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I'm new to this forum so maybe our question is already on here.

My fiance and I recently received our interview date, but I will have to go to Caracas for the interview they said.

We did a dumb move by not informing ourselves good enough to know that the consulate in Curacao doesn't process the K1 visa.

So he emailed them in Curacao to see what they would advice us. Because I really don't want to go to Caracas with all the problems that has been going on there.

They answered him saying to contact the Visa Center where we started the process to see if the location can be changed.

Does anyone have experience with this and what we can do?

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I'm new to this forum so maybe our question is already on here.

My fiance and I recently received our interview date, but I will have to go to Caracas for the interview they said.

We did a dumb move by not informing ourselves good enough to know that the consulate in Curacao doesn't process the K1 visa.

So he emailed them in Curacao to see what they would advice us. Because I really don't want to go to Caracas with all the problems that has been going on there.

They answered him saying to contact the Visa Center where we started the process to see if the location can be changed.

Does anyone have experience with this and what we can do?

You only can interview where you are a resident. If Curacao doesn't process K1's there's nothng you can do. What country are you a resident of?


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It really depends on the country and location.

Typically it will also depend on where you live. For example, Canada only does K interviews at Vancouver and Montreal. Cr-1 ONLY in Montreal. The K visa location depends on where you live

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I live on Bonaire an island close to Curacao and Aruba. They have a consulate in Curacao, but they don't process the K1 visa there, but we didn't know that so selected Curacao on our papers. So last week my fiance got an email stating that I have to go to Caracas for the interview. But it is really dangerous there, so I would prefer to go to a different location.

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Three similar or identical threads merged, and moved from different forums into the Embassy/Consulate forum. Please wait for answers in this thread.


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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If they dont process k1 then you would have to go to an embassy or consulate that processes K1 for your country. If they didn't then that embassy would not be available. *confused*


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The OP is saying that Curacao doesn't process K-1 visa applications, and that they recommended Caracas. The OP considers Caracas too dangerous and is inquiring about the possibility and process of switching elsewhere.


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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Here is another similar-themed thread. I suggested at that time that they check into the possibility of using the Bogota embassy as an alternative, due to the dicey situation in Caracas.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/528297-us-consulate-does-not-process-k-visas/


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It may be worth a try to contact Caracas and see if you can switch to Bogota..... realize that will likely cause a delay, and don't know the availability of interview slots at the Bogota embassy.

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Okay, sounds good, follow that lead if you have already started to go down that path. Be sure to contact Bogota, and verify that they will accommodate your request.


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The OP is saying that Curacao doesn't process K-1 visa applications, and that they recommended Caracas. The OP considers Caracas too dangerous and is inquiring about the possibility and process of switching elsewhere.

Oh I didn't realize it was two different places.... brain fart.


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