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After waiting for 21 days, NVC finally informed me that my case has been sent the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro. The problem is that my fiancee lives in Sao Paulo and I request in the I-129 form that we want to process the visa in Sao Paulo. Thus, I am stating that the case is being sent to the wrong consulate.

Will the US consulate in Rio send my case to Sao Paulo automatically (because we requested Sao Paulo)? Or do we have to request a change in consulate? Can someone who lives in Sao Paulo be interviewed in Rio since there is a consulate in Sao Paulo?

I will appreciate any advice or suggestion. Thanks.

Side bar - Why are there very few brazilian VJ members processing their K-1 visa through the Sao Paulo consulate?

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K1 interviews only take place at Immigrant Visa units. For Brazil, the only Consulate that has an IV unit is Rio de Janeiro. Your fiancee will have to interview in Rio, there are no exceptions.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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K1 interviews only take place at Immigrant Visa units. For Brazil, the only Consulate that has an IV unit is Rio de Janeiro. Your fiancee will have to interview in Rio, there are no exceptions.

Thanks. But, some VJ members from Brazil processed their visa at the Sao Paulo and Brasilia consulates. What gives?

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That is correct. All K1 interviews are done in Rio.

Similar story for me, I live in Perth, Western Australia, although there is a local consulate, they do not deal with K visas.

I had to fly to Sydney for my interview, as it was the only consulate in Australia that deals with these VISAs.

Good luck to you

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You can file your I-129 and/or I-130 at any of the consulates

That's not quite correct, I-129F's cannot be filed overseas, they can only be filed stateside (TX lockbox). I-130's can be filed overseas, furthermore, as of next Monday (8/15), overseas filing of the I-130 will only be possible in countries that have a USCIS field office.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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I am from São Paulo too, but for imigrant visas, they interviews are only handled in RIO DE JANEIRO!!

Your fiancée will have to fly to Rio for her interview!! I went there for mine!!

Good luck!!!!!


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I-29F sent: Nov-12-2010
I-29F NOA1: Nov-17-2010
RFE: Apr-19-2011
*I-29F NOA2: May-23-2011 - Thank you Lord!
Package Left from NVC: Jun-1-2011
Interview Date: Aug-5-2011
K1 Visa Received: Aug-10-2011
US Entry: Aug-12-2011
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You shouldn't take serious what people state on their profiles, some doesn't state the correct service center, others doesnt update the timelines, etc...

Immigrant visas are handled in Rio de Janeiro, it doesn't matter where you/her lives in Brazil, if it was different in the past, it isn't anymore; USCIS sent it to the right consulate. Your fiance(e) has to go to Rio to have the interview.

Edited by MatthewNCarolina

03/17/2011- Mailed K1 petition

03/25/2011- Email and text NOA1, routed to VSC

03/25/2011- Check cashed

07/05/2011- NOA2, USCIS website, text and email!
10/04/2011- Interview, APPROVED!
10/23/2011- POE - Dulles
11/08/2011- WEDDING!
11/15/2011- Applied for SSN
01/18/2012- AOS package sent
01/24/2012- NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP
01/25/2012- Check cashed for AOS
02/16/2012- AOS & EAD biometrics
02/13/2012- AOS case transferred to CSC
02/21/2012- AOS application received at CSC
03/15/2012- EAD/AP cards approved
03/26/2012- EAD/AP combo card received
07/30/2012- Service Request on AOS, past 6 months mark...
08/28/2012- Ombudsman & Senator contacted, past 7 months mark...
09/04/2012- AOS Approved!
09/10/2012- GC in hand!

08/13/2014- Mailed I-751(ROC) package to VSC

08/15/2014- Delivered

08/18/2014- NOA1/Letter of Extension

08/20/2014- Check cashed

09/17/2014- Biometrics

02/18/2015- Card Production Ordered/ Approved!

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After waiting for 21 days, NVC finally informed me that my case has been sent the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro. The problem is that my fiancee lives in Sao Paulo and I request in the I-129 form that we want to process the visa in Sao Paulo. Thus, I am stating that the case is being sent to the wrong consulate.

Will the US consulate in Rio send my case to Sao Paulo automatically (because we requested Sao Paulo)? Or do we have to request a change in consulate? Can someone who lives in Sao Paulo be interviewed in Rio since there is a consulate in Sao Paulo?

I will appreciate any advice or suggestion. Thanks.

Side bar - Why are there very few brazilian VJ members processing their K-1 visa through the Sao Paulo consulate?

Have fun in Rio.


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