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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi everyone,

My husband finally received his IR-1 visa and he will be POE'ing from Toronto Pearson next week. Does anyone know if they are usually pretty easy-going there or if they give a hard time? Also, what else should my husband know before he goes??? My husband is a pretty shy, quiet guy and gets nervous pretty easily...i'm the crazy one in the relationship so I'm just a bit worried for him. What sort of questions do they usually ask, etc...thanks!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi everyone,

My husband finally received his IR-1 visa and he will be POE'ing from Toronto Pearson next week. Does anyone know if they are usually pretty easy-going there or if they give a hard time? Also, what else should my husband know before he goes??? My husband is a pretty shy, quiet guy and gets nervous pretty easily...i'm the crazy one in the relationship so I'm just a bit worried for him. What sort of questions do they usually ask, etc...thanks!

wow already he got it

congrats

hope to be joining that happy time soon

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi Cowgirl2... I'm also planning to POE at Pearson next month. It would be great if you or your husband post the experience, especially how long the wait was in the secondary screening room. Good luck and all the best!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage : 2007-09-30 in Las Vegas

Type of visa : IR-1

USCIS

I-130 Sent : 2009-04-23

I-130 NOA1 : 2009-05-01

I-130 NOA2 : 2009-09-29 (File went missing - not received by NVC)

I-130 NOA2 : 2010-02-11

NVC

NVC Received : 2010-02-23

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-02-24

Pay I-864 Bill : 2010-02-24

OPTIN Email to NVC : 2010-02-24

OPTIN Confirmation from NVC : 2010-03-09

Return Completed I-864 : 2010-03-12

Pay IV Bill : 2010-03-12

IV Payment Processed : 2010-03-15

Applicant's Documents for Processing Sent : 2010-03-17

Case Completed at NVC : 2010-04-08

Medical

2010-05-26 (Toronto)

Interview

Interview Assigned : 2010-05-01 (Saturday)

Interview in Montreal : 2010-06-18 - APPROVED!

Passport Received via XpressPost : 2010-06-24

POE : 2010-07-06 (Pearson International Airport)

Applied for SSN : 2010-07-19

SSN Arrived : 2010-07-24

Green Card Arrived : 2010-10-18

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Smurfette, he got it meaning that we found out that he was approved (June 14th) and it was mailed today (June 16)..meaning he should have it in his hands in a few days

Helijan, for sure I will have him post the review or I will interrogate him and post it myself...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Pearson is a great POE. They are polite and courteous but they can be very busy so make sure you leave lots of time before the flight in order to get everything done. Tell him to have everything organized (packet and passport) ready for inspection at the primary inspection point. He will then go to secondary. I wasn't asked any questions at secondary, they just processed my paperwork, took my thumbprint, and explained the next steps to me. All in all a very good experience

Good luck.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
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
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Same here. I had a very easy POE at Pearson but as was said, make sure he gives himself TONS of extra time. My flight to the US was at 12.30pm and I got to the airport at 8a.m. I pretty much needed most of that time with security, Secondary and such. Worst case if he makes it through early he gets to sit and have a coffee and read for awhile and revel in the fact that he's on his way to you.

:)


USCIS

NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days

NVC

July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Same here. I had a very easy POE at Pearson but as was said, make sure he gives himself TONS of extra time. My flight to the US was at 12.30pm and I got to the airport at 8a.m. I pretty much needed most of that time with security, Secondary and such. Worst case if he makes it through early he gets to sit and have a coffee and read for awhile and revel in the fact that he's on his way to you.

:)

Thanks guys for all your responses. I was wondering if anyone has had a bad experience with Toronto? If so, if they could share please.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I didn't have the most pleasant experience with Pearson POE. It was terrible by any means, but it wasn't really a breeze either.

I was questioned quite in depth by the Officer processing my visa. She asks me A LOT of questions about my application (What did my fiance do, when did we get married (trick question), what city my fiance's parents were born in (I had no idea the names of the cities). I mean all basic questions, but she was acting like my applications/visa was questionable or something.

For some reason I was VERY nervous, so I think that might have set off some flags, who knows. I didn't feel nervous until the very moment I walked up to the desk.

Anyways, it ended up being fine.. she finished with her questions, seemed satisfied and then made me have all my bags searched. My POE took probably 2 hours or around that, so give yourself lots of time and be prepared for questions. You probably won't have them, but you never know.


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NOA1 - 8/16/11

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