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I just called Montreal to see what is going on with the interview date for a K3...They have had packet 3

since mid March and the lady there tells me that we are looking at anywhere from another 3 to 12 weeks

before getting a interview date...I can't believe this....She said they have a very big back log it is due to

a huge demand for US visa's and the amount of people coming through their office...This is such BS....

Anyone aware of what Vancouver looks like as far as visa interview wait time?

Michelle


EAD:

Mailed EAD packet to Chicago: 08-01-2006

Chicago recieved EAD packet: 08-07-2006

Recieved NOA1: 08-12-2006

BIO APPT: 08-24-2006

Touched: 08-26-2006

Touched: 09-11-2006

Touched: 09-12-2006

EAD APPROVED: 09-15-2006

Email notice (3) recieved: 09-18-2006

EAD Card recieved: 09-20-2006

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I relaize a lot of people are upset, not sure how it is BS. I'm sure the staff there are doing their best. Mtl does more than marriage based Visa's. Would be nice if the Gov't woke up and spread the work load around.


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 relaize a lot of people are upset, not sure how it is BS. I'm sure the staff there are doing their best. Mtl does more than marriage based Visa's. Would be nice if the Gov't woke up and spread the work load around.

I tell you how it is BS it is because I am not with my husband and the wait gets langer and longer

and of course you wouldn't see it as BS because you are with your spouse....And people might be doing the

best that they can but with only two consullates in Canada doing these types of visas is very hard to

believe....Yes it would be nice if the US Gov't would wake up....

Sorry for venting but thats just the way I feel.........

Michelle


EAD:

Mailed EAD packet to Chicago: 08-01-2006

Chicago recieved EAD packet: 08-07-2006

Recieved NOA1: 08-12-2006

BIO APPT: 08-24-2006

Touched: 08-26-2006

Touched: 09-11-2006

Touched: 09-12-2006

EAD APPROVED: 09-15-2006

Email notice (3) recieved: 09-18-2006

EAD Card recieved: 09-20-2006

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I relaize a lot of people are upset, not sure how it is BS. I'm sure the staff there are doing their best. Mtl does more than marriage based Visa's. Would be nice if the Gov't woke up and spread the work load around.

I tell you how it is BS it is because I am not with my husband and the wait gets langer and longer

and of course you wouldn't see it as BS because you are with your spouse....And people might be doing the

best that they can but with only two consullates in Canada doing these types of visas is very hard to

believe....Yes it would be nice if the US Gov't would wake up....

Sorry for venting but thats just the way I feel.........

Michelle

The backlog started when they opened up DCF in Canada. I don't think they realized how much work the NVC did for them.. Now not only do they have the additional workflow in visas due to DCF, but they have to do all of the processing themselves (background checks, I-864's, DS-230's, collecting the money, etc.). Basically they really increased their workload, but probably didn't get additional personnel to help out.... hence the backlog..

Blaming the poor people in Montreal is not the problem or the solution, they're probably working their asses off to get stuff done.. you want someone to yell at, write to the State Dept. Inspector General and your Congresspersons and tell them to increase the funding for Montreal...

Submit Your Complaint to the OIG Hotline:

Email: oighotline@state.gov

(We cannot ensure confidentiality over the Internet.)

Mail:

Office of Inspector General

HOTLINE

P.O. Box 9778

Arlington, Virginia 22219

Phone:

(Washington D.C., Metroplitan Area) (703)-284-1934

(Elsewhere, Toll Free) 1-800-409-9926

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The backlog started when they opened up DCF in Canada. I don't think they realized how much work the NVC did for them.. Now not only do they have the additional workflow in visas due to DCF, but they have to do all of the processing themselves (background checks, I-864's, DS-230's, collecting the money, etc.). Basically they really increased their workload, but probably didn't get additional personnel to help out.... hence the backlog..

Blaming the poor people in Montreal is not the problem or the solution, they're probably working their asses off to get stuff done.. you want someone to yell at, write to the State Dept. Inspector General and your Congresspersons and tell them to increase the funding for Montreal...

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K-1 Process

---------------------------

April 20, 2006 - Filed I-129F (Ahhhhh finally!)

July 31, 2006 - APPROVED!

September 28, 2006 - Interview!

September 29, 2006 - VISA in hand!

October 14, 2006 - WEDDING DATE!

AOS & EAD Process

----------------------------

December 26, 2006 - Darcy's last day of employment on his 90-day work authorization. Bummer!

December 27, 2006 - Filed AOS and EAD paperwork

January 3, 2006 - Receipt date of NOA1

January 11, 2007 - 'touched'

January 17, 2007 - transferred to CSC

January 19, 2007 - biometrics appointment

January 22, 2007 - 'touched'

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January 24, 2007 - 'touched'

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Lifting Conditions

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