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I've sent all my pertinent K-1 Visa paperwork to my fiancé in preparation for the Packet 3 arrival. Some of the paperwork is irreplaceable without great expense. I shipped this via Global Priority USPS on Sept 30th. A search shows the package left San Francisco on October 2nd. There is nothing showing after that. Even from an internal search through the Post Office USPS. I’ve since learned this is a grave mistake as they have no common carriers in China. My question is who do I direct my fiancé to in Guangzhou to inquire about her package. Is it possible this is stuck somewhere in customs?

Thanks for any Help! We're becoming quite concerned. as the USPS states 4 tp 6 days. but it's now been 11 days.


K-1 - Timeline:

08/01/2005 - First met Lisa on the Internet

05/25/2006 - Flew to Guangzhou to meet my Sweetheart

06/21/2006 - Returned to America

07/05/2006 - sent I-129F to Nebraska Service Center

07/07/2006 - Transfered to California Service Center

07/11/2006 - NOA1

07/15/2006 - Touched

07/18/2006 - Check Cleared at Bank.

09/18/2006 - Touched

09/18/2006 - NOA2 Approved

09/19/2006 - Touched

09/21/2006 - NOA2 Received in Mail

09/28/2006 - NVC Received Petition and Assigned Case Number GUZ2006xxxxxx

10/05/2006 - Shipped to Guangzhou

11/20/2006 - Still not in Guangzhou, ya right.

12/29/2006 - Packet 3, sheeesh about time.

02/08/2007 - Packet 4

03/29/2007 - Interview

03/29/2007 - Pink Slip

04/04/2007 - Visa

04/15/2007 - Arriving America. POE Detroit, MI

06/06/2007 - Wedding

10/16/2007 - Green Card

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I've sent all my pertinent K-1 Visa paperwork to my fiancé in preparation for the Packet 3 arrival. Some of the paperwork is irreplaceable without great expense. I shipped this via Global Priority USPS on Sept 30th. A search shows the package left San Francisco on October 2nd. There is nothing showing after that. Even from an internal search through the Post Office USPS. I’ve since learned this is a grave mistake as they have no common carriers in China. My question is who do I direct my fiancé to in Guangzhou to inquire about her package. Is it possible this is stuck somewhere in customs?

Thanks for any Help! We're becoming quite concerned. as the USPS states 4 tp 6 days. but it's now been 11 days.

Hi Clare-n-Lisa,

In the past I have contacted them via fax, phone, and email. The following are ways in which you can contact them, to call them will cost you approx. $7 U.S. Dollars, I think that this is the best way to contact them.

Email:

http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/guangzhou/iv/email.html

Phone:

Please call the U.S. Visa Information Center at 4008-872-333 within China or 86-21-3881-4611 from other countries, from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. (China Time) Monday - Friday and 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday. Be prepared to provide the primary applicant name in pin yin and case number. There is a charge to access the Visa Information Center. Prices are 54 RMB for 12 minutes or 36 RMB for 8 minutes. The Visa Information Center charge may be paid at any CITIC Bank office or on the Internet at https://www.usavisainformation.com.cn/eng/index.aspx. Once the charge is paid, you will be given a PIN number that must be given to the Visa Information Center when you call to verify the payment.

Fax:

Our fax number is (8620) 3884-4412. Faxes are answered in the order received. They are treated with the same priority as mail.

Mail:

Our address is

United States Consulate Guangzhou

1 Shamian South Street

Guangzhou, 510133 PRC

In Person:

U.S. citizen petitioners who would like general information on the Immigrant Visa process in Guangzhou may attend an information session hosted by consular officers on Fridays at 14:30. We recommend that you arrive at the consulate around 14:00 in order to go through security check procedures. At 14:30, we will stop admitting petitioners into the Immigrant Visa waiting room and will promptly begin the session at that time. The aim of these sessions is to address frequently-asked questions and provide you with a better understanding of the process. Additional materials for cases that have already been interviewed will not be accepted during these sessions.

My fiancee is going through the K1 visa process as well, going through the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, her interview is coming up very soon, October 17, 2006. I mailed all the forms/information directly to her home/apartment, fortunately it arrived safely.

