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Hi All,

I have called the NVC today and they indicated that our case has been finalized and is waiting on visa interview schedule at the embassy of Montreal (IR/CR1). My spouse's original passport will expire in Feb of 2016, which is most likely will be less than 6 months of her interview. It is very difficult to get a new passport before that time.

Recently, my spouse became a Canadian citizen and I was trying to update her case with NVC, but they told me to wait for the interview so you don't delay your case. My question is will acquiring the Canadian citizenship will cause any issues for my spouse, and if not; can she use her Canadian passport for the visa stamping if granted?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Thanks for your reply. Were you, or someone yo know went through the same scenario?

Also, do you recommend that we update the embassy right now with her new citizenship, or wait for the interview? The reason why I am asking is when the embassy sends Packet 3, they request that you ask the applicants to send a copy of the passport which in my understanding is that it should the passport for her original nationality. Throughout the case my spouse was using her original citizenship!

Thanks again!

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Ir1/Cr1 do not get packet 3.


Bringing the passport to interview with a photocopy of her bio-data page would be fine.

Montreal is a consulate btw.

Edited by NLR

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