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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Well I received NOA1 from CSC the other day dated June 1, and the most recent date on the USCIS site is June 7, so I suppose that counts as a touch right? :)

I went over the current processing times at CSC, NVC and Montreal in some detail, and whipped up a schedule of estimated timeframes for the K-1 process. You can see it here: http://www.tomsplanner.com/public/k1visa/ (Tom's Planner is a great tool btw) I was fairly conservative on this schedule but reading the latest woes and worror stories about Montreal on here I'm curious what you all think. Our case is really straightforward, no previous applications or marriages, no children, no crimes...is it likely to take longer than the four months of consulate processing time currently showing as Montreal's average?


Minnesotan guy, Canadian pixie

  • May 25, 2010: I-129F sent overnight to CSC!
  • Jun 01, 2010: NOA1 (date on notice)
  • Oct 19, 2010: NOA2 (email received)
  • Oct 27, 2010: NVC receipt (date on notice)
  • Nov 08, 2010: Packet 3 received from Montreal
  • Nov 16, 2010: Sent Packet 3 forms to Montreal via post
  • Nov 30, 2010: Packet 4 received, interview scheduled
  • Mar 09, 2011: Interview in Montreal - passed!
  • Apr 27, 2011: Entry to US, wondrously uneventful
  • Jun 08, 2011: Official marriage in US
  • Jul 15, 2011: Sent AOS forms
  • Jul 21, 2011: NOA1 for I-485, EAD and AP
  • Aug 11, 2011: Received notice that I-485 case has been transferred to CSC
  • Sep 02, 2011: Received appointment notice for biometrics in St. Paul MN
  • Sep 30, 2011: Biometrics appointment
  • Oct 11, 2011: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail (w/no prior notification!)

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not to be a downer or anything but, i don't think there is any method to predicting when regardless of how straightforward your case is. really, just get used to the idea of not knowing and no telling.

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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valerie78 is right, sadly...

Even though CSC seems to handle paperwork faster, once it gets to Montreal you're in for a long and frustrating wait. Our I-129F was approved after 4 months, and our P3 was logged in in late April. Still waiting on a date from Montreal. IF we get a date in August, it will have taken Montreal 3 months to give a date, and that's only if we do get a date in August. In the P3 cover later, it's said to expect a date in 4 to 6 months...

Keep your chin up, you'll get there eventually

:thumbs:


For our detailed K-1, AOS and ROC journey, see the "about me" page on our profile!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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We have a very straight forward case too, just like you. Not to mention my fiance is in the military and I have worked for the military as well... you'd think we'd be good to go but it's been 2 months since our NOA1. From what I've learned a straight forward case doesn't make a difference at this time... only a very complicating case that requires further info. I would stick with expecting to wait the average amount of time. Sorry!


See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011Apparently we love USCIS/NVC so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Well! You all seem to have misunderstood me a bit. All I was asking was, is there something bad going on with Montreal right now that isn't reflected in the current 117-day average being shown for K-1s? I'm not expecting anything fast, just wondering about Montreal because I saw a lot of horror on the forums about it. What I'm wondering is, is that "four-month horror" or "twelve-month horror?" We can handle 4-6 months (ie, after NVC so a Jan-Mar interview date for our June 1st NOA1).

And no one commented on my nifty schedule!! :o:whistle:


Minnesotan guy, Canadian pixie

  • May 25, 2010: I-129F sent overnight to CSC!
  • Jun 01, 2010: NOA1 (date on notice)
  • Oct 19, 2010: NOA2 (email received)
  • Oct 27, 2010: NVC receipt (date on notice)
  • Nov 08, 2010: Packet 3 received from Montreal
  • Nov 16, 2010: Sent Packet 3 forms to Montreal via post
  • Nov 30, 2010: Packet 4 received, interview scheduled
  • Mar 09, 2011: Interview in Montreal - passed!
  • Apr 27, 2011: Entry to US, wondrously uneventful
  • Jun 08, 2011: Official marriage in US
  • Jul 15, 2011: Sent AOS forms
  • Jul 21, 2011: NOA1 for I-485, EAD and AP
  • Aug 11, 2011: Received notice that I-485 case has been transferred to CSC
  • Sep 02, 2011: Received appointment notice for biometrics in St. Paul MN
  • Sep 30, 2011: Biometrics appointment
  • Oct 11, 2011: Received EAD/AP combo card in mail (w/no prior notification!)

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