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So my wife (Canadian) and I (US Citizen) filed our I-130 via DCF in Ottawa back in early May. We were told the next step is to hear back from Montreal in 2-3 weeks.

It's been 6 weeks now, and still no word. Is that normal? How long does it usually take to hear back from Montreal?

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So my wife (Canadian) and I (US Citizen) filed our I-130 via DCF in Ottawa back in early May. We were told the next step is to hear back from Montreal in 2-3 weeks.

It's been 6 weeks now, and still no word. Is that normal? How long does it usually take to hear back from Montreal?

Hi,

Well you are in the right place....VJ is a GREAT forum! :thumbs:

You are within the typical time frame...when we filed (in March) we were told 4-8 weeks before we would hear from Montreal. Check my time frame in my signature...also...there is a small group who have also filed DCF within Canada...waiting on MTL...

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/245578-anyone-filing-or-filed-within-canada/page__p__3927284__fromsearch__1#entry3927284

The link above also has additional informative links.

WELCOME!!!! and Best of Luck!!!


Amos 9:11

http://live.lifechurch.tv/

DCF USC married to Canadian

March 18, 2010 I-130 Submitted Ottawa (in person)

April 26, 2010 Packet 3 Request Arrives Canada Post, MTL # assigned

April 26, 2010 Overnighted Packet 3 Checklist and DS-230

April 28, 2010 Montreal Recieves Packet 3

July 21, 2010 left DH in Canada to prove domicile in USA :(

July 26, 2010 DOS contacted, Logged & Accepted, interview not yet scheduled

Interview------God Speed please!!! I miss my husband

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Thanks for the info and thanks for welcoming me =)

Good to know... I was starting to worry because the yellow paper they gave us at the Ottawa embassy said 2-3 weeks. I'll keep patiently waiting.

By the way, I recently heard about something called Electronic Processing (EP), and that it quickens the process. I don't know anything about that, or if it's even applicable in my case. Do you happen to know anything about that?

Thanks again!

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Thanks for the info and thanks for welcoming me =)

Good to know... I was starting to worry because the yellow paper they gave us at the Ottawa embassy said 2-3 weeks. I'll keep patiently waiting.

By the way, I recently heard about something called Electronic Processing (EP), and that it quickens the process. I don't know anything about that, or if it's even applicable in my case. Do you happen to know anything about that?

Thanks again!

No need to do EP with DCF - that is for people filing normally to send their important documents electronically (instead of by mail), whereas you will have either included these in your I-130 or be bringing with you to interview (i.e. your I-864, marriage certificate, etc.)

Good luck. :thumbs:

Edited by birdnerd

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Thanks for answering my question. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Well, as of today, I have finally received the Packet 3 from Montreal! Woohoo!

I just have a question... It said to send the DS-230 (Part 1 and 2) and the "checklist indicating you have obtained the original documents"

For the checklist, do I just have to send the paper with all the check marks, or do I also have to send the items on the checklist as well?

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Thanks for answering my question. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Well, as of today, I have finally received the Packet 3 from Montreal! Woohoo!

I just have a question... It said to send the DS-230 (Part 1 and 2) and the "checklist indicating you have obtained the original documents"

For the checklist, do I just have to send the paper with all the check marks, or do I also have to send the items on the checklist as well?

Just the checklist. They want you just to confirm you *have* the relevant documents, which you will then bring with you to interview.

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Just the checklist. They want you just to confirm you *have* the relevant documents, which you will then bring with you to interview.

Yes - and also - you don't actually have to have it all in your hands right now. If you don't, still send the checklist back now - you will have a few months to gather anything you need.

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So even if I don't have all the items on the checklist, should I still just check everything (and then gather them in the next few weeks after I sent it in)?

Yes that's correct. Basically they are just asking you to have the documents available for the interview. It can take 3 months or more to be scheduled.

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So my wife (Canadian) and I (US Citizen) filed our I-130 via DCF in Ottawa back in early May. We were told the next step is to hear back from Montreal in 2-3 weeks.

It's been 6 weeks now, and still no word. Is that normal? How long does it usually take to hear back from Montreal?

Good to find fellow Canadian's on this forum. Hope you don't mind my asking - I'm in a similar situation - My husband is American and I am Canadian. We used DCF in Vancouver 9/2009 and heard back from Montreal 02/2010. We are now compiling our information and waiting a very long time for my fingerprint based police record check. Has your wife obtained a police record check? How long did it take you to obtain it and how did you do so?

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Welcome! Actually, you're a little ahead of where we are. We just sent in our packet saying we had everything, but our next step is to actually get everything =P

Our next step is to get the police record check. How long ago did you do it?

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