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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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My hubby is going to do his POE at the end of this month...we really want to spend 4th of July together. Is doing his POE at Pearson on a Saturday or Sunday a problem...do you think it's busy? Whats the best day of the week to do this and is it better early in the morning or middle of the day or night? Or dosen't really matter. :blush:

ThankYou God Bles.


2009 Sept 26: We were married in Turlock, California =D

USCIS

2010 Apr 29: Filed I-130

2010 May 12: I-130 recieved

2010 May 13: Check cashed

2010 May 12: NOA1

2010 Jun 8: Touched

2010 Jun 9: Touched ...again???

2010 Oct 26: Touched !! (after calling USCIS, and congressman 3 days earlier)

2010 Nov 1: RFE (G-325A & Photos)

2010 Nov 9: Touched

2010 Nov 10: Touched

2010 Nov 16: Touched

2010 Nov 17: Touched ... again.

2010 NOV 22: NOA2 =)

NVC

11/xx/10: NVC Assigns a Case#

11/30/10: Called NVC provided emails/ got case# & IIN #

11/30/10: hubby emailed DS3032

11/30/10: paid AOS fee

12/01/10: AOS status paid

12/06/10: hubby emailed DS3032 again..got a confirmation same day!

12/06/10: IV bill invoiced

12/07/10: DS-3032 (Choice of agent) accepted

12/10/10: mailed AOS packet!

12/15/10: pay IV bill

01/10/11: hubby mailed IV packet

02/01/11: checklist from NVC hubby has to fill out EP for montreal!

02/06/11: hubby completed and submitted EP application.

03/10/11: SIF/ case complete=)

04/12/11: Medical completed!

04/20/11: Picked up medical...passed =)

05/03/11: Interview Scheduled @ 8AM!!! =)

05/03/11: APPROVED YAY! =)

05/09/11: Visa in hand! =)

07/02/11: POE =)=)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Doesn't matter when.

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Doesn't matter...the day before july 4th might be a tad busy or not. Just arrive early and he should give himself plenty of time to go through the POE process. We've been through the border on July 4th and it's been dead.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Doesn't matter...the day before july 4th might be a tad busy or not. Just arrive early and he should give himself plenty of time to go through the POE process. We've been through the border on July 4th and it's been dead.

Did you do your POE of entry with your spouse? or they were alone. I really want to fly over there to be with him at the airport. I know it won't make a difference. I don't know I guess I'm just nervous. Do you think it makes a difference being there or not?


2009 Sept 26: We were married in Turlock, California =D

USCIS

2010 Apr 29: Filed I-130

2010 May 12: I-130 recieved

2010 May 13: Check cashed

2010 May 12: NOA1

2010 Jun 8: Touched

2010 Jun 9: Touched ...again???

2010 Oct 26: Touched !! (after calling USCIS, and congressman 3 days earlier)

2010 Nov 1: RFE (G-325A & Photos)

2010 Nov 9: Touched

2010 Nov 10: Touched

2010 Nov 16: Touched

2010 Nov 17: Touched ... again.

2010 NOV 22: NOA2 =)

NVC

11/xx/10: NVC Assigns a Case#

11/30/10: Called NVC provided emails/ got case# & IIN #

11/30/10: hubby emailed DS3032

11/30/10: paid AOS fee

12/01/10: AOS status paid

12/06/10: hubby emailed DS3032 again..got a confirmation same day!

12/06/10: IV bill invoiced

12/07/10: DS-3032 (Choice of agent) accepted

12/10/10: mailed AOS packet!

12/15/10: pay IV bill

01/10/11: hubby mailed IV packet

02/01/11: checklist from NVC hubby has to fill out EP for montreal!

02/06/11: hubby completed and submitted EP application.

03/10/11: SIF/ case complete=)

04/12/11: Medical completed!

04/20/11: Picked up medical...passed =)

05/03/11: Interview Scheduled @ 8AM!!! =)

05/03/11: APPROVED YAY! =)

05/09/11: Visa in hand! =)

07/02/11: POE =)=)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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How are you going to fly to be with him there at the airport? You mean once he's left customs? You being there won't matter at all, not being there doesn't matter either. I POE'd at LAX but had a couple more flights till I arrived at Houston. Wasn't even an issue/questioned that he wasn't there. They just process your paperwork. He's already been approved so it's just a filing/processing thing now.

