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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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.. until you poked at the consulate via email to get your interview date? I faxed my Packet #3 yesterday so I figured I'd probably email on Friday... or is that too soon? I'm sure Vancouver has 74328737 email pests and I don't want to add to the numbers lol.


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31.03.2010- I129F Filed (K1/K2)
02.09.2010- Interview - VAN - [color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
18.09.2010- POE Edmonton-Atlanta
01.10.2010- Civil Wedding in GA! <3
04.29.2011- AOS Filed (K1/K2)
09.19.2011- EAD Approved
10.24.2011- AOS - ATL Interview -[color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
11.02.2011- Green Cards for us!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Wish I had an answer, but I'm curious about the same question in regards to my CR-1. I just got my case completed at NVC and to the best of my knowledge know that I'm waiting for them to contact me with an interview date (btw, will that be via email? phone? mail?), but since I also know Montreal is really slow right now I won't be able to stop myself from calling every week to see if they've received it.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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There is pretty much no point to contacting MTL.

It took just over a month for us to get our interview date. Patience is the key.

Follow along with other VJ users who have approx the same time line as you... that will be a better indicator.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Good luck with the rest of the process... hope you hear something soon!!!


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I am not sure about vancouver but for montreal there is no point in contacting them or NVC for at least a few months.As of now, interviews are not being scheduled yet, there are a few people including myself that are going and already over 3 months waiting for word from NVC about our interviews. If you did electronic processing you will get an email with the interview date etc, im not sure about normal processing, that might be mail.


~~~Marriage : 2009-07-10~~~

~~~I-130 Sent : 2009-11-24~~~

~~~ Medical : 2010-09-28~~~ ~~~ MTL Interview : 2010-10-20~~~ ~~~ APPROVED~~~

~~~POE Date :2010-10-31~~~ ~~~Received SSN's 2010-11-08~~

~~~Welcome Letter/Notice Receipt :2010-11-30~~~ ~~~Received Our Green Cards 2010-12-06~~~

~~~ ROC :2012-08-20~~~ ~~~NOA1 :2012-08-28~~~ ~~~BIO :2012-09-25~~~~

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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dont even bother contacting montreal. i sent 3 emails one about a lost packet 3 and never got a reply. all you can do is keep calling DOS to find out if they got your packet and if it was logged, then play the waiting game for the interview date.


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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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After I faxed my packet 3 I sent Vancouver an e-mail saying "I faxed my packet, can you confirm that you received it?" They confirmed and gave me the interview date right then :)


AOS/AP/EAD Timeline

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 06/16/2010

Chicago Lockbox received: 06/18/2010

Received e-mail notification from Chicago Lockbox: 06/24/2010

Hard copy NOA1 received: 06/28/2010

Touch!: 06/28/2010

Received biometrics letter in the mail: 07/16/2010

Attempted walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- DENIED: 07/16/2010

2nd attempt at walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- SUCCESS!: 07/28/2010

EAD card production ordered!: 08/09/2010

AP approved!: 08/09/2010

2nd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/12/2010

AP arrived!: 08/16/2010

3rd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/16/2010

EAD arrived!: 08/19/2010

Received interview letter in the mail: 09/13/2010

Green card interview -- APPROVED!: 10/15/2010

Green card received: 10/25/2010

The whole AOS process took almost exactly 4 months ... not too shabby!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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When it comes to Montreal they pretty much scan their emails to what they consider relevant. General questions are not answered as far as I am aware. We sent an email with our case number in the subject line requesting expedite and they replied the next day and continued correspondence for a little while but now we haven't hear from them in two weeks. I had also sent an email in early July inquiring if they received me I-129F from NVC and a month later I received a response from Washington stating Montreal has no record of my case... but at this point I had already mailed in my P3 AND been corresponding with them by email. Sooooo... have fun figuring that out. I also know we can't compare Vancouver to Montreal. They are run completely differently and anyone applying through Vancity for K1 are lucky sons of a gun.

I always assumed they send you your interview date by email, is this correct? I don't think I actually checked to make sure haha. I figured with my harassing phone calls I'd find out that way.


