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Hello All,

My fiancee and I received an NOA2 on 4/21/2011, but no Packet 3 as yet (so ~2 months since NOA2).

My immigration lawyer is totally unhelpful and simply says "wait for it, there's a backlog."

Odd thing is, the NOA2 says "Toronto" as the Consulate (not Montreal, which is where we assumed all Canadian K1s are processed).

Anyway, can anyone please let me know how I can figure out if Packet 3 has been sent?

Thanks very much!

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Hello All,

My fiancee and I received an NOA2 on 4/21/2011, but no Packet 3 as yet (so ~2 months since NOA2).

My immigration lawyer is totally unhelpful and simply says "wait for it, there's a backlog."

Odd thing is, the NOA2 says "Toronto" as the Consulate (not Montreal, which is where we assumed all Canadian K1s are processed).

Anyway, can anyone please let me know how I can figure out if Packet 3 has been sent?

Thanks very much!

Do you have your case number for the consulate? If so, you can call DOS. If not, I believe you'd need to call NVC to get your case number.

What province are you located in? That's what will determine if it's Montreal or Vancouver you'll be dealing with.


K1:
10-27-10 : I129F Sent
11-03-10 : NOA1
04-06-11 : NOA2
06-20-11 : Medical (Toronto)
08-03-11 : Interview - APPROVED!
08-12-11 : Visa in Hand & POE
09-17-11 : Wedding <3

AOS:
11-02-11 : AOS Sent
12-05-11 : RFE
12-09-11 : Biometrics
01-11-12 : EAD/AP Card received
01-30-12 : AOS Interview
02-03-12 : Card Production Ordered
02-08-12 : Green Card received

ROC:

11-22-13 : ROC Sent

11-27-13 : NOA

12-17-13 : Biometrics

04-01-14 : RFE

05-16-14 : RFE Response Sent

05-22-14 : Card Production Ordered

05-30-14 : Card in hand

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Filed: Timeline

Thanks for your response!

I called the NVC - they said "we sent instructions to Montreal on 4/28" (1 week after the NOA2).

I called the DOS - they confirmed Montreal sent Packet 3 in May.

I have been trying a variety of numbers at Montreal to get an answer, but to no avail.

Can I simply send in the forms without receiving Packet 3? If so, what forms does Montreal need?

Thank you so much for any advice you can provide!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Yes you can!

You can find everything you need to send here:

http://montreal.usconsulate.gov/content/content.asp?section=visas&document=visa_pkt3

Any questions, feel free to ask! :)


K-1

NOA1 ------ 11-17-2010

NOA2 ------ 04-25-2011

Package Received By NVC ----- 04/28/2011

Package Left From NVC ----- 05/03/2011

Package Received by MTL ---- 05/05/2011

P3 Received from MTL ---- Never

MTL Sent P3 ---- 05/19/2011

P3 Delivered at MTL ---- 05/26/2011

MTL Sent P4 ---- 06/01/2011

Medical ---- 06/15/2011

Interview ---- 08/08/2011 - APPROVED

Visa printed ---- 08/15/2011

Waybill e-mail received ---- 08/17/2011

Visa in hand ---- 08/22/2011

POE ---- 08/28/2011

Wedding ---- 09/17/2011

AOS (I485, I765, I131)

NOA1 ---- 10/07/2011

I485 NOA2 APPROVAL/CARD IN PRODUCTION NOTICE ---- 11/30/2011

Card Received ---- 12/5/2011

USCIS FREE FOR 2 YEARS :)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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It's not uncommon for people to not receive packet 3. Sucks that your lawyer wasn't very helpful. By the way, now that you have a case number, you can call DoS after you mail packet 3 and ask about packet 4. It will save you time :nod: Since packet 4 is "logged" before it's mailed you can book an interview as soon as someone from DoS tells you it's been mailed out and you're eligible to try for a date. If the person from DoS tells you packet 4 is logged but you're not eligible to book an interview, wait a little while and call them back (like 20 minutes) until you get a person you gives you permission to book an interview.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Thanks so much to all who have responded! Feels great to not be alone in this ridiculously convoluted process...

That's what this forum is for :) I would've gone bonkers if I hadn't found visa journey! Be sure to read the pinned topics at the top of the forums and check out everyone's experiences with the process. This place has done an awful lot to educate me. I don't want to knock your lawyer, especially as we're unaware of any complications regarding your case, but many people have found this place to be more helpful than paying someone else to assist you. It's not lawyers are incompetent, it's just because that things change so frequently with each individual consulate that it may be difficult for them to stay on top of it all. Here, everyone's experiences are conglomerated into one huge mass for your perusal :)

Don't be shy to ask any further questions :)

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