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Does Montreal consulate still have the option of both mail and electronic processing (sending documents via email) for IR-1/CR-1 visa? If yes, then does anyone have any recommendations on which option to pursue. I have read Saylin's guide for Montreal Beneficiaries (last updated September 12, 2015) and it seems electronic processing was optional at that time. Thanks!!

 

Apologies if this question has already been asked. I am unable to find on the forum.

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I think most couples do electronic processing, but we couldn't seem to condense our emails down enough, so we ended up just mailing them in. I think doing it that way cost us about two weeks, if that matters to you. But yes, they offer both electronic and mail.


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CR-1: Texas Service Center and Montreal Consulate

Wedding: 2015-04-11

NOA1: 2015-12-18

NOA2: 2016-04-28

AOS paid: 2016-07-03

IV paid: 2016-07-24

DS-260 completed: 2016-07-27

Mailed AOS & IV package to NVC: 2016-10-24

Scan date: 2016-10-31

Sent for supervisor review: 2016-12-16

Case complete email: 2016-12-30

Medical (Dr Zatzman in Toronto): 2017-01-16

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Both are accepted.

 

By sending your package via email, it saves quite a bit of time and also saves courier fees, also save you from asking yourself whether the package was received, or lost etc....

 

We sent out package last week via email and was approved in just under 1 week, also got an interview date!

 

 

Regardless of which method you decide to send your package, wish you all the best and good luck!

 

 

 


09-Jul-2016 ✳ Married in Canada !  ♥ ❣ 💒

USCIS   

 

06-Sep-2016  I-130 sent to Arizona Lockbox

13-Sep-2016  Email "USCIS Acceptance Confirmation" , Check cashed

18-Sep-2016  NOA1, hardcopy received [PD 08-Sep-2016]

Case accepted, routed to USCIS Nebraska Service Center
20-Sep-2016
  USCIS shows "Case Was Received"

22-Mar-2017  USCIS shows "Case Approved"

30-Mar-2017  NOA2, hardcopy received [193 days from NOA1 to NOA 2] 

30-Mar-2017  USCIS shows ''Case sent to Department of State

NVC & Embassy

 

01-Apr-2017  NVC rec'd case

06-Apr-2017  NVC case # assigned, email added  [7 days from NOA2 to Case Number assigned] 

10-Apr-2017 ✳ NVC IIN assigned, DS-261 & AOS Unlocked, DS-261 submitted & AOS Fee paid online

12-Apr-2017 ✳ NVC Welcome email received

18-Apr-2017 ✳ IV Fee Unlocked, Fee paid online

20-Apr-2017 ✳ DS-260 Unlocked   

30-Apr-2017  DS-260 submitted

11-May-2017  AOS & IV Pkg Submitted via email

👍 N/A  Scan Date     👍 N/A  Case completed

16-May-2017  Called to inquire, informed Case Completed! [40 days from Case Number assigned to Case Complete] 

18-May-2017  Official Interview Appointment letter received via email for June 27, 2017     

282 Days from NOA1 to Interview (9 months 9 days) 

18-May-2017  CEAC shows case at NVC   19-May-2017  CEAC shows case in TRANSIT   23-May-2017  CEAC shows case is READY

23-Aug-2017  Y  웃유  G I R L  ヅ 👶 👧 🚺 

28-Nov-2017 ✳ New interview date

Embassy

20-Nov-2017  Medical at Surrey, BC

28-Nov-2017 ✳ Interview at Montreal Consulate  APPROVED:dancing:

07-Dec-2017  CEAC case update to AP   CEAC Case Last updated:  11-Dec-2017 ; 26-Jan-2018 ; 31-Jan-2018

05-Feb-2018  Visa in hand   63 Days in AP

06-Feb-2018  Immigration fee paid online
27-Feb-2018 ✳ POE

07-Mar-2018  SSN received

13-Apr-2018 ✳ Green Card in hand

00-???-201? ✳ Adjustment of Status

 Wiki on NVC Process     -     Wiki for Canadian Spouses for NVC

Personal Checklist - MTL-NVC to Interview Process  - Thx JessieABC for sharing!

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1 hour ago, NewBrunswicker said:

We had sent ours by email. It worked like a charm. If I remember correctly, I sent two emails total because of the size of them. Personally, that is the way I recommend.

