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Hi everyone,

Would anyone be able to give me advice on what to do with my current situation concerning my attempt to get my U.S. visa?

Back in January 25, 2010 I went for my immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in Montreal and was denied my visa under section 221g due to missing financial info. I was told that I had 1 year to send them the necessary info along with my passport which I did on January 17, 2011. I sent this out by Xpresspost and to the address that they had outlined which was:

U.S. Consulate General

Attn: IV Unit

PO Box 65, Station Desjardins

Montreal, QC H5B 1G1.

When I checked to see the status of my mail on Jan. 18, I saw the message “item redirected to recipient’s new address” Then on Jan. 19, I saw the message that the “item was successfully delivered” and signed by an “ME Dugal” Of course when I tried to confirm with the consulate via email if they had received my mail, I got no response.

I even checked with Canada Post to find out where my mail was sent to and they said that they don’t have that info but that it was sent to the right place. To make me even more nervous, I received a letter from the US consulate in Mtl dated January 25, 2011 that they had not received my response and that my application for visa has been cancelled. The letter states that I can get my application reinstated if within one year “you can establish that your failure to pursue your immigrant visa application was due to circumstances beyond your control.”

My question is, if they do not respond to any form of communication with me then how should I try to get through to them?

Does anyone have any such experience? What about faxing or mailing them with the proof of delivery? Or better yet if I go there in person with my wife who is an American citizen do you think this would work? I just want to know that my mail has been received and that my visa has not been denied.

The worse thing is that I do not have a passport anymore and no one seems to knows where it is.

Thank You

Owen

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Why was this posted to the adjustment of status forum???? The consulate in Montreal has absolutely NOTHING to do with file an I-485 to USCIS to adjust status from a NON-Immigrant to an Immigrant in the USA.

PLEASE take care of where you post things.

Moving this to the CANADA forum....


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When you say missing financial documents what do you mean?


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04/01/2010 : I-130 Sent

04/16/10 : NOA1 Issued (Hard Copy)

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  • 161 Days since NOA1 - NOA2
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    NVC Received File - 10/04/2010
    10/07/2010 Received Case #/Opted into Electronic Processing

    • OPT IN EMAIL CONFIRMATION INTO ELECTRONIC PROCESSING RECEIVED 10/25 TOOK 18 DAYS FROM INITIAL EMAIL SENT
    • DS3032 Sent Following Electronic Proccessing Formats

10/15/2010: I-864(AOS) fee ($88) payment Received

10/18/2010: I-864 (AOS) PAID

10/20/2010: AOS package Sent via Email for Electronic Processing

10/22/2010: IV Bill Invoiced

10/22/2010: IV Bill Paid (Shown Paid Status 8/25/2010)

10/27/2010:DS Forms Emailed Via Email for Electronic Processing

01/06/2011: Sign in Failed

11/23/2010: AOS package review completed

01/05/2011: IV package review completed

01/06/2011: Case Completed (Received case complete Email VIA Electronic Processing)

01/07/2011: Consulate Interview Scheduled

Consulate

02/15/2011: Medical

03/04/2011: Interview

U.S

03/07/2011: POE South of Montreal US-CDN border

03/07/2011: Welcome Letter

03/24/2011: Green Card

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Jan 25th seems to be a red-letter day, both with an interview and a letter of denial/closure.

wow - they were meticulous about the '1 year span', you betcha.

Suggest you call DoS Hotline (# in my profile), get a Human, inquire for case status.

DoS Hotline and Montreal IV share data on some computer system.

Easy to reach DoS Hotline Humans, impossible to reach Montreal IV humans(sic) via phone.

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Yes, attempting to reach Montreal non-robots is impossible. Your best bet would be to call the DOS (department of state) and have your NVC number handy, and talk with an agent there.

Just a tip though, I had to send in additional documents, and it took 8 weeks for montreal to turn them around. They are EXTREMELY slow and much further behind the 4 week time frame they gave you.

Its a hassle, I called the DOS everyday until my visa was granted. Good luck though! You are about 3 weeks in, so it should be about 3 more weeks and you will be taken care of.


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One can email them--ensure ur case # is in the subject line! You may have to email them numerous times!

Mtl is SLOW--at pretty much everything!! Yes you would think since you just have to mail in1 thing,they would spend 1 minute, look at it, then mail out the approved visa! But nope, thats not the case. It takes awhile!!

