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K1 visa processing time - Lima problems [edited title]

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I filed a petition for my fiancé on September 26, 2014. On April 29th 2015 we received a notice of approval from the USCIS . May 4, 2015 we received a letter from the NVC, they sent the approval to the consulate in Lima Peru. Its been over 2 month's now and we have not heard from the consulate in Peru. The notice of approval will expire on 8.28.15. We are very worried this will expire and do not know what to do. We called the consulate and they said they do not answer questions over the phone. We do not know what to do because they do not answer our emails either. We also sent an inquiry to my local congressman. Does anybody know if there is something else we can do?

Thanks in advance

Scott & Alenka

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You tried emailing them here using these instructions and they do not respond? > http://lima.usembassy.gov/contact_us2.html

If the answer to your question cannot be found on our website, immigrant visa petitioners and applicants with questions may email us at LimaIV@state.gov with the relevant information:

  • For Status Inquiries for Immigrant Visa (including Fiancée) Cases:
    • The subject line must contain "IV Inquiry," the case number (with prefix of LMA), and the applicant's last name.
    • The first paragraph must include the full names of the petitioner and the applicant, the type of visa, and your contact information.

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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we did all of this and we sent four emails to the consulate following the steps they gave us. they have not answered any of our emails. we called and they said they do not answer questions over the phone. when I said that I had emailed them and not gotten any answers they said it takes 20 to 30 days for a reply. Its been a month since the first email was sent and no answer as of yet. What else can be done?

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This seems to be a Lima-specific thread, so it's moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Mexico/Latin/South America regional subforum. Thread title has been edited to indicate Lima. ***


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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we did all of this and we sent four emails to the consulate following the steps they gave us. they have not answered any of our emails. we called and they said they do not answer questions over the phone. when I said that I had emailed them and not gotten any answers they said it takes 20 to 30 days for a reply. Its been a month since the first email was sent and no answer as of yet. What else can be done?

If they are no help by phone or email, then I honestly have no clue. They have no instructions for K-1 applicants on their consulate website, so they seem to make it difficult for those seeking a K-1. Perhaps they are just really slow.

I hope someone with experience going through Peru will respond soon.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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