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I am trying to figure out a general time frame in order to get some idea when everything will be complete:

I filed for a K1 visa and it was received on Jan 9 2015 at the texas service center. My Fiance is Canadian and will be dealing with the embasy in Vancouver. Looking at the processing time line, it appears that the application SHOULD be processed in June or July. It will take approximently 1-2 months for everything to get to Vancouver where they will then schedule and interview that can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months in the future.

After that, he will be issued the visa to come to the U.S.

So I guess my questions are this:

1. Does anyone know how far in advance the Vancouver Embassy is scheduling inverview?

2. How long is the Visa valid for before my Fiance HAS to enter the US?

If anything I said isn't correct, let me know.

Looking for some kind of idea so I can figure out when we will be getting married so I can make plans.

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Don't make any plans until after he has the visa. Many here get married in the courthouse for immigration purposes, then later do the "real" wedding when you have time to plan. Also helpful if you may want to go on a honeymoon outside the country, as you have to file for AP or wait for the greencard after marriage in order to be able to leave the country (and return). The minute you put money down and book something, you know that something will delay the process.

07-17-2009 I-129F sent

07-22-2009 NOA1 date

07-24-2009 check cleared

07-30-2009 NOA1 received via snail mail

10-14-2009 NOA2 (we were around #187 on Igor's List)

12-30-2009 Interview in Madrid!

02-01-2010 Visa in Hand - finally!

03-08-2010 POE Orlando, FL

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We booked my fiance's interview in Vancouver a couple weeks ago. At that time, they had dates available in early June or late July. Tuesdays only. Of course, that's no guarantee of future dates, but your guestimate of 2 weeks is probably a little short and 4 months is maybe a little long.

And from the date of his medical, he will have 6 months in which to enter the US. Once he enters the US, you start your 90 days in which you need to get married. Hope that helps!

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress 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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My Fiancés interview is on May 12th....around 6 weeks out when he scheduled...However there were a few earlier dates that opened up...He had already set his med appt so stayed with the May 12th date...

Just curious, since I will be going through the Vancouver consulate myself (hopefully sooner rather than later)... How long was the process from the file being sent to the NVC and then getting to the consulate? There seems to be little information about the Vancouver consulate as the Montreal one is much more popular it seems, lol.

Sent I-129F to Lewisville, TX: 10/21/2014
I-129F received in Lewisville, TX!: 10/23/2014

NOA1 - Text/Email: 10/28/2014

ARN updated: 10/28/2014

NOA2: 06/09/2015 (224 days)

Sent to NVC: 06/22/2015

NVC received: 06/30/2015

NVC Case Number received: 07/01/2015

Sent to Vancouver: 07/06/2015

Consulate received: 07/14/2015

Packet 3 sent: 07/14/2015

Packet 4 received: 07/16/2015

Medical: 08/14/2015

Interview: 08/18/2015 - APPROVED!

Received Visa: 08/21/2015

POE: 09/06/2015

Married: 10/25/2015


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