Montreal Interview Tracker -- Part DeuX [Ara2000, AttaBoy, CDN_CPER, Dongky, Enduring, GC Indian, Ja

Hi
I am requesting your advise regarding my immigration visa. I had my interview in March 2007 (Montreal) for consular processing. The case was denied due to J1 issues. I obtainded hardship waiver. I was asked to submit the medical and passports. My documents were received in consulate in Dec. 2008. I am still waiting for my immigration visa. How long is the wait time? What is the reason for this delay?
 
Hi,
Does anyone have experience with the online method for consular processing for Montreal. Apparently this is new. Any ideas whether this is faster/more efficient that the paperwork route?
 

perm201

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Customs after consulate interview

I am trying to get some details on goods to follow after the interview is done and your passport is stamped with I-551. When we "land" in US for the first time, do we have to declare all our goods to follow? Or can that be done later. We live across the border from Detroit so we have the option to land first and then once we have a good idea of what good we will be importing we can do that later or do we have to do everything in one shot? I read through some of the posts on this thread but it seems like most of the applicants are living in the US so they just had to finish the stamping

Thanks
 
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RandyK

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Can someone report how their experience at Montreal consulate went, we don't have anyone reporting recently. This would really help people who are waiting in line.

Thanks
 
My priority date is September 01 2005. My interview date is schedule on June 20th. Can you share your experience at the consular in Montreal? Anything changes from the beginning of this post???

Thank you for sharing.
 

kidcash83

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my wife recently had her interview on June 6. the process was pain free except for one minor issue. she had become canadian citizen few days before and didnt have her canadian passport on her at the time of interview. Verbally the visa was approved but on the sheet handed to us, it said visa rejected due to Canadian Passport. We mailed the passport to the consulate the very next day and it was received by the consulate the next day. We are still awaiting a reply from the consulate and have been unable to contact the consulate via phone/email. Does anyone know how long does it normally take for a process like this to be resolved. her case is not going through any administrative processing and they only required the canadian passport. the packet was sent to them via DHL.
thanks.
 
Hi, I would like to share my experience of our interview in US consular in Montreal. Our appointment was schedule on June 20th 2011 at 8h30am. We arrived at the US consular at 8h00am and we got our interview only at 11h00am as there was a lot of peoples waiting in front of us. The interview went well. The typical questions are: How long have you been working? When did you apply for the visa? Confirmed the country of birth? How long have you been leaving in Canada? Confirmed your current address?

The documents needed for the interview: 2 pictures, employment letter and updated police certificate which we don’t have at the time of the interview but the officer let us go because we have a Nexus Pass. Ouff.. But I recommend you to have updated police certificate anyway. To get the police certificate, you will need to go to 1 of the 4 locations in Montreal which specialize in background check. The officer did not asked for our 2010 tax statement.

Thing that change from the previous post is US consular does not issues visa along with your passport the next day anymore. You need to register for a DHL location within CANADA only. We choose Richmond, BC as we work in Seattle. It take about 4-5 days for the passport to be delivered to DHL office. When the passport is ready for pickup and if you have register for DHL drop off location, you should received email confirmation that you package is ready for pickup.

For people that are flying from the State, my recommendation is to allow 2 weeks after the interview date to schedule your returned flight or buy an open return tickets.

In the package, you will see you passport along with the visa stamp on it and a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope. The envelop should only be open by US officer at the border.
It took 1 hours to complete the whole process at the border.


Good luck all
EB3 Priority date September 01 2005
 
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dadadada72

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Hi, I would like to share my experience of our interview in US consular in Montreal. Our appointment was schedule on June 20th 2011 at 8h30am. We arrived at the US consular at 8h00am and we got our interview only at 11h00am as there was a lot of peoples waiting in front of us. The interview went well. The typical questions are: How long have you been working? When did you apply for the visa? Confirmed the country of birth? How long have you been leaving in Canada? Confirmed your current address?