Agreed! I also sent 2 emails. Email 1 of 2 and Email 2 of 2. First email was AOS package, and second was for the IV package. Once sent, you can call NVC to inquire after 2-3 days to confirm whether it was received. 


09-Jul-2016 ✳ Married in Canada !  ♥ ❣ 💒

USCIS   

 

06-Sep-2016  I-130 sent to Arizona Lockbox

13-Sep-2016  Email "USCIS Acceptance Confirmation" , Check cashed

18-Sep-2016  NOA1, hardcopy received [PD 08-Sep-2016]

Case accepted, routed to USCIS Nebraska Service Center
20-Sep-2016
  USCIS shows "Case Was Received"

22-Mar-2017  USCIS shows "Case Approved"

30-Mar-2017  NOA2, hardcopy received [193 days from NOA1 to NOA 2] 

30-Mar-2017  USCIS shows ''Case sent to Department of State

NVC & Embassy

 

01-Apr-2017  NVC rec'd case

06-Apr-2017  NVC case # assigned, email added  [7 days from NOA2 to Case Number assigned] 

10-Apr-2017 ✳ NVC IIN assigned, DS-261 & AOS Unlocked, DS-261 submitted & AOS Fee paid online

12-Apr-2017 ✳ NVC Welcome email received

18-Apr-2017 ✳ IV Fee Unlocked, Fee paid online

20-Apr-2017 ✳ DS-260 Unlocked   

30-Apr-2017  DS-260 submitted

11-May-2017  AOS & IV Pkg Submitted via email

👍 N/A  Scan Date     👍 N/A  Case completed

16-May-2017  Called to inquire, informed Case Completed! [40 days from Case Number assigned to Case Complete] 

18-May-2017  Official Interview Appointment letter received via email for June 27, 2017     

282 Days from NOA1 to Interview (9 months 9 days) 

18-May-2017  CEAC shows case at NVC   19-May-2017  CEAC shows case in TRANSIT   23-May-2017  CEAC shows case is READY

23-Aug-2017  Y  웃유  G I R L  ヅ 👶 👧 🚺 

28-Nov-2017 ✳ New interview date

Embassy

20-Nov-2017  Medical at Surrey, BC

28-Nov-2017 ✳ Interview at Montreal Consulate  APPROVED:dancing:

07-Dec-2017  CEAC case update to AP   CEAC Case Last updated:  11-Dec-2017 ; 26-Jan-2018 ; 31-Jan-2018

05-Feb-2018  Visa in hand   63 Days in AP

06-Feb-2018  Immigration fee paid online
27-Feb-2018 ✳ POE

07-Mar-2018  SSN received

13-Apr-2018 ✳ Green Card in hand

00-???-201? ✳ Adjustment of Status

 Wiki on NVC Process     -     Wiki for Canadian Spouses for NVC

Personal Checklist - MTL-NVC to Interview Process  - Thx JessieABC for sharing!

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On 5/18/2017 at 0:56 AM, Toronto88 said:

Does Montreal consulate still have the option of both mail and electronic processing (sending documents via email) for IR-1/CR-1 visa? If yes, then does anyone have any recommendations on which option to pursue. I have read Saylin's guide for Montreal Beneficiaries (last updated September 12, 2015) and it seems electronic processing was optional at that time. Thanks!!

 

Apologies if this question has already been asked. I am unable to find on the forum.

 

Please visit this forum. Cases doing CEAC upload are getting processed through the NVC within 2 weeks.. :)

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Toronto88 said:

Thank you for directing me to this!! Much appreciated. Not sure how I missed it before.

Sure thing. :) You may also find useful info on this one too. Although, I think you will be required to do the CEAC upload, may find useful info on this one in terms of what is needed, etc.. . 

 

 

Took me a while to figure out how to navigate these forums.. 

 

Here is the link to find all forums. 

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/

 

Then you click on 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, JBMG said:

Sure thing. :) You may also find useful info on this one too. Although, I think you will be required to do the CEAC upload, may find useful info on this one in terms of what is needed, etc.. . 

Thanks! I am following both now. 

 

18 minutes ago, JBMG said:

Took me a while to figure out how to navigate these forums.. 

 

Here is the link to find all forums. 

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/

Good to know, thanks!! 

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