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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if anyone else has encountered this particular issue, although I'm sure it must have come up sometime before. Any information, advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

So, my concern is this; our visa application was originally sent to Vancouver (we had put Vancouver on the 1-129F because I (the beneficiary) have family out there and I live pretty much half way between Vancouver and Montreal and believed at first that I could have a chance at going to Vancouver. I know I should have done further research, but I was hopeful it would work out. I had read several stories on here that suggested there are no clear jurisdictions for each consulate, however, of course I now know there are.

Anyway, that part is what it is, the Vancouver consulate informed us that where I live is out of their jurisdiction and so they would be forwarding our case to Montreal. Montreal contacted us today with our Packet #3 instructions, the problem is that we still have a Vancouver case # beginning with VAC, not a Montreal case #. From the packet #3 instructions it seems we really do need to have a Montreal case #. I'm concerned that this is going to complicate our case and perhaps they will look at our Vancouver case # and assume it's at the wrong consulate again.

Should we be calling or contacting the Montreal consulate in some way to resolve this and try to get assigned a Montreal case #?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank you :)


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*Documents sent from Vancouver Consulate to Montreal Consulate : March 5th 2015

Consulate: (Montreal) March 18th 2015

Packet #3: March 18th 2015

Packet #3 Sent: March 30th 2015

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I have read on another thread about a person who still got processed with their VAC case number even though they were transferred to Montreal. To put your mind at ease, call or email the Montreal embassy as soon as you can.


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08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

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Thank you for your suggestion :) I think that's what we're going to do, just to make sure.


Our Journey

1st communication: February 26th 2014

1st visit: (Canada) July 9th - 17th 2014

2nd visit: (Canada) August 15th - 19th 2014

3rd visit: (United States) September 27th - November 10th 2014

ENGAGED!!!! November 3rd 2014

4th visit: (Canada) December 22nd 2014 - January 2nd 2015

(Our first Christmas & New Years together!)

5th visit: (Canada) February 25th 2015 - March 3rd 2015

Visa Process

Sent I-129F: January 17th 2015

NOA1: (CSC) January 22nd 2015

NOA2: February 4th 2015

NVC: February 24th 2015

Consulate: (Vancouver) March 4th 2015

*Documents sent from Vancouver Consulate to Montreal Consulate : March 5th 2015

Consulate: (Montreal) March 18th 2015

Packet #3: March 18th 2015

Packet #3 Sent: March 30th 2015

Packet #4 Received: April 9th 2015

Medical: May 20th 2015

Interview: May 27th 2015

APPROVED!!! :D

Visa Issued: June 9th 2015

Visa Received: June 16th 2015

Entered United States: June 28th 2015

Home: July 1st 2015

MARRIED!!! (September 5th 2015)

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Canada regional subforum. ***


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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You should be going to Vancouver if you live Manitoba and West.

I'd be contacting them about it.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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I live in Northwestern Ontario, closer to Manitoba than Toronto by far. We did contact them, and they insisted that where I live is out of Vancouver's jurisdiction. So, our case was transferred to Montreal. We contacted Montreal and they assured us that we were fine keeping the old VAC #.


Our Journey

1st communication: February 26th 2014

1st visit: (Canada) July 9th - 17th 2014

2nd visit: (Canada) August 15th - 19th 2014

3rd visit: (United States) September 27th - November 10th 2014

ENGAGED!!!! November 3rd 2014

4th visit: (Canada) December 22nd 2014 - January 2nd 2015

(Our first Christmas & New Years together!)

5th visit: (Canada) February 25th 2015 - March 3rd 2015

Visa Process

Sent I-129F: January 17th 2015

NOA1: (CSC) January 22nd 2015

NOA2: February 4th 2015

NVC: February 24th 2015

Consulate: (Vancouver) March 4th 2015

*Documents sent from Vancouver Consulate to Montreal Consulate : March 5th 2015

Consulate: (Montreal) March 18th 2015

Packet #3: March 18th 2015

Packet #3 Sent: March 30th 2015

Packet #4 Received: April 9th 2015

Medical: May 20th 2015

Interview: May 27th 2015

APPROVED!!! :D

Visa Issued: June 9th 2015

Visa Received: June 16th 2015

Entered United States: June 28th 2015

Home: July 1st 2015

MARRIED!!! (September 5th 2015)

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I live in Northwestern Ontario, closer to Manitoba than Toronto by far. We did contact them, and they insisted that where I live is out of Vancouver's jurisdiction. So, our case was transferred to Montreal. We contacted Montreal and they assured us that we were fine keeping the old VAC #.

If you live in Ontario you should have been going to Montreal not Vancouver.

Manitoba mailing addresses and WEST go to Vancouver, Ontario addresses and EAST go to Montreal.

So you do live outside of Vancouver's jurisdiction, and your case is appropriately at Montreal. It's odd the NVC gave you the VAC number however.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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They gave us a VAC case # because we mistakenly chose Vancouver as our consulate. As I wrote in my opening post, I had hoped to go to Vancouver because I have family out there and I had read of other people being sent across the country to the consulate furthest away from them. Anyway, the fault was mine for not doing enough research in the beginning. Our concern was simply that they hadn't assigned us a Montreal case number after transferring our petition and documents to Montreal. So far everything seems to be going well regardless. We did contact Montreal, and they assured us the VAC case number wouldn't cause any issues.


Our Journey

1st communication: February 26th 2014

1st visit: (Canada) July 9th - 17th 2014

2nd visit: (Canada) August 15th - 19th 2014

3rd visit: (United States) September 27th - November 10th 2014

ENGAGED!!!! November 3rd 2014

4th visit: (Canada) December 22nd 2014 - January 2nd 2015

(Our first Christmas & New Years together!)

5th visit: (Canada) February 25th 2015 - March 3rd 2015

Visa Process

Sent I-129F: January 17th 2015

NOA1: (CSC) January 22nd 2015

NOA2: February 4th 2015

NVC: February 24th 2015

Consulate: (Vancouver) March 4th 2015

*Documents sent from Vancouver Consulate to Montreal Consulate : March 5th 2015

Consulate: (Montreal) March 18th 2015

Packet #3: March 18th 2015

Packet #3 Sent: March 30th 2015

Packet #4 Received: April 9th 2015

Medical: May 20th 2015

Interview: May 27th 2015

APPROVED!!! :D

Visa Issued: June 9th 2015

Visa Received: June 16th 2015

Entered United States: June 28th 2015

Home: July 1st 2015

MARRIED!!! (September 5th 2015)

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