Lois K's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Lois
Beneficiary's Name: Kevin
VJ Member: Lois K
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2020-02-20
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Immigration Checklist for Lois & Kevin:

USCIS 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): 2018-12-29
I-130 Sent : 2019-01-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2019-02-01
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2019-12-30
NVC Received : 2020-02-12
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2020-02-12
Pay AOS Bill : 2020-02-12
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2020-02-17
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2020-02-12
Pay IV Bill : 2020-02-12
Send IV Package : 2020-02-17
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2020-02-19
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date :
Interview Result :
Second Interview
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Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 332 days from your NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 9

Lois K on 2020-02-12 said:
NVC Case Creation date: Feb 12 2020
Lois K on 2020-02-12 said:
So far, there is no DS 261 request. Just the IV and AOS bills to pay.
Lois K on 2020-02-15 said:
As of late today, the bills are showing as paid. We can start working on the AOS and DS 260 now.
Lois K on 2020-02-19 said:
On 2/19/2020 we got two things. An email with a status change, leading to the CEAC portal showing us that a new document is requested, currently marked Incomplete. But one minute later we also got the email saying we are DQ. So I'm not actually sure of our status. I will mark this as the Case Complete date if our case moves forward and we receive the IL. But in the meantime, I'll try to figure out what, if anything, to do about the Incomplete document.
Lois K on 2020-02-20 said:
Called and confirmed we really are DQ. Updated timeline with today as Case Complete.
blank avatar Skaur0609 on 2020-02-22 said:
DQ in 2 days that is amazing. Can you please share list of documents you submitted? I will be submitting NVC documents tomorrow. Seems like Montreal is catching up pretty fast with interview. They just sent 21 interview letter for March. Good Luck :)
Lois K on 2020-02-24 said:
@Skaur0609 Yeah one day seems unheard of. We're still not sure we trust it. I will update here if there are changes. I listed out our submissions below. After writing it all up, it made me think it might be useful in one of the forums. If someone has a suggestion where, let me know. ME (USC) ___Required___ - I-864 (note, though I have enough income, I am starting a new job, no paystubs yet, so to be safe, we secured a joint sponsor as well) - 2018 tax transcript from IRS site (with a note that he would bring the 2019 tax transcript and the 2020 paystubs to the interview) - 2017 tax transcript from IRS site - 2016 tax transcript from IRS site ___Additional___ - Color scan of my passport bio page - 2019 W-2 (with a note that he would bring the 2019 tax transcript to the interview) - Offer letter from my new job (with a note that I recognized it was not a suitable proof of income, therefore I had a joint sponsor, and that my husband would bring paystubs for 2020 to the interview) JOINT SPONSOR ___Required___ - I-864 (not a good filename*) - I-864 (better filename*) - Color scan of his passport bio page (not a good name*) - Color scan of his driver license - 2018 tax transcript from IRS site - 2017 tax transcript from IRS site - 2016 tax transcript from IRS site ___Additional___ - Color scan of his passport bio page (better filename*) - 1099s (one document with a cover sheet summary, his 1099s, the 1099s that list both his name and his MFJ/wife, but none of the 1099s that are just hers. Together with hers, these cover all the income from their 2018 tax transcript. They are retired and all their income is 1099s, no W-2s.) HOUSEHOLD MEMBER OF JOINT SPONSOR ___Required___ - I-864a - Proof of Relationship (same 2018 Tax Transcript uploaded for Joint Sponsor, with note that the purpose was now for proof of relationship) - Color scan of her passport bio page - Color scan of her driver license ___Additional___ - 1099s (one document with a cover sheet summary, just her 1099s, not her MFJ's. Together, these two sets of uploads would cover all the income from their 2018 tax transcript. They are retired and all their income is 1099s, no W-2s.) SPOUSE (applicant) ___Required___ - Color scan of his passport bio page - Front/back color scans of his photographs that he'll bring to the interview - Copies of three versions of his Canadian birth certificate, with a cover letter, because we weren't sure which was the acceptable one - Copy of his marriage certificate from his first marriage - Copy of his divorce decree from his first marriage - Police Certificate (two types, with a cover letter stating we weren't sure which was correct. We've since confirmed the Privacy Act one is correct, but at the time we uploaded, we weren't sure) - Police Certificate (Canada) (this item was added to the list by NVC after we'd submitted the rest. It is currently marked "Incomplete" but one minute after that, we received the DQ email. Note too, that we had uploaded this item already. See prior line item.) ___Additional___ - My birth certificate (A cover letter, my birth certificate and since I was born abroad my Consular Registry of Birth) - Copy of my marriage certificate from my first marriage - Copy of my divorce decree from my first marriage *I used a parallel naming convention for all my uploaded documents, except the initial two documents uploaded for the Joint Sponsor. Unfortunately I was unable to remove/re-upload those two documents with my naming convention. So I uploaded those same document a second time but this time with the naming convention. Here's the naming convention I followed. "MTL2020######_I-864_Lois_Kent", "MTL2020######_divorce_decree_Lois_Kent" etc. **The categories the documents are in now are not all the same categories they were in originally when I uploaded them. It feels like someone at NVC must have moved them. But I didn't take screen shots so I am not 100% certain.
Lois K on 2020-02-24 said:
Oh crud, that format did not work out as intended. Let me know what forum to post it in and it will look better.
blank avatar Skaur0609 on 2020-02-24 said:
Thank you. This helps alot. I haven't filed my 2019 taxes yet so i was worried about that alot.
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