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We had our interview today. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriot on Scherbrooke. We woke up around 5:30am and got ready. We walked down by the consulate and got there before 7. So we walked around the corner and we sat at the cafe until 7:30. The sign on the door said 8:00 or 8:30 but we saw people inside. So we walked in and we went thru the security. We were given a "B". Walked downstairs to the waiting room. We were maybe the 3rd or 4th person there. Shortly after the officer came down and walked A, B, and C into the elevator. He walked us to the window area in the back (6-12) and we were called up 1 by 1 to give them our number and letter. Then we were asked to wait in the waiting area. Even tho we were "B" we were called first and back over to the 6-12 window area. We had to give all our paperwork and documents - we did not make copies of the birth certificate, so they had to. We also gave them an express post envelope. We were then asked to go to the cashier, we paid in cash (US) - it was $131. We then waited again, it was around 8:45 by the time we were called up to give finger prints. Back to the waiting room and just a short wait until we were called to a room number. We walked in and the interview maybe lasted 10-15 minutes. He had asked in detail how we met and the time line of things. He worked is way thru our paperwork and even had the original photos I sent in with the application. He approved us and said he would try to mail out the visa back to Mary in just a matter of days.

We asked a few questions but it seems like we have nothing to fear. He said we could travel without activating the K1, that explaining the wedding planning and new house purchase would be adequate. Also the Gardisil shot stuff was not even brought up or questioned.

Its 10 AM now and we are back in the hotel after eating at the breakfast area... so we must have been done by 9:30.


Our Time line:

Met online in 1999

Met in Toronto May 2006

Engaged April 2007 Niagara Falls

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K-1 Sent August 10th 2007 (CSC)

K-1 Received August 13th 2007

NOA1 September 26th 2007

NOA2 January 25th 2008

NVC Received February 1st 2008

NVC Sent to MTL February 5th 2008

Packet 3 Received February 19th 2008

Checklist Delivered to MTL February 29th 2008

Medical Exam March 6th 2008

Interview in MTL May 16th 2008 (Approved)

Received Visa May 21st 2008

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Move from Canada September 1st 2008

POE @ Pearson Toronto - September 12th 2008

Wedding October 11th 2008

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AOS Sent October 17th 2008 (REJECTED OCT 21st)

AOS RE-Sent October 27th 2008

NOA's Received November 6th 2008

RFE (No W2's/1099's) November 12th 2008

Biometrics Appointment November 24th 2008

Case sent to CSC December 3rd 2008

Bunch of Touches in January

Card Production Ordered February 27th 2008

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Baby Adam born October 11th 2010 (2 year anniversary)

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I-171 NOA Received December 17th 2010

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Congratulations!!

Do you remember what questions the interviewer asked? (since I will be going to the interview without my girlfriend, I don't want to be asked questions that I may not be able to answer)


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

I-129F Sent : 2008-01-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-03

NVC Received : 2008-03-05

NVC Left : 2008-03-07

Consulate Received : 2008-03-10

Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-25

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-03-31

Medical: 2008-04-01

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date :

Visa Received :

US Entry :

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Congratulations!!

Do you remember what questions the interviewer asked? (since I will be going to the interview without my girlfriend, I don't want to be asked questions that I may not be able to answer)

Thanks,

How we met, how often we see each other, and a few other small ones about our families. Making sure that we mostly have a legit relationship and are actively pursuing our marriage pretty much.


Our Time line:

Met online in 1999

Met in Toronto May 2006

Engaged April 2007 Niagara Falls

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K-1 Sent August 10th 2007 (CSC)

K-1 Received August 13th 2007

NOA1 September 26th 2007

NOA2 January 25th 2008

NVC Received February 1st 2008

NVC Sent to MTL February 5th 2008

Packet 3 Received February 19th 2008

Checklist Delivered to MTL February 29th 2008

Medical Exam March 6th 2008

Interview in MTL May 16th 2008 (Approved)

Received Visa May 21st 2008

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Move from Canada September 1st 2008

POE @ Pearson Toronto - September 12th 2008

Wedding October 11th 2008

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AOS Sent October 17th 2008 (REJECTED OCT 21st)

