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Hello Everyone!! Anyone from Guatemala out there? I was wondering how long it took to get an interview date after a case complete. I looked at some threads and dates, but most of them are from last year. thanks!


Met: (F) December 19, 2012
Married: (L) August 5, 2013 (L)

USCIS
I-130 Sent: August 1, 2014
I-130 NOA1: August 7, 2014

NVC PROCESS
26-JAN-2015 I-130 NOA2: APPROVED
03-FEB-2015 USCIS sent petition to NVC
26-FEB-2015 Case # and IIN assigned
27-FEB-2015 Completed DS-261
27-FEB-2015 Paid AOS fee
04-MAR-2015 AOS fee Deducted from Bank
16-MAR-2015 Mailed AOS & "Supporting Documents" (IV package)
23-MAR-2015 NVC sent email confirming they received my package
20-APR-2015 NVC sent a choice of agent form checklist?? missing...odd
20-APR-2015 Called NVC rep checked DS-261 form, yay finally!!
23-APR-2015 Received IV invoice through email but cant pay online yet... :cry:
27-APR-2015 Finally Paid IV fee
04-MAY-2015 Submitted DS-260 form
16-JUN-2015 Supervisor Review (they are so inadequate ..grrr)
13-JUL-2015 Case Complete with Supervisor on the phone
20-JUL-2015 Received Official Case Complete letter...waiting for interview :dancing:
23-SEPT-2015 Interview!! - They asked for a joint sponsor - received hated 221g form (at least it wasn't a "NO")
25-NOV-2015 Finally sent the documents required with 221g form...
30-NOV-2015 They updated my case file on CEAC but still reads "Admin Processing"..(crossing fingers)

14-DEC-2015 They "touched" and update my case file at the embassy, still under AP

28-DEC-2015 They touched my file again...still under AP

29-DEC-2015 !!!! VISA ISSUED - According to CEAC site...yay!! (now waiting to see when we can pick up)

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Hi! Yeah, there's a couple floating around but not too many from Guatemala. We just completed the process and husbands poe was July 10th. I'd be happy to help with any questions you might have along the way!! It's an exhausting process and I'm so thankful to have had the help & support I did from other fellow vjer's!

We got case complete March 28th. P4/interview letter April 7th. Interview June 4th.

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Hi!! Glad to meet someone who went through the process with the Guatemalan embassy. Thank you for sharing your with me. I had to fight for my case complete, and fight for my choice of agent form to be completed. I'm just worried I'm gonna have to fight for my interview date as well. LOL.


Met: (F) December 19, 2012
Married: (L) August 5, 2013 (L)

USCIS
I-130 Sent: August 1, 2014
I-130 NOA1: August 7, 2014

NVC PROCESS
26-JAN-2015 I-130 NOA2: APPROVED
03-FEB-2015 USCIS sent petition to NVC
26-FEB-2015 Case # and IIN assigned
27-FEB-2015 Completed DS-261
27-FEB-2015 Paid AOS fee
04-MAR-2015 AOS fee Deducted from Bank
16-MAR-2015 Mailed AOS & "Supporting Documents" (IV package)
23-MAR-2015 NVC sent email confirming they received my package
20-APR-2015 NVC sent a choice of agent form checklist?? missing...odd
20-APR-2015 Called NVC rep checked DS-261 form, yay finally!!
23-APR-2015 Received IV invoice through email but cant pay online yet... :cry:
27-APR-2015 Finally Paid IV fee
04-MAY-2015 Submitted DS-260 form
16-JUN-2015 Supervisor Review (they are so inadequate ..grrr)
13-JUL-2015 Case Complete with Supervisor on the phone
20-JUL-2015 Received Official Case Complete letter...waiting for interview :dancing:
23-SEPT-2015 Interview!! - They asked for a joint sponsor - received hated 221g form (at least it wasn't a "NO")
25-NOV-2015 Finally sent the documents required with 221g form...
30-NOV-2015 They updated my case file on CEAC but still reads "Admin Processing"..(crossing fingers)

