The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver recently announced that effective April 1st of this year, they will no longer process K-1 visas (fiancé visas). The U.S. Consulate General in Montreal will be the new interviewing site for all K visas in Canada. This change will hopefully facilitate more efficient scheduling and adjudication for 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 essentially the same as for an immigrant visa. Streamlining the processing of all immigrant visas including the K fiancé(e) visas at the same post should help ensure transparency, consistency, and uniform customer service for all applicants.
For Canadian residents applying for K visas, the National Visa Center will forward the applicant’s I-129F petition to the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, after which the 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.
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)