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Filed: Timeline

Hey all - not sure if this is being discussed anywhere else . . .

I am in the "waiting room" for an interview date for a K3 in Montreal.

Yesterday I got the letter in the mail that tells me to send my $70 (and varius confusing forms) to the NVC to start my CR1 option . . .

Yes, the CR1 would be better so my husband can work right away . . .

but any idea how much longer that should take????

Anyone gone through the CR1 in Montreal vs. the K3?

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Filed: Other Timeline

check the timelines of other Canadians for CR1 and the checklist posted somewhere around here on how to speed it up. But it could still be a few months before you get to the interview stage for the CR1

divorced - April 2010 moved back to Ontario May 2010 and surrendered green card


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Filed: Country: United Kingdom

You can also do both. Your foreigner can enter with the K-3, hang out (no working) and then go back for the IV appointment.

If the K-3 applies for a work permit, it takes about 3 months to get, so there are financial consequences.

Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

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Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

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alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

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

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Our K3 arrived in Mtl on May 18 and on Aug.22 I found out our interview was Oct. 24

In the mean time our CR 1 was case complete on Aug 21, sent to Mtl on Sept.12 and our interview is Oct 20th. 4 days before the K3 interview.

Don't know if this is the norm now but our K3 interview took 5 months to get. Kinda glad now as we were hoping the CR 1 would get thru first.

It's all very nerve wracking trying to figure out how they work.


sent to NSC Jan 6 2006

NOA1 rec Jan 28

NOA2 rec Apr 27

NVC rec May 18 and case # assigned

NVC generates DS 3032 & I-864 bill May 29

DS-3032 rec and sent snail mail June 7

I-864 bill rec. by petitioner June 12

NVC rec. DS-3032 June 13

I-864 pmt sent by petitioner June 15

IV fee bill generated June 19

IV bill rec. June 26

IV bill pmt sent June 28

NVC rec. IV bill pmt July 10

Got I-864 July 18

I-864 returned to NVC July 24

DS-230 rec. and returned to NVC July 28

NVCrec I-864 ??

NVC rec DS-230 Aug 1

RFE on I-864 Aug 4

Rec. RFE snail mail Aug 11

Returned RFE over night Aug 12

NVC rec RFE Aug 15


INTERVIEW DATE OCTOBER 20TH -as of Sept 13.!!!!!

Crossed border at Intl. Falls,MN. Nov. 14

App. for SSN Nov. 17 - rec. SSN Nov. 25


10 year green card ordered Jan. 21, 2009 DONE

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