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Would anyone be able to give me a good run down of how the Canadian consulates handle business? Do they prefer a lot of tax evidence, relationship evidence, etc?

 

Is there a long wait time for getting an interview at the Vancouver consulate?

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Just now, Atyree9 said:

Would anyone be able to give me a good run down of how the Canadian consulates handle business? Do they prefer a lot of tax evidence, relationship evidence, etc?

 

Is there a long wait time for getting an interview at the Vancouver consulate?

I can't speak to the first part of your question, but I do know that interviews are all done in Montreal now.

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~~moved to US embassy and consulate discussion from IR1/CR1 process and procedures~~

 

in all honesty they don't look at a lot of relationship evidence.  They want to see the US petitioner domiciled in the USA and making above the 125% poverty guidelines. 


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All immigrant visas are done in Montreal and have been for as long as I can remember.  Until a few years ago they did k1 in Vancouver.

 

At least there is a panel physician in surrey so you don't have to travel for the medical (unlike everyone not in located in Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal...)


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4 minutes ago, NikLR said:

All immigrant visas are done in Montreal and have been for as long as I can remember.  Until a few years ago they did k1 in Vancouver.

 

At least there is a panel physician in surrey so you don't have to travel for the medical (unlike everyone not in located in Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal...)

Weird. I remember something on the form asking which consulate we prefer to have our interview at, but maybe that was something else. 

 

My husband is located on Vancouver Island, so traveling to Surrey isn’t too bad. Hopefully we can get an interview before baby #2 arrives in June. Otherwise, he has to go alone 😬

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6 minutes ago, Atyree9 said:

Weird. I remember something on the form asking which consulate we prefer to have our interview at, but maybe that was something else. 

 

My husband is located on Vancouver Island, so traveling to Surrey isn’t too bad. Hopefully we can get an interview before baby #2 arrives in June. Otherwise, he has to go alone 😬

He won't be there before June unless you filed in April last year.  

 

On the I-130 they ask which consulate you will be interviewing at, but that's to check which country you are in or the closest USCIS office if you're in the USA, not really a choice.  You can interview in any country you legally reside. 


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I just looked at your timeline.  Since the NOA2 just happened you may get your wish for a husband with you by June!  Congrats on NOA2.  NVC stage should go quickly with Montreal being online processing. 


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1 minute ago, NikLR said:

He won't be there before June unless you filed in April last year.  

 

On the I-130 they ask which consulate you will be interviewing at, but that's to check which country you are in or the closest USCIS office if you're in the USA, not really a choice.  You can interview in any country you legally reside. 

That makes sense. We filed in May of 2018 and our application was just sent to the NVC, so it would be close. This definitely puts us in a bit of a pickle, but oh well. It will all figure itself out.

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Average time for spousal visa interview in Montreal from NOA2 in the last 12 months is 208 days based on VJ members' timelines, if that helps with your estimates.  So if your process is average, it will be July for the interview.  I have heard that interviews in Montreal are scheduled months in advance.  Good luck!

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