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Certificado Judicial (Police Certificate) and Carta Migratoria (Migratory Letter)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

I know that I'm supposed to get the Migratory Letter and Police Certificate from the DAS office, but does it have to be the one in Bogota. I'm going to be living in Barranquilla until the process in complete and I know there's a DAS office in Barranquilla where my grandma got her Police certificate about 3 yrs ago, can I get the Migratory Letter and Police Certificate at the office they have in Barranquilla? Also, how long are these two documents valid for? I'm trying to get all the documents I need so that i could have everything ready for when my i-130 gets approved.

Thank you in advance.


IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2008: Marriage

01:02:2009: I-130 Sent

01-16-2009: 130 NOA1

03-22-2009: 130 NOA2

NVC

03-30-2009: NVC received file

04-03-2009: NVC assigned case number

04-07-2009: Received bill

04-08-2009: Paid bills online

04-09-2009: Status shows paid for both bills

05-01-2009: Sent DS-230 and Affidavit of Support (Overnight Delivery) Lawyer took his time to fill everything out and delayed our process.

05-05-2009: NVC received package

05-11-2009: RFE thanks to the lawyer again and his assistant.

05-12-2009: RFE package sent to NVC

05-14-2009: NVC received RFE package

05-27-2009: Case finally complete!

K3 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2009: Marriage

01-28-2009: I-129 Sent

01-31-2009: I-129 NOA1

03-22-2009: I-129 NOA 2

03-30-2009: File sent to the embassy

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline

You can get your certificado judicial from your local DAS office but I believe the Carta Migratoria can no longer be picked up outside of Bogotá. You can order it in Barranquilla and then pick it up in Bogotá the same week of your appointment at the embassy, that's what most people do. As far as how long they are valid for? I can't remember, it's either 6 months to a year.

But looking at your timeline you still have a long way to go, I would wait until your petition is approved at the USCIS and sent to the NVC. Once it's there, you have all the time in the world to get both documents from the DAS.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

Thanks for your reply. :yes: Yes I know I just started the process and I have long way to go, but I really want to have all the documents ready so that I could just mail them as soon as they ask for them. I want to try to make the process as short as possible, even though I know is going to be long anyways.


IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2008: Marriage

01:02:2009: I-130 Sent

01-16-2009: 130 NOA1

03-22-2009: 130 NOA2

NVC

03-30-2009: NVC received file

04-03-2009: NVC assigned case number

04-07-2009: Received bill

04-08-2009: Paid bills online

04-09-2009: Status shows paid for both bills

05-01-2009: Sent DS-230 and Affidavit of Support (Overnight Delivery) Lawyer took his time to fill everything out and delayed our process.

05-05-2009: NVC received package

05-11-2009: RFE thanks to the lawyer again and his assistant.

05-12-2009: RFE package sent to NVC

05-14-2009: NVC received RFE package

05-27-2009: Case finally complete!

K3 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2009: Marriage

01-28-2009: I-129 Sent

01-31-2009: I-129 NOA1

03-22-2009: I-129 NOA 2

03-30-2009: File sent to the embassy

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