Family One's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: J
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: Family One
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2022-05-14
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Immigration Checklist for J & R:

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):
I-130 Sent : 2021-01-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-01-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-04-01
NVC Received : 2021-04-01
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-04-08
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2021-04-21
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2021-04-08
Send IV Package : 2021-04-21
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2022-02-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2022-02-04
NVC Left : 2022-02-04
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2022-03-14
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2022-05-12
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 65 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 412 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 19, 2022
Embassy Review : Interview Mar 14, 2022. We have been married for 15 years, living in Canada. My wife (US sponsor) had no income from the previous 3 years, so we knew it would be sticky issue. However, we had over 1 million in fluid assets in Canada. I, as the applicant, had good job, $60,000 annually, which would continue in the US, so we thought our bases were well covered. However, the consular officer had his mind made up before even speaking to me. Any asset not located on American soil or in an American bank was worth exactly $0 for his calculations, and any income not declared on an IRS income tax return was worth $0. It was a simple matter to do a money transfer to our US account, but it still triggered a 221(g) refusal with the corresponding delays.

Would it have been better if I had uploaded a I-864A to show my income which would continue? I don't know. Next time I would definitely upload any updated information, and not simply have it available at the interview. Like I said, it seemed like he had his mind made up before ever speaking to me, simply by the documents I had submitted on the immigration website.
Rating : 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
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