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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia

it's good if you go to support her, the io see you talks to you,he sees that your in love in a relationship, for you to make the trip from the us to be with her at the interview,

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador

Being there NEVER hurts and may help. You might not ever learn that it helped. If you're not allowed in the interview, you can hand your U.S. passport to your fiance so that he can show the consul that you're on the premises. If you're still on the fence about going, I highly recommend that you read the most recent reviews for Bogota to learn whether your presence is an unspoken requirement.

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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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My now husband went with me to my interview. He didn't need to hand passport as a matter of fact when they review your papers at one of the windows before the actual interview they WILL ask her if the petitioner (you, her fiancé) is there with her and on my case when I said yes they put a sticker on my folder... So I am almost sure it counts a lot that you are there for her. I wouldn't have been able to go thru with it if he wouldn't have been there for me. ;D


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent :05/27/10

I-129F NOA1 :06/03/10

I-129F NOA2 :06/28/10

NVC Received :07/02/10

Consulate Received :7/8/10

Packet 3 Received :7/17/10

Packet 3 Sent : 7/22/10

Interview Date : 9/3/10

Interview Result : APPROVED !!!!!!

Visa Received : 2010-09-11

US Entry : 2011-01-16

Marriage : 2011-02-25

Port of Entry : Miami

POE Date : 2011-01-16


CIS Office : Miami FL

Date Filed : 2011-04-05

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Filing Instance : First

NOA1 received: 2011-04-13

BIO Appointment date notification received: 2011-04-15

BIO Appointment date: 2011-04-29

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