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Need your help yet again

We will be going to Bogota in June for our interview and we would like to know if someone could give us advice on accommodations.

We will be there for on 8 days and and would like to save by renting an apartment as opposed to staying in a hotel.

1) I've been looking at renting an apartment from "Martha" at www.welovebogota.com.. The apartments look nice and seem to be close to the US Embassy and we would like to know if anyone has used them before?

2)I've also looked at www.bogotacolombialodging.com but couldn't find out where the apartments are located. Has anyone used them?

Please share any other recommendations that you have. They will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks yet again.


Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

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May 2014

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Need your help yet again

We will be going to Bogota in June for our interview and we would like to know if someone could give us advice on accommodations.

We will be there for on 8 days and and would like to save by renting an apartment as opposed to staying in a hotel.

1) I've been looking at renting an apartment from "Martha" at www.welovebogota.com.. The apartments look nice and seem to be close to the US Embassy and we would like to know if anyone has used them before?

2)I've also looked at www.bogotacolombialodging.com but couldn't find out where the apartments are located. Has anyone used them?

Please share any other recommendations that you have. They will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks yet again.

I have booked with Martha for a week toward the end of May. It is two blocks from the embassy. Communication has been good via phone and email with Martha. Look in the Latin America region and you will see some folks that have stayed there.

Good luck to you, and We Will Leave the Light On.....Motel 6...... jajajaja


Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 2009-12-07

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-10

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-05

NVC Received and Forwarded to Consulate : 2010-03-12

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-12 Downloaded OnLine

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-03-15 Emailed Package 3, Confirmation of Email Package 3 2010-03-18

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-18

Interview Date : 2010-05-24 Approved

Arrive in Seattle, WA: 2010-06-29

Missouri Service Center

I-485 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-485 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

I-765 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-765 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

I-131 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-131 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

BIO Appt Seattle, WA : 2010-11-01 completed took about 2 hours had to verify name change for my wife

I-485 Appt : 2011-01-10

I-765 Approved 2010-12-16 (card production ordered could take 30 days)

I-131 Approved 2010-12-17

I-131 Recd Letter for Travel Auth. 2010-12-23

I-765 Card Received 2010-12-20

I-485 Approved 2011-03-31-2011 Yea

Greencard Received :2011-04-08

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I have booked with Martha for a week toward the end of May. It is two blocks from the embassy. Communication has been good via phone and email with Martha. Look in the Latin America region and you will see some folks that have stayed there.

Good luck to you, and We Will Leave the Light On.....Motel 6...... jajajaja

Thanks Robert,

I'll call Martha tomorrow and will book my stay. We'll be there the 1st week of June so I may see you there if our times overlap..

Also thanks for leaving the light on :-)


Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

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May 2014

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We stayed there for 11 days back in 2007 and really liked it. We booked the master bedroom and never had other guests in the apartment, so we had it all to ourselves. It's very nice inside and out and located in a very nice neighborhood, plus it's a 10 minute walk to the embassy. There is also a cafe internet across the street if you need it, and the shopping mall Gran Estación is very close as well.

One thing to keep in mind is that you communicate with Martha at first but then her brother is the one who finalizes the transaction. He will greet you when you arrive and give you two keys, one is for the main entrance and the other one is for your room. He will also bring you fresh towels and sheets if you stay longer than a week. We bought a few groceries when we first arrived and cooked most of our meals there, it was very convenient.

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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We stayed there for 11 days back in 2007 and really liked it. We booked the master bedroom and never had other guests in the apartment, so we had it all to ourselves. It's very nice inside and out and located in a very nice neighborhood, plus it's a 10 minute walk to the embassy. There is also a cafe internet across the street if you need it, and the shopping mall Gran Estación is very close as well.

One thing to keep in mind is that you communicate with Martha at first but then her brother is the one who finalizes the transaction. He will greet you when you arrive and give you two keys, one is for the main entrance and the other one is for your room. He will also bring you fresh towels and sheets if you stay longer than a week. We bought a few groceries when we first arrived and cooked most of our meals there, it was very convenient.

Diana

Thanks for your feedback. I've decided to stay there and will be renting the whole apartment. This would have been my second option but I chose welovebogota.com because its within walking distance from the Embassy... http://www.bogotaflat.com/es_apartamentos.html


Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

Us Citizen

May 2014

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Thanks for your feedback. I've decided to stay there and will be renting the whole apartment. This would have been my second option but I chose welovebogota.com because its within walking distance from the Embassy... http://www.bogotaflat.com/es_apartamentos.html

We are at Martha's place now. It is on the 6th of the complex. Has 24 hour security. Three Bedrooms are nice and two bathrooms. The master has a bath in it, the others bedrooms share a hallway bath. Kitchen is nice and has what you need to cook food and eat some meals there. Internet is great and free and wireless. Some road noise and a few car alarms at night, but I think that is everywhere in Bogota.


Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 2009-12-07

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-12-10

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-03-05

NVC Received and Forwarded to Consulate : 2010-03-12

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2010-03-12 Downloaded OnLine

Packet 3 Sent : 2010-03-15 Emailed Package 3, Confirmation of Email Package 3 2010-03-18

Packet 4 Received : 2010-04-18

Interview Date : 2010-05-24 Approved

Arrive in Seattle, WA: 2010-06-29

Missouri Service Center

I-485 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-485 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

I-765 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-765 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

I-131 Sent : 2010-09-30

I-131 NOA1 : 2010-10-13

BIO Appt Seattle, WA : 2010-11-01 completed took about 2 hours had to verify name change for my wife

I-485 Appt : 2011-01-10

I-765 Approved 2010-12-16 (card production ordered could take 30 days)

I-131 Approved 2010-12-17

I-131 Recd Letter for Travel Auth. 2010-12-23

I-765 Card Received 2010-12-20

I-485 Approved 2011-03-31-2011 Yea

Greencard Received :2011-04-08

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We are at Martha's place now. It is on the 6th of the complex. Has 24 hour security. Three Bedrooms are nice and two bathrooms. The master has a bath in it, the others bedrooms share a hallway bath. Kitchen is nice and has what you need to cook food and eat some meals there. Internet is great and free and wireless. Some road noise and a few car alarms at night, but I think that is everywhere in Bogota.

Thanks Robert.

I see your interview is on Monday and I look forward to seeing your "We got Approved" post :yes: :yes: .


Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

Us Citizen

May 2014

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