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My jaw dropped to the floor last night when my fiance was reading to me instructions for our next step after receiving our approval notice. The US Embassy in Montreal stated that once all of our materials have been received, an interview would be scheduled between 4 and 6 months after.

I'm so confused. :unsure: Is giving such a extended time just a safeguard? From what I've heard and read, Canadian fiance(e)s seem to get their interviews within a month or two after all of their materials have been sent to the fiance(e)'s local office. Our wedding is September 3, 2010, and while we knew there was a chance that we would not be approved by that time (we'd have a mock ceremony and not sign anything until the visa has gone through), I'm still shocked to think that it could be nearly a year before we even get an interview.

Can someone shed some light?

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Montreal is SUPER backlogged right now. Its taking about 5 months for most people to get to the interview.. :( Sorry. But in a way it gives you OODLES of time to get everything ready, proof of relationship.. etc


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It's really impossible to give you an approximate time Wallaby. Montreal seems to go in waves with their scheduling. For a while the wait time will be in and around that 5 month mark, and then they will suddenly schedule tons of people at one time, and the wait times will go down to around two months or sometimes even less. It's basically a game of luck, depending on when you send back the packet and when Montreal decides to schedule. The good news is that generally the wait times don't hit that 5 month mark. I'd guess that the norm is closer to 3 months. So, you may very well make your wedding date, and I hope you do. You're getting married on my birthday! :)

Good luck! Keep us updated.

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Everyone is always saying it's backlogged and to expect the maximum wait.. yet whenever I've done timeline searches seems closer to 3-4 months. My interview day is damn near four months to the day of when I put packet 3 in the mail and just over 3 months from my log date.

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10/14/10 AoS, AP and EAD apps mailed

10/26/10 Received NoAs for all 3

11/16/10 Biometrics appt

11/24/10 RFE on AoS, missing tax forms

11/29/10 Received RFE in mail, sent back forms

01/05/11 Received interview letter in mail

02/03/11 AoS Interview -- APPROVED!!

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It's really impossible to give you an approximate time Wallaby. Montreal seems to go in waves with their scheduling. For a while the wait time will be in and around that 5 month mark, and then they will suddenly schedule tons of people at one time, and the wait times will go down to around two months or sometimes even less. It's basically a game of luck, depending on when you send back the packet and when Montreal decides to schedule. The good news is that generally the wait times don't hit that 5 month mark. I'd guess that the norm is closer to 3 months. So, you may very well make your wedding date, and I hope you do. You're getting married on my birthday! :)

Good luck! Keep us updated.

Your birthday is on a fantastic day, Hugglebuggles. ;)

As frustrating as this all is, I really appreciate everyone's help.

coraliesolms -- Well, we basically have everything minus the medical exam and the police report (which should arrive in the next week or two), so...yeah. Sigh.

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