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Hi Everyone!

We are trying to be as cost friendly as possible and I will be taking the Greyhound/MegaBus from Windsor to Montreal. I would prefer not having to stay in a hotel at all, but wondering where I would be able to leave my cellphone and laptop since we can't bring it into the consulate and I would be going alone?

Any ideas?!

I am likely to stay the night before in a hotel so I can leave my things there and go in the morning. Does anyone know what time you are likely to leave the consulate after your interview? Before noon?

Thanks so much for ideas and suggestions to save money! :)


K1 VISA: Canadian Fiance


Mailed via Fed-Ex: 19-Jan-15


USCIS Received: 22-Jan-15


NOA1 (Electronic): 26-Jan-15


NOA2 (Electronic): 5-Feb-15


Case # Received: 21-Feb-15


Consulate Received: 27-Feb-15


Packet 3 Received: ****


Packet 3 Sent: 27-Feb-15


Packet 4 Received: 11-Mar-15


Medical: 18-Mar-15 - Complete!


Interview: 10-Apr-15 - Approved!


POE: Hopefully April 24.


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cellphone you are able to leave with the security at the consulate and pick it up before leaving, not sure about the laptop.

Its first come first serve at the consulate so if you can line up and get in as early as possible (they open at 7:30) you will be out of there pretty early as well, well before noon.

check out people's reviews here and you will get an idea for timing http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Canada&cty=&dfilter=5


USCIS

January 8th 2014 - NOA1

July 10th 2014 - NOA2

NVC

July 17th 2014 - Case shipped to NVC

July 30th 2014 - Case received by NVC

August 13th 2014 - Case number and IIN received by email

August 13th 2014 - DS-261 Form Completed

August 14th 2014 - AOS Fees Invoiced and Paid

September 17th 2014 - IV Fees Invoiced and Paid

September 19th 2014 - DS260 Completed

October 6th 2014 - AOS and IV Packages Received

November 28th 2014 - AOS and IV Checklist (4 items in total. 3 for documents they lost. Called on December 9 and a rep said no checklist for IV....go figure)

December 8th 2014 - Checklist scan date.

December 30th 2014 - Case Compl........NOT. So after not having an interview date yet, I called again on Jan 30th and apparently its in final review with a supervisor.

February 6th 2015 - Case Complete: Supervisor called from NVC to confirm everything has been completed now.

March 27 2015 - Interview Date

March 27 2015 - Approved!

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Thanks for the response BatmanFlow! I appreicate it! I don't really need to bring my laptop (it's small and pink :)). I'd be fine with just my cellphone. So if I pack a bag of snacks and such and my cellphone and charger I should be ok to leave my cellphone there. Is that for sure? If so I might just do that!


K1 VISA: Canadian Fiance


Mailed via Fed-Ex: 19-Jan-15


USCIS Received: 22-Jan-15


NOA1 (Electronic): 26-Jan-15


NOA2 (Electronic): 5-Feb-15


Case # Received: 21-Feb-15


Consulate Received: 27-Feb-15


Packet 3 Received: ****


Packet 3 Sent: 27-Feb-15


Packet 4 Received: 11-Mar-15


Medical: 18-Mar-15 - Complete!


Interview: 10-Apr-15 - Approved!


POE: Hopefully April 24.


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After reading through the reviews it seems I should have no problems with the cellphone! Thanks so much! I'll just sleep on the bus! :)


K1 VISA: Canadian Fiance


Mailed via Fed-Ex: 19-Jan-15


USCIS Received: 22-Jan-15


NOA1 (Electronic): 26-Jan-15


NOA2 (Electronic): 5-Feb-15


Case # Received: 21-Feb-15


Consulate Received: 27-Feb-15


Packet 3 Received: ****


Packet 3 Sent: 27-Feb-15


Packet 4 Received: 11-Mar-15


Medical: 18-Mar-15 - Complete!


Interview: 10-Apr-15 - Approved!


POE: Hopefully April 24.


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There used to be a small restaurant close by that had small lockers, and they charged a small fee. No clue if they still do that or where it is.....just people here on VJ posted about it.....maybe if u did a search here on VJ, u can find the info


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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