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Hi!

My husband has his interview on October 5th in Caracas. I was just wanted to take a quick poll and see how long it has taken between the interview to getting the K-3 visa in hand. We're trying to get an estimate on when we'll be traveling to the states and just how long we'll be spending in Caracas. Any chance that we could get it the same day or the next?

Thanks!!!


EAD

11/02/2006-mailed EAD

11/08/2006-NOA1

11/17/2006-transferred to CSC

11/18/2006-*touched*

11/22/2006-*touched*

11/27/2006-*touched*

11/28/2006-*touched*

11/29/2006-Biometrics

01/20/2007-*touched*

01/23/2007-*touched*

02/17/2007-APPROVED!!

I-130

03/15/2006-NOA1

03/24/2006-*touched*

**Come on!!! No touch in 10 months!! WHAT'S GOING ON!!!**

04/25/2007-APPROVED!!!

I-129F

04/14/2006-NOA1

07/03/2006-RFE received

07/04/2006-RFE sent from Venezuela

07/14/2006-RFE email confirmation received

07/18/2006-*touched*

07/21/2006-*touched*

07/26/2006-*touched*

08/31/2006-NOA2!!!!!!!!!!

09/02/2006-*touched* On a Saturday!!

09/14/2006-case received at NVC & case # assigned

09/18/2006-letter sent stating case should be sent to embassy in less than a week

09/22/2006-case sent to embassy!!!

09/25/2006-case received at embassy!!!

10/05/2006-INTERVIEW!!!!! APPROVED!!!

10/06/2006-picked up visa and ran to the airport to catch the next flight out!!! HOME!!!!

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It's been almost two years since we went through it, so things may have changed, but we picked the visa up at the DOMESA office in downtown Caracas the next morning.

Obviously, there's no guarantee you'll be approved on the day of the interview, so there's a possibility for a delay because of incomplete paperwork or any other problem that caused the visa to not be approved that day. So keep your plans flexible.

If you are approved, their policy when we went through was to prepare the visa and give it to the DOMESA courier service that night. When you were approved, they gave you a slip of paper to fill out and give to the DOMESA clerk who was at a desk just outside the consulate building. You'd write down the address where you wanted to have the visa delivered, and pay a small postage fee. You could also choose to have it held at the DOMESA office where you would pick it up personally. If you picked it up at the office, it would be there the next morning. The postage fee was the same whether you chose pick up or delivery (seems like it was about Bs 15000, but I don't remember).

The policy was that all visas went through DOMESA. They would not allow us to pick up the visa at the embassy.

Felicitaciones


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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Lucyrich is right.

If you do choose to have it delivered, it will take up to three days after your interview (business days). I dont know if K3 get the brown envelope too.

When I got my visa, I received this big envelope with my passport and the brown envelope inside. I was freaked out, because they tell you so many times not to open the envelope and I thought it had even my passport inside. But no, open the biggest envelope, get you passport and DO NOT open the other envelope. That's for the immigration officer.

Good luck, hope everything goes fine!


Our visa Journey ~~~~ 226 days

Removing Conditions on ~~~ May 2008

Our first anniversary ~~~ November 12, 2006

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Thank you so much for the information! I think I have everything that is needed for the interview and then some but I will check and recheck and hopefully we'll be able to pick up the visa the next day. Thanks again!!


EAD

11/02/2006-mailed EAD

11/08/2006-NOA1

11/17/2006-transferred to CSC

11/18/2006-*touched*

11/22/2006-*touched*

11/27/2006-*touched*

11/28/2006-*touched*

11/29/2006-Biometrics

01/20/2007-*touched*

01/23/2007-*touched*

02/17/2007-APPROVED!!

I-130

03/15/2006-NOA1

03/24/2006-*touched*

**Come on!!! No touch in 10 months!! WHAT'S GOING ON!!!**

04/25/2007-APPROVED!!!

I-129F

04/14/2006-NOA1

07/03/2006-RFE received

07/04/2006-RFE sent from Venezuela

07/14/2006-RFE email confirmation received

07/18/2006-*touched*

07/21/2006-*touched*

07/26/2006-*touched*

08/31/2006-NOA2!!!!!!!!!!

09/02/2006-*touched* On a Saturday!!

09/14/2006-case received at NVC & case # assigned

09/18/2006-letter sent stating case should be sent to embassy in less than a week

09/22/2006-case sent to embassy!!!

09/25/2006-case received at embassy!!!

10/05/2006-INTERVIEW!!!!! APPROVED!!!

10/06/2006-picked up visa and ran to the airport to catch the next flight out!!! HOME!!!!

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By the way...

Just in case you're like me and pay everything with plastic...

That's a no can do with the American Embassy in Vzla. You need the $100 convertes in Bs and in CASH!! Dont forget to bring that or they wont issue your visa until next week.

Good luck with everything... all will be fine, it's not so painful in Vzla..


Our visa Journey ~~~~ 226 days

Removing Conditions on ~~~ May 2008

Our first anniversary ~~~ November 12, 2006

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