Withloven's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: N
VJ Member: Withloven
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-03-26
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Immigration Checklist for A & N:

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 : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2018-03-15
I-130 Sent : 2018-04-19
I-130 NOA1 : 2018-04-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-10-19
NVC Received : 2018-11-07
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2018-12-27
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2019-01-04
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2019-01-04
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-02-01
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-03-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 179 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 337 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 26, 2019
Embassy Review : Had my interview at 9am we got there at 8:30 and were let in. First you check in with a lady at the entrance with an iPad. She asked for my interview letter and my passport as well as my husbands passport (since he wanted to enter the consulate with me). I was then given a laminated sheet with a # on it and the order they wanted the documents arranged. We were then checked by the security guard. No bags purses wallets coins or anything really is allowed into the consulate. After walking through the security scanner we went up to the 19th floor.

We waited for about 1.5 hours to be called up to submit all documents. The lady doing the intake of the documents was very kind and professional kept smiling and explained everything. She took my fingerprints and started asking for my paperwork.
I submitted in this order:
2 passport pics
Original birth certificate
Original marriage certificate
Original police check
original AOS (I-864)
She asked for 2018 taxes but my husband didn’t file them yet so we used the 2017 that we had submitted to NVC
Photocopy of my passport

I then waited about 1.5 hours again and finally got called to the interview. The officer first gave me back my original documents and I took an oath. Then she asked me:
1. Who is your petitioner?
2. What year did you get married?
2. How did you meet?
3. How frequent are visits between you two?
4. What was your longest stay in the USA?
5. What does your husband work?
6. Were you ever arrested or committed a crime?
7. How old were you when you moved to Canada?
8. Have you ever been back to that country?

And then she said your file looks good and I can issue you a visa and gave me my welcome letter!!!

The officer was super nice but very professional and serious.

Total time at consulate: about 3 hours

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar JordynLDiMarco on 2019-04-20 said:
I am from Canada too and doing the exact same process, however my USCIS receipt date is July 10th 2018 and still have not yet received an approval for my I-130.
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