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CathyB's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Leah
Beneficiary's Name: Catherine
VJ Member: CathyB
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2024-03-31
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Immigration Checklist for Leah & Catherine:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-5 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-5 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2022-03-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-04-25
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved :
NVC Received :
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill :
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC :
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-01-22
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2024-03-11
US Entry : 2024-03-12
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
There are not enough recent approvals in the timeline system to accurately approximate when your I-130 will be approved. Please see the Timeline Stats page to see recent approvals.

Your interview took 637 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-5 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 31, 2024
Embassy Review : We had a good experience in Montreal. The building was not as easy to find as we thought it would be, so we were glad that we located it the day before our interview. There was no sign on the outside of the building. We found it only by the street number by the door.

We lined up early outside of the building on the morning of our appointment. Eventually, we were called inside based on our interview times. After passing through security, the two of us were allowed up the elevator whenever two other people came out. We arrived in a waiting room filled with 30 or 40 people. The whole process took several hours. I was glad that I had eaten breakfast and had coffee before our 8:15 appointment! There were restrooms and a water fountain available.

After much waiting, we were called up to a window at a counter. A gentleman reviewed some of our documents, address, etc. Then we sat back down to wait some more. Eventually, we were called to another window with a counter, around the corner out of sight from the people waiting. The interview took about 15 minutes. The questions were pretty much as expected. We were asked about our previous visits to the States, where we would be living, etc.

In our case, we needed to provide one more financial document. We were able to do that, but it would have been nice if we had been told ahead of time. (We had not hired a lawyer. A lawyer would have known that we needed it.) Our immigration visa was denied at our interview appointment. We were allowed to keep our passports to submit with the required documentation.

Upon returning to our home province, we immediately rushed off the required form and passports. It took about six weeks from the date they received them until we got our immigration visa in our passports delivered back to us so we could actually immigrate.
Rating : Good

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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
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.

** Not all cases are transfered

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