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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Venezuela
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Hi everyone!!

My husband's K-3 visa was approved today at the embassy in Caracas!!! We are sooooo excited!!!! We pick up the visa tomorrow morning and fly out late tomorrow afternoon!!

It was really quite painless. We had our appt for 8:30 in the morning but were there by 6:30. As soon as we went in I went racing for a number and we waited maybe half an hour. The only thing that took a long time was when we had to pay for the visa because the systems were down for about an hour and a half.

I also have to add that the immigration officer was really really nice and she has been very helpful through the entire process. I've constantly been in contact with the embassy because of all the delays we ran into and it was thanks to her that we were able to get an appointment before my Venezuelan expired (which is on Monday).

Thanks to all the VJers for their support!!! I hope that everyone gets quick and easy approvals!!!


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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Venezuela
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FELICITACIONES!!!

Congratulations...

The embassy in Caracas is never too tough...

I hope you have a good trip back home!


Our visa Journey ~~~~ 226 days

Removing Conditions on ~~~ May 2008

Our first anniversary ~~~ November 12, 2006

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Hi...

first of all congratulations!!! second of alla, there is a forum for Venezuelan vjrs, created by Venezuelan vjrs, to feel more at home away from home, your husband and you are more than welcome to join it. Again, Congrats!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Congratulations!!! My husband got his visa approved a few days ago, too, so I know the happiness and excitement you are feeling! Glad to see more success on VJ. Best of luck for happy days together! :D


I-130F:

13 Feb. 2006 - sent I-130; 14 Feb. 2006 - I-130 received at Nebraska

28 Feb. 2006 - NOA-1

2 Mar. 2006 - RFE for payment problem; 3 Mar. - corrected & mailed; 6 Mar. - USCIS rec'd payment

12 June 2006 - APPROVED! (NOA-2)

20 June 2006 - case number assigned

3 July 2006 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee bill generated; 6 July - emailed DS-3032 Choice of Agent

13 July 2006 - Received DS-3032 (UK)

14 July 2006 - DS-3032 mailed to NVC

17 July 2006 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee received in mail

19 July 2006 - mailed Fee bill to NVC; recieved at NVC St. Louis facility 20 July

24 July 2006 - Received NVC choice of agent confirmation email

4th-8th Aug 2006 - Recieve IV bill. (non specific date recieved/away vacation)

10th Aug 2006 - NVC recieve IV Bill.

11th Aug 2006 - Recieved I-864 package / mailed back 15th Aug

I-129F:

6 Mar. 2006 - sent I-129F; 8 Mar. 2006 - I-129F received at USCIS

16 Mar. 2006 - NOA1

3 July 2006 - received RFE (IMBRA); 5 July 2006 - mailed RFE response

10 July 2006 - received USCIS email confirming receipt of RFE response

13 July 2006 - received RFE (IMBRA) AGAIN

17 July 2006 - mailed 2nd RFE response; received by USCIS 19 July

27 July 2006 - APPROVED!

7 Aug 2006 - case number assigned at NVC

11 Aug 2006 - Recieved NVC letter confirming case sent to london

23 Aug 2006 - Received Packet 3 / 25 Aug 2006 - Mailed back

04 Sep 2006 - Medical completed.

08 Sep 2006 - Interview date assigned for 2nd October

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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I just LOVE seeing all the "approved visas" posts! I couldn't be happier for you both (L)


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12/30/2008: Overnighted I-751 package to VSC

01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

01/23/2009: Biometrics appt letter received

01/31/2009: Biometrics scheduled

05/20/2009: APPROVED

06/23/2009: 10 Year Green Card arrived

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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Great news, congratulations!

What questions came up during the interview?

- Did they say anything b/c you lived with your hubby in Venezuela rather than being in the US?

Thanks, congratulations again, and good luck!

Malie


Details

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

Marriage : 2005-12-03

AOS

AOS Sent: 2006-11-07

AOS Biometrics appointment: 2006-12-02 (we missed this appointment)

AOS Biometrics taken: 2007-01-11

AOS appointment letter received: 2007-01-11

AOS appointment date: 2007-02-20 @ 1:30

Touched: 2007-01-24

AOS interview successful but entered in FBI name check limbo: 2007-02-20

Touched: 2007-04-04

Notice of welcome letter mailed: 2007-04-06

Notice of GC production ordered: 2007-04-10

Green card received: 2007-04-16

K-3 EAD

Sent: 2006-11-07

Biometrics: 2006-11-27

Touched: 2007-01-21,22,23,24

Approved: 2007-02-15

Received EAD in mail: 2007-02-20

K-3 Visa

I-129F Sent : 2006-05-03

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-05-09

I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-03

RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-07-31

NVC Received : 2006-08-02

NVC Left : 2006-08-04

Packet 3 Received : 2006-09-11

Interview Date : 2006-11-03

K-3 Visa approved!

I-130

I-130 Sent : 2006-04-12

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-04-21

I-130 NOA2 : 2006-08-14

IV/AOS Fee Generated : 2006-09-05

Abandoned I-130 processing: 2007-04-16

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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Sorry to flood you with questions ;)

I may ask more questions than the consular officer (LOL)

- Did you have a tourist or what kind of visa while in venezuela?

