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Hi everyone,

I am allien fiance in Canada. My sponsor(petitioner) got NOA2 dated on Oct 25,2018. The petition is on the way to NVC. NOV2 said NVC processing should be completed with 2 to 4 weeks. Then NVC will send petition to local US embassy(Montreal for Canada) and my sponsor will receive notification by mail regarding it. My question is when shall I start preparing for packet 3 list documents? Some documents may take a few times to get ready, such as original and current country's police certificates, exam examination, Signed Affidavit of Support (I-134) with all supporting financial documents, etc. If I prepare them now, it could be too early to be valid for interview right? If I can prepare them later, then when is the best time to start it? I just want to know at which point I should start my interview document preparation? Will I get any notification regarding embassy interview? by mail or email?

Thanks for any advice.

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7 minutes ago, jackson6658 said:

Hi everyone,

I am allien fiance in Canada. My sponsor(petitioner) got NOA2 dated on Oct 25,2018. The petition is on the way to NVC. NOV2 said NVC processing should be completed with 2 to 4 weeks. Then NVC will send petition to local US embassy(Montreal for Canada) and my sponsor will receive notification by mail regarding it. My question is when shall I start preparing for packet 3 list documents? Some documents may take a few times to get ready, such as original and current country's police certificates, exam examination, Signed Affidavit of Support (I-134) with all supporting financial documents, etc. If I prepare them now, it could be too early to be valid for interview right? If I can prepare them later, then when is the best time to start it? I just want to know at which point I should start my interview document preparation? Will I get any notification regarding embassy interview? by mail or email?

Thanks for any advice.

Read the instructions for your specific embassy because each embassy can differ in regards to their interview requirements. It is not too early to start. Better to be prepared rather than scrambling around last second.

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12 minutes ago, visaquestions123 said:

Read the instructions for your specific embassy because each embassy can differ in regards to their interview requirements. It is not too early to start. Better to be prepared rather than scrambling around last second.

Thank you for 

 

15 minutes ago, visaquestions123 said:

Read the instructions for your specific embassy because each embassy can differ in regards to their interview requirements. It is not too early to start. Better to be prepared rather than scrambling around last second.

Thank you for that. I will start. 


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6 minutes ago, jackson6658 said:

Thank you for 

 

Thank you for that. I will start. 

Get started on the easy things now. For time sensitive documents, obviously you don’t want to start TOO early. You can start those in a month or so. Just read your embassy specific instructions and you will be fine.

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9 minutes ago, visaquestions123 said:

Get started on the easy things now. For time sensitive documents, obviously you don’t want to start TOO early. You can start those in a month or so. Just read your embassy specific instructions and you will be fine.

Yes.

"Packet 3 provides instructions for K1 fiancé(e) visa applicants once the case file has been received at the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, but before an interview can be scheduled. If you are a K1 fiancé(e) applicant or a derivative of a K1 Fiancé(e) applicant (K2), and you have received a “Packet 3” instruction letter from the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, please follow the instructions below and send us the following documents by e-mail: ..... "

 

"To prepare for your interview you must acquire and checkmark the list of applicable documents below. Then sign, date, and return the checklist to the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal. Subsequently, you will be receiving a Packet 4 letter with instructions on how to schedule your K1 Fiancé(e) visa appointment and on how to get the medical exam in Canada. DO NOT get your medical exam in advance as it has a limited validity!"


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You should have started at NOA2 at the latest.  Police certs are taking a couple weeks right now and are valid for a year.  They may take longer if you need them from other countries.

 

Packet 3 requires you to check it off, sign it, and send it back with the confirmation of the ds-160.  You do not need to have those items in hand nor do you send a copy with packet 3.  You need those items for interview.  You cannot book an interview or medical until you have packet 4 from Montreal. 


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Btw Montreal is a consulate not an embassy.  

Ottawa has the only US embassy in Canada. 


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12 minutes ago, NikLR said:

You should have started at NOA2 at the latest.  Police certs are taking a couple weeks right now and are valid for a year.  They may take longer if you need them from other countries.

