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has anyone been to juarez for the k1 interview? was it dangerous? i read its one of the worlds dangerous cities?

It is dangerous however we just came thru Juarez with 2 kids & if you are smart & do some homework on where to stay...you will be safe.

It took us 9 days with the 2 children for K1 visa because children need a TB test that takes 3 days to develop under the injection site. We stayed at La Quinta Hotel, made the reservations online with this discount code HOMEDL to save money & they also have a free shuttle everywhere! Don't worry it is not too scary! We actually had some fun hanging by the pool...but the best was walking across the border to El Paso Texas. You will find many reviews here about juarez & I am happy to help with any questions when it comes time to get hotel & everything!

best wishes, Kim

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has anyone been to juarez for the k1 interview? was it dangerous? i read its one of the worlds dangerous cities?

It is a dangerous city, but if you stay in the area near the consulate, you should be fine. Many have gone through Juarez and were perfectly safe. Use the hotel provided travel to and from the medical and consulate. Go out in the day, and don't stray too far from the hotel/consulate area.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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has anyone been to juarez for the k1 interview? was it dangerous? i read its one of the worlds dangerous cities?

thanks, my fiancee has 2 kids. 10 and 8 years old. im guessing i should ask for 2 weeks off work just to make sure

we have atleast 9 days to get the tests done. thanks for the info you have been great help.

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My fiancee and I just got back from Juarez last month. We found the area near the consulate to be very safe and enjoyed the hotel amenities and the mall near the consulate while we waited on all of our appointments. Lots of good restaurants around there too! I wrote a whole review on our experience and the safety here: My Review. Check it out and it may answer some of your questions and concerns. I have lots of pictures and video as well.

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K-1 Visa
04-29-2011: I-129F Sent
05-05-2011: I-129F NOA1
07-18-2011: I-129F NOA2
08-08-2011: NVC Received
08-09-2011: NVC Left
08-10-2011: Consulate Received
08-26-2011: Consulate mailed Packet 3 (invitation letter)
09-01-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in US
09-10-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in Mexico
09-22-2011: Interview: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-04-2011: DHL Waybill number appears in the afternoon
10-05-2011: Picked up visa from DHL office
11-08-2011: POE Houston, Texas
11-19-2011: Married!

AOS
12-06-2011: Applied for Social Security Number
12-08-2011: AOS package sent (I-485, I-765, I-131, and supporting docs)
12-12-2011: Received Social Security Number and card in the mail
12-20-2011: Received NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131
01-06-2012: Completed ASC appointment
02-02-2012: Received appointment notice for AOS interview on March 1, 2012
03-01-2012: Green card interview: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-10-2012: Green card received

ROC

12-27-2013: I-751 Sent

01-02-2014: Received NOA1 for I-751

01-24-2014: Completed ASC appointment

04-01-2014: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no interview)

CITIZENSHIP

11-14-2016: N-400 Sent

05-19-2017: Naturalization interview:  APPROVED!!!!!!!

06-28-2017: Citizenship ceremony

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