14-DEC-2015 They "touched" and update my case file at the embassy, still under AP

28-DEC-2015 They touched my file again...still under AP

29-DEC-2015 !!!! VISA ISSUED - According to CEAC site...yay!! (now waiting to see when we can pick up)

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Hello,

If I were you id start calling the embassy has they take long to even get to you. If you would want it to go faster. When I got my k1 approved and checked the time it left usa to guate i started calling them and bugging them i made my appointment without them giving me one and just winged it from there. Called them to send me all the paperwork they are very slow one thing I am very sure about. Good Luck on your visa Journey!! :joy:

-Emily


K1 approved 06/13/2013

AOS approved 02/12/2014
ROC approved 09/14/2016

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Hello all,

We are still with just a NOA1 from mid March and waiting for NOA2... glad to hear there some who have gone through this at the Guatemalan consulate.

Will post later on for assistance if needed.

Thanks!

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Hello all,

We are still with just a NOA1 from mid March and waiting for NOA2... glad to hear there some who have gone through this at the Guatemalan consulate.

Will post later on for assistance if needed.

Thanks!

Hello! and welcome. wish you luck :)


Met: (F) December 19, 2012
Married: (L) August 5, 2013 (L)

USCIS
I-130 Sent: August 1, 2014
I-130 NOA1: August 7, 2014

NVC PROCESS
26-JAN-2015 I-130 NOA2: APPROVED
03-FEB-2015 USCIS sent petition to NVC
26-FEB-2015 Case # and IIN assigned
27-FEB-2015 Completed DS-261
27-FEB-2015 Paid AOS fee
04-MAR-2015 AOS fee Deducted from Bank
16-MAR-2015 Mailed AOS & "Supporting Documents" (IV package)
23-MAR-2015 NVC sent email confirming they received my package
20-APR-2015 NVC sent a choice of agent form checklist?? missing...odd
20-APR-2015 Called NVC rep checked DS-261 form, yay finally!!
23-APR-2015 Received IV invoice through email but cant pay online yet... :cry:
27-APR-2015 Finally Paid IV fee
04-MAY-2015 Submitted DS-260 form
16-JUN-2015 Supervisor Review (they are so inadequate ..grrr)
13-JUL-2015 Case Complete with Supervisor on the phone
20-JUL-2015 Received Official Case Complete letter...waiting for interview :dancing:
23-SEPT-2015 Interview!! - They asked for a joint sponsor - received hated 221g form (at least it wasn't a "NO")
25-NOV-2015 Finally sent the documents required with 221g form...
30-NOV-2015 They updated my case file on CEAC but still reads "Admin Processing"..(crossing fingers)

14-DEC-2015 They "touched" and update my case file at the embassy, still under AP

28-DEC-2015 They touched my file again...still under AP

29-DEC-2015 !!!! VISA ISSUED - According to CEAC site...yay!! (now waiting to see when we can pick up)

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Hello,

If I were you id start calling the embassy has they take long to even get to you. If you would want it to go faster. When I got my k1 approved and checked the time it left usa to guate i started calling them and bugging them i made my appointment without them giving me one and just winged it from there. Called them to send me all the paperwork they are very slow one thing I am very sure about. Good Luck on your visa Journey!! :joy:

-Emily

Hi,

Yeah i sent them an email and my paperwork is still at the mercy of NVC. I filed for a CR1, which now is a IR1 because of all the waiting. K1's can automatically schedule appointments. Unfortunately I can't, otherwise i screw myself over...(possible longer waits at the NVC). Thanks for the advice :)


Met: (F) December 19, 2012
Married: (L) August 5, 2013 (L)