- Were you working in venezuela to proof that you had the funds to support your hubby?

Thanks a lot!!!

Malie


Details

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

Marriage : 2005-12-03

AOS

AOS Sent: 2006-11-07

AOS Biometrics appointment: 2006-12-02 (we missed this appointment)

AOS Biometrics taken: 2007-01-11

AOS appointment letter received: 2007-01-11

AOS appointment date: 2007-02-20 @ 1:30

Touched: 2007-01-24

AOS interview successful but entered in FBI name check limbo: 2007-02-20

Touched: 2007-04-04

Notice of welcome letter mailed: 2007-04-06

Notice of GC production ordered: 2007-04-10

Green card received: 2007-04-16

K-3 EAD

Sent: 2006-11-07

Biometrics: 2006-11-27

Touched: 2007-01-21,22,23,24

Approved: 2007-02-15

Received EAD in mail: 2007-02-20

K-3 Visa

I-129F Sent : 2006-05-03

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-05-09

I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-03

RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-07-31

NVC Received : 2006-08-02

NVC Left : 2006-08-04

Packet 3 Received : 2006-09-11

Interview Date : 2006-11-03

K-3 Visa approved!

I-130

I-130 Sent : 2006-04-12

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-04-21

I-130 NOA2 : 2006-08-14

IV/AOS Fee Generated : 2006-09-05

Abandoned I-130 processing: 2007-04-16

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hi everyone!!

My husband's K-3 visa was approved today at the embassy in Caracas!!! We are sooooo excited!!!! We pick up the visa tomorrow morning and fly out late tomorrow afternoon!!

It was really quite painless. We had our appt for 8:30 in the morning but were there by 6:30. As soon as we went in I went racing for a number and we waited maybe half an hour. The only thing that took a long time was when we had to pay for the visa because the systems were down for about an hour and a half.

I also have to add that the immigration officer was really really nice and she has been very helpful through the entire process. I've constantly been in contact with the embassy because of all the delays we ran into and it was thanks to her that we were able to get an appointment before my Venezuelan expired (which is on Monday).

Thanks to all the VJers for their support!!! I hope that everyone gets quick and easy approvals!!!

Congratulations!!!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Venezuela
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Thanks for the congratulations!!! I couldn't check the forum yesterday because we were flying all day but it was nice to come home and see all those nice messages!!

Daniellecc, thanks for the invite to the forum. My hubby will definitely appreciate having a place to talk to other Venezuelans!

Thanks again to everyone!!!! (L):D(L)

Hi malie. Sorry to respond to your questions a couple days late.

I was on a tourist visa while in Venezuela. The Onidex had closed all visa changes so I couldn't get a visa that would allow me to work or become a resident even though being married to a Venezuelan it was my right. This probably isn't the case in many other countries. If I had been able to change my visa status I could have DCFed which I would recommend if anyone has the opportunity to use that.

Since I wasn't able to work my funds were very very low, but my dad was kind enough to offer to be my joint sponsor so we had no problem.

As far as the interview they only asked my husband where we got married and what he had been doing for work. I think the fact that I was there for the past 8 months was proof enough that we had a valid relationship so they just checked paperwork and that was it. They didn't even ask to see any pictures.

Hope that helps!!

Sorry to flood you with questions ;)

I may ask more questions than the consular officer (LOL)

- Did you have a tourist or what kind of visa while in venezuela?

- Were you working in venezuela to proof that you had the funds to support your hubby?

Thanks a lot!!!

Malie


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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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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No problem at all. Our interview is not until November 3rd.

I also stayed in Mexico with my husband until about 1 week ago. I returned to the US as soon as we got an interview date so that I could start working again and get some of those funds up. I was able to get my old job back in the US so hopefully we will not have any problems either.

Thanks so much for your responses and hope you guys have a great life together in the US!

Malie


Details

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

Marriage : 2005-12-03

AOS

AOS Sent: 2006-11-07

AOS Biometrics appointment: 2006-12-02 (we missed this appointment)

AOS Biometrics taken: 2007-01-11

AOS appointment letter received: 2007-01-11

AOS appointment date: 2007-02-20 @ 1:30

Touched: 2007-01-24

AOS interview successful but entered in FBI name check limbo: 2007-02-20

Touched: 2007-04-04

Notice of welcome letter mailed: 2007-04-06

Notice of GC production ordered: 2007-04-10

Green card received: 2007-04-16

K-3 EAD

Sent: 2006-11-07

Biometrics: 2006-11-27

Touched: 2007-01-21,22,23,24

Approved: 2007-02-15

Received EAD in mail: 2007-02-20

K-3 Visa

I-129F Sent : 2006-05-03

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-05-09

I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-03

RFE Reply(s) : 2006-07-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-07-31

NVC Received : 2006-08-02

NVC Left : 2006-08-04

Packet 3 Received : 2006-09-11

Interview Date : 2006-11-03

K-3 Visa approved!

I-130

I-130 Sent : 2006-04-12

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-04-21

I-130 NOA2 : 2006-08-14

IV/AOS Fee Generated : 2006-09-05

Abandoned I-130 processing: 2007-04-16

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