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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I would like to know what the current processing times are for a Chinese citizen to get a tourist visa given all the paperwork and documents are satisfactory? Length of time to interview and post interview approval times would be great if anyone has any info.

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Chris


Our Journey

8/15/2008............First Emails to each other

4/09/2009............1st Time we met in Hong Kong (10 Days)

7/04/2009............2nd Time we met in Hong Kong (10 Days)

9/30/2009............3rd Time we met and traveled on vacation to Philippines (10 Days)

10/8/2009.............Engaged on Puka Shell Beach Boracay, Philippines

11/28/2009.........Sent I-129F

11/30/2009...........I-129F received at VSC

12/3/2009............Money Order Cashed

12/31/2009...........Called USCIS and changed address

12/31/2009...........NOA1 Information received (received late b/c I moved)

1/29/2010.............4th Trip to China (10 Days) Going to HK, GZ and Macau

5/3/2010..............5th Trip to China

5/18/2010.............Our first touch!!!

5/19/2010.............NOA2 received - I-129F APPROVED notification received via email!

5/27/2010.............NVC Received approved I-129F from VSC

5/28/2010.............I-129F Left NVC

6/3/2010...............I-129F Received at American Consulate in GUZ.

6/4/2010...............Received Packet 3

6/8/2010...............Packet 3 sent to American Consulate in GUZ.

7/15/2010.............Packet 4 received

8/2/2010...............Interview at 7:15am in GZ - WE GOT PINK....PASSED!!!!!

8/10/2010.............Picked up Visa in hand at the post office in GZ.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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There are I believe several Consulates, in China so it would depend. Usually it is not very long.

Decisions are made at the interview in the vast majority of cases.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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We filed for my sister in law to visit, i supplied a letter of invitation to her, indicating i would support her during her visit etc., also a letter to the Embassy of a similar nature. No issues.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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The wait times for B-2 visa interviews vary & fluctuate depending on where the interview is to take place (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou or Shenyang) and what the current work load of that particular Embassy/Consulate is. You can get a general idea of the current wait times by selecting the Embassy/Consulate at this site: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4788.html?post=Guangzhou&x=57&y=11

You can get the most up to date/actual B-2 wait time information by calling the Visa Information Call Center in Shanghai - this is where all B-2 visa interviews in China are scheduled through. Last year, my in-laws had originally planned to interview for their B-2s in Shanghai but were able to get a much earlier interview date in Guangzhou when they called the visa call center.

Approval/Denial decisions are made during the interview and if approved, it usually takes 2-7 days before the passport/visa is mailed back to the applicant - my in-laws received their passports with visas in the mail 5 days after their interview took place.

Edited by Eric & Jin

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks for the great answers, I knew there would be some people in the know.


Our Journey

8/15/2008............First Emails to each other

4/09/2009............1st Time we met in Hong Kong (10 Days)

7/04/2009............2nd Time we met in Hong Kong (10 Days)

9/30/2009............3rd Time we met and traveled on vacation to Philippines (10 Days)

10/8/2009.............Engaged on Puka Shell Beach Boracay, Philippines

11/28/2009.........Sent I-129F

11/30/2009...........I-129F received at VSC

12/3/2009............Money Order Cashed

12/31/2009...........Called USCIS and changed address

12/31/2009...........NOA1 Information received (received late b/c I moved)

1/29/2010.............4th Trip to China (10 Days) Going to HK, GZ and Macau

5/3/2010..............5th Trip to China

5/18/2010.............Our first touch!!!

5/19/2010.............NOA2 received - I-129F APPROVED notification received via email!

5/27/2010.............NVC Received approved I-129F from VSC

5/28/2010.............I-129F Left NVC

6/3/2010...............I-129F Received at American Consulate in GUZ.

6/4/2010...............Received Packet 3

6/8/2010...............Packet 3 sent to American Consulate in GUZ.

7/15/2010.............Packet 4 received

8/2/2010...............Interview at 7:15am in GZ - WE GOT PINK....PASSED!!!!!

8/10/2010.............Picked up Visa in hand at the post office in GZ.

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