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We are in Hua Hin trying to contact the Consulate in BKK. This is not so much a cry for help

(as we are in a very good position now) as to see if others would do the same or do it differently.

We hope to complete packet3 before my return to NY on Oct. 31, but that may have to wait for

the completion of the police report which can take more than a week.

If you have a case specific Immigrant Visa (including Fiancée) inquiry, you must resend your email to visasbkk@state.gov and the subject line must contain "IV Inquiry," the case number (with prefix of BNK), and the applicant's surname. Your email must also contain the full name of the petitioner, applicant, the type of visa, your contact information and your question.

I got an auto-reply from the BKK consulate - it seems nearly impossible to get through to them by phone

as the signal from here (Hua Hin) to BKK is very weak. I followed the guidelines above and re-sent my

inquiry as we may already have received Packet3 in Bangkok. I hope they will recognize the USCIS

number even if we don't have an NVC or Consulate case number (wouldn't it be nice to keep the

same case number throughout the process? -- haha too much to ask for!).

I re-sent the email with all of our details (names, DOB, kind of visa, USCIS case number, etc. along with a

copy of both the NOA2 confirmation email and the DHL tracking data from the NVC to Bangkok, to show

we have a valid point in assuming the case is already in BKK even if we don't know if packet3 arrived or not.

My package arrived in BKK on Oct. 20, so there is a good possibility that Packet3 is already at her house in BKK.

I hope the second time is the charm and we won't get an auto-reply. :whistle:


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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We are in Hua Hin trying to contact the Consulate in BKK. This is not so much a cry for help

(as we are in a very good position now) as to see if others would do the same or do it differently.

We hope to complete packet3 before my return to NY on Oct. 31, but that may have to wait for

the completion of the police report which can take more than a week.

If you have a case specific Immigrant Visa (including Fiancée) inquiry, you must resend your email to visasbkk@state.gov and the subject line must contain "IV Inquiry," the case number (with prefix of BNK), and the applicant's surname. Your email must also contain the full name of the petitioner, applicant, the type of visa, your contact information and your question.

I got an auto-reply from the BKK consulate - it seems nearly impossible to get through to them by phone

as the signal from here (Hua Hin) to BKK is very weak. I followed the guidelines above and re-sent my

inquiry as we may already have received Packet3 in Bangkok. I hope they will recognize the USCIS

number even if we don't have an NVC or Consulate case number (wouldn't it be nice to keep the

same case number throughout the process? -- haha too much to ask for!).

I re-sent the email with all of our details (names, DOB, kind of visa, USCIS case number, etc. along with a

copy of both the NOA2 confirmation email and the DHL tracking data from the NVC to Bangkok, to show

we have a valid point in assuming the case is already in BKK even if we don't know if packet3 arrived or not.

My package arrived in BKK on Oct. 20, so there is a good possibility that Packet3 is already at her house in BKK.

I hope the second time is the charm and we won't get an auto-reply. :whistle:

I highly doubt you received packet 3 yet. Our case flew through NVC and made it to BKK a few days after we got our NOA2. NOA2 Dec 19th, arrived NVC on the 22, arrived BKK on the 27, then we got Packet3 on the 14th of Jan. We submitted all our paperwork on the 15th. It takes time for it to be processed through the embassy, and then go through the Thai post office which is slow.

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We are in Hua Hin trying to contact the Consulate in BKK. This is not so much a cry for help

(as we are in a very good position now) as to see if others would do the same or do it differently.

We hope to complete packet3 before my return to NY on Oct. 31, but that may have to wait for

the completion of the police report which can take more than a week.

If you have a case specific Immigrant Visa (including Fiancée) inquiry, you must resend your email to visasbkk@state.gov and the subject line must contain "IV Inquiry," the case number (with prefix of BNK), and the applicant's surname. Your email must also contain the full name of the petitioner, applicant, the type of visa, your contact information and your question.

I got an auto-reply from the BKK consulate - it seems nearly impossible to get through to them by phone

as the signal from here (Hua Hin) to BKK is very weak. I followed the guidelines above and re-sent my

inquiry as we may already have received Packet3 in Bangkok. I hope they will recognize the USCIS

number even if we don't have an NVC or Consulate case number (wouldn't it be nice to keep the

same case number throughout the process? -- haha too much to ask for!).

