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Hi guys, 

 

New to the forum here, I've got K-1 Visa interview scheduled on 18th Wednesday at Montreal Consulate. 

Haven't heard anything about a cancellation or rescheduling from them....I fly out tomorrow morning from Saskatoon.

 

Should I take it they are still operating as normal?

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Rlewis said:

Hi guys, 

 

New to the forum here, I've got K-1 Visa interview scheduled on 18th Wednesday at Montreal Consulate. 

Haven't heard anything about a cancellation or rescheduling from them....I fly out tomorrow morning from Saskatoon.

 

Should I take it they are still operating as normal?

 

 

They were still open today. Someone that had an interview overheard that they're taking it day by day right now. I'd check before your flight tomorrow and if it's still open, go. 


CR1 Timeline:

 

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Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" 🙄case now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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19 minutes ago, DGF said:

They were still open today. Someone that had an interview overheard that they're taking it day by day right now. I'd check before your flight tomorrow and if it's still open, go. 

Hi DGF

 

How would I check? They don't seem to answer any phone calls from the number that is listed on their contact info. Do you have any other numbers you can refer me to? My flight is 6AM so that would be hard to skip out unless I find out tonight.

 

Thanks!!!

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4 minutes ago, Rlewis said:

Hi DGF

 

How would I check? They don't seem to answer any phone calls from the number that is listed on their contact info. Do you have any other numbers you can refer me to? My flight is 6AM so that would be hard to skip out unless I find out tonight.

 

Thanks!!!

Scratch that. They just announced that they are stopping nonimmigrant visa interviews with no date for when they'll resume. I'm so sorry that you made it this far just to be delayed :( Desperately hoping that they resume normal operation soon.  

 

https://ca.usembassy.gov/mission-canada-change-in-operations-due-to-covid-19/

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CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" 🙄case now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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6 minutes ago, DGF said:

Scratch that. They just announced that they are stopping nonimmigrant visa interviews with no date for when they'll resume. I'm so sorry that you made it this far just to be delayed :( Desperately hoping that they resume normal operation soon.  

 

https://ca.usembassy.gov/mission-canada-change-in-operations-due-to-covid-19/

Oh no...damnit. Wish my interview was yesterday!

Thanks so much for helping me! I'll keep visiting this forum to keep a look out. I haven't received any emails yet about the cancellation. This sucksssss

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3 hours ago, DGF said:

Scratch that. They just announced that they are stopping nonimmigrant visa interviews with no date for when they'll resume. I'm so sorry that you made it this far just to be delayed :( Desperately hoping that they resume normal operation soon.  

 

https://ca.usembassy.gov/mission-canada-change-in-operations-due-to-covid-19/

Hey DGF!! This is so weird, I just contacted the ais.usvisa-info contact centre and they confirmed with me that my interview was not cancelled. Which is shocking because I told them that according to the usembassy website all nonimmigrant visas are. He tells me that is true, however because of the DS-160 on my profile, my appointment is now considered an immigrant visa (what?) and there is no cancellation on my end or in my profile and I have not been contacted at all.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Rlewis said:

Hey DGF!! This is so weird, I just contacted the ais.usvisa-info contact centre and they confirmed with me that my interview was not cancelled. Which is shocking because I told them that according to the usembassy website all nonimmigrant visas are. He tells me that is true, however because of the DS-160 on my profile, my appointment is now considered an immigrant visa (what?) and there is no cancellation on my end or in my profile and I have not been contacted at all.

 

 

That is strange but very excellent news!! Good luck with your interview and I hope you will be home with your fiance soon :) 


CR1 Timeline:

 

Spoiler

Started Dating: January 12th 2014

Married: August 18th 2018

I-130 Sent: September 18th 2018

PD: September 20th 2018 TSC

NOA1 Received: October 5th 2018
Case Inquiry: July 13th 2019 

Case Inquiry Response: July 24th 2019 - in line for processing.

Escalated Case Inquiry: August 6th 2019 - tier 2 found that internal status was "in background check" despite results coming back 4 months prior.

Escalated Case Inquiry Response: August 7th 2019 - case was "delayed" because they had to "perform additional review" 🙄case now with an officer.

NOA2: August 22nd 2019 (336 days)

Sent to DOS: September 5th 2019

NVC Received: September 13th 2019

Case Number: October 9th 2019

DS-260 Completed: October 28th 2019

NVC Docs Uploaded: October 29th 2019

DQ: December 18th 2019

IL: ??

Interview: ??

Visa Received: ??

POE: ??

GC Received: ??

 

CR1/IR1 Montreal FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k927pE5wqzTN5n0lPYZ1JQxgbmnzmNWX5hSteyii0BY/edit

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K-1 is treated as an Immigrant visa in most cases. Its the reason why they only do it in Montreal along with other family-based Immigrant visas (CR-1/IR-1, etc). Praying for the best for everyone right now, we're booked the 1st of April.

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7 hours ago, JacobP said:

K-1 is treated as an Immigrant visa in most cases. Its the reason why they only do it in Montreal along with other family-based Immigrant visas (CR-1/IR-1, etc). Praying for the best for everyone right now, we're booked the 1st of April.

Yes, it was a little confusing at first for me to find that out as well. 
 

Goodluck to you both! The us embassy site says they will be decreasing the amounts of immigrant visas depending on staffing so I hope it does not affect you guys.

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10 hours ago, JacobP said:

K-1 is treated as an Immigrant visa in most cases. Its the reason why they only do it in Montreal along with other family-based Immigrant visas (CR-1/IR-1, etc). Praying for the best for everyone right now, we're booked the 1st of April.

That's so confusing ugh 

 

We have a thread for Montreal specifically in the Canadian sub-forum. 

 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/734382-concerned-coronavirus-may-cause-issues-merged 

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16 hours ago, JacobP said:

K-1 is treated as an Immigrant visa in most cases. Its the reason why they only do it in Montreal along with other family-based Immigrant visas (CR-1/IR-1, etc). Praying for the best for everyone right now, we're booked the 1st of April.

Unfortunately, as I land in Montreal this afternoon to this.  I was still on the bus to downtown when I read this email.

 

not the best day this year!

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