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How long after interview in Juarez do you recieve the visa?

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Once the the beneficiary has had the interview for the K-1 visa, how long does it take to receive the actual visa packet if you have it sent to one of the DHL branches in Juarez? I heard the consulate in Juarez is quick, and that the packet arrives the next day. Is this true?


Consulate: Juarez, Mexico
K-1 Visa

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-129 sent: 2013-10-09

NOA1: 2013-10-15

NOA2: 2013-11-06

NVC received: 2013-12-06

NVC left: 2013-12-10

Consulate received: 2013-12-11

Packet 3 (letter of invitation) sent from Consulate: 2013-12-27

Packet 3 (letter of invitation) received: 2013-1-11

Interview date: 2014-01-27

Interview result: Approved for visa!!! dancin5hr.gif

Visa received: 2014-01-29

Adjustment of Status:

I-485 sent: 2014-4-22

NOA: 2014-4-30

Biometrics appt: 2014-12-11

Interview date: 2014-12-11

Approved: 2015-5-26 Green Card received: heart.gif
Removal  of Conditions:
Date filed: 2017-05-24  California Services Center
NOA: 2017-05-26
Biometrics appt: 2017-06-15
Pending..... :ph34r:

Citizenship through Naturalization, N 400

Date filed:  2018-5-11 Electronic Application 

Field office: Portland, Oregon 

NOA:  2018-5-11  -electronic copy

Received biometrics notice in mail:  2018-5-17

Biometrics appt:  2018-5-31


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I suppose you could get it the next day, but it is typically 2-5 days so I would not count on that.

~ Moved from K-1 Process to Mexico, Latin & South America regional - topic is specific to wait times in Juarez ~

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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We left Juarez the day after the interview and my wife's visa beat her back to Monterrey She stopped on the way home from the airport and picked it up. Good luck!

08-07-2012 Married
09-26-2012 I-130 Packet mailed
10-03-2012 Money Order cashed
10-03-2012 N.O.A.1 Received via text/email
10-06-2012 N.O.A.1 Form I-797C received via snail mail
02-20-2013 N.O.A. 2 E-mail Received - 140 days
02-03-2013 N.O.A. Hard Copy Received
03-04-2013 N.V.C. Received
03-20-2013 Received email from N.V.C. containing case and invoice numbers.
03-20-2013 Paid A.O.S. fee.
03-23-2013 Fee status shows as "Paid".
03-23-2013 A.O.S. package emailed (should have mailed on 3-20)
03-27-2013 Paid IV Fee
03-29-2013 Fee status shows as "Paid"
03-30-2013 Emailed IV package
04-18-2013 Case Completed

04-30-2013 Interview appointment date assigned

06-13-2013 Interview date

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