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last updated on 2016-05-13 by Hawthorn
Consulate Phone Number: 514-398-9695 - General Inquiries - Non-Visa services only
514-398-9748 - American Citizen Services only (faxes for visa services will not be received)

American Citizen Services, including passports, reports of births and general information:
montreal-ACS@state.gov
Consulate E-Mail: montreal-niv@state.gov Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov Questions related to immigrant/diversity/fiancé visa applications must be sent through our Public Inquiry Form available on the U.S. Embassy in Canada website. http://canada.usembassy.gov/contact/public-inquiry-form.html The Visa Unit is not able to accept communication by facsimile machine or telephone, but we will review and reply to online inquiries in the order they are received. If sending to MOntreal documents use: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv/information/contact_us
Address: Physical address:
1155 rue St-Alexandre
Montréal, Québec
H3B 3Z1

Mailing address:
ATTN IV UNIT
315 Place D'Youville Suite 500
Montreal, QC
H2Y0A4
Working Hours: American Citizen Services: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday-Friday and 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays
Immigrant Visas: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday
Nonimmigrant Visas: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday
Best Way to Contact Consulate: The only way to contact the consulate for immigrant visa services is through their online inquiry form. Non-immigrant visa services are still available via e-mail. Response time varies.

Call Department of State (202.663.1225) for Visa status information prior to interview. **Wait at least 1 full week before contacting after P3 has been delivered.
Approx Waiting Time for interview date from when the Consulate receives the package from the NVC: Approx. *2-6 months from the time P3 checklist is sent back. Approx. 1-2 months from the time file is completed at NVC for CR1/IR1. These are not highball numbers, they are approximately accurate. Expect a long wait for your interview. See the thread in the Canada forum for people waiting on Montreal.
Issues a Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: *Updated 10/20/2014*

Link for checklist and where to file DS-160, Online registration and such
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

Form DS-160 - one copy, available online at
https://ceac.state.gov/genniv
Checklist (enclosed) indicating you have obtained the required documents"

There are also further details on what documents are required for the interview.

*Updated 5/20/2013*

For CR1/IR1 immigrant visas - You *must* complete the online forms DS-261 (Choice of Agent) and DS-260 Visa Application (replaces DS-3032 and DS-230.) You are also able to e-mail documents vs mailing them.
ENROLL or OPTIN is no longer required.
Please see Saylin's Wiki - NVC for Montreal Beneficiaries.
http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_for_Montreal_Beneficiaries_%E2%80%93_Electronic_Processing_and_New_Online_Forms
Issues a Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 contents (if known): https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Supplemental/MTL%20-%20Montreal.pdf

K-1 Appointment Letter: includes a checklist of documents you are required to bring to the interview, who is allowed to accompany you to the interview, what items are restricted from entering the consulate, and of course the date and time of the interview. *Also can be emailed to you instead of being mailed through post.

If filed for CR1/IR1, packet 4 includes only information on interview day and medical.
What forms should be send back to the Consulate? VIA EMAIL:

K1:
DS-160 confirmation page
Signed checklist


CR1/IR1:
none
Other Forms (if any)? Bring to interview:

K1:
I-134 (Affidavit of Support for K1) and supporting documents
Checklist with items
2 5cmx5cm colour passport sized photos
Confirmation page of DS-160
New statement of intent to marry signed within last 30 days
Civil documents for beneficiary
Medical envelope
Original divorce decree(s) from petitioner



CR1/IR1:
2x 5cmx5cm colour passport sized photos
Confirmation page of DS-260
Medical envelope
All original civil documents for beneficiary
Original AOS with supporting documents

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Supplemental/MTL%20-%20Montreal.pdf
Consulate offers Direct Consular Filing? No
If so, for all or only for US citizen who is lawfully resident in your country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend the interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did the embassy schedule your interview or could you walk-in? Scheduled Ahead of Time
Visa issued same day? No
If not whats the waiting period? Montreal now uses Canada Post as of December 1st 2015. https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv/information/iv_services When packet 4 arrives you will be instructed to register for Canada Post. You will pick the nearest location to you from a drop down menu. The waiting period varies.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? No
Cost of Medical Exam? Varies by Doctor.

It is advised to schedule exam at least a week before interview if going to Medisys in Montreal. Medisys requires 3 days after the exam to get the results back (medical day + 3 more days, weekends not included)

Medisys charges $50 plus taxes anywhere in Canada for shipping the medical by Purolator.

Medical Exam costs for Surrey Office are:
Adults - $275.00, Pregnant Adult - $225.00, Child - $150.00
results can be picked up the following afternoon.

Medical Exam costs for Montreal as of 12 May, 2016
$340CAD including taxes
plus additional vaccinations if required. Flu vaccine at $25.00
List of doctors? BRITISH COLUMBIA
Dr Gulzar Cheema
7170 - 120th Street
Surrey, BC V8W3M8
604.597.6887 or 604.597.1233
email: panelphysicianUSA@drcheema.ca
http://www.drcheema.ca

ONTARIO
Please note that the NEW office location is:
Dr. Lyndon Mascarenhas
CLAIRHURST Medical Centre
1466 Bathurst Street (Bathurst & St Clair)
Suite 305,
Toronto, ON, M5R 3S3
416-960-1014
website: www.visadoctor.ca

Dr. Randall T. Lee
2901 Lawrence Ave., East, Suite 201
Scarborough, ON M1P 2T4
416-266-4543

Dr. Ian Zatzman
955 Major MacKenzie Dr., West Suite 208
Vaughan, ON L6A 4P9
289-553-7711

5 Photos are actually required at the Montreal office.

QUEBEC
Medisys Health Group Inc.
500 Sherbrooke St., West #1100
Montreal, QC H3A 3C6
514‐499‐2777 ext 3500
1‐800‐499‐1394 ext. 3500
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 1-3 hours
Vaccination requirements? >>>See www.panelphysicians.com for vaccination requirements<<<

Generally needed from ages 18-64


MMR
Tetanus booster or Tdap
Proof of chicken pox or vaccine
blood test for syphilis is done
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Days Inn downtown. A short cab ride/drive from the Consulate.

L’Auberge de Jeunesse de Montréal (Montreal Youth Hostel)
Anyway, it's a *really* short cab ride from the hostel to the consulate and is EXTREMELY cheap to stay there. I flew up and stayed one night. It has the basic necessities. Nothing fancy, but you just need a roof over your head and a shower/bathroom. Worked out great.

Tour Centre Ville - Across the street from Consulate -(514) 866-8861
Nothing fancy, but clean and decent room for the night... will also hold onto your luggage. While cheap, please be aware of some recent problems with bedbugs at this hotel (see customer reviews on TripAdvisor).

While not as cheap as the others, the Le Square Phillip Hotel is a top rated hotel on TripAdvisor, just one block away. Great staff, huge rooms, comp breakfast starting at 6:30am and they will gladly store your luggage while you are at the embassy.

Hotel Travelodge on boul. Rene-Levesque -- a ten minute walk to the Consulate.

Courtyard Marriott is a three minute walk from the consulate -380 Rene-Levesque decent price plus reduces stress due to close proximity to the consulate
Additional Info? Arrive exactly 30 mins prior to your interview. Any earlier and security will turn you away. They hold your electronics so advise anyone waiting for you this may take up to 3 hours.

Pictures of the consulate: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=103460&st=0&#entry3662768

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