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K3 Visa Approved at Ciudad Juarez

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My wife had her interview for a K3 Visa yesterday, April 28th, at 8:15 AM. She finally came out at about 1:30 PM and she had been approved. Now we are just waiting on the visa to be delivered to the DHL office. Anyone know how long that might take? We are really anxious to get out of this dangerous city and to get home to see the family :) Thanks!

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Congrats! I had been wondering about you guys! I'm glad everything worked out in time for the baby. Sometimes the visa can take a while, although it is usually ready same day or the next day. If you are getting worried, I think you (the USC)or possibly she can inquire at some information window? I have heard that you can check if your package is ready at DHL online on DHL's website. Sorry, I don't have that much information about it. I will do a web search and see if I can find anything more for you guys tonight.


April 19, 2010 - NOA1 (documents received at Mexico City Embassy)

April 20, 2010 - NOA2 (received notice April 28, 2010, mailed April 27)

May 3, 2010 - Packet 3 sent (received May 27, 2010)

May 9, 2010 - I emailed them using the inquiry form asking for my case number

May 17, 2010 - received case number and link to Packet 3 by email

May 18, 2010 - sent Packet 3 to Ciudad Juarez

May 28, 2010 - called Ciudad Juarez to see if we had an appointment yet, they said wait 6-8 weeks :(

May 30, 2010 - I return to the US

June 8, 2010 - called and found out appointment date

June 16, 2010 - received Packet 4

July 6, 2010 - interview - Approved!

July 7, 2010 - pick up visa at DHL and POE to activate

July 29, 2010 - welcome letter received

August 1, 2010 - my husband comes home to me

August 13, 2010 - received Green Card

September 28, 2010 - never received Social Security Card, had to apply for it, arrived Sept. 28

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We hope and pray you get out of CDJ soon and safe. Anything goes there, and usually does. Life is not respected there if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Congratz on the approval!:dance::dance:

It is our hope that they move the Consulate interviews to a safer, nicer place, like Yucatan.


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Congrats!! Hope she to get home back here soon! CDJ is so dangerous now so I hope u to get your visa very soon!!!


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01-18-2012 : Sent I-751 Package

01-22-2012 : Delivered California Service Center

01-24-2012 : Check cashed! Yayyy

01-30-2012 : Received ASC letter... Dated 01-27

02-08-2012 : Got Extension Stamp (Passport) Expires 02-07-2013

02-24-2012 : Biometrics Appt.

06-13-2012 : Got my 10 years greencard. Yeah baby!!!

NATURALIZATION

01-15-2013 : Eligible to file

07-05-2013 : Sent package to Phoenix Lockbox

07-11-2013 : Check cashed

07-15-2013 : NOA

07-30-2013 : Biometrics done

08-09-2013 : Interview letter

09-10-2013 : Interview!! PASSED!

11-22-2013 : Oath Ceremony - I AM A CITIZEN OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

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I like your message, Hopp. I so wish my hubby was going to Cancun for his visa but it's looking like he definitely will be in CJ where you can meet every type of Mexican police - traffic police, city, state, federal, the creepy ones I call Men in Black cuz they drive black Chargers and have black sunglasses and glare at you as they go (judiciales,) the army, and now even DEA agents undercover.

Hey Dbarker, I found the DHL website for you: www.dhl.com.mx. They have a 1-800 number: 1-800-134-5847. (1-800s don't work if you are in Mexico. It's 001-880 + the number) which can be quite expensive, or you can use Skype to dial 1-800s free supposedly. (I'm not good with Skype.) I'm about to see if other people are in a similar situation. From the ones I can remember, everyone who posted that they were waiting for theirs got it very soon after. I think there might be 2 DHL offices in CJ but one is the more used. Did you check both? 2 days appears to be not unheard of for a visa, though, so I bet you will get it tomorrow.


April 19, 2010 - NOA1 (documents received at Mexico City Embassy)

April 20, 2010 - NOA2 (received notice April 28, 2010, mailed April 27)

May 3, 2010 - Packet 3 sent (received May 27, 2010)

May 9, 2010 - I emailed them using the inquiry form asking for my case number

May 17, 2010 - received case number and link to Packet 3 by email

May 18, 2010 - sent Packet 3 to Ciudad Juarez

May 28, 2010 - called Ciudad Juarez to see if we had an appointment yet, they said wait 6-8 weeks :(

May 30, 2010 - I return to the US

June 8, 2010 - called and found out appointment date

June 16, 2010 - received Packet 4

July 6, 2010 - interview - Approved!

