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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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What a waste of time. I tried calling the consulate between the 2 hour weekly window (Wednesdays between 2-4PM Colombian time) I got through 3 separate times after dozens of dials, each time to be transferred, then wait on hold for 20-30 minutes until I was disconnected without reason. The consulate website Doesn't even have the August dates posted as of 7/21.

Anybody actually ever get through, any recommendations?


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 05/16/2010

I-129F NOA1 : 05/21/2010

Touched! : 06/30/2010

I-129F NOA2 E-Mail: 07/01/2010

VSC Received 07/03/2010

Sent to Consolute 07/08/2010

Consulate Recieve 07/13/2010

Downloaded Packet 3 07/13/2010

Faxed packet 3 07/14/2010

E-Mailed Packet 3 07/21/2010

Interview Scheduled 09/02/2010

Approved! 09/02/2010

POE Fort Lauderdale 09/02/2010

Married 10/10/2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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What a waste of time. I tried calling the consulate between the 2 hour weekly window (Wednesdays between 2-4PM Colombian time) I got through 3 separate times after dozens of dials, each time to be transferred, then wait on hold for 20-30 minutes until I was disconnected without reason. The consulate website Doesn't even have the August dates posted as of 7/21.

Anybody actually ever get through, any recommendations?

Try e-mailing them, some times it's easier to get this information that way. Just tell them that you were on hold during the 2 hour window and every time you were disconnected. Don't forget to include your BGT#.

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: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

Try e-mailing them, some times it's easier to get this information that way. Just tell them that you were on hold during the 2 hour window and every time you were disconnected. Don't forget to include your BGT#.

Diana

I did E-Mail them here is what I got back:

We sent your fiancée a packet of instructions on July 17, 2010. These instructions explain how to apply for a visa appointment. The forms in the packet must be returned to our office via fax or email in order for us to schedule your fiancee’s appointment.

If she has not yet received her packet, she can download it from http://bogota.usembassy.gov/appt-package.html.

Best regards,

IV Unit

I then Advised them:

We downloaded the files and faxed them back on the 14th of July, (DS-2100 and DS-230)

Should that be noted in the system? she has the fax confirmation.

They responded:

It should be noted, but it would appear that we did not receive them. Can she resend them to this email? That is a more secure method.

So I have now scanned the Docs and e-mailed them as PDF files. One week wasted, not the end of the world but frustrating anyway.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 05/16/2010

I-129F NOA1 : 05/21/2010

Touched! : 06/30/2010

I-129F NOA2 E-Mail: 07/01/2010

VSC Received 07/03/2010

Sent to Consolute 07/08/2010

Consulate Recieve 07/13/2010

Downloaded Packet 3 07/13/2010

Faxed packet 3 07/14/2010

E-Mailed Packet 3 07/21/2010

Interview Scheduled 09/02/2010

Approved! 09/02/2010

POE Fort Lauderdale 09/02/2010

Married 10/10/2010

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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hi great to see colombians here :) :)

I have a question, I dont know if this is the indicated place to put it, but as you are colombianas probably you know, How long does it take after the case is completed at NVC (I 130) to get the interview. I have heard it can take long, so i would like to have like an average. thanks

Hope all of you get with your loves soon, it seems you are very close, :)


CONSULATE STAGE:
08-11-2010: USEM received the case.
10-11-2010: Called USEM, need to send ASAP DS-230 and DS-2100
12-11-2010: emailed DS-230 and DS-2100
12-11-2010: Received Interview date
16-11-2010: Medical Tests
17-11-2010: Interview: APPROVED
23-11-2010: Passport received :)

USA
03-12-2010: POE Miami- Washington D.C (DCA).
10-12-2010: Applied for replacement of S.S
17-12-2010: Received S.S card in the mail 7 days after applied for the replacement
20-12-2010: Received Welcome letter in the mail (Receipt date: Dec 14th)17 days after POE
27-12-2010: Green Card Received 24 days after POE

ROC I 751 CSC
06-11-2012: I-751 Package sent Priority Mail
09-11-2012: Package received
15-11-2012: Check cashed
09-11-2012: NOA1
05-12-2012: Biometrics Appointment

N-400 Naturalization

01-21-2015: Express mail the N400application to Nebraska Center.

01-26 -2015: Application delivered at 7am

01-30- 2015: Check cashed

02-05- 2015: NOA

02-14- 2015: Biometrics letter received

02-25- 2015: Fprints taken

02-27- 2015: In line

03-13- 2015: Interview

03-19- 2015: Oath Ceremony!! Citizen at last!!! yaay!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

hi great to see colombians here :) :)

I have a question, I dont know if this is the indicated place to put it, but as you are colombianas probably you know, How long does it take after the case is completed at NVC (I 130) to get the interview. I have heard it can take long, so i would like to have like an average. thanks

Hope all of you get with your loves soon, it seems you are very close, :)

the average time is two months


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