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So the big day is finally here, and I am finally moving tomorrow! I think I have everything ready to go, but any feedback/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

1. I have my SEALED brown envelope

2. Passport with VISA

3. Itemized list of what is in the vehicles

4. Letter from FORD so that I can import my vehicle

Am I missing anything?

Thanks!


2010-08-08 Married

2010-09-04 I-130 Sent

2010-09-18 NOA for I-130 received

2010-12-30 I-130 Approved

2011-01-07 NVC received

2011-01-17 Paied I-864 bill

2011-04-02 Sent I-864 & DS-3032

2011-05-07 Case completed at NVC

2011-05-14 Packet 4 Received

2011-06-27 Interview

2011-06-30 I-130 Received

2011-08-09 Officially entered the US

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dont forget to take yourself :)

congratulations and good luck with the move :)


I-129F SENT............................................08/15/2011

NOA1 TEXT/EMAIL...................................08/22/2011

NOA2 TEXT/EMAIL. NO RFE.....................01/05/2012

NVC RECEIVED......................................01/21/2012

NVC LEFT...............................................01/24/2012

PACKET 3 RECEIVED..............................02/01/2012

PACKET 3 RETURNED.............................02/04/2012

MEDICAL................................................02/17/2012

DS-2001 MAILED.....................................02/23/2012

PACKET 4 RECEIVED..............................03/02/2012

INTERVIEW............................................03/14/2012 APPROVED

POE ATLANTA.........................................04/03/2012

AOS approved 3/29/13 after almost 10 months of waiting. No RFE's and no interview.

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; I'm moving this friday, I'm glad that you opened this topic so I can peak every now and then and see if I'm missing out on something too =]

Other than that, good luck tomorrow!! :thumbs:


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August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
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That looks pretty good.

I'm also bringing a copy of my medical file and my K1 paperwork needed for AOS but you don't need to worry about the latter!

Best of luck


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01-27-2011: NOA1!

02-22-2011: NOA2!

03-14-2011: Packet 3 Filled Out. Delayed Interview until closer to POE, August.

08-09-2011: Interview at 10am!

08-19-2011: POE

08-21-2011: Married

AOS

08-25-2011: Sent AOS Packet with EAD & AP

08-29-2011: NOA1 for AOS, EAD and AP

09-29-2011: Biometrics Appointment

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So the big day is finally here, and I am finally moving tomorrow! I think I have everything ready to go, but any feedback/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

1. I have my SEALED brown envelope

2. Passport with VISA

3. Itemized list of what is in the vehicles

4. Letter from FORD so that I can import my vehicle

Am I missing anything?

Thanks!

Looks good. good.gif Peace Bridge POE should be painless, just a lot of waiting. Safe travels.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

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You've got it - they probably won;t even look at your list of contents, let alone look in the actual truck...should be painless, it's where I POE'd with a UHAUL and had no trouble at all.

PS - grab American cash so you can pay the $6 (or whatever the fee is now) at the border patrol office when they activate your K1.

oops - you're not K1 - don';t know if there's a fee

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Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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I'm pretty sure the fee is an I-94 fee, and a CR-1 entrant won't get an I-94, so I don't think there will be a fee.

Don't worry too much about US cash either way - I was a K-1 entrant so I did have a fee, but my PoE (Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND - July 2009) accepted a Canadian credit card for it, so it was no big deal.


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My fiancee is making her POE at the Peace Bridge this weekend. We are importing her Silverado truck and a camping trailer also. The CBP says that we need to fill out the EPA form 3520-1 and the DOT form HS-7 to show that it meets the US standards. They also said we need to fill out the DOT form for the camping trailer.

I didn't recall seeing anyone mentioning these forms in there checklists. Does the CBP typically fill these out for you? We do have our conformance letter for the truck and the camping trailer has a label that says it meets U.S. and Canadian safety standards.

Thanks for any helpful tips you may have for us!


-Paul & Jenni

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CR-1 does NOT pay a fee at the border. List looks good. Best of luck


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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My fiancee is making her POE at the Peace Bridge this weekend. We are importing her Silverado truck and a camping trailer also. The CBP says that we need to fill out the EPA form 3520-1 and the DOT form HS-7 to show that it meets the US standards. They also said we need to fill out the DOT form for the camping trailer.

I didn't recall seeing anyone mentioning these forms in there checklists. Does the CBP typically fill these out for you? We do have our conformance letter for the truck and the camping trailer has a label that says it meets U.S. and Canadian safety standards.

Thanks for any helpful tips you may have for us!

I don't know for sure, but their was 1 couple who crossed in Albert that had the stickers and that was not enough for the POE officer!! But thats only 1 case!! If down the rd u do need the proper paperwork to get ur car registered (assuming POE officers dont do it correctly) One can goto the closest international airport and get it done I believe!! But dont quote me on any of that,lol Im sure it wil go fine! You could contact GMC and try and get the compliance letter. I know Nissan faxed it to me for free in a few minutes! But some manufacturers charge a fee and snail mail 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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Yes, there is a fee of $6. I crossed at the Peace Bridge a little over 2 weeks ago :)

I had a 3 hour wait, but I went on a Sunday lol!

Oh...stay away from the vertical blinds! My fiance got in trouble for touching them when he was looking out the windows lol!


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ROC Process

12-13-2013 * 90 day window to apply opens

02-24-2014 * ROC package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-25-2014 * ROC package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-26-2014 * NOA1 notice date

02-28-2014 * Cheque cashed

03-05-2014 * Biometrics notice date

03-28-2014 * Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore

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Yes, there is a fee of $6. I crossed at the Peace Bridge a little over 2 weeks ago :)

I had a 3 hour wait, but I went on a Sunday lol!

Oh...stay away from the vertical blinds! My fiance got in trouble for touching them when he was looking out the windows lol!

The fee of $6 is for k1'ers, NOT for Cr-1/IR-1'ers A cr-1/ir-1 is not going to be getting a I-94 form! 1 just walks away with an ink stamp


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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I don't know for sure, but their was 1 couple who crossed in Albert that had the stickers and that was not enough for the POE officer!! But thats only 1 case!! If down the rd u do need the proper paperwork to get ur car registered (assuming POE officers dont do it correctly) One can goto the closest international airport and get it done I believe!! But dont quote me on any of that,lol Im sure it wil go fine! You could contact GMC and try and get the compliance letter. I know Nissan faxed it to me for free in a few minutes! But some manufacturers charge a fee and snail mail it!!

Thanks,

We do have the compliance letter for the truck already. I was just wondering if others filled in the EPA and DOT forms prior to arriving at the border or did the CBP fill those in for you?


-Paul & Jenni

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The fee of $6 is for k1'ers, NOT for Cr-1/IR-1'ers A cr-1/ir-1 is not going to be getting a I-94 form! 1 just walks away with an ink stamp

I didn't realize it was for the I-94, sorry :( I thought it was just a fee...


formerly sherrybaby

ROC Process

12-13-2013 * 90 day window to apply opens

02-24-2014 * ROC package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-25-2014 * ROC package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-26-2014 * NOA1 notice date

02-28-2014 * Cheque cashed

03-05-2014 * Biometrics notice date

03-28-2014 * Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore

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