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  Petitioner's Name: Gabriel
Beneficiary's Name: Chloe
VJ Member: melusine
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2016-07-06
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Immigration Checklist for Gabriel & Chloe:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2007-10-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2007-10-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-25
NVC Received : 2008-02-29
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2008-03-05
Consulate Received : 2008-03-06
Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2008-03-20
Packet 4 Received : 2008-05-16
Interview Date : 2008-06-04
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-06-09
US Entry : 2008-06-18
Marriage : 2008-06-20
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 121 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 221 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2008-06-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : My POE was Montreal Airport

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2008-07-23
NOA Date : 2008-08-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-21
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2009-04-01
Approval / Denial Date : 2009-04-01
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2009-04-13
Comments : Received Notice for Interview : 23 February 2009
Welcome to the USA Letter : 6 April 2009

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-07-23
NOA Date : 2008-08-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2008-08-21
Approved Date : 2008-09-22
Date Card Received : 2008-10-02
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 61 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2008-07-23
NOA Date : 2008-08-01
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2008-09-27
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 61 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2011-01-11
NOA Date : 2011-01-18
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-02-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-03-25
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2011-03-31
Comments : no interview

Event Date
Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox
CIS Office : Los Angeles CA
Date Filed : 2016-06-20
NOA Date : 2016-07-05
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approved :
Oath Ceremony :
Comments : NOA was paper to set up account online

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 4, 2008
Embassy Review : i left home around 6:20 and walked there relaxed. by 6:45 i was in front of the entrance alone..hehehe
Then about 5 min. after a girl for a CR1 came.. and another k1 couple, and another k1 girl and someone else we didn't talked with much.

7:30, they open the door and ask everyone passport + interview letter.
I go in first at the security checkpoint on the left and a so-so half rude, half neutral security gard ask for my things to put in the tray... goes through xray, of course my wonderful person is ringing..lol.... have to go through the other check with arms open etc.... they will then give me the letter B window#9. (the second girl went with the other gard who was faster and nicer).

Then they ask to wait downstair till beeing called.... We chitchat then about 10 min. later 2 gards come out from the elevator, asking the first 5 persons to come in.... they look quite serious but are still funny when they tell in their radio code from aviation...tango whisky etc.... like super serious... (i can't help but think that it's all of a fuss to just say some folks are coming upstairs (well if it was what he meant)... might have mean.. get my coffee ready, or wait for the croissant !)

7:48 we are upstairs, waiting in the room with a nice 180 degres view on the city... i can even see the building i live in from there !

8:05 the first person is called window 12 (the girl with CR1 visa)

a few minute after i am called window 9, it's a man...
i thought he was friendly at start but he turned out to be more neutral than expected... he made me thing about the father of the weasley in harry potter but with grey hair. We talked a mix of french and english while e was asking for the different papers.
it started with 2 photos, the medical (just the white enveloppe), my birth certificate and his letter of intent.
Followed by the 156k, passport, affidavit (originals), police certificate (originals and copy), copy of the picture page of the passport, enveloppe
asked me where we met and if my sweet was working as a ##### in US (i just had to say yes ! lol)

At the end i asked about the divorce certificate (i wonder if he would have ask it if i would have shut up).

The order in wich they ask the different documents are different from one officer to another.

Then had to go window 14 to pay the fees, the girl wasn't there yet and a bunch of other people were waiting for it already. So basically the thing is to sit down and go after thoses other people (most of them just pick a number there) then you go pay your 131$. The girl there was super friendly. After giving me the receipt the girl told me to go back to see her colleague.... so i went back to my window 9 but no one there... i waited a bit.. then got a little lonely so i went back to the other folks who where transiting in the other bigger waiting room.
Little wait till the person actually calls you (so no need to directly go back to see the colleague as the woman at the register said)
Then they take your fingerprint in some kind of electronic device. asked for my phone number in montreal (well i killed my cellphone a few weeks ago in water and my only phone was the one my sweet gave me.... (he was a little suspicious about that one but well) and ask to go back to the waiting room.
Then wait for another 10/15 min or so.... and it's my turn to the interview room. I saw there a guy super friendly, talking more like in a conversation, asking how we met, when he came for the first time, how many time we saw each other, what he does for living, if he owns a house or an appartment.
Then he asked to pledge that everything on the file was true (actually i don't remember if the pledge was before or after) then he said he would APPROVE (yey !!!) my application, that everything was fine and that it should be printed today or tomorrow so i might get it early next week.

I then left, chichat for another minute with my pals there waiting and went on my way home
Rating : Good

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