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Does EVERY Canadian get scheduled for an interview in Montreal? If so, will I have to bring my 2 children - ages 8 & 12. (They are also being petitioned for) 

 

Also, do we send the I-130 from Canada to the Chicago Lockbox or to Montreal? 

 

Thank uou everyone for for helping me out! Trying not to be a pain in the a$$ with all my simpleton questions.  😛

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Every immigrant visa applicant gets an interview, including children. All immigrant visa cases are handled at the Montreal consulate.

 

The I-130 would be filed to the lockbox in the US. DCF is not available for Canada except in exceptional circumstances.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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5 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Every immigrant visa applicant gets an interview, including children. All immigrant visa cases are handled at the Montreal consulate.

 

The I-130 would be filed to the lockbox in the US. DCF is not available for Canada except in exceptional circumstances.

Thank you for the prompt response. And bummer dragging two kids all the way to Montreal for ‘a day’. 

 

Thanks again 

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10 hours ago, Kacey8361 said:

Thank you for the prompt response. And bummer dragging two kids all the way to Montreal for ‘a day’. 

 

Thanks again 

Make a week out of it. 

Most of us, unless we live close to a panel physician do this anyhow. 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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On 12/29/2018 at 12:45 AM, Kacey8361 said:

Thank you for the prompt response. And bummer dragging two kids all the way to Montreal for ‘a day’. 

 

Thanks again 

We made a nice long weekend out of it--lots to see and do in Montreal including for a couple of kids.  It was annoying to have to spend the money on it, but it was fun in the end.  The Montreal embassy is rather chill if your papers are in order, so we were in and out of there for the actual immigration part in no time.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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