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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I was just wondering what our next steps are, We got a notice of "Approved Petition" do I now just wait to hear from the US Embassy Montreal, Canada before anything else needs to be done or is there something I should be doing?

and how long does it take before I will hear from them?

We got the letter about the petition approved over 2 weeks ago...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You will probably never hear from Montreal.

Call NVC and get your MTL case number.

Go on the MTL US embassy website and download your packet 3 papers.

Fill out your papers and get your stuff ready.

Call the DOS line and ask if your petition is at MTL and ask if they have logged it and sent you P3.

If they say yes then you send them your finished P3 package.

Call the DOS line and ask if P3 has been logged and if P4 has been sent.

If yes then you can now book your interview and medical.


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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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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your case will now be sent to the National Visa Center for processing. To reach them call (603)334-0700. they will be able to answer any questions specific to your case.



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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Russia
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I was just wondering what our next steps are, We got a notice of "Approved Petition" do I now just wait to hear from the US Embassy Montreal, Canada before anything else needs to be done or is there something I should be doing?

and how long does it take before I will hear from them?

We got the letter about the petition approved over 2 weeks ago...

Check out the guide...

I looked at the guide for the K-1 and it's kind of vague regarding what happens now, but the CR-1 says this:

A few weeks after you have received your last Notice of Action indicating the approval and forwarding of your I-130 application to the NVC, the NVC will send your relative a packet of forms that you and your relative must fill out before your relative can be given an interview date with a consulate abroad.

A little more searching, I see the K1 process flowchart nails it down here.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

*Two weeks after you receive the NOA2 you can contact the NVC to see if they have received your approved I-129F. You can contact them at 603 334-0700. Their homepage is here. Welcome to the US Department of State! Things move much faster now :).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Congrats! Now you wait for the NVC to send the petition to Montreal. While you're waiting you should get all the documents you need for the interview so when the consulate gets your petition and sends Packet 3 you're ready and can respond right away. If you need a passport renewal, long form birth certificate, and/or police records still this is the time to get them. The beneficiary should also make sure they have all their medical/vaccination records and get required vaccinations that they are missing. The following links should help:

Consulate in Montreal:

http://montreal.usconsulate.gov/visas/visas/immigrant-visas.html

The link for Packet 3 is to the right, it lists what you need

Medical exam info:

http://travel.state.gov/pdf/medical/MTL-MED-ENGL-0007-1112.pdf

This link has some useful info on the documents required:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_5455.html?cid=9013

Passport office:

Fees - $87 for Adult 24 page

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/section6.aspx?lang=eng&region=Canada

Urgent and Express Applications - $70 for urgent, 24 hr processing time

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/urgent.aspx?lang=eng

Processing times

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/service.aspx?lang=eng

Emergencies:

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/contact/menu-eng

If you need a passport renewal explain that the passport is required for K1 visa processing so you can get married in the US to your fiance and that the I-129F petition for a fiance visa will expire and that you need the passport to send back the required documentation in order to schedule an interview and medical exam. Since there is processing time for the Packet 4 (the info needed to schedule an interview) to be sent and wait times for the medical exam and the interview if you don't get the passport soon you may not have it in time to finish the K1 visa processing before the fiance visa petition expires. Additionally explain that without the passport you're also unable to travel to the US to see your fiance, assist with wedding planning, etc. A copy of the approved I-129F is sufficient to qualify for expedited processing. While the consulate will extend the petition expiration date this will avoid delays which we all hate.

Birth Certificate:

If needed in a hurry - 2 days + delivery, $30 surcharge

http://www.ontario.ca/en/information_bundle/birthcertificates/119274.html#hurry

Must go to Toronto office with proof of urgency

https://www.services.gov.on.ca/services/allLocations.do?action=details&id=11801&locale=EN

For proof of urgency print the NOA2 approval and the NVC notice that the petition is being forwarded to the consulate in Montreal to show visa processing should have begun (if you have that). Print the Packet 3 instructions (http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/packet3-k1-mtl.pdf) and bring those too in order to show that the birth certificate is required and that you can't schedule an interview etc until you have everything listed.

