slider100's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: K
Beneficiary's Name: R
VJ Member: slider100
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2018-12-03
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Immigration Checklist for K & R:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2009-08-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-08-24
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2009-10-01
NVC Received : 2009-10-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2009-10-09
Consulate Received : 2009-10-16
Packet 3 Received : 2009-10-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2009-11-23
Packet 4 Received : 2010-02-03
Interview Date : 2010-03-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-04-08
US Entry : 2010-04-29
Marriage : 2010-06-05
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 38 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 218 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2010-04-29
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2010-06-21
NOA Date : 2010-06-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-28
AOS Transfer** : 2010-07-15
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2010-10-18
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2010-10-25
Comments : Took about 4 months from the date of filing but no interview so the wait was worth it!


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-06-21
NOA Date : 2010-06-25
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-07-28
Approved Date : 2010-08-17
Date Card Received : 2010-08-27
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 57 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-08-08
NOA Date : 2012-08-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-10
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-03-28
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-04-03
Comments :


Citizenship
Event Date
Service Center : Lewisville TX Lockbox
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2017-08-14
NOA Date : 2017-08-16
Bio. Appt. : 2017-09-12
Interview Date : 2018-11-14
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2018-12-04
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 2, 2010
Embassy Review : Okay fellow VJ’ers, let me start off by apologising for the late review but I wanted it to be detailed and specific. Anyways here it is:
We reached Montreal on Saturday, March 27th and we stayed at the hotel LaTour Centreville. It is really a good place to stay (only $75/night) and its proximity to the Consulate was the best part. It took us one minute to get to the US Consulate (I am not kidding, actually 1 minute).
On Sunday, we went to the Desjardins mall, it was really fun! We also went to the Eaton center, which is on St.Catherines Boulevard. Okay enough about the travel trails, here is the actual Consulate review:
Reached the US Consulate at about 6:35 am, we had two people ahead of us. The first was a couple (kimbear, I found out it was you with David when I read your review) and the second was Colleens with whom I actually spoke. It was very chilly, and so we got some coffee. Anyways, people started to pile up around 7 am. The security guards opened the doors at about 7:40 am. We went through security and got the Letter C. Then, we were asked to go down and wait for a guard. At the security point, we were given a White sheet of instructions which highlighted the documents that needed to be submitted (VJ’ers do not need to read it as we already know what it asks for). However, this is what it read like:
Instructions:
a) A guard would come down the elevator and take us up to the 19th floor. Then, we will have to sit till our name/number is called.
b) Upon hearing our name/number, we should go to the respective window to which we are called.
c) List of documents to be kept ready:
i) Birth certificate + copy.
ii) DS-160 confirmation page + form.
iii) Passport + copy of the biographic information page.
iv) Passport size photos (2).
v) Police clearance certificates.
vi) I-134 affidavit of support + relevant financial documents.
vii) Revised letters of intent.
viii) Express port Envelope (addressed to yourself).

This white sheet had a bunch of other information on the back which basically talked about if you were eligible for a visa, how would you get it and how long you it would take.

Anyways, we were asked to sit in the “US citizens section” and wait for our name/number to be called. Soon after, Kimbear were called to one of the windows followed by Colleens and then they called me by my name. To be honest, I was kind of scared as I thought they were singling me out (haha) but it just depends on the person who accepts the documents. We had a nice guy who asked for the documents listed above. He asked my fiancée a few questions regarding the wedding and was it going to be a big wedding to which she said YES! About a 100 people and he said that’s good. Then he asked me to go pay the non-immigrant visa fee ($131). After that, we were called again to the same window for my finger printing. Had no problems, it went through the first time.
We went out and waited for our name to be called for the actual interview (about a 50 minute wait). We saw big smiles on Kimbear’s face when she came out (really happy for you and David, I wish I knew it was you guys, we could have talked). Then, surprisingly, my name was called before Colleens even though she had the letter B. We were called to Window 9, we went in and there was no one in there. We waited for about 2 minutes and a nice gentleman entered the booth. He greeted us and asked us how we were doing. He administered us the oath. Then, he just asked us a few questions:
a) How often do I visit the States?
b) Have I had any problems at the border?
c) Who proposed to whom?
d) Have I ever had any problems with the law?
And a few other general questions!
Then, he asked me to approach the finger printing machine, took my prints and said the magic words, “Based on the information you guys have provided me today, I can go ahead and tell you that your visa has been APPROVED”. We were speechless for a few seconds, and then we thanked him and got out of the consulate. On my way out, I waived at Colleens and wished her luck.
For all the future beneficiaries going through the Montreal consulate, just make sure your paperwork is up to date and you are confident in answering the questions. Trust me; you will have no problems at all!
I hope this review helps and once again, I apologise for posting it so late.

Heartfelt congratulations to Kimbear, Colleens, and steflovesbran and everyone who got approved!

KnR aka slider100

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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
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
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