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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi, I am new and just discovered this site...its amazing! Thank you to all those who are helping and answering questions!!

This is my understanding, is it right?

1.My boyfriend sent in all the paperwork for the K1 and received the 1st NOA (which means the right people got out stuff)!

2.Now we wait for me to receive the 2nd NOA (its been approved!)

3.They send it to the National Visa Center

4.Then the NVC send it to the US consulate in Montreal (where I live)

5.then there is the packet 3, (I am not sure what this is, is it something I will receive and will have to send in?)

6. This mysterious packet 3 gets sent...where to? and who sends it?

7.Packet 4 then comes, what is this packet? Is there any filing out and sending off of this one? Who fills it out, and where does it get sent?

8.Interview, but at which point do we get the interview date?

also I know there is a medical at some point, when do we get asked to get it done?

Any clarification would be appreciated. I've been trying to answer my own questions but I think maybe its too basic or something...maybe im reading into too much and missing the obvious?

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First off, Welcome!!!! I'm relatively new here too, but there is a lot of information to gain here if you use the search feature and read through it all.

Ok, to answer your questions:

1. You're right about waiting for NOA2 and them sending your case to the NVC/Montreal (if Montreal is where yours will go, there are 2 Canadian processing embassies if I'm not mistaken).

2. Packet 3 is a group of forms and a checklist sent to the immigrant fiance (you) from the embassy/consulate. You'll need to complete the checklist to tell them you have the required documents, sign it and return it to the embassy/consulate. Do NOT send in the actual forms, JUST the checklist. You bring the forms to your interview. Once your checklist is received they should schedule your interview. Warning: Montreal is historically very slow in processing because they are so backlogged. You will have instructions in the packet for scheduling your medical exam and what is required there. You will need to complete all of the forms in this packet and bring them (along with copies of each and all required documentation) to your interview once it is scheduled.

3. There is no Packet 4.

For more information on your consulate/embassy, check out their page here Montreal Information.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

Edited by Dodi

Angela & Peter

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K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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Also:

4. Prior to your interview, you will need to make sure you have originals and copies of all of the required forms/documents to take with you, and most importantly the I-134 Affidavit of Support from your fiance in the US. Be sure to check out the poverty guidelines for the I-134 to make sure you won't need a secondary sponsor.

5. The medical exam must be completed prior to the interview, or your approval will be "pending" until they receive the results. Be sure to schedule the medical exam with the medical facility they designate as soon as possible after you receive Packet 3, as they may have a waiting list for appointments as well.

6. At the interview, if all goes well and you have all the documentation you needed, they will approve your visa, and keep your passport until it is issued/couriered to you. You will have to pay the $350 issuance fee and the courier fee designated by the embassy. You should receive your passport back with your visa within a week or two of the successful interview.


Angela & Peter

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K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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5.then there is the packet 3, (I am not sure what this is, is it something I will receive and will have to send in?)

6. This mysterious packet 3 gets sent...where to? and who sends it?

Hi, nothing mysterious about packet 3, it is a set of instructions and a checklist that Montreal will send you and you send back to them, saying you have everything - or rather will have everything on the list by interview date. You don't have to actually "have" everything in your hand before you send it back.

A copy of pkt 3 can be found on the VJ Wiki Canada page.

There are a few forms you must complete and send back with the checklist, this is noted on the Packet 3 Confirmation of Processing link on the Wiki page.

8.Interview, but at which point do we get the interview date?

After you have returned your checklist, you will be in line for an interview, the wait time is currently around 3 months.

also I know there is a medical at some point, when do we get asked to get it done?

Get this done after you receive pkt 3 - a list of panel physicians in Canada can also be found in that link I posted above.

Also, there is no courier fee to pay on interview day, for Montreal they want you to provide an expresspost envelope, the biggest one Canada Post sells, info on that can also be found on the Wiki page.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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3. There is no Packet 4.

That is incorrect, Montreal does indeed issue packet 4.

From the consulate info page on this site:

Packet 4 contents (if known): K-1 Appointment Letter: includes a list of documents you are required to bring to the interview, who is allowed to accompany you to the interview, what items are restricted from entering the consulate, and of course the date and time of the interview.

If filed for CR-1, packet 4 includes only information on interview day and medical.


Met: December 2009

Married: April 2015

Received CR-1 visa: February 2017

POE (as IR-1): 2017-04-13

Received 10 year GC: 2017-05-20

 

N400: Detroit Field Office

Filed N400 online: 2020-01-14

Received Biometrics appt letter: 2020-01-18

Biometrics appt: 2020-02-04

Interview notice received: 2020-10-05

Interview date: 2020-11-09

Oath ceremony: 2020-11-20

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