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You being with him won't make a difference. It's just a straight-forward process. He'll need to add an additional 2-3 hours onto his planned airport arrival time in order to process through. Time at secondary isn't predictable. It all depends on circumstances. It could take him 15 mins.... it could take him 2 hours. I would think that there would be heightened security around any significant US holiday so just a heads up for that. Here is the "Peak Hours" information from the Pearson site: http://www.torontopearson.com/Departing.aspx


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Read my review of Pearson (POE June 15 2011) in the review section.

He can POE alone without any problem. I'm not even sure they would admit you with him in the secondary. They never asked where my fiance was. You are basically approved for entry when you come in with a visa... POE is then a technicality. Unless you carry something illegal in your luggage they have no reason to question/deny anything.

I arrived at Pearson's customs around 8:45 and was out by 9:15. I would strongly advise him to get there early before it starts to backlog. It's a first come first serve basis.

Hang on, he's almost home :)


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thank everyoone! it's just the nerves acting up again. I can't wait to be with my baby soon! ahhh this is a dream come true. :star:


2009 Sept 26: We were married in Turlock, California =D

USCIS

2010 Apr 29: Filed I-130

2010 May 12: I-130 recieved

2010 May 13: Check cashed

2010 May 12: NOA1

2010 Jun 8: Touched

2010 Jun 9: Touched ...again???

2010 Oct 26: Touched !! (after calling USCIS, and congressman 3 days earlier)

2010 Nov 1: RFE (G-325A & Photos)

2010 Nov 9: Touched

2010 Nov 10: Touched

2010 Nov 16: Touched

2010 Nov 17: Touched ... again.

2010 NOV 22: NOA2 =)

NVC

11/xx/10: NVC Assigns a Case#

11/30/10: Called NVC provided emails/ got case# & IIN #

11/30/10: hubby emailed DS3032

11/30/10: paid AOS fee

12/01/10: AOS status paid

12/06/10: hubby emailed DS3032 again..got a confirmation same day!

12/06/10: IV bill invoiced

12/07/10: DS-3032 (Choice of agent) accepted

12/10/10: mailed AOS packet!

12/15/10: pay IV bill

01/10/11: hubby mailed IV packet

02/01/11: checklist from NVC hubby has to fill out EP for montreal!

02/06/11: hubby completed and submitted EP application.

03/10/11: SIF/ case complete=)

04/12/11: Medical completed!

04/20/11: Picked up medical...passed =)

05/03/11: Interview Scheduled @ 8AM!!! =)

05/03/11: APPROVED YAY! =)

05/09/11: Visa in hand! =)

07/02/11: POE =)=)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Usually the hardest part at the POE is the waiting!!! Sure there is a chance one could be denied, but thats more along the lines if you lied on ur applications and somehow managed to sneak thru the process--then get to the border and they find out you had a criminal past of some sorts and the border POE officer finds out!! Best of luck and enjoy it!!


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: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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As someone suggested above, give extra time for POE at Pearson. It'####### and miss. Secondary was full when I went through, and I waited hours and was minutes from missing my flight. Others have gone through in under an hour. It just depends. Better to be safe than sorry :) Good luck!


May 25th, 2010 : Filed I-129F at CSC

June 1st, 2010 : NoA1

June 7th, 2010 : Touch

October 19th, 2010: Touch

October 20th, 2010: NoA2! (141 days)

November 8th, 2010: Received Packet 3 from Montreal

November 10th, 2010: Sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

November 25th: Received Packet 4 & Scheduled interview!

March 8th, 2011: Interview in Montreal - Approved!

April 30th, 2011: Move to CA

May 6th, 2011: Married <3

May 31st, 2011: Filed AOS

June 6th, 2011: NoA1

June 13th, 2011: Received Notice for Biometrics

July 7th, 2011: Biometrics

August 22, 2011: AOS Interview - Approved!

August 29th, 2011: Greencard in hand!

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