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Hi all

I am hoping to find someone out there with experience with the consulate in RDJ

My petition was approved for expedited processing on Feb 4th 2015 and received by the consulate on Feb 9th. There is no phone number that accepts calls about visas and I have sent multiple emails without response.

I just got an email from their office confirming my interview for April 24th 2015, and another confirming my interview on March 30th 2015. Considering my expedite was granted because of an emerging medical situation it seems like both of these dates are VERY far away.

I am totally lost and desperate and don't know what to do. I have already emailed the consulate about the situation (as well as requesting to confirm the actual interview date) but am afraid that I won't get a response.

Is there any way to get in touch with RDJ about visas via telephone?


19/1/2010 met in Spain

08/2011 moved to his home country, Brazil

27/01/2012 got married!

06/02/2014 sent I-130 package to Chicago Lockbox

11/02/2014 I-130 package received in Chicago

18/02/2014 NOA1- routed to Nebraska Service Center

21/07/2014 NOA 2

12/08/2014 NVC Recieved

21/08/2014 Sent AOS

30/09/2014 Sent IV Package (should have sent together.... thought that I had to pay fees first)

26/10/2014 Scan Date AOS

20/09/2014 Scan Date IV

03/12/2014 Checklist for AOS, operator said that ALL IS WELL with IV Docs

08/12/2014 Scan Date for corrected AOS

04/02/2015 Expedite request approved

06/02/2015 Case Left NVC

09/02/2015 Case "ready" on CEAC site

23/02/2015 Interview date email from RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 Interview date RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 APPROVED pending arrival of medical exam

04/05/2015 Case "issued" on CEAC site

05/05/2015 Visa/passport in the mail

07/05/2015 Visa in hand!!!!

We are almost there!!!!

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*** Country-specific thread moved from Embassy/Consulate forum to the Mexico/Latin/South America regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hi all

I am hoping to find someone out there with experience with the consulate in RDJ

My petition was approved for expedited processing on Feb 4th 2015 and received by the consulate on Feb 9th. There is no phone number that accepts calls about visas and I have sent multiple emails without response.

I just got an email from their office confirming my interview for April 24th 2015, and another confirming my interview on March 30th 2015. Considering my expedite was granted because of an emerging medical situation it seems like both of these dates are VERY far away.

I am totally lost and desperate and don't know what to do. I have already emailed the consulate about the situation (as well as requesting to confirm the actual interview date) but am afraid that I won't get a response.

Is there any way to get in touch with RDJ about visas via telephone?

Have you checked out all the numbers and verified from the info page here. It's just been updated.

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Brazil&cty=Rio%20De%20Janereiro


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

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Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

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Have you checked out all the numbers and verified from the info page here. It's just been updated.

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Brazil&cty=Rio%20De%20Janereiro

I did,

As well as read all of the info there :)

They no longer accept calls about visas, you can only get through if you say it is an emergency involving a US citizen.

Thanks!


19/1/2010 met in Spain

08/2011 moved to his home country, Brazil

27/01/2012 got married!

06/02/2014 sent I-130 package to Chicago Lockbox

11/02/2014 I-130 package received in Chicago

18/02/2014 NOA1- routed to Nebraska Service Center

21/07/2014 NOA 2

12/08/2014 NVC Recieved

21/08/2014 Sent AOS

30/09/2014 Sent IV Package (should have sent together.... thought that I had to pay fees first)

26/10/2014 Scan Date AOS

20/09/2014 Scan Date IV

03/12/2014 Checklist for AOS, operator said that ALL IS WELL with IV Docs

08/12/2014 Scan Date for corrected AOS

04/02/2015 Expedite request approved

06/02/2015 Case Left NVC

09/02/2015 Case "ready" on CEAC site

23/02/2015 Interview date email from RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 Interview date RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 APPROVED pending arrival of medical exam

04/05/2015 Case "issued" on CEAC site

05/05/2015 Visa/passport in the mail

07/05/2015 Visa in hand!!!!

We are almost there!!!!

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Once I had to e-mail the consulate (about something related to the K-1 visa) and I used the immigrationrio@state.gov e-mail address. They responded the following day with a thorough and accurate answer. Have you tried that address yet?

I have no idea about the expedite, but if they moved your interview up almost a month, that would seem like it had been expedited to me. K-1 interviewees normally have to wait about two months as well between the consulate receiving the package and the interview date. I don't think they can bump somebody else to give you that person's slot, even if you are being expedited.

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I used to send emails to them in that same adress immigrationrio@state.gov and usually got an asnwer on the same day or on the following day. And I agree with sma1488, I think they already expedited your interview date. I know it might be a long time for you, but it will pass fast :)

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Once I had to e-mail the consulate (about something related to the K-1 visa) and I used the immigrationrio@state.gov e-mail address. They responded the following day with a thorough and accurate answer. Have you tried that address yet?

I have no idea about the expedite, but if they moved your interview up almost a month, that would seem like it had been expedited to me. K-1 interviewees normally have to wait about two months as well between the consulate receiving the package and the interview date. I don't think they can bump somebody else to give you that person's slot, even if you are being expedited.