You can just get a CPIC record or if you think there's a reason that there'd be a hit on the beneficiary's name (such as a conviction, etc) then get the RCMP one instead. Someone with the same name as my fiance murdered someone so we're getting the RCMP one just in case to avoid potential delays later.

RCMP police records (criminal record check):

How to obtain certified criminal check

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm

Police Services with electronic fingerprint submission

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/ps-sp-elect-eng.htm

Processing times

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/time-temps-eng.htm

Verifying request status - must wait until the wait time has passed

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/app-dem-eng.htm

Make sure to get your finger prints taken at a place that can do electronic submission, processing time is 3 business days vs 4 weeks if not. Reason for request is to get a K1 visa issued from the US Consulate in Montreal (foreign travel). Bring the NOA2, NVC letter, etc as proof just in case. My fiance went in to one of the places that does the electronic fingerprinting and they had all the required forms, etc there.

Hope that helps!


Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Montreal, Canada

9/19/11: I-129F Sent

9/22/11: I-129F NOA1

2/8/12: I-129F RFE

3/5/12: I-129F RFE Reply Sent

(RFE details can be found here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/365210-rfe-primary-vs-secondary-evidence-feed-back-please/)

3/14/12: I-129F NOA2 (Approved!)

3/20/12: NVC Received Petition

3/29/12: Petition Left NVC

4/19/12: Consulate Received Petition

4/30/12: Packet 3 Notification Received by Petitioner in US

5/11/12: Packet 3 Received by Beneficiary in Canada

5/28/12: Packet 3 Returned via DHL

6/5/12: Packet 3 Received by Consulate, said they'd emailed Packet 4 (haven't received)

8/2/12: Consulate Interview at Montreal

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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You will probably never hear from Montreal.

Call NVC and get your MTL case number.

Go on the MTL US embassy website and download your packet 3 papers.

Fill out your papers and get your stuff ready.

Call the DOS line and ask if your petition is at MTL and ask if they have logged it and sent you P3.

If they say yes then you send them your finished P3 package.

Call the DOS line and ask if P3 has been logged and if P4 has been sent.

If yes then you can now book your interview and medical.

it was just forwarded to the nvc...she probably doesnt have a case number yet let alone an interview..several steps before she gets to that point



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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it was just forwarded to the nvc...she probably doesnt have a case number yet let alone an interview..several steps before she gets to that point

Clearly inky was simply pointing out the next steps. There is no suggestion she has an interview yet. She is a K-1, so NVC does not set her interview, the Montreal consuate does. If her petition was approved over 2 weeks ago, there is a very good possibility she already has a case number. Her next steps are consulate specific, so perhaps lets let the people with experience working with the Montreal consulate direct her forward

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it was just forwarded to the nvc...she probably doesnt have a case number yet let alone an interview..several steps before she gets to that point

Well had you read my post you would notice it is a list of steps.

Also you are talking to someone who is filing a K-1 not a spousal visa like you. That is a completely different process. K-1 petitions do not stay at NVC mostly they are there for a week at most and then sent to the embassy.

For example my K-1 petition was at the NVC for 2-3 days. Then it was at the US embassy in Montreal very quickly. It is very possible that her petition has already left the NVC in the 2 weeks + that have already passed since approval.


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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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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Well had you read my post you would notice it is a list of steps.

Also you are talking to someone who is filing a K-1 not a spousal visa like you. That is a completely different process. K-1 petitions do not stay at NVC mostly they are there for a week at most and then sent to the embassy.

For example my K-1 petition was at the NVC for 2-3 days. Then it was at the US embassy in Montreal very quickly. It is very possible that her petition has already left the NVC in the 2 weeks + that have already passed since approval.

yup I know..but inky said to check to see if she had an interview yet if u look at her earlier post...she needs a case number before that can happen...



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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yup I know..but inky said to check to see if she had an interview yet if u look at her earlier post...she needs a case number before that can happen...

Nope please read again. K-1 book their own interview. read my post like I said! I made a LIST in ORDER of what the OP needs to do. Booking their interview is LAST on the list of things for them to do.


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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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