notice received

08.21.2008 Biometric Appointment

09.22.2008 Approval notice sent for AP (CRIS email)

09.22.2008 Card production ordered for EAD (CRIS email)

09.25.2008 Card production ordered for EAD (CRIS email) and a couple of touch since (last one 09.30.2008)

09.27.2008 Reception AP

10.02.2008 EAD Received

02.23.2009 Notice for interview (1.5 month late compared to LA statistics)

03.16.2009 AOS Touch

04.01.2009 Interview in LA  // Approved 

04.06.2009 Welcome to the USA Letter

04.13.2009 Reception GC

Naturalization
06/2016 Request
03/2017 Interview

Almost at the end !

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Congrats on such an easy crossing!

We will be going through Detroit on Thursday... can I ask what time of day did you cross? and how bad was the construction around the bridge?


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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yes for 3 months... but do the EAD ASAP because if he doesnt receive it after the 3 month he will have to quit... sucky eh !

still that's sooo exciting ! congrats !!!!!!!

Just a quick clarification - don't apply for the EAD until you are applying for the AOS - it would just be a waste of money, especially as he has the employment stamp. Any EAD you apply for before the wedding would be based on the K-1, would expire on the same date as the I-94, and cannot be renewed. In fact, it may even be expired by the time you get it! The EAD based on the AOS will be good for a full year and can be renewed. You can only file the AOS application, however, after you are married.

Did you cross at the Bridge or at the Tunnel in Windsor/Detroit - just to help others know which to take to get the EAD stamp?

And congratulations on a safe crossing and arrival home. I bet Steve is loving the weather change! I know I did when I moved from Chatham, Ontario to Atlanta, Georgia about the same time of year. Good luck!


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yes for 3 months... but do the EAD ASAP because if he doesnt receive it after the 3 month he will have to quit... sucky eh !

still that's sooo exciting ! congrats !!!!!!!

Just a quick clarification - don't apply for the EAD until you are applying for the AOS - it would just be a waste of money, especially as he has the employment stamp. Any EAD you apply for before the wedding would be based on the K-1, would expire on the same date as the I-94, and cannot be renewed. In fact, it may even be expired by the time you get it! The EAD based on the AOS will be good for a full year and can be renewed. You can only file the AOS application, however, after you are married.

Did you cross at the Bridge or at the Tunnel in Windsor/Detroit - just to help others know which to take to get the EAD stamp?

And congratulations on a safe crossing and arrival home. I bet Steve is loving the weather change! I know I did when I moved from Chatham, Ontario to Atlanta, Georgia about the same time of year. Good luck!

Crossed at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Thanks for all the information! Steve is loving the weather...though we're having a cold snap-will be down to freezing tonight! We're running the heater believe it or not!! EEK lol. We'll be swimming by the weekend ;)

Congrats on such an easy crossing!

We will be going through Detroit on Thursday... can I ask what time of day did you cross? and how bad was the construction around the bridge?

Went through around 2-3pm...line was long at the bridge, waited maybe about an hour or so. GOOD LUCK!!


Visa Type: K-1

Embassy: Montreal

NOA1: 4-24-2007

NOA2: 8-15-2007

Recieved Packet 3: 9-15-2007

Returned Packet 3: 1-29-2008

Montreal Recieved: 2-04-2008

Interview date: 3-27-2008 (APPROVED!!!)

Visa in hand: 4-01-2008 (and it wasn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE!)

Date of US entry: 4-12-2008

Date of wedding: 5-24-2008

AOS, EAD & AP Filed: 10-02-2009

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1: 10-19-2009

I never thought it was worth it, you know, waiting for your love, and then I felt your kiss, I could wait forever for this........

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Congrats on crossing over. :thumbs:


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Went to apply for his SS Number today and SURE ENOUGH...he's employment authorized. I can't BELIEVE IT! Plus, his stuff was already in the system....which apparently is rare according to them. I can't believe everything is going so smoothly...........we're blessed.


Visa Type: K-1

Embassy: Montreal

NOA1: 4-24-2007

NOA2: 8-15-2007

Recieved Packet 3: 9-15-2007

Returned Packet 3: 1-29-2008

Montreal Recieved: 2-04-2008

Interview date: 3-27-2008 (APPROVED!!!)

Visa in hand: 4-01-2008 (and it wasn't an APRIL FOOLS JOKE!)

Date of US entry: 4-12-2008

Date of wedding: 5-24-2008

AOS, EAD & AP Filed: 10-02-2009

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1: 10-19-2009

I never thought it was worth it, you know, waiting for your love, and then I felt your kiss, I could wait forever for this........

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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Went to apply for his SS Number today and SURE ENOUGH...he's employment authorized. I can't BELIEVE IT! Plus, his stuff was already in the system....which apparently is rare according to them. I can't believe everything is going so smoothly...........we're blessed.

Better call Ripley's. :lol: Sure sounds like providence is your companion, that's fantastic news. :thumbs:


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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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