 

Packet 3 requires you to check it off, sign it, and send it back with the confirmation of the ds-160.  You do not need to have those items in hand nor do you send a copy with packet 3.  You need those items for interview.  You cannot book an interview or medical until you have packet 4 from Montreal. 

 

 

12 minutes ago, NikLR said:

You should have started at NOA2 at the latest.  Police certs are taking a couple weeks right now and are valid for a year.  They may take longer if you need them from other countries.

 

Packet 3 requires you to check it off, sign it, and send it back with the confirmation of the ds-160.  You do not need to have those items in hand nor do you send a copy with packet 3.  You need those items for interview.  You cannot book an interview or medical until you have packet 4 from Montreal. 

Thanks. How about my sponsor's "Signed Affidavit of Support (I-134) with all supporting financial documents" ? She can start preparing for the employment letter and bank statement right now? 

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4 minutes ago, jackson6658 said:

 

 

Thanks. How about my sponsor's "Signed Affidavit of Support (I-134) with all supporting financial documents" ? She can start preparing for the employment letter and bank statement right now? 

Yes. The only thing you need super close to interview is the new letter of intent. 


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8 hours ago, jackson6658 said:

Hi everyone,

I am allien fiance in Canada. My sponsor(petitioner) got NOA2 dated on Oct 25,2018. The petition is on the way to NVC. NOV2 said NVC processing should be completed with 2 to 4 weeks. Then NVC will send petition to local US embassy(Montreal for Canada) and my sponsor will receive notification by mail regarding it. My question is when shall I start preparing for packet 3 list documents? Some documents may take a few times to get ready, such as original and current country's police certificates, exam examination, Signed Affidavit of Support (I-134) with all supporting financial documents, etc. If I prepare them now, it could be too early to be valid for interview right? If I can prepare them later, then when is the best time to start it? I just want to know at which point I should start my interview document preparation? Will I get any notification regarding embassy interview? by mail or email?

Thanks for any advice.

Until you can get information from your Consulate use these to begin gathering what is needed and to understand the process their in Montréal.

 

Get the Canadian K1 P3 letter at http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf as this is your bible needed to complete and receive your visa. The required documents are included and use the P3 as a check list. Once you have completed or gathered the required documents you'll be ready for your interview. If it is not on the Embassy letter, it probably is not needed.

 

Last but not least, READ the pages on the US Embassy website for you country so that you are up to speed.

 

http://canada.usembassy.gov/

https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv

 

You can't hurry it along at all. You have to wait for P3 which takes 2-4 weeks from Ready. Comply with what they ask for in P3 (the actually one they send you) by sending them a copy of the signed P3 checklist, your DS160 confirmation and your Passport Bio. Then they send you P4. Then they tell you to register to schedule and you'll wait some more for interviews to open up, which only happens once a month during the last week of the month for two months ahead UNLESS you are lucky and you scoop up a cancellation. Get your medical appointment first so you can schedule the interview shortly afterwards.

 

Packet 3: https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/07/Packet3Instructions-K1.pdf

And Packet 4 for reference also: https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/03/Packet4-MTL.pdf


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12 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Until you can get information from your Consulate use these to begin gathering what is needed and to understand the process their in Montréal.

 

Get the Canadian K1 P3 letter at http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf as this is your bible needed to complete and receive your visa. The required documents are included and use the P3 as a check list. Once you have completed or gathered the required documents you'll be ready for your interview. If it is not on the Embassy letter, it probably is not needed.

 

Last but not least, READ the pages on the US Embassy website for you country so that you are up to speed.

 

http://canada.usembassy.gov/

https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/iv

 

You can't hurry it along at all. You have to wait for P3 which takes 2-4 weeks from Ready. Comply with what they ask for in P3 (the actually one they send you) by sending them a copy of the signed P3 checklist, your DS160 confirmation and your Passport Bio. Then they send you P4. Then they tell you to register to schedule and you'll wait some more for interviews to open up, which only happens once a month during the last week of the month for two months ahead UNLESS you are lucky and you scoop up a cancellation. Get your medical appointment first so you can schedule the interview shortly afterwards.

 

Packet 3: https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/07/Packet3Instructions-K1.pdf

And Packet 4 for reference also: https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/03/Packet4-MTL.pdf

Awesome! Thanks


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