M&Pooh's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Pooh
Beneficiary's Name: Masya
VJ Member: M&Pooh
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2011-07-28
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Immigration Checklist for Pooh & Masya:

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): 2010-09-03
I-130 Sent : 2010-10-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-10-08
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-01-26
NVC Received : 2011-02-01
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-02-06
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2011-02-23
Submit DS-261 : 2011-02-06
Receive IV Bill : 2011-02-08
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-03-09
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-03-15
Interview Date : 2011-04-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-04-28
US Entry : 2011-07-18
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 110 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 194 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Toronto
POE Date : 2011-07-18
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 25, 2011
Embassy Review : We were scheduled for 8am. Got to the Consulate at 7:30, doors opened approx. 10 min later, went through security, then - downstairs. Spent about 15 min waiting for the guide to come down and let us into the elevator. Went upstairs, got our number. Same procedure as described by many reviewers. Interview itself was 5 min, more like a small talk while the officer went though our file. Just a couple of things I want to mention:
1. If you filed electronically, fill out your DS-230 in advance - it'll save you time in the Consulate.
2. If you're filing both CR-1 and CR-2 bring your custody papers; in our case they didn't mark them on the list of what to bring but asked for them at the interview (I had them just in case).
So this step is over (relief), now waiting for our passports to arrive.
Good luck everyone!
Rating : Good

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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
is past due.

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