CanLee's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Tam
Beneficiary's Name: Lee
VJ Member: CanLee
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2012-11-17
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Immigration Checklist for Tam & Lee:

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): 2012-04-14
I-130 Sent : 2012-05-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-08-02
NVC Received : 2012-08-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-08-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-08-30
Receive I-864 Package : 2012-09-01
Send AOS Package : 2012-09-08
Submit DS-261 : 2012-08-30
Receive IV Bill : 2012-09-14
Pay IV Bill : 2012-09-14
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-10-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-10-18
NVC Left : 2012-11-01
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-07
Interview Date : 2012-11-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-11-16
US Entry : 2012-11-16
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 181 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 21, 2012
Embassy Review : Great advice by others on VJ allowed us to be out before 9:00am! So I'll reiterate that advice.

1. Ignore your appointment time. Ours was 10:00am but we were there around 7:00am
2. Arrive at the embassy by 7:00. Lineups start around then. We were third in line
3. Ensure you abide by the allowable items guideline to help expediate entry
4. Have you passport and courier registration letter ready
5. Doors open at 7:30 where you will present #4 above and be scanned
6. After successful entry you will go downstairs to sit by the elevator. Sit close, it opens at 8:00
7. Entering the elevator prepare to exit the rear door to the left
8. When the doors open make a sharp left and proceed to the wickets rear of the elevator and present your appointment letter. In return you will receive a call tag
9. Go have a seat and wait for your number to be called
10. 1st call will have you present specific documents and take your prints
11. Return to your seat and wait for the second call
12. 2nd call will be your interview. You may be asked for other documents at that time. Simply answer all questions honestly.

At the 1st wicket the lady was extremely pleasant. For the interview the lady was somewhat more stern/businesslike and understandably so. She was doing considerable typing and review of documents. Questions asked were:
1. Do you have divorce certs?
2. Tell me about your relationship . . . when/where/how you met and how often you've seen each other
3. Have you had any indiscretions since 1982?

WELCOME TO THE USA!
Rating : Very Good


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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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