Montreal to Handle All Fiancé(e) Visa Interviews in Canada
Starting April 1, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver will no longer process K-1 visas, also known as fiancé(e) visas. The U.S. Consulate General in Montreal will be the interviewing site for all K visas in Canada. This change will allow Mission Canada to more efficiently schedule and adjudicate K visa applications.
The U.S. Consulate General in Montreal currently provides all immigrant visa services in Canada. The application process for K visas is the same as for an immigrant visa. While we recognize that having to travel to Montreal will be an inconvenience for applicants, processing all immigrant visas including the K fiancé(e) visas at the same post will help ensure transparency, consistency, and uniform customer service for all applicants.
What does this mean for Canadian residents who are applying for a K visa? After the National Visa Center forwards the applicant’s I-129F petition to the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, consular staff will contact the applicant with detailed instructions and schedule an interview appointment. The applicant will then need to travel to Montreal for their interview.
Information on the types of forms and documents that each applicant will need to submit prior to their interview is available on the website for the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal.
This change applies to all K-1 petitions received at the National Visa Center after March 31, 2016. The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver will continue to process K visa applications and conduct interviews for petitions they receive prior to that date.
For additional information, please refer to travel.state.gov, the National Visa Center (at 603-334-0700 or AskNVC@state.gov), the U.S. Consulate Montreal (Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov) or U.S. Consulate Vancouver (firstname.lastname@example.org).