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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We waited about 5 months to poke Montreal. Then a couple days later about 15 of us got interview dates.


12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Well, after hearing all this MTL junk, I am thrilled to death that I am Vancouver. MTL did respond to my email right away when the NVC sent us to MTL instead of Van. I thought for sure my brain was going to melt clean out of my head over it but they were prompt and timely!


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31.03.2010- I129F Filed (K1/K2)
02.09.2010- Interview - VAN - [color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
18.09.2010- POE Edmonton-Atlanta
01.10.2010- Civil Wedding in GA! <3
04.29.2011- AOS Filed (K1/K2)
09.19.2011- EAD Approved
10.24.2011- AOS - ATL Interview -[color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
11.02.2011- Green Cards for us!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Well, after hearing all this MTL junk, I am thrilled to death that I am Vancouver. MTL did respond to my email right away when the NVC sent us to MTL instead of Van. I thought for sure my brain was going to melt clean out of my head over it but they were prompt and timely!

not to be a downer - but I see you've filled in the month as August for your interview - that might be a little too ambitious :) Yes, Vancouver is faster them Montreal...but maybe not that fast.

Maybe look at recent Vancouver K-1's - that should give you an idea.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Not too far off... they emailed me today! Interview is September 02, 2010!! Yipee!


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31.03.2010- I129F Filed (K1/K2)
02.09.2010- Interview - VAN - [color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
18.09.2010- POE Edmonton-Atlanta
01.10.2010- Civil Wedding in GA! <3
04.29.2011- AOS Filed (K1/K2)
09.19.2011- EAD Approved
10.24.2011- AOS - ATL Interview -[color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
11.02.2011- Green Cards for us!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Wish I had an answer, but I'm curious about the same question in regards to my CR-1. I just got my case completed at NVC and to the best of my knowledge know that I'm waiting for them to contact me with an interview date (btw, will that be via email? phone? mail?), but since I also know Montreal is really slow right now I won't be able to stop myself from calling every week to see if they've received it.

You will receive an e-mail to whatever e-mail NVC has on file. =)


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Removal of Conditions - January 6, 2012

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Awesome, not too far away! Best wishes! :)

The people at Woking Medical, and the consulate are very nice too. They have a way of making you feel relaxed. I had a woman doctor, but I think there might be a male one too. The one I had was very sweet.


K-1 timeline

Sent I-129f Dec. 29, 2008

Received NOA Jan. 10, 2009

NOA2 email sent April 16, 2009, APPROVED

Interview in Vancouver, June 23, 2009 APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!

Wedding, September 19, 2009, South Carolina!!

AOS

Mailed package to Chicago, Oct. 22, 2009

NOA hard copies Nov. 3, 2009

RFE Nov. 17, 2009

Finally mailed back RFE December 15, 2009

Case transferred to CSC January 7th 2010girlfreuya.gif

EAD and AP Approved, cards sent January 8th, 2010!!

AOS approved February 9th 2010 smiley-happy093.gif

Welcome letter and GC received February 16th, 2010

Done with USCIS until 11/08/11

ROC

Sent 1-751 to Vermont Service Center November 18th 2011

NOA November 23, 2011

Biometrics December 23, 2011

RFE Dated Aug. 17; received Aug. 20th

mailed off RFE end of Oct.

Received Email stating card has been ordered Dec. 4

Received Email stating card should arrive within seven days; Dec 6

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I've heard that they are all very nice! I am a little on edge and travelling with a 6yr old doesn't make it easier lol. I'm very grateful that they were able to get us in so fast and that we have had nothing but great response times and experiences with VAN so far.


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31.03.2010- I129F Filed (K1/K2)
02.09.2010- Interview - VAN - [color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
18.09.2010- POE Edmonton-Atlanta
01.10.2010- Civil Wedding in GA! <3
04.29.2011- AOS Filed (K1/K2)
09.19.2011- EAD Approved
10.24.2011- AOS - ATL Interview -[color="#8B0000"][b]APPROVED!![/b][/color]
11.02.2011- Green Cards for us!!

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