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Hello!,

I couldn't find a direct answer to my question elsewhere, so... for processing my K-1 through Montréal, when do I pay the $265 visa fee? When I finish and submit my DS-160 online, or at the consulate itself when I go for my interview?

Thanks a bunch! :D,

- Chris

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When you schedule your interview.


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

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Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

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When you schedule your interview.

Hi Ash,

Unrelated question; how did you know when Montreal received and logged your case? Did you have a number to call other than the NVC?


Filed I-129f petition---------------- 01.07.2015

Hardcopy NOA1 rec.----------------01.23.2015

K1 Visa Received---------------------10.09.2015

Married--------------------------------- 12.12.2015

Filed AOS/EAD-------------------------02.02.2016

AOS/EAD NOA1 rec.------------------02.08.2016

EAD Approved--------------------------04.11.2016

:reading:You can read more about my immigration journey on my blog as well as get tips and information about the process.

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Hi Ash,

Unrelated question; how did you know when Montreal received and logged your case? Did you have a number to call other than the NVC?

I watched the status on the CEAC site. I was able to track it from in transit til it got marked as ready, but I also knew that READY doesn't always mean READY. So we sent our packet 3

when we thought it was ready, but then we noticed the "Status Update Date" changed on the CEAC site, so we sent packet 3 again.

The date they recieve it isn't the date they log it though, it could take up to a couple of weeks to log after they recieve.

But we didn't really know until we got the letter, a week after we had already completed packet 4. We just kinda went with our gut and figured the next updated date was the logging date.

MTL doesn't do calls, they only respond with the online inquiry form: http://canada.usembassy.gov/contact/public-inquiry-form.html

You can ask them there, once you know, but you may be told to just wait X amount of time or wait for the letter.


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

Spoiler

Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

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I watched the status on the CEAC site. I was able to track it from in transit til it got marked as ready, but I also knew that READY doesn't always mean READY. So we sent our packet 3

when we thought it was ready, but then we noticed the "Status Update Date" changed on the CEAC site, so we sent packet 3 again.

The date they recieve it isn't the date they log it though, it could take up to a couple of weeks to log after they recieve.

But we didn't really know until we got the letter, a week after we had already completed packet 4. We just kinda went with our gut and figured the next updated date was the logging date.

MTL doesn't do calls, they only respond with the online inquiry form: http://canada.usembassy.gov/contact/public-inquiry-form.html

You can ask them there, once you know, but you may be told to just wait X amount of time or wait for the letter.

Ah I see. So we should go ahead onto the CEAC website and apply for the visa there and watch it from there.

Thanks again.


Filed I-129f petition---------------- 01.07.2015

Hardcopy NOA1 rec.----------------01.23.2015

K1 Visa Received---------------------10.09.2015

Married--------------------------------- 12.12.2015

Filed AOS/EAD-------------------------02.02.2016

AOS/EAD NOA1 rec.------------------02.08.2016

EAD Approved--------------------------04.11.2016

:reading:You can read more about my immigration journey on my blog as well as get tips and information about the process.

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