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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

Hey guys, I thought it was time to start an official Montreal Interview waiting room.

This is a "continuation" of the discussions found in this thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35505

So what's the latest?

I saw December interviews for August/September Packet 3 returns? Am I correct?

Let's post all progress from calls, emails, etc. in one place!

:star: cass (bebop the great)

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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

hey bebop......waiting here for our interview...we sent pkg 3 back on 09/19//////my finace called for me....even thou i work 3 streets away from them..lol..and he was told that our interview would be late november or early december...hope to see pkg soon...good luck to all (F)


2007 AOS FOR me....Debbie

son...Lance(20)

son...Jason(18)..we lost jay in a head on car crash...oct 4th, 2008

Interview for all 3...03/26

All 3 approved...03/26 ..YEAAAAAAA

all i-485's touched..03/28

rec'd email all ead cards in production..03/29

rec'd email..notice mailed welcoming new perm resident for all 3....03/30

all i485's touched..03831

all ead's touched..03/31

we rec'd all 3 EAD cards...yeha..04/02

rec'd email that all 3 green cards have been ordered..04/04..yeepiekiyaaa!!!

rec'd boys welcome letters...04/05

20 yr olds GREEN CARD COMES!!!!!...he is safe....04/09

rec;d mine and 18yr olds green cards..04/10

good to go until dec of 2008!!!!!!

my son lance joined the vermont national guard..04/25/07

he is leaving for oklahoma for basic training...09/19/07

graduated basic, left for texas to study to become a medic.......12/03/07

he is now a certified medic!!!!......

lifting conditions...dec 26th, 2008 for debbie and son Lance

sent pkg on........ dec 26th, 2008

rec'd sons green card extension.......jan 6th, 2009

check was cashed.............jan 6th, 2008

rec'd son's NOA.........jan 22nd, 2009

rec'd mine and my son's fingerprinting apt...jan 22nd, 2009

fingerprint apts............Febuary 3rd, 2009

touched...both of us...............Feb 4th, 2009

rec'd my extension letter...02/14/2009

re'd our approval letters.....05/15/2009

received our 10 yr cards...06/19/2009

Lance is now deployed to Afghanistan

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Hi,

I'm in the waiting room here too. Hoping to get an appointment for November but will settle for this year ... puhleeeeeze!

Good idea to start the thread as I for one keep checking multiple ones similar to it hoping for news.

Cheers!

Monique


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Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Count me in the waiting room. I returned package 3 last week and have been told a couple times that it'd probably be November/December. I've got my fingers crossed! I think having one main thread is a great idea, much easier.




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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Yes count me in too. It is a good idea to have a thread for this so we will just keeping checking this one for the great news we are all going to recieve this week right :thumbs:

Best of luck to us all. I would love November, but I too am happy with December to. Just with driving I would prefer the earlier the better.


K-1 journey, AOS/EAD and ROC in my timeline

2011 March 31 - Sent off Naturalization pkg overnight to Texas

2011 April 1 - Arrived in Texas at 10:21 am

2011 April 1 - NOA (rec'd via snail mail April 8)

2011 April 7 - Cheque cashed

2011 May 5 - Biometrics (letter rec'd via snail mail April 15)

2011 May 9 - Placed in line for interview scheduling

2011 June 13 - Rec'd yellow letter (no change in status online)

2011 June 23 - Rec'd text that my case has been scheduled for interview

2011 August 1 - Interview (rec'd via snail mail June 27) PASSED

2011 August 3 - Rec'd email that my case has been scheduled for Oath

2011 September 1 - Oath ceremony (rec'd snail mail Aug 5)

2011 September 1 - All done, yeah.

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Hey there, count me in too. Since I'm the fifth to post, are does that mean all you people are ahead of us with the consulate too? ;) I was looking at the consulate's website and saw they had a link to make an appointment online. Does anyone know if it's for our visa's or other ones?

