In 2013 we planned to move to Canada with a job offer for my USC husband. Poor luck got the best of us and we decided to bring this Canuck and dual citi baby back to 'murica. This is our timeline.
04/19/2010: I-129F package sent to CSC
06/19/2010: ####### is finally home from Iraq
07/08/2010: NVC sent approved petition to Montreal
07/08/2010: Montreal received petition (that was fast!)
07/22/2010: Montreal mailed out packet 3...
07/27/2010: Received packet 3
07/28/2010: Sent completed packet 3
08/13/2010: Received Interview/P4 notice by email.
08/20/2010: Interview dans la belle province
08/26/2010: Received Visa in the mail. Tore the Express Mail package open like a rabid dog.
09/03/2010: POE @ Thousand Islands Bridge NY
09/25/2010: Married at Casa Blanca Mansion, Alexandria Bay, NY
10/8/2010: Mailed AOS package (including EAD and AP request) via UPS
10/12/2010: received by 'BUSH' in Chicago, IL. Package was delayed for Thanksgiving holiday.
11/09/2010: Biometrics in Syracuse, NY
11/18/2010: RFE on I-485. Need to re-send tax return docs. Thanks for wasting our time USCIS. Received official letter Nov 22.
11/23/2010: Mailed back RFE docs to MO (received on the 24th, next day, conf receipt at National Benefits Center Nov 30).
01/11/2011: AP approved (received Jan18)
01/14/2011: EAD approved (received Jan 24)
01/26/2011: Email notice confirming interview March 3rd.
03/03/2011: Green Card Interview in Buffalo, NY - APPROVED
08/18/2011: Travelled across the USA in a rental truck with two big dogs and a cat on the front bench with us to live in Phoenix, AZ for a few years.
2013 = a stupid, emotional year. Long story short, we were supposed to move to Canada, had permit issues, immigration lawyer issues and a crappy employer who failed to do their job. J is working in MI, T is living in Ottawa with baby A. We miss AZ, and we're heading back, keep reading.
07/09/2014 sent in packet for IR-1 Visa. OYE! We love us some USCIS.
07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS
12/30/2014 Case received by NVC
03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.
03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC
04/09/2015 IV payment finalized after NVC had put the wrong fee and took a few weeks to fix it.
*more delays thanks to the agency processing our fingers prints and post office losing our mail*
05/20/2015 Packet finally sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.
06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - Home Birth in Scottsdale, AZ.