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We just got assigned a case number this week from NVC. If there are no issues, within a week our case will be forwarded to the consulate in Venezuela.

We have everything ready. However the police record/background check and birth certificate must have official government seal/apostill stamp to officiate the documents for the consulate interview. The government of Venezuela is broken. Apparently, this section government sometimes is open and not open. You can only get this stamp processed in Caracas. You have to make an appointment in order to get this done. The Venezuelan government gave an appointment date for December. However our consulate interview should be in August or September.

Does anyone have any advice on the above. Is there way to get the stamps through perhaps a consultant or an attorney for other proper means?

If we have to delay our interview till December because I create an issue with the application? It won't expire? How do we go about making an interview date for December. I know we have to email the Embassy to get our interview date once it is confirmed it's at the consulate.

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When the time comes, I recommend the beneficiary email the embassy and explain the situation.

My wife ran into this same problem, so she emailed the embassy and they told her that the Apostille was not required for her birth certificate. She did have SAREN do something to validate her birth certificate but I'm not sure if even this was required.

Best of luck!


K-1

07/11/2014 - I-129F sent to Lewisville, TX lockbox via USPS

07/15/2014 - I-129F delivered

07/18/2014 - NOA1 email/text, $340 deducted from my checking account, Alien Registration Number changed

07/24/2014 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 17, 2014

12/09/2014 - USCIS website case status update notification "Initial review" saying case was received on July 15, 2014

01/28/2015 - NOA2 email/text, website update "Case Was Approved"

02/02/2015 - USCIS online update "Case Was Sent To The Department of State"

02/05/2015 - NOA2 (I-797) received in the mail

02/11/2015 - Case received by NVC

02/13/2015 - Called NVC and received case number

02/18/2015 - Case left NVC for Caracas

02/19/2015 - Case "Ready"

04/28/2015 - Interview - Approved!!!

04/30/2015 - Visa status "Issued"

05/15/2015 - Visa received

05/22/2015 - POE - Miami

06/14/2015 - Married!

AOS

06/30/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 sent to Chicago via USPS

07/02/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 delivered

07/07/2015 - NOA1 email/text, $1070 deducted from my checking account, USCIS website case status "Fingerprint Fee Was Received"

07/11/2015 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 7, 2015

07/28/2015 - Biometrics

09/03/2015 - I-765/I-131 approved

09/08/2015 - I-765/I-131 card mailed

09/10/2015 - EAD/AP combo card received

10/31/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Welcome Notice Was Mailed"

11/03/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Card Was Mailed To Me"

11/05/2015 - Green card received

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My wife didn't have to get the Apostille on the police certificate either.


K-1

07/11/2014 - I-129F sent to Lewisville, TX lockbox via USPS

07/15/2014 - I-129F delivered

07/18/2014 - NOA1 email/text, $340 deducted from my checking account, Alien Registration Number changed

07/24/2014 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 17, 2014

12/09/2014 - USCIS website case status update notification "Initial review" saying case was received on July 15, 2014

01/28/2015 - NOA2 email/text, website update "Case Was Approved"

02/02/2015 - USCIS online update "Case Was Sent To The Department of State"

02/05/2015 - NOA2 (I-797) received in the mail

02/11/2015 - Case received by NVC

02/13/2015 - Called NVC and received case number

02/18/2015 - Case left NVC for Caracas

02/19/2015 - Case "Ready"

04/28/2015 - Interview - Approved!!!

04/30/2015 - Visa status "Issued"

05/15/2015 - Visa received

05/22/2015 - POE - Miami

06/14/2015 - Married!

AOS

06/30/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 sent to Chicago via USPS

07/02/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 delivered

07/07/2015 - NOA1 email/text, $1070 deducted from my checking account, USCIS website case status "Fingerprint Fee Was Received"

07/11/2015 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 7, 2015

07/28/2015 - Biometrics

09/03/2015 - I-765/I-131 approved

09/08/2015 - I-765/I-131 card mailed

09/10/2015 - EAD/AP combo card received

10/31/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Welcome Notice Was Mailed"

11/03/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Card Was Mailed To Me"

11/05/2015 - Green card received

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Hey hi......?? Wow OK. It's the email from the embassy when we inquired was that we needed it and other people had informed us of the same as well. We found a lawyer who can get a appointment time very quickly. So we don't want to not have it and take the chance of the case being that we needed it. Well look into it a little bit more I do thank you for your feedback very important information you're sharing and again thank you.

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So here's how it worked for us:

When we saw that the case status was "Ready" - meaning the embassy has received it from NVC, my wife (fiancée at the time) emailed immigrantcaracas2@state.gov to request an interview.

They emailed her back with a list of all the required documentation, and told her to respond when she had collected the required documents and was ready for her interview.

So she got everything ready other than the Apostille for the birth certificate, and emailed asking for an interview and explained the situation with Apostille. The embassy responded with a date several weeks out and told her the Apostille wasn't needed. No lawyers involved.

I can forward you the list of requirements that the embassy sent to my wife if you're interested. This was all several months ago so things may have changed - definitely verify everything with the embassy via email before the actual interview!


