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About MeghanK

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    K-1 Visa
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  1. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    That's the response we got after sending in P3 when it was officially ready so hopefully they were ready for yours. Not sure if that message also gets sent out before the "dont send us P3 yet!" responses.
  2. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    Yup that's P3! You should both get one. Her's will be a larger envelope and prob include a copy of your approved I-129f, at least that's how it was for us.
  3. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    You have probably been reading some posts from CR1/IR1 visas. It can get very confusing. They have a whole other step where they have to send that all to NVC. For K1s, we just have to check some boxes on a list and send back just that sheet (well also with passport bio page and DS-160 conf., but nothing else). This is Packet 3, so you can plan ahead before they send you the official notice: https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/07/Packet3Instructions-K1.pdf
  4. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    It took our case about 4 weeks from NOA2... My hunch is yours is taking a bit longer because of the holidays. I bet it will arrive to NVC any day now. Have you been on the "DEC NOA2 > NVC" thread? Might have more info to help you in there at the USCIS>NVC stage.
  5. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    Sounds like they might have mailed it out on the 11th! 🙂
  6. Personal availability, travel costs if you need to travel, personal timeline being able to move to the U.S. Lots of factors. Not everyone wants or can do the ASAP interview date.
  7. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    Currently there are slots for Feb 13: 730, 8, 830 Feb 20: 830, 9 Feb 27: 730, 8, 830, 9 No March dates released yet, as far as I know the following month's dates get released the last week of each month.
  8. There was probably one available Feb 1 due to someone cancelling it and freeing it up, while the rest of the month was probably already booked up through the end... then someone grabbed the one appt on the 1st so the schedule normalized. Also keep in mind that interview dates aren't filled up in order... people can choose the last day of the month over the first day of the month, and often do. Don't trust the "next slot available" to mean all of the interviews past that are also available.
  9. Yeah the DS-160 is a bit infuriating, lol. Like @Eddie P said, we also had MAJOR issues on the U.S. visit part since we had so much to log. Same tactics worked for us. One other trick that MIGHT work if this is an issue for your saving efforts... If you are experiencing issues because you have a ton of addresses and such to put in, and it won't let you save regularly - make sure if there are any questions AFTER that section within that page, they are all filled in as well before saving. I remember wanting to rip my hair out because entering the U.S. visits would not actually save. Then I realized we were getting a bunch of errors in red font every time we thought we saved ("please fill in all answers" type message) and that was due to the questions after U.S. entries. So we completed those, then scrolled back up, to keep adding more visits, and magic, it let us save after each entry. Instead of the red error text it would take us to a formal "successful save" page with some buttons to "exit" "continue" etc. Once you see those you should know it ACTUALLY saved your work. But even that was still kind of a nightmare with the timing out every 5 minutes or so. We tried multiple browsers and computers and nothing helped.
  10. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    Oh wait, I just noticed the "if you have not previously paid your visa fees..." part.... So you can pay online and if you don't then you have to pay cash at the interview.
  11. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    It is, but I'm not sure if that is correct because there's a payment option on the interview booking site.... We haven't gone through the payment yet though so who knows.
  12. MeghanK

    k1 filers - NOV-DEC 2018 NOA2-->Consulate.

    It's official we were JUST e-mailed Packet 4. Hoping for the rest waiting on Packets to see some movement.
  13. Welp, we just got Packet 4 ! Confirmed, consulate is alive. 😂
  14. For folks on here at Montreal, there has basically been a complete hold on sending Packet 3 & 4s out (especially P4s which prior to the shutdown had a 1 day turn around for nearly all cases). NVC and interviews appear to be moving along as scheduled. But the in between stuff, no movement whatsoever since the shutdown began. Hoping to be wrong and see someone post about getting P3 or P4 at any point. 🤞