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Could you guys share your experience on 221(g) processing due to missing document. How long does Montreal take for processing 221(g)? it has already been more than six weeks since I mailed my passport and document. DOS says they still do not find any record. Does Montreal provide any other status information before the final approval for example pacakge is received etc.?

Please share your experience.

Thanks all.

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Unfortunately hate to be the bearer of bad news. But it can take months. But there are many threads if you do a search that can help you to cut down that time, and over come the back log.


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
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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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Could you guys share your experience on 221(g) processing due to missing document. How long does Montreal take for processing 221(g)? it has already been more than six weeks since I mailed my passport and document. DOS says they still do not find any record. Does Montreal provide any other status information before the final approval for example pacakge is received etc.?

Please share your experience.

Thanks all.

Unfortunately it could take a few months for them to just open your package let alone issue the visa. I know that the wait is usually in between 6-16 weeks. Im sorry but I suggest you keep calling dos and try your best to be patient. I know it sucks but really there is no way to speed up how long it takes for Montreal to open the mail in the mail room... WHy? who knows lol


~~~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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Thanks guys for your responses.

Does the US consulate inform only if the visa is received? Do they give any acknowledgement on if the package is received. As they can take indefinite period of time (which is not a surprise), someone will not even not know in case the passport is lost but he/she will keep waiting with a hope!!!!.

BTW can I travel to US and return back to Canada without passport during this waiting period? 16 weeks is long being separated from family.

Unfortunately it could take a few months for them to just open your package let alone issue the visa. I know that the wait is usually in between 6-16 weeks. Im sorry but I suggest you keep calling dos and try your best to be patient. I know it sucks but really there is no way to speed up how long it takes for Montreal to open the mail in the mail room... WHy? who knows lol

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Thanks guys for your responses.

Does the US consulate inform only if the visa is received? they give any acknowledgement on if the package is received. As they can take indefinite period of time (which is not a surprise), someone will not even not know in case the passport is lost but he/she will keep waiting with a hope!!!!.

BTW can I travel to US and return back to Canada without passport during this waiting period? 16 weeks is long being separated from family.

Have a look through this thread. I think in Advice #4 the poster listed some numbers you could try. Montreal Contact Help

As far as travelling to the US I believe a passport, Nexus card or enhanced drivers licence is a requirement.

Good luck!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

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Thanks guys for your responses.

Does the US consulate inform only if the visa is received? Do they give any acknowledgement on if the package is received. As they can take indefinite period of time (which is not a surprise), someone will not even not know in case the passport is lost but he/she will keep waiting with a hope!!!!.

BTW can I travel to US and return back to Canada without passport during this waiting period? 16 weeks is long being separated from family.

No they don't inform you of anything.

Its up to you to call DOS and ask them if they got your passport yet, if they have issued the visa yet, if they have mailed it out via DHL yet.

Its not recommended to travel without a passport.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

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.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I has been already more than eight weeks, nothing happened. I also followed advice 4 :D. I am thinking to request them to give my passport back for a trip. Any idea, how long they take to return the passport?

Thanks guys for your responses.

Does the US consulate inform only if the visa is received? Do they give any acknowledgement on if the package is received. As they can take indefinite period of time (which is not a surprise), someone will not even not know in case the passport is lost but he/she will keep waiting with a hope!!!!.

BTW can I travel to US and return back to Canada without passport during this waiting period? 16 weeks is long being separated from family.

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I has been already more than eight weeks, nothing happened. I also followed advice 4 :D. I am thinking to request them to give my passport back for a trip. Any idea, how long they take to return the passport?

if they have received your package and can confirm they have opened it then you are better off waiting because your visa should be printed soon.


~~~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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Thanks for your hope, how can I guess that they have received and opened my package. I called DOS. They can not tell whether my package is received or not. Last week they said my file is going through administrative processing. Does this mean that they received my package?

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Finally got it! Thanks canadianggal, inky and OBX for your kind advice. I heard POE for marriage based immigration is sometimes tough. Do I need to prepare any documents for the POE interview. Any advice?

Thanks again

Thanks for your hope, how can I guess that they have received and opened my package. I called DOS. They can not tell whether my package is received or not. Last week they said my file is going through administrative processing. Does this mean that they received my package?

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Finally got it! Thanks canadianggal, inky and OBX for your kind advice. I heard POE for marriage based immigration is sometimes tough. Do I need to prepare any documents for the POE interview. Any advice?

Thanks again

You shouldn't need any documents. There is no POE interview. They just ask you some minor chit chat type questions.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

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.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Finally got it! Thanks canadianggal, inky and OBX for your kind advice. I heard POE for marriage based immigration is sometimes tough. Do I need to prepare any documents for the POE interview. Any advice?

Thanks again

My POE experience was pain-free. It took about 1 1/2 hours and the majority of the time was spent waiting for the officer to process my papers while I sat. The only question I was asked was to confirm my address in the US. The office was was very professional yet easy going and friendly.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

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I completed my POE by bus going from Toronto to NY. I had mixed experience. I asked at the ticket counter to make sure if I could do it by bus. The ticket counter said if I miss bus I can take the next bus or a taxi to go to the Buffalo station. I bought the ticket but the bus driver was rude and did not want to take me. Anyway I went to the counter again to change the ticket and planned to go to the nearest station before border and from there I could go by cab. The ticket counter said I did not need to explain details to the bus driver and advised to take the next bus. Anyway I took the chance and reached to the border. The officer was nice and took some time for processing. I missed the bus but the officer requested the driver of another bus to give me a ride from their office to the buffalo station. I was thankful to that officer. Now I am waiting for the green card.

My POE experience was pain-free. It took about 1 1/2 hours and the majority of the time was spent waiting for the officer to process my papers while I sat. The only question I was asked was to confirm my address in the US. The office was was very professional yet easy going and friendly.

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