Canadiandggal's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: C
Beneficiary's Name: D
VJ Member: Canadiandggal
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2013-04-30
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Immigration Checklist for C & D:

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): 2009-07-10
I-130 Sent : 2009-11-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-12-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-02-18
NVC Received : 2010-02-24
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-03-01
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-03-12
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-03-01
Send AOS Package : 2010-03-23
Submit DS-261 : 2010-03-03
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2010-03-12
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-05-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2010-10-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-10-22
US Entry : 2010-10-31
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 77 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 321 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2010-10-31
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : We went to Massena Ny border(Seaway International bridge).
I drove with My friend and her son as he wanted to go get some clothing across the border.
I got to the border at about 1230pm, told the border people that we needed to activate/process Our visas. We were asked whether we had anything to declare, firearms etc and where I was moving and with whom. We were told to park in between spots 1-2 and go inside. Inside we waited about 10 minutes. Then a lady called me up and I was asked for the packets and told to sit back down. Another 15 minutes and we were fingerprinted and I signed some paperwork (they even fingerprinted my 4 year old son ha ha) I was told to go sit down again and I watched the lady. I saw that the lady was stamping our passports and then noticed she was going off a checklist However she put the wrong stamp and somehow had to erase it and stamp it again (not sure how she did this) The stamp for a ir and a cr are alittle different from what I saw a Ir stamp goes across the visa and the cr goes more at the top and its just a little stamp with the date and a Cr-1 wrote on it. Anyways another 20 minutes from the fingerprints and she called me back up and asked if the address was correct I said yes, she told me the greencard should be at the address within 3 months if not to call CIS. I asked about moving my stuff the next day and she said we shouldn't have any problems as I was now a resident
All in all she was a nice, and fairly new to the process.Actually everyone at that border was very nice,smart and professional. She gave my son candy and seemed to like the conversation. The whole process was 45 minutes.

The next day we had no problems going through the Thousand island border with all my stuff, we were asked the usual questions about tabacco,liquir,and firearms, then asked what I was taking with me, I replied personal belongings and the Guy said have a great day. That was it very super easy and very professional again.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-08-20
NOA Date : 2012-08-28
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-09-25
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : October 20, 2010
Embassy Review : Hello all,
Ok I arrived at close to 7am and met up with Birdnerd and her father, what a nice gal. I had to run to timmies twice due to being extremely sick from nervousness. Finally at 730am which seemed to pass quickly as I was running back and forth. We were invited in one by one, I got letter B although it doesnt matter I think. We sat down and waited for the officer to come and take us upstairs, it was quick. Birdnerd was a pro at knowing everything to do. we were taken upstairs and told to wait to the far corner. I was called second to window 12, A wonderful nice lady was there, I gave her all the paperwork listed, then was told to go sit. I waited and waited till about 915am , all the other people who came up with me had gone and finally I was called back to window 12 because the lady forgot to do my fingerprints. Once again i was told to go sit down again, another 20 minutes and I was called into room 8. A fairly nice man was there, He asked me about where my husband worked and what he did, asked me where we meet and where we met in person, the approximate times I had been in the states and he had been here,the last time we were in the states.
He was very pleasant until I told him that the court papers were the only ones I could get, He then proceeded to tell me that I was not allowed to tell him that , as he knows the law very well. he said that I could have got police records as well, I didn't know I swear. Then he told me that He needed the criminal code, I dont know?? He looked something up in a book then again said something about records. I thought I was going to be denied as he kept saying stuff about police records then he gave me all my originals back. Asked me a few questions about my son and said the words "with the information you have gave me I am pleased to tell you welcome to America". Then explain a few things and Out I went. Out at 950am Oh and everyone else was approved!
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-10-31
Embassy Review : We went to Massena Ny border(Seaway International bridge).
I drove with My friend and her son as he wanted to go get some clothing across the border.
I got to the border at about 1230pm, told the border people that we needed to activate/process Our visas. We were asked whether we had anything to declare, firearms etc and where I was moving and with whom. We were told to park in between spots 1-2 and go inside. Inside we waited about 10 minutes. Then a lady called me up and I was asked for the packets and told to sit back down. Another 15 minutes and we were fingerprinted and I signed some paperwork (they even fingerprinted my 4 year old son ha ha) I was told to go sit down again and I watched the lady. I saw that the lady was stamping our passports and then noticed she was going off a checklist However she put the wrong stamp and somehow had to erase it and stamp it again (not sure how she did this) The stamp for a ir and a cr are alittle different from what I saw a Ir stamp goes across the visa and the cr goes more at the top and its just a little stamp with the date and a Cr-1 wrote on it. Anyways another 20 minutes from the fingerprints and she called me back up and asked if the address was correct I said yes, she told me the greencard should be at the address within 3 months if not to call CIS. I asked about moving my stuff the next day and she said we shouldn't have any problems as I was now a resident
All in all she was a nice, and fairly new to the process.Actually everyone at that border was very nice,smart and professional. She gave my son candy and seemed to like the conversation. The whole process was 45 minutes.

The next day we had no problems going through the Thousand island border with all my stuff, we were asked the usual questions about tabacco,liquir,and firearms, then asked what I was taking with me, I replied personal belongings and the Guy said have a great day. That was it very super easy and very professional again.
Harassment Level : Low


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