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hi vj, does anybody know how do they print visas? do they send it somewhere? does someone else review the petition after the the consular officer approves the visa? why does it take two weeks to be delivered? why does dhl tracking says SHIPMENT PICKED UP though the embassy still has the petition and has not delivered it to them as yet? sorry for all the questions i just don't understand. aarrrgghh!

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Not sure why it takes days/weeks to print the visa. For us, they keep saying "we ran-out of the printer ink that is needed to print the visa, come back tomorrow"! How can an embassy run out of printer ink?! LOL

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hi vj, does anybody know how do they print visas? do they send it somewhere? does someone else review the petition after the the consular officer approves the visa? why does it take two weeks to be delivered? why does dhl tracking says SHIPMENT PICKED UP though the embassy still has the petition and has not delivered it to them as yet? sorry for all the questions i just don't understand. aarrrgghh!

I can't tell you how the visa is printed, my fiance received his in 8 business days...I THINK that once the embassy in completing the final step to issue the visa they activate the DHL tracking number. I checked everyday once I was the hold notice. Just hang tight it should some time this week.


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hi vj, does anybody know how do they print visas? do they send it somewhere? does someone else review the petition after the the consular officer approves the visa? why does it take two weeks to be delivered? why does dhl tracking says SHIPMENT PICKED UP though the embassy still has the petition and has not delivered it to them as yet? sorry for all the questions i just don't understand. aarrrgghh!

Visas are printed at the Embassy.. How..? Unsure if that could be answered. Why it takes 2 weeks..? Average turn around time is about 7 days... and after a petition is approved some administrative works do happen and it is possible they just process in the rear...


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totally feel u...I AM STILL WAITING. we were approved the 1st. Shipment still on hold.


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12.15.2009- we met <3 :) i love my muffin.

10.19.2010 NOA1

10.27.2010 "Touched"

5.2.2011 NOA 2

5.5.2011 Received NOA2 hardcopy

5.19.2011 Emailed/Sent Packet 3

6.14.2011 Received Packet 4

7.1.2011- Interview(Approved!!)

7.13.2011- "Visa Transferred"-- whatever that means...

7.25.2011- "Visa Issued"-- whatever that means...

7.28.2011- Visa arrives at DHL facility (8:30 pm)

7.29.2011- Visa received

7.31.2011- POE (BWI)-- NEVER ISSUED AN I-94 (WTH)

8.15.2011- I-94 Obtained from IAD's CBP Inspection Office

AOS & EAD

9.8.2011- Mailed USPS Priority Express

11.29.11- RFE for Income Tax Return-- SEND YOUR ENTIRE TAX RETURN DOCUMENT!!

11.30.11- mailed Tax Return UPS Priority Express

12.9.11 AOS "transferred to a USCIS office" - - supposedly our local one

12.14.11- "touched"

12.15.11- received EAD

2.8.12- put in a service request for GC

2.22.12- My husband was contacted by the local USCIS office here in Washington DC and told that it was infact transferred to the CSC. Not their office. She also suggested he keep checking on it because sometimes things just sit there and take up to 3 years to be processed--- SAYWHAT?! ... stay tuned

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My fiancee was told that they wont deliver to her and she needs to pick it up in MoBay. They wont deliver to Negril? She payed the DHL fee but she still has to pick it up? that doesn't make sense.

i opt to pick mine up being that i just live around the road from their head office, but that's kinda hard to travel from negril to mobay, but maybe it depends where in negril she lives, or they don't have an office there. but at the end of the day i know she will gladly make the trip because it's worth it. congrats and good luck to you guys

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i opt to pick mine up being that i just live around the road from their head office, but that's kinda hard to travel from negril to mobay, but maybe it depends where in negril she lives, or they don't have an office there. but at the end of the day i know she will gladly make the trip because it's worth it. congrats and good luck to you guys

Thanks!

She was using a friends PO box for all of her mail and they said they wont deliver to her. But she lives very close to the post office in negril.

anyways, she is happy to to to mobay to pick it up. just one last thing to do before we are together.

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Hi All-- I called DOS and they told me my fiance's visa was actually issued today. Any guess-timates how long it will take to get to DHL?

Also-Is "visa issued" same as "visa printed"?


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12.15.2009- we met <3 :) i love my muffin.

10.19.2010 NOA1

10.27.2010 "Touched"

5.2.2011 NOA 2

5.5.2011 Received NOA2 hardcopy

5.19.2011 Emailed/Sent Packet 3

6.14.2011 Received Packet 4

7.1.2011- Interview(Approved!!)

7.13.2011- "Visa Transferred"-- whatever that means...

7.25.2011- "Visa Issued"-- whatever that means...

7.28.2011- Visa arrives at DHL facility (8:30 pm)

7.29.2011- Visa received

7.31.2011- POE (BWI)-- NEVER ISSUED AN I-94 (WTH)

8.15.2011- I-94 Obtained from IAD's CBP Inspection Office

AOS & EAD

9.8.2011- Mailed USPS Priority Express

11.29.11- RFE for Income Tax Return-- SEND YOUR ENTIRE TAX RETURN DOCUMENT!!

11.30.11- mailed Tax Return UPS Priority Express

12.9.11 AOS "transferred to a USCIS office" - - supposedly our local one

12.14.11- "touched"

12.15.11- received EAD

2.8.12- put in a service request for GC

2.22.12- My husband was contacted by the local USCIS office here in Washington DC and told that it was infact transferred to the CSC. Not their office. She also suggested he keep checking on it because sometimes things just sit there and take up to 3 years to be processed--- SAYWHAT?! ... stay tuned

3.29.12- Approved, Green Card in production

4.4.12- Green Card received- NO INTERVIEW

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