parinita's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: jay walia
Beneficiary's Name: pooja
VJ Member: parinita
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2008-07-03
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Immigration Checklist for jay walia & pooja:

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 : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2007-06-14
I-130 NOA1 : 2007-07-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-08-22
NVC Received : 2007-08-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2007-09-24
Pay AOS Bill : 2007-09-25
Receive I-864 Package : 2007-10-25
Send AOS Package : 2007-12-06
Submit DS-261 : 2007-09-25
Receive IV Bill : 2007-10-19
Pay IV Bill : 2007-10-19
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2007-11-19
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-02-16
NVC Left : 2008-02-26
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-03-11
Interview Date : 2008-04-24
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-05-01
US Entry : 2008-05-03
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 50 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 296 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2008-05-03
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : we drive through the border at Sarnia and it was without a pr oblem. we went inside the office and they took my fingerprints and that was all and they stamped my passport.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : May 1, 2008
Embassy Review : My interview was on April 24.

This is how it went...

we got there at 8:00 am even though we knew that it would be better to go there at 7:30 due to my leg injury in a car accident the day before the intervew.

we went through the airport like security at 8:30 and was told to go to 19th floor taking the elevator...we did that and went to window 14 as it was instucted by officer downstairs. then she asked to see the passport and the xpresspost envelop ans she said that that was the right size and she gave us a number ticket and told us to wait to call back.

We waited around 20 minutes and then our number came up and we went to window 9. We went to window 9 and there was a nice guy there. he asked for out interview letter,medical report, passport and the pics. he chatted with us about how we met and what i did and what my husband did for a living while he went through his procedure on computer. he was very friendly and nice. then he told us to go back to waiting area and said that we will be called back for finger printing. we were called for fingerprinting at 10: 15 around and we went and got my fingerprinting done and told again to wait for an interview.

it was around 11:20 and we were called for in room 8, we went in and there were this guy who was very friendly and we were put to ease at a second! he just asked how we ment and then my husband and him started talking about sports stuff for a min or so and then he said that u are aprroved and that passport and a sealed envelope will be mailed to you.. and we said byes and then we went was around 12:00 when we got out of the consulate.

so all in was a pleasant experience!!

i give 10/10..

I hope that everyone gets through this process as easily as we have gone through...god bless all and good luck in this process.
Rating : Very Good

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