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Time after the interview til when VISA is in hand

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hey everyone!

Just had my interview in Montreal on the 6th of february and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long it has taken them to receive their VISA after the interview. They told me a week or more but I was hoping you guys with real experience could let me know. I am so anxious to be able to head down south!

Let me know, and thanks for all the help over the last year and through this process!


Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) : 2008-03-13

Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-18

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date : 2008-07-23

Approval / Denial Date : 2008-07-23

Approved : 2008-07-23

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:


Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-18

Approved Date : 2008-04-24

Date Card Received : 2008-05-03

Comments : Packet Arrived in Chicago - Feb 20, 2008

Check cashed Feb 28, 2008


Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) :

Date Approved: 2008-04-24

Date Received : 2008-05-01

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sweden

After our approval, it took 5 days to receive our visa. Good luck!!

Jennifer :)


12/16/05 My honey and I met online

04/27/06 to 5/14/07 We met for the first time in person

10/16/06 to 1/15/07 He visits for a second time

04/04/07 We get engaged!

05/29/07 K1 Application arrived at CSC

07/21/07 to 9/15/07 He visits for a third time

09/19/07 APPROVAL from CSC

11/16/07 NVC received petition

Petition is put under Administrative Processing

12/28/07 AP DONE! YAY! Off to the Consulate!

01/02/08 Consulate received and packet 3 sent

01/04/08 My honey gets packet 3

01/09/08 Medical Appointment *PASSED*

01/09/08 Packet 3 Returned

01/23/08 8:30 AM INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!!!!!

01/23/08 Placed BACK on Administrative Processing (221g)


02/06/08 VISA arrives!!!!!!!

04/01/08 My honey arrives in the US!

WEDDING DATE: 04/27/08!


05/22/08 Package sent

06/02/08 Got all 3 NOA's

6/21/08 Biometrics

7/12/08 RFE: want 12 months of bank statements

7/16/08 mailed statements

7/22/08 statements received

10/10/08 AP received

10/15/08 Work Permit received

1/24/09 Green Card Received

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It varies from one consulate to another. We went through Maroc and it was about 3 months from the interview to visa in hand. Id advise checking out the timelines and the regional forum for the most specific info. There you can hook up with others who've already been through the same consulate.

Good luck for a speedy approval! :thumbs:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil

In Brazil you can return to the consulate two days later to pick up your passport.

11/2004 - Met in Brazil

09/2006 - Apply for K1

03/2007 - K1 approved

04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD

07/2007 - EAD approved

01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved

11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions

02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved

11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship

03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

I live in Montreal, and it took 6 days to get to me (my interview was on a Friday).


K1.....09.18.2007 - 02.01.2008136 days from filing Approved!

Moving day.....06.08.2008

Wedding day!.....08.02.2008

AP.....04.13.2009 - 06.10.2009

EAD.....04.13.2009 - 06.10.2009

AOS.....04.13.2009 - 07.11.2009 81 days from filing Approved!


Packet sent to VSC.....05.27.2011

Packet received by VSC.....05.31.2011

NOA1.....06.01.2011 1 day from filing

Cheque cashed.....06.07.2011

Biometrics letter received.....06.22.2011

Biometrics appointment.....07.06.2011 37 days from filing


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