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Questions i have that i could use some help on for CANADA/MONTREAL K1 VISA applicants:

 

1) Do we complete the DS-160 and use our USCIS/WAC number and confirm after getting our NOA2?

 

2) Do we pay for the visa fees same day, same site or can we do that separately after we get our NVC case number?

 

Also, can i please request that *just for a bit* not move these questions to a relatively inactive subforum that don't/can't/won't answer questions regarding this stage as most active members are doing spousal visa in my sub-forum? 

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K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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15 minutes ago, Smashy said:

Questions i have that i could use some help on for CANADA/MONTREAL K1 VISA applicants:

 

1) Do we complete the DS-160 and use our USCIS/WAC number and confirm after getting our NOA2?

 

2) Do we pay for the visa fees same day, same site or can we do that separately after we get our NVC case number?

 

Also, can i please request that *just for a bit* not move these questions to a relatively inactive subforum that don't/can't/won't answer questions regarding this stage as most active members are doing spousal visa in my sub-forum? 

 

 

I did my ds 160 when the status of my case number says “READY” on the website. And I cant remember which number I used for it. 

 

Montreal will have to send you the packet 4 for you to be able to pay visa and schedule an interview. 

 

 

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"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"

 

Also, i've read what was written previously but still am asking what number i use for the DS-160? Is it the NVC case assignment number or the USCIS "WAC" assignment number?

 

And, do we do this right after we got our NOA2?

 

Thanks in advance

 

 


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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I see, so i will need a NVC number to check the status at CEAC and then fill out the DS-160. This makes sense but i've seen conflicting posts saying "you can do DS-160 with the WAC case number" so, its confusing. 


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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To be clear, i will not be able to track our NVC case at the website pictured below until i get that NVC number.

We will not be allowed or cannot do the DS-160 until i get the NVC case number and it says "ready" on the site pictured below.

 

I am not the only lost one here so i appreciate the help. Sometimes we over think things that are dearly important to us.

 

 

Thanks all.

 

2018-12-08 22_36_10-CEAC.png


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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20 minutes ago, Smashy said:

To be clear, i will not be able to track our NVC case at the website pictured below until i get that NVC number.

We will not be allowed or cannot do the DS-160 until i get the NVC case number and it says "ready" on the site pictured below.

 

I am not the only lost one here so i appreciate the help. Sometimes we over think things that are dearly important to us.

 

 

Thanks all.

 

2018-12-08 22_36_10-CEAC.png

CEAC website is for when it has been assigned a case number by NVC, this is not your USCIS case number.  Have you called NVC for this number yet?


Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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Good to know, thank you. Yes, i did call them. They said it had been received but no number assigned yet. Glad this has been clarified as its a tad confusing.

 

Thank you :)


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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But can we do the DS-160 with WAC number or just NVC case assignment number? That was the real confusing part.. because a poster here said we "just use WAC when we do the DS-160".. 


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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Fill out the DS160 after you get your NVC case number.

 

You’re going to have weeks between when you get it and when you get Packet 3. There’s no rush and completing it as soon as your number is assigned by the NVC isn’t going to speed things up. 

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*rechecks my original post* Hm, ermm who said anything about "rushing" anything? I am simply asking a question or two to clarify the processThis website also has TONNES of conflicting "advice", old information, dead links and from posters and selective attention, competing "experts". I see we started this process at about the same time so we are now both "soon 2b experts" *giggles*. Thanks for the informative tip my CDN friend.


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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17 hours ago, Smashy said:

But can we do the DS-160 with WAC number or just NVC case assignment number? That was the real confusing part.. because a poster here said we "just use WAC when we do the DS-160".. 

DS-160 should be completed with the number you receive from NVC


Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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Well I'm going to throw my hat in the ring.

 

All you need to submit DS-160 is the USCIS number better known as the WAC number which is the WAC #. You can use WAC or NVC case number or you can leave it blank. It doesn't matter for K-1's.

 

The DS - 160 is a document that stands alone. It does not require a "fee" to submit.  It does not affect anything. It does not need to be finished to do anything else but needs to be completed for the interview and it can be completed between now and the day before your interview. You can't use it to find any information about your case. You can't use if for anything other than for its original intent and that is for the CO to use during your interview to adjudicate your case. The only exception is that some Embassy's require you to complete it and send them the confirmation number and then they will allow you to schedule the interview. The one embassy I know off the top of my head is Japan requires it before scheduling. Check your P3 letter. I think I have given it to you @Smashy. If not let me know as I have a copy for MTL.

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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4 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

Well I'm going to throw my hat in the ring.

 

All you need to submit DS-160 is the USCIS number better known as the WAC number which is the WAC #. You can use WAC or NVC case number or you can leave it blank. It doesn't matter for K-1's.

 

The DS - 160 is a document that stands alone. It does not require a "fee" to submit.  It does not affect anything. It does not need to be finished to do anything else but needs to be completed for the interview and it can be completed between now and the day before your interview. You can't use it to find any information about your case. You can't use if for anything other than for its original intent and that is for the CO to use during your interview to adjudicate your case. The only exception is that some Embassy's require you to complete it and send them the confirmation number and then they will allow you to schedule the interview. The one embassy I know off the top of my head is Japan requires it before scheduling. Check your P3 letter. I think I have given it to you @Smashy. If not let me know as I have a copy for MTL.

yer excellent, thanks sir.


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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Greenbaum, You completely explained this in a way that i was looking for and i get it now. Thank you for answering my question as i am attempting to do the right thing and was getting a tad confused. I really, super appreciate this response.


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2018-06-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-06-14
I-129F RFE(s) : No RFE's
RFE Reply(s) :  
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-12-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-12-17
NVC Left : 2019-01-08
Consulate Received : 2019-01-11

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