Thanks,

Keith & Xiang


2005-07-20 Sent Xiang first email

2005-11-19 Met Xiang in Nanning

2005-11-25 Asked for Xiang's hand in marriage

2006-02-21 Date I-129F Sent

2006-02-24 Date I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)

2006-03-15 Applied for Emergency Expedite

2006-04-03 Date I-129F NOA2 (Approved)

2006-04-25 Date packet was sent from NVC to Guangzhou, China

2006-07-07 Date Xiang recieved Packet #3 from Guangzhou, China

2006-07-08 Date Xiang sent Packet #3 to the U.S. Consulate

2006-07-27 Date Xiang recieved request for biographical information on our daughter

2006-07-27 Date Xiang sent biographical information to the U.S. Consulate

2006-08-17 Date Xiang sent biographical information to the U.S. Consulate, again!

2006-08-21 Date Xiang called, faxed and mailed the U.S. Consulate the biographical information

2006-08-22 Email from the U.S. Consulate, they FINALLY received the G-325A form for our daughter!

2006-08-22 Waiting patiently for Packet #4 to arrive, bring my soulmate to my open arms!!!

2006-08-25 Packet #4 sent out from the U.S. Consulate, in transit to my baby!!!

2006-08-29 11:25pm Email from the U.S. Consulate, the interview date is October 17th!

2006-09-29 Medical examination for Xiang and our daughter Qi. Interview is just around the corner!

2006-10-16 11:15pm VISA APPROVED!!!!

2006-10-29 Xiang and Qi arrived in Detroit, immigrations 2 1/2 hours, finally holding my sweetheart in my arms.

2006-11-05 Exchanging our vows, what a beautiful day for our wedding!

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This is strictly a failure to deliver mail in a timely manner or item being heldover in customs and I as such don't feel the need to contact the consulate.

My Fiance lives in Guangzhou and keeps asking who can she contact about this late delivery. I don't know who to send her to other than EMS mail service which has been a dead end. Who can she go to to inquire of the package whereabouts?

Edited by Clare-n-Lisa

K-1 - Timeline:

08/01/2005 - First met Lisa on the Internet

05/25/2006 - Flew to Guangzhou to meet my Sweetheart

06/21/2006 - Returned to America

07/05/2006 - sent I-129F to Nebraska Service Center

07/07/2006 - Transfered to California Service Center

07/11/2006 - NOA1

07/15/2006 - Touched

07/18/2006 - Check Cleared at Bank.

09/18/2006 - Touched

09/18/2006 - NOA2 Approved

09/19/2006 - Touched

09/21/2006 - NOA2 Received in Mail

09/28/2006 - NVC Received Petition and Assigned Case Number GUZ2006xxxxxx

10/05/2006 - Shipped to Guangzhou

11/20/2006 - Still not in Guangzhou, ya right.

12/29/2006 - Packet 3, sheeesh about time.

02/08/2007 - Packet 4

03/29/2007 - Interview

03/29/2007 - Pink Slip

04/04/2007 - Visa

04/15/2007 - Arriving America. POE Detroit, MI

06/06/2007 - Wedding

10/16/2007 - Green Card

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Keith & Xiang I’m rather intrigued by the additional info you included. I have a China calling card. Is it possible with the package number and customs number in hand that somebody could help me?

Clare


K-1 - Timeline:

08/01/2005 - First met Lisa on the Internet

05/25/2006 - Flew to Guangzhou to meet my Sweetheart

06/21/2006 - Returned to America

07/05/2006 - sent I-129F to Nebraska Service Center

07/07/2006 - Transfered to California Service Center

07/11/2006 - NOA1

07/15/2006 - Touched

07/18/2006 - Check Cleared at Bank.

09/18/2006 - Touched

09/18/2006 - NOA2 Approved

09/19/2006 - Touched

09/21/2006 - NOA2 Received in Mail

09/28/2006 - NVC Received Petition and Assigned Case Number GUZ2006xxxxxx

10/05/2006 - Shipped to Guangzhou

11/20/2006 - Still not in Guangzhou, ya right.

12/29/2006 - Packet 3, sheeesh about time.

