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  1. Hi everyone, My case was completed at the NVC 03/16/18 (over 70 days ago) and I am waiting for an interview date to be assigned at the Montreal Embassy. My visa category is EB-2. Is anyone in a similar situation (EB-2, Montreal) who can share their experience/wait time? This is taking much longer than anticipated. Thanks a lot!
  2. Hello, After my interview got cancelled in March 2020, I just got re-schedule in Montreal for my F2B visa... I had all my docs ready for my first interview, and now for my second one all the docs are expired. I'm referring to the Police certificate, photos, Sponsor's tax records... Do they accept expired docs due to COVID? Or I have to get updated ones. Many thanks for all your help
  3. I made a group for those who are pending interview in Montreal Consulate for F2A visa category. My case has been Documentarily qualified/case completed April 4th, 2019.
  4. Hello everyone, So glad that P.P. 10014 has been lifted! I’m an immigrant visa applicant for F2B or visa class F24 and will be assigned to have an interview at the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, Canada. My priority date is Jun. 16, 2015 and D.Q. on Aug. 28, 2020. Could anyone advise what’s the estimated wait time for an interview letter from the Montreal Consulate? Also is there anyone will be having interviews in Montreal, Canada? Any input is appreciated.
  5. I just got informed that I am DQ'd (Feb 19, 2021) for an F2B Visa and they informed me that I am now in queue for the interview. My priority date is July 2, 2015. How long will it be until I get an interview appointment at the Montreal Consulate?
  6. Hi, Requesting expediated interview date in Montreal embassy due to a standing a job offer? I have applied GC under IR1 category and DQ'd on Jan 16 2021. I know they are doing interviews for DQ'd in spet 2020. I know I have few months left to get an interview but my wife works in USA and I have a job offer from a multinational company. I really dont wanna let this opportunity go. Company is willing to do my TN ( I am a canadian citizen) but chances of getting TN approved is 50-50 due to green card is in process. What are your thoughts about me requesting an expedited interview ?
  7. Hey guys! My interview in Montreal is scheduled for March 30, any advice would be awesome! So anxious to get through this and get my life feeling normal by being with my hubby. Married for 4 years this summer and with him for 6.5 years this summer ❤️.. I waited til my daughters got older to do this ( they are staying in Canada, my oldest is pretty much on her own now and my younger is staying with her Dad, she’s almost 17) Any advice too on all topics mentioned is welcomed
  8. Hi all, hope you’re doing well. I just joined visa journey, sorry for any bad formatting or anything else on my part. My spouse (from Canada) and I just got DQ’d on December 31st. I’ve read a lot about the horrific wait times for an interview at the Montreal embassy, and it’s been disheartening. I was just wondering if all the previously cancelled appointments have been rescheduled and if the embassy is working on scheduling new ones only now? I read on an excel doc from this site that all cancelled interviews have been rescheduled. If true, would you have any estimate to how long it would take to schedule an interview now? Is it still 4-5 months? Thank you all. I appreciate this website and all who help a lot. It’s been very comforting and informative.
  9. Good morning all. I'm a Canadian citizen who has been documentary qualified since October 5 2020. My family was saying in Canada and waiting but the landlord sold the house we were living with. I told my wife she may as well head back to Arizona with the kids and I'll be sure to join them soon. Here I am starting my 4th month in Canada alone and no idea where the end of this will be. I can't find hawkriders spreadsheet on this site. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Help? Thanks
  10. Hi, I had my interview in Montreal for 1R1 March 17, 2021. I was issued a 221g refusal until I could send in police check. my status changed from ‘refused’ to ‘ready’ on April 27. I have no idea what this means. The officer who conducted my interview said he didn’t see why I shouldn’t get my green card. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Do I really need another interview or does this mean they have received all my documents? The date changed to today May 3 but it still says ready. So confused and worried!
  11. This has been mentioned in some various other threads, but deserves a topic post of its own: last week Montreal began rescheduling cancelled interviews from March. A group of us awaiting further rescheduling is anticipating Montreal may be moving forward on a weekly basis for setting dates at this time; this upcoming week shall prove or refute this theory. Please see links in my signature for useful information and data tracking.
