Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Angela and Thomas

I recieved PAKET 3 or 4??? HELP!!!

5 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil

Hi guys!!!

I received a packet today by mail.. But i'm so confused... I thought I was going to get packet 3!

On the front page it's saying the date for the interview, the case number, preference category(K-3), my name, THEN "ENCL. : Packet 4." I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET PACKET 3!!!

On the second page it's juts repeting some information then says: FIRST; Fill out the forms DS 230 etc... Then... "SECOND; Have these documents ready, aplicable to your case BUT DON"T SEND TO THIS OFFICE." I thought I had to send packet 3 before packet 4.... Please anybody has any idea???

Does anybody have any idea to what is happening???? Is that right??? Should I ask for packet 3???

Thanks in advance,



Angela and Thomas

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline

Does it give you an interview date? If you don't have an interview date then it should be packet 3. What forms did you recieve? Packet 3 has DS-230,OF-190 156,156K, I-134. The DS-230 and OF-169 forms are part of packet 3. You fax or mail them to the embassy to request an interview date. THe other forms iincluded in packet 3 are not sent to the embassy, you take them with you to the interview. Packet 4 is sent to you by the embassy a little while after you send in the DS-230 and OF-169. Packet 4 contains the interview date and letter you need for medical exams.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
City: California/Bayern - Filed K-1 from China Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Germany

I think this is strange, but I'm not that familiar with K-3 so I can't say whether this is entirely out of the ordinary.

If it has an interview date enclosed, then it should be packet 4. I would just follow whatever instructions they provided with the packet. If it says to come to the interview and bring these papers, then just do that.

Wow! Exceeding expectations. Didn't know they were capable of that. :innocent:


3/4/06: I-129F Sent to CSC

3/14/06: NOA1

7/21/06: IMBRA RFE received by CSC

8/22/06: NOA2

9/8/06: Case arrives at NVC

9/16/06: NVC departure letter received

9/22/06: Left NVC bound for China

10/6/06: Case arrives at Guangzhou consulate

10/20/06: Received Packet 3

10/26/06: Sent DS-230 back to consulate

11/9/06: Sent OF-169 back to consulate

11/17/06: Received Packet 4

11/25/06: Completed Medical Exam in Beijing

12/15/06: Interview in Guangzhou (Success!!)

12/19/06: Received K-1 visa

1/12/07: Entered U.S. (POE: SFO)


1/26/07: Applied for SSN

2/8/07: Medical exam for vaccinations

2/9/07: Received SSN

3/3/07: Married!! (WooHoo!!)

3/16/07: Changed name on SSN

4/3/07: Sent AOS application to Chicago

4/5/07: AOS application arrived in Chicago

4/16/07: Received NOAs for AOS, EAD, & AP (NOA date: 4/12)

4/24/07: Received biometrics appt. letter

5/7/07: Biometrics appointment

5/25/07: Received interview appt. letter

6/25/07: Received AP documents

6/28/07: Received EAD card

7/18/07: AOS Interview (Approved!)

7/30/07: Received 2-year green card


4/24/09: I-751 sent to CSC

4/27/09: I-751 arrived at CSC

5/13/09: Received NOA letter (NOA date: 4/27)

6/4/09: Received biometrics appt. letter

6/13/09: Biometrics appointment

8/6/09: Card production ordered

8/12/09: Received card in mail

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal


Each Consulate is different. I don't know anything about the one in Rio. It may be possible to call there, or go in and ask a question.

You may reach more VJ'ers who have been through the Rio Consulate if you post your question in the Regional Forum under Latin America (or if you put "Rio" in your subject line when asking your question).

Good luck!


Many thanks to the Visajourney community for all the help!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil

Hello SILK ROAD, HEALTHIUS, MAYA62 and dear friends from VJ...

Since they got my process in RIO I had my interview date. It's on November 21st.

YES! I don't need to send packet 3 ... I call them today... and there's no need to send packet 3. The lady was not able to tell me why. I just have to prepare packet 4 and go to the interview.

I'm relieved!!!! Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you guys!!!



Angela and Thomas

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...