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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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We are also still waiting. Ours arrived at the embassy about the 9th or 10th of September. Two weeks ago my fiance(e) was told that the packet had already been sent. When she called again she spoke to a different person who would not check the records and said it could take up to 6 weeks to receive the packet. It does not make an sense at all. Additionally the expiration date of our approval is December 17,2006, so we are currently already in this 90 day window.


US1.GIFCOL.GIF

04-19-06 Sent I-129F

04-24-06 I-129F received at CSC

04-27-06 Received NOA1

07-03-06 Received RFE from CSC

07-03-06 Returned RFE to CSC

07-08-06 RFE received at CSC

07-31-06 Touched

08-05-06 Received second RFE from CSC

08-05-06 Returned RFE to CSC

08-07-06 Touched

08-09-06 RFE received at CSC

08-14-06 Touched

08-15-06 E-mail from CSC stating RFE received

08-16-06 Touched

08-18-06 NOA2 APPROVED- I-129F sent to NVC

08-19-06 Touched

08-25-06 NVC Received I-129F

09-01-06 NVC sent I-129F to embassy

09-05-06 Received at embassy

09-11-06 Packet 3 sent from embassy

10-06-06 Received Packet 3. Long delay in receiving the packet was due to postal miscue

10-06-06 Returned Packet 3

10-09-06 Received at embassy

10-31-06 Received Packet 4

11-14-06 Interview date

11-18-06 Travel to the States

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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We are also still waiting. Ours arrived at the embassy about the 9th or 10th of September. Two weeks ago my fiance(e) was told that the packet had already been sent. When she called again she spoke to a different person who would not check the records and said it could take up to 6 weeks to receive the packet. It does not make an sense at all. Additionally the expiration date of our approval is December 17,2006, so we are currently already in this 90 day window.

Its crazy..hope to hear some good news this week..If not I may have to call to see if I can get any info

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

We are also still waiting. Ours arrived at the embassy about the 9th or 10th of September. Two weeks ago my fiance(e) was told that the packet had already been sent. When she called again she spoke to a different person who would not check the records and said it could take up to 6 weeks to receive the packet. It does not make an sense at all. Additionally the expiration date of our approval is December 17,2006, so we are currently already in this 90 day window.

Its crazy..hope to hear some good news this week..If not I may have to call to see if I can get any info

UPDATE.....just recieve packet 3 in Cali

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Our info was sent to Bogota the week of 8/10 and still have not recieved packet 3....

So, we went ahead and completed a DS-230 and faxed it in to the embassy along with a copy of my wife's passport and a copy of the I-797 notice for the approved I-129f (for a K3 visa).

This process was/is documented in the "colombia club" thread, but that group consists mostly of K1 applicants and I wasnt certain if K3'ers could do the same. But, my wife and I are not waiting any longer --

James


6/14/2011 AOS Filed Chicago

6/16/2011 AOS Packet Delivered

7/16/2011 NOA1's Recieved

7/25/2011 ASC Appt Notice recieved

8/18/2011 Biometrics scheduled (Ft. Myers)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

It can't hurt. we did the same and faxed the DS-230 Part 1 and also the 156. The woman my fiance(e) spoke to at the Bogota Embassy said to check the embassy web for the interview dates but currrently the September interviews are the only ones posted. The woman also said said it could take up to 30 days.


US1.GIFCOL.GIF

04-19-06 Sent I-129F

04-24-06 I-129F received at CSC

04-27-06 Received NOA1

07-03-06 Received RFE from CSC

07-03-06 Returned RFE to CSC

07-08-06 RFE received at CSC

07-31-06 Touched

08-05-06 Received second RFE from CSC

08-05-06 Returned RFE to CSC

08-07-06 Touched

08-09-06 RFE received at CSC

08-14-06 Touched

08-15-06 E-mail from CSC stating RFE received

08-16-06 Touched

08-18-06 NOA2 APPROVED- I-129F sent to NVC

08-19-06 Touched

08-25-06 NVC Received I-129F

09-01-06 NVC sent I-129F to embassy

09-05-06 Received at embassy

09-11-06 Packet 3 sent from embassy

10-06-06 Received Packet 3. Long delay in receiving the packet was due to postal miscue

10-06-06 Returned Packet 3

10-09-06 Received at embassy

10-31-06 Received Packet 4

11-14-06 Interview date

11-18-06 Travel to the States

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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Our info was sent to Bogota the week of 8/10 and still have not recieved packet 3....

So, we went ahead and completed a DS-230 and faxed it in to the embassy along with a copy of my wife's passport and a copy of the I-797 notice for the approved I-129f (for a K3 visa).

