caviar22's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: John
Beneficiary's Name: Manon
VJ Member: caviar22
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2009-08-18
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Immigration Checklist for John & Manon:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2004-08-17
I-130 Sent : 2005-02-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2005-02-07
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2005-04-20
NVC Received : 2005-08-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package : 2005-07-15
Send AOS Package : 2005-08-02
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2005-10-18
NVC Left : 2005-10-24
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2005-12-06
Interview Date : 2006-01-25
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-01-27
US Entry : 2006-02-10
Comments : Interview was extremely UNDERwhelming!!! Approved... yay!
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 72 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 352 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2006-02-10
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Very easy!!!

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2007-11-17
NOA Date :
RFE(s) : 2007-12-15
Bio. Appt. : 2008-02-13
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-03-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2009-03-06
Comments : I was told to make an appointment and go to my center (3 hours away) because my green card extension was about to expire in less than one week!!! (green card expired a year earlier) I got there and they said, nothing we can do. Go home and wait until we tell you to come in! So two weeks later, I got a letter telling me to go back. I made an appointment but my permanent card arrived the day before my appointment so I cancelled.

Event Date
Service Center :
CIS Office : Albany NY
Date Filed : 2009-06-09
NOA Date : 2009-06-23
Bio. Appt. : 2009-07-02
Interview Date : 2009-08-31
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 9, 2006
Embassy Review : Oh my goodness, this was so easy.
It is an underwhelming process. I thought I'd get flags and music... no, I got only one question...

"How long have you been married?"

That was it. I waited a YEAR for this and this is all I get?

Montreal is a breeze. All the advice has been very helpful on this site.

Yeah, I'm finally moving to be with my husband!!!
Rating : Very Good

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