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I mailed Montreal my passport... where does it go?

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Alright, so I have a weird question that I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on.

 

I recently completed AP for a medical they wanted redone at the Montreal Consulate. It was only 4 weeks from mailing in the new medical to them asking me to send them my passport so they could stamp it and I was approved! Yay! At my interview they had insisted I take my passport rather than leaving it in case I wanted to visit my fiance, as we travel back and forth frequently.

 

The way it was explained to me when I sent my new medical was that it goes into a giant room into a stack with all the other supporting documents for all the visas that need to be processed and gets seen on a first come first serve basis. Thankfully for us, that was only a month.

 

My question is this: The consulate usually says they return your passport within 10 business days with the visa, but that is when you LEAVE it there at the interview. They received my passport this past Monday 10/01. Does my envelope with my passport in it go into that same room as my medial did, and sit for another 4 weeks before being pulled out of the stack and looked at? Or will my passport go directly to be stamped and returned within 10 business days? Basically I'm trying to figure out if I'm looking at a ~ 5 week wait or ~10 business day wait.

 

Any insight is much appreciated, thank you!


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Most of the time when you send things in it takes about 8 weeks. I would not expect 10 days but hope for the best. 


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i don't think anyone would know that. They don't exactly tell you that stuff. Your medical also only needed to be matched up to your file.

They may not have reviewed it yet. Nor do they have to issue anything at that point either.

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Yes I understand that. I've been through that myself and it took 6 weeks to get my passports back. What I'm saying is just because some clicked send on an email does not mean they reviewed everything. They will review everything one last time before getting that stamp. 


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The passport goes with the rest of the mail.  Where else would it go?!


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Update: Today my visa was issued! :) It's being mailed and should be here by Friday. I'm so excited!

 

I also thinks that was correct in my thinking earlier. To clear up what I meant: I was trying to see if the barcode that you print to mail in your documents would direct my passport to production (where they stamp it and print the visa) rather than to the document review room (where it sits in a pile waiting for someone to review it) since my passport had already been checked at my interview and didn't need "review". This gives a lot more insight to what that little barcode on the front might be doing, which is great!

 

Thanks for your answers, I appreciate ya'll taking the time :)


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On 10/4/2018 at 8:07 PM, KaeAlexandria said:

At my interview they had insisted I take my passport rather than leaving it in case I wanted to visit my fiance, as we travel back and forth frequently.

 

Can you confirm that then that it is indeed an option to take your passport after the interview and send it back in?

 

We are running into the problem that my wife is waiting on a new drivers license and won't have ID to board her plane home. Extending the wait time for the Visa would suck but better than being stranded! 

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7 hours ago, Courtney86 said:

Can you confirm that then that it is indeed an option to take your passport after the interview and send it back in?

 

We are running into the problem that my wife is waiting on a new drivers license and won't have ID to board her plane home. Extending the wait time for the Visa would suck but better than being stranded! 

Yes you can request for the passport 

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12 hours ago, Courtney86 said:

Can you confirm that then that it is indeed an option to take your passport after the interview and send it back in?

 

We are running into the problem that my wife is waiting on a new drivers license and won't have ID to board her plane home. Extending the wait time for the Visa would suck but better than being stranded! 

Generally if you're put in AP, your passport is returned but probably you can ask for the passport and request them that you'll send it later. They should be able to accept it 

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