USCIS
I-130 Sent: August 1, 2014
I-130 NOA1: August 7, 2014

NVC PROCESS
26-JAN-2015 I-130 NOA2: APPROVED
03-FEB-2015 USCIS sent petition to NVC
26-FEB-2015 Case # and IIN assigned
27-FEB-2015 Completed DS-261
27-FEB-2015 Paid AOS fee
04-MAR-2015 AOS fee Deducted from Bank
16-MAR-2015 Mailed AOS & "Supporting Documents" (IV package)
23-MAR-2015 NVC sent email confirming they received my package
20-APR-2015 NVC sent a choice of agent form checklist?? missing...odd
20-APR-2015 Called NVC rep checked DS-261 form, yay finally!!
23-APR-2015 Received IV invoice through email but cant pay online yet... :cry:
27-APR-2015 Finally Paid IV fee
04-MAY-2015 Submitted DS-260 form
16-JUN-2015 Supervisor Review (they are so inadequate ..grrr)
13-JUL-2015 Case Complete with Supervisor on the phone
20-JUL-2015 Received Official Case Complete letter...waiting for interview :dancing:
23-SEPT-2015 Interview!! - They asked for a joint sponsor - received hated 221g form (at least it wasn't a "NO")
25-NOV-2015 Finally sent the documents required with 221g form...
30-NOV-2015 They updated my case file on CEAC but still reads "Admin Processing"..(crossing fingers)

14-DEC-2015 They "touched" and update my case file at the embassy, still under AP

28-DEC-2015 They touched my file again...still under AP

29-DEC-2015 !!!! VISA ISSUED - According to CEAC site...yay!! (now waiting to see when we can pick up)

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First of all let me say I'm very frustrated with the way this Embassy/Consulate works.

They have had our case since September 25th and have yet to contact us about setting up an interview. Seeing how they were taking forever we went ahead and paid the visa fees and scheduled the interview ourselves. Got a hold of them to check if this is OK and was told to wait until they finally decide to send us instructions (which we already have) and proceeded to cancel our appointment for a K1 visa interview. As of now we are at their mercy and the interview dates between now and the end of the year are pretty much non-existent.

Best of luck to all you who are also dealing with this embassy. My suggestion would be to make sure you contact them ASAP after they receive your case and bug them to send you the information on how to set up your interview.

As far as what documents you need for the interview this is how I set up mine:

Table of Contents


Section I: Interview Requirements
• Interview Letter
• I-797 Approval Notice
• Beneficiary's police records
• Beneficiary's criminal records
• DS-160 Confirmation page
• Form DS-156 (With passport photos attached)
• Supplement to Form OF-156
• Beneficiary's birth certificates
• Beneficiary's medical results
• Visa fee receipt for $265 (In back pocket of the notebook)
• Two passport style photos
• Petitioner - Updated letter of intent
• Beneficiary - Updated letter of intent



Section II: I-134 Affidavit of Support with supporting evidence
• I-134 Form
• Letter confirming Petitioner’s pay and position on company letterhead
• Petitioner’s Year-To-Date Paystub: 09/13/2015
• Petitioner’s Tax Transcripts 2014, 2013, 2012
• Copy of Tax Returns (1040, W-2) 2014, 2013, 2012



Section III: Evidence of Ongoing Relationship
• Petitioner's boarding passes from visit September 15-29, 2014
• Petitioner's boarding passes from visit March 26 - April 8, 2015
• Petitioner's boarding passes from visit September 25 - October 6, 2015
• Pictures from March-April 2015 & September-October 2015 visits
• Copy of Petitioner’s passport & visa pages
• Boss Revolution phone call logs January 1-August 21
• Partial WhatsApp text message logs January 27-September 13
• WhatsApp phone call logs August 12-September 10
• BBM phone call logs March 21-August 12
• Facebook profile and posts (Petitioner & Beneficiary)
• Letter from Beneficiary to Petitioner, including envelope, dated 3/27/2015
• Western Union and Xoom remittance logs
• Engagement ring receipt

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Hello!!!

I don't know if anyone from Guatemala is still roaming around here. But if anyone knows I would appreciate it.

When reading the requirements under the financial support.

I do not see any mention of a letter from employer, is that needed?

And do they accept co sponsors with no problem?

