Emily and Nathan's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Nathan Poste
Beneficiary's Name: Emily Boles
VJ Member: Emily and Nathan
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2014-10-29
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Immigration Checklist for Nathan Poste & Emily Boles:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2013-12-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2013-12-20
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-16
NVC Received : 2014-07-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-07-02
NVC Left : 2014-07-05
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-08-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-08-26
US Entry : 2014-08-31
Marriage :
Comments : Very Easy :)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 178 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 243 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2014-10-30
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : August 22, 2014
Embassy Review : Ok- So we stayed overnight at Hotel St-Denis. Which was pretty good.. only ten minute walking distance from the consulate.. HOWEVER they had an issue with their phones.. so our hotel room phone started ringing at 2am until we had to unplug it..lol Which was lovely. Anyway- our interview apt was at 9am- we got there at 8:30am.. no line up. Thanks to the site, we knew to bring very little with us to the interview. I asked the hotel to extend our checkout which they did to 1pm- so we could leave all of our stuff there which was great. We had to leave our car keys at the front though because it had a remote for locking/unlocking the car on it-which isn't permitted.

once inside we went down the stairs- no one there- into the elevator- no one there- and up to the 19th floor.. where the receptionist gave us A5 and we took a seat. We were called up about a half hour- 45 minutes later. I handed over all of my paperwork.. Can you believe I missed the part of Packet three that says to bring photocopies and originals of everything!!! Make sure you do this because they charge $1 a copy.. which isn't a huge deal.. but I felt like the whole thing delayed us a bit. IMPORTANT NOTE- that I haven't seen on here before.. to pay for the photocopies- the lady gave us a slip and directed us to go pay at the cashier at booth 14A.. so I walk over.. and the booth says 14A/14B.. there is a line of people.. and next to the people there is a sign that says "people for 14B form a line here" but there was nothing saying 14A.. So I was looking around to see where people for 14A line up.. and someone waiting in the 14B line said I had to get in line.. I said the sign only said 14B and she said there is only one booth.. and this was the line for it. I waitted in that line for a half an hour.. Only to get scolded by the cashier for waitting in the line. if you get sent to 14A.. DO NOT WAIT IN LINE. you get to go up right away!!! And if anyone gives you attitude.. just tell them I said so! jk.. But both the cashier and the lady who I had to bring the receipt back to, didn't understand why I had waited in line. SIGH It isn't clearly marked that there should be two lines there .. one for 14b concerns and one for 14a (people just sent to pay from one of the other booths) if you are unsure.. ask the receptionist.

Anyway- after that.. we got called up to the interview booth.. which is more like a room than the other booths.. and I think they record the whole thing audio wise because there were some switches on the wall that everytime someone came to ask her a question she would need to switch it off. She told my fiance that he didn't need to be there.. that he could go sit down and if they needed him they'd call him back in. She was SUPER nice. I read the oath.. She asked me.. How we met? I said online- she asked if it was a gaming site..lol I said no.. just a boring dating site Asked me to tell her about what my fiance does for a living.. How often we get to see eachother- how long we've been in engaged.. Our wedding plans.. And then she said to give her a second while she made some system notes.. and then Told me I was APPROVED! And gave me my welcome letter.. I went back out to the waitting area with an undeniable grin on my face.. My fiance was surprised he didn't have to go in to talk to them.. I told him to hurry up and push the button for the elevator before I exploded with happiness infront of all those people and embarassed myself.. lol As soon as the elevator doors clossed I squeeled and jumped up and down... It's funny because the wait was AWFUL and LONG.. but once the NOA2 came.. it felt like everything just went by so quickly!!! It was kind of stressful because there is so much paperwork you want to make sure you have and stuff... Just relax.. follow the instructions.. make photocopies.. AND ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE.. I honestly feel like ... if you have nothing to hide.. and you are honest..good people etc.. You have NOTHING to worry about.. Oh and before I left the interview room.. I said to the lady.. before I leave can I ask you a question. She said yes and I said "do you just love this part of your job? Making people so happy like this?" And she said "honestly.. yes.. nothing beats it!"
Good luck everyone!

(updated on August 22, 2014)
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