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Hi guys,

Maybe I can find some advice here. I phoned NVC and was told my package was forwarded to Vancouver on January 8th. I downloaded "packet 3" online and have all but a few of the items on the checklist. I want to schedule an interview near the end of February, so I'm wondering if it's ok to e-mail the embassy today and tell them I will fax over my packet 3 and could they e-mail me packet 4. (I know Vancouver consulate will e-mail packet 4 if asked).

I am going to renew my passport in a couple of weeks, and it will be back by mid-February, and I just have to get my photos done and my fiance will be giving me the other documents next week. I will also be getting my police certificate in a week or so.

I just want to make sure I get a good interview date, as I'd like to move at the end of March.

Thank you!


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July 09, 2012 - Sent in application for I-129f petition for K1 Visa
Dec. 31, 2012 - NOA2
Feb. 23, 2013 - Visa received
March 31, 2013 - POE
April 12, 2013 - Wedding! (41213 prime!)

May 02, 2013 - Sent off AOS, EAD, AP package

May 04, 2013 - Package arrived at Chicago lockbox

May 22, 2013 - Early walk in Biometrics, Alexandria VA

June 03, 2013 - RFE for AOS

June 17, 2013 - RFE response received

July 05, 2013 - EAD and AP approved

July 10, 2013 - EAD card production

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I've posted an appeal on your behalf in the Canada forum -- someone should be along soon to advise you, si man. :)


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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what are you missing on your packet 3? just police cert, documents, and new passport? Have your medical done?

And, well it was last year for me, but interview dates for Vancouver are pretty good. I could of gotten mine the next business day as there was spots available. I scheduled mine a few days later while documents from my fiance were being overnighted to me. I think if you began scheduling end of Jan you'll be fine.

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You need to have your new passport number before you book your appointment.

Oh nice, thank you for that! I will try to get my application expedited then.


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July 09, 2012 - Sent in application for I-129f petition for K1 Visa
Dec. 31, 2012 - NOA2
Feb. 23, 2013 - Visa received
March 31, 2013 - POE
April 12, 2013 - Wedding! (41213 prime!)

May 02, 2013 - Sent off AOS, EAD, AP package

May 04, 2013 - Package arrived at Chicago lockbox

May 22, 2013 - Early walk in Biometrics, Alexandria VA

June 03, 2013 - RFE for AOS

June 17, 2013 - RFE response received

July 05, 2013 - EAD and AP approved

July 10, 2013 - EAD card production

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Oh nice, thank you for that! I will try to get my application expedited then.

I just wanted to update: I e-mailed the Vancouver consulate and asked if I can schedule my interview with my old passport number and just e-mail them the new one when it comes in. This is the reply I got:

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Good Morning,

Yes, you can schedule an interview with the old passport number. You must provide us the new passport on the day of your interview and at that time we will update the information. Although it is advisable that you schedule your appointment and complete DS-156 when you have the new passport.

Thank you.

K Visa Unit

Vancouver, BC

OP 4

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July 09, 2012 - Sent in application for I-129f petition for K1 Visa
Dec. 31, 2012 - NOA2
Feb. 23, 2013 - Visa received
March 31, 2013 - POE
April 12, 2013 - Wedding! (41213 prime!)

May 02, 2013 - Sent off AOS, EAD, AP package

May 04, 2013 - Package arrived at Chicago lockbox

May 22, 2013 - Early walk in Biometrics, Alexandria VA

June 03, 2013 - RFE for AOS

June 17, 2013 - RFE response received

July 05, 2013 - EAD and AP approved

July 10, 2013 - EAD card production

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I thought all immigrant visas are processed in Montreal.

Hi guys,

Maybe I can find some advice here. I phoned NVC and was told my package was forwarded to Vancouver on January 8th. I downloaded "packet 3" online and have all but a few of the items on the checklist. I want to schedule an interview near the end of February, so I'm wondering if it's ok to e-mail the embassy today and tell them I will fax over my packet 3 and could they e-mail me packet 4. (I know Vancouver consulate will e-mail packet 4 if asked).

I am going to renew my passport in a couple of weeks, and it will be back by mid-February, and I just have to get my photos done and my fiance will be giving me the other documents next week. I will also be getting my police certificate in a week or so.

I just want to make sure I get a good interview date, as I'd like to move at the end of March.

Thank you!

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