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Hey guys, I am in Canada and have been assigned Montreal which is farther away from where I live. I am wanting to switch to Vancouver (it is much closer to me, as well as my fiancé in California). As far as I know, NVC still has my case with them and has not sent it out to the Montreal embassy yet. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with changing their embassy at the NVC stage or after, and what the wait time/processing time was like. I am going to call NVC first thing Monday morning, but I just don't want to slow down our K1 process any more than we have to. Just curious if anyone has any input on the subject!
Thank you!


K1 Timeline
USCIS:

04/16/15: I-129f packet sent
04/17/15: I-129f packet received
04/21/15: Electronic NOA1 received - California Service Center
04/28/15: Hard copy NOA1 received
05/22/15: Electronic NOA2 received, case approved!

05/29/15: Hard copy NOA2 received
NVC:
06/08/15: NVC received our petition
06/11/15: NVC assigned case #
06/15/15: Case left NVC
U.S. Embassy:
06/23/15: Consulate received case
06/25/15: Packet 3 received and sent
07/06/15: Packet 4 received
08/24/15: Medical
08/28/15: Interview! APPROVED!
09/01/15: Administrative processing...
09/04/15: Issued..
09/10/15: Visa IN HAND
09/11/15: POE

09/23/15: Marriage

Adjustment of Status:
10/05/15: Mailed AOS, EAD, AP packet (FedEx)

10/06/15: Packet received @ Chicago

10/12/15: NOA1 received

11/06/15: Biometrics appointment
11/19/15: Case status "Ready to be scheduled for interview"

12/18/15: EAD/AP approved

02/10/16: AOS Interview

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On Monday call the NVC and request Vancouver. Case number should start with VAC. You're the 3rd person who seems to have gotten the wrong consulate.


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