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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Ni hao,

I am the petitioner for a K-1 visa application that is in transit from NVC in Portsmouth NH to the GUZ consulate. Today, the nice and informative visa specialist, at the DOS, informed me that the file was sent to the GUZ consulate on 13 April 2012. I called today, 20 April 2012, to inquire if the consulate had received the file. I was told that the file is still in transit, and there is likely a delay, awaiting diplomatic package clearance in Guangzhou. She said that such delays are common, and that it is how the PRC government "likes to yank their chain." I believe that I had read somewhere on this site about some bilateral treaty about this, between the USA and the PRC (sounds like a two-way yank... :lol: ), that can result in clearance delays of diplomatic packages. Does anyone have any, recent or past, experience, with this delay process, and any idea (or WAG [wild a@@ guess]) about time lines for clearance of these diplomatic packages?

BTW, I used the DHL tracking scheme, posted on the forum, to check diplomatic package delivery from the NVC to the US embassies/consulates abroad. I realize that there are some assumptions and limitations of this tracking scheme. However, the DHL tracking website indicates a similar event, that a diplomatic package left Portsmouth NH, on 13 April 2012, bound for Guangzhou PRC, has not been delivered, but is being delayed-awaiting diplomatic clearance in Guangzhou. It is circumstantial, but it sure sounds our file may be in that delayed diplomatic package..... :unsure:

So, I guess it is what it is...just another waiting game until our file is cleared through this delay, and delivered to the GUZ consulate for their processing. :blink: In the meantime, I will continue to call back weekly to the pleasant folks at DOS to inquire about our file delivery. We are also preparing and assembling our Package 3 forms and documents, including my I-134 packet. When the time comes, we will likely be using Uncle Darnell's GUZ P3 shortcut to make up for the transit delay. :thumbs: Kudo's to Darnell. :thumbs:

Good fortune to all on their immigration journey.

谢谢


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/iv_faqs.html#B3

The GUZ website says it takes "about 3 months".

Operator:

Yea, thanks, I saw that figure being thrown out .....a WAG..... :wacko:

Heck, and my fiancee wonders why I said that I would rather avoid living in the PRC at this time....... We were chatting on Yahoo IM and Skype this morning, our usual routine, the topic turned to US immigration and the stuff as mentioned above, when suddenly her internet connection became VERY... slow... and sluggish,... then unresponsive.... then broken connection..... We must have pi@@ed somebody off, somehow???? :blink: I really don't think it was on my side, though Comcast(ic) does have its moments too..... We have run into that scenario before, not too often...... :innocent:

Hey, you were correct about the getting to know your favorite visa specialist at DOS. Thanks for the tip. :thumbs:

However, on this tip.....you know, it would be nice if it weren't so..... Like one of my favorite "yogi-isms" go..... "It ain't over, 'til it's over."

I guess it is time to brew another pot of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the wait..... :whistle: :whistle:


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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we have interview already scheduled, but according to the dhl tracking, my package from NVC to GUZ is still in clearance delay.

my advice, disregard the dhl tracking results, keep calling DOS about the status of your case, GUZ sometimes rely on the electronic version of the files sent from NVC, doesnt necessaily wait for the physical files to arrive.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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we have interview already scheduled, but according to the dhl tracking, my package from NVC to GUZ is still in clearance delay.

my advice, disregard the dhl tracking results, keep calling DOS about the status of your case, GUZ sometimes rely on the electronic version of the files sent from NVC, doesnt necessaily wait for the physical files to arrive.

Will do, thanks for the tip. :thumbs:


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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You could also email the consulate - that's what I did. They were quick to respond and very helpful.

Stay patient and good luck.

This is also a good time to practice the interview questions with your fiance.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Okay, I chatted with a very nice visa specialist at the DOS just now. She indicated that our file was sent DHL and electronically on 13 April 2012 to the GUZ, and that the GUZ consulate had "opened" the electronic file. The paper file is likely still stuck in a bonded custom warehouse in Guangzhou, awaiting diplomatic clearance. I just sent an email to my better half asking her to send her complete P3 packet to the consulate.... a la Darnell.... according to this recent thread . Thanks Darnell for the previous work and posting.


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I have also experienced the slow and sluggish computer keyboard on SKYPE, YAHOO IM, and QQ.

Does anyone else get this? Are we being monitored?

I'm also hearing a 3 month wait. UGGGG !!

I'd say it's more likely to be network issues. All internet communication in and out of China does go through filters. This slows things down a bit for international communication. There's also only a limited number of cables between China and the US. When the earthquake near Japan hit it ruptured a bunch of these cables and you could barely send an email.

In general, I doubt the Chinese gov. is concerned about immigration or would bother monitoring it beyond the automatic monitoring that already occurs. Still, this will slow you down if you are doing something that trips a software warning. I've found searching for politically sensitive terms repeatedly will get your internet connection shut-off temporarily. QQ and Tomskype, the Chinese version of Skype, both log chats that contain certain key words.


Sept 9, 2011: NOA1

March 16, 2012: NOA2

April 10, 2012: NVC Case Number Assigned, AOS Invoice Received

April 11, 2012: OPTIN for EP with DS-3032 sent, AOS bill paid

April 12, 2012: AOS Package Sent

April 17, 2012: IV Bill invoiced, paid

April 19, 2012: IV package sent

April 20, 2012: Checklist for AOS asking for letter of employment, response sent

April 23, 2012: Letter approving DS-230, False checklist for AOS checklist

May 1, 2012: Appointment Letter Received (for May 23rd)

May 22, 2012: Interview canceled pending further medical tests

July 15, 2012: New Appointment letter Received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I had the same questions, myself when we went through our waiting game (and currently have similar ones). For us, we got emailed that our case was being sent from the NVC for our interview scheduling the day before Christmas Eve (nice Christmas present). We waited for about two months, until the end of February (the 24th) for the interview scheduling. I've heard that some people take a little less time, some a little more, but that's my experience, and just happened two months ago. We filed a CR1, instead of K1, I cannot say whether that would give us any advantage for receiving the cases, though.

In a nutshell, 3 months isn't too out there, but you can get your interview scheduled within two, as that happened for us. Good luck! This waiting can be so hard.

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Okay, I chatted with a very nice visa specialist at the DOS just now. She indicated that our file was sent DHL and electronically on 13 April 2012 to the GUZ, and that the GUZ consulate had "opened" the electronic file. The paper file is likely still stuck in a bonded custom warehouse in Guangzhou, awaiting diplomatic clearance. I just sent an email to my better half asking her to send her complete P3 packet to the consulate.... a la Darnell.... according to this recent thread . Thanks Darnell for the previous work and posting.

nope, that's wrong.

DoS Hotline must say 'P3 sent' for the P3 shortcut to work.

slow down a bit, aye?

you may get lucky, regardless ;)


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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nope, that's wrong.

DoS Hotline must say 'P3 sent' for the P3 shortcut to work.

slow down a bit, aye?

you may get lucky, regardless ;)

Okay, thanks.

I will call DOS again tomorrow and get another response. Should I call NVC and inquire about SAFEFILE?

Maybe I am dreaming, but I was of the impression that there was some significance if the visa specialist said that the casefile had been opened at the GUZ????

It's all okay. My better half isn't planning on mailing her Packet 3 until next week. :whistle: Sometimes she is a good moderating influence, this is likely one of these times.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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