July 7, 2010 - pick up visa at DHL and POE to activate

July 29, 2010 - welcome letter received

August 1, 2010 - my husband comes home to me

August 13, 2010 - received Green Card

September 28, 2010 - never received Social Security Card, had to apply for it, arrived Sept. 28

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Here's a k-1 thread where it took them 6 days (not including the weekend, I think)

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/232932-ciudad-juarez-k1-visa-interview/

Hopefully, yours will be ready sooner.

Here's another talking about pickup:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/199961-ir-1-cr-1-in-ciudad-juarez/

Good luck!


April 19, 2010 - NOA1 (documents received at Mexico City Embassy)

April 20, 2010 - NOA2 (received notice April 28, 2010, mailed April 27)

May 3, 2010 - Packet 3 sent (received May 27, 2010)

May 9, 2010 - I emailed them using the inquiry form asking for my case number

May 17, 2010 - received case number and link to Packet 3 by email

May 18, 2010 - sent Packet 3 to Ciudad Juarez

May 28, 2010 - called Ciudad Juarez to see if we had an appointment yet, they said wait 6-8 weeks :(

May 30, 2010 - I return to the US

June 8, 2010 - called and found out appointment date

June 16, 2010 - received Packet 4

July 6, 2010 - interview - Approved!

July 7, 2010 - pick up visa at DHL and POE to activate

July 29, 2010 - welcome letter received

August 1, 2010 - my husband comes home to me

August 13, 2010 - received Green Card

September 28, 2010 - never received Social Security Card, had to apply for it, arrived Sept. 28

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:dance: Congratulations!! I hope you can get your visa asap so you can get out there!!! Can you please post your consulate review so we can learn from your experience. My fiance and I are going sometime in June/July as soon as we get the package. So if you have any advise please let us know. Like in what hotel you're staying, stuff like that.

Congratulations again!!! I'm happy for you guys.... :thumbs:


Time Line

01-30-2010 Sent I-129F via USPS certified.

02-01-2010 Received USPS confirmation.

02-08-2010 Received NOA1

03-12-2010 Case updated text alert.

03-12-2010 Checked Status online: Case approved! Weepaaa!!

03-15-2010 Received NOA2

04-02-2010 Received letter from NVC case sent to Juarez's Consulate

05-11-2010 Juarez US consulate received our case.

05-13-2010 Juarez US consulate sent K1 instructions packet to my fiance.

05-25-2010 Received instructions packet.

07-06-2010 Ciudad Juarez for the medical evaluation.

07-07-2010 Ciudad Juarez for the Visa Interview.APPROVE!!

07-18-2010 POE Los Angeles,CA

09-24-2010 We got MARRIED!!!!

12-08-2010 Sent AOS Package

12-27-2010 Received NOA1

02-11-2011 Biometrics Appoitment in Riverside, CA 11am

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Thanks for all of your responses everyone. Unfortunately we are still stuck here in Ciudad Juarez. We are checking the DHL website every few minutes but it still just says "Informacion del envio recibida" but it hasn't changed since wednesday. We are really disappointed because my family has planned a really nice reception for us tomorrow night and it appears that we will have to miss it :( Everything I had read before gave me the idea that it would take one or two days at most especially because it was a relatively simple case without waivers or anything. So now we probably will have to stay into next week and I will not be able to get back to work in time, but at least we are together and the visa was approved. There is still a chance it will be sent today and we can pick it up this afternoon or tomorrow morning and make it back in time, but we're starting to lose hope :( I will write my consulate review when we get home and I can include the experience with DHL. Good luck everyone.

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I'm so sorry, dbarker...I didn't think it would take so long for a normal visa case. I'm actually pretty shocked. I hope you guys hear really soon!


April 19, 2010 - NOA1 (documents received at Mexico City Embassy)

April 20, 2010 - NOA2 (received notice April 28, 2010, mailed April 27)

May 3, 2010 - Packet 3 sent (received May 27, 2010)

May 9, 2010 - I emailed them using the inquiry form asking for my case number

May 17, 2010 - received case number and link to Packet 3 by email

May 18, 2010 - sent Packet 3 to Ciudad Juarez

May 28, 2010 - called Ciudad Juarez to see if we had an appointment yet, they said wait 6-8 weeks :(

May 30, 2010 - I return to the US

June 8, 2010 - called and found out appointment date

June 16, 2010 - received Packet 4

July 6, 2010 - interview - Approved!

