All Canadian K-1 Visa Applicants to be Interviewed in Montreal

Beginning on April 1, 2016, all interviews for K-1 fiancé applicants in Canada will be conducted at a single location: the U.S. consular post in Montreal.  That U.S. consular post currently processes immigrant visa applicants for all of Canada.  The change, according to the U.S. Department of State, is for more efficient scheduling and decision making, because K-1 processing mirrors immigrant visa processing.  The Department recognizes the hardship of travel form applicants from all over Canada to Montreal but claims that the change will result in consistency and uniform service for all K-1 applicants.

The change will affect all K-1 approved petitions that the National Visa Center receives after March 31, 2016.  The U.S. post in Vancouver will process and interview all approved K-1 petitions which it receives before that date.