  12. Medical Date/Time: March 30th, 2021 / 11:30am. Type of Visa: K-1 Visa medical. Total duration: 2 hours. Gender: Male. When I arrived a few minutes before my appointment time, there was a lady sitting outside of the entrance to the clinic on the 22nd floor checking people in. I gave my 5 passport photos, vaccinations records, interview confirmation letter, and confirmation of payment for the interview. Once I was accepted in I went to the receptionist who took my driver's license and photocopied it (they asked for my passport but any government-issued photo ID is acceptable), gave me back my vaccination records, and given a stack of forms fill out. I don't remember how long I waited after giving back the forms but I was then called by a nurse who checked over my vaccination record again and said it was very rare for someone to have all their vaccinations done beforehand; I suggest you vaccinate before going because the prices range from $50-100 (I had MMR, Hep A + B, flu, TD - tetanus and diphtheria without the pertussis because this was a booster shot, every other vaccine was taken care of as a child), took my blood, height and weight measurements, eye test both with and without my glasses, and a urine sample. I went back to the waiting room until another nurse came to do my chest x-ray for turburculosis. I went back to the waiting room again until the doctor called for me. I was told to remove everything except for my boxers (I feel like I could've gotten away with wearing shorts over my boxers). I was asked questions regarding my health history, ears/blood pressue/lungs/lymph nodes near armpits/2 spots around the groin and abdomen were checked. I paid a total of $540 even though the website says $595. The x-ray CD and vaccination records (if you had any done there) are sent to your home address and the medical envelope is sent to the embassy. Reply if you have questions and a like if this helped you 🙂
  13. Hi. I received an email on Thu with a new appointment date for May. Our original interview date was last year but got cancelled due to Covid. The problem I have is that the email was written by a human and just gave us the date and that instructions would soon follow. However, we still have not received the "official" interview letter which one is required to have in hand on the interview day. Has anyone ever rescheduled or know of someone who has rescheduled and how they were able to get the new IL letter sent to them? I need to get that IL ASAP but because all of this is unusual because of the Covid cancelations and manual reschedul8ng, I am very concern I may not get an official IL sent to me again.
  14. Good day all, All documents and fees were approved and completed on my IR5 on March 7th 2019. Notice from the NVC was that an interview would be scheduled at the Consulate and I would be notified by email or mail. Does anybody know what the approximate turnover times are for the interview? Can I expect an interview in April? Thank you!
  15. Hello: My husband is waiting to receive notice of his interview date at the US embassy in Montreal, Canada. Based on others' I-130 approvals and DQ dates, we expect to receive the notice relatively soon (hopefully sometime this spring). I'm wondering if anyone can share details regarding the approximate number of weeks between receiving the notice and the actual interview date. Also, for those who have interviewed at MTL, where did you get your medical exam and how many days did it take to receive the results? Hoping some of you can help! Thanks.
  16. So, I am currently in the F2b category - my father is my sponsor and he is a green card holder. I have been DQ'd and am in queue to interview at the Montreal consulate. Since they're so backed up right now, I won't be getting one anytime soon I think. My father will be a U.S. citizen soon - he got his biometrics done yesterday on Feb 24, 2021. He now awaits his interview and oath ceremony. As soon as this is done, should I apply to transfer to the F1 category? Will it be quicker?
  17. Anyone else have their interview cancelled at The US Embassy in Montreal? My interview was supposed to be March 30 2020 at 930 am .. I am in the dark about my documents as my Background check expires July 12 and My medical expires August 21st (ish). I can’t update my medical because the office isn’t open to them now and neither is the police station to update background checks. I find this so completely unfair to not be given any update giving peace of mind. The money that has been invested and most of all the emotional investment. Anyone hear anything at all??? Grasping at straws here
  18. Can the interviewer at US Consulate Montreal access the USC (petitioner) travel history (by land border) to Canada? The petitioner works in U.S., has a valid U.S. driver's license, car insurance & registration, health insurance and phone contract. He visited me (beneficiary) for some (extended) time last year after I had an accident to take care of our son. Is it going to affect his domicile (considering Montreal is v strict on domicile)?
  19. Has anyone had to reschedule their interview in Montreal recently? Did it go smoothly? How long did you have to wait for another appointment to become available? (I'm assuming you had to wait until your initial appointment date had passed to reschedule online?)