I re-sent the email with all of our details (names, DOB, kind of visa, USCIS case number, etc. along with a

copy of both the NOA2 confirmation email and the DHL tracking data from the NVC to Bangkok, to show

we have a valid point in assuming the case is already in BKK even if we don't know if packet3 arrived or not.

My package arrived in BKK on Oct. 20, so there is a good possibility that Packet3 is already at her house in BKK.

I hope the second time is the charm and we won't get an auto-reply. :whistle:

I highly doubt you received packet 3 yet. Our case flew through NVC and made it to BKK a few days after we got our NOA2. NOA2 Dec 19th, arrived NVC on the 22, arrived BKK on the 27, then we got Packet3 on the 14th of Jan. We submitted all our paperwork on the 15th. It takes time for it to be processed through the embassy, and then go through the Thai post office which is slow.

I agree with Arron.

As I said before all cases go to the consulate section prior to the embassy section. Even though its directly accross the street it still takes days just to transfer the documents. Your case may not be at the embassy section even if it is in BKK. This is why you get the auto reply; the embassy doesnt have the case yet. Emails sent to the address you have are seen by Thai staff first. There is another email address for the officers visasbkk2@state.gov.

You do not need to wait for the P 3 docs. You can download them right now, fill them out & if you are sure the case is at the embassy in BKK, send in the documents for processing.

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Thong, I've read this a couple times and I'm not sure why you're trying to contact the Embassy.

Is it just to see if they have received your file and sent a packet 3? Or do you need something from them to start the police report?

My fiance was able to get a police report started. She actually forgot the instructions included with the Packet 3, so she panicked and called me. I was at work, so I ended up faxing her a copy of my passport and a handwritten note that asked them to file the police report for her. Believe it or not the note worked without the Embassy form. You might try something similar.

I'm fairly certain that if you've already received NOA2, you should have packet 3 very soon. This summer when I got my NOA2, we received packet 3 in less than a month.

They are also scheduling interviews quite quickly now. You could theoretically have your fiance home by Thanksgiving.

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My package arrived in BKK on Oct. 20, so there is a good possibility that Packet3 is already at her house in BKK.

I hope the second time is the charm and we won't get an auto-reply. :whistle:

As I stated on another thread, it is highly unlikely (though not impossible) that a package from NVC to BKK shipped on 10/16 contained your file. Your NOA2 email notification was on 10/14; you need to figure on 3-5 days from VSC to NVC, then another 1-2 days minimum at NVC before shipping out to BKK.

Your next logical step is to contact NVC to find out when/if your file was shipped to BKK and the consulate case number as you will need it for communications with BKK throughout this stage of the process. Trying to skip this step will most likely yield only frustration.


Improved USCIS Form G-325A (Biographic Information)

Form field input font changed to allow entry of dates in the specified format and to provide more space for addresses and employment history. This is the 6/12/09 version of the form; the current version is 8/8/11, but previous versions are accepted per the USCIS forms page.

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We are in Hua Hin trying to contact the Consulate in BKK. This is not so much a cry for help

(as we are in a very good position now) as to see if others would do the same or do it differently.

We hope to complete packet3 before my return to NY on Oct. 31, but that may have to wait for

the completion of the police report which can take more than a week.

If you have a case specific Immigrant Visa (including Fiancée) inquiry, you must resend your email to visasbkk@state.gov and the subject line must contain "IV Inquiry," the case number (with prefix of BNK), and the applicant's surname. Your email must also contain the full name of the petitioner, applicant, the type of visa, your contact information and your question.

I got an auto-reply from the BKK consulate - it seems nearly impossible to get through to them by phone

as the signal from here (Hua Hin) to BKK is very weak. I followed the guidelines above and re-sent my

inquiry as we may already have received Packet3 in Bangkok. I hope they will recognize the USCIS

number even if we don't have an NVC or Consulate case number (wouldn't it be nice to keep the

same case number throughout the process? -- haha too much to ask for!).

I re-sent the email with all of our details (names, DOB, kind of visa, USCIS case number, etc. along with a

copy of both the NOA2 confirmation email and the DHL tracking data from the NVC to Bangkok, to show

we have a valid point in assuming the case is already in BKK even if we don't know if packet3 arrived or not.

