wingman23's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Connie
Beneficiary's Name: Mario
VJ Member: wingman23
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2019-11-18
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Immigration Checklist for Connie & Mario:

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 : 2019-04-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-04-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-07-12
NVC Received : 2019-08-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2019-08-20
Consulate Received : 2019-08-28
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent : 2019-08-28
Packet 4 Received : 2019-09-06
Interview Date : 2019-11-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-11-18
US Entry : 2020-01-25
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 86 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 203 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2020-01-25
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : November 7, 2019
Embassy Review : Walked over to the consulate at around 06:50AM and arrived at the door by 07:00AM for our 07:30AM appointment. We were #7 in the line. Before 07:30AM, the guard came out and spoke to some with backpacks that backpacks are not allowed inside the consulate. So they bolted out of the line but returned later (saw them at the 19th floor room). I have with me all documents in a market-type bag. Heavy!

One by one, they asked us to enter the building. Got our passports ready and the appointment letter out. The lady gave us the laminated paper with the order of documents listed in it after she confirmed our appointment and sticked some info (MTL#, name, etc) at the back of our passports.

Proceed to the security. My Samsung watch and car key fob were left behind. No cellphones with us since it already stated in the P4 that we can't bring cellphones (I have to google the location of the consulate and memorize where to go.)

Asked to go into a room where the elevator is. Started to organize the documents but the lady guard asked us to go to the 19th floor right away.

At the 19th floor, we started to organize, again, the documents. As far as I remember, there were 11 documents that they want to organize. Hopefully, my memory serves me right:

1. Proof of Payment
2. Passport and photocopy
3. 2x2 Picture
4. Birth Certificates and photocopy
5. Proof of status in Canada, if not Canadian Citizen
6. Divorce Certificates and photocopy (ensure that these are original or certified true copy - they are checking the seal if present. Also, make sure that you have ALL your divorce documents from previous marriages, if applicable.)
7. Police Certificates
8. Medical Reports
9. Letter of Intent to Marry
10. Affidavit of Support I-134 (ensure that you have one for you and one for each other applicant (your K2).
11. Most Recent income tax returns (I gave them both the tax transcript and the tax return forms - I have from 2014 but they only took 2018.)

BTW, if you have K2, separate them from your documents. K2 was asked after K1 documents had been verified. Stated in the laminated paper as well.

We were called at window 2 and asked for our documents randomly. Definitely the first one is the passport followed by proof of payment. Then the rests were quick and fast. Can't remember. I wanted to give them more documents but they didn't accept except what were asked. After my documents were presented, I was asked for fingerprints. Then my son was asked for his documents then fingerprints. Was given the IMBRA pamphlet and asked to sit down and wait for the same number to be called.

Interview followed. Asked to go to window 7 (#7 for window 7 - NICE!). Asked the following:

1 - when and how did you meet?
2 - longest time to visit the US?
3 - address in Canada and fiancee's address in the US, K2 was asked if he had been in the US with fiancee.
4 - wedding plans?
5 - K2 was asked his plans for school.
6 - then just casual talk followed - going to Florida so no more snow and thick jackets. (the interviewer was jolly and pleasant. he made us felt at least and comfortable from the very beginning. his voice over the paging system seems very strict though but when we approached him, he was great!)

I even asked the interviewer if I can submit all proof of documents that I have for I-134 such as title deeds, employment cert, etc and proof of wedding plans but he just said all documents that they need were already with him.

Gave me the welcome letter. He even apologized since the colour of the paper was in pinkish red! LOL

Told us to check the status of the application in the ais.usvisa-info website and expect the passports with the visas in two weeks. Asked him if there will be some delays because of the move and his answer was "I don't think so since we'll basically be moving over the weekend and back on Tuesday."

Off we go!

Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 2

blank avatar F&SS on 2019-10-09 said:
Hello! Congrats on your interview date! I have a question. Do I have to wait to get the hard copy of the Packet 3 or can I just send it in once it reaches the consulate?
blank avatar Hawk Riders on 2019-11-18 said:
Looks like your visa process went rather quickly
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