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last updated on 2018-01-02 by Laura-A

Phone Number: None, only email and fax.
E-Mail: Jerusalemivinquiries@state.gov
Address: 14 David Flusser Street, Jerusalem
P.O. Box 290, Jerusalem 91002
Working Hours: US citizens 8 am- 11 am
Visas according to schedule

http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/holidays.html
Best Contact Method: e-mail and seldom by phone(although very difficult!)
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: Fiance K1 1 week. We were blessed there were three opening one week out and no more for at least two months. Be prepared to act quickly, I cannot over emphasize this, the moment you get your NOA2 you the petitioner should mail all supporting documents to your fianc�e. Mail updated packet later if need be, had I not mailed my fianc�e a packet and been ready, we would of had too of waited to months. IR1/CR1 We waited three weeks. The NVC told us that most consulates schedule within the first week of the month so if you miss it you may need to wait for the beginning of the next month.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/jerusalem/1181774/belianaa_001/Packet%203%20for%20K%20applicants%20Oct%202015.pdf
Issues Packet 4? No
Packet 4 Contents (if known): http://photos.state.gov/libraries/jerusalem/5/pdfs/Packet%204%20for%20K%20applicants.pdf
Forms to Consulate? Police clearance only. All Israel police clearance need to be sent directly to the consulate. If not, they will not accept it.

If you are foreign nation like Filipino working and living in Israel and have been home since your NBI, they CO will require you to get a net one prior to issuing Visa. Btw you can no longer NBI from Filipino Consulate in Tel Aviv. you Get figure printer there and you must send hoe and have someone request it for through NBI headquarter in Manila not local province.
Other Forms (if any)? Finace Visa (K1) DS-160 https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ and online Consulate registration to schedule interview https://ais.usvisa-info.com/

Immigrant Visa (IR1/CR1) DS-260 Confirmation, Interview appointment letter
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? No
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? Usually two weeks, we had to wait additional time, CO requested an updated NBI because fianc�e and been back to Philippines since last NBI
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? 1460 NIS. Credit Cards accepted.
List of doctors? JERUSALEM:
Dr. Jonty Maresky Sunday to Thursday
Family Medical Center 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9 Diskin Street, Jerusalem Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Tel: 02-5610297 (an appointment is required)

(located in Merkaz Shalom Meir)
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? about 20 minutes in total IR1/CR1 About 2 hours
Vaccination requirements? K-1 visa applicants are not required to get vaccinated at this point,
However it is recommended to get the vaccinations done. IR1/CR1 applicants must have vaccinations up to date.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Booked Addar Hotel for $85.00, note it is Arab owned and operated, which is good, Arab and Palestinians are less likely to cause problems for Arab businesses than Jewish businesses. Also we booked for fianc�e to pay at counter but when she arrived it had already been charged to my credit card. Wifi is touch and go. But Addar Hotel is a short taxi ride from Consulate and 10 minute taxi ride from medical clinic. Overall a 4 1/2 out of 5 star rating for our needs, safety and comfort. Free Breakfast and decent place to get sandwiches and bottled water cheaply a few minutes walk. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d308113-Reviews-s1-Addar_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html
Additional Info? You must go online and complete DS-160, then go online here http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/how_to_apply.html register, complete form and pay fee prior to scheduling interview, once you pay fee and enter MRV FEE Number the system will take you directly to available interview dates for next two months.

NOTE on interview wait time: Fiancee said she did not wait at all she clerk assistant did her electronic finger prints, and asked a few administrative questions. when she wen in for interview she the CO had already made up her mind and was smiling, asked a few questions and was done with actual interview in less than 5 minutes

Get the police clearance and military records as soon as possible. You will need your passport in order to get the police clearance.


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