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

Just wanted to see the average time it took those to receive their Green card and SSN from POE to card(s) in hand.

Curious as I'm eager to start working ASAP. EI won't cut it in a city like New York =(


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

I got my SSN super fast.. from POE I think it was only 5-6 business days (hard to remember exactly which now). The green card took longer.. about a month. But remember, your stamp in your passport counts as your greencard.. so you can really start looking for work pretty fast.

Good luck!


IR1/CR1 Visa - We are using a lawyer!

Embassy: Montreal, Canada

USCIS

22 Jan 2013 -- packageSent
31 Jan 2013 -- NOA1 from NBC

6 Mar 2013 -- I130 transferred to Orlando local field office (which started the whole nightmare)

Mar 2013 to October 2013 no one would tell us where our case was or what was happening. I suspected the whole time it was just sitting in a corner somewhere in the Orlando field office. I was pretty much right.

October 2013 - get congressman involved. Congressman asks USCIS repeatedly about our case but they won't even tell them anything.

31 Jan 2014- finally get NOA2!!!! (we think the nightmare is over!)

NVC

Our case was not sent from the Orlando field office as it should have been. The nightmare continues. We kept calling NVC and asking if they received our case, and they always said "NO" and that we had to wait 90 business days for it to be received. We called USCIS during this time and they kept telling us it had been sent. After the 90 days of agonizing frustration, NVC then started telling us we had to wait 120 business days. I got our congressman involved again, and they told the congressman it was sitting at the Orlando office this whole time (just as I thought it was!).

22 Apr 2014 -- NVC received
16 May 2014 -- NVC case number assigned
24 May 2014 -- AoS and IV bills paid

28 May 2014 -- Sent AoS and IV Packages

6 June 2014 -- documents scanned

18 July 2014 -- false checklist from NVC

21 July 2014 -- Case complete

28 July 2014 -- receive case complete email from NV

30 July 2014 -- interview booked! September 11 here I come!

Embassy
04 Sept 2014 -- Medical
11 Sept 2014 -- Interview - APPROVED!!!!
15 Sept 2014 -- Package arrived at Loomis location!!!

**03 Oct 2014 -- POE!! **

I NOW LIVE IN OCALA, FL!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Click on the processing times link near the upper left corner to see how long it takes to get a green card in your area. If your green card interview is waived it is likely to take longer. I'd be looking for my work authorization card first. It usually comes before your green card (if you applied for it).

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I had to go get the SSN after it not arriving for 3 weeks. I would wait at least 2 for it to arrive but it's up to you.

Green card takes 1-3 months. But your endorsed visa IS a green card and can be used as such, as needed for the first year.


Also my first pay check was only $50 more than my EI cheques. LOL (which are 55% of your income before moving.)


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

Thanks. I was more worried about the SSN card more than anything.

I got my SSN super fast.. from POE I think it was only 5-6 business days (hard to remember exactly which now). The green card took longer.. about a month. But remember, your stamp in your passport counts as your greencard.. so you can really start looking for work pretty fast.

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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks! I'll cross my fingers that there is no delay.

I saved a good chuck but rent in Manhattan is not cheap. I am nervous about finding GOOD job prospects in such a competitive city.

Just want to hit the ground running and take some of the burden on my spouse financially.

I appreciate your input!

I had to go get the SSN after it not arriving for 3 weeks. I would wait at least 2 for it to arrive but it's up to you.

Green card takes 1-3 months. But your endorsed visa IS a green card and can be used as such, as needed for the first year.


Also my first pay check was only $50 more than my EI cheques. LOL (which are 55% of your income before moving.)


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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