Cp192019's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: P
Beneficiary's Name: C
VJ Member: Cp192019
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2021-04-20
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Immigration Checklist for P & C:

USCIS DCF 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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2019-10-19
I-130 Sent : 2020-01-10
I-130 NOA1 : 2020-01-22
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2020-05-11
NVC Received : 2020-05-12
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-05-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2020-05-15
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-03-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-07-24
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-04-07
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2021-04-12
US Entry : 2021-04-18
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 110 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 441 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 8, 2021
Embassy Review : This day was a blur but I'll try my best to recall everything.

I got to the embassy at 0933 and was told to wait outside as my interview was at 0945. So I stood there and waited with my parents. A security guard came out to tell them not to lean on the planters as the owner apparently doesn't like that (random info, but I thought it was funny). The officer came out at 0945 to call out the time. I entered, put my wallet and binder in a bin so that it could be scanned (like at the airport). I walked through a metal detector then was told to put my phone in a locker they provided and keep the key. So I did. Then I went in the elevator, up to the floor I was told to go. It's basically one big room with a lot of chairs and windows. It's dead silent, no one is talking except people at the windows.
I stood at the window the officer from downstairs told me to stand. No one was at the window so I was a bit confused. Someone came eventually, took my passport, gave me a number and I sat down. A few minutes later my number appeared on the screen with a corresponding window to go to. The lady was very nice, took my original documents (police check, marriage cert, birth cert). She asked about my current address and my husband's address, as well as his phone number (for mailing purposes). She also asked what year was the most recent year my spouse filed his taxes, which was 2019, but I did bring w2's for 2020 as my spouse hasn't been able to file 2020 yet, and she took those. Then she gave me a pamphlet about abuse and told me to sit down again.
I sat for about 30 minutes or so, plenty of time to read the pamphlet. I got called to my interview and at first the guy seemed very stern but then he eased up a moment later. He asked quite a few questions such as:
- what is the petitioner's name?
- where did you and your spouse meet and when?
- when did you meet in person for the first time?
- when did you get married and who was at the wedding?
- what occupation my husband has, and then myself (we have the same job)?
- have I ever been arrested?
- have I been denied entry at the border?
- did I read the pamphlet? did I have any questions/concerns?
- what was the longest I've stayed in america at one time?

All very easy questions, with a few light-hearted jokes from the interviewer. He told me on the spot he was approving my visa and gave me the "welcome to america" paper along with a paper about tracking my visa through the mail. I was in at 0945 and out at 1100. Everyone at the embassy was friendly, although anxiety in the room was high, which was exacerbated by the silence. Lots of approvals that day from what I could hear. I stressed a lot about this part when I didn't need to. It was straightforward and a more comfortable experience than I had imagined.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 7

blank avatar Jacques'son on 2020-05-14 said:
Hello, How did you know that your case was received by the NVC?
blank avatar Leah123 on 2020-05-18 said:
Congratulations on the approval!
blank avatar Hawk Riders on 2021-03-12 said:
...please update with your interview date!
Keith & Marla on 2021-04-07 said:
Congratulations! How was your interview? My wife is scheduled for Friday.
Cp192019 on 2021-04-08 said:
Much more calm than I expected! I was incredibly stressed but it's a breeze as long as you have all your documents.
Cp192019 on 2021-04-13 said:
Just an update, the man at the embassy said it would take up to 3 weeks to receive my passport in the mail. It was delivered yesterday, which is only 5 days after my interview.
Marthaeu on 2021-04-14 said:
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