AandB's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Brandon
Beneficiary's Name: Audrey
VJ Member: AandB
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2012-12-04
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Immigration Checklist for Brandon & Audrey:

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 : 2009-11-13
I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-26
NVC Received : 2010-03-05
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2010-03-08
Consulate Received : 2010-03-11
Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2010-03-19
Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-23
Interview Date : 2010-06-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-06-03
US Entry : 2010-06-18
Marriage : 2010-07-06
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 101 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 196 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : CDN-USA Border
POE Date : 2010-06-18
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Posted my review for YUL airport


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2010-07-14
NOA Date : 2010-07-22
RFE(s) : No
Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-17
AOS Transfer** : 2010-08-17
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2011-01-12
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-14
NOA Date : 2010-07-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2010-11-17
Approved Date : 2010-11-18
Date Card Received : 2010-11-26
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 127 days.


Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2010-07-14
NOA Date : 2010-07-22
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2010-09-15
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 55 days.


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-11-16
NOA Date : 2012-11-20
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-12-24
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 1, 2010
Embassy Review : I got on the road by 4:45am from Sherbrooke.. Got in the Montreal area by 6am, a little bit of traffic already but i wasn't stuck in there for too long. By 6:20am, i find the consulate... But now i had to find a parking.. So i circle 2-3 times around the basements, ask some people where i can park (maybe i was too stressed for the interview i couldn't read the signs well!). I finally find a parking for 16$/day. So i get in there... but there was no ticket to get, no security guard, and even if i wanted to get out of there i couldn't exit because the security guard has to open the door!!! So for 15 minutes i get angry and stressed, and i decide to leave my car in the parking and leave the building. I get to the Lobby of the building, find a guard there, and ask him about the parking.. and everything was ok he told me i can just pay when i come back after the interview So i start running and try to find St-Alexandre street (as my orientation is not the best!)... I finally get there, i was 3rd in line (6:45-6:50).

A lot of people got there later. And it was raining, but i had my umbrella so it was ok! At 7:30, doors open. We go one by one for the security check-up, and don't bring any backpack, big purse, a guy had to quit because he had a backpack. I brought everything in a big plastic bag and that was ok. I got letter "C". Then they tell you everywhere you have to go, it's pretty simple, and since you already have your letter, you don't have to worry about anything anymore.

At 8am, i was sitting in the waiting area. The first couple got called to a window.. Then the "B" guy too... I was called around 9am to window 11. I didn't put anything in order like on the list they give you when u get in the consulate, but i definitly knew where everything was so it was very easy to give the women everything she wanted. so i gave her:

- Passport + Copy
- BC + Copy + Certified translation (not notarized)
- Police check
- 2 passport pictures
- USC letter of intent
- Express post Enveloppe (yes, you need the BIGGEST one, 12X15, and make sure u have the right one!!!)
- Affidavit of support
- I gave her EVERYTHING i had for evidence of support (letter from the bank, prints of bank deposits, letter from employer, 2009 W2, 2009 IRS transcripts)
- I made a "travel supplement" with all the trips i made to the USA in the last few years

I think it's all.. Then i go to pay the 131$US to Window 14A (yes, stand on the left side of the line, they'll pass you before everybody!) Then back to window 9, fingerprints... And I go back to sit in the waiting room.

By the time the "A" couple entered in the interview room, i was in there within 10 minutes. This is a very fast part! So i got called to room 7 at 9:45am. My heart was beating sooo fast at that time! A women with long hair, very friendly, administred the oath, and then asked me a couple questions. Very easy, When did we meet, how often i visited him, where my fiancÚ works, etc.. And when i said we met at the Worlds Championships of Foosball in Vegas, she thought it was very funny and laughed. So it made me more confident at that point!

By 10am, i was in my car. This interview process was definitly very easy. I was wayyy too stressed for nothing. So my advice, is that you guys get well-prepared, make sure you have everything in order, tell the truth, and everything will be ok!!

I'm very happy i was approved, and i know Tyler and May was approved today as well, so relax, and just be ready, that's all you need!
Rating : Very Good


POE Review: CDN-USA Border
Event Description
Entry Date : 2010-06-18
Embassy Review : POE at YUL, Montreal Trudeau airport

Me and my fiancÚ left Sherbrooke at 2:45am in a rental car, with our 4 check-in bags (2 each, one is overweight), one carry-on each (my dog is my carry-on, 100$ to bring my dog in the plane), and one personnal bag each. Yeah that's a lot of bags hehe!! Got in Montreal at 4:15am, dropped the rental car, and took the free shuttle to the airport. At 5am, we have our tickets and start the security check and customs line. There were a lot of people. At 6am, i'm finally talking to the first custom guard!

So i say: I want to activate my K-1 visa today. So the guard asked me a couple questions and reminded me i have to get married in 90 days. he make me file the I-94, take my un-open packet. And then i have to go to secondary. There was a couple people waiting already. I waited in the waiting room for like 30 minutes, then a women told me to come inside a room. She hands me my passport, with the stamped I-94 inside of it. The only thing i'm wondering about, is that she didn't make me sign any papers. She prepared everything before i come in so i didn't have to do anything (but i really think i was supposed to sign something, no?) she didn't ask about what was in my bags, she not even took my dog's rabbies/health certificate, etc...

At 6:45, i'm finally waiting at my gate for my flight. My dog was scared on the plane but with all the treats i gave her, she did very well hehe. Overall, the POE was very easy and painless. I just hope everything was well-done by the women so i don't get any problems :P
Harassment Level : Low


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