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So... Our case is in Montreal and we're almost ready to send in packet 3 (waiting on children's passports)

I emailed the embassy in Montreal to ask if it's necessary that my fiance's daughters (7 and 8 years old) attend the interview as well. And they responded with this... 

 

Copied from email:

 

All applicants, regardless of age, must attend the visa interview appointment. In cases of minors, the applicants must be accompanied by at least one parent or the legal guardian.

 

I was hoping somebody knows a way to work around having to fly them round trip from Vancouver island across Canada. Maybe a guru like @Greenbaum has some input? 🙏

 

They also included a link in the email to P3 (the same exact thing I got from @Greenbaum) and said to send it in completed etc so they can schedule our interview. So if your waiting to receive packet 3 I would say it's probably wise to email them to verify your case is there and ready and then send it 😉 (sorry if this is common knowledge)

 

I emailed: 

Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov

(Case number in subject line)

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Pretty sure that email means they have to be there. It is pretty clear.


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42 minutes ago, Rob and Sandy said:

So... Our case is in Montreal and we're almost ready to send in packet 3 (waiting on children's passports)

I emailed the embassy in Montreal to ask if it's necessary that my fiance's daughters (7 and 8 years old) attend the interview as well. And they responded with this... 

 

Copied from email:

 

All applicants, regardless of age, must attend the visa interview appointment. In cases of minors, the applicants must be accompanied by at least one parent or the legal guardian.

 

I was hoping somebody knows a way to work around having to fly them round trip from Vancouver island across Canada. Maybe a guru like @Greenbaum has some input? 🙏

 

They also included a link in the email to P3 (the same exact thing I got from @Greenbaum) and said to send it in completed etc so they can schedule our interview. So if your waiting to receive packet 3 I would say it's probably wise to email them to verify your case is there and ready and then send it 😉 (sorry if this is common knowledge)

 

I emailed: 

Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov

(Case number in subject line)

I have walked that same road with my 2 K2's. It wasn't easy but it was completed. Sorry but you have to get them to the interview or they won't be heading to USA. 


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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

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

 

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I guess another thing has changed with Montreal. It used to be only kids 14 and up had to be there. That email says they need to go, sucks but another must in this process. 


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Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

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1 minute ago, Ontarkie said:

I guess another thing has changed with Montreal. It used to be only kids 14 and up had to be there. That email says they need to go, sucks but another must in this process. 

I thought I read the same thing somewhere... I suppose it doesn't much matter being that I did hear it directly from the horses mouth 

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1 minute ago, Rob and Sandy said:

I thought I read the same thing somewhere... I suppose it doesn't much matter being that I did hear it directly from the horses mouth 

Somewhere in the last 11 yrs it changed. I only had to bring my older two and not the younger two. Sucks they changed it though. 


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Your still good, no crazy fabrications yet :) 


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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5 hours ago, Rob and Sandy said:

Well it's good to know that I probably got (very) outdated info someone along the line and that maybe I haven't fully lost my mind and started subconsciously fabricating memories yet haha! 

The children are very innocent and the CO's knows this. A few questions to them and the CO knows if this is a legitimate relationship.  Hence this is one of the reasons to have them there at the interview. 


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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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Posted (edited)

They have to attend and answer questions if asked.  Generally like are you excited to move etc... they also need medicals. 

Edited by NikLR

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5 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

The children are very innocent and the CO's knows this. A few questions to them and the CO knows if this is a legitimate relationship.  Hence this is one of the reasons to have them there at the interview. 

Ohhhhh yeah that makes total sense!!!

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