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Long time reader of this website but first post :) I have learned a lot from your experiences thank you all.

My question is for Bogota filers how long it took to receive the passport/visa back once approved?

We live in Medellin any tips to avoid chasing it all around ? Example I renewed my USA passport and asked Domesa to keep it at their Medellin Branch for pickup . It did Arrived days ahead but not even a call.

Tips will be appreciated.

Bendiciones

Santana

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Hi

Long time reader of this website but first post :) I have learned a lot from your experiences thank you all.

My question is for Bogota filers how long it took to receive the passport/visa back once approved?

We live in Medellin any tips to avoid chasing it all around ? Example I renewed my USA passport and asked Domesa to keep it at their Medellin Branch for pickup . It did Arrived days ahead but not even a call.

Tips will be appreciated.

Bendiciones

Santana

It takes about 6-10 business days for the visas to be delivered outside of Bogotá. So after about 6 days, start contacting the office branch you selected to see if they have received it.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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as diana states it takes approx 6 days outside bogota, they will use DHL and you should have already been required to signup for shipping location for your passport with the visa before your interview in bogota. they will make sure you have at the time of the appointment.

keith


Marriage (if applicable):2010-12-18

I-130 Sent : 2011-10-12

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-10-18

I-130 RFE : N/A

I-130 RFE Sent : N/A

I-130 Approved : 2012-04-02

NVC

04/23/2012 - NVC Received

05/03/2012 - Case# generated

05/04/2012 - DS-3032 (COA) ( Email sent

05/07/2012 - I-864 - AOS Fee $88*2

05/09/2012 - DS-230 - IV Fee $230*2

06/15/2012 - Case Completed

07/06/2012 - Forwarded to the Consulate

Consulate

08/13/2012 - Medical

08/15/2012 - Interview

01/23/2013 - POE

02/19/2013 - 10 yr green card received

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Hi

Long time reader of this website but first post :) I have learned a lot from your experiences thank you all.

My question is for Bogota filers how long it took to receive the passport/visa back once approved?

We live in Medellin any tips to avoid chasing it all around ? Example I renewed my USA passport and asked Domesa to keep it at their Medellin Branch for pickup . It did Arrived days ahead but not even a call.

Tips will be appreciated.

Bendiciones

Santana

I am making sure my wife stays in bogota a few extra days so that she can pick up the passport there, should be much quicker.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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I though they will only mail it?? Also is it domesa or DHL?

Yes, they do it by way of DHL, but if you pick a DHL office in Bogota it is much faster than one say in Medellin, Cali or Pereira, which is where she would have had to go for pick up. in some cases the difference can be a whole week.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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Yes, they do it by way of DHL, but if you pick a DHL office in Bogota it is much faster than one say in Medellin, Cali or Pereira, which is where she would have had to go for pick up. in some cases the difference can be a whole week.

Thank you for the clarification . One doubt i still have, in a IR1 case do you register with DHL before or after the interview?

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Thank you for the clarification . One doubt i still have, in a IR1 case do you register with DHL before or after the interview?

Yes, you need to register/select your DHL location of choice.

http://usvisa-info.com/es-CO/selfservice/login


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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Thank you for the clarification . One doubt i still have, in a IR1 case do you register with DHL before or after the interview?

All visas are delivered by DHL and you need to give them your information after the visa is approved. If you want it delivered to your house, you need to pay a delivery fee. If you choose to pick it up at DHL location, it's free of charge.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Has any of you used that site and actually got a waynumber back? I have been checking it since Wed, and still the status hasnt changed.

I also when I opened the account I used the AL # in red, but in the embassy the IO highlighted the RN number on the bio-page of the passport. Im wondering which they use.

Hopefully if I use "AL 999876" and they enter it as only "999876" I wont missout on anything. Or if I register the account with "AL 999876" and they intpur it with the "RN 98365893" I wont miss it either.

I have already created accounts for many of the permutations, but I hope it wasn't too late.

I got my fingers crossed that we get the "email" the embassy is supposed to send with the waybill number and that we get it in the next hour or early Monday.

Any feedback from anyone who remembers the process would be much appreciated.


USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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Has any of you used that site and actually got a waynumber back? I have been checking it since Wed, and still the status hasnt changed.

I also when I opened the account I used the AL # in red, but in the embassy the IO highlighted the RN number on the bio-page of the passport. Im wondering which they use.

Hopefully if I use "AL 999876" and they enter it as only "999876" I wont missout on anything. Or if I register the account with "AL 999876" and they intpur it with the "RN 98365893" I wont miss it either.

I have already created accounts for many of the permutations, but I hope it wasn't too late.

I got my fingers crossed that we get the "email" the embassy is supposed to send with the waybill number and that we get it in the next hour or early Monday.

Any feedback from anyone who remembers the process would be much appreciated.

Just in case someone is looking for the same info.

We were approved on 1/30 the email and CSC Visa site was updated with the waybill number in the evening ~6PM.

Also, used the number on the first page of the passport, the one in red (AL#).

Edited by Cesar & Cata

USCIS:

06/06/2012: Sent I-130 to VSC (as LPR)

06/08/2012: NOA1 (Priority Date)

06/12/2012: Touched

08/20/2012: Mailed VSC request for Upgrade to CR1

08/23/2012: Opened Request with USCIS for Upgrade to CR1

08/27/2012: Got Email confirming upgrade to IR1/CR1

11/13/2012: NOA2

NVC:

11/16/2012: NVC Received (NVC # not ready)

11/19/2012: BOG number/IIN - Gave emails

11/19/2012: Choice of Agent email sent

11/20/2012: AOS bill invoiced

11/20/2012: AOS bill paid shows in process

11/21/2012: AOS package sent

11/21/2012: AOS bill shows PAID

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email sent (again)

11/21/2012: Choice of Agent email accepted

11/23/2012: IV bill invoiced

11/23/2012: IV bill paid

11/26/2012: IV package sent

11/26/2012: IV bill shows PAID

12/07/2012: AOS accepted

12/10/2012: IV Accepted

12/10/2012: Case complete

12/13/2012: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Bogota:

01/25/2013: Lab Visit

01/28/2013: Medical

01/30/2013: Interview

02/05/2013: Email Waybill (5PM)

02/06/2013: Visa in hand

02/08/2013: POE JFK, NY

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