IMMIGRANT VISA UPDATE – August 31, 2022 – We are now receiving interview notices for clients that have been waiting for their immigrant visa interviews based on employment at the US Consulate in Montreal Canada. This is good news for both employers and employees that have been waiting for employment-based immigrant interviews at the US Consulate in Montreal Canada.
Once you have submitted all the requirements documents to the National Visa Center (NVC) and your case has been documentarily qualified, you will be scheduled for the next available interview at your US Consulate or Embassy. You are required to appear in person for the interview and must bring the required supporting documents. Read here for what to expect at the immigrant visa interview here.
The US Consulate in Montreal Canada continues to clear case backlogs due to COVID shutdowns. According to the latest update on their website, they are now processing all types of cases with the exception of nonimmigrant visas which are emergency only. We provide an update on Immigrant Visa (IV) processing in Montreal Canada here.
The issuance of certain family and employment-based immigrant visas is subject to yearly quotas that are updated each month through the US Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin. We explain “Priority Dates”, “Final Action Dates”, and “Dates for Filing Applications” here.
The immigrant visa process involves three separate US Government agencies—the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), US Embassies and Consulates, and the National Visa Center (NVC), which is part of the US Department of State and handles the processing of immigrant visas (Green card applications). Once USCIS approves your petition, they will send your case to the National Visa Center (NVC) for processing. Here’s how to check on those current NVC processing times.