Cass, when my fiancee called last week they said December interviews for July/August. I'm calling on Thursday, if I'm able, and she's calling Friday(if I don't hear anything).


CIS Office : Philadelphia PA

08/25/09 I-751 Sent to VSC

08/26/09 Package arrives at VSC

08/31/09 Check is Cashed/Clears

08/27/09 NOA

09/24/09 Biometrics

11/24/09 Approval letter arrives!

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Can I hang out in the waiting room even though I haven't got my packet 3? It just makes me feel like I'm doing something :P

We need to get some good magazines in here.


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!)

I-130

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

HOME SWEET HOME

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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Haha, of course you can.

I haven't even gotten my NOA2 and I started the thread! :P

I just would like to get a good indication of where Montreal stands.

I still can't get over the fact that, for a lot of us, the consulate part is actually going to be LONGER than the USCIS part. You don't hear that very often!

:star: Cass (bebop the great)

Can I hang out in the waiting room even though I haven't got my packet 3? It just makes me feel like I'm doing something :P

We need to get some good magazines in here.


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K-1

Service Center: California (transferred from Nebraska)

Consulate: Vancouver, Canada (transferred from Montreal)

06.17.2006 — Engagement!

08.23.2006 — NOA1

11.01.2006 — NOA2

01.25.2007 — Interview—APPPROOOVVEEEDD!!

02.12.2007 — Entry date!

03.01.2007 — Applied for SSN.

03.08.2007 — Social Security Card arrives! :)

03.17.2007 — Wedding day! Happy St. Patty's Day! YAY! :D

AOS/EAD

04.30.2007 — AOS/EAD Mailed off (No AP)

05.02.2007 — Arrives in Chicago.

05.08.2007 — NOA1 for AOS/EAD

06.01.2007 — Biometrics (and EAD Touch)

06.14.2007 — AOS Touch

06.17.2007 — AOS Transferred to CSC

06.19.2007 — AOS Touch

06.20.2007 — AOS Touch

06.21.2007 — AOS Touch (They must be doing something!)

07.25.2007 — EA Card Arrives. YAY! :)

09.03.2007 — AOS Touch, something finally!

09.05.2007 — AOS Touch

09.07.2007 — AOS Touch

09.09.2007 — AOS Touch

09.10.2007 — AOS Touch

09.11.2007 — AOS Approval without interview

09.17.2007 — Welcome to America! Letter arrives

09.29.2007 — Green card arrives! WOOO! No more USCIS until 06/09.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Hi guys, I'm mailing back my checklist back to the Consulat this week, so I'll be in the waiting room with y'a!


Sean & Tanya

Norfolk, VA & Ottawa, ON

K-1 Journey

August 11, 2006- Sent I-129f ~ Finally!!!

August 12, 2006- I-129f received

August 16, 2006 - N0A1

August 29, 2006 - Touched

Sept 7, 2006 - NOA2 as per USCIS website ~ Approved in 27 days!

Sept 13, 2006- Received N0A2 by mail

Sept 15, 2006- Received letter from NVC dated Sept 13 that case will be sent to Montreal within a week

Oct 2, 2006- Received Packet 3 from MTL!

Oct 11, 2006 - Mailed back Packet 3 to MTL

Oct 19, 2006 - MTL received Packet 3

Nov 15, 2006 - Medical appointment in Ottawa

Dec 22, 2006 - Received Packet #4

Jan 25, 2007 - Interview date @ 14h30

Jan 4th 2007- Phoned MTL Consulate to reschedule interview for late April due to Navy deployment

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Just called Mtl. to make sure they received my packet 3 checklist back (which they did). Of course, I asked them for an estimate for an interview date ... they said in the New Year - January. :crying:

Think that it's healthy for me to keep ignoring this information and still hope for a November interview? Aaarrggghh! Who knew that this part would be more irritating than the initail approval???

