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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I have a interview on Jan. 22, 09 and I have to take my passport with me, anyone knows if they'll take my canadian passport from me or the just need to see it?

Thanks!


K-1

Toronto, Canada --> Buffalo, NY

K-1

06/12/04 - I-129F petition mailed

06/21/04 - I-797 NOA1 received via mail

07/05/04 - APPROVED! NOA2 via online status (21 days!)

07/21/04 - Letter from NVC dated 7/16

08/04/04 - Packet 3 received!

08/09/04 - Mailed DS-230 and checklist to Embassy.

09/12/04 - Packet 4 received!.. Oct 20th interview date.

10/20/04 - Visa granted!.. (130 days!)

10/23/04 - Entered US via Peace Bridge with U-haul in tow!

AOS

11/08/04 - Applied for SSN

11/10/04 - Marriage ceremony!

11/13/04 - Received SSN in mail

11/23/04 - Applied for AOS/EAD/AP in person

12/04/04 - Received NOA I-797C for AOS/EAD/AP

12/23/04 - Biometrics for AP & EAD

01/12/05 - AP approved... received 01/26 (lost in mail I guess)

01/18/05 - EAD approved... received in mail 01/19

02/25/05 - I-797C received... AOS interview 04/25/05

04/25/05 - AOS interview successful!

Green Card

GREEN CARD APPROVED (waiting 2 years until lifting of conditions)

Lifting of Conditions I-751

02/01/07 - I-751 Mailed

03/2007 - Biometrics

11/15/07 - Senator involvement requested

11/29/07 - Approval notice sent

12/8/07 - 10 year Green Card received in mail!

Naturalization

10/24/08 - N-400 Mailed

11/25/08 - Biometrics

01/22/09 - Interview date (passed)

02/26/09 - Got the Oath letter

03/13/09 - Oath Ceremony (all done)

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They will take your passport, if the visa is approved, so they can imprint the visa into it.

Dude what are you talking about?? :blink: The only reason the IO wants the passport for Naturalization is to see the dates that you mentioned if you were out of the country. I was asked to bring the passport, they never looked at it. My IO justed asked me to verify the dates. Old Dominion what visa are you talking about? :star:

Edited by KyngSilva

My Citizenship Timeline

Service Center : Nebraska

CIS Office : St Paul, MN

Date Filed : 2008-07-31

NOA Date : 2008-08-06

Bio.Rcvd Date : 2008-08-15

Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-28

Interview Date : 2008-12-08

Approved : YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Final Approval 2009-03-16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!File is in line for Oath Schedule

Oath Letter Rcvd: 2009-04-03

Oath Ceremony : 2009-04-30

Total Time So Far: 9 months, 0 days ..WooHoo!!!!!!!! Can You Hear The Sarcasm =)

I AM NOW A US CITIZEN!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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They will take your passport, if the visa is approved, so they can imprint the visa into it.

Dude what are you talking about?? :blink: The only reason the IO wants the passport for Naturalization is to see the dates that you mentioned if you were out of the country. I was asked to bring the passport, they never looked at it. My IO justed asked me to verify the dates. Old Dominion what visa are you talking about? :star:

Wife had to bring her old and new Venezuelan passport, and her interviewer did go through it to verify the dates we put on the form, so much depends on which interviewer you get. Wife made darn sure she got her passports back, even with USC and a US passport, she needs her Venezuelan passports to get back to her old country so she can conduct business.

Also read here where some interviewers after you passed, tentatively, until final approval wanted to take that persons green card, that also is incredibly stupid, without it, you are here illegally until you get your certificate.

Wife's interviewer also wanted to keep some of our original documents, wife said no, it would cost us a fortune to replace those and may take years, be prepared to deal with an a$$hole at the USCIS and pray you get someone with brains. But my wife did give in on leaving my original tax returns, that teed me off, no wonder why they don't let the married spouse in. You bring in your original documents for verification only, don't leave anything, and most interviewers won't even want to see them, but you have to bring them in case they do.

In other words, walk out with everything you brought in.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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The USA will NEVER, EVER take your Cdn passport away from you, it is your and a property of Canada. At the interview he may or may not look at it, but her will give it back!! One DOES NOT loose their Canadian citizenship, nor ur Cdn passport when u become a USA citizen. I just had my oath ceremony last week.


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: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Thank you guys for your help!


K-1

Toronto, Canada --> Buffalo, NY

K-1

06/12/04 - I-129F petition mailed

06/21/04 - I-797 NOA1 received via mail

07/05/04 - APPROVED! NOA2 via online status (21 days!)

07/21/04 - Letter from NVC dated 7/16

08/04/04 - Packet 3 received!

08/09/04 - Mailed DS-230 and checklist to Embassy.

09/12/04 - Packet 4 received!.. Oct 20th interview date.

10/20/04 - Visa granted!.. (130 days!)

10/23/04 - Entered US via Peace Bridge with U-haul in tow!

AOS

11/08/04 - Applied for SSN

11/10/04 - Marriage ceremony!

11/13/04 - Received SSN in mail

11/23/04 - Applied for AOS/EAD/AP in person

12/04/04 - Received NOA I-797C for AOS/EAD/AP

12/23/04 - Biometrics for AP & EAD

01/12/05 - AP approved... received 01/26 (lost in mail I guess)

01/18/05 - EAD approved... received in mail 01/19

02/25/05 - I-797C received... AOS interview 04/25/05

04/25/05 - AOS interview successful!

Green Card

GREEN CARD APPROVED (waiting 2 years until lifting of conditions)

Lifting of Conditions I-751

02/01/07 - I-751 Mailed

03/2007 - Biometrics

11/15/07 - Senator involvement requested

11/29/07 - Approval notice sent

12/8/07 - 10 year Green Card received in mail!

Naturalization

10/24/08 - N-400 Mailed

11/25/08 - Biometrics

01/22/09 - Interview date (passed)

02/26/09 - Got the Oath letter

03/13/09 - Oath Ceremony (all done)

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