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anxiousandwaiting's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Chris
Beneficiary's Name: Karm
VJ Member: anxiousandwaiting
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2008-06-07
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Immigration Checklist for Chris & Karm:

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 : Texas Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent : 2007-08-14
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2007-09-14
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 : 2007-11-28
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2008-03-05
Interview Date : 2008-04-23
Interview Result :
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2008-04-28
US Entry : 2008-04-29
Comments : Hired a lawyer who handled the in and out of paperwork as I was constantly traveling for work. Made this experience a little less painful...
Estimates/Stats :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2008-04-29
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Rec'd Greencard June 3, 2008

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 23, 2008
Embassy Review : I got there at 7am and was the third in line. The consulate opened at 7:30am and everyone was very friendly from the beginning. Security handed out a letter and at 7:45am, they took the first four(A-D) up to the 19th floor to start the process. The staff is very helpful and professional. You get called to the window a few times(once to verify and supply documents, then to pay fees, then to have fingerprints). The last time you're called up you go into a booth and meet the officer. I had a very pleasant woman who verified some details, gave me back my documents and then had me take an oath. She asked me one question(how my husband and I met) and then said I was done. She told me I'd receive my passport and visa in a few days. That was it. I was out by 9:30am. The time varies for different people. In the group I went in with, the guy ahead of me was out by 9am. My advice- get there early. Bring something to read(you can bring a magazine) and as long as you have your papers in order- relax. Just make sure you have all the documents you need. I stressed out for the past few months and didn't sleep well last night and was surprised at how easy it was.
Rating : Very Good

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