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Hi All,

My interview is coming up. I'm wondering for those of you who had interview experience, do they allow spouse/petitioner to accompany the applicants in the interview process?

Reading from the website it seems like that's not allowed in Montreal consulate. Did anyone have any recent experience that you can share?

TIA

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my fiance went in with me but wasn't required for the actual interview.


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Thank you. When you say "wasn't required" did you mean they told her not to join for the actual interview or did she decide not to join on her own?

He/Him*

He went in with me, security let him in, no problem (showed his passport).

At the interview room (semi-open area with no door, but separated from the other windows), the officer told him that he can grab a seat and didn't Interview him at all.

Hope it helps. It's all up to the interviewer if he/she wants to interview your spouse/petitioner.

Edited by spielerin

USCIS I-129F Petition
Jan 20.2015 Submitted K1 petition
Jan.23.2015 Petition received!
Jan.29.2015 NOA1 via text notification
Feb.26.2015 RFE online
March.06.2015 RFE received in mail (request for evidence that we had met in person in the past 2 years)
March.17.2015 RFE additional information submitted
March.19.2015 myUSCIS status changed to RFE received
March.31.2015 NOA2 - I129F APPROVED!!!

Dept of State K1 Visa

April.27.2015 NVC forwarded case to Montreal
May.05.2015 Montreal Consulate Received
May.08.2015 PACKET 3 received via mail
May.11.2015 PACKET 3 replied via email
May.13.2015 Informed by OP in Montreal to register the appointment
May.29.2015 PACKET 4 officially received, via email
June.12.2015 Medical Exam done in Toronto with Dr. Ian Zatzman
July.10.2015 Interview APPROVED!!!

July.16.2015 CEAC website "case created" - READY (a week from interview)

July.24.2015 CEAC website "Administrative Processing" (2 weeks from interview)
August.06.2015 ISSUED!!!!!! FINALLY!!! (almost four weeks from interview)
August.07.2015 Loomis email notification 9pm

August.15.2015 U.S. POE Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
August.28.2015 Civil wedding
USCIS I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Petition

October.12.2015 File AOS and EAD
October.23.2015 NOA 1 via text messages
Nov.19.2015 USCIS Detroit Local Office Finger Prints
Dec.31.2015 USCIS Website - AOS case updated "Case ready for interview" | Still NOTHING regarding EAD :crying:

Jan.15.2016 FINALLY! EAD card in production!

Jan.16.2016 EAD case approved

Jan. 20.2016 EAD Card was mailed

Jan.22.2016 EAD Card and official notice received

Feb 25, 2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled on March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot

April 1, 2016 - Card in production

April 7, 2016 - Received Card! YAY!!!

USCIS I-751 (RC) Petition

Jan 1-6, 2018 - Collecting documents/working on the application of I-751!!!

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He/Him*

He went in with me, security let him in, no problem (showed his passport).

At the interview room (semi-open area with no door, but separated from the other windows), the officer told him that he can grab a seat and didn't Interview him at all.

Hope it helps. It's all up to the interviewer if he/she wants to interview your spouse/petitioner.

thank you for the details! Sorry I mixed up the pronouns, in my case the petitioner/my spouse is my wife so in the back of my mind for some reason she/her popped up. My bad!

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thank you for the details! Sorry I mixed up the pronouns, in my case the petitioner/my spouse is my wife so in the back of my mind for some reason she/her popped up. My bad!

It's okay, no worries!

And just FYI - there's a Starbucks right across the street, literally 100 yards away from the consulate entrance, your wife could always go and wait there (or maybe grab a coffee), if they were to have the "full-house" again.

I had my interview at 7:40am and we were the second or the third one in line so we didn't have any problem and was out pretty fast.


USCIS I-129F Petition
Jan 20.2015 Submitted K1 petition
Jan.23.2015 Petition received!
Jan.29.2015 NOA1 via text notification
Feb.26.2015 RFE online
March.06.2015 RFE received in mail (request for evidence that we had met in person in the past 2 years)
March.17.2015 RFE additional information submitted
March.19.2015 myUSCIS status changed to RFE received
March.31.2015 NOA2 - I129F APPROVED!!!

Dept of State K1 Visa

April.27.2015 NVC forwarded case to Montreal
May.05.2015 Montreal Consulate Received
May.08.2015 PACKET 3 received via mail
May.11.2015 PACKET 3 replied via email
May.13.2015 Informed by OP in Montreal to register the appointment
May.29.2015 PACKET 4 officially received, via email
June.12.2015 Medical Exam done in Toronto with Dr. Ian Zatzman
July.10.2015 Interview APPROVED!!!

July.16.2015 CEAC website "case created" - READY (a week from interview)

July.24.2015 CEAC website "Administrative Processing" (2 weeks from interview)
August.06.2015 ISSUED!!!!!! FINALLY!!! (almost four weeks from interview)
August.07.2015 Loomis email notification 9pm

August.15.2015 U.S. POE Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
August.28.2015 Civil wedding
USCIS I-485 (AOS) & I-765 (EAD) Petition

October.12.2015 File AOS and EAD
October.23.2015 NOA 1 via text messages
Nov.19.2015 USCIS Detroit Local Office Finger Prints
Dec.31.2015 USCIS Website - AOS case updated "Case ready for interview" | Still NOTHING regarding EAD :crying:

Jan.15.2016 FINALLY! EAD card in production!

Jan.16.2016 EAD case approved

Jan. 20.2016 EAD Card was mailed

Jan.22.2016 EAD Card and official notice received

Feb 25, 2016 - AOS Interview Scheduled on March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 - AOS Interview - approved on the spot

April 1, 2016 - Card in production

April 7, 2016 - Received Card! YAY!!!

USCIS I-751 (RC) Petition

Jan 1-6, 2018 - Collecting documents/working on the application of I-751!!!

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The day I went in, they didn't allow anyone but the applicant. Prob cause it was a house full.

I saw a few of these posts from Montreal in the past few weeks where they didn't let the USC go in. I'm still going to go. If they don't let me in, I heard there was a Tim Horton's close by.

I have a question about keys though... it says no remote key locks... but what if the remote key lock is physically part of your car key? Can you check it at the door? Like get a ticket to pick it back up?

EDIT:

And just FYI - there's a Starbucks right across the street, literally 100 yards away from the consulate entrance

Thanks for the info!!!

Edited by CanadianYinzer

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I saw a few of these posts from Montreal in the past few weeks where they didn't let the USC go in. I'm still going to go. If they don't let me in, I heard there was a Tim Horton's close by.

I have a question about keys though... it says no remote key locks... but what if the remote key lock is physically part of your car key? Can you check it at the door? Like get a ticket to pick it back up?

EDIT:

Thanks for the info!!!

That's a good question. I would like to know too if there's any lockers or things of that nature available on site.

BTW we are getting interviewed on the same day!! Good luck!!

Edited by dunkelheit

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There are no lockers etc.. if you have keys they will take them, give you a tag, and you can pick it back up on the way out. You are not allowed anything big etc... it's a secure area. You go through a metal detector and your stuff goes on a belt like at an airport only much smaller.


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