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Hi all,

Just wondering if people going to Vancouver for their interview had a problem trying to get the 2inchx2inch US passport style photos done? Will they except the typical Canadian passport photos? If not, where did you get the 2x2 ones at? I tried cosco and they don't but these at this size.

Also, my fiance is driving up to meet me for the interview but was just wondering if there is visitor parking available around or at the consulate in Vancouver? Or do you have any tips on where to park around there?

Thanks!


K1 Journey:

April 13/06 NOA1 from NSC

June 1/06 - Moved to CSC

August 12/06 APPROVED - NOA2!!

August 28/06 Left NVC. . . Vancouver Bound!

September 27/06 Interview APPROVED, with visa in hand

October 29/06 Moving Date

December 30/06 Married!!

AOS Journey:

January 16/07 Sent out AOS, EAD, and AP docs

January 23/07 NOA1's for AOS, EAD and AP

February 13/07 Biometrics in Portland, OR

April 7/07 EAD and AP Received

April 24/07 Interview Scheduled . . . and APPROVED, stamp and all!

May 7/07 Greencard is in my hands!

ROC Journey:

February 17/09 Sent I-751 to CSC

February 18/09 NOA1

March 14/09 Biometrics appt.

April 22/09 Date of Approval!!

June 25/09 Greencard arrives in the mail!

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Hi all,

Just wondering if people going to Vancouver for their interview had a problem trying to get the 2inchx2inch US passport style photos done? Will they except the typical Canadian passport photos? If not, where did you get the 2x2 ones at? I tried cosco and they don't but these at this size.

Also, my fiance is driving up to meet me for the interview but was just wondering if there is visitor parking available around or at the consulate in Vancouver? Or do you have any tips on where to park around there?

Thanks!

I just went to one of the photo stores in the mall in Langley BC and asked for a passport photo ... I am pretty sure the specs for the Visa are the same as the Canadian one now ... not 100% sure though ...

There is underground parking in the building that the consulate is in but it can be hit and miss if you get a spot ... The underground parking has very tight spots ... There are many other buildings within a few block radius that also have parking so I am pretty sure you would manage to eventually find one (many people park at the parkage across the street from the consulate) .... Also be prepares as parking could cost you between $10 to $15 depending where you park ...

Just a side note, make sure that you don't have any electronic devices (cell phones, cameras, Pocket PCs, flash drives etc) they will not let you bring them into the consulate even if you turn them off ...

You probably already knew that from past posts on VJ but if you end up having to walk a few blocks to the consulate and have your cell phone with you then you would have to turn around and bring it back to your car ... The day I was there a few people were quite choked that they had to bring their cell phone back to their cars ....

Edited by Waiting in Vancouver

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Thanks for the tips on Parking, I'll keep it in mind. And I just got back from Walmart - they do do the 2x2 passport pics, you just need to specify this before they cut them. :thumbs: I have used the normal Canadian size for everything up to now though.


K1 Journey:

April 13/06 NOA1 from NSC

June 1/06 - Moved to CSC

August 12/06 APPROVED - NOA2!!

August 28/06 Left NVC. . . Vancouver Bound!

September 27/06 Interview APPROVED, with visa in hand

October 29/06 Moving Date

December 30/06 Married!!

AOS Journey:

January 16/07 Sent out AOS, EAD, and AP docs

January 23/07 NOA1's for AOS, EAD and AP

February 13/07 Biometrics in Portland, OR

April 7/07 EAD and AP Received

April 24/07 Interview Scheduled . . . and APPROVED, stamp and all!

May 7/07 Greencard is in my hands!

ROC Journey:

February 17/09 Sent I-751 to CSC

February 18/09 NOA1

March 14/09 Biometrics appt.

April 22/09 Date of Approval!!

June 25/09 Greencard arrives in the mail!

