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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi all, this is my first post on VJ!

I have a simple question: how do I know which embassy/consulate will process my visa and carry out my interview? I'm asking because I'm living in Vancouver, BC (Canada), but my case number starts with MTL, which makes me think my visa application is going through Montreal. But I'd rather not have to travel all the way to Montreal (almost 5000 Km!) for a 20 minute interview! Does the case number necessarily indicate that my application is being processed in Montreal and the interview will happen there?

Besides, by reading other posts it seems that Vancouver is much faster at processing than Montreal... So how come they're putting me through Montreal, rather than Vancouver (where I live!)? Do I have any voice in the choice of the consulate that will process the application/carry out the interview?

I'll probably find out in a few weeks since I'm waiting on NVC to accept and forward my application to the appropriate consulate, but I'd like to know sooner so I can make a better guess at how long the process will take and whether I'll have to take the money + time to go to Montreal.

Thanks for reading.


9-22-2010: USCIS receives I-130

1-10-2011: USCIS approves I-130

1-24-2011: NVC requests AOS fees and choice of agent

1-25-2011: AOS fees paid, choice of agent (DS-261) completed, request for electronic processing

2-1-2011: NVC requests AOS, IV app. fees; fees paid

2-3-2011: Payment received, request to complete online IV app. (DS-260)

2-10-2011: IV app. (DS-260) completed; still waiting for electronic processing confirmation

2-15-2011: NVC confirms electronic processing

2-18-2011: civil documents sent

2-20-2011: AOS sent

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You have no choice. All Cr-1/Ir-1 visa go through Montreal. There is no option for you to go through Vancouver

Yes, the case number starting with MTL indicates you'll be going through Montreal. Good news though, Montreal has sped up a bit, but still plan on 2-4 months after your case complete until interview.

Good luck


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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The US Embassy in Ottawa does not do immigrations visas.

The CONSULATE in Montreal is the only one in Canada that does CR-1/IR-1 immigrant visas.

Vancouver Consulate does K-1 fiancee visas.

Note there is only one US Embassy in any country, it is located in that country's capital city, all other locations are consulates.


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I think only Montreal does spousal visas.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Welcome to Montreal !

MTL = Montreal.

When there, please imbibe in Poutine Sampling after the interview, all through the afternoon and into the evening. Stop after 2 kg.


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Hi all, this is my first post on VJ!

I have a simple question: how do I know which embassy/consulate will process my visa and carry out my interview? I'm asking because I'm living in Vancouver, BC (Canada), but my case number starts with MTL, which makes me think my visa application is going through Montreal. But I'd rather not have to travel all the way to Montreal (almost 5000 Km!) for a 20 minute interview! Does the case number necessarily indicate that my application is being processed in Montreal and the interview will happen there?

Besides, by reading other posts it seems that Vancouver is much faster at processing than Montreal... So how come they're putting me through Montreal, rather than Vancouver (where I live!)? Do I have any voice in the choice of the consulate that will process the application/carry out the interview?

I'll probably find out in a few weeks since I'm waiting on NVC to accept and forward my application to the appropriate consulate, but I'd like to know sooner so I can make a better guess at how long the process will take and whether I'll have to take the money + time to go to Montreal.

Thanks for reading.

No US Embassy will be involved in your visa process. All immigrant spouse visas, CR1 or IR1 as well as those for stepchildren for CANADA are issued and interviewed for at the US CONSULATE in Montreal. The US Embassy to Canada is in Ottawa. They are not involved.


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I am having my interview at Montreal as well. But I am afraid it will be scheduled after my work visa in Canada expires (I am from Argentina). I can extend my stay in Canada as a tourist just to be able to be here for the interview but I am not sure the Consulate will take me with a tourist status.

Does any of you know this? I will greatly appreciate it!!

By the way, how can I check on this website if anyone replies to my replies?? I get emails with each original post but I dont know how to check if someone replies to my comments other than saving the address of the post... Is there another way?

Thanks!


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2011-02-14: NOA2

NVC (65 days)

2011-03-01: Received NVC case#, IIN# and Beneficiary ID#

2011-03-02: Gave NVC Operator e-mail addresses. Sent OPTIN email.

2011-03-03: Sent DS-261 (online)

2011-03-04: Received and paid AOS fee. Received DS3032 by email.

2011-03-07: AOS fee appears PAID

2011-03-08: NVC Received DS-261 according to AVR.

2011-03-08: Received IV fee bill by email but Online Payment portal not working! L(

2011-03-10: Sent AOS package by email.

2011-03-14: Finally NVC portal working... Paid IV fee.

2011-03-14: OPTIN email accepted! (12 days after sent)

2011-03-15: IV fee appears as PAID. Submitted DS-260 online form & documents by email.

2011-04-01: Review completed but showing missing docs that were there. Sent to supervisor for a second review.

2011-04-14: Second review completed but still rejecting Argentine PCC. Off to getting a new one :(

2011-04-27: New Argentine PCC sent (checklist response)

2011-05-04: SIF & CC!!!!!!!

2011-05-13: Interview date assigned

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2011-05-25: Medical in Montreal

2011-06-21: Interview

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You should really start your own topic to get more responses.

Try here to change your notifications settings. You can be emailed when someone quotes your posting:

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England.gif England!

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, You make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

b0cb1a39c4.png

ROC Timeline

Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

Card Production Ordered: 3/6/2013

*Eligible for Naturalization: October 13, 2013*

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