Thursday, March 31, 2011


Just called DOS up. They confirmed the case was at the US Consulate in Montreal. The operator couldn't give me the exact date it was received, she just said it was sometime between Monday and today. As long as my case is there, that's good enough for me!



  1. Those are good news!
    Hey I have another question regarding the actual interview, do my kids and husband need to be with me at the interview, I have no problem with James going but our kids are young and they go nuts when they are in the same place for a long time... besides Cd. Juarez is so dangerous, I really hope that they don't need to come along.
    I forgot to mention that they are American citizens

  2. If your kids are American citizens and not immigrating with you, then no, you don't need them at the interview. I know for Montreal, the spouse doesn't need to be there as Canada is a low-fraud country and most people get approved after a 5 minute interview. I'm not sure if it's the same thing for Mexico though. If James can go, then I definitely suggest it as it's almost always better to have the spouse there as proof of a bona fide marriage.

  3. Hey Saylin! I just came across your blog while doing some research for our I-130 process. First of all, I really wanted to compliment you! You are SO on the ball and really know what you are doing! My husband (the American as well) is the expert! We are in relatively the same boat as you are. We live in southern Alberta, and my husband works in the States (so technically he just "visits" me at night, and crosses the border every day. 2 hour drive one way for him...not fun!) We filed the I-130 in October, and just finished sending in a few more p's and q's. ( the back of our marriage certificate and a picture of my husband, which we forgot. D'oh!). Hopefully it will all come through soon. Good luck! Thanks for your help. Keep up the great work!

  4. Thanks a lot for your nice words! I'm super glad you like my blog!

    You should be getting your NOA2 soon since you filed in October, it could be any day now!

    Wow, your husband visited EVERY day? That's really nice of him to drive all that way for you :)