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/GUA-K1%20and%20K3%20Fiance%20Packet%20Call%20Center%20Instructions.pdf

Edited by sandminlove

K1 Visa

I-129F Sent: 2015-11-12 I-129F NOA1 notice: 2015-11-18 I-129F NOA2 approval: 2015-12-21 I-129F NOA2 hardcopy: 2015-12-27

NVC case number-hard copy arrived: 2016-1-21 Case arrived at GUA embassy: 2016-1-19 Packet 3 Email Recceived: 2016-1-27

Medical: 2016-2-3

Interview: 2016-2-26 Approved!

Visa in hand: 2016-3-3

POE: 2016-3-23

Married: 2016-3-25 (L)

AOS

AOS filed and delivered: 2016-4-18

Check cashed by USCIS: 2016-5-4

Text notification received: 2016-5-5

NOA arrived in mail for AOS, EAD, AP: 2016-5-7

Biometrics Appointment: 2016-5-24

Service request created by me since we have not heard anything about EAD: 2016-7-12

Status changed to EAD card being produced: 2016-7-21

Received EAD Card and AP in mail: 2016-7-28

Interview for Green card -  Approved: 2016-9-15

Received Green card: 2016-10-9

Done and in love (L)

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Hello!!!

I don't know if anyone from Guatemala is still roaming around here. But if anyone knows I would appreciate it.

When reading the requirements under the financial support.

I do not see any mention of a letter from employer, is that needed?

And do they accept co sponsors with no problem?

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/GUA-K1%20and%20K3%20Fiance%20Packet%20Call%20Center%20Instructions.pdf

Yes, you can use co sponsor. More is better regarding proofs and evidence. You can message them directly. Use the live support online at the bottom of this page. They were actually very helpful to us.

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/gt/gt-main-contactus.asp

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Hello!!!

I don't know if anyone from Guatemala is still roaming around here. But if anyone knows I would appreciate it.

When reading the requirements under the financial support.

I do not see any mention of a letter from employer, is that needed?

And do they accept co sponsors with no problem?

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/GUA-K1%20and%20K3%20Fiance%20Packet%20Call%20Center%20Instructions.pdf

Also, I had messaged them in June of 2015 that the packet lists the wrong fee. Just make sure when you get your case number from NVC and go online to pay the fee, you pay the correct amount. We filed the ds-160 as soon as we got the case number. We also paid the fees from my American Credit card and just printed out the receipt. Is the beneficiary male or female ?

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Also, I had messaged them in June of 2015 that the packet lists the wrong fee. Just make sure when you get your case number from NVC and go online to pay the fee, you pay the correct amount. We filed the ds-160 as soon as we got the case number. We also paid the fees from my American Credit card and just printed out the receipt. Is the beneficiary male or female ?

Thanks for your help!!

Beneficiary is female, the fee is now $265 or something like that :/


K1 Visa

I-129F Sent: 2015-11-12 I-129F NOA1 notice: 2015-11-18 I-129F NOA2 approval: 2015-12-21 I-129F NOA2 hardcopy: 2015-12-27

NVC case number-hard copy arrived: 2016-1-21 Case arrived at GUA embassy: 2016-1-19 Packet 3 Email Recceived: 2016-1-27

Medical: 2016-2-3

Interview: 2016-2-26 Approved!

Visa in hand: 2016-3-3

POE: 2016-3-23

Married: 2016-3-25 (L)

AOS

AOS filed and delivered: 2016-4-18

Check cashed by USCIS: 2016-5-4

Text notification received: 2016-5-5

NOA arrived in mail for AOS, EAD, AP: 2016-5-7

Biometrics Appointment: 2016-5-24

Service request created by me since we have not heard anything about EAD: 2016-7-12

Status changed to EAD card being produced: 2016-7-21

Received EAD Card and AP in mail: 2016-7-28

Interview for Green card -  Approved: 2016-9-15

Received Green card: 2016-10-9

Done and in love (L)

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