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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi,

I've been noticing that the average time it takes everyone on average to receive an interview date at MTL is about 60 days from the date of approval.

I payed the $400 yesterday, and will receive the DS-230 later this week (hopefully), which is being done online through ''electronic processing'' (I dont know how fast it'll be) so hopefully I can expect my case to be completed around early November at best. Adding 60 days + the expected winter holiday that leads me to think of an interview date in January 2010.

Anyways to the point.. I was going through the MTL Interview letters and came upon this: " Applicants who will turn 21 before the Interview "

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now the situation is that the beneficiary that I have filed for will turn 21 in the first week of December, so I had called NVC about this and they said not to worry about it, but the letter is stating another story. So what do I do now? Is there a point in contacting MTL because the case hasn't be sent from the NVC to them. :wacko:

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Not sure where you got your '60 days' from, but I think the people who completed the NVC stage in July and haven't got an interview yet would argue that point. I'd definitely contact the powers that be and demand (nicely, if possible) an earlier interview date. If you are just wrapping things up at NVC now, then it's very very doubtful you'll hear anything before December.

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(sorry... I haven't got anything useful to add to that... just wanted to let you know. lol)

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Hi,

I've been noticing that the average time it takes everyone on average to receive an interview date at MTL is about 60 days from the date of approval.

I payed the $400 yesterday, and will receive the DS-230 later this week (hopefully), which is being done online through ''electronic processing'' (I dont know how fast it'll be) so hopefully I can expect my case to be completed around early November at best. Adding 60 days + the expected winter holiday that leads me to think of an interview date in January 2010.

Anyways to the point.. I was going through the MTL Interview letters and came upon this: " Applicants who will turn 21 before the Interview "

71341572.jpg

now the situation is that the beneficiary that I have filed for will turn 21 in the first week of December, so I had called NVC about this and they said not to worry about it, but the letter is stating another story. So what do I do now? Is there a point in contacting MTL because the case hasn't be sent from the NVC to them. :wacko:

Thanks

Okay this is completely confusing. I thought you were in the same visa category regardless of how old you are if you are applying for any kind of spouse-orientated visa.

This definition almost seems to be if you were applying as a child of a US citizen or US Permanent Resident..or another type of visa that is not spousal.


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that 21 or under thing might be for children someone is trying to bring to the US.

And yes, try 90 days or more. Look at my signature. 2 months would be 60 days. Sorry to say it, but it's not gonna happen.

J thinks I could get an interview for December and be down by Christmas. I'm not holding my breath for that. :(

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Not sure where you got your '60 days' from, but I think the people who completed the NVC stage in July and haven't got an interview yet would argue that point. I'd definitely contact the powers that be and demand (nicely, if possible) an earlier interview date. If you are just wrapping things up at NVC now, then it's very very doubtful you'll hear anything before December.

:time:

(sorry... I haven't got anything useful to add to that... just wanted to let you know. lol)

Okay, I took the least amount of time that people had placed on their times lines hoping for the best haha :whistle:

as for my timelines, I dont remember all of the dates.. I'll double check and make sure I put them in.

Hi,

I've been noticing that the average time it takes everyone on average to receive an interview date at MTL is about 60 days from the date of approval.

I payed the $400 yesterday, and will receive the DS-230 later this week (hopefully), which is being done online through ''electronic processing'' (I dont know how fast it'll be) so hopefully I can expect my case to be completed around early November at best. Adding 60 days + the expected winter holiday that leads me to think of an interview date in January 2010.

Anyways to the point.. I was going through the MTL Interview letters and came upon this: " Applicants who will turn 21 before the Interview "

71341572.jpg

now the situation is that the beneficiary that I have filed for will turn 21 in the first week of December, so I had called NVC about this and they said not to worry about it, but the letter is stating another story. So what do I do now? Is there a point in contacting MTL because the case hasn't be sent from the NVC to them. :wacko:

Thanks

Okay this is completely confusing. I thought you were in the same visa category regardless of how old you are if you are applying for any kind of spouse-orientated visa.

