purem4g1c's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: A
Beneficiary's Name: M
VJ Member: purem4g1c
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2020-03-16
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Immigration Checklist for A & M:

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 : 2018-09-22
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-09-26
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-02-05
NVC Received : 2019-02-28
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-03-12
NVC Left : 2019-03-19
Consulate Received : 2019-03-21
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-03-29
Packet 4 Received : 2019-04-02
Interview Date : 2019-05-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-05-24
US Entry : 2019-05-27
Marriage :
Comments : Just went through POE at Ottawa Airport.

Handed the secondary screening lady my passport told her I am entering on K1 after about doing stuff on the computer for 5 minutes and talking with a colleague she said: "ok, you have 90 days to marry"

Done. And done.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 132 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 238 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Tampa FL
Date Filed : 2019-07-02
NOA Date : 2019-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-30
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2020-04-30
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-02
NOA Date : 2019-07-09
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2019-07-30
Approved Date : 2019-12-17
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 168 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2019-07-02
NOA Date : 2019-07-09
RFE(s) :
Date Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 169 days.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 22, 2019
Embassy Review : Went to the US Embassy in Montreal at 7:00 am. There was already 3 other VJ-er's there!


At exactly 7:30 AM they opened the door to let you enter the building. You get called in one by one. Enter the door, hand your payment proof and passport to the lady working at the desk. She will give you a laminated paper with a number on it. It will also give you instructions on what order to have your stuff in.

Then I was advised to enter the "scanning" room where they put your objects through a scanner. I was allowed to keep my wallet with me while my iPhone and car keys we're put into the filing cabinet behind the desk. You will be given a receipt. DO _NOT_ LOSE YOUR RECEIPT. You will need it when you are leaving and want to get your stuff back.

I was told to go down the steps and enter the room and arrange my files in order. (Honestly it could be ignored as later the person who will take your files later will ask them in a total different order so re-arranging them is pointless.)

Then while "re-arranging" your documents you will get told to line up and enter the elevator. Once there I just sat down and waiting for my number to be called. Once called I went to the window that I was called to and the first thing the officer asked for was my passport. Then I was asked for payment proof. Then I was asked for Passport Photos, then intent to marry letter, then RCMP criminal record check, and then I-134 & supporting documents. After this I had to scan my finger prints and then go sit down again.

Next I was called to the "interview stage" where you go talk with the nicest officers of them all in my opinion. The one I got was extremely nice and very pleasant to talk to. I was not expecting such a nice person at all. She made this stage seem like it was more of a conversation then an interview. Explained how I met my fiance, how long we have known each other, if I have ever had any drug problems and that was pretty much it, she reached for a pink paper and handed me it and said Welcome to the United States! And off I went. It took 9 months to get here and oh hell yeah it was worth it! Can't wait to get my passport and fly to see my fiance
Rating : Very Good


Timeline Comments: 20

Damonlee on 2019-02-06 said:
Congrats! I’m October 4th! Hoping to get my NO2 soon!
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-02-06 said:
Thanks! It was actually sent to NVC on 31st of January, but got the letter in the mail today! Good luck :) You will probably get it soon. :D
Sweethrtt on 2019-03-29 said:
Hey you sent your packet 3!! Our package arrived March 21st too but ceac stills says “in transit” :( ... do you think it would be too early to send in ours? I don’t want it to get rejected!
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-03-29 said:
hey sweethrtt I sent you a PM!
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-03-29 said:
hey sweethrtt I sent you a PM!
blank avatar Lori Johnson on 2019-04-02 said:
Did you wait for a “ready” status to send your P3 info or did you send when it was still “in transit”? Our file also left NVC on March 19 (I confirmed this by phone today) but at the close of business today our status is still in transit. I have everything ready to go and getting frustrated that some timelines have changed to ready in the last day or two but ours isn’t. Hope that is normal and ours will change anytime now.
blank avatar Lori Johnson on 2019-04-02 said:
Did you wait for a “ready” status to send your P3 info or did you send when it was still “in transit”? Our file also left NVC on March 19 (I confirmed this by phone today) but at the close of business today our status is still in transit. I have everything ready to go and getting frustrated that some timelines have changed to ready in the last day or two but ours isn’t. Hope that is normal and ours will change anytime now.
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-15 said:
A week away from our interviews!!! WOW can't believe it's almost here! I hope I get to see you there and if not I wish you nothing but the best :D
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-05-15 said:
YEEEEEEEP! I'm excited asf I just went to my medical yday, so hyped haha
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-15 said:
AWESOME!!! the medical was super smooth... so close if you went with Dr. Zatzman (trying to remember if you're from Ontario lol) they're pretty quick with preparing the medical package I picked mine up 3 days after!
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-05-15 said:
i went to montreal since its closer for me >:) from ottawa heh, was pretty smooth experience for me
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-15 said:
Yes thats right you are much close to montreal!! So glad it went smoothly! Now onto the interview! I'm a bit of a nervous wreck hoping for the best but preparing myself for the worst... I just really hope it's not the latter.
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-05-15 said:
I am sure you will be fine. Honestly after reading so many reviews if you bring everything you need you should be perfectly okay. =) They usually don't flat out deny you unless you have a mega big problem, they usually give you a 221g i believe to provide more information (similar to an RFE) :)
Irush93 on 2019-05-22 said:
Congrats on the approval! Been flowing after all your advice to my posts. Haha
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-22 said:
It was AWESOME meeting you and again Congratulations!!! Enjoy moving and getting to finally bridge the gap between you and your fiance! Big Hugs all around :D
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-22 said:
It was AWESOME meeting you and again Congratulations!!! Enjoy moving and getting to finally bridge the gap between you and your fiance! Big Hugs all around :D
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-05-22 said:
Yep! Congratulations to you as well again =) Soon we will be adjusting our status hehe. Excited to get my passport and get down there. :D So freakin tired tho lmao didn't sleep good last night at all.
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-27 said:
Awesome!!!!! So glad the POE was a breeze!!! Congratulations again And all the best on your new journey!!!
blank avatar Purem4g1c on 2019-05-27 said:
Thanks! It was so easy haha, the lady said she never had to process a k1 before 😂
Sweethrtt on 2019-05-30 said:
LOLLOL I pray mine is as smooth lol got about two more weeks before I move.
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