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Hi everyone,

Is there a standard or at least an average wait time from case complete at NVC to getting an interview date at MTL, for CR-1 Visas? I noticed on the State Department website that they have standard wait times for non-immigrant visas, but nothing for immigrant visas.

I had my case complete on May 12 and still am awaiting an interview date. I know I am probably still normal in terms of wait time, but I wanted to know if there's a standard by which I can expect to get an interview date.

Thanks!

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Check out timelines or signatures for anyone else in the Canadian forum doing the same VISA, that will be much more accurate for you. Keeping in mind tat everyone's case is different and depending on whether they've forgotten items or had RFE's along the way that will affect their timeline. And yes - waiting <month for an interview date is entirely normal


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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"generally" speaking, the average interview is about 50-55 days after the CC date..... I am "one of those" when it comes to gathering and analyzing date ;) though the recent cases through Montreal have pushed that to over 60 days......

From what I've seen, Montreal schedules in two~ish batches - at the beginning of the month (first week) and later in the month (end~ish of 3rd week).....

((hugs)) Still sending you lots of luck!!!!


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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Normally it's about a month as of late, but you can always check the site and see if anything came up that's sooner, sometimes people cancel their appointments so you can always check


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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Normally it's about a month as of late, but you can always check the site and see if anything came up that's sooner, sometimes people cancel their appointments so you can always check

Except for our IR1/CR1 Montreal/NVC assigns the date to us, and we have to wait until someone does... i believe K1's can schedule their own....


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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Except for our IR1/CR1 Montreal/NVC assigns the date to us, and we have to wait until someone does... i believe K1's can schedule their own....

Oops totally missed that point, you're right. Sorry!


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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Kinda wish I was a K visa!

I have checked out other time line and noticed that the difference between me and those 4-5 individuals with case complete dates very close to mine who already have their interview dates, is that they've been in the system longer than me - that is, their NOA2 dates are months older than mine.

I'll keep hoping, thanks!

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pro's and con's to both visa types.... sure the K1 gets you into the States faster than a IR1.... but for me the ability to get a job right away and be able to cross the border quickly far outweighed the time advantage..... ((I have two young un's who will be coming back to Ontario to spend time with their father))


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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Kinda wish I was a K visa!

I have checked out other time line and noticed that the difference between me and those 4-5 individuals with case complete dates very close to mine who already have their interview dates, is that they've been in the system longer than me - that is, their NOA2 dates are months older than mine.

I'll keep hoping, thanks!

This is about the only stage where a priority date may come into play. Montréal or the NVC, not sure which, terms to schedule those waiting longer first. It may be Montreal's decision as they also seem to give priority to spousal visas.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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You rather do. Sometimes K1 have to wait months for an open date but only once have I seen Montreal skip a month for spousal visas.

Edited by NLR

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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