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Guys - I’m separated from my husband right now and it’s brutal! 
is it bad to keep emailing the consulate for answers until I get a reply? An immigration lawyer told me it won’t hurt. All I had to do was submit my police check and it’s 3 weeks in the process already! 
 

consulate: Montréal, Canada 

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3 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

You can email them. Montreal rarely takes less than six weeks to issue the visa, if it's refused at the interview - so you might get a generic response to your email.

Did you get approved at your interview?. So you’re saying I need to wait for 6 weeks before I worry? 

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I was approved at the interview and got my visa a few days later.  All I'm saying is that 6-week ish, after submitting documents, isn't unusual for Montreal (so you can have a realistic date in mind).  Hopefully, it goes faster for you.

 

You can email them and inquire on the status of your case. 

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2 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

Maybe @rtcan
could give you a better idea, from their recent experience

 

I can! I was in your shoes a few months ago. I'd encourage you to email the consulate, it forces them to check your case and I think can trigger them to move things forward that have just been sitting there. They never replied when I emailed but my case updated the next day. Keep an eye on the date in CEAC – even if it still says "Refused," the date last updated changing is a good sign your paperwork is being processed. 

 

The consulate received my updated police certificate on Dec. 29 and my status changed to Issued Jan. 8. Received in the mail Jan. 17. I had the Christmas/New Years backlog working against me so hopefully yours is quicker! It does mail extremely fast. I had my visa sent to Alberta and it arrived within a day and a half, Canada Post Express. 

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On 4/20/2021 at 2:43 PM, Lemonslice said:

You can email them. Montreal rarely takes less than six weeks to issue the visa, if it's refused at the interview - so you might get a generic response to your email.

Thank you! 6 weeks is the general time frame that I’m hearing. Pretty difficult to sit and wait! 

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On 4/20/2021 at 5:38 PM, rtcan said:

I can! I was in your shoes a few months ago. I'd encourage you to email the consulate, it forces them to check your case and I think can trigger them to move things forward that have just been sitting there. They never replied when I emailed but my case updated the next day. Keep an eye on the date in CEAC – even if it still says "Refused," the date last updated changing is a good sign your paperwork is being processed. 

 

The consulate received my updated police certificate on Dec. 29 and my status changed to Issued Jan. 8. Received in the mail Jan. 17. I had the Christmas/New Years backlog working against me so hopefully yours is quicker! It does mail extremely fast. I had my visa sent to Alberta and it arrived within a day and a half, Canada Post Express. 

Thanks! That was super helpful. So you just uploaded your fingerprints online? I sent mine in to the address they had online. I wonder if that will also delay my process. They gave me zero instruction on how to send my criminal check in so I did what I thought best. 

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33 minutes ago, Deenellej said:

Thanks! That was super helpful. So you just uploaded your fingerprints online? I sent mine in to the address they had online. I wonder if that will also delay my process. They gave me zero instruction on how to send my criminal check in so I did what I thought best. 

No, I believe you have to mail the original copy of the police certificate to the consulate in Montreal. So I had to wait to receive the certificate at my home address in the US (I was on a work visa) then have my husband send it back to Montreal, very silly and the reason my delay was so long. I went through the CEAC system and followed the prompts to send in documents, it sent me to a page with a mailing label and address in Montreal to send to. They sent the police cert back to me with my visa. 

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to US Embassy and Consulate Discussion.

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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
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September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
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September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
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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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