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Probably a silly question in the big scheme of things, but how did you send your Packet 3 checklist & form back to the Montreal consulate?

Xpresspost? Certified mail? Priority? Did you ask for a signature receipt as well?

Also, if you send lettermail by xpresspost, do you supply your own envelope, or does Canada Post give you one? *clueless about things other than regular snail mail*

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Canada post is owned by the government, they aint giving you anything free!!! Up to you how you want to send it, but I would send it expresspost that way you can track it!!


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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I just got my packet 3 from Vancouver yesterday. The instructions on our Packet 3 is to fax it to their fax number.

It also states on the check list "If you have any questions about your application, please contact us by email at VancouverK@state.gov or by fax at (604) 685-71715 attn: K visas.".

I gather your Montreal packet 3 doesn't give you these instructions ? That's unfortunate if you have to mail in the checklist.


K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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I sent mine via xpresspost, too.


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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xpresspost it is for me then :)

Did anyone here request to have the mailed package signed by the consulate upon receipt? I've heard from a friend that if I request signatures, that'll slow things down :unsure:

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Probably a silly question in the big scheme of things, but how did you send your Packet 3 checklist & form back to the Montreal consulate?

Xpresspost? Certified mail? Priority? Did you ask for a signature receipt as well?

Also, if you send lettermail by xpresspost, do you supply your own envelope, or does Canada Post give you one? *clueless about things other than regular snail mail*

We sent ours Xpresspost. It took two days. In Vancouver you can fax your checklist in, but Montreal wants you to mail it.

Once you send it to Montreal, they open it, put it into their system, and it is then attached to the back of a turtle. The turtle is sent to walk to Toronto and back. Once the turtle returns from Toronto, they take it and put it in the pile of applications waiting for an interview date.

TurtleMail.gif

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Probably a silly question in the big scheme of things, but how did you send your Packet 3 checklist & form back to the Montreal consulate?

Xpresspost? Certified mail? Priority? Did you ask for a signature receipt as well?

Also, if you send lettermail by xpresspost, do you supply your own envelope, or does Canada Post give you one? *clueless about things other than regular snail mail*

We sent ours Xpresspost. It took two days. In Vancouver you can fax your checklist in, but Montreal wants you to mail it.

Once you send it to Montreal, they open it, put it into their system, and it is then attached to the back of a turtle. The turtle is sent to walk to Toronto and back. Once the turtle returns from Toronto, they take it and put it in the pile of applications waiting for an interview date.

TurtleMail.gif

Awww Scott....I am hoping you and Holly will hear something soon. I can't understand what has happened in Montréal. It's ridiculous!


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Probably a silly question in the big scheme of things, but how did you send your Packet 3 checklist & form back to the Montreal consulate?

Xpresspost? Certified mail? Priority? Did you ask for a signature receipt as well?

Also, if you send lettermail by xpresspost, do you supply your own envelope, or does Canada Post give you one? *clueless about things other than regular snail mail*

We sent ours Xpresspost. It took two days. In Vancouver you can fax your checklist in, but Montreal wants you to mail it.

Once you send it to Montreal, they open it, put it into their system, and it is then attached to the back of a turtle. The turtle is sent to walk to Toronto and back. Once the turtle returns from Toronto, they take it and put it in the pile of applications waiting for an interview date.

TurtleMail.gif

Awww Scott....I am hoping you and Holly will hear something soon. I can't understand what has happened in Montréal. It's ridiculous!

Well, whatever it is, it's obviously affecting everyone, because the operators have been getting nastier and nastier the past few weeks, and I've had more than one reference to "I keep telling you people...." etc. Obviously there's quite a few of us calling in wondering what the hell is going on.

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Sheesh...you'd think they'd answer your question! Joel said they didn't appear to be understaffed, so not sure what's going on. I think someone said MTL processes other types of visas, but you'd think they would at least give y'all an answer. Sigh


Teaching is the essential profession...the one that makes ALL other professions possible - David Haselkorn

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We sent ours Xpresspost. It took two days. In Vancouver you can fax your checklist in, but Montreal wants you to mail it.

Once you send it to Montreal, they open it, put it into their system, and it is then attached to the back of a turtle. The turtle is sent to walk to Toronto and back. Once the turtle returns from Toronto, they take it and put it in the pile of applications waiting for an interview date.

TurtleMail.gif

At least you have a sense of humour about all this. Oh I can't wait for the turtle part of this journey... *sighs*

Waiting in Vancouver: Yeah, we have to send everything to Montréal by snail mail. Welcome to the 21st century, huh? ;)

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I wonder if Montreal has to do more interviews than usual because of DCF in Canada now. Or, could it be patio weather and the Quebecois are enjoying their croissants outdoors?


I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

card returned undeliverable! March 27

called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

AOS sent Jan. 30, 07

biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

Replied to RFE with duplicate medical March 19

Sent additional evidence (I-693A) March 26

NBC received supplement March 30

touched April 4

Interview July 16

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I wonder if Montreal has to do more interviews than usual because of DCF in Canada now. Or, could it be patio weather and the Quebecois are enjoying their croissants outdoors?

Croissants? Great... you make me think of and crave Montréal bagels ;)

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