watergirl76's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jeff
Beneficiary's Name: Adrienne
VJ Member: watergirl76
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2017-03-13
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Immigration Checklist for Jeff & Adrienne:

USCIS DCF I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-07-08
I-130 Sent : 2012-07-30
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-08-01
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-01-24
NVC Received : 2013-02-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-02-18
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-03-04
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left : 2013-03-20
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-03-29
Interview Date : 2013-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 176 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 280 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2015-04-14
NOA Date : 2015-04-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-05-29
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2016-06-01
Comments : Not the exact date but close. :)

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2016-11-28
NOA Date :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-01-13
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : Original interview date was 2016-12-20 but had to reschedule.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 9, 2013
Embassy Review : Finally, finally, finally had our interview yesterday morning in Montreal. My husband (petitioner) came with me which they seemed to like, but there were a number of people without their spouses.
We were there at 6:40 and first in line. The security guard came around just before 7:30 to remind people that they were not allowed ANY purses or bags, which sent a couple of people sprinting to nearby hotels and coffee shops to see if they could leave their stuff for a few hours. They opened the door at 7:30 for us to talk to the first woman about the Loomis/appointment letter.
After that things went pretty quickly. Upstairs we got number C-1 but were the 5th people called to a window to give paperwork. We were there for maybe 5 minutes. Then sat for another 10 and then called for the "interview" which lasted about 10 minutes. 6 of those were talking about stuff other than the visa, then we both took the oath, then we chatted some more and the officer said "by the way I just approved your visa".
We were out the door by 9:03.
We had taken a lot of extra paperwork and were generally overprepared, but it was a good thing because we were asked to show a couple of things that we didn't think they'd need.
SO glad that is behind us! All the best to everyone preparing for their interviews.
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