July 7, 2010 - pick up visa at DHL and POE to activate

July 29, 2010 - welcome letter received

August 1, 2010 - my husband comes home to me

August 13, 2010 - received Green Card

September 28, 2010 - never received Social Security Card, had to apply for it, arrived Sept. 28

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Well, it's Saturday and we won't be getting home in time for the reception. We tried calling the Consulate Emergency Line and they were very nice, but they said they couldn't do anything. They offered to come see us at the hotel to see if we are okay, but we said that wouldn't be necessary. Anyway, we will be connecting with skype to talk with the 250 plus people that my parents invited to our reception tonight, haha so at least we have that option. Hopefully monday we will get the visa and be on our way and out of this city. Thanks for all of your comments.

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Congratulations to both of you! It has been a long wait but the result was worth it.

I hope you have visa in hand soon! It's really nice to know that a "paisana" from Ver. has been approved.

I agree with Hopp but I don't think interviews be moved to another Consulates, unfortunately.

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Congratulations to both of you! It has been a long wait but the result was worth it.

I hope you have visa in hand soon! It's really nice to know that a "paisana" from Ver. has been approved.

I agree with Hopp but I don't think interviews be moved to another Consulates, unfortunately.

MY FIANCE AND I WILL SOON HAVE OUR INTERVIEW AT JUAREZ, BUT WE SURE DONT' WANT TO BE IN THIS SITUATION LIKE YOU GUYS...

WHERE YOU END UP STAYIN MORE DAYS IN CJ THEN EXPECTED..ITS REALLY DANGEROUS!

I WONDER IF IT'S BETTER TO JUST GO BACK HOME AFTER THE INTERVIEW AND PICK UP THE VISA ANOTHER DAY, WHEN WE KNOW IT'S READY FOR SURE?

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MY FIANCE AND I WILL SOON HAVE OUR INTERVIEW AT JUAREZ, BUT WE SURE DONT' WANT TO BE IN THIS SITUATION LIKE YOU GUYS...

WHERE YOU END UP STAYIN MORE DAYS IN CJ THEN EXPECTED..ITS REALLY DANGEROUS!

I WONDER IF IT'S BETTER TO JUST GO BACK HOME AFTER THE INTERVIEW AND PICK UP THE VISA ANOTHER DAY, WHEN WE KNOW IT'S READY FOR SURE?

Wow, that's strange. I have not heard of this happening before. My husband was approved for his K3 around 12 pm, and he got his visa at that time as well.

What did they tell you, why is it taking this long?


4.28.07 - Married in Jalisco Mexico - Cozumel Honeymoon for 2 weeks

***I-130***

5.24.07 - I-130 Received in CSC

7.14.07 - Received NOA1 (WOW after 6 weeks, I was worried...called INS and told me CSC had a computer "glitch" causing delays on printing Receipt notices and approvals)

10.30.07 - APPROVED No email, the NOA2 came in the mail...hard copy.

***1-129F***

7.23.07 - I-129F received in Chicago

7.30.07 - Received NOA1

11.21.07 - APPROVED!!!! APPROVED. GOT AN E-MAIL ON THANKSGIVING!

03.03.08- INTERVIEW IN CIUDAD JUAREZ. VISA GRANTED ON 03.03.2008

***AOS & EAD***

3.10.08 - Case Received at Chicago Lockbox, check cashed 3.14.08

3.17.08 - Received both NOA's in the mail

3.21.08 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in the mail, biometrics Appt. 4.02.08

5.05.08 - EAD Card Production ordered GOT EMAIL (we received the same email on 5.09.08)

5.13.08 - Approval Email for EAD (so the card was ordered first, and then we were approved...hum)

5.15.08 - EAD Card Received in mail.

8.08.08 - WE GOT OUR INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT YAY...9/12/08 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

9.24.08 - Received Green Card in the mail YEAH!

***I-751***

6.15.10 - Mailed I-751 Docs to CSC, check cashed 6.24.10

6.26.10 - Received NOA in mail dated 6.21.10

6.29.10 - Received Biometrics appointment for 7.15.10

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Wow, that's strange. I have not heard of this happening before. My husband was approved for his K3 around 12 pm, and he got his visa at that time as well.

What did they tell you, why is it taking this long?

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