The documents needed for the interview: 2 pictures, employment letter and updated police certificate which we don’t have at the time of the interview but the officer let us go because we have a Nexus Pass. Ouff.. But I recommend you to have updated police certificate anyway. To get the police certificate, you will need to go to 1 of the 4 locations in Montreal which specialize in background check. The officer did not asked for our 2010 tax statement.

Thing that change from the previous post is US consular does not issues visa along with your passport the next day anymore. You need to register for a DHL location within CANADA only. We choose Richmond, BC as we work in Seattle. It take about 4-5 days for the passport to be delivered to DHL office. When the passport is ready for pickup and if you have register for DHL drop off location, you should received email confirmation that you package is ready for pickup.

For people that are flying from the State, my recommendation is to allow 2 weeks after the interview date to schedule your returned flight or buy an open return tickets.

In the package, you will see you passport along with the visa stamp on it and a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope. The envelop should only be open by US officer at the border.
It took 1 hours to complete the whole process at the border.


Good luck all
EB3 Priority date September 01 2005

congratulation.
do your dependant were interviewed as well ? if yes what questions were they asked ?
my wife is the principal applicant and we are waiting for her number to be current of september so we are anxious about the questions we are going to face at Montreal...........
 

dadadada72

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Hi, I would like to share my experience of our interview in US consular in Montreal. Our appointment was schedule on June 20th 2011 at 8h30am. We arrived at the US consular at 8h00am and we got our interview only at 11h00am as there was a lot of peoples waiting in front of us. The interview went well. The typical questions are: How long have you been working? When did you apply for the visa? Confirmed the country of birth? How long have you been leaving in Canada? Confirmed your current address?

The documents needed for the interview: 2 pictures, employment letter and updated police certificate which we don’t have at the time of the interview but the officer let us go because we have a Nexus Pass. Ouff.. But I recommend you to have updated police certificate anyway. To get the police certificate, you will need to go to 1 of the 4 locations in Montreal which specialize in background check. The officer did not asked for our 2010 tax statement.

Thing that change from the previous post is US consular does not issues visa along with your passport the next day anymore. You need to register for a DHL location within CANADA only. We choose Richmond, BC as we work in Seattle. It take about 4-5 days for the passport to be delivered to DHL office. When the passport is ready for pickup and if you have register for DHL drop off location, you should received email confirmation that you package is ready for pickup.

For people that are flying from the State, my recommendation is to allow 2 weeks after the interview date to schedule your returned flight or buy an open return tickets.

In the package, you will see you passport along with the visa stamp on it and a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope. The envelop should only be open by US officer at the border.
It took 1 hours to complete the whole process at the border.


Good luck all
EB3 Priority date September 01 2005
congratulation.
do your dependant were interviewed as well ? if yes what questions were they asked ?
my wife is the principal applicant and we are waiting for her number to be current of september so we are anxious about the questions we are going to face at Montreal...........
 
Since my wife is working as an RN nurse in Seattle. The officer did not asked her to many questions. The only questions that was asked Are you currently working?, What is your employer? Where you divorce before? What is your country of birth? How long have you been living in CANADA. Typical YES or NO questions that the officer need to input into the computer. That was it. At the end the interview the officer say Congratulation you passport will be mailed to the address you selected.
 

dadadada72

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Since my wife is working as an RN nurse in Seattle. The officer did not asked her to many questions. The only questions that was asked Are you currently working?, What is your employer? Where you divorce before? What is your country of birth? How long have you been living in CANADA. Typical YES or NO questions that the officer need to input into the computer. That was it. At the end the interview the officer say Congratulation you passport will be mailed to the address you selected.
thanks for your reply. i understood that you(the principal applicant) and your wife(dependant) were asked the same questions...........
 
Update on how long you have to wait to get the actual permanent resident card.

Our permanent resident card arrived in about 3 weeks after we crossed the US border and got our finger printed. It is valid for 10 years.
 
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