My package arrived in BKK on Oct. 20, so there is a good possibility that Packet3 is already at her house in BKK.

I hope the second time is the charm and we won't get an auto-reply. :whistle:

It took them about 1 week to send the Packet 3 to my wife. I got call a call from my congress man's office that NVC send it Sept 29, I tracked it via DHL, the Embassy got it on Oct 2 and sent my wife packet 3 on Oct 6. It took 3 weeks for the police report. But maybe if you slip them something they can speed it up. I know my wife would never try it. she should the police report Monday, But I think she said it is done now.

You only need the NOA2 for police report, that is all Nan gave them. You only have a NOA2 when doing a CR1 visa so that is all they need to do it. She did have packet 3 at the time she went just in case but they did not need it. she did have to get the guy's supervisor, the desk guy knew nothing about visa police reports. :wacko:

But I messed up and gave her a I-864, Affidavit of Support :( so have to send a I-134, Affidavit of Support via UPS to her. I sent a email to the embassy if I can send a scanned copy after I signed the I-134, they said NO. Look like she will get the UPS Tuesday.

The good news is the girl's are saying on the forum my wife read in Thailand that the embassy are doing interviews fast around a week and two weeks after they get packet 3.

I say in less then a month nan and chase will be in the USA :dance: :dance:

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We are in Hua Hin trying to contact the Consulate in BKK. This is not so much a cry for help

(as we are in a very good position now) as to see if others would do the same or do it differently.

We hope to complete packet3 before my return to NY on Oct. 31, but that may have to wait for

the completion of the police report which can take more than a week.

If you have a case specific Immigrant Visa (including Fiancée) inquiry, you must resend your email to visasbkk@state.gov and the subject line must contain "IV Inquiry," the case number (with prefix of BNK), and the applicant's surname. Your email must also contain the full name of the petitioner, applicant, the type of visa, your contact information and your question.

I got an auto-reply from the BKK consulate - it seems nearly impossible to get through to them by phone

as the signal from here (Hua Hin) to BKK is very weak. I followed the guidelines above and re-sent my

inquiry as we may already have received Packet3 in Bangkok. I hope they will recognize the USCIS

number even if we don't have an NVC or Consulate case number (wouldn't it be nice to keep the

same case number throughout the process? -- haha too much to ask for!).

I re-sent the email with all of our details (names, DOB, kind of visa, USCIS case number, etc. along with a

copy of both the NOA2 confirmation email and the DHL tracking data from the NVC to Bangkok, to show

we have a valid point in assuming the case is already in BKK even if we don't know if packet3 arrived or not.

My package arrived in BKK on Oct. 20, so there is a good possibility that Packet3 is already at her house in BKK.

I hope the second time is the charm and we won't get an auto-reply. :whistle:

It took them about 1 week to send the Packet 3 to my wife. I got call a call from my congress man's office that NVC send it Sept 29, I tracked it via DHL, the Embassy got it on Oct 2 and sent my wife packet 3 on Oct 6. It took 3 weeks for the police report. But maybe if you slip them something they can speed it up. I know my wife would never try it. she should the police report Monday, But I think she said it is done now.

You only need the NOA2 for police report, that is all Nan gave them. You only have a NOA2 when doing a CR1 visa so that is all they need to do it. She did have packet 3 at the time she went just in case but they did not need it. she did have to get the guy's supervisor, the desk guy knew nothing about visa police reports. :wacko:

But I messed up and gave her a I-864, Affidavit of Support :( so have to send a I-134, Affidavit of Support via UPS to her. I sent a email to the embassy if I can send a scanned copy after I signed the I-134, they said NO. Look like she will get the UPS Tuesday.

The good news is the girl's are saying on the forum my wife read in Thailand that the embassy are doing interviews fast around a week and two weeks after they get packet 3.

I say in less then a month nan and chase will be in the USA :dance: :dance:

John,

It's been 10 days since my original post, we are in BKK and have done both the police report and medical exam,

both which will be finalized (receipt of PR and more injections for ME) before the end of November. We still

have not got anything from the BKK consulate and my emails to them have been ignored. I was thinking to

call today but not holding my breath as all we got last time was a recording.

Good luck with getting Nan & Chase stateside by the end of November & warm regards to all of you. :D

TD4Me


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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