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DCF Canada success!! (Toronto)

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We hit Toronto today for our attempt to DCF. I was very worried as I have very short term residency here, and had read that it may be 1 year requirement...

There was a protest against Bush in front of the embassy, so that was a little nutty. Then we got to the door, there was a girl waiting who turned to me and said "GUESS WHAT?!! They closed at Noon!". I felt my heart sink as we just spent 3 hrs on the freeway, and a day off from work for hubby. Never listen to the people outside! :lol: Turns our whatever SHE was there for, was cut off at noon.

Nice security guy asked what we were filing, and gave us royal treatment (in my mind!) and we went to the window he directed us, nobody waiting. Rang the bell, and found out right away I goofed :o For some reason when I read to bring 1 copy of Biographic, I thought it was just page 1. DUH. I guess since we were only going thru one place (and not service ctr, nvc, etc.)... well I ###-umed wrong. They handed me a new bio with carbon pages and I had to re-write both our biographics. I was so nervous that I clinched the pen hard enough to get white knuckles. It was just nerve wracking as I thought I'd make a mistake.

(So rule #2 bring all four pages!)

They accepted our made-at-home passport pics, and sent us to pay. I wasn't sure if this was *GOOD* but I assumed it was. Came back, she said congratulations. "Your immigrant visa has been approved"

So, the amazing part is, I have been a resident for 3 weeks. I was nervous as I don't have drivers license or OHIP card. They accepted my 2 day old PR card, and my brand spankin' new Social Insurance card. Never batted an eye.

I was at least expecting a comment on why so soon..... but nada. Just congrats!!

(should I add this note to the sticky?)

Married 12-30-05

Started our visa journey Jan 06.

01-06 - I-130, K3 shortly after

04-06 - switched to Canada Immigration

07-06 - Moved to Canada (PR almost complete)

07-06 - Changed again, back to US imm.

09-06 - Landed as Canadian PR

10-06 - DCF Toronto, Approved in 1.5 hrs!

11-06 - Interview Montreal (success!)


10-05-06 DCF in Toronto - Approved

10-19-06 Packet 3 received & sent back

10-20-06 Montreal receives P3

11-03-06 Packet 4 received

11-06-06 Medical

11-22-06 Interview / Visa approved

11-26-06 heading home, 6 day drive, my oh my


10.24.08 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

Delivered at 9:03 AM on October 25, 2008

10.29.08 NOA1

10.30.08 Check cashed

12.06.08 Biometrics Appt.

12.19.08 Received new Drivers License extended to 2011

03.12.09 Received CONGRATULATIONS letter - Card on the way!!

03.20.09 Received his SHINY new card. WOO HOOOOOOO

YAY!! We can take a break from this madness until Citizenship.

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03/29/2003 Our wedding in Canada

04/30/2004 I became a Permanant Resident of Canada!


09/19/2006 Filed I-130

09/19/2006 I-130 approved!

10/05/2006 Packet 3 arrived with approval letter.

10/19/2006 Sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

10/20/2006 Montreal receives Packet 3

01/23/2007 Everything currently on hold due to Adam Walsh Act :(

03/14/2007 E-mail from Montreal saying i'm clear from USCIS on Adam Walsh Act

03/22/2007 Got e-mail from Montreal that interview is May 22nd!

05/15/2007 Finally received interview letter

05/22/2007 Approved!!!!

05/28/2007 Visa arrived!!!

05/31/2007 Big move to the US

06/12/2007 SSN arrived

06/22/2007 Welcome letter arrived

06/28/2007 10 year Green Card arrived!!!


05/31/2010 Eligible to apply for citizenship

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