AOS RE-Sent October 27th 2008

NOA's Received November 6th 2008

RFE (No W2's/1099's) November 12th 2008

Biometrics Appointment November 24th 2008

Case sent to CSC December 3rd 2008

Bunch of Touches in January

Card Production Ordered February 27th 2008

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Baby Adam born October 11th 2010 (2 year anniversary)

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I-171 NOA Received December 17th 2010

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congratulations! it sounds like it was pretty painless. and thanks for the info regarding travel without activating the K1. we'll be in a similar situation so i appreciate the info.

best of luck with everything you have on the go... and congratulations on the approval!!! :star:

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Congratulations on a quick and painless interview process. :dancing: I always wondered about those first few couples that left before 10AM, but now I know. Thanks for sharing. :thumbs: Unfortunately you left out the most important part, what did you have for breakfast? :lol:


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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Congratulations to you both.


K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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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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THat's great !!!!!!!! How was the beds at the marriott ?


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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Congratulations Jon and Mary! Very happy for you. :)


K1

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07.12.07 - I-129f petition mailed

07.13.07 - I-129f received by VSC

07.18.07 - NOA1 notice

07.20.07 - check cashed

07.22.07 - touch

11.29.07 - NOA2, waited 140 days

11.30.07 - touch

12.03.07 - NVC Received

12.05.07 - NVC Left

12.10.07 - Consulate Rec'd

12.13.07 - Packet 3 Rec'd

03.13.08 - Packet 3 sent back to Montreal

04.08.08 - eligible for interview

05.13.08 - Packet 4 Rec'd

06.02.08 - Interview!

06.09.08 - Visa in hand!

06.16.08 - move date, POE via Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY

06.20.08 - civil wedding

AOS

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06.25.08 - AOS package sent

06.30.08 - received in Chicago

07.07.08 - NOA1 for 485 (AOS), 765 (EAD), & 131 (AP), rec'd in mail 07.14.08

07.09.08 - touch on all 3

07.10.08 - check cashed

07.28.08 - case transferred to CSC

08.02.08 - Biometrics

08.03.08 - touch on AOS

08.04.08 - touch on AOS & EAD

08.05.08 - touch on EAD

08.06.08, 08.07.08, 08.21.08, 08.22.08 - touch on AOS

09.03.08 - EAD approved!

09.04.08 - touch on EAD

09.05.08 - EAD card arrives in mail

09.06.08 - AP arrives in mail (no updates online or via email)

09.23.08 - touch on AOS

09.24.08 - welcome letter mailed

09.25.08 - touch on AOS

09.30.08 - AOS approved

10.01.08 - touch on AOS

10.04.08 - Green Card received

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02.21.09 - "real" wedding in Montreal

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Congratulations! Now the fun part is the wedding! Enjoy!


Our Timeline:

K-1 Visa

I-129F Sent : 2007-03-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-08-07

Packet 3 Received : 2007-09-10

Packet 3 Sent : 2007-09-12

Interview Date : 2008-02-13 Montreal U.S. Consulate APPROVED!

Visa Received By Mail : 2008-02-20

Moved: 2008-03-01 The long drive from Canada to Florida!

Applied for SSN : 2008-03-12

Received SSN by mail: 2008-03-21

Wedding Date : 2008-05-03

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AOS, EAD & AP

Sent in AOS, EAD & AP Applications : 2008-05-09

AOS, EAD & AP Applications received by UCIS: 2008-05-12

AOS, EAD & AP NOA1 : 2008-05-16, received in mail 2008-05-20

AOS, EAD NOA2 : 2008-05-21, received in mail 2008-05-27

AOS Case transferred to CA: 2008-06-03

AOS Case being processed: 2008-06-09

Biometrics Interview: 2008-06-11

AOS & EAD touched: 2008-06-11

AOS & EAD touched: 2008-06-12

AOS touched: 2008-06-19

AOS Card production ordered: 2008-07-11

AOS Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident: 2008-07-14

AOS touched: 2008-07-16

AOS touched: 2008-07-17

U.S Resident's Card recieved in mail!!!!: 2008-07-18

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:) Congratulations hon!!!

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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