I'm not applying for a spouse visa, its a IR1 category (for my child)

This definition almost seems to be if you were applying as a child of a US citizen or US Permanent Resident..or another type of visa that is not spousal.

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that 21 or under thing might be for children someone is trying to bring to the US.

And yes, try 90 days or more. Look at my signature. 2 months would be 60 days. Sorry to say it, but it's not gonna happen.

J thinks I could get an interview for December and be down by Christmas. I'm not holding my breath for that. :(

yep that's the situation, I am trying to bring over my child from Canada to the US, I am the petitioner, the beneficiary is my son who will turn 21 in first week of December!

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Okay, thanks. I was just wondering so I could move your thread to the correct forum. You're more likely to get the answers to your questions there.

Moving from the Canada forum to Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America forum.

Good luck. :)


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Okay, thanks. I was just wondering so I could move your thread to the correct forum. You're more likely to get the answers to your questions there.

Moving from the Canada forum to Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America forum.

Good luck. :)

But it had to do specifically the Montreal Consulate.. so I posted here.. :blink:

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But it had to do specifically the Montreal Consulate.. so I posted here.. :blink:

No, it's not specific to the Montreal Consulate. It's specific to the terms of the visa. There are very few people in the Canada forum who have gone through that process. I can think of one, and they are long gone from VJ. Honestly, the new forum is the best place for your question.


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Hi,

The letter specifically asks you to contact the consulate, not NVC. NVC operators are contractors, they are not immigration specialists by any stretch of the imagination - they give incorrect information ALL the time.

I would recommend that you email the Montreal consulate about this.

This is their email address, be sure to put your case number in the subject line and include the beneficiaries name and date of birth in your email.

Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov

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Hi,

The letter specifically asks you to contact the consulate, not NVC. NVC operators are contractors, they are not immigration specialists by any stretch of the imagination - they give incorrect information ALL the time.

I would recommend that you email the Montreal consulate about this.

This is their email address, be sure to put your case number in the subject line and include the beneficiaries name and date of birth in your email.

Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov

Oh ok, I had recently emailed NVCMontreal@state.gov but haven't gotten a reply, maybe I guess it was because I emailed the wrong people. But will it make a difference that my case at the NVC is not complete? I have heard that everything from the NVC is skipped and it goes to the consulate directly. That's odd, i'll email and let you know if I get anything.

Would you happen to know how long it takes for these guys to respond via email? or Is there a phone number that I should reach them at?

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If you read that original snip from your first post - it says to contact the consulate (and not nvc ) .

The consulate can help to expedite - you have a potential AGE OUT problem.

But, ya gots to get a human at the Consulate in Montreal.

There is also further grey area of 'when does the AGE OUT actually occur' ????

For K-2 derivative visas (which this is NOT, btw) - there's been lots of flack between 'not 21 at time of AOS filing' vs 'not 21 at time of Green Card Production status' .

This is a CR-2 for the son of a CR-1 applicant/beneficiary - so I've no idea what the actual time ticks are gonna be. Worse Case Scenario - if he's 21 before the interview date, he's hosed.

So - you'll need to kick in some expedite - but it's not gonna be a normal expedite where yer filing a form. YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE IV UNIT AT MONTREAL and make them aware of the potential AGE OUT ISSUE, and beg for an earlier interview date.

Pray there are no RFEs on the NVC paperwork , or that will further delay the NVC processing.

GOOD LUCK !


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To the Mods - whaddya think? I think this is a Montreal Consulate issue - is there a forum for that? :D


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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I'm not sure what you mean when you say "I have heard that everything from the NVC is skipped and it goes to the consulate directly"

When I have emailed them it takes 1-2 days to get a response. Initially you will probably get a generic FAQ response. Sometimes it takes longer to hear back from them, which might be the case with your email as the person responding will probably have to do some asking around.

The fact that it isn't finished at NVC should have no bearing on your inquiry. The NVC has no obligation to look out for dates when an applicant is turning 21 - this responsibility falls to you and it's your responsibility to bring it to the attention of Montreal.

If you haven't heard back from them in say 4 days, I would ask again.

You can't reach the Montreal consulate by phone.

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