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Hi there,

I am just wanting to double check for myself and a few other fellow South Africans that I am in contact with.

I was under the impression that no matter where you live in South Africa, the K-1 Visa interviews are ALWAYS at the Johannesburg Consulate... Quite a few people have said they thought they could interview in Cape Town too, and one friend has the Durban Consulate written on their NOA2. I see also that there is only information on here for the Johannesburg Consulate, so I'm still thinking I'm correct in believing they only do the interviews in Johannesburg? :)

Thanks for any answers - they will be appreciated.

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Hi there,

I am just wanting to double check for myself and a few other fellow South Africans that I am in contact with.

I was under the impression that no matter where you live in South Africa, the K-1 Visa interviews are ALWAYS at the Johannesburg Consulate... Quite a few people have said they thought they could interview in Cape Town too, and one friend has the Durban Consulate written on their NOA2. I see also that there is only information on here for the Johannesburg Consulate, so I'm still thinking I'm correct in believing they only do the interviews in Johannesburg? :)

Thanks for any answers - they will be appreciated.

:thumbs:

If Johannesburg is the only location that has an immigrant visa issuing post, then K1 interviews are only done there. Nowhere else. People would only interview in Cape Town for tourist or other types of non-immigrant visas. The only reason I can think of as to why someone's NOA2 would say Durban is they put that on the original I-129F, the NVC will ultimately route it to Johannesburg.


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I originally thought it was only in JHB, but since others have asked me I have started to second guess myself... THat is why I am trying to find out if JHB IS the only K-1 visa issuing post now.

I will just call the consulates on Tuesday and find out that way.

Thank you for the reply.


Dustin USA (Petitioner)
Kirsty SA (Beneficiary)


K-1 Journey

7 MONTHS 20 DAYS.. (From Start to Finish)

P.O.E

05.27.2011 - Flying to Michigan
05.28.2011 - P.O.E in New York - had no problems at all smile.png
05.28.2011 - Off to Detroit
07.09.2011 - Our Wedding wub.png

AOS Journey

3 MONTHS 4 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Interview Approval)
3 MONTHS 9 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Receiving GC)

ROC Journey

.. MONTHS .. DAYS (From Filing ROC to Receiving 10 Year GC)

.. MONTHS .. DAYS (From Responding to RFE to Receiving 10 Year GC)

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