1 member posted on how they reached the Mtl Supervisor--and it speeded up the process. I would look for it, but i'm out the door. cheers


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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I wonder which Financial Documents he was missing. Interview in 10 days I want to make sure I have everything


10/10/09: Married in Hamilton, Ontario :)

04/01/2010 : I-130 Sent

04/16/10 : NOA1 Issued (Hard Copy)

09/02/2010: File Touched Fingers Crossed

09/24/2010: NOA2 Approval!!!


  • 161 Days since NOA1 - NOA2
    ------------------
    NVC Received File - 10/04/2010
    10/07/2010 Received Case #/Opted into Electronic Processing

    • OPT IN EMAIL CONFIRMATION INTO ELECTRONIC PROCESSING RECEIVED 10/25 TOOK 18 DAYS FROM INITIAL EMAIL SENT
    • DS3032 Sent Following Electronic Proccessing Formats

10/15/2010: I-864(AOS) fee ($88) payment Received

10/18/2010: I-864 (AOS) PAID

10/20/2010: AOS package Sent via Email for Electronic Processing

10/22/2010: IV Bill Invoiced

10/22/2010: IV Bill Paid (Shown Paid Status 8/25/2010)

10/27/2010:DS Forms Emailed Via Email for Electronic Processing

01/06/2011: Sign in Failed

11/23/2010: AOS package review completed

01/05/2011: IV package review completed

01/06/2011: Case Completed (Received case complete Email VIA Electronic Processing)

01/07/2011: Consulate Interview Scheduled

Consulate

02/15/2011: Medical

03/04/2011: Interview

U.S

03/07/2011: POE South of Montreal US-CDN border

03/07/2011: Welcome Letter

03/24/2011: Green Card

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Oops Sorry!

I am new to this forum. I tried searching for the right forum and thought this was the closest since I saw something on green cards. I didn't even know thre was a Canada forum. Where do I find this forum?

Thanks

Hi everyone,

Would anyone be able to give me advice on what to do with my current situation concerning my attempt to get my U.S. visa?

Back in January 25, 2010 I went for my immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in Montreal and was denied my visa under section 221g due to missing financial info. I was told that I had 1 year to send them the necessary info along with my passport which I did on January 17, 2011. I sent this out by Xpresspost and to the address that they had outlined which was:

U.S. Consulate General

Attn: IV Unit

PO Box 65, Station Desjardins

Montreal, QC H5B 1G1.

When I checked to see the status of my mail on Jan. 18, I saw the message “item redirected to recipient’s new address” Then on Jan. 19, I saw the message that the “item was successfully delivered” and signed by an “ME Dugal” Of course when I tried to confirm with the consulate via email if they had received my mail, I got no response.

I even checked with Canada Post to find out where my mail was sent to and they said that they don’t have that info but that it was sent to the right place. To make me even more nervous, I received a letter from the US consulate in Mtl dated January 25, 2011 that they had not received my response and that my application for visa has been cancelled. The letter states that I can get my application reinstated if within one year “you can establish that your failure to pursue your immigrant visa application was due to circumstances beyond your control.”

My question is, if they do not respond to any form of communication with me then how should I try to get through to them?

Does anyone have any such experience? What about faxing or mailing them with the proof of delivery? Or better yet if I go there in person with my wife who is an American citizen do you think this would work? I just want to know that my mail has been received and that my visa has not been denied.

The worse thing is that I do not have a passport anymore and no one seems to knows where it is.

Thank You

Owen

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Oops Sorry!

I am new to this forum. I tried searching for the right forum and thought this was the closest since I saw something on green cards. I didn't even know thre was a Canada forum. Where do I find this forum?

Thanks

Is OK sometimes I get worked up with all the misplaced posts.

Anyway in the forum link above you will find Canada under regional discussions.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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I'm not sure WHEN exactly the US Consulate in Montreal changed their mailing address but according to their website (http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/montreal.asp)AND ( http://montreal.usconsulate.gov/content/content.asp?section=about&document=index) the address to send mail to is:

Mail

315 Place d'Youville

Suite 500

Montréal, Québec

H2Y 0A4

Again, let me stress, I have NO clue as to when they changed their mailing address but maybe that could be the reason for the delay.

Good luck with everything!

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How does that work? And why would one want to do that? Please specify and explain further thank you.

Congressman has a liaison. You talk to the liaison, you sign some papers and send them in. Then the person will look into your case and try to get answers from USCIS/ US embassy as to whats going on. It depends on the liaison and their contacts as to how good of a response you will get from the inquiry by them.

WHY? its all over VJ forums as to WHY as well as when you would contact your congressman or senator.


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Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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