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Hi everyone, 

 

My interview is this week in Montreal - FINALLY!!! 

 

I'm really nervous because apparently they recently changed the type of police record check you need for Canadians (you used to only need a name record check, now you need a certified record check)...I didn't get the new one but they didn't ask for me to update it...I just don't know if it's going to be sufficient....:S 

 

Also - anyone been through the interview process for CR1 in Montreal? Would love some tips on what to expect/etc. 

 

Thanks!! 

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On 10/16/2018 at 6:42 AM, LYX888 said:

Hi everyone, 

 

My interview is this week in Montreal - FINALLY!!! 

 

I'm really nervous because apparently they recently changed the type of police record check you need for Canadians (you used to only need a name record check, now you need a certified record check)...I didn't get the new one but they didn't ask for me to update it...I just don't know if it's going to be sufficient....:S 

 

Also - anyone been through the interview process for CR1 in Montreal? Would love some tips on what to expect/etc. 

 

Thanks!! 

Try not to worry about the police certificate. The worst that can happen is they'll ask you to send them a different kind ASAP but it wouldn't be a reason to deny your visa! It seems as though the NVC and the consulate are both confused about the situation, and most of us have been ok presenting whatever certificate we had for our interviews since the policy change. I got a K-1 but I think the interview is very similar. You'll be surprised at how quickly it passes - they just want to confirm the overall picture of your relationship that they've built up from reading your file. The questions will be simple - more like a short chat with a stranger who is interested in your relationship than a scary interview. Hope this helps! Just be yourself and don't talk too fast :)

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17 hours ago, Mevora said:

Also carry your Transcripts & Resume. 

What do you mean by transcripts?


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  • Submitted DS-260 - 2018-08-03
  • All submitted to NVC - 2018-08-11
  • Case Complete - 2018-08-23 
  • Medical in MTL - 2018-11-20
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1 minute ago, Mevora said:

Your Academic Degrees and Transcripts 

Oh ok! It wouldn't hurt to bring them for sure - will do. Thanks!


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  • Married - 2017-05-27
  • I-130 sent - 2017-10-19
  • I-130 NOA1 - 2017-11-02
  • I-130 approved - 2018-06-06
  • Sent to NVC - 2018-06-19
  • NVC received - 2018-07-24
  • CEAC site back up - 2018-07-31
  • Paid IV fee - 2018-07-31
  • Paid AOS fee - 2018-07-31
  • Submitted DS-260 - 2018-08-03
  • All submitted to NVC - 2018-08-11
  • Case Complete - 2018-08-23 
  • Medical in MTL - 2018-11-20
  • Interview - 2018-11-27

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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20 hours ago, arellah said:

Oh ok! It wouldn't hurt to bring them for sure - will do. Thanks!

Really only necessary if you work in a STEM field or anything that may be considered national security to the USA. 


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On ‎10‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 6:27 AM, NikLR said:

Really only necessary if you work in a STEM field or anything that may be considered national security to the USA. 

Ah okay, that makes sense. Thanks :)


  • Consulate - Montreal, Canada
  • Married - 2017-05-27
  • I-130 sent - 2017-10-19
  • I-130 NOA1 - 2017-11-02
  • I-130 approved - 2018-06-06
  • Sent to NVC - 2018-06-19
  • NVC received - 2018-07-24
  • CEAC site back up - 2018-07-31
  • Paid IV fee - 2018-07-31
  • Paid AOS fee - 2018-07-31
  • Submitted DS-260 - 2018-08-03
  • All submitted to NVC - 2018-08-11
  • Case Complete - 2018-08-23 
  • Medical in MTL - 2018-11-20
  • Interview - 2018-11-27

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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