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Filed: Country: Canada

Hey everyone,

I called the NVC today and they had our LND case number (yayyyyyy!!!!!!!) I was just really looking for some direction in how we should start preparing from here.

1) Our case hasn't made it to the embassy yet, can we start filing any out or working on anything? Scheduling the medical appointment?

2) What documents should my fiancé be gathering to get ready for his interviews?

3) How much proof should I send my fiancé to support the affidavit of support?

4) Any tips on preparing for the interview and moving things along would be greatly appreciated.


hello Im going to follow your question cause Im in the same boat,,,, Im tring to figure all this stuff out to we have our numbers but go tothe next steps fill out the affidavit of support and all I am doing all I can to study up on finding how we do all the rest myself....been looking and studing how to do it all next ..............I did have this list sent to me a couple of days ago that seems like the next steps

  • Useful Information
  • 2 Overview of NVC Process
  • 3 Step 1 - Case Number
  • 4 Step 2 - DS-261
  • 5 Step 3 - AOS Fee
  • 6 Step 4 - AOS Package
  • 7 Step 5 - IV Fee
  • 8 Step 6 - IV Package
  • 9 Step 7 - DS-260
  • 10 Step 8 - Review: Checklists and Case Complete
  • 11 Step 9 - Interview Date
  • 12 After NVC
  • 13 Extra: Tax Information so Im tring to figure it out I think the fourth step is where i am................. so Im wondering too ...on fees and ect ........... so and working on figure it out .... Im understanding the medical Im to so in same area of consulate ,,,, I dont understand why that would be ,,, why couldnt i do it in his city and why do we need to wait a couple of days,,,,,,,,,,,,, before ........it seems to me it would be better to do it with package I dont know ,,, just figuring how I do it all my self so Im going to watch for your .................. plus Im confused once the who process is finish after the interview and they give approve of the resident card ........... how much do we pay when they sent it to us...............????? is it called ajustment of status then too ........... ???? I just know that Im finding the steps all have fees, and couple you do online ........... because they are being paper less..... I just copied the sample to 260 and Kicko it cost 40 bucks to have it printed off and alot of it so small to read that I have to get a magnify glass..Im getting lots of questions but ,,, forgeting while I write this...........

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Filed: Country: Canada

also to add to the questions ...............my husband and I will be married for 2 years in Feb..... I hate to wait that long to get this paperwork in............. but ,,, are we wise to try and do that or not..................I have heard it two ways to............ that you always get conditonal and then you apply for another thing and get it lifted then you get the like 10 year card,,,, but another says if youve been married over two years to .................so not completely sure the right answer.............

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador

The above two posts have been split from a hijacked thread in another forum. Gina, if you hijack one more thread, formal administrative action will be forthcoming.

VJ Moderation

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Country: Canada

ok im just found that you think this is me what is hijacking a thread im tring to learn this ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i was in that we can talk to people and ask questions.........help me understand cause im just tring to learn this all....sorry i have no idea what hi jaking is................ at all......................???????????????????????? help me understand wha t it all means so i dont do it again im just tring to figure out answer to my things and share what i have been learning............... ignorant of all this ......... thank you

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

My husband and I have been married for over two years. I just had my interview a few weeks ago. Here are some details that I can share about my case:

1) Our case hasn't made it to the embassy yet, can we start filing any out or working on anything? Scheduling the medical appointment?

I live in Toronto and made the appointment in Toronto. There are many reviews on this forum about Ontario doctors.

- The cost was $300 plus $50 to have the medical delivered to me (optional)

- Needed my vaccination records from the doctor, mine are up to date

- They take one vile of blood and one x-ray included in prices

- The doctor required only one passport photo for my medical

- Got the results delivered in 4 business days to my house

2) What documents should my fiancé be gathering to get ready for his interviews?

I made a binder but since I filed everything electronically they only asked for the following:

1) All Finance records from the US

- I-184ez only had copy they wanted the original signature but they accept the copy just fine

- Original W2

- Original 1040

All of these items were returned to me

2) My Canadian Police check and Fingerprints

- don't thing fingerprints were required but to $70 I just did them as a precaution

All of these documents were kept on the US Embassy

3) Passport photos of my the Beneficiary (x2 copies)

there is machine in the waiting room that you can print photos.

The cost is either 2x$5 bills or 1x $10 bill; must have exact change

4) Canadian Birth certificate

Needed my original copy (it was returned to me)

5) Marriage Certificate

Needed my original copy (it was returned to me)

6) Medical envelope was required

Gave me back a copy of the x-ray and form

8) MUST have copy of your interview appointment

I have everything ready to show them:

- copy of flights

- phone bill

- photos

- I-130

- DS260

- Husband passport page and photo

- etc

They needed nothing else although I had all documents handy. They only asked a few questions:

- How we met

- How long we dated before getting married

- What I did for a living

- Where my husband lives not in the US

That was it! Super easy.

Good luck!!!

25-March-2013 - I-130 petition sent to Chicago Lockbox

29-March-2013 - NOA1

14-November-2013 - Notice of transfer to Nebraska Service Centre from NBC

08-January-2014 - Approved!

21-January-2014 - NVC Received

04-March-2014 - Case # and Invoice # received via phone (Mailed today)

05-March-2014 - DS-261 available and submitted to NVC

12-March-2014 - Sent ENROLL for EP EMAIL

21-March-2014 - AOS fee shows paid

28-March-2014 - Approved for EP Enrollment OPTIN

17-April-2014 - Paid IV fee payment of $230

23-April-2014 - DS-260 available and submitted

15-May-2014-1st Check-list for AOS

21-May-2014-Send AOS checklist item

5-June-2014-Check-list for DS-260

10-June-2014- Sent checklist item

25-June-2014-NVC agent said case was "scanned in" although I am EP

31-July-2014-Case complete - found out via calling NVC

14-August-2014-Received Interview date via calling NVC

29-September-2014-Interview Scheduled (moved from Sept 22 for work reasons)

01-October -2014 - Passport delivered and VISA in hand

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Your timeline says Armenia, but your forum profile says Canada. Which are you from? The process can be different for different countries/consulates.

2011-05-21: Matched on eharmony (clearly not in my 60 mile radius preference!)

2011-07-30: Met in Ottawa

2011-08-28: Day I knew I wanted to spend my life with her

2012-01-21: I proposed, outside in the freezing cold!

2012-02-06: Mailed out K-1 via FedEX

2012-02-10: NOA1

2012-08-01: NOA2

2012-08-17: Packet 3 received (email)

2012-09-10: Packet 3 sent

2012-09-12: Packet 4 received (email) with request for 2 photos

2012-10-29: Medical in Toronto

2012-11-06: Interview - Approved!

2013-04-05: POE Thousand Islands

2013-04-20: Wedding

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