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Hi fellow VJers,

This is my first post even though I have been a VJ fan and have used it's wealth of info for my wife's visa interview at Montreal. The interview went well on Aug 8th but, the consular officer requested us to submit I-134 (affidavit of support). I am the petitioner (Employment based green card holder) and my wife is the beneficiary (following-to-join).

The problem was that the I-134 was not mentioned in any of the checklists including the NVC's. I called the NVC before the interview and they said that it is not needed. In the consulate specific P4 doc checklist, it was not mentioned either.

Now, we have submitted it along with the passport and the DOS operator confirmed that the Consulate received it on Fri. The question I have is how long will it take for them to review and hopefully stamp the visa on her passport?

Will the Consulate consider expedite request based on the fact that the requested doc was not mentioned anywhere?

I would really appreciate any answers/guidance.

Cheers.

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Another VJ'er just reported a couple of days ago that his/her visa was issued and passport returned 3 weeks after submitting documents.

I'm currently at 10 days since MTL received mine but no movement on it yet. Hoping 3 weeks is the magic number for me too.

As for expediting... I have no idea. Good luck to you.

Edited to add: I don't think there is any way to estimate how long it will take. Some take a long time, some not. I just look at 3 weeks as a very recent example and hope for the best.

Edited by CAdreamer

The K-1 Visa journey for myself and my two K-2 children:

K-1: NOA1 2011-8-10; NOA2 2012-1-12; Interview 2012-4-24; Visa issued 2012-9-17; POE (Sarnia) 2012-9-26; Wedding! 2012-10-02
AOS: NOA1 2012-11-20; Biometrics 2012-12-14; AP/EAD approved 2013-1-11; Interview 2013-1-31; 2-yr Green cards in hand 2013-2-9 (101 days total)

ROC: NOA1 11-7-14; Biometrics 12-1-14; 10-yr Green cards ordered 4-13-15! (157 days total)

Counting down to naturalization time!

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Another VJ'er just reported a couple of days ago that his/her visa was issued and passport returned 3 weeks after submitting documents.

I'm currently at 10 days since MTL received mine but no movement on it yet. Hoping 3 weeks is the magic number for me too.

As for expediting... I have no idea. Good luck to you.

Edited to add: I don't think there is any way to estimate how long it will take. Some take a long time, some not. I just look at 3 weeks as a very recent example and hope for the best.

Many thanks for the reply. That is a lot better than the 6-8 weeks that has been mentioned in the visa worksheet. I will keep my fingers crossed. Good luck to you as well.

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Today is 6 weeks since my documents/passports were delivered in MTL. Friday will be 6 weeks since they were logged as received (according to DOS). Nothing yet. :(


The K-1 Visa journey for myself and my two K-2 children:

K-1: NOA1 2011-8-10; NOA2 2012-1-12; Interview 2012-4-24; Visa issued 2012-9-17; POE (Sarnia) 2012-9-26; Wedding! 2012-10-02
AOS: NOA1 2012-11-20; Biometrics 2012-12-14; AP/EAD approved 2013-1-11; Interview 2013-1-31; 2-yr Green cards in hand 2013-2-9 (101 days total)

ROC: NOA1 11-7-14; Biometrics 12-1-14; 10-yr Green cards ordered 4-13-15! (157 days total)

Counting down to naturalization time!

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For the K1 applicants...what did you have to submit as extra documents to Montreal? I am curious so hopefully I don't forget to bring it to interview


K-1 VISA ADVENTURE:
04-01-2012: Engaged in Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park!
USCIS
05-02-2012: Sent I-129F to Dallas Lockbox
05-14-2012: Received Physical NOA1
08-09-2012: Received Physical NOA2
Montreal Embassy
08-21-2012: Package 3
09-06-2012: Package 4
11-12-2012: Medical in Toronto, Ontario (Approved-Went Well! Tip: Make sure you have ALL of your vaccinations up to date when you go to your medical exam! It CAN delay things.
11-19-2012: Interview in Montreal (APPROVED!!)
11-21-2012: Received Passport and Visa Package Back From Montreal (DHL/LOOMIS OPENED OUR SEALED ENVELOPE! SENT BACK TO MONTREAL ON 11-23-2012 TO BE RESEALED)
12-04-2012: Recevied resealed Visa package from Montreal
12-23-2012: POE: Port Huron, Michigan (Everything Went Great!)
02-16-2013: Wedding Date! We're MARRIED!

AOS

06-18-2013: Sent AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox

06-20-2013: USPS Estimating Package Should Arrive in Chicago

06-24-2013: Received NOA Text and Emails for All Applications

06-27-2013: Received Physical NOAs for AOS, EAD and AP

07-16-2013: Biometrics Appointment

07-29-2013: I-485 Ready for Interview to Be Scheduled!!! YAY!!!! (No EXTREMELY Long Wait!)

08-02-2013: Received Mail with Interview Date!

09-03-2013: Interview in Detroit, Michigan (APPROVED!)

09-04-2013: EAD/AP Approved! (Even though it no longer matters because GC was approved the day before)

09-09-2013: Green Card mailed out via USPS 2-Day Air

09-11-2013: Received 2 Year Conditional Green Card in the Mail

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Ours is IR1, not K1. We didn't have enough proof of domicile since we are living as a family in Canada and Montreal is notoriously hard on that situation. We've had our congressman involved and have been approved so it's only a passport that I've sent in. My email from them says to send in the passport and they will promptly complete processing, so I don't know if that makes it faster. We'll see! Thanks CAdreamer. Hopefully you get yours back soon!

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For ours we forgot to put in a letter stating why there had been no tax return the previous year. Been waiting 2 weeks so far, and I'm hoping it doesn't take too much longer because I want to give notice at work, where I live, etc, and then move! :)

I know we're almost there... but it's frustrating sending the stuff off and then just not knowing. I've been calling the DoS every couple days to check, and they've received the document and reviewed it, but they tell me it then takes time to process everything. Hopefully soon :)

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Just to update, I just called DOS and they received my husbands passport last Wednesday(I sent it Tuesday... holy fast!) and a visa was issued last week. I suppose that means that we can expect to have it back within the next couple of weeks. Horray for having our congressman involved!

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I made one of my regular, twice-weekly calls to DOS yesterday and heard that my visa was issued yesterday (6 weeks+3 days after receipt of the documentation and passports). I don't know if the contact with the senator's office helped, or if it was the email I sent to Montreal myself, or if it would have happened on that timing anyway.

Now fingers crossed for speedy delivery!


The K-1 Visa journey for myself and my two K-2 children:

K-1: NOA1 2011-8-10; NOA2 2012-1-12; Interview 2012-4-24; Visa issued 2012-9-17; POE (Sarnia) 2012-9-26; Wedding! 2012-10-02
AOS: NOA1 2012-11-20; Biometrics 2012-12-14; AP/EAD approved 2013-1-11; Interview 2013-1-31; 2-yr Green cards in hand 2013-2-9 (101 days total)

ROC: NOA1 11-7-14; Biometrics 12-1-14; 10-yr Green cards ordered 4-13-15! (157 days total)

Counting down to naturalization time!

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We got an email last night saying that Loomis had the passport and today it's ready for pick-up. Considering we live on Vancouver Island that's pretty fast service!

CAdreamer our application was handled WAY faster once we got the congressman involved, not only that but I'm sure that they accepted domicile evidence from s through the congressman's office that if we had submitted on our own would never have sufficed. I don't even care, I'm just glad that our almost 2 year journey is finally done with immigration for a while and we can concentrate on actually moving now!

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