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My fiance lives in a part of Honduras where there is no mail service to her house, she doesn't even have an official direction its just the neighborhood. I am a little worried about how the embassy will get in contact with her when they receive her petition. Should I call the Embassy or something when her petition gets there? any advice would be welcome!

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See if the Embassy can send everything to you by email.

In Haiti, although there is a mail service; it's not always reliable. So the Embassy have allowed people to contact them by email as soon as they know that the case is sent to them from the NVC... See if the one in Honduras will allow you to do the same! Good luck!


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I seem to remember that Costa Rica is the same, si man. The consulates will be familiar with the situation and know how to deal with it and work with you.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

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When my mom brought my grandma she felt they responded faster through email the email is on the website. We are not a phone type of family lol

When my mom brought my grandma she felt they responded faster through email the email is on the website. We are not a phone type of family lol

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Once you have a case number from the NVC you need to EMAIL the embassy to request an interview date.

in the subject just write " Appointment Needed" and in the email just write your complete name and case number that's it nothing else.

They will send you an automatic response and a couple of days after they will reply back with your interview date. I called the embassy after I sent the email and then called 2 times before i got my interview date, they don't like people calling, I still did.

the email is tggiv@state.gov

Good luck


I-129F Sent : 2012-01-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-09

I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-08-17

RFE Reply(s) : 2012-09-27

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-10-18

NVC Received : 2012-10-25

NVC Left : 2012-10-29

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2012-11-08

Interview Date : 2013-01-07

Interview Result :

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