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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

We were approved on Monday after our interview in Montreal!

We were the first ones in line but let the lady behind us get the C1 ticket so we received C2. They call specific numbers by windows which means that window 1 only calls C1, C5, C9 etc and the same idea goes for the other 3 windows. As it was, the window #2 (where C2 would be first in line) took half an hour more to open than the other windows so we had to wait while all the other numbers were called (I think they got all the way to C12) until our window opened and we were called to it. The handling of documents was easy, we sat down again and they called us to the interview room very shortly after (probably only a few minutes after C1 as we saw her leave right before we were called up) where they only asked a few questions and we were on our way with the approval letter in hand.

Good luck to all others in the process and feel free to PM me with any MTL questions you may have.

Now onto wedding planning! We can pick a date!


Citizenship Process for her

09-01-2008: Met him while attending university in Canada

09-20-2008: Officially in a relationship

06-05-2010: Her graduation and move to the USA

10-11-2011: Filed for US Citizenship for her

12-20-2011: Biometrics Appointment for her

02-02-2012: US Citizenship Interview for her

02-16-2012: US Naturalization Oath Ceremony for her

K1 Process for him

05-22-2012: Filed I-129F for him

05-24-2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

05-30-2012: NOA1

05-31-2012: Check Cashed

07-12-2012: NOA2 (Only 43 Days!)

07-24-2012: NVC sent the petition to the Montreal embassy

07-26-2012: MTL received and logged the petition

07-30-2012: MTL sent Packet 3

08-09-2012: Fiancé received Packet 3

08-13-2012: Fiancé sent Packet 3

08-20-2012: Packet 4 Received via Email

10-15-2012: Medical Interview

10-19-2012: Medical Results Pickup

10-22-2012: Interview (153 Days since Filing): Approved!

01-01-2013: POE in Port Huron

03-02-2013: Wedding! :D

AOS process for him

04-05-2013: Mailed I-485 & I-765

04-11-2013: NOA1

05-13-2013: Biometrics Appointment

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

congrats!! Now you can sit and wonder when the visa package will arrive


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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:dance: Congratulations!! :dance:

May 2008: Met on the Carnival Paradise
2008-2012: 20 Cruises, 8 vacations, many wonderful moments
May 2012: Engaged!

K-1
May 17 2012: I-129F Sent
May 22 2012: NOA1
Aug 17 2012: NOA2
Aug 28 2012: Left NVC
Aug 29 2012: Vancouver Consolate Received
Sept 7 2012: Package 3 received
Sept 18 2012: Package 4 received
Nov 20 2012: Medical
Nov 26 2012: Interview - APPROVED!
Dec 01 2012: POE
Jan 12 2013: Wedding!
AOS
Jan 26 2013: AOS Sent
Jan 31 2013: NOA1 eMail
Mar 06 2013: Feb 13 2013 (walk-in) Biometrics Appt
Mar 28 2013: EAD/AP Approval
April 02 2013: Interview - APPROVED!
April 05 2013: EAD/AP Card received
April 10 2013: Greencard ARRIVED!!

ROC

Jan 12 2015: I-751 Sent

Jan 16 2015: Received NOA1. Receipt date: Jan 13th

Feb 19 2015: Biometrics

June 10 2015: APPROVED!

June 18 2015: Greencard Arrived!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

ConGraTuLaTions :):dance::star:


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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