This process was/is documented in the "colombia club" thread, but that group consists mostly of K1 applicants and I wasnt certain if K3'ers could do the same. But, my wife and I are not waiting any longer --

James

Hi JamesFreddy,

Good job in getting the ball rolling because a lot of people going through the U.S. Embassy in Bogota did not get packet #3 because the mail system is so bad in Colombia. This is why I have posted different thread on what is included in packet #3, what steps to take and I have e-mail packet #3 to VJ members who request them.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

It can't hurt. we did the same and faxed the DS-230 Part 1 and also the 156. The woman my fiance(e) spoke to at the Bogota Embassy said to check the embassy web for the interview dates but currrently the September interviews are the only ones posted. The woman also said said it could take up to 30 days.

Hi Salgood,

Read the threads that I have posted and it will tell you how the cut-off dates work. It is in the “Colombian Club” thread.

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Our info was sent to Bogota the week of 8/10 and still have not recieved packet 3....

So, we went ahead and completed a DS-230 and faxed it in to the embassy along with a copy of my wife's passport and a copy of the I-797 notice for the approved I-129f (for a K3 visa).

This process was/is documented in the "colombia club" thread, but that group consists mostly of K1 applicants and I wasnt certain if K3'ers could do the same. But, my wife and I are not waiting any longer --

James

Hi JamesFreddy,

Good job in getting the ball rolling because a lot of people going through the U.S. Embassy in Bogota did not get packet #3 because the mail system is so bad in Colombia. This is why I have posted different thread on what is included in packet #3, what steps to take and I have e-mail packet #3 to VJ members who request them.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

It can't hurt. we did the same and faxed the DS-230 Part 1 and also the 156. The woman my fiance(e) spoke to at the Bogota Embassy said to check the embassy web for the interview dates but currrently the September interviews are the only ones posted. The woman also said said it could take up to 30 days.

Hi Salgood,

Read the threads that I have posted and it will tell you how the cut-off dates work. It is in the “Colombian Club” thread.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Peter --- thanks for your input and offer of help!

I had read through your threads and determined the contents of the Packet 3 -- the hard part was getting my wife to do some of the work filling them out!!! lol...

All kidding aside, I think it would have been best to just simply compile the forms and send them in rather than waiting a month for them to send the packet out. It truly was a waste of a month or so. Now, we are a bit confused regarding the process of:

1. Recieving notice of an interview appointment. That is, the website says,

"All appointments are scheduled through the Visa Information Call Center.... For more information, please phone the Visa Information Call Center, which is accessed by using a PIN code issued through Banco Colpatria. Applicants in Colombia who wish to arrange an appointment or obtain visa information from the Visa Information Call Center can use any Red Multibanca ATM or go online to purchase a PIN code through Banco Colpatria"

So -- I guess we DO NOT wait for packet #4?????

2. Should I (US Citizen) or my wife (Colombian Citizen) deal with calling the Visa Info Center to schedule the appointment?

3. When should we call in to schedule the appointment? How do we know if they recieved our Packet 3 info (that was faxed in yesterday)???

Thanks again,

james


6/14/2011 AOS Filed Chicago

6/16/2011 AOS Packet Delivered

7/16/2011 NOA1's Recieved

7/25/2011 ASC Appt Notice recieved

8/18/2011 Biometrics scheduled (Ft. Myers)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

Thanks Peter. How do we access the Colombian Thread ? Also the packet # 3 info. would be appreciated just in case we missed something.


US1.GIFCOL.GIF

04-19-06 Sent I-129F

04-24-06 I-129F received at CSC

04-27-06 Received NOA1

07-03-06 Received RFE from CSC

07-03-06 Returned RFE to CSC

07-08-06 RFE received at CSC

07-31-06 Touched

08-05-06 Received second RFE from CSC

08-05-06 Returned RFE to CSC

08-07-06 Touched

08-09-06 RFE received at CSC

08-14-06 Touched

08-15-06 E-mail from CSC stating RFE received

08-16-06 Touched

08-18-06 NOA2 APPROVED- I-129F sent to NVC

08-19-06 Touched

08-25-06 NVC Received I-129F

09-01-06 NVC sent I-129F to embassy

09-05-06 Received at embassy

09-11-06 Packet 3 sent from embassy

10-06-06 Received Packet 3. Long delay in receiving the packet was due to postal miscue

10-06-06 Returned Packet 3

10-09-06 Received at embassy

10-31-06 Received Packet 4

11-14-06 Interview date

11-18-06 Travel to the States

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline

Our info was sent to Bogota the week of 8/10 and still have not recieved packet 3....

So, we went ahead and completed a DS-230 and faxed it in to the embassy along with a copy of my wife's passport and a copy of the I-797 notice for the approved I-129f (for a K3 visa).

