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Hi all. So we just sent out packet 3 email. However we have not heard anything back and it has been a week now. Anyone know the average wait to receive packet 4?

Also, I have been reading that you need to pay the visa fee before your interview. However I did not see any payment option while completing the DS-160. Does anyone know when/where we should be expecting to pay this visa fee?

(Consulate is in Montreal)

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Although I'm not 100% sure, I believe once it's been a week you can start calling the consulate to inquire. I know I will be as soon as I'm able to.

But I have a quick question for you, with your email I know you're supposed to send the checklist along with your passport photo and whatnot, but is the checklist supposed to be a scanned copy with your signature, or just the blank checklist?


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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You need to send the checklist with all the things that apply to you checked off. The ones that don't apply i put "NA"(not applicable ) like court records military records etc. you also need to put your MTL case # at the bottom and yes you need to sign and date. I signed mine then scanned it right onto email

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Hi Nicole&Billy,

Came across your thread looking for some info here, hopefully you can be of help - not trying to derail this thread! So my case was sent from the NVC to the Montreal Consulate back at the end of March, and I haven't received packet 3 instructions yet, but have been told they're notoriously slow... but finally realized I don't even need to actually wait before starting the process! Dumb me. SO - my main question, the net keeps telling me for packet 3 I need to submit this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YPyYVB3A_-EHgO2k6X5WgKg5Jtb04pgRubg9SeiHNzI/edit

BUT - after finding packet 3 instructions on the consulate website: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

it looks like maybe now all that's needed is DS-160, signed checklist, and passport scan??

I am so confused after seeing so many people talk about requiring DS-230s, DS-156/156K... did this recently change?

Thank you so much for any help and sorry for being so longwinded... they really don't seem to make this very clear!

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Hi there,

DS-160 is the only one you need to fill out now!

So when you email packet 3 you will send the confirmation page, scanned copy of the checklist (check off all items pertaining to you) sign and date the bottom with your MTL chase number and a scanned copy in coulor of your passport ID page

Hope this helps!

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