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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm very new to the forums. I've read everything on the K1 forums and it is a wonderful site! My fiance and I are planning to file next year for I-129F.

My question may be stupid but I didn't see anything in the guides. When the application is approved and forwarded to a Canadian embassy, are you able to choose which embassy you prefer? Or is it decided by the service centre?

I'd just like to know because it's a lot farther to Vancouver than to Calgary for me for example.

  • July 2003.........Met online on Everquest Adventures
  • July 14, 2005...Met in person in Colorado - Love at first sight!
  • Oct 17, 2010....He proposed in Vegas!
  • May 28, 2011...Married in Longmont, Colorado
  • Feb 22, 2012....My Birthday! Mailed CR1 package
  • Feb 24, 2012....Processed in Chicago-returned due to incomplete birth country ('blush')
  • Mar 21, 2012....Amended CR1 package mailed
  • Mar 23, 2012....NOA1
  • May 28, 2012...Our first anniversary
  • July 10, 2012....NOA2 by email
  • Aug 7, 2012......Received AOS bill by email
  • Aug 8, 2012......Called NVC for case # & id #
  • Aug 9, 2012......Sent DS-3032 by email (Should've done DS-230 but they accepted it)
  • Aug 13, 2012....Received IV bill by email
  • Nov 6, 2012......AOS & IV bills PAID
  • Dec 4, 2012......DS-260 submitted online
  • Dec 5, 2012......AOS package sent by email
  • Dec 5, 2012......DS-260 supporting pkg sent by email
  • Dec 25, 2012....NVC Case Complete Email at 4:04am Christmas morning!
  • Jan 10, 2013....Received Interview Letter
  • Feb 13, 2013....Medical at Medisys Montreal
  • Feb 19, 2013....Interview - Montreal Consulate - APPROVED!
  • Feb 28, 2013....Received Visa by Loomis Express biggrin.png
  • May 28, 2013...2nd Anniversary
  • May 30, 2013...POE - Port of Regway/Raymond - Saskatchewan/Montana

Your I-130 was approved in 109 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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It depends where you live.

Western side of Canada gets Vancouver, Eastern gets Montreal.

And looking at your "From" thing, yours will be going to Vancouver.

Calgary does not process K-1s. Only Vancouver or Montreal.

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When the application is approved and forwarded to a Canadian embassy, are you able to choose which embassy you prefer? Or is it decided by the service centre?

Perfectly logical question.

The Embassy/Consulate is automatically selected for you based on the beneficiary's residency.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Unfortunately you don't really get a choice. There are two Consulates only in Canada that process K visas - the Montreal Consulate and the Vancouver Consulate - so your file is sent to the one that has jurisdiction over your part of Canada. Calgary doesn't do K visas so it is a moot point. If you live near Calgary your application will be sent to Vancouver. If you do an immigrant visa such as a CR/IR-1 visa, then there is only one Consulate in Canada that processes those and that is Montreal. Yeah, the need to travel these distances sucks but that is the way it is set up.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Thank you all for the quick replies! That really helps and I can now plan ahead. :)

  • July 2003.........Met online on Everquest Adventures
  • July 14, 2005...Met in person in Colorado - Love at first sight!
  • Oct 17, 2010....He proposed in Vegas!
  • May 28, 2011...Married in Longmont, Colorado
  • Feb 22, 2012....My Birthday! Mailed CR1 package
  • Feb 24, 2012....Processed in Chicago-returned due to incomplete birth country ('blush')
  • Mar 21, 2012....Amended CR1 package mailed
  • Mar 23, 2012....NOA1
  • May 28, 2012...Our first anniversary
  • July 10, 2012....NOA2 by email
  • Aug 7, 2012......Received AOS bill by email
  • Aug 8, 2012......Called NVC for case # & id #
  • Aug 9, 2012......Sent DS-3032 by email (Should've done DS-230 but they accepted it)
  • Aug 13, 2012....Received IV bill by email
  • Nov 6, 2012......AOS & IV bills PAID
  • Dec 4, 2012......DS-260 submitted online
  • Dec 5, 2012......AOS package sent by email
  • Dec 5, 2012......DS-260 supporting pkg sent by email
  • Dec 25, 2012....NVC Case Complete Email at 4:04am Christmas morning!
  • Jan 10, 2013....Received Interview Letter
  • Feb 13, 2013....Medical at Medisys Montreal
  • Feb 19, 2013....Interview - Montreal Consulate - APPROVED!
  • Feb 28, 2013....Received Visa by Loomis Express biggrin.png
  • May 28, 2013...2nd Anniversary
  • May 30, 2013...POE - Port of Regway/Raymond - Saskatchewan/Montana

Your I-130 was approved in 109 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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