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Hey guys!

My interview in Montreal is on June 25th, and if all goes well, I'm hoping to be leaving Canada July 12th....how long does it normally take to get your passport back after your interview is approved? Really hoping it's not like a month after or anything haha.


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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It's country-specific. We had our K1 interview on a Monday, she had her visa in her hand on the following Wednesday.


Fernando & Michelle

12/05/2011 - Mailed I-129F
12/09/2011 - Received NOA1
12/21/2011 - Last updated by USCIS
04/12/2012 - Approved!
05/08/2012 - NVC received
05/09/2012 - Left NVC
05/14/2012 - Received at Consulate
06/25/2012 - Interview at Consulate, APPROVED!!!!
07/07/2012 - POE at JFK, easy.

09/28/2012 - Mailed I-485
11/09/2012 - Appointment for Biometrics
12/08/2012 - EAD and AP Card arrived in mail. No updates to USCIS website.
07/26/2013 - Approved, no interview.

04/30/2015 - Mailed I-751

06/03/2015 - Appointment for Biometrics

02/29/2016 - Approved, no interview.

03/14/2016 - Received 10-year Card

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Is there a way to find out that country specific info? I haven't really seen anything on the "France" portal and I'm wondering the exact same thing!


K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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Honestly, I found out by asking other people in my portal and also by people chiming in and telling their stories on different threads.


Fernando & Michelle

12/05/2011 - Mailed I-129F
12/09/2011 - Received NOA1
12/21/2011 - Last updated by USCIS
04/12/2012 - Approved!
05/08/2012 - NVC received
05/09/2012 - Left NVC
05/14/2012 - Received at Consulate
06/25/2012 - Interview at Consulate, APPROVED!!!!
07/07/2012 - POE at JFK, easy.

09/28/2012 - Mailed I-485
11/09/2012 - Appointment for Biometrics
12/08/2012 - EAD and AP Card arrived in mail. No updates to USCIS website.
07/26/2013 - Approved, no interview.

04/30/2015 - Mailed I-751

06/03/2015 - Appointment for Biometrics

02/29/2016 - Approved, no interview.

03/14/2016 - Received 10-year Card

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Just wanted to chime in with my experience thus far. I have my K1 visa interview in Montreal on May 14th and was told I would have my visa in my hand in two weeks total.

As of today (June 7) I have not received my package yet. From the date of my interview until June 3 my visa status showed "Ready" and only moved to "Administrative Processing" on June 3.

I have emailed the consulate to inquire about what the delay was but only received the standard "we are working on it" email back.

I have encountered others that have currently been waiting upwards of 7 weeks to get their visa and passport mailed from the consulate. I think the TL;DR version of this is: Processing times vary quite widely and you should not make any solid plans for moving/flying until you have your visa in your hand. Despite what your interviewer may say, the time line provided can be absolutely off from what really may happen (I'm a prime example of that).


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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Just wanted to chime in with my experience thus far. I have my K1 visa interview in Montreal on May 14th and was told I would have my visa in my hand in two weeks total.

As of today (June 7) I have not received my package yet. From the date of my interview until June 3 my visa status showed "Ready" and only moved to "Administrative Processing" on June 3.

I have emailed the consulate to inquire about what the delay was but only received the standard "we are working on it" email back.

I have encountered others that have currently been waiting upwards of 7 weeks to get their visa and passport mailed from the consulate. I think the TL;DR version of this is: Processing times vary quite widely and you should not make any solid plans for moving/flying until you have your visa in your hand. Despite what your interviewer may say, the time line provided can be absolutely off from what really may happen (I'm a prime example of that).

Yikes, hope you hear something soon.

Don't mind me asking, but did you have to send anything in after your interview or something? I've heard this happening to those that had to send in additional documents


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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Yikes, hope you hear something soon.

Don't mind me asking, but did you have to send anything in after your interview or something? I've heard this happening to those that had to send in additional documents

No problem in asking at all!

Ironically, my interviewer said to me (and I quote): "Well, I sure do hope all of my interviews are this easy to do today!"

I had an absolutely spotless interview and did not need to send any further documentation. As to why there has been this long of a delay is anyone's guess at this point. I am honestly baffled as to why my passport return has taken this long.


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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No problem in asking at all!

Ironically, my interviewer said to me (and I quote): "Well, I sure do hope all of my interviews are this easy to do today!"

I had an absolutely spotless interview and did not need to send any further documentation. As to why there has been this long of a delay is anyone's guess at this point. I am honestly baffled as to why my passport return has taken this long.

Oh my, I'm scared now lol.

I have my heart set on the whole "five business days" thing. With my luck I'm sure I'll be waiting until next year


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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Oh my, I'm scared now lol.

