RenoBound's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Sara
Beneficiary's Name: Frederic
VJ Member: RenoBound
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-05-14
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Immigration Checklist for Sara & Frederic:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-5 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


IR-5 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Potomac Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2018-04-23
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2018-10-12
NVC Received : 2018-12-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2019-01-17
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2019-01-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2019-04-16
Case Completed at NVC : 2019-04-19
NVC Left : 2019-04-19
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-05-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-5 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 14, 2019
Embassy Review : Had a nice time! Was first in line, get there super early. I arrived at 6:40 am and brought a book. No backpacks, oversized bags allowed. You can bring a cellphone, but you will surrender it.

They unlock the doors at 7:30 am, first ask for your passport and interview letter. You are given a sheet that specifies what number you are and the exact list and order your paperwork needs to be in.

No matter your time of interview, they process you in the order you go through the door. Thus, I was in first in, paperwork taken first, interview first, out the door first. I was wrapped by 8:15 am.

Very important! The Montreal checklist does specify that you need to have the affidavit of support, but you must bring it. It’s required along with the most recent tax receipts, both W-2 and the IRS Transcripts. If your documents submitted are from 2017, but your spouse or family member filed the 2018, bring those.

They gathered my documents, scanned my fingerprints, then I waited ten minutes for the interview. They swear you in, scan your fingerprints again and return some of your original documents. Just a few innocuous questions about where I was going to live, have I ever been arrested, my longest visitor stay in the USA, and that was it. She congratulated me and gave me the welcome letter.

Very professional, super smooth, all in a timely fashion.

BE EARLY! BE ORGANIZED!
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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