|Consulate Review: Montreal, Canada
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
|Review Date :
||October 8, 2017
|Embassy Review :
||I had a very smooth experience at the Montreal consulate. Here's a little summary of how it all went:
-Arrived at the consulate with my wife at around 7:30am for my 8am appointment.
-We hadn't planned on her attending with me, so we didn't know she needed her US passport to enter (but they ended up letting her in anyway--they said it was Friday so they were in a good mood lol).
-They gave me a laminated paper with my waiting number and the order they wanted me to arrange my documents in.
-Went through security check and waited for an officer to lead us and a few other folks into an elevator.
-Sat down and waited to be called to speak with intake officer. Once I went up to the booth, she asked me for the original versions of documents I had submitted to NVC, updated tax forms and confirmed my address, date of birth, etc. She also took my fingerprints, then asked me to sit down and wait for my interview.
-I waited a few more minutes, then got called in for the interview.
-The interviewer greeted me with a big smile, which made me feel much more at ease (I was so nervous!). She made me swear to tell the truth, etc. then asked me the following questions:
-Who is petitioning for you? (I said my wife)
-How did you and your wife meet? (I said online through a friend and she asked me through which site specifically)
-When did you start dating / were you just friends at first?
-When did you get married?
-Is your wife employed in the US? (I answered that no because she lives with me in Canada, so she looked through my application for proof of reestablishing domicile - it had a few different things but the ones she looked at were a signed lease and proof of wife having registered for college in Texas)
-What is your relationship to the joint sponsor?
-Do you have a valid US non-immigrant visa? (I said I have a tourist visa, but that it's in my old passport. So she said to bring my old passport with me to the POE so they can void that visa)
That's it. It all went really quickly and the CO was very friendly. I left the interview area and immediately burst into tears because I was so happy and relieved, haha! I also really liked having an early morning appointment because I was 5th person in line and was in an out of the consulate in an hour!
Hope this helps others waiting for their interview. Wishing everyone good luck!!!