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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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:help: My visa interview at the Vancouver Consulate is next Friday, October 13th. I have plenty of photographs of me & my fiance together which I plan on bringing - along with a substantial amount of correspondence (letters & cards) that we've mailed to each other over the past 2 years. Wondering now if I need to bother photocopying/printing two years worth of phone records and emails (that involves the use of a lot of paper & ink cartridge - which I don't necessarily want to waste)?! Can anyone out there give me their advice? :huh:

Also, because my fiance included copies of our travel itineraries & boarding passes for evidence of having met in his fiance visa petition - do I still need to bring those to the interview with me - even after the petition was approved? :huh:

Any answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!! :)


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10/13/2006 - Received K1 Visa

01/12/2007 - We're Married!

02/21/2007 - AOS & EAD filed

02/28/2007 - NOA Date

03/08/2007 - Request For Initial Evidence Received (Case Suspended)

03/17/2007 - Biometrics Appointment

03/25/2007 - Requested evidence sent to USCIS

04/09/2007 - Touched (Evidence received - Case Resumed)

05/02/2007 - Touched (Case has been sent to California Service Center for processing)

05/23/2007 - EAD approved, card received by mail

05/26/2007 - Touched (Case is now pending at the office to which it was transferred)

06/11/2007 - Request For Additional Evidence received (Case Suspended)

08/27/2007 - Request evidence sent to USCIS

09/07/2007 - Touched (Evidence received - Case Resumed)

10/11/2007 - Touched (Current Status: Card production ordered)

10/11/2007 - Touched (Current Status: Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident) YAY!

10/15/2007 - Received Welcome Letter via mail

10/22/2007 - Received 2-year Conditional Greencard :-)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Honestly I was over packed lol. I brought everything I could think of. All he wanted to see was pictures. I offered cards, phone records, emails....etc. Nope he wanted none of it.


*January 24 2006 - mailed in I129-F petition

*January 25 2006 - I129-F received at CSC

*January 30 2006 - packet returned.....arggggggggg we forgot one signature!!

*January 31 2006 - sent I129-F back to the CSC, hope we did not forget anything else

*February 1 2006 - I129-F received at CSC again

*February 3 2006 - NOA1

*April 20 2006 - NOA2!!!!!

*April 24 2006 - Touched!

*May 15 2006 - NVC received petition today!

*May 17 2006 - Case left NVC today!!

*May 30 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Vancouver!

*May 30 2006 - Faxed back Packet 3!!

*June 6 2006 - Received packet 4!

*June 20 2006 - Medical in Saskatoon

*June 28 2006 - Interview in Vancouver!!

*June 28 2006 - GOT THE VISA!!!*June 30 2006 - Moving day!

*July 3 2006 - Home at last!!

*July 28 2006 - married!

*September 13 2006 - Mailed AOS/EAD package

*September 25 2006 - Received NOA for AOS/EAD

*October 6 2006 - Biometrics appointments

*October 10 2006 - Touched!

*October 19 2006 - Transferred to CSC!

*October 26 2006 - Received by CSC

*October 27 2006 - Touched

*October 28 2006 - Touched again

*October 31 2006 - Touched again

*November 2 2006 - Touched again

*November 3 2006- and another touch

*November 7 2006- touched

*November 7 2006 - My case approved, still waiting for kids!

*November 8 2006 - Touched my case again

*November 13 2006 - Greencard arrived...yeah I can work!

*November 14 2006 - Touched my case again

*January 2007 - RFE for kids Greencard.

*February 2007 - kids medical and sent in RFE

*February 2007 - Received kids greencards

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline
Honestly I was over packed lol. I brought everything I could think of. All he wanted to see was pictures. I offered cards, phone records, emails....etc. Nope he wanted none of it.

Ah this sucks. We haven't exactly been "camera happy" since Christmas so we have no pictures of us together. I hope phone records and snail mail/cards are enough to prove our "ongoing relationship". :unsure:

Karly

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

You don't want to waste paper and ink?! Get a grip! This is your future together and worth printing a few items, just in case. While they may not be necessary, you can never predict. So it's better to be overly prepared.

I think there was someone in another thread who received one form for Affidavit of Support but took it upon themselves to do both, I-134 AND I-864. How paranoid is THAT? But sure enough, the Embassy had sent the wrong form and the couple was able to whip out the other, filled out and ready to go.

I say this because no one should take any chances when they're in the home stretch, because things can and have gone wrong. Was it BC_Ed who got to the inteview to find Canadian-based assets could not be counted as evidence for support? It added unexpected time to his process.

Get printing.


I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Agree better to have too much than too little. Even from reading all the cr-1 experiences in MTL and from what I read no one had ever been asked for any proof, I still brought along oodles of stuff. Its not like one didnt have enough time to put stuff together. You don't require a whole photo album a few pics should suffice. I even went so far to have duplicates of all my original documents, wasnt that pricey, not necessary, but I wasn't taking any chances.


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
Timeline

I had so much evidence that the guard asked us if we brought all of our worldly possessions. They didn't ask to see anything as they had photos we sent with the petition. But I agree, it is better to have too much than not enough. Good luck


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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I agree ... better to have them laugh at your for being overloaded than crying in the end for not having enough. I plan on bringing EVERYTHING that I can!!! Good luck! You will be good I am sure ... keep praying!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago

4-18: I-129F Sent

4-25: I-129F NOA1

6-23: I-129F RFE

8-27: Sent RFE Reply

9-15: I-129F NOA2 FINALLY!!! Thanks be to you lord!

9-19: NOA2 by postmarked in snail mail (rcvd' around the 22nd)

10-12: Received e-mail from the NVC stating they recently forwarded our petition to the consulate! =)

10-17: Consulate received petition from NVC and mailed out packet 3 & 4

10-25: Johann collects Packet 3 & 4 from embassy!

10-27: Return information to the embassy!

11-7: Received Packet 4

11-28: INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT~ APPROVED

12-1: Visa Picked up from Embassy

12-23: Johann is coming to the STATES! Yay!

3-17: It's a GREEN Wedding!!!

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"Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart."

- Rozina Hasham

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You don't want to waste paper and ink?! Get a grip! This is your future together and worth printing a few items, just in case. While they may not be necessary, you can never predict. So it's better to be overly prepared.

I wouldn't bother if it was me. I didn't have all of the *required* documents (didn't have my husband's former marriage certificate, didn't have a certified copy of his divorce document), and they didn't care. When I told the woman who made sure everything's in order that I'd screwed up, she said those documents aren't such a big deal. The interviewer didn't mention them at all. (Can't say enough about how terrific the Vancouver consular staff are!)

I *did* meet a guy who'd had his interview a couple of days before and needed a co-sponsor. He said they told him to come back with the documents ASAP, and they'd issue the visa. They were very friendly toward him, and issued it a few minutes after he handed them the papers.

So... Maybe bring a sample of phone records / correspondence, and a disk with the rest in the off-chance that you need them? :)

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