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How long does it take to receive the visa after approval at the interview?

#1 mugumogu

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:58 PM

Our interview was on September 22nd and we were approved and told that we would have the visa within 5 business days. Well, we're soon passing that timeframe and when I look at timelines of others who were approved in Juarez, it generally took 2-4 days to get it. Everyone that interviewed around the same time as my fiancee already has their visa. What is going on?!? I felt releived and now I'm getting sucked back into this K-1 waiting hell.

I've already called the DOS and 703# and both say there are no updates.

Edited by mugumogu, 29 September 2011 - 04:01 PM.

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K-1 Visa
04-29-2011: I-129F Sent
05-05-2011: I-129F NOA1
N/A: I-129F RFE(s)
N/A: RFE Reply(s)
07-18-2011: I-129F NOA2
08-08-2011: NVC Received
08-09-2011: NVC Left
08-10-2011: Consulate Received
08-26-2011: Consulate mailed Packet 3 (invitation letter)
09-01-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in US
09-10-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in Mexico
09-22-2011: Interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-04-2011: DHL Waybill number appears in the afternoon
10-05-2011: Picked up visa from DHL office smile.png
11-08-2011: POE Houston, Texas
11-19-2011: Married!

AOS
12-06-2011: Applied for Social Security Number
12-08-2011: AOS package sent (I-485, I-765, I-131, and supporting docs)
12-12-2011: Received Social Security Number and card in the mail
12-20-2011: Received NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131
01-06-2012: Completed ASC appointment
02-02-2012: Received appointment notice for AOS interview on March 1, 2012
03-01-2012: Green card interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-10-2012: Green card received smile.png
03-23-2012: Applied for a new SSN card without the "work authorization" language on it
03-30-2012: Applied for driver's license/passed written test
03-31-2012: Received new SSN card
04-11-2012: Passed the Behind-the-wheel driving test
05-12-2012: Received driver's license in the mail

 

ROC

12-27-2013: I-751 Sent

01-02-2014: Received NOA1 for I-751

01-24-2014: Completed ASC appointment

04-01-2014: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no interview)


#2 monyfer

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:39 PM

I think it took LTapia like ten days to get her DHL tracking number after the interview. They might just be backed up. Don't stress out too much...give them until Monday or Tuesday of next week before getting worried.
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K-1 Visa Journey
October 1, 2010: I-129F sent
October 5, 2010: I-129F received
October 12, 2010: NOA1 e-mail received, routed to VSC
October 16, 2010: NOA1 hard copy received (dated October 7, 2010)
April 18, 2011: RFE e-mail
April 20, 2011: RFE hardcopy received
April 20, 2011: RFE response sent to VSC
May 2, 2011: E-mail confirming VSC has received RFE response
July 27, 2011: NOA2 e-mail received (9 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days (292 days) after NOA1
July 30, 2011: NOA2 hard copy
August 4, 2011: NVC received case
August 8, 2011: NVC forwarded case to US Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
August 8, 2011: Consulate received case
August 25, 2011: Consulate mailed packet 3
September 3, 2011: Received Packet 3 in US
September 20, 2011: Interview! Not enough information in the system to make a decision
September 26, 2011: K1 visa approved and received via DHL

October 20, 2011: POE at Phoenix, Arizona
October 26, 2011: Married

AOS Journey
11-7-2011 - AOS package sent to lockbox in Chicago, IL
11-9-2011 - AOS package delivered and signed for
11-15-2011 - NOA1 e-mails received (NOA1 date November 10), routed to NBC
11-16-2011 - Check Cashed
11-21-2011 - Hard Copies & Biometrics Appointment Letter Received
11-29-2011 - Biometrics done via walk-in! (Originally scheduled for 12/14/11)
12-2-2011 - Case transferred to CSC
1-17-2012 - EAD/AP Card Production Ordered
1-25-2012 - EAD/AP card received in mail
3-7-2012 - RFE issued
3-19-2012 - RFE response received by CSC
4-4-2012 - Green Card Production!
4-10-12 - GC received in mail

January 3, 2014: ROC

#3 mugumogu

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:40 AM

I haven't found anyone else on this site from Mexico that has taken longer than just a few days.
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K-1 Visa
04-29-2011: I-129F Sent
05-05-2011: I-129F NOA1
N/A: I-129F RFE(s)
N/A: RFE Reply(s)
07-18-2011: I-129F NOA2
08-08-2011: NVC Received
08-09-2011: NVC Left
08-10-2011: Consulate Received
08-26-2011: Consulate mailed Packet 3 (invitation letter)
09-01-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in US
09-10-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in Mexico
09-22-2011: Interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-04-2011: DHL Waybill number appears in the afternoon
10-05-2011: Picked up visa from DHL office smile.png
11-08-2011: POE Houston, Texas
11-19-2011: Married!

