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Has anyone out there, gone through this process in the country of Panama?

We just got out NOA2 and I'm trying to find out what's next.

thanks for any info.

No,paisano.I'm trying to figure that one out myself.I haven't even gotten my NOA2 as of yet.What I have heard is that they get their packet in the mail and then have to go to the former Fort Clayton for the interview.

May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !

June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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My wife and I went through this process about 6 months ago. Packet #3 has the following:

1)Simple biographical data forms for your fiancé (e) to fill out

2)They ask you for some more passport photos

3)They ask that your fiancé have a current passport that has a minimum of 1 year left before expiration

4)Instructions for the medical exams (to be completed in ONLY Hospital Punto Paitilla, or Hospital Nacional)

5)When you have everything ready, your fiancé has to personally take the packet to the embassy. We learned the hard way when my wife’s sister tried to deliver the packet for her as she lived in Chiriqui and her sister lives in Panama City. They said it has to be the person on the packet who delivers it.

When your fiancé delivers the packet, have him/her have an idea of when they would like to interview, which is usually within 15 days. You have the option of going to Panama to be with your future spouse during the interview, although it is not necessary. I went more for morale support.

I'm happy to share with anyone our process in Panama and the K-1 visa. Feel free to email me anytime: gregbranen@yahoo.com

Edited by gbranen

March 15, 2003 - Met my fiancee in USA

November 15, 2003 - We were engaged

December 28, 2003 - Fiancee returned to Panama because F-1 student visa expired

May 27, 2004 - Visited Panama

November, 2004 - Visit Panama again

May, 2005 - Visit Panama 1 year to the date

November, 2005 - Visit Panama again

September, 2006, Visit Panama Again

February 13, 2007 - Officially start K-1 Visa process by sending off I-129F

February 26, 2007 - NOA1 Received!

March 14, 2007 - Touched

May 9, 2007 - Touched

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