02/08/2007 - Packet 4

03/29/2007 - Interview

03/29/2007 - Pink Slip

04/04/2007 - Visa

04/15/2007 - Arriving America. POE Detroit, MI

06/06/2007 - Wedding

10/16/2007 - Green Card

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How frustrating! Hopefully you kept copies of everything and could email them to her in PDF format. I dont know if they would be accepted this way, but at least you could inclide a copy of your USPS receipt as proof that originals were sent.

I am curious what materials cost so much to replace, and why you had to send originals?

I am also curious if FedEx or DHL deliver where your beneficiary resides. For sake of expediance, if you can send copies, rather than persuing a long search or investigation for the missing package, if you could send again by another delvery service.

I hope this all works out well for you soon. I can imagine your frustration.

Bill


I-129f Journey:

2006-07-17 I-129F sent to CSC

2006-07-24 NOA1 (received)

2006-10-05 RFE (received)

2006-10-06 RFE (returned to CSC)

2006-10-23 NOA2

2007-01-29 Visa Approved!

2007-02-17 Ceremony in Thailand

2007-02-21 POE LAX - Fiance and her daughter enter the USA together, Easy-Peasy!

2007-03-05 Wedding in USA

AOS Journey:

2007-06-07 AOS for spouse and daughter sent

2007-06-16 NOA's arrive, (issued on the 13th)

2007-07-05 Biometrics

2007-07-13 Received RFE (Mailed on July 3rd)

2007-08-06 Returned RFE

2007-10-16 Interview date

2007-10-27 Green Cards Received!

ROC (I-751) Journey:

2009-07-24 Joint I-751 for spouse and daughter sent

2009-08-03 Received NOA1 dated 7/27/09

2009-08-03 Received Receipt and one year extension for wife

2009-08-03 Received "Verification Of Incusion Of A Dependent" for step-daughter

2009-08-27 Biometrics

2009-11-13 Green Cards Received

Citizenship Journey:

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How frustrating! Hopefully you kept copies of everything and could email them to her in PDF format. I dont know if they would be accepted this way, but at least you could inclide a copy of your USPS receipt as proof that originals were sent.

I am curious what materials cost so much to replace, and why you had to send originals?

I am also curious if FedEx or DHL deliver where your beneficiary resides. For sake of expediance, if you can send copies, rather than persuing a long search or investigation for the missing package, if you could send again by another delvery service.

I hope this all works out well for you soon. I can imagine your frustration.

Bill

While I was in China this past Summer we took the liberty of acquiring the needed paperwork for our getting Married. We had documented paperwork for'

Her being Single,

Her Birth Certificate,

and her paperwork that shows she has no criminal record.

This paperwork was all certified origanals. I was told it was a gift from her elder sister to acquire this paperwork. I was told at a cost of 2000 Yuan. That is almost $361 USD. I know she can acquire this paperwork at any time but that's a lot of money to the Chinese. Yes I'll kick in all if necessary. I have retained complete copy's of this paperwork but I'm under the believe that the Consulate will only accept originals.

So again I ask who in Guangzhou should she contact to inquire about this packaga. I can see how angry she is getting over the whereabouts of the package.

In the Future I only plan to use DHL for transit. My problem is in the small town I live in there are no pick-up stations for any shipping company's.

I have the DHL shipping envelopes now and I'll schedule a pick up right at my home.

I'm starting to prepare another package with the required paperwork as she'll be receiving Packet 3 pretty soon. I just can't supply the originals again as they're missing now.

Clare


K-1 - Timeline:

08/01/2005 - First met Lisa on the Internet

05/25/2006 - Flew to Guangzhou to meet my Sweetheart

06/21/2006 - Returned to America

07/05/2006 - sent I-129F to Nebraska Service Center

07/07/2006 - Transfered to California Service Center

07/11/2006 - NOA1

07/15/2006 - Touched

07/18/2006 - Check Cleared at Bank.

09/18/2006 - Touched

09/18/2006 - NOA2 Approved

09/19/2006 - Touched

09/21/2006 - NOA2 Received in Mail

09/28/2006 - NVC Received Petition and Assigned Case Number GUZ2006xxxxxx

10/05/2006 - Shipped to Guangzhou

11/20/2006 - Still not in Guangzhou, ya right.

12/29/2006 - Packet 3, sheeesh about time.

