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My fiance has his interview next Tuesday and we are stressing out about making sure he has everything exactly right that he needs to take with him. Is it only the documents asked for on the Packet 3 checklist? Or does he take his copy of the original documents mailed to the TSC as well? Should they be arranged in some order that makes them easily accessible? I've read a lot of interview reviews on what happens once you are there. We are just so very nervous and don't want to overlook something simple.


Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Vancouver, Canada

I-129F Sent : 7-16-2014

I-129F NOA1 : 7-23-2014

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2-12-2014

NVC Received : Not sure, but mailed to them 2-20-15

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 3-3-15

NVC Left : Not sure but when I checked website on 3-10-15 it says "In Transit"

Consulate Received : 3-17-15

Packet 3 Received : 3-23-15

Packet 3 Sent : 3-26-15

Packet 4 Received : 3-27-15

Interview Date : 6-23-15

Interview Result : Visa Approved

Second Interview (If Required): N/A

Second Interview Result: N/A

Visa Received : 7-3-15

US Entry : 7-8-15

Marriage : 8-11-15

Mail AOS Packet: 8-28-15

AOS Packet received at Chicago lockbox: 8-31-15

Acceptance Text and Email received: 9-3-15

Check cashed: 9-4-15

NOA1 for all packets received: 9-8-15

Biometrics letter received 9-12-15 with appointment scheduled for 9-25-15

Early walk in Biometrics done: 9-22-15

Status changed to EAD/AP card ordered: 10-22-15

EAD/AP card mailed: 10-26-15

EAD/AP card received: 10-29-15

I-485 Approved: 12-19-15

Green Card Received: 12-21-15

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As far as I know it is just what was asked for in Packet 3. This might help you:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/347776-canada-immigration-and-k1-guide-for-vancouver/


K1 Timeline
USCIS:

04/16/15: I-129f packet sent
04/17/15: I-129f packet received
04/21/15: Electronic NOA1 received - California Service Center
04/28/15: Hard copy NOA1 received
05/22/15: Electronic NOA2 received, case approved!

05/29/15: Hard copy NOA2 received
NVC:
06/08/15: NVC received our petition
06/11/15: NVC assigned case #
06/15/15: Case left NVC
U.S. Embassy:
06/23/15: Consulate received case
06/25/15: Packet 3 received and sent
07/06/15: Packet 4 received
08/24/15: Medical
08/28/15: Interview! APPROVED!
09/01/15: Administrative processing...
09/04/15: Issued..
09/10/15: Visa IN HAND
09/11/15: POE

09/23/15: Marriage

Adjustment of Status:
10/05/15: Mailed AOS, EAD, AP packet (FedEx)

10/06/15: Packet received @ Chicago

10/12/15: NOA1 received

11/06/15: Biometrics appointment
11/19/15: Case status "Ready to be scheduled for interview"

12/18/15: EAD/AP approved

02/10/16: AOS Interview

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My fiance had his interview in Vancouver earlier this month. We only needed what was listed in packet 3. Do be sure to copy any original documents (like birth certificate). They took both the original and copy of my fiance's birth certificate and divorce decree for the interview and then returned only the originals at the conclusion of the interview. From what I've heard, they must see the original and if you do not provide a copy, then they will keep the original.

We thought maybe the 129f packet would be asked for, so he brought it with, but they did not want that. They had the originals already on hand (what is returned to you is only a copy).

We were also careful to arrange everything in the order listed in packet 3, but the lady at the window requested a few things in a different order. Still, having things in order helped my fiance pull things out quickly and she did express appreciation that he was organized.

The whole consulate process does feel stressful, but mostly it is just a lot of waiting. Pay attention to what is requested and you'll be fine. If you do bring something they end up not wanting, you'll just end up carrying it back out with you, and that's ok.

Good luck!

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My fiance had his interview in Vancouver earlier this month. We only needed what was listed in packet 3. Do be sure to copy any original documents (like birth certificate). They took both the original and copy of my fiance's birth certificate and divorce decree for the interview and then returned only the originals at the conclusion of the interview. From what I've heard, they must see the original and if you do not provide a copy, then they will keep the original.

We thought maybe the 129f packet would be asked for, so he brought it with, but they did not want that. They had the originals already on hand (what is returned to you is only a copy).

We were also careful to arrange everything in the order listed in packet 3, but the lady at the window requested a few things in a different order. Still, having things in order helped my fiance pull things out quickly and she did express appreciation that he was organized.

The whole consulate process does feel stressful, but mostly it is just a lot of waiting. Pay attention to what is requested and you'll be fine. If you do bring something they end up not wanting, you'll just end up carrying it back out with you, and that's ok.

Good luck!

Thank you so much! In light of the recent issues regarding issuing visas and some computer hack, how long did it take for you to actually receive your visa? Is there a delay after the interview more than the five business days that other people are stating?


Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Vancouver, Canada

I-129F Sent : 7-16-2014

I-129F NOA1 : 7-23-2014

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2-12-2014

NVC Received : Not sure, but mailed to them 2-20-15

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 3-3-15

NVC Left : Not sure but when I checked website on 3-10-15 it says "In Transit"

Consulate Received : 3-17-15

Packet 3 Received : 3-23-15

Packet 3 Sent : 3-26-15

Packet 4 Received : 3-27-15

Interview Date : 6-23-15

Interview Result : Visa Approved

Second Interview (If Required): N/A

Second Interview Result: N/A

Visa Received : 7-3-15

US Entry : 7-8-15

Marriage : 8-11-15

Mail AOS Packet: 8-28-15

AOS Packet received at Chicago lockbox: 8-31-15

Acceptance Text and Email received: 9-3-15

Check cashed: 9-4-15

NOA1 for all packets received: 9-8-15

Biometrics letter received 9-12-15 with appointment scheduled for 9-25-15

Early walk in Biometrics done: 9-22-15

Status changed to EAD/AP card ordered: 10-22-15

EAD/AP card mailed: 10-26-15

EAD/AP card received: 10-29-15

I-485 Approved: 12-19-15

Green Card Received: 12-21-15

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Thank you so much! In light of the recent issues regarding issuing visas and some computer hack, how long did it take for you to actually receive your visa? Is there a delay after the interview more than the five business days that other people are stating?

My fiance got his visa within the 5 business days, but that was a week before these recent issues started. Hopefully they won't impact you too much!

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