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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Panama
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My petition for my K1 visa is now entering the NVC stage (NOA2 date- July 24- still no NVC receive :( ). I have been trying to figure out exactly what forms and documents my fiancee will need for the interview, but the Panama consulate portal here on VJ has almost no information on it, nor does the Embassys website. My fiancee lives a 6-7 hour bus ride from Panama City, so it is just not feasable for her to just stop by. Also the mail system in Panama basically does not work, I fear she will never receive the packet 3 they send. In addition to this I have had many questions about other documents she will need and it is confusing on her end also. Therefore I decided to email the Embassy, after 2 weeks and no reply I sent another email...again no reply. I have now discovered that other people have experienced the same thing and also when you call, that they will hang up on you. I feel this is completely unacceptable.

Here is what I need opinions on. My congresswomans office is 2 miles from my place of employment and I actually stopped by and spoke with her before I started the K1 process. I am considering contacting her to see if she could send an email to the Embassy requesting the information. I dont know know if it would be a good thing for her to also state "that one of my constituents has received no replies back to his emails", or if this might cause a backlash when my fiancee has the interview. But, I also would like her to request that they keep her advised of the progress on this petition. I have seen this recommended here on VJ as a way of letting them know that a government official is watching the case. Thoughts?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Zambia
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just wait a bit. Until your file is processed through the NVC in New Hampshire (I think that's where it is) the consulate in Panama City has no knowledge of your case at all. The NVC will let you know when their processing is complete. After the consulate gets the file, it will begin doing its thing.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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The embassy website does say that they cannot give visa info over the phone. So no surprise there. You would be better served to post this question in the Latin America forum where you can get feedback fron others going through the Panama City embassy.

The guide here on VJ will prepare you for what is next. Also take a look at the Dept. of State website for the basic info: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/ty...types_2994.html There may be a consulate specific item/form or two that your fiance will learn about in the packet 3 mailing.

There are many people going through Panama City that are just as anxious as you two. This is not a quick or smooth process. No doubt frustrating at times. You can certainly contact your rep or senator but there isn't much for them to act on at this point. No doubt the embassy's response will be to point you at the website and tell you to wait for the instructions once the embassy receives your file.

Again, check the Latin America forum for the experiences of others with Panama City.

Best of luck.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
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My petition for my K1 visa is now entering the NVC stage (NOA2 date- July 24- still no NVC receive :( ). I have been trying to figure out exactly what forms and documents my fiancee will need for the interview, but the Panama consulate portal here on VJ has almost no information on it, nor does the Embassys website. My fiancee lives a 6-7 hour bus ride from Panama City, so it is just not feasable for her to just stop by. Also the mail system in Panama basically does not work, I fear she will never receive the packet 3 they send. In addition to this I have had many questions about other documents she will need and it is confusing on her end also. Therefore I decided to email the Embassy, after 2 weeks and no reply I sent another email...again no reply. I have now discovered that other people have experienced the same thing and also when you call, that they will hang up on you. I feel this is completely unacceptable.

Here is what I need opinions on. My congresswomans office is 2 miles from my place of employment and I actually stopped by and spoke with her before I started the K1 process. I am considering contacting her to see if she could send an email to the Embassy requesting the information. I dont know know if it would be a good thing for her to also state "that one of my constituents has received no replies back to his emails", or if this might cause a backlash when my fiancee has the interview. But, I also would like her to request that they keep her advised of the progress on this petition. I have seen this recommended here on VJ as a way of letting them know that a government official is watching the case. Thoughts?

Panama documents

http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/reciproc..._3646.html#docs

But the Panama embassy has no specific guide loaded onto the department of state site either

paperwork for the embassy

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3742.html

did you try asking the people who went through

use your portal to see your colleagues

for example panamania79

Log

Wedding 01-2006

USCIS

I-130 NOA1 : 11-20-08 I-130 NOA2 : 05-14-2009

I-129F NOA1 : 12-04-08 I-129F NOA2 : 05-14-2009 Took no action since

NVC

Case number assigned at NVC : 05-18-2009

Case Completed at NVC : 08-03

Interview scheduled: 08-13

Embassy

medical : done 08-17 + pick up 09-08

Interview Date: 09-08-09

Visa received : 09-11-09 valid till 03-10-10

October 10th entered US with Visa Waiver Program for 2 weeks holidays (not usual with visa received!)

had to go through secondary inspections to explain

November 25th entered again US with WVP, officer did not notice my green card visa

left US on dec 28 to avoid meeting the substantial presence test for IRS

Jan 9 2010 entered and activated green card though PHL port of entry

waiting for SSN requested with DS230 and 10 years GC

01-30 received tracking number for GC Welcome issued on 01-27

but not yet SSN

SSN expected by Feb 20 else I might go and ask for one regardless of DS230

GC expected by March 27

Feb 3 2010 update card ordered says to allow for 30 days

Feb 8 2010 update saying approval notice sent

Feb 12 2010 received GC card Permanent resident valid till 2020

Feb 18 2010 went to file ss5 for ssn card as not yet received and center would not find me in ssn files

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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My petition for my K1 visa is now entering the NVC stage (NOA2 date- July 24- still no NVC receive :( ). I have been trying to figure out exactly what forms and documents my fiancee will need for the interview, but the Panama consulate portal here on VJ has almost no information on it, nor does the Embassys website. My fiancee lives a 6-7 hour bus ride from Panama City, so it is just not feasable for her to just stop by. Also the mail system in Panama basically does not work, I fear she will never receive the packet 3 they send. In addition to this I have had many questions about other documents she will need and it is confusing on her end also. Therefore I decided to email the Embassy, after 2 weeks and no reply I sent another email...again no reply. I have now discovered that other people have experienced the same thing and also when you call, that they will hang up on you. I feel this is completely unacceptable.

Here is what I need opinions on. My congresswomans office is 2 miles from my place of employment and I actually stopped by and spoke with her before I started the K1 process. I am considering contacting her to see if she could send an email to the Embassy requesting the information. I dont know know if it would be a good thing for her to also state "that one of my constituents has received no replies back to his emails", or if this might cause a backlash when my fiancee has the interview. But, I also would like her to request that they keep her advised of the progress on this petition. I have seen this recommended here on VJ as a way of letting them know that a government official is watching the case. Thoughts?

Maybe u can use this?

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_994.html

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