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Good day everyone.

Things are going very well for my fiance and me. Events have seem to speed up condsiderably.

Just this week she received the letter from the embasy in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the date for the interview. The letter was dated the 6th of August; she recieved it the 13th of August; and the date of the interview is the 20th of August.

Wow. Didn't see that coming.

The only issue is she most likely won't have her police report in time, as it takes a couple of weeks.

My question is: should she show up to the interview and explain she is waiting on the report and see what the consular says (my guess that the worst case scenario being they make her reschedule)? Could they interview her and approve her pending the police report?

I never expected for an interview that quickly. I gotta get busy here. I need to repaint and recarpet my bedroom. Anyone like to paint? :thumbs:

Thanks for the advice.

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***

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They'll typically issue a 221g for missing documents, or say more informally to submit it when it's in hand.

Good luck rehabilitating your bedroom, but it can be perilous to presume that a visa will be granted. Hoping for good news.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***

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They'll typically issue a 221g for missing documents, or say more informally to submit it when it's in hand.

Good luck rehabilitating your bedroom, but it can be perilous to presume that a visa will be granted. Hoping for good news.

Thanks TBoneTX for the reply.

She went for her interview on the 20th and seemingly, all went well.

They DID NOT issue a 221(g), but kept all documents she submitted and her passport, and said "we'll be in touch". The attorney my fiancee hired said that, that is because they plan to issue a visa but want to verify the documents my fiancee submitted to what I submitted, and after such, will issue a visa (K-1).

What are your thoughts?

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If they keep the passport, it's typically positive. The attorney is probably right. Fingers crossed. Be sure to give us updates.


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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I know it's been quite a while since we last spoke, so I wanted to give an update.

The current hold-up is due to the Sri Lankan Police.

My fiancée is Tamil, and was born in Jaffna. This has posed an issue due to the civil war that took place over many years in Sri Lanka. For the uninitiated, the war was fought mostly by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). The war lasted twenty five years (1983-2009). Needless to say, that those who are Tamil are subject to stricter scrutiny; especially those from the north as that was the base of operations for the LTTE.

Now Pam wasn't involved in the war. Her father was killed due to the conflict, and her brother was conscripted by the LTTE as a child soldier, and was killed. Her mother took Pam and her twin sister to the south in order to get away from the conflict.

So, having said all that, Pam requested the report from the Sri Lankan Police on August 14th. We're now almost two months out, and still waiting on it. My plea is, is there anyone who can lend any practical assistance in this matter? Supposedly, the report is done, but there seems to be a disconnect internally, where the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing.

Any and all advice is welcome.

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Good afternoon,

I have no advice but i do have a couple questions my fiancée has her Interview at the US embassy in Colombo. Her interview in 2 weeks. What was the K1 Visa interview like? Thanks for any info you can give.

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Hello American_Akicita,

The interview went very smoothly. They asked her a number of questions, made some notes, and ended up keeping her passport.

Good afternoon,
I have no advice but i do have a couple questions my fiancée has her Interview at the US embassy in Colombo. Her interview in 2 weeks. What was the K1 Visa interview like? Thanks for any info you can give.

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Thanks for the update with the apparently good news.


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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