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  1. Yes, he does make a good point and one we've always had in the back of our minds. The last entry was the latest overstay. Prior to this one, he'd had probably 5 visits to the US from abroad between the previous overstay. I can naturalize in November, or rather, I can apply in November.
  2. Yes I know. That, I assume, is for the IO to make that determination. We're not going in with blinders on, we are fully aware there's a real possibility of this not working out despite the 601A approval, given the complicated past. I'm just wondering if there are any similar cases like ours out there and how they worked out.
  3. He's entered various ways, through land and airport. This is over the span of 15 years. I realize our case is pretty unique but I was hoping for maybe one other person out there with a similar background, maybe not even more than 1 overstay, but multiple legal entries at least. Guess we're a bit of a unicorn 😆
  4. Hi, yes I'm aware of that, hence applying for the 601A waiver in advance of his interview, which has been approved. I've read many stories of people being denied because if multiple entries but they're all illegal crossing. His have all been legal entries, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not.
  5. I haven't yet come across a situation like ours. My husband has entered the US about 10 different times, all legally. He has 3 separate 'overstays'. Once when we was still a minor, twice as an adult. Our attorney advised that we try for the 601A since we didn't want the family to be apart (if we had gone the route of the 601). It's been approved and now we wait for the interview (to be held in Montreal). I've seen lots of examples of multiple ILLEGAL entries, but that's not the case with us. I am a PR sponsoring him. No criminal convictions, he's got a university degree (from prestigious Canadian university), and I make sufficient income to avoid the public charge risk. Any thoughts or similar situations to ours that anyone has seen or is going through? I've found literally no one who has a case like ours! 😭
  6. I'm having a heck of a time finding actual interview experiences at the consulate, specifically for those who received approval for the 601A waiver. For the record, we'll be interviewing at the Montreal consulate but I'd love to hear anyone else's experiences, not just Montreal. Such as questions asked, paperwork requested, etc. Thanks!
  7. Hi, We applied for the 601A. Fingerprint fee was received August 15th (with our waiver app), actual fingerprints/biometrics done mid-September. So basically 9 months from filing waiver to get the approval. Now we're working on the rest of the paperwork so the interview can be scheduled, which hopefully will be good to go in the next week or two. Basically just waiting on police checks from Canada, US, and Mexico. Everything else I think/hope is in a good spot! FYI we have a lawyer.. I hope this helps!
  8. We just got our approval notice today! Just as an FYI, the letter was dated May 10th and the online tool is not updated as of today. So, that's good to know 😕 Just waiting on NVC to receive app and then we'll get our interview date. Will keep you all posted on that timeline. We're super stoked! If anyone has any insight on the interview process for Montreal, I'd love to hear your experience!
  9. Ilovelondon, how much lead time did they give you for your interview? Like a month, two months, etc...?
  10. I'm curious to know what kind of lead time they give for interviews. Like once you give them all the paperwork after your approval, is it a month out, 2 months, etc...? Would be good to know to plan child care accordingly, especially as summer is around the corner 😬 Also... Congrats to you!!
  11. Just curious on your timeline. We are also going through the Montreal office once our 601A is approved from the Nebraska center. Apparently my husband has to interview in Montreal (he is a dual Mexico/Canadian citizen). We're right at the 6 month mark now since we've submitted the paperwork so I'm hoping any time now we'll get some news. Anyway I rarely see any forum subjects that are going through Montreal so I got all excited
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