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Rio Experience Part I....before the interview

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Hey guys!

I just thought I'd share a little info. which may be helpful to those going through the consulate here in Brazil.

Well, Pamela and I arrived here (in Rio) last Wednesday after a very long bus ride from Foz do Iguaçu. We checked into the Hotel Monte Castelo (hotelmontecastelo.com.br). Carol recommended this hotel and so far we are pleased with the price, location, and security. The staff is also extremely nice! :D We're paying $80 reais per night (which is 10 more reais then without A/C. ) It's a 10 minute walk from the consulate and very close to the metro.

Thursday Pamela and I went to the approved medical doctor in Botafogo. Pamela decided to get all of her exams done in Foz do Iguaçu and we only needed the approval of this official doctor. Everything went great and he was a very nice doctor! We payed 200 reais (which is mandatory) for him to write a few papers, place them in a sealed envelope...and that was it. He said we just need to take the envelope to the consulate and we'll be set. I was thinking wow that was easy! :D

That same day we went to the Citibank to pay the $100 processing fee for the visa. It's very close to the consulate and it took about 10 min.

So, until Monday morning (our interview is at 8 a.m.) we're doing all the tourist things. Visiting Sugar Loaf mountain, Corcovado, and the beaches. We are both very nervous and want this interview to come and be over with.

I'll make sure to write about the experience at the consulate after the interview on Monday!

Wish us luck :clock::innocent:

andy


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AOS Process

3/10/06---Pamela and I arrive in the states from Brasil

3/23/06---We got married!!!!yeh!!!!!

4/11/06---Our first NOA for the I-485 and I-765

5/20/06---Our green card interview was scheduled for 7/28/06

6/03/06---We moved to Phoenix, AZ and had to cancel our interview

7/15/06---Our rescheduled green card interview (WOW! Only 10 days after our initial 1st interview)

8/07/06---Green Card Approved!!!! (Now only the wait by mail)

8/14/06---Received "Welcome to the USA" letter in the mail.

8/18/06---YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS! Received Green Card today!(actually it should be called

the White Card, ha)....immigration free for 2 years!!

Andy---USA

Pâmela---BRAZIL

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Good luck, Andy and Pamela :) Looking forward to your good news on Monday ;)


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12/26/06 Sent AOS to Chicago

04/16/07 Green Card approved w/o interview !! YYYAAAYY

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03/16/2009 - I-751 sent to VSC

03/17/2009 - VSC received

03/18/2009 - NOA 1

03/20/2009 - Check cashed

03/23/2009 - NOA 1 in mail

04/01/2009 - Biometrics letter

04/14/2009 - Biometrics

04/15/2009 - Touched

04/16/2009 - I guess I can lay down and sleep now ?

07/16/2009 - 3 months later...... nothing... oh well

07/21/2009 - Card production ordered w/o interview again :) !! woohooo

07/22/2009 - Touched

07/30/2009 - Card is here !

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01/23/2019 - I-90 sent online

01/28/2019 - Notice of receipt in the mail

02/01/2019 - Biometrics notice in the mail

02/15/2019 - Biometrics

02/21/2019 - Card being produced

02/23/2019 - Card received!!

 

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Pam & Andy!

Good luck for you both! Im sure you'll be approved on Monday!!! PLZ Keep us updated!!!

Good to know you liked the hotel. Its not a luxury place, but is clean, nice and CHEAP!!! :yes:

Waiting to hear the good news,

Carol :thumbs:


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CAROL & MARC

MY HONEY'S PROFILE

Remove Conditions

08-28-08 - Mailed I-751

08-30-08 - Delivered

09-01-08 - Touched

09-03-08 - Check cleared

09-06-08 - NOA1 in the mail (dated 08/29???)

10-09-08 - Biometrics (Touched)

12-16-08 - Email "Card production ordered"

12-24-08 - Santa came and brought my present (Greencard in the mail!)

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BICHON FRISE LOVER!!!

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Does anyone know the address of the citibank close to the consulate in Rio?

Or recognize it from this list?

http://www.citibank.com/locations/la/br/ri..._de_janeiro.htm

(I'm not familiar with Rio's neighborhoods.)

I'm going to arrive Tuesday and wife's interview is Wednesday, which means we'll have to make our payment after I arrive, and I'll be soo tired from the long trip so if we knew where the citibank was it would save time. .. or perhaps it could be any citibank branch? And I just say I want to pay my $100 fee for the US Consulate and they'll know what I mean?

