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GandD's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: G
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: GandD
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2016-10-13
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Immigration Checklist for G & D:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2012-04-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-04-10
I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-10-04
RFE Reply(s) : 2012-10-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-30
NVC Received : 2012-11-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-11-09
Consulate Received : 2012-11-16
Packet 3 Received : 2012-11-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-11-23
Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-29
Interview Date : 2013-01-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-01-10
US Entry : 2013-02-02
Marriage : 2013-02-11
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 203 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 272 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Detroit
POE Date : 2013-02-02
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 5
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Louisville KY
Date Filed : 2013-02-19
NOA Date : 2013-03-06
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-29
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-10-07
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2013-10-18
Comments : Our case was never transferred and we weren't required to do an interview.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :
Date Filed : 2013-02-19
NOA Date : 2013-03-06
RFE(s) : 2013-03-20
Bio. Appt. : 2013-03-29
Approved Date : 2013-05-06
Date Card Received : 2013-05-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 76 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago IL
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2013-02-19
NOA Date : 2013-03-06
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2013-05-13
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 76 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2015-08-12
NOA Date : 2015-08-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2016-06-30
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 11, 2013
Embassy Review : Hello everyone.

I had my interview on Jan 7, 2012 at the Montreal Consulate. Everything went fairly smoothly except for the -20 weather. There are many helpful hints from this website (such as Jacqfass' review) so I definitely recommend reading them before you go.

However, I would like to highlight a few points that I found important.

1. Bring copies of your Payment Receipt and Appointment Letter. The lady behind the counter told me their system is not always up to date. They couldn't find my appointment or proof of payment on their system. So be prepared.

2. Bring copies of your sponsor's tax receipt transcript.

3. After getting your number, walk directly to the rows of chairs in front of the interviewer counters (across the room). Make sure the people behind the counters can see you. There is little communication between the person who gives you a number and the one that will be collecting evidence. There were no flashing signs or microphones to tell you who's up next. Make sure they can see you and you can hear them. The group of us sat in the chairs in front of this electronic board so the attendants behind the counters couldn't see us. When they finally saw us, they asked us why we were there and asked us to move in front of the booths. Time wasted.

4. I stayed at the Hotel Quartier des Spectacles. $70 per night. it was clean, close to the mall/restaurants/etc and reasonably priced. Not sketchy at all. It took less than 7 mins to walk to the consulate.

Overall, it was a good experience. Good to talk to people who know exactly what you are feeling. At the end, I got the famous Dreads as my interviewer. She was pleasant enough. When I told my fiancé, he laughed. She is so famous. Left around 9am with my "Welcome too USA letter" in hand, had a celebratory breakfast and called my fiancé.

Good luck everyone.

(updated on January 11, 2013)
Rating : Moderate

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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