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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm sure it's quite normal but I feel like I'm going through phases with my feelings for our interview next week. Yesterday I was just excited ready to get it over with. Today I am manically rechecking all of our documents and printing out flight and hotel information. I'm sure it will be fine, either way I'm looking forward to coming towards an end of this process. Anyone else got the pre-interview jitters??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Absolutely every one of us had them but keep repeating in your head that you are ready and you are prepared - they aren't going to ask you anything you don't know the answer to. Coing from Canada is one of the easiest and smoothest generally speaking.

Good luck - hope you got some sleep!


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

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

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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 had them as well. I'm an anxious person by nature, and I'm ALWAYS worried about something! So this was a pretty stressful situation, no matter how many people here at VJ told me that the interview was a piece of cake. But, they were ABSOLUTELY right! If you have all your documents in place, it's honestly a breeze. My interview lasted less than five minutes. It was the easiest part of the entire process and the most rewarding :)

I know it's hard to believe before you've done it, but afterwards, you'll wonder what you were worried about!

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good luck! There is nothing to worry about. I will be heading to Montreal this coming Sunday and interview on May 14th.

I'm sure it's quite normal but I feel like I'm going through phases with my feelings for our interview next week. Yesterday I was just excited ready to get it over with. Today I am manically rechecking all of our documents and printing out flight and hotel information. I'm sure it will be fine, either way I'm looking forward to coming towards an end of this process. Anyone else got the pre-interview jitters??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Have everything ready and in order and you will be just fine. Took 15 minutes in my case (we were 2nd in line for a morning appointment)... and it doesn't even feel like an interview. They call you to a booth where the IO makes sure he/she has all the required paperwork while he/she asks you couple questions about how you met, when you will marry, etc.


US citizen since April 2016

ROC completed April 2014

AOS from K1 completed February 2012

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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99.999% have jitters before the interview and then 99.999% ask themselves "Thats all the interview was, that was easy!!" And then ask why they spent soo much $$$$$$ for such a quick interview


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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It's true. When I was finished, I even asked the interviewer "That's it? That's all you need from me?" and she laughed. I couldn't believe that such a long, stressful process ended in such an easy way. :lol:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I had my interview in November and I was nervous also... all for nothing though... just a few questions that took maybe 5 minutes!!

It's true. When I was finished, I even asked the interviewer "That's it? That's all you need from me?" and she laughed. I couldn't believe that such a long, stressful process ended in such an easy way. :lol:


K1 Visa

2011-02-03 - I-129F NOA1
2011-06-16 - I-129F RFE
2011-09-01 - I-129F NOA2
2011-11-23 - Interview Date
2011-12-05 - Visa Received
2011-12-18 - US Entry
2012-02-11 - Marriage

AOS

2012-02-23 - NOA1 date for I-485 Petition (AOS), I-765 Petition (EAD), & I-131 Petition (AP)
2012-03-22 - Hard copy of transfer to CSC
2012-03-24 - Hard copy of biometrics appointment
2012-04-17 - Biometrics appointment in Norfolk, VA
2012-04-26 - Received EAD/AP combo card via USPS
2012-09-08 - Received hard copy of RFE #1(missing medical information)
2012-10-20 - Hard copy of RFE #2(Requires another copy of hubby's divorce decree)
2012-11-10 - Email Card/ Document Production
2012-11-14 - Email registered permanent resident status
2012-11-16 - Email card mailed
2012-11-19 - Card Received... whoohooo!!

ROC

2014-08-14 - Mailed I-751 petition to VSC via priority mail

2014-08-16 - Delivered to VSC

2014-08-20 - Check cashed

2014-08-22 - Rcvd NOA1 dated 2014-08-18

2014-09-06 - Rcvd ASC Appointment Notice dated 2014-09-19 (Biometrics)

2014-09-19 - Biometrics apt @9am

2015-02-21 - Received RFE dated 2015-02-17 (more evidence over the 2 years)

2015-04-09 - RFE response mailed, took awhile we were in the process of moving

2015-04-24 - Card Production email and text received at 2pm

2015-04-30 - Card Mailed email and text received at 9:15am

2015-04-30 - Updated with tracking email and text received at 8:14pm

2015-05-02 - Card Received via priority mail, left in mailbox

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks for the encouragement! I have all the documents that I can get, my domicile could potentially be an issue, but I've gotten everything that I can and I'll wait and see. We have a 9 month old so we opted to take a little bit of a chance with the domicile issue rather than split our family up, if they say that we have to then we will, but hopefully they don't make us. I've done what I can and we'll know next week! I'm just ready to be done!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Yup, even I was a nervous wreck for weeks before my interview! I was ALWAYS checking my paperwork... double checking.. triple, checking even up till Midnight, night before my interview... I am also always nervous about things going smoothly and right. My interview also was only about 5 min. Woman was asking me a couple questions while she was typing in computer. After that she said "congratulaions and Merry Christmas" (was 3 weeks before Christmas)

I was like "thats it? Im approved?" she laughed at me as well and said, "yup,your done"

5 min actual talking and almost 3 hours total in line and waiting. Sheesh. I was in a daze after it was done. Like massive wieght all of a sudden off the shoulders.

As long as you have all your documents and paperwork, you wont have a problem.

Good luck :)


June 08 - Met online playing COV/COH

July 09 - Met in person, 3 week vacation

Dec 09 - Stayed with boyfriend for a few months visit

Sept 10 - BF visited me for one week

Feb 11 - BF visited again, Proposed, ENGAGED

March 22/11 - Mailed k-1 packet

March 29/11 - Recieved

June 22/11 RFE (more evidence of meeting)

July 12/11 sent in more goodies

July 30/11 NOA 2 approved

Aug 22/11 Packet 3 done

Oct 21/11 booked interview

Dec 7/11 Medical (no problems)

Dec 8/11 Interview in Vancouver - APPROVED!!

POE 3/12

Married April 21 2012

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