Thanks for any tips.


AOS

Mailed express USPS Sat. March 1, 2008

Arrived Chicago March 3, 2008

NOA receipt received March 10, 2008

USPS return receipt received March 10, 2008

AOS payment check cashed March 10, 2008

Biometrics appointment scheduled for March 25, 2008 (letter received March 18, 2006)

EAD approved 05/02/08

Card arrives by mail 05/09/08

Interview 08/27/08

Approval letter arrives 09/01/08

Green card arrives 09/15/08

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Does anyone know the address of the citibank close to the consulate in Rio?

Or recognize it from this list?

http://www.citibank.com/locations/la/br/ri..._de_janeiro.htm

(I'm not familiar with Rio's neighborhoods.)

I'm going to arrive Tuesday and wife's interview is Wednesday, which means we'll have to make our payment after I arrive, and I'll be soo tired from the long trip so if we knew where the citibank was it would save time. .. or perhaps it could be any citibank branch? And I just say I want to pay my $100 fee for the US Consulate and they'll know what I mean?

Thanks for any tips.

You can pay it at any citibank branch. And there’s one very near the consulate in Rio. It is the Assembléia Branch: Rua da Assembléia, 100 – Bairro: Centro

CEP 20011-000 Phone: (21) 2276-3636

Simonne


K1 - approved - 02/15/06

***MARRIED**** 07/13/2006

AOS - approved - 11/22/2006

Removing conditions

Sent- VT- 10/20/2008

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Does anyone know the address of the citibank close to the consulate in Rio?

Or recognize it from this list?

http://www.citibank.com/locations/la/br/ri..._de_janeiro.htm

(I'm not familiar with Rio's neighborhoods.)

I'm going to arrive Tuesday and wife's interview is Wednesday, which means we'll have to make our payment after I arrive, and I'll be soo tired from the long trip so if we knew where the citibank was it would save time. .. or perhaps it could be any citibank branch? And I just say I want to pay my $100 fee for the US Consulate and they'll know what I mean?

Thanks for any tips.

You can pay it at any citibank branch. And there’s one very near the consulate in Rio. It is the Assembléia Branch: Rua da Assembléia, 100 – Bairro: Centro

CEP 20011-000 Phone: (21) 2276-3636

Simonne

Thanks Simonne! ...just what I was looking for!


AOS

Mailed express USPS Sat. March 1, 2008

Arrived Chicago March 3, 2008

NOA receipt received March 10, 2008

USPS return receipt received March 10, 2008

AOS payment check cashed March 10, 2008

Biometrics appointment scheduled for March 25, 2008 (letter received March 18, 2006)

EAD approved 05/02/08

Card arrives by mail 05/09/08

Interview 08/27/08

Approval letter arrives 09/01/08

Green card arrives 09/15/08

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CA BA.

Correct me if I'm wrong but looks like you guys are doing a CR-1 process. If that's the case you DO NOT need to pay the fee. Just K1 and K3 processes need to pay such fee. I made the mistake of paying this fee and wasted $100...

Cheers

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CA BA.

Correct me if I'm wrong but looks like you guys are doing a CR-1 process. If that's the case you DO NOT need to pay the fee. Just K1 and K3 processes need to pay such fee. I made the mistake of paying this fee and wasted $100...

Cheers

I think they are doing both the CR-1 and the K3. They have to pay the fee for the K3.

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CA BA.

Correct me if I'm wrong but looks like you guys are doing a CR-1 process. If that's the case you DO NOT need to pay the fee. Just K1 and K3 processes need to pay such fee. I made the mistake of paying this fee and wasted $100...

Cheers

I think they are doing both the CR-1 and the K3. They have to pay the fee for the K3.

Hi friends,

Yes, we were indeed doing a K-3 to speed things up (after submitting for CR-1 to start)... and it all worked out as wife's K-3 was approved and we came back to the states together yesterday... full story in a day or so, as soon as we catch up on some sleep...

CA_BA

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AOS

Mailed express USPS Sat. March 1, 2008

Arrived Chicago March 3, 2008

NOA receipt received March 10, 2008

USPS return receipt received March 10, 2008

AOS payment check cashed March 10, 2008

Biometrics appointment scheduled for March 25, 2008 (letter received March 18, 2006)

EAD approved 05/02/08

Card arrives by mail 05/09/08

Interview 08/27/08

Approval letter arrives 09/01/08

Green card arrives 09/15/08

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