Jullieta's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Romeo
Beneficiary's Name: Jullieta
VJ Member: Jullieta
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2012-02-06
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Immigration Checklist for Romeo & Jullieta:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-10-09
I-130 Sent : 2010-12-08
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-12-14
I-130 RFE : None
I-130 RFE Sent : None
I-130 Approved : 2011-05-10
NVC Received : 2011-05-26
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-10-20
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-10-20
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-10-29
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2011-10-20
Pay IV Bill : 2011-10-20
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-11-09
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-11-14
NVC Left : 2011-12-02
Consulate Received : 2011-12-05
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-12-01
Interview Date : 2012-01-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-01-05
US Entry : 2012-01-09
Comments : 2011-10-12: Request for Upgrade from F2A to CR1
2011-10-13: Case Upgraded to CR1
2011-10-18: Opted for EP (Electronic Consular Processing)
2011-10-21: EP Confirmation by NVC
2011-10-22: DS 260 Submitted
2011-10-23: DS 260 Supporting/Civil Documents Emailed to NVC
2011-11-02: RFE to Provide Landed-immigration/Visa Document of country of residence with 6 months of validity
2011-11-07: RFE emailed to NVC
2011-12-01: Interview Date Assigned
2011-12-13: Medical at Seiden's Toronto
2011-12-15: Passed Medical
2012-01-17: SSN Received
2012-02-03: Green Card Received
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 147 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 386 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 26, 2012
Embassy Review : It was a chilly winter morning of January in Montreal...the feels-like temperature was -25 Degree Celsius. Me and my husband reached at the consulate at 7:40 am and we were 7th in the line. The security person allowed the first person in the line at 8 o' clock. My interview was at 8:30am. The harsh chilly wind made it very difficult for all of us to stand outside in the line.

Finally, at 8:15 I and my hubby were allowed inside. I was carrying my purse and an opend tote bag but they allowed me to take just tote and I had to transfer all my files from my purse to the tote.

The first thing I was asked was the DHL Sign up sheet, my interview appointment letter and the passport. They were not letting people go in without the DHL sheet.

Then the security check was done and I was given a token for the locker, where they kept our car keys and phones.

As other reviews have stated- I took the elevator and then went to a window in the left side-14b. Gave my appointment letter and the lady gave me a token no C-5
and then eventually fingerprints, photocopy of my birth cert and police clearance, and finally Affidavit of support, my husband's IRS and W2s.

Then, I was asked to wait for my no to be displayed for the interview. At 9:30am my no was displayed as c 5 room no-8.

It was a small room, The Officer was nice and she passed me the sworn in letter and asked me to read it out. And then she asked me 3 questions- 1. How did you two meet? 2. Where does your husband works? 3. How did your husband immigrate to USA?
While I was answering the questions, the officer was constantly looking at my husband...perhaps she was observing his body language.
And then she passed me the welcome letter and said "I am approving your visa today!!!!!!!!!!Have a happy life together and a very happy new year to both of you." My interview last for about 15 minutes.

Over all the experience was awesome.

Thanks to my Visa journey friends...without their help and support, it would not have been so smooth a journey. I really appreciate your help!
Rating : Very Good

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