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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Dear Visa Journey Members;

Need suggestion/ guidelines for our situation:

We have started the CR1-Spouse visa for my wife residing in Vancouver Canada. Our I-130 was recently approved and we understand that the documents are in the process of getting transferred to NVC.

We have been reading about the option available to OPT in for the electronic NVC processing, which we understand reduces the timelines... However we are given to understand that Montreal will be the consulate used for this option instead of Vancouver? Is this true?, if so,

  • What will be the changes to the timelines ? will it mean faster NVC processing but extended wait time for the interview schedule?
  • Will it involve travel for Montreal for the interview?
  • What will be the approximate timelines choosing the normal NVC process and Vancouver interview ?

Thanks for your response

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Dear Visa Journey Members;

Need suggestion/ guidelines for our situation:

We have started the CR1-Spouse visa for my wife residing in Vancouver Canada. Our I-130 was recently approved and we understand that the documents are in the process of getting transferred to NVC.

We have been reading about the option available to OPT in for the electronic NVC processing, which we understand reduces the timelines... However we are given to understand that Montreal will be the consulate used for this option instead of Vancouver? Is this true?, if so,

  • What will be the changes to the timelines ? will it mean faster NVC processing but extended wait time for the interview schedule?
  • Will it involve travel for Montreal for the interview?
  • What will be the approximate timelines choosing the normal NVC process and Vancouver interview ?

Thanks for your response

Because you're doing a CR-1 visa, the only consulate in which you can have the interview is Montreal. It's the only consulate at the moment that does spouse visas, so yes, you're going to have to travel to Montreal for your interview. There is no option whatsoever for you to be able to do the interview in Vancouver. Montreal only. Electronic processing doesn't reduce the time in NVC by much. If you get an RFE though, you can immediately send it by email, so this may save some time. You also have to be aware, there's new online forms for CR-1 visa applicants that are required. Electronic processing is still, as far as a I know, optional.

Read more about the optional Electronic Processing here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_5163.html

And about the new online forms: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_5164.html and FAQs on them: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_5248.html

There's also a thread here about the new online forms: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/282672-ds-260/

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks a lot Saylin for taking the time to clarify my concern. I wish you the very best and hope and pray that you join with your life partner at the earliest.

We have now sent the request for OPT-IN and hope our process gets moving soon.

Regards,

Kribun

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Thanks a lot Saylin for taking the time to clarify my concern. I wish you the very best and hope and pray that you join with your life partner at the earliest.

We have now sent the request for OPT-IN and hope our process gets moving soon.

Regards,

Kribun

No problem, glad to help others out. Thank you for your well wishes and hope the same for you!

Grats on sending out the opt-in email. I just received an acceptance email yesterday. Took 16 days from sending the opt-in email to acceptance.

If you have any other questions during this process, don't hesitate to ask ;)

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