K-1

07/11/2014 - I-129F sent to Lewisville, TX lockbox via USPS

07/15/2014 - I-129F delivered

07/18/2014 - NOA1 email/text, $340 deducted from my checking account, Alien Registration Number changed

07/24/2014 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 17, 2014

12/09/2014 - USCIS website case status update notification "Initial review" saying case was received on July 15, 2014

01/28/2015 - NOA2 email/text, website update "Case Was Approved"

02/02/2015 - USCIS online update "Case Was Sent To The Department of State"

02/05/2015 - NOA2 (I-797) received in the mail

02/11/2015 - Case received by NVC

02/13/2015 - Called NVC and received case number

02/18/2015 - Case left NVC for Caracas

02/19/2015 - Case "Ready"

04/28/2015 - Interview - Approved!!!

04/30/2015 - Visa status "Issued"

05/15/2015 - Visa received

05/22/2015 - POE - Miami

06/14/2015 - Married!

AOS

06/30/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 sent to Chicago via USPS

07/02/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 delivered

07/07/2015 - NOA1 email/text, $1070 deducted from my checking account, USCIS website case status "Fingerprint Fee Was Received"

07/11/2015 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 7, 2015

07/28/2015 - Biometrics

09/03/2015 - I-765/I-131 approved

09/08/2015 - I-765/I-131 card mailed

09/10/2015 - EAD/AP combo card received

10/31/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Welcome Notice Was Mailed"

11/03/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Card Was Mailed To Me"

11/05/2015 - Green card received

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Thank you for that information. Please do forward a list of required documents for the interview that was sent to your wife. You can send it through private message on here or I can send you my email address. Thank you !!!!!

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...I can forward you the list of requirements that the embassy sent to my wife if you're interested. This was all several months ago so things may have changed - definitely verify everything with the embassy via email before the actual interview!

T0m,

Can you post the list of requirements here? for everyone else to see?

Thank you,

M


CURRENT PROCESS:
I-130 for Mom in Venezuela (Approved) - On To NVC Processing
2015
MM - DD
03-13 - Sent I-130 Package To Phoenix, AZ
03-14 - Package Delivered
03-19 - Received Text from USCIS case was received, and Receipt #.
03-19 - Received E-mail from USCIS case was accepted and routed to USCIS Nebraska Service Center
03-19 - Opened account on USCIS.gov to check case status
03-23 - Received the Form I-797C Notice of Action Priority Date March 16th, 2015
08-06 - Received e-mail notice RFE Letter would be sent.
08-10 - Received RFE (PROOF OF NAME CHANGE for Mom)
08-19 - Sent RFE Response
08-21 - USCIS Received my response to RFE
08-21 - Received e-mail notice "Your Case Status: Request for Evidence Response Review"
09-01 - Received e-mail I-130 was approved
I-130 Approved in 172 days - 5.65 Months
09-10 - I-797, Notice of Action sent to me by mail
09-14 - Received I-797, Notice of Action I-130 Approved
09-17 - Received Text from USCIS case status is updated online
09-17 - Received Email from USCIS: Case Was Sent To The Department of State
09-17 - Checked online status: Case Was Sent To The Department of State
09-22 - NVC Received my case
10-01 - NVC Assigned Case Number
10-02 - NVC Date of Welcome Letter to Petitioner
10-05 - NVC Welcome Letter Envelope Postage Stamp Date
10-06 - Called NVC and got Case # and Invoice #
10-06 - Logged in Online and Completed COA form DS-261 & AOS Payment
10-08 - Called NVC - Case still locked for approval of COA & Payment of IV Fee
10-09 - Received NVC Welcome Letter, AOS Bill & Document Cover Sheet
10-14 - Called NVC Got COA Reviewed Over The Phone
10-15 - Received IV Fee Invoice By Email
10-16 - Paid IV Fee
10-19 - IV Fee Appears as PAID and DS-260 IV Application OPEN
2016
MM - DD
03-31 - Sent AOS & IV Packets to NVC Overnighted
04-01 - Packages delivered to NVC
04-02 - Completed and Submitted DS-260 IV Application Online
04-02 - NVC SCAN DATE
05-02 - CASE COMPLETE!
05-09 - Received CC Email from NVC
05-09 - Received letter Re: updated mailing/email address for this case ???
05-16 - Received Email with INTERVIEW DATE (P4)
05-19 - Received actual INTERVIEW DATE (P4) letter in the mail
05-25 - NVC Sent Case To Embassy (CEAC Status Changed to In Transit)
06-28 - INTERVIEW DATE
06-28 APPROVED in 468 days FROM I-130 NOA1- 15.38 Months
08-28 - Point Of Entry POE Miami International Airport - Miami, Florida
09-09 - Received Social Security Number Card in the Mail (Middle Name Cut Off)
10-04 - Received Text & Email of Updated USCIS.gov Case Status: New Card Being Produced
10-07 - Received Text & Email of Updated USCIS.gov Case Status: New Card Has been Mailed

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