This process was/is documented in the "colombia club" thread, but that group consists mostly of K1 applicants and I wasnt certain if K3'ers could do the same. But, my wife and I are not waiting any longer --

James

Hi JamesFreddy,

Good job in getting the ball rolling because a lot of people going through the U.S. Embassy in Bogota did not get packet #3 because the mail system is so bad in Colombia. This is why I have posted different thread on what is included in packet #3, what steps to take and I have e-mail packet #3 to VJ members who request them.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

It can't hurt. we did the same and faxed the DS-230 Part 1 and also the 156. The woman my fiance(e) spoke to at the Bogota Embassy said to check the embassy web for the interview dates but currrently the September interviews are the only ones posted. The woman also said said it could take up to 30 days.

Hi Salgood,

Read the threads that I have posted and it will tell you how the cut-off dates work. It is in the “Colombian Club” thread.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Peter --- thanks for your input and offer of help!

I had read through your threads and determined the contents of the Packet 3 -- the hard part was getting my wife to do some of the work filling them out!!! lol...

All kidding aside, I think it would have been best to just simply compile the forms and send them in rather than waiting a month for them to send the packet out. It truly was a waste of a month or so. Now, we are a bit confused regarding the process of:

1. Recieving notice of an interview appointment. That is, the website says,

"All appointments are scheduled through the Visa Information Call Center.... For more information, please phone the Visa Information Call Center, which is accessed by using a PIN code issued through Banco Colpatria. Applicants in Colombia who wish to arrange an appointment or obtain visa information from the Visa Information Call Center can use any Red Multibanca ATM or go online to purchase a PIN code through Banco Colpatria"

So -- I guess we DO NOT wait for packet #4?????

2. Should I (US Citizen) or my wife (Colombian Citizen) deal with calling the Visa Info Center to schedule the appointment?

3. When should we call in to schedule the appointment? How do we know if they recieved our Packet 3 info (that was faxed in yesterday)???

Thanks again,

james

James,

If you send me your telephone number by private message or e-mail I will call you and explain what you should do or give you some advice.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Thanks Peter. How do we access the Colombian Thread ? Also the packet # 3 info. would be appreciated just in case we missed something.

Salgood411,

That thread is right here on the "Foreign Embassy and Consulate General Discussion" section.

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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Our info was sent to Bogota the week of 8/10 and still have not recieved packet 3....

So, we went ahead and completed a DS-230 and faxed it in to the embassy along with a copy of my wife's passport and a copy of the I-797 notice for the approved I-129f (for a K3 visa).

This process was/is documented in the "colombia club" thread, but that group consists mostly of K1 applicants and I wasnt certain if K3'ers could do the same. But, my wife and I are not waiting any longer --

James

Hi JamesFreddy,

Good job in getting the ball rolling because a lot of people going through the U.S. Embassy in Bogota did not get packet #3 because the mail system is so bad in Colombia. This is why I have posted different thread on what is included in packet #3, what steps to take and I have e-mail packet #3 to VJ members who request them.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

It can't hurt. we did the same and faxed the DS-230 Part 1 and also the 156. The woman my fiance(e) spoke to at the Bogota Embassy said to check the embassy web for the interview dates but currrently the September interviews are the only ones posted. The woman also said said it could take up to 30 days.

Hi Salgood,

Read the threads that I have posted and it will tell you how the cut-off dates work. It is in the “Colombian Club” thread.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Peter --- thanks for your input and offer of help!

I had read through your threads and determined the contents of the Packet 3 -- the hard part was getting my wife to do some of the work filling them out!!! lol...

All kidding aside, I think it would have been best to just simply compile the forms and send them in rather than waiting a month for them to send the packet out. It truly was a waste of a month or so. Now, we are a bit confused regarding the process of:

1. Recieving notice of an interview appointment. That is, the website says,

"All appointments are scheduled through the Visa Information Call Center.... For more information, please phone the Visa Information Call Center, which is accessed by using a PIN code issued through Banco Colpatria. Applicants in Colombia who wish to arrange an appointment or obtain visa information from the Visa Information Call Center can use any Red Multibanca ATM or go online to purchase a PIN code through Banco Colpatria"

So -- I guess we DO NOT wait for packet #4?????

2. Should I (US Citizen) or my wife (Colombian Citizen) deal with calling the Visa Info Center to schedule the appointment?

3. When should we call in to schedule the appointment? How do we know if they recieved our Packet 3 info (that was faxed in yesterday)???

Thanks again,

james

James,

If you send me your telephone number by private message or e-mail I will call you and explain what you should do or give you some advice.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Thanks Peter. How do we access the Colombian Thread ? Also the packet # 3 info. would be appreciated just in case we missed something.

Salgood411,

That thread is right here on the "Foreign Embassy and Consulate General Discussion" section.

Peter Miami

Hey Salgood411,

Have you readed the thread "Colombian Club" yet?

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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