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MsZ's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Donna
Beneficiary's Name: Mike
VJ Member: MsZ
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2011-08-21
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Immigration Checklist for Donna & Mike:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable): 2007-09-23
I-130 Sent : 2007-10-25
I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2008-08-25
NVC Received : 2008-09-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2008-09-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2008-09-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2008-09-19
Submit DS-261 : 2008-09-11
Receive IV Bill : 2008-09-18
Pay IV Bill : 2008-09-19
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-10-08
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-11-11
Interview Date : 2008-12-18
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-12-18
US Entry : 2009-04-02
Comments : We got married 23-Sep-2007. Petition rec'd by Vermont 10/27. NOA1 recd 1/22/08... waiting, waiting... waiting

Moved to California 6-August-2008
My petition has been in 3 states (1, twice) in 9 months!
Rec'd by CSC 8/9, touched 8/11, 8/12, 8/15, 8/20, 8/25
Approved Tuesday, 25-August-2008
10 months since we mailed the petition
Rec'd NVC 9/3, Invoice Generated 9/10, DS-3032 emailed 9/11.
Rec'd AOS invoice 9/15, paid online 9/15, Accepted as Paid 9/18, mailed I-864EZ 9/19
IV Invoiced 9/18, paid online 9/19, Accepted as paid 9/22
DS-230 sent 10/2
Case complete @NVC 10/8 - 11 months, 1 week and 6 days
Interview in Montreal 12/18/2008
passed. They gave my husband his Visa the same day. He just had to go back after 3 PM.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 221 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 336 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2009-04-02
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My husband enjoyed a wonderful experience at Thousand Islands (Wellesley Island). No complaints at all.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-02-09
NOA Date : 2011-02-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-31
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-08-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-08-19
Comments : Was originally scheduled to go to Elizabeth, NJ on the 31st of March but Mike went early on 3/9 and had his biometrics completed. So the appointment date is not the date his biometrics were completed. This may effect the rest of the timeline so be careful comparing our timeline to others.
8/21 - Nah. Biometrics didn't change anything.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 14, 2009
Embassy Review : CR1 interview - they talked about how we met -- through astronomy -- then they talked about astrophotography. The interview was short and sweet and my husband was able to pick up the Visa on the same day. All told, yet another pleasant experience!!
Rating : Very Good

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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.

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