02/08/2007 - Packet 4

03/29/2007 - Interview

03/29/2007 - Pink Slip

04/04/2007 - Visa

04/15/2007 - Arriving America. POE Detroit, MI

06/06/2007 - Wedding

10/16/2007 - Green Card

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Keith & Xiang I’m rather intrigued by the additional info you included. I have a China calling card. Is it possible with the package number and customs number in hand that somebody could help me?

Clare

Sorry about the miscommunications, I have a cold and misread your post. I've found an excellent calling card, if you're paying more than .025 cents per minute (actually if you're paying over .02 cents) let me know. I get a phone card once a month, for $20 I can talk for almost 14 hours, not bad.

Thanks,

Keith & Xiang


2005-07-20 Sent Xiang first email

2005-11-19 Met Xiang in Nanning

2005-11-25 Asked for Xiang's hand in marriage

2006-02-21 Date I-129F Sent

2006-02-24 Date I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)

2006-03-15 Applied for Emergency Expedite

2006-04-03 Date I-129F NOA2 (Approved)

2006-04-25 Date packet was sent from NVC to Guangzhou, China

2006-07-07 Date Xiang recieved Packet #3 from Guangzhou, China

2006-07-08 Date Xiang sent Packet #3 to the U.S. Consulate

2006-07-27 Date Xiang recieved request for biographical information on our daughter

2006-07-27 Date Xiang sent biographical information to the U.S. Consulate

2006-08-17 Date Xiang sent biographical information to the U.S. Consulate, again!

2006-08-21 Date Xiang called, faxed and mailed the U.S. Consulate the biographical information

2006-08-22 Email from the U.S. Consulate, they FINALLY received the G-325A form for our daughter!

2006-08-22 Waiting patiently for Packet #4 to arrive, bring my soulmate to my open arms!!!

2006-08-25 Packet #4 sent out from the U.S. Consulate, in transit to my baby!!!

2006-08-29 11:25pm Email from the U.S. Consulate, the interview date is October 17th!

2006-09-29 Medical examination for Xiang and our daughter Qi. Interview is just around the corner!

2006-10-16 11:15pm VISA APPROVED!!!!

2006-10-29 Xiang and Qi arrived in Detroit, immigrations 2 1/2 hours, finally holding my sweetheart in my arms.

2006-11-05 Exchanging our vows, what a beautiful day for our wedding!

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Keith & Xiang I’m rather intrigued by the additional info you included. I have a China calling card. Is it possible with the package number and customs number in hand that somebody could help me?

Clare

Sorry about the miscommunications, I have a cold and misread your post. I've found an excellent calling card, if you're paying more than .025 cents per minute (actually if you're paying over .02 cents) let me know. I get a phone card once a month, for $20 I can talk for almost 14 hours, not bad.

Thanks,

Keith & Xiang

Hi Keith & Xiang

I pay .03 cents a minute. I've seen the ones for .02 and they all require you have a local access number. Mine provides an 800 access number and no surcharges and no service charges. I call directly to her cell phone for no additional charges. I've grown accustomed to 667 minutes for $20 and feel that's pretty cheap to talk to my baby. Using Yahoo Messenger with Voice helps keep the costs down.

Thanks Keith & Xiang and good luck in your journey.

Edited by Clare-n-Lisa

K-1 - Timeline:

08/01/2005 - First met Lisa on the Internet

05/25/2006 - Flew to Guangzhou to meet my Sweetheart

06/21/2006 - Returned to America

07/05/2006 - sent I-129F to Nebraska Service Center

07/07/2006 - Transfered to California Service Center

07/11/2006 - NOA1

07/15/2006 - Touched

07/18/2006 - Check Cleared at Bank.

09/18/2006 - Touched

09/18/2006 - NOA2 Approved

09/19/2006 - Touched

09/21/2006 - NOA2 Received in Mail

09/28/2006 - NVC Received Petition and Assigned Case Number GUZ2006xxxxxx

10/05/2006 - Shipped to Guangzhou

11/20/2006 - Still not in Guangzhou, ya right.

12/29/2006 - Packet 3, sheeesh about time.

02/08/2007 - Packet 4

03/29/2007 - Interview

03/29/2007 - Pink Slip

04/04/2007 - Visa

04/15/2007 - Arriving America. POE Detroit, MI

06/06/2007 - Wedding

10/16/2007 - Green Card

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