vnoe's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ron
Beneficiary's Name: Vicki
VJ Member: vnoe
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2010-03-31
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Immigration Checklist for Ron & Vicki:

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 : Vancouver, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2006-08-02
I-129F NOA1 :
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 :
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2007-05-04
Interview Date : 2007-05-15
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2007-06-04
US Entry : 2007-07-02
Marriage : 2007-07-07
Comments : Had my interview, but I was missing some ppwk. I sent it by Expresspost last week. They rec'd it on Friday and I am patiently checking Cda Post website to see when the Expresspost mailer is on its way back to me. They figured it would be a 1 day turnaround on their end. Waiting...........
Estimates/Stats :
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Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2007-07-02
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken : No
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : I crossed at Portal, North Dakota where I usually cross for visits. I had no problems...nice young officer btw. Most of the other officers in there knew us anyways, so there was joking and having fun the whole time. Lucky us!!!

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Saint Paul MN
Date Filed : 2007-07-26
NOA Date : 2007-08-31
RFE(s) : 2007-09-12
Bio. Appt. : 2007-09-11
AOS Transfer** : 2007-10-30
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2007-12-04
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2007-12-06
Comments : Mine was approved and then I had a heck of a time getting my girls until the beginning of February, so it is gonna be that we have to separately file for our removal of conditions....geesh...why couldn't any of this be done easy???!!!??

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2009-10-02
NOA Date :
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2009-11-03
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-03-20
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2010-03-23
Comments : long wait....but worth it!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Vancouver, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 30, 2007
Embassy Review : I had a great interview. It was May 15, 2007. All the staff were very friendly.
First of all I stayed at the Days Inn, which is only 1 1/2 block walk from the Embassy. It was a clean room, small...but clean. Everything I needed.
I arrived at the Consulate at 9:20 and waiting outside in the time slot indicated. I was really the only one there outside. Glad it wasn't raining. A guard came out and asked what I was there for and I explained K1 interview. So he said in 10 mins stand in this line...again I'm the only one. About 2 mins later another guard came out and asked what I was there for and then he said come with him and let me into the little room to be cleared through security. Did that...went in the elevator up to the 20th floor and thats where all the people Went through security again and directed to sit down in the waiting area. I was 1 of 3. I got there first and was done first. It was painless. The nice lady went through all my ppwk. OK I'm and idiot and didn't have Ron's actual original divorce ppwk and that was the only problem. She took it all. Then gave me directions to go pay my $$$$ down the hall and come back. Did that. Then waited some more. Got my fingerprint electronically taken. Then waited. I was then called down to the end of the windows and was interviewed by a nice man. He asked the basic questions: What attracted you to Ron? (I wanted to say I thought he was "hot")
Do you have pics of the two of you together?
Does he have kids?
What does he do?
....really nothing out of the ordinary and I can't remember them all.
He said everything looks in order and the only problem is the original divorce ppwk. So he said I just need to send that in and they will process everything and send it back...he said I needn't make another trip to Vancouver seeing I was from Saskatchewan. I breathed a sigh of relief at that and told him I thought Vancouver was a lovely city, but I really appreciated the fact I didn't have to come back. So I went back to waiting for my instructions on how to send it all back in. The lovely lady from earlier explained how to do it. I need to expresspost it to them (they rec'd that on Friday May 25th) with our passports (mine and the girls), the original (certified copy is all we have)divorce decree and a prepaid expresspost mailer. So that is done and now I patiently await for the day they post it back to me. I suspect sometime this week. Anyways, just wanted to let you all know that it was so much easier than I could have possibly expected. It was surreal going to the place you here so many talking about.
best of luck to you all....Vicki
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