Mo


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Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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Okay - we are in - also waiting. This is a great idea, we have been checking many cases here trying to get an idea of how long. We also are in the process of trying to have our K3 transferred to Vancouver for faster processing. We are not sure what will come of that but you can check it out here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;#entry498604


Started in Vermont Service Center

Transferred to California Service Center

Consulate : Montreal, Canada

Marriage : 2006-03-08

Wife leaves US : 2006-07-11

I-130

2006-03-27 : Sent

2006-04-08 : NOA1

2006-07-06 : Case transferred to California Service Center

2006-07-10 : Received by California Service Center

2006-07-26 : Approved (121 days)

I-130 NVC

2006-08-10 : Case # assigned

2006-08-30 : AOS and IV bills arrived

2006-09-12 : AOS and IV bills paid

2006-10-11 : Recvd AOS and IV applications.

I-129F

2006-04-14 : Sent

2006-04-25 : NOA1

2006-07-03 : Email re: RFE mailed out July 01st

2006-07-14 : Lawyer received RFE

2006-07-18 : We received RFE from lawyer's office

2006-07-19 : RFE mailed out

2006-07-27 : Center received RFE

2006-08-10 : Approved

I-129f NVC

2006-08-18 : Sent to Consulate

I-129f Consulate

2006-08-30 : Packet 3 arrived

2006-09-05 : DS-230 Part I sent to embassy

2006-09-11 : Medical completed

2006-09-18 : Packet 3 checklist completed

2006-10-10 : Requested case to be transferred to Vancouver to speed up interview

2006-10-11 : Case has been transferred to Vancouver!!!

2006-10-17 : Email stating interview for Nov 6! Thank you Lord Jesus, almost done!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Just called Mtl. to make sure they received my packet 3 checklist back (which they did). Of course, I asked them for an estimate for an interview date ... they said in the New Year - January. :crying:

Think that it's healthy for me to keep ignoring this information and still hope for a November interview? Aaarrggghh! Who knew that this part would be more irritating than the initail approval???

Mo

I can't believe they told you that! I just received an email response from them this morning(I swear I'm not neurotic, I'm just concerned I won't get AP for a trip scheduled next spring if Montreal doesn't hurry up!) and they said they were "certain" I'd have an interview before the new year. My packet was received just a few days before yours, I wish they'd give us a straight answer!




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Well.. I'm going to continue to go with your info. lol

Mo


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Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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Just to give you all an idea of what the timeline for interviews are: I sent my Pkg 3 back in the middle of August and I have an interview for November 22.

So if this is the 'guideline' of how long it takes Montreal, it could be 3-4 months from the time you send back pkg 3, which is roughly the timeline that is given for Montreal.

I know waiting is horrible, but I know I learned to just take it all in stride and not to fret, that I would get my interview date, and I will be with the one I love.

I truly hope that you all get a speedy date though :)


AOS/EAD

04/07/07 - Sent AOS/EAD to Chicago

04/09/07 - Received at Chicago Lockbox

04/16/07 - NOA Date

05/10/07 - Transferred to CSC

05/30/07 - Case Pending at CSC

06/19/07 - Card Production Ordered for AOS

06/22/07 - Approval Notice Sent for AOS

06/23/07 - Welcome to America Letter received!

06/27/07 - Green Card Received

Removing Conditions

06/03/09 - Sent I-751

06/04/09 - Received at VSC

06/05/09 - NOA1

07/01/09 - Biometrics - Alexandria, VA

07/02/09 - the Lonely Touch

10/29/09 - Approved!

11/04/09 - Card Production Ordered

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

Looking back over this past year, I can't believe I thought the whole K3 process would take 4 to 6 months. What was I smoking?

If the interview doesn't come until January, it will be 10 months. That's 10 months of anxiety, beer, IMBRA, grey hairs, taking a job I hate so I can be a sponsor, and did I mention being celibate for the first year of marriage?!

I've tried to keep a lid on my emotions, light my candles, and say my prayers. But #######? I'm about ready to snap. And you know what that means. Pass the chocolate cake. Yeah, the whole damn thing.


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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