  20. Hello! Wondering if anyone here is on the same boat as I am? It's been a few months (Oct 2020) since our last e-mail from NVC; pending interview schedule at the US Embassy in Montreal. We don't know what the timeline is as of the moment or if we are getting an interview date anytime soon. I really miss my husband and we haven't been together since the US-Canada border closing last March Our priority date is Feb 2020. Anybody here who has the same (or close to similar) situation? Would love to know!🙂 thanks!
  21. Hi Everyone, You guys all helped us when I posted about proving US Docimile to the officer at the US Consulate in Montreal. My spouse the petitioner, the US Citizen, is currently here with me and our child in Canada with intention to return to the US once my permanent resident visa is approved. We have decided to have a joint financial sponsor. I understand what the joint sponsor needs to provide (864i, most recent tax return or transcript, proof of US citizenship or LPR status). I understand what documents i need to bring to my interview. I will submit everything that was approved by the NVC, but my question is: since the 864i submitted and approved by the NVC was when my spouse was still in the US, and they are currently here, should i simply bring a letter from my spouse explaining intention to return once my visa is approved? Docs already approved by NVC - 864i - bank statements - Voting registration - state ID card with US address Or perhaps I don't need to bring a letter and instead the original 864i along with the joint sponsor's documents explaining that we will return as soon as I am approved? My spouse has not been out of the US for two years. Thank you!
  22. In June 2019 @KartineeKartoons started a group message for Canadian spousal applicant VJers who were stuck in the Montreal interview scheduling backlog. They invited members at the same stage in the IV process and the message group has remained active more than a year later, currently with 199 VJ members. Not all members are active in the conversation, and a few weeks ago someone suggested it was time to disband the message group. I am inviting all the active members to hold our discussion here, publicly in the forum, moving forward. Having our collective experiences and knowledge siloed behind closed doors is a disservice to the the whole of the VJ community. Let's strengthen the community as a whole by making a shift. Invitations: @DGF @shammykay @Tofu @sjb17 @rainbow-skies @Mzamour @Cath&Claire @sh114 @S.H.11 @Leah123 @DoubleE @Hadarah @MWhite @legendqueue @SeriaRisa11 @PawlD @i5love @Jay&Sid @mizzem @Kingsrish @Abhikochar @Je9ala @Madison99 @ArgiE0601 @Lovepeace0303 @leo18 @A&RN @marahm18 @acmanu @Sanmcall @Dkw @SASAS @Romans13 @Rose__ @InspectorGrover @canadavisa22 @chefcurry88 @lngtimecoming @Lovenature @mam521 @Noam D @Pat1976 @dee&vee @AMSAL @ReadIcculus @Jacqueline H @Couchpotato560 @Dbrennan @eketros @MrsDex @wordsfromdani @kburbasaur @Jenn&Matt @Waitin-Game @mika__ @Specter @ameena1423 @chanel167 @TOtoVA @Michelle_VM @BunyanP @HRubin @Irregularblob @US-EH @C&L2018 @rafale1973 @Lois K @2Ps @Rush11 @jackanddeona @Kaleigh11 @vjcl @SJS8581 @Ptitchou @fxch3 @starboogie @tmac99 @Flowergirl 737 @Prairiegirl3 @Skaur0609 @Cammabear @Emilini @jacketconfident @eagle212 @betzzymathew @Sarjb77 @Akaur @JACHA @Rotorhead @BeeSee @CGs_Mother @SAsal @Todd@Alya @Hamlet @AfterTheSnow @JandTK @Mel and Deb @Abe&Noha @anto3knee @PennyLaneB @JenTex @Aminac13 @Canadiangirl38 @Jaret&Rachael @llednew.rm Group members not specifically listed above haven't signed into and/or read VJ messages for a while but are more than welcome to participate. Let's all help keep information accessible to all and transparent, and alleviate the anxiety other visa applicants experience navigating this convoluted process.
  23. Hello I am new to this website so I am a little nervous but here is my past two weeks in a nutshell. I had my interview on the 26th of February at the Montreal Consulate and I was given a 221g to submit a new passport. I submitted my new passport on the 2nd of March and it got to the consulate on the 4th. On the ceac website it says that my case has been refused since the 26th of February. On Monday March the 9th my case has been updated to still say refused. I have emailed the Montreal consulate for clarification on what to do next. I'm very open to see if anyone would like to share their advice on what this means or if I should panic.
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