badspellor's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Mark
Beneficiary's Name: Paula
VJ Member: badspellor
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2012-02-07
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Immigration Checklist for Mark & Paula:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-06-29
I-130 Sent : 2007-07-17
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-07-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-03-07
NVC Received : 2008-03-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-04-07
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-04-03
Receive I-864 Package : 2008-04-21
Send AOS Package : 2008-04-14
Submit DS-261 : 2008-04-08
Receive IV Bill : 2008-04-21
Pay IV Bill : 2008-04-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-06-25
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2008-09-09 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-09-10
US Entry : 2008-09-10
Comments : James's Shortcuts used. Online payment of IV bill used. RFE on police certificate, long story 29-APR sent 13-JUN
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 225 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 411 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2008-09-10 Submit Review
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Thousand Islands crossing. Primary screening officer offered his congratulations. Parked car in lane at secondary. Officer there offered her congratulations as well. All were very friendly. Officer Vetter trained another officer on how to process the CR-1. Joked around a lot about whether we were sure we wanted to go through with it. Did not need xray at all at interview or POE. Officer joked about how others bring theirs. Stamped passport and said we were all set. No welcome to America but we didn't care. 0 hassle factor and friendly was good enough in our book!


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2010-07-01
NOA Date : 2010-07-08
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-08-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Cleveland OH
Date Filed : 2011-10-15
NOA Date : 2011-10-24
Bio. Appt. : 2011-11-07
Interview Date : 2012-01-03
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2012-01-20
Comments : Interview was basically the same questions on the N-400 form. English test extremely easy. Passed civics test after six questions. After studying all of the questions ended up getting asked the easy ones known before studying! Oath ceremony had ~100 people present. Took about an hour to get everyone checked in. Actual oath was very quick. Judge only talked for 10 minutes total. Representatives from the senate's office on hand to congratulate. Received pocket constitution and other literature. Board of Elections rep on hand to accept voter registrations. Good chocolate brownies and cookies, pink lemonade and coffee. Never sang the anthem but "Proud to be an American" was playing on a loop.

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