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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

ok im here in montreal going for medical tomorrow

then waiting for april 22 for interview

anything i should know when i arrive for my interview

i will be there 630 am

anything i should watch for any lines i should be in

please help any thing

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Facing the door, line up to the left side. Remember no electronics (INCLUDING electronic car unlocker things)

12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Although I know its a very nervous and trying time and experience, Just take a deep breath and go one step at a time. Once it is done and you hopefully have been approved. You will sit back and smile, laugh and cry at the whole damn process and how easy the interview actually was. 5 or 10 min talking to a couple of people for what is a life changing event and will effect what happens to you the rest of your life... Ok that last part didn't really help, but really take it easy think everything through and be truthful and it will all come out in your favor in the end. Im sure you have all your paper work in excellent order. And ready to take out at the second a question is asked so take it easy. Dont open your medical folder, dont forget your Express post and photos. and sit back and watch it all happen so quick you won't even remember from the time you walked through the metal detectors, to the time you walked out with your approval and down the street to Tim Hortons for breakfast.. GOOD LUCK.

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage :

I-130 Sent : 2009-04-07

I-130 NOA1 : 2009-04-14

I-130 Approved : 2009-06-12

Receive IV Bill : 2009-08-25

Pay IV Bill : 2009-08-25

Receive Instruction Package : 2009-08-28

Case Completed at NVC :

NVC Left :

Consulate Received : 2009-12-18

Packet 4 Received : 2009-12-10

Interview Date : 2010-01-06 Submit Review

Interview Result : APPROVED!!!!

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry : 2010-02-06

Comments :


Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 59 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 267 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Get there early, like 6:30am. The line forms fast and you want that "A" so you can go first. Remind those who try and line up on the right that the line forms on the left (the security guard will tell them that but they may try and push in front of you - as was our experience). No big bags, they aren't allowed in (even big purses, leave them in the car or hotel)

Be pleasant (even if they aren't) smile and honestly, try and enjoy it. This is a big deal and enjoy it, maybe not the pressure and the stress but the rest is pretty cool. Oh, and take a moment to enjoy the view from the waiting room, it's pretty cool

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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read my review... and WRITE YOUR TRACKING NUMBER DOWN.. DO IT NOW.. people who haven't seem to be having a very stressful time ... so do it.

the doors open at 7:30... I arrived at 7:00 and I was first (well second but the girl left) in line.

They give you an instruction sheet.. read it because that is exactly how it goes..and it lists everything they are going to request from you.

Don't forget to write the back of your name on your two passport style photos.

it's pretty fast..and simple! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh you're a different visa.. sorry LOL.. but still review might help ya a little


Kenyth & Maggie


I-129F Sent - Sep. 11th, 2009

I-129F Received - Sep. 15th, 2009

NOA1 - Sep. 20th, 2009

NOA2 Email - Oct. 22nd, 2009

NVC Received - Oct. 27th 2009

NVC Sent to Consulate - Oct. 27th, 2009

Consulate Received - Oct. 29th, 2009

NOA2 Hardcopy - Oct. 30th, 2009

NVC Letter Received - Nov. 09, 2009

Montreal Sent Packet 3 - Nov. 09, 2009

Packet 3 Received: Nov. 16, 2009

Packet 3 Sent: Dec. 01, 2009

Packet 3 Received by Montreal: Dec. 09, 2009

Received Interview Date from DOS: January 25th, 2010

Packet 4 Received: Feb. 1st, 2010

Trip to Montreal: March 31, 2010

Medical: April 1st, 2010 (Medisys)

Medical: APPROVED - April 6th, 2010

Interview Date: April 8th, 2010

Interview: APPROVED

Visa Received: April 15, 2010

POE - Maine: April 18,2010

Wedding: April 25th, 2010


AOS Process

Date Filed AOS & EAD: December 16, 2010

NOA Date AOS & EAD: December 21, 2010

Bio. Appt.: January 20, 2011 (Indiana)

AOS Transfer to CSC: January 24, 2011

Approval EAD: February 15, 2011

Approval AOS: February 22, 2011

EAD Received: February 25, 2011

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