Married_my_love's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: LKM
Beneficiary's Name: GGM
VJ Member: Married_my_love
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2008-10-29
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Immigration Checklist for LKM & GGM:

USCIS DCF 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): 2005-12-30
I-130 Sent : 2006-10-05
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2006-10-05
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2006-10-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2006-10-19
Packet 4 Received : 2006-11-03
Interview Date : 2006-11-22
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2006-11-24
US Entry : 2006-11-26
Comments : DING round #3 immigration battle
DCF, 3rd time's a charm.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2008-10-24
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 24, 2006
Embassy Review : * You can't stand and wait near the elevator anymore (they are WATCHING from a camera and they set you straight quite quickly to "step away from the elevator!"), but you still exit from behind...
* They are telling you different windows to check in then previously posted
* They didn't give us a "number" (like C1, 2, etc.) they called us up by name (a bit mumbly too, we were confused, but figured it out)
* The consular was younger than I ever pictured in my mind, very nice man, and felt like we were chatting with a friend; the lady who took our originals was very nice too (even the lady at the cashier window was nice!)
* Don't tick off the security lady with the black wavy hair, she BITES
* Don't wander anywhere outside of the area you're supposed to be in, they are watching you and they will come up and make you feel like an arse! (not to us, but it was witnessed). Sit quietly and follow all directions given!!
* They didn't look at our pictures, any relationship proofs, etc.

Overall, very quick and painless procedure, just be prepared with everything and try and relax (impossible for me, but maybe you can)
Rating : Very Good


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