I have my heart set on the whole "five business days" thing. With my luck I'm sure I'll be waiting until next year

Best of luck to you! Getting it back within five business days is definitely not out of the realm of possibility, so do not count yourself down and out quite yet. My only advice is to be cautiously optimistic. Getting your hopes up based on what has happened to others or what your interviewer even says just sets yourself up for some potentially stressful days going forward. I made the mistake (albeit for good reason) of getting my hopes up to be moving by a specific day and I just set myself up for some anxious days I am experiencing right now.

This all just becomes a mental game really; waiting is difficult sure, but this is one of those situations you just have to step back and realize it is out of your hands.

If it becomes an abnormally long wait for yourself, or a wait over what the consulate prescribed, you can get your US petitioner to contact their congressperson to see if anything can be done on their end. While sometimes this is an exercise in futility, I have read reports from others recently that this actually had a positive impact on their wait time and sped it up considerably.

Be sure to report back once your interview has completed!


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

 

July 2017 ROC Filers Posting Template:

Quote

Service Center: CSC/VSC
First 5 Digits from WAC/EAC Receipt #: E.g. WAC17290
NOA1 Date: E.g. July 15, 2017
Filed N-400?: Yes/No
Case Transferred?: Yes/No

     If yes, provide to what service center? On what date?: Yes/No; Transferred to NSC (Nebraska Service Center) on August 18, 2018

Approved?: Yes/No

     If yes, what was the date of your approval?: October 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have a RFE (Request for Evidence)? On what date?: Yes/No; September 1, 2018

     If yes, did you have an interview? On what date?: Yes/No; September 30, 2018

Any other information: E.g. Received my 18-month extension letter on XX; Issues cashing our check originally, etc.

 

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Best of luck to you! Getting it back within five business days is definitely not out of the realm of possibility, so do not count yourself down and out quite yet. My only advice is to be cautiously optimistic. Getting your hopes up based on what has happened to others or what your interviewer even says just sets yourself up for some potentially stressful days going forward. I made the mistake (albeit for good reason) of getting my hopes up to be moving by a specific day and I just set myself up for some anxious days I am experiencing right now.

This all just becomes a mental game really; waiting is difficult sure, but this is one of those situations you just have to step back and realize it is out of your hands.

If it becomes an abnormally long wait for yourself, or a wait over what the consulate prescribed, you can get your US petitioner to contact their congressperson to see if anything can be done on their end. While sometimes this is an exercise in futility, I have read reports from others recently that this actually had a positive impact on their wait time and sped it up considerably.

Be sure to report back once your interview has completed!

Yeah, I couldn't say it better myself. This entire process has just kept me on my toes and on my last nerve, haha.

I find with this website, though it's incredibly helpful, to take everything with a grain of salt and to try my best not to compare my case with anybody else's because no two are the same. I found this whole process to be shorter than what we were anticipating, so I guess I should just be grateful for that since many haven't even gotten their NOA 2.

Thanks for the helpful info though, I didn't know my fiance would be able to contact the congressman if the need be, something to definitely keep in mind. I guess I'm just so anxious because it's been a very long 6 months since I've seen my fiance and would love to put this part of the process to rest.

Thanks for the well wishes and I'm hoping you receive your passport in a jiffy.


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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I would just say don't make travel plans in stone. Considering that July1st is right on your interview date's heels and then July 3rd is the US holiday for July4th this year, just sit tight and I bet you still could have it in a reasonable amount of time.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Good morning. My husband and I had our interview 2 weeks ago, they stamped his visa that day with a temporary travel stamp valid for 60 days. He left to go home to Mexico the next day so he could visit family and his green card came on Saturday in the mail. They said we would have it August 1, but it arrived way early.

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On 2015-06-07 at 7:33 PM, Trenz said:

Just wanted to chime in with my experience thus far. I have my K1 visa interview in Montreal on May 14th and was told I would have my visa in my hand in two weeks total.

As of today (June 7) I have not received my package yet. From the date of my interview until June 3 my visa status showed "Ready" and only moved to "Administrative Processing" on June 3.

I have emailed the consulate to inquire about what the delay was but only received the standard "we are working on it" email back.

I have encountered others that have currently been waiting upwards of 7 weeks to get their visa and passport mailed from the consulate. I think the TL;DR version of this is: Processing times vary quite widely and you should not make any solid plans for moving/flying until you have your visa in your hand. Despite what your interviewer may say, the time line provided can be absolutely off from what really may happen (I'm a prime example of that).

Hey there I’m just wondering what the actual date you got your visa in hand was... I realize this post is old but I am going through the same thing. I had my interview oct 4 and it is now November 7 and still not tracking number. 

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As this thread is 2 years old and the process in Montreal has changed, it would be better to start a new thread. What the OP went through will not apply to you. Montreal is notoriously slow processing any AP. 

 

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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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