Nolabound's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Austin
Beneficiary's Name: Alyssa
VJ Member: Nolabound
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-06-19
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Immigration Checklist for Austin & Alyssa :

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2014/10/04
I-130 Sent : 2014-11-04
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-11-12
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-03-26
NVC Received : 2015-04-14
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-04-23
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-04-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-05-15
Submit DS-261 : 2015-04-23
Receive IV Bill : 2015-05-01
Pay IV Bill : 2015-06-10
Send IV Package : 2015-05-15
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2015-08-27
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-07-15
NVC Left : 2015-08-27
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2015-08-27
Interview Date : 2015-09-24
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-10-22
US Entry : 2015-11-11
Comments : Was give 221G for joint-sponsor affidavit of support. :-(

UPDATE - I received my Passport/VISA less than 3 weeks after sending in the required documentation. The journey is almost over - Thank you to everyone for all your help and I wish everyone else still waiting the best.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 316 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2015-11-11
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2017-10-27
NOA Date : 2017-11-01
RFE(s) : 2019-03-14
Bio. Appt. : 2018-05-18
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-06-14
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2019-06-19
Comments : received an extension letter for my 2 year CR1 visa for 1 year from my expiry date. Just received today, a 6 month extension passed that, due to delayed processing times. 08/27/18
-Went to USCIS Office to get a stamp in my passport, which extended my green card for one year as I am still waiting for approval. Received RFE Request in March 2019. Mailed RFE Documents 05/22/2019.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 1, 2015
Embassy Review : I had my interview on September 24, 2015 in Montreal.

My appointment was scheduled for 9:30am - I got there about 9:00 and they let me in at that time, went through security and up to the 19th floor with my number that they gave me at the door. I then proceeded to sit there until 1:00pm until I was called to the first window where they ask you to hand over your original documents and passport photos as well as your medical.

I was then asked to sit down where I waited until about 1:45pm to speak with the consular officer. (I found out during the day that the reason things were so delayed that day was because the day prior, they had to cancel a bunc of interviews and reschedule them to the next day) Everything went well until he started review our i-864. The issues is, my husband collects disability/wsib benefits from being hurt at work. NVC APPROVED completed our case with all evidence we submitted that he made well over the poverty guidelines to sponsor me. The consular officer would ONLY take into the consideration of his disability benefits which made my husband under the poverty guideline. He handed me a 221G for a joint-sponsor and stated to me that once I can get this sent it - I will be granted my visa. They kept my passport for that reason.

I am now waiting on the package from the U.S from our joint-sponsor which I then have to drive 2 hours to send it in to the Consulate.

I feel like NVC dropped the ball on this, after they repeatedly told me that his income would NOT be an issue. After I had so much documentation of his cheque numbers, proof of income, statements from disability and wsib.

Rating : Very Poor

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