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Happy Canada Day Canadians!!

I have a few quick questions about the K1 process in Vancouver that I am hoping those who have gone through Vancouver can answer for me. My file has finally arrived at the NVC after 8 months and 2 days. Not that I'm counting. Which means that my case should get to Vancouver within the next 2 weeks. Give or take. So...

1. I submitted my DS160 already. See above. I waited 8 months. I was excited when we finally got approved. Will this be a problem? I can't imagine it will be, it's the same information that it would be once the consulate receives my stuff.

2. Can I submit packet 3 before they send it to me? So once everything is at the consulate, can I just send it in? It's a download link, I can't imagine that I would need to wait for a letter to arrive with that in it? Mine is printed, and completed, just waiting on my VAC number.

3. Has anyone received an interview date recently that was for a date earlier than September? Or do cancellations happen? I am happy to refresh a page every 5 minutes for weeks to get an earlier date...

4. Does anyone have any idea approximately how long it takes from the time NVC receives it, until it gets to Vancouver?

Any help anyone can give, or any other additional advice I may have missed, I would appreciate it! Thank you!!

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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Mine took a few weeks to get from NVC to Vancouver.. I think about 3-4? If you send your packet 3 before they receive it, I think they cannot accept it because they wouldn't have a file on you yet. You don't have to wait for the Packet three to be mailed to you, but you do need to be sure Vancouver has your file. You can email them and ask if they have it and they can confirm and will likely just email the packet three at that time.

I don't know about the interviews. I remember when I did mine in January, it took forever to get dates.. They had December ones up all the way mid December before they posted January. When I did it they only had interviews on Tuesday too. I tried bothering them about interview dates and they said they update them regularly.. Best thing to do is keep checking. Cancellations happen, but I don't know how often.

There are some good reviews on Vancouver interviews on here. It was overall pretty straight forward when I got there. My nerves were high, but in the end it was pretty easy.


K-1 Visa Timeline


04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved


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