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Hello everyone! 

Apologies if this is not the correct place to be posting this question but I’m wondering if someone who is familiar with filing thru the Montréal embassy can help me. I am the beneficiary living in Canada and my fiancé is the US petitioner. We received notice our approved petition arrived at the NVC December 31 2018. I had to get my fingerprints done in niagara on December 19th and was told it would only take a few weeks to receive my police certificate. After the new requests by US government in September 2018, it is fingerprint based and must be requested under the “privacy act”. After doing some research online I’m getting a little worried as to when it may arrive in the mail. I’ve read it can take over 120 days and am freaking out a bit now that I will have to wait that long for it, delaying the process even further. Does anyone have any recent experience with filing for their police certificates in Canada ? Thanks so much in advance 

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It may take up to 120 days only if you have a criminal conviction but normally only takes about 10 days. 


CR-1 Visa
Texas Service Center
Montreal, Canada Consulate
Canadian Beneficiary/US Petitioner

 

Married: Nov 15, 2017
NOA1/PD Date: Jan 5, 2018
I-130 Approved: July 6, 2018 (6 months wait)
NVC Received Case: July 18, 2018 (12 days wait)
Received Case Number: August 10, 2018 (23 days wait)
Paid AOS & IV Bill: August 10, 2018
Was marked "PAID" August 15, 2018 at the CEAC site. (3 business days wait)

Filled out DS-261 & Supporting Docs: Tuesday August 21 2018

Uploaded AOS Forms & Supporting Docs: Friday August 24 2018

Case Complete: September 13, 2018

Appointment Date Email: November 9, 2018

Appointment Date: December 21, 2018

Visa Approved: December 21, 2018

Picked up Visa from Post Office: December 31, 2018

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4 hours ago, Kkimpala said:

Hello everyone! 

Apologies if this is not the correct place to be posting this question but I’m wondering if someone who is familiar with filing thru the Montréal embassy can help me. I am the beneficiary living in Canada and my fiancé is the US petitioner. We received notice our approved petition arrived at the NVC December 31 2018. I had to get my fingerprints done in niagara on December 19th and was told it would only take a few weeks to receive my police certificate. After the new requests by US government in September 2018, it is fingerprint based and must be requested under the “privacy act”. After doing some research online I’m getting a little worried as to when it may arrive in the mail. I’ve read it can take over 120 days and am freaking out a bit now that I will have to wait that long for it, delaying the process even further. Does anyone have any recent experience with filing for their police certificates in Canada ? Thanks so much in advance 

Took mine only two weeks. Very efficient process. You can relax a bit as your interview is months away :)


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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Thanks so much to everyone for your quick responses! 

I have another question related to visa interview scheduling. I’ve looked at other similar timelines to mine and it seems people are able to get an interview date in Montreal fairly quickly. Does anyone know the approximate wait time to schedule interview from when the petition arrives at the embassy?

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To everyone who got a Police Certificate in Toronto for K1 visa, is this the right one to get? Requesting online ($20 fee) and picking it up? I read an older 27 page thread on the "new police certificate requirement" here but that just left me more confused. The thread refers to getting a "privacy act" one but I don't see that as an option.

 

https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/background-checks/criminal-record-check-process.php

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38 minutes ago, R0n said:

To everyone who got a Police Certificate in Toronto for K1 visa, is this the right one to get? Requesting online ($20 fee) and picking it up? I read an older 27 page thread on the "new police certificate requirement" here but that just left me more confused. The thread refers to getting a "privacy act" one but I don't see that as an option.

 

https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/background-checks/criminal-record-check-process.php

I don’t think Toronto has updated since the US made the privacy act one the requirement.

 

https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/background-checks/fingerprint-requirements.php

 

I would assume you need to attend at RCMP detachment to do it if that’s where they were sending the people with a possible match on the original check.

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