AOS
12-06-2011: Applied for Social Security Number
12-08-2011: AOS package sent (I-485, I-765, I-131, and supporting docs)
12-12-2011: Received Social Security Number and card in the mail
12-20-2011: Received NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131
01-06-2012: Completed ASC appointment
02-02-2012: Received appointment notice for AOS interview on March 1, 2012
03-01-2012: Green card interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-10-2012: Green card received smile.png
03-23-2012: Applied for a new SSN card without the "work authorization" language on it
03-30-2012: Applied for driver's license/passed written test
03-31-2012: Received new SSN card
04-11-2012: Passed the Behind-the-wheel driving test
05-12-2012: Received driver's license in the mail

 

ROC

12-27-2013: I-751 Sent

01-02-2014: Received NOA1 for I-751

01-24-2014: Completed ASC appointment

04-01-2014: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no interview)


#4 Chris921

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:06 AM

just because others have had it in a few days doesn't mean everyone elses will take that long there is a list of things that could slow it down, courier problems being one of them (i.e courier was unable to complete their route) it took me nearly 2 weeks to get mine when i was told 3-5 days
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My Journey Uk To Usa



K1
I-129f Sent:- 19-Aug-2010
Date of Entry-27-May-2011
Date Married-24-June-2011

AOS
AOS/EAD Sent:08-Aug-2011
Green Card Received: 16-Nov-2011

 

ROC

i-751 Sent 01-Nov-2013

i-751 NOA1 04-Nov-2013

i-751 Biometrics App. 08-Nov-2013

i-751 Biometrics Completed 29-Nov-2013


Nearly there, and for those who are just starting the k1 it is a long wait but once it is over the time feels well spent


#5 mugumogu

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:09 AM

just because others have had it in a few days doesn't mean everyone elses will take that long there is a list of things that could slow it down, courier problems being one of them (i.e courier was unable to complete their route) it took me nearly 2 weeks to get mine when i was told 3-5 days


Thanks, though I'm being told it hasn't even been sent yet so apparently it's not a courier issue. I would think that if DHL has picked up our stuff from the consulate that it would at least have a tracking number. Did you get your tracking number right away or did you receive it once the visa was ready to be picked up?
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K-1 Visa
04-29-2011: I-129F Sent
05-05-2011: I-129F NOA1
N/A: I-129F RFE(s)
N/A: RFE Reply(s)
07-18-2011: I-129F NOA2
08-08-2011: NVC Received
08-09-2011: NVC Left
08-10-2011: Consulate Received
08-26-2011: Consulate mailed Packet 3 (invitation letter)
09-01-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in US
09-10-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in Mexico
09-22-2011: Interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-04-2011: DHL Waybill number appears in the afternoon
10-05-2011: Picked up visa from DHL office smile.png
11-08-2011: POE Houston, Texas
11-19-2011: Married!

AOS
12-06-2011: Applied for Social Security Number
12-08-2011: AOS package sent (I-485, I-765, I-131, and supporting docs)
12-12-2011: Received Social Security Number and card in the mail
12-20-2011: Received NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131
01-06-2012: Completed ASC appointment
02-02-2012: Received appointment notice for AOS interview on March 1, 2012
03-01-2012: Green card interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-10-2012: Green card received smile.png
03-23-2012: Applied for a new SSN card without the "work authorization" language on it
03-30-2012: Applied for driver's license/passed written test
03-31-2012: Received new SSN card
04-11-2012: Passed the Behind-the-wheel driving test
05-12-2012: Received driver's license in the mail

 

ROC

12-27-2013: I-751 Sent

01-02-2014: Received NOA1 for I-751

01-24-2014: Completed ASC appointment

04-01-2014: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no interview)


#6 Chris921

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:38 PM

i got a tracking number when i paid, it didn't show up on their website at all, i only knew it was going to arrrive when the courier called me
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My Journey Uk To Usa



K1
I-129f Sent:- 19-Aug-2010
Date of Entry-27-May-2011
Date Married-24-June-2011

AOS
AOS/EAD Sent:08-Aug-2011
Green Card Received: 16-Nov-2011

 

ROC

i-751 Sent 01-Nov-2013

i-751 NOA1 04-Nov-2013

i-751 Biometrics App. 08-Nov-2013

i-751 Biometrics Completed 29-Nov-2013


Nearly there, and for those who are just starting the k1 it is a long wait but once it is over the time feels well spent


#7 mugumogu

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

Got the visa today :) The tracking number showed up yesterday when DHL received the package from the consulate.
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K-1 Visa
04-29-2011: I-129F Sent
05-05-2011: I-129F NOA1
N/A: I-129F RFE(s)
N/A: RFE Reply(s)
07-18-2011: I-129F NOA2
08-08-2011: NVC Received
08-09-2011: NVC Left
08-10-2011: Consulate Received
08-26-2011: Consulate mailed Packet 3 (invitation letter)
09-01-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in US
09-10-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in Mexico
09-22-2011: Interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-04-2011: DHL Waybill number appears in the afternoon
10-05-2011: Picked up visa from DHL office smile.png
11-08-2011: POE Houston, Texas
11-19-2011: Married!

AOS
12-06-2011: Applied for Social Security Number
12-08-2011: AOS package sent (I-485, I-765, I-131, and supporting docs)
12-12-2011: Received Social Security Number and card in the mail
12-20-2011: Received NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131
01-06-2012: Completed ASC appointment
02-02-2012: Received appointment notice for AOS interview on March 1, 2012
03-01-2012: Green card interview
APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-10-2012: Green card received smile.png
03-23-2012: Applied for a new SSN card without the "work authorization" language on it
03-30-2012: Applied for driver's license/passed written test
03-31-2012: Received new SSN card
04-11-2012: Passed the Behind-the-wheel driving test
05-12-2012: Received driver's license in the mail

 

ROC

12-27-2013: I-751 Sent

01-02-2014: Received NOA1 for I-751

01-24-2014: Completed ASC appointment

04-01-2014: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no interview)




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