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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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This is my first forum experience...a bit about our journey first: I am Canadian from White Rock BC & married an American citizen a year & a half ago in the USA. We began our journey to have me move to the US permanently but still work in Canada every day....we live just across the border from each other. It has been a long frustrating journey as we did this ourselves...now I have finally sent my 'package' to the US Consulate in Montreal & am awaiting what is next. And further costs?

Can anyone out there help me? I have emailed the Consulate several times & they just tell me to submit my forms...which I have...what can I expect next? I think a medical & an interview? In Montreal? Is that the only option? I live thousands of miles away & am just over the border from Seattle or Vancouver is 30 mins away? All help is appreciated!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Medical can be done at any facility designated by the Consulate.

Only the Consulate in Montreal adjudicates immigrant visas. Since you will be interviewing for a spousal visa, you will be interviewing in Montreal.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Medical can be done at any facility designated by the Consulate.

Only the Consulate in Montreal adjudicates immigrant visas. Since you will be interviewing for a spousal visa, you will be interviewing in Montreal.

Thanks Ryan...just thot I'd ask if there was any other place to be interviewed. I guess I have to just plan on the extra expense for a 15min interview...seems unfair but this whole process is archaic...seems they make it difficult for us.

Anyway, appreciate your help.

Kas

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Hmmmmmmmm....unfair ???

Not sure what the folks with spouses in Asia would say about that--a few hours on a plane to Montreal versus traveling 24-hours plus to get to Asia or parts of Africa.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Haha yeah my trip takes a full 24 hours each way and about $1800 for flights alone. It may be unfair but I say its worth it! Ohh to be able to hop across the border to visit :bonk::rofl:


02/06/2011 ~ MARRIED IN REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

03/31/2011 ~ FILED I-130 & G325A (SENT TO CHICAGO LOCKBOX VIA UPS)

04/09/2011 ~ RECEIVED NOA1 IN MAIL :-)

07/11/2011 ~ APPROVED WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!

07/29/2011 ~ NVC RECEIVED CASE

08/22/2011 ~ RECEIVED NVC CASE# AND IIN

08/24/2011 ~ EMAILED DS-3032 SENT VIA HUBBYS EMAIL ACCOUNT

08/25/2011 ~ RECEIVED 3 EMAILS FROM NVC

08/25/2011 ~ PAID AOS FEE $88.00

08/26/2011 ~ AOS FEE SHOWS "PAID" - RECEIPT PRINTED AND READY TO MAIL

08/30/2011 ~ AOS PACKAGE SENT FEDEX OVERNIGHT

09/01/2011 ~ IV BILL INVOICED AND PAID

09/06/2011 ~ AOS PACKAGE APPROVED

09/09/2011 ~ IV PACKAGE SENT TO NVC VIA FEDEX OVERNIGHT

09/15/2011 ~ CASE CLOSED

INTERVIEW DATE ~ 11/30/2011 - APPROVED

12/04/2011 ~ ENTERED USA THROUGH JFK AIRPORT

STILL WAITING FOR GREEN CARD......

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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And I am very lucky that Costa Rica is only five hours away and that I am able to get some decent prices on tickets if I plan ahead

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