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Wow what a trip! I'm sorry I haven't been around. I really didn't want to be one of those that gets done with the interview then abandons the site! We've been so busy!

We arrived home around midnight last Thursday (9th) It was a crazy three day drive, most of which was done on Mr. Sheeshka's birthday. Weand had to deal with issues and get everything unpacked and find where to put it. Our closet and shelf space is definitely unequal, and I'm not on the winning side lol.

Here is our POE review: Emerson/Pembina Crossing

Today Mr. Sheeshka's Social Security Card arrived in the mail. It surprised us both. He still hasn't received the welcome to the USA letter yet! Tomorrow we're going to the DMV to get his Tennessee license and to register his motorcycle. I had to get my license renewed on Friday, and we asked then what was needed for him to get his license and the woman had no clue. I printed off the list of things needed from the state DMV site. I'll be sure to post about that fiasco!


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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ConGraTuLaTions :):dance::star:


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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My stupid computer seems to have eaten my POE review.. so the link is broken... I`ll write it again tomorrow lol.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Now this should work!!

POE Review.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Yay! Congratulations!


The K-1 Visa journey for myself and my two K-2 children:

K-1: NOA1 2011-8-10; NOA2 2012-1-12; Interview 2012-4-24; Visa issued 2012-9-17; POE (Sarnia) 2012-9-26; Wedding! 2012-10-02
AOS: NOA1 2012-11-20; Biometrics 2012-12-14; AP/EAD approved 2013-1-11; Interview 2013-1-31; 2-yr Green cards in hand 2013-2-9 (101 days total)

ROC: NOA1 11-7-14; Biometrics 12-1-14; 10-yr Green cards ordered 4-13-15! (157 days total)

Counting down to naturalization time!

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Congratulations! Make sure your husband doesn't let them register him for voting at the DMV. The POE review doesn't sound like such a pleasurable experience. Sorry you didn't get someone nicer.


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Congratulations and wow - what a POE experience. I'm so sorry you got that hassle. Sounds like the first officer really was inexperienced as well as a jerk.


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I PoE'd through Pembina/Emerson with my K-1 back in 2009. I feel for you - they don't seem to have a real good grasp on visa processes [or customer service!] there. I didn't get as many questions as you did, but the ones I got were quite pointed. On top of that they didn't want to import my car - no reason not to, they just didn't want to be bothered.

There's no feeling in the world quite like the relief you get having cleared the border after a long sit at the PoE, is there? :D

Welcome to the US!


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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Congrats! Must feel so nice to finally get home and relax a little. I intend to take a couple of weeks off before starting work when I move. I know things are going to be so hectic with everything that has to be switched over. Address change, driver's license change, social security, etc..

Glad to read you're finally settling in!! :-) Good luck on your new life!

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I was wondering if you were back in the US yet. Glad you both finally got here even if they made it difficult. We crossed at Eastport (BC/Idaho) and the female dealing with me was nice but the guy dealing with my husband for the re-import of the car was one of those I'm more powerful than you types. Did a change of address at POE and my green card was sent to the correct address which was a relief.

Finally moving into our house tomorrow. The weather and scenery are a little different from Calgary!


1 Dec 2011 Mailed I-130
8 Dec 2011 NOA 1
20 Dec 2011 NOA 2

NVC

17 Jan 2012 Phoned NVC. Case Number allocated
18 Jan 2012 Emails received re AOS fee and Agent
20 Jan 2012 Electronic opt in email sent & response received
20 Jan 2012 AOS fee paid
20 Jan 2012 Form DS-261 Choice of agent filed
27 Jan 2012 Email received re choice of agent received. Can now pay IV bill
29 Jan 2012 IV bill paid
31 Jan 2012 Received written notification case at NVC (dated 18 Jan)
8 Feb 2012 Emailed AOS
9 Feb 2012 DS-260 submitted online & docs emailed
14 Feb 2012 Case Complete
5 Mar 2012 received email - interview date 10 April
10 Apr 2012 Visa Approved
10 Apr 2012 Email from Loomis - passport picked up from Consulate

June 2012 Moved back to US

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Wow what a trip! I'm sorry I haven't been around. I really didn't want to be one of those that gets done with the interview then abandons the site! We've been so busy!

We arrived home around midnight last Thursday (9th) It was a crazy three day drive, most of which was done on Mr. Sheeshka's birthday. Weand had to deal with issues and get everything unpacked and find where to put it. Our closet and shelf space is definitely unequal, and I'm not on the winning side lol.

Here is our POE review: Emerson/Pembina Crossing

Today Mr. Sheeshka's Social Security Card arrived in the mail. It surprised us both. He still hasn't received the welcome to the USA letter yet! Tomorrow we're going to the DMV to get his Tennessee license and to register his motorcycle. I had to get my license renewed on Friday, and we asked then what was needed for him to get his license and the woman had no clue. I printed off the list of things needed from the state DMV site. I'll be sure to post about that fiasco!

I needed to have a drivers abstract from Ontario that was less than 30 days old for my TN license

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