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My file arrived in Montreal 3.5 weeks ago. Still haven't received P3. Is this normal? How long did yours take? I'm hoping to land an interview in May but given that it's taking almost a month just to send me instructions, this doesn't seem possible :(

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Took us about 2 weeks March 3-25th. I'd email them since you can't call.

I did, but they responded with a vague answer that was already something I knew. "We received your application, you will soon receive further instructions." and that was a week ago. Oh well. I guess all I can do is just wait.

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I'm still waiting on the P3 from Vancouver, and they emailed me back and said it was sent to my fiance in Calgary on March 26th. I know the mail up there can be slow at times, but it seems like 2 weeks of "being in the mail" would mean it was in his hands by now. I've emailed them to let them know he still hasn't received it, but no response. Good luck. I know how frustrating it is when you finally get to this point and have to wait AGAIN!


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My fiancé has yet to receive his P3 from Montreal (He's a German citizen and LPR of Canada) and they received our case in February. You can find the P3 form on their site. We didn't wait for them. We printed this and emailed it back with the documents.

Best of luck. :)


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Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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My fiancé has yet to receive his P3 from Montreal (He's a German citizen and LPR of Canada) and they received our case in February. You can find the P3 form on their site. We didn't wait for them. We printed this and emailed it back with the documents.

Best of luck. :)

I didn't know you could do that... I assumed if Montreal receives an email for the checklist, they would disregard it. Did it actually work - were you able to receive P4 and schedule an interview?

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Fill out the DS-160 first, then there's an email address on the P3 page I sent you. Your subject line should be your case number and your DS confirmation number. You'll get information back out paying the Visa fee, and then packet 4 by email, after they've reviewed your P3.

At least that's how it worked for us, and our interview is Wednesday.

Sorry, just realized I didn't post the link to the P3. Here it is.. :)
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

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Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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Fill out the DS-160 first, then there's an email address on the P3 page I sent you. Your subject line should be your case number and your DS confirmation number. You'll get information back out paying the Visa fee, and then packet 4 by email, after they've reviewed your P3.

At least that's how it worked for us, and our interview is Wednesday.

Sorry, just realized I didn't post the link to the P3. Here it is.. :)

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

That's great, thanks! I actually have that PDF handy already and filed my DS160 and have all the things I need. I just didn't know I could just go ahead. Now I'm sad I didn't know earlier! But thank you so much!!

By the way, quick question: I have never been divorced, but my fiance (petitioner) has. On the packet 3 checklist, do I check off divorce certificate or leave it blank? I'm constantly confused about whether this checklist pertains to me or both me and my fiance.

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I'm the petitioner, and I've been divorced, so I had my fiance include my divorce papers, just to be safe.

I'd rather them have it, and not need it, than need it, and not have it. :)


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Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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It's important to have proof of divorce/death for all prior marriages. My fiance and I are both divorced but she only had her Divorce Order or decree, but not the certificate, so we were able to order it from the Toronto Family Court. It cost $19.

I also agree the process was confusing. We did everything by email. Once you get the DS160 input, pay your fees, select your Loomis location, the website allows you to register for the appointment. We printed the confirmation, May 6th, and that was it. Good luck!

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It's important to have proof of divorce/death for all prior marriages. My fiance and I are both divorced but she only had her Divorce Order or decree, but not the certificate, so we were able to order it from the Toronto Family Court. It cost $19.

I also agree the process was confusing. We did everything by email. Once you get the DS160 input, pay your fees, select your Loomis location, the website allows you to register for the appointment. We printed the confirmation, May 6th, and that was it. Good luck!

I think I was a little unclear on my question. What I was asking was the P3 CHECKLIST. For "Divorce Certificate/Decree", do I check it off? I am not divorced (beneficiary), so I would think I don't need to. But my petitioner/fiance has been divorced - do I check mark on the list or no?

Also, how long did it take you to get P4 and schedule interview after you emailed them?

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My fiancé checked it off on his form, because he's taking my divorce papers to the interview, to prove that we are both free to marry one another. Mine were also included with our I-129 petition.

I think we got a response fairly quickly, within a day or so, with payment instructions. We had an issue with our payment not showing up, and it took us about a week to get that straightened out.


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Transferred? No

Consulate : Montreal, Canada (He is a German, but has been living in Canada for the last 5 years)

I-129F Sent : 2014-07-21                           Packet sent: 2015-06-22                                                                          Packet sent: 2017-11-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-29                        NOA1 for I-485 and EAD: 2015-07-02                                                 Receipt notice: 2017-12-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-03                       Biometrics Appt: 2015-07-28                                                                  Biometrics: 2017-12-28

NVC Received:No notice. Case # 2014-02-18    RFE: 2015-07-21 (RFE on I-485)

NVC Left : 2015-02-24                             RFE returned: 2015-07-29

Consulate Received : 2015-02-26           Response received: 2015-08-03

Interview Date : 2015-04-15                   EAD Approved: 2015-09-04

Interview Result : APPROVED!! :D  EAD card Received: 2015-09-11

Visa Received : 2015-04-21                      Card Production Ordered: 2015-12-10 (No Interview! :D )

US Entry : 2015-04-23

Marriage : 2015-05-09

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My fiancé checked it off on his form, because he's taking my divorce papers to the interview, to prove that we are both free to marry one another. Mine were also included with our I-129 petition.

I think we got a response fairly quickly, within a day or so, with payment instructions. We had an issue with our payment not showing up, and it took us about a week to get that straightened out.

Thank you so much! Hopefully I can score an interview date in May :/

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