C32's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Kyle
Beneficiary's Name: Shari
VJ Member: C32
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2018-12-11
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Immigration Checklist for Kyle & Shari:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-01-04
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-01-08
I-129F RFE(s) : 2018-07-24
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-08-22
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2018-09-18
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received : 2018-10-10
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-10-23
Packet 4 Received : 2018-10-25
Interview Date : 2018-11-21
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : Entered Administrative Processing on Nov 23 while awaiting the processing of form DS-5535
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 226 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 317 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 22, 2018
Embassy Review : I had my interview yesterday

My appointment time was for 730, and we showed up right at 730. There was a short lineup of people outside - maybe 10 people. The security guard was inviting people in 3 at a time to allow for easier security screening. When I went inside, they asked to look at both my and my fiancé’s passports, and a sticker was placed on the back of mine. Then we were asked to go through a small screening, we walked through a metal detector and had our possessions x-rayed. They took our cellphones and were given a small ticket to claim them when we we ready to leave.

Then we were asked to go to a room downstairs and organize our paperwork in the order given to us on a laminated sheet of paper. These laminated papers also assigned us with numbers that would be used to call us when they needed to see us. For any adults who still needs their passport photos by this stage, there is also a photo booth in this area where you can get them. They cost $10.

Then we were taken up in groups of about ten to another floor and asked to sit. There are two vending machines here, one with snacks and one with drinks. But they only accept exact change, so don’t forget to bring some coins if you want this option!

I waited for about 20-25 minutes before my number was called. I went up to the window and the lady asked me to hand her my paperwork and for my fingerprints. This took about ten minutes to go over everything and I was asked to sit down.

I waited, perhaps, another 30-40 minutes and was called to a separate window. This one is a little more private. It’s still a glass window you stand at, but you’re in a tiny little room with a doorway.

She asked me to raise my right hand and take an oath that everything I was going to tell her was truthful.

She asked me questions like:

How long have you known your fiancé?
When did you start dating?
When did you decide to get married?
Have you met each other’s families?
Have you ever had problems crossing the border?
What was your longest stay in the USA?

Then she looked at my file on her computer for a few minutes, said everything looked good and then told me I was approved and given a pink paper that said “welcome to the United States” with instructions on what to expect as far as getting my visa package and what my instructions were for crossing the border and how to get started on my permanent residency application after I’m married.

The whole thing took about an hour and a half. Everyone was super friendly. It really is the easiest part of the whole journey

People were mostly dressed nicely. Women wore nice tops/blouses. A couple of men wore suit and ties. Other people walked in with casual/street clothes. So whatever you choose to wear, you’ll be fine.
Rating : Very Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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