hikergirl's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: D
Beneficiary's Name: K
VJ Member: hikergirl
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2015-11-01
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Immigration Checklist for D & K:

USCIS 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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-07-20
I-130 Sent : 2012-09-11
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-09-14
I-130 RFE : 2012-11-09
I-130 RFE Sent : 2012-11-16
I-130 Approved : 2013-02-06
NVC Received : 2013-02-11
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-03-06
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-03-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-03-13
Submit DS-261 : 2013-03-05
Receive IV Bill : 2013-03-21
Pay IV Bill : 2013-03-21
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-04-25
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2013-05-01
Interview Date : 2013-06-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-06-21
US Entry : 2013-07-14
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 145 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 278 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2013-07-14
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-05-09
NOA Date : 2015-05-11
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-09
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-10-22
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2015-10-30
Comments : Was able to get stamp in passport for Adult IR-2 same day as bio, but different office.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 22, 2013
Embassy Review : The interview was for my CR-1 Visa and my 18 year old’s CR-2 Visa.

We followed the map and advice on the thread by Saylin. Arrived early (first in line), sat near the elevator, stood at the back facing the rear door on the left, got in line for the cashier as instructed and got the coveted C1 ticket.

At the first window we had to provide the originals that were on the letter from the Embassy. They did not want any copies of anything and in fact gave me the NVC printouts (of our scans) as she put the original of that item on the file. She seemed a little flustered by some of the paperwork and hubby having a change of address but it went fairly smooth.

At the actual interview it was me, my teen & my hubby. He asked a few of the normal questions about our relationship and then asked me about my being in the military. I told him my release date and he asked what I was going to do now. We said that all depended on what he decided. He did a bit more typing asked teen some questions about what she did etc. Then he handed us a paper and said congratulations you have been granted your visa.
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2013-07-14
Embassy Review : Quick and painless crossing. Drove up to the border in two vehicles. Me & hubby in one and my teen and a friend in the other (Had a letter from her parents authorizing international travel). Handed over our two passport & my immigration package to the window and explained that my teenager was in the vehicle following us and was carrying her own package.

Went in and they were waiting at the desk for us. The Officers were professional and courteous. Handed over the documentation for my teen to import her vehicle. They set hubby to start filling out the documentation for that while me and the teen were getting printed. They told us that we could sit down while they did some work with our paperwork. We were given 3 cautions to do with paperwork. I only remember that one was a reminder that we were going to be Conditional Residents and would be required to Remove Conditions and another was to the teen to not lose her import paperwork or we’d have to drive to a Northern Border to redo it.

That was all there was to it. Glad I knew from VJ what docs to carry to import the car.
Harassment Level : Low


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(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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