*Everything I post is just my .02 cents, seek a lawyer for anything beyond that.*

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Thanks for the tips on Parking, I'll keep it in mind. And I just got back from Walmart - they do do the 2x2 passport pics, you just need to specify this before they cut them. :thumbs: I have used the normal Canadian size for everything up to now though.

there is parking right across the street in a couple of parking garages which do not charge as much as the lot under the consulate --- as for the two by two photos, there is a copy shop about a block and a half west of the consulate that has a passport photo booth, my husband used it because his british size photos would not work --- we were married in canada so we had to go through the Vancouver consulate --- neither of us is from Canada ---


02/23/05 - Met as Friends

09/29/05 - Married in Victoria BC Canada

11/04/05 - File I-130

11/18/05 - NOA1 I -130

12/08/05 - File 1-129F

12/13/05 - NOA1 I-129F

01/09/06 - APPROVAL I-129F

03/23/06 - I-130 APPROVAL

03/23/06 - K3 interview in Vancouver, Canada

03/23/06 - K3 denied due to CMIT 23 years prior

03/23/06 - i-601 Waiver Submitted

04/07/06 - NOA1 for I-601 Waiver received

10/18/06 - I-601 Approved out of Vermont

11/27/06 - 10:00 appointment at Vancouver Consulate for Visa Stamp

11/27/06 - Arrive home 8.5 hours after crossing the border in Blaine Washington, due to horrible show storm --- we were happy to be home

01/04/07 - AOS sent off

01/10/07 - NOA - 1-485

01/25/07 - RFE for I-824 - used and outdated form

02/14/07 - Get email stating Post Office has Address posted as Vacant from the USCIS

02/16/07 - Hubby gets WA State Drivers Licence

03/05/07 - AOS appointment April 19, 2007 Seattle

04/13/07 - Biometrics Taken for AOS

04/19/07 - AOS interview - Approved pending name check

04/23 - 05/28 - 5 additional appointments with the Seattle USCIS office - to clear up the EAD issue

05/15/07 - 90 Day EAD Arrives

06/10/07 - EAD/Green Card approval letter arrives

06/15/07 - EAD arrives

06/23/07 - 2 year conditional Green Card Arrives

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Thanks for the help. Oh, and Happy Anniversary!! (F)


K1 Journey:

April 13/06 NOA1 from NSC

June 1/06 - Moved to CSC

August 12/06 APPROVED - NOA2!!

August 28/06 Left NVC. . . Vancouver Bound!

September 27/06 Interview APPROVED, with visa in hand

October 29/06 Moving Date

December 30/06 Married!!

AOS Journey:

January 16/07 Sent out AOS, EAD, and AP docs

January 23/07 NOA1's for AOS, EAD and AP

February 13/07 Biometrics in Portland, OR

April 7/07 EAD and AP Received

April 24/07 Interview Scheduled . . . and APPROVED, stamp and all!

May 7/07 Greencard is in my hands!

ROC Journey:

February 17/09 Sent I-751 to CSC

February 18/09 NOA1

March 14/09 Biometrics appt.

April 22/09 Date of Approval!!

June 25/09 Greencard arrives in the mail!

*Everything I post is just my .02 cents, seek a lawyer for anything beyond that.*

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I used costco passport pics for my Vancouver interview .. they had no complaints


~My AOS (K1)

Jan 19/07 NOA1

Feb 05/07 Transfered to CSC

Feb 08/07 Biometrics

Mar 30/07 Welcome notice sent

April 10/07 Card production ordered

April 13/07 Approval notice sent

April 16/07 Green card in hand

~My Sons AOS (K2) Age 11

Jan 19/07 NOA1

Feb 05/07 Transfered to CSC

Feb 08/07 Biometrics

Mar 30/07 Welcome notice sent

April 10/07 Card production ordered

April 13/07 Approval notice sent

April 16/07 Green card in hand

~My Daughters AOS (K2) Age 9

Jan 19/07 NOA1

Feb 07/07 RFE Snail mail

Feb 08/07 Biometrics

Feb 14/07 sent back RFE ~ Feb 21/07 email resp. RFE

Feb 29/07 Transfered to CSC !!

April 03/07 Card production ordered

April 04/07 Welcome notice sent

April 07/07 Welcome notice & Green card arrived

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