Thanks! I worded my question wrong.... both of the dates I mentioned were in the SAME email, so I don't know which date it actually is. If it is March 30th I agree it doesn't seem like that long, but if it is April 24th that is definitely normal scheduling time or more (Feb 9th to April 24th). I will try again at the immigration email address maybe the delays are due to carnaval.

I used to send emails to them in that same adress immigrationrio@state.gov and usually got an asnwer on the same day or on the following day. And I agree with sma1488, I think they already expedited your interview date. I know it might be a long time for you, but it will pass fast :)

Thanks for your response... see answer above too!


19/1/2010 met in Spain

08/2011 moved to his home country, Brazil

27/01/2012 got married!

06/02/2014 sent I-130 package to Chicago Lockbox

11/02/2014 I-130 package received in Chicago

18/02/2014 NOA1- routed to Nebraska Service Center

21/07/2014 NOA 2

12/08/2014 NVC Recieved

21/08/2014 Sent AOS

30/09/2014 Sent IV Package (should have sent together.... thought that I had to pay fees first)

26/10/2014 Scan Date AOS

20/09/2014 Scan Date IV

03/12/2014 Checklist for AOS, operator said that ALL IS WELL with IV Docs

08/12/2014 Scan Date for corrected AOS

04/02/2015 Expedite request approved

06/02/2015 Case Left NVC

09/02/2015 Case "ready" on CEAC site

23/02/2015 Interview date email from RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 Interview date RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 APPROVED pending arrival of medical exam

04/05/2015 Case "issued" on CEAC site

05/05/2015 Visa/passport in the mail

07/05/2015 Visa in hand!!!!

We are almost there!!!!

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Once I had to e-mail the consulate (about something related to the K-1 visa) and I used the immigrationrio@state.gov e-mail address. They responded the following day with a thorough and accurate answer. Have you tried that address yet?

I have no idea about the expedite, but if they moved your interview up almost a month, that would seem like it had been expedited to me. K-1 interviewees normally have to wait about two months as well between the consulate receiving the package and the interview date. I don't think they can bump somebody else to give you that person's slot, even if you are being expedited.

Also one thing I have learned about expedites is the interview date doesn't necessarily mean you will get an earlier date. Expedite means your case gets worked on faster and you get the next date available usually and that's what is available for CR1/IR1's I would take the March date and run with it.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also one thing I have learned about expedites is the interview date doesn't necessarily mean you will get an earlier date. Expedite means your case gets worked on faster and you get the next date available usually and that's what is available for CR1/IR1's I would take the March date and run with it.

Thanks Dwheels I really hope that the March date is actually the right one, I am going to confirm with them though because if I show up and they tell me its the wrong day it will be an expensive mistake (I have to fly to the consulate).


19/1/2010 met in Spain

08/2011 moved to his home country, Brazil

27/01/2012 got married!

06/02/2014 sent I-130 package to Chicago Lockbox

11/02/2014 I-130 package received in Chicago

18/02/2014 NOA1- routed to Nebraska Service Center

21/07/2014 NOA 2

12/08/2014 NVC Recieved

21/08/2014 Sent AOS

30/09/2014 Sent IV Package (should have sent together.... thought that I had to pay fees first)

26/10/2014 Scan Date AOS

20/09/2014 Scan Date IV

03/12/2014 Checklist for AOS, operator said that ALL IS WELL with IV Docs

08/12/2014 Scan Date for corrected AOS

04/02/2015 Expedite request approved

06/02/2015 Case Left NVC

09/02/2015 Case "ready" on CEAC site

23/02/2015 Interview date email from RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 Interview date RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 APPROVED pending arrival of medical exam

04/05/2015 Case "issued" on CEAC site

05/05/2015 Visa/passport in the mail

07/05/2015 Visa in hand!!!!

We are almost there!!!!

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Turns out the interview date is actually April 24th.... but I don't think there is much we can do at this point. This will put me at a point where I will probably no longer be able to fly. Ack. Thanks again for your responses.


19/1/2010 met in Spain

08/2011 moved to his home country, Brazil

27/01/2012 got married!

06/02/2014 sent I-130 package to Chicago Lockbox

11/02/2014 I-130 package received in Chicago

18/02/2014 NOA1- routed to Nebraska Service Center

21/07/2014 NOA 2

12/08/2014 NVC Recieved

21/08/2014 Sent AOS

30/09/2014 Sent IV Package (should have sent together.... thought that I had to pay fees first)

26/10/2014 Scan Date AOS

20/09/2014 Scan Date IV

03/12/2014 Checklist for AOS, operator said that ALL IS WELL with IV Docs

08/12/2014 Scan Date for corrected AOS

04/02/2015 Expedite request approved

06/02/2015 Case Left NVC

09/02/2015 Case "ready" on CEAC site

23/02/2015 Interview date email from RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 Interview date RDJ consulate

24/04/2015 APPROVED pending arrival of medical exam

04/05/2015 Case "issued" on CEAC site

05/05/2015 Visa/passport in the mail

07/05/2015 Visa in hand!!!!

We are almost there!!!!

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