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Hi everyone. My husband was approved for his K3 visa at the US Consulate in Rio de Janeiro on 8/28. He received his packet in the mail today from the Consulate, HOWEVER, it appears that his passport has been put inside the sealed packet that we aren't allowed to open - the one that can only be opened at the border by Customs and Immigration upon his arrival in the US.

Is this normal? How is he supposed to travel without his passport? Did someone at the Consulate make a mistake? I'm so confused! Can anyone shed some light for me?

Thanks!

Jen


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Hi everyone. My husband was approved for his K3 visa at the US Consulate in Rio de Janeiro on 8/28. He received his packet in the mail today from the Consulate, HOWEVER, it appears that his passport has been put inside the sealed packet that we aren't allowed to open - the one that can only be opened at the border by Customs and Immigration upon his arrival in the US.

Is this normal? How is he supposed to travel without his passport? Did someone at the Consulate make a mistake? I'm so confused! Can anyone shed some light for me?

Thanks!

Jen

Do you see the passport? Usually, it's inside an outer envelope. If not, take the whole thing back to the Consulate and get them to deal with it properly.

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The outside of the envelope is written "Customs inspection open here" It appears that the passport is inside this envelope.

No - the passport isn't anywhere we can see it, but by squeezing the envelope it appears that it is inside.

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The outside of the envelope is written "Customs inspection open here" It appears that the passport is inside this envelope.

No - the passport isn't anywhere we can see it, but by squeezing the envelope it appears that it is inside.

It will have to be taken back to the Consulate if you have time. If not, you won't have been the first one to open the envelope before arriving at the POE.


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OMG! Call the consulate! I think they should tell you how to proceed. Most likely you will have to take it back to the consulate, as pushbrk said.


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Good morning. I have e-mailed the consulate and can only call between 1:30 and 3:30 Rio time. So as soon as I can call I will. I spoke to our immigration attorney and she too speculates that my husband will have to return to Rio with the packet and have it repackaged. I feel bad for him because it's a 7 hour ride each way to Rio! We're so close, yet so far away!

This too shall pass...... :)

Thanks for your response.


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