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Hello, people, how are you

I have a question. You guys that has already gone through the K1 interview, how long was it to receive the visa at home Some people say it delays 3 days, other one week. My interview will be on a tuesday, but my fiancee want me to go with him to america on the sunday just after the interview. Im not sure if Ill have the visa in hands yet. If you can share your experience with me Ill be thankful :D


(07-11-2010) Engaged!

(08-09-2010) Sent I-129F Package

(08-13-2010) NOA1

(01-14-2011) NOA2 (email & text)

(03-22-2011) Interview: APPROVED!

(04-01-2011) Recieved K1 Visa 1 week late :(

(04-04-2011) POE Atlanta

(04-11-2011) Marriage License

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(04-23-2011) WEDDING

(5-19-2011) Sent I-485

(5-22-2011) Delivered to Chicago Lockbox and Signed by D Colona

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Sorry, my question wasn't so clear. We will have our interview in Rio de Janirero, Brazil, so this question is specific to that embassy. How long did it take to get the visa from the Rio embassy? We know you cant travel without the visa. But my travel time is limited and my fiance wants me to be with her when she travels. Thanx


(07-11-2010) Engaged!

(08-09-2010) Sent I-129F Package

(08-13-2010) NOA1

(01-14-2011) NOA2 (email & text)

(03-22-2011) Interview: APPROVED!

(04-01-2011) Recieved K1 Visa 1 week late :(

(04-04-2011) POE Atlanta

(04-11-2011) Marriage License

event.png

(04-23-2011) WEDDING

(5-19-2011) Sent I-485

(5-22-2011) Delivered to Chicago Lockbox and Signed by D Colona

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I read several reviews and it depends on the location you will receive the visa. Closer to Rio, faster arrives, 2 or 3 days seems to average, with more distant locations 4-7 days. It's delivered by courier only, so it should be trackable with an estimated arrival date. You can pay extra at the embassy for expedited delivery.

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It is always advisable to have the visa in hand first before making any traveling arrangement for that purpose. Make sure you pass the interview first, and then get your visa, before your SO comes to get you.
This excellent advice is all that matters right now. Also, besides variance in time of delivery for a visa, consider that the embassy's printer may be down, or the postal truck could be hijacked, or any other number of adverse events. Interviewing on a Tuesday and leaving on Sunday may work fine for some, but -- knowing what I know now -- I wouldn't risk it in a million years.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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