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Ok... YAY! we were approved yesterday in Bogota for Belkis' Visa.

But it is bitter sweet when the consul told me we would need to come back on Monday to get it. I was like ummm WHY!? He said there is a new process they are doing that K-1 Visas take 2 days for processing. This wouldn't be so bad if our interview was on Wednesday not Thursday, because now we must change all our airline tickets and plans for hotels to stay here in Bogota for several more days.

Ok now there is also SOME hope....

My fiancee makes friends easily and knows of another person who was told 2 days on Wednesday, but they went back to check on the visa on Thursday and sure enough they had the Visa ready.

So right now, today, we plan on doing the same thing. We are going to go to the Embassy today and check to see if it is ready even though it has only been 1 day.

I will also give a full explanation of how our interview went because it would seem no one has ever really explained the process other than... Enter the embassy, sit and wait for interview, do the interview and then get the Visa.

Believe me, the process is MUCH less scary once you are there. I lost all worries once we were inside and began the process. Unless you have alot of other issues like many marriages or you are trying to also bring children to the states or other extenuating circumstances.... It is a FOR SURE THING. Do not worry about the questions at the interview or anything. It is completely worry free.

I promise to explain later or once I am back in the states WITH my fiancee next week.

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Ok well we returned to the embassy this afternoon even though our ticket said to come back on Monday. They allowed my fiancee in and told me I had to wait outside.

Sure enough! They had the visa ready and waiting. So the money I spent yesterday changin all of our airline tickets was for nothing. We could have stuck to our original plan.

So my advice would be allow for the 2 day wait, but go back the following day and ask if the Visa is ready.

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Hi Pachuco,

Let me be the first to congratulate both of you. :dance::dance: I am also glad that you got the visa and did not have to wait the entire weekend. My wife, fiancée at the time got approved on Friday but had to wait until Monday at 4:00pm to pick it up. I did not go because of work.

I am glad your interview was easy but trust me there has been people that is was not easy and they have written threads about it. But the problem is that VJ changed its look in February 2006 and a lot of threads were lost or archived. When my wife went to her interview two other women were rejected; one because they only had one year's tax returns instead of three and the second because her fiancé (the USC) was married three times and she knew this but the officer said that she should not married a USC that has been married three times and I have many, many more horror story. Of course some people fly right through but no one knows who is going to be.

I wish the best of luck and have a good trip. :yes::thumbs:

Peter Miami

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First, I want to wish you a big congrats!! I am very very happy for both of you!!

I am lalso ooking forward to any helpful hints you might be able to share about the interview process, Luisa has her interview on the 3rd (next Tuesday) and we are both a bit stressed about the whole thing right now. We have worked very hard to have all the requested paperwork, in fact she has printed out around 250 emails, has all my phone records for the last year, hotel receipts, airplane receipts, engagement ring receipt, flower receipts, cards, bank transactions (wire transactions to her account), and photos. I really hope whoever conducts her interview is in a good mood!!

Carl

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We have worked very hard to have all the requested paperwork, in fact she has printed out around 250 emails, has all my phone records for the last year, hotel receipts, airplane receipts, engagement ring receipt, flower receipts, cards, bank transactions (wire transactions to her account), and photos. I really hope whoever conducts her interview is in a good mood!!

The printing out of emails is really overkill. Even the Emabssy people say DO NOT put a bunch of email print outs and evidence of relationship in to the initial folder which the consul will use to decide on issuing a visa. They merely tell you to hold on to the information so IF they ask you for it they can view it. I selected about 10 emails throughout the 1 year time period most of them in the beginning half since I did not have much other evidence of phone conversations during that period.

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Hey PachucoBro,

Welcome back, how did it go in Colombia? It is nice to be together with your fiancée isn’t it? Well glad you are back and let us know how it went. Now a little break from Immigrations stuff and then start on the process again but it is better having your significant other here with you while you continue the journey. :yes:

Good luck,

Peter Miami

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We have worked very hard to have all the requested paperwork, in fact she has printed out around 250 emails, has all my phone records for the last year, hotel receipts, airplane receipts, engagement ring receipt, flower receipts, cards, bank transactions (wire transactions to her account), and photos. I really hope whoever conducts her interview is in a good mood!!

The printing out of emails is really overkill. Even the Emabssy people say DO NOT put a bunch of email print outs and evidence of relationship in to the initial folder which the consul will use to decide on issuing a visa. They merely tell you to hold on to the information so IF they ask you for it they can view it. I selected about 10 emails throughout the 1 year time period most of them in the beginning half since I did not have much other evidence of phone conversations during that period.

Thanks for the insight, I guess you could say that both Luisa and I are "sofoco" Luisa has all the paperwork that I mentioned with her right now and she is planning on taking it all to the interview in the morning!! I only hope now that she does not get the lady the rejects all applications that I keep reading about!!

Well I will be sure to post the news, hopefully good in the morning!!

Carl

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We have worked very hard to have all the requested paperwork, in fact she has printed out around 250 emails, has all my phone records for the last year, hotel receipts, airplane receipts, engagement ring receipt, flower receipts, cards, bank transactions (wire transactions to her account), and photos. I really hope whoever conducts her interview is in a good mood!!

The printing out of emails is really overkill. Even the Emabssy people say DO NOT put a bunch of email print outs and evidence of relationship in to the initial folder which the consul will use to decide on issuing a visa. They merely tell you to hold on to the information so IF they ask you for it they can view it. I selected about 10 emails throughout the 1 year time period most of them in the beginning half since I did not have much other evidence of phone conversations during that period.

Thanks for the insight, I guess you could say that both Luisa and I are "sofoco" Luisa has all the paperwork that I mentioned with her right now and she is planning on taking it all to the interview in the morning!! I only hope now that she does not get the lady the rejects all applications that I keep reading about!!

Well I will be sure to post the news, hopefully good in the morning!!

Carl

Hi Carl,

I want to wish Luisa and you a very good luck with the interview and let us know how it went. :yes::thumbs:

Good luck,

Peter Miami

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