New resident, Travel document (I-131) timelines
I am a canadian citizen married to a US citizen. Both of us live in Canada and I still have my job in Canada. I used my Immigrant visa a few days ago to become a US permanent resident. We are planning to travel back to Canada for upto a year before we move to the United states (short reason: having a baby in Sept. this year).
To that end, we were thinking of applying for a travel document (Re-Entry permit using I-131) to express our intention of moving to the US in a few months. We had the following questions and were wondering if someone out there had some experience with this:
1. How much time does it take between sending in the filled in I-131 and being asked for the Biometric appointment?
2. Who decides the location of biometric appointment? Is it pre-determined by the USCIS? Can it be done in Toronto/Montreal instead of California?
If someone can let us know their experience or any relevant pointers, we will appreciate it very much.