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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

I have quite a few little questions and concerns. My fiance is living in Mexico and he will be going through the embassy in Ciudad de Juarez, although he lives in Mexico City. First, I have a serious concern that he will not recieve packet 3 with the checklist and forms and information ect. because of Mexico's bad postal system. Should this be a huge concern? What can we do if he doesnt recieve it? I think I know everything that should be in this packet but I dont know which forms he needs to send back immediately. Now Im seeing information about a 4th packet?? Im so lost in this area.

Also, does he schedule his own interview appointment? Or do they give him an appointment in one of these packets?? Ive seen it both ways! Im looking at this link: http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/MEP%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdfwhich i think is packet 3...and even it confuses me about this. One page says to make your appointment and another says they will give him an appointment.

Finally, doesnt he have to take a "letter" that will be in packet 3 to the biometrics appointment and medical appointment? So it is necessary that he recieves this packet. Or is that not the case? Ive read where he can get the letter printed at a window in Juarez and have all of the appointments there. However, I wouldnt want him to travel there and then have all this confusion. I would rather him do the medical exam and biometrics in Mexico City and then just the interview in Ciudad de Juarez.

Breif summary of questions:

1. What happens if he doesnt recieve packet 3 and what can be done.

2. If he doesnt recieve it we can still do DS-160, and the other I-156 and I-156k, and make appointments. Are there other forms? and are there forms he has to send back to the embassy before the appointments? What more is there to do?

3. Is there a letter in packet 3 he needs to take to biometrics and medical appointments? Or does he just take ID and passport

4. Is there a packet 4?

This is all giving me a headache but I'm sure someone could help me out! And thank you so much! I just got the NOA2 on November 24th and so I am very excited and trying to make the rest of the process as easy and smooth as can be.

Edited by Lindsey/Arturo

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Mexico/Latin/South American regional subforum. ***


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).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Country: Mexico
Timeline

There is no actual packet. Juarez just sends a letter. The letter you receive points you to the sites where the instructions, forms and place to schedule your appointment and interview is. The letter is the only 'packet' you will receive. You do not have to wait for the letter to begin filling out forms and scheduling appointments. The letter will be needed by the K-1 applicant at their ASC, medical and interview in Juarez, along with the confirmation page from the DS-160. if you do not receive it before going to Juarez, you can get the letter printed out from the information window at the consulate before going to your medical and appointments.

Here are the forms: http://ciudadjuarez.usconsulate.gov/fianceforms.html ,

instructions (very important to follow and they explain a lot): http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ciudadjuarez/231771/PDFs/k1k4dec13.pdf ,

schedule ASC: http://mexico.usvisa-info.com , and

CDJ info: http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Mexico&cty=Juarez

While waiting, you can read through the reviews to see how the procedure works and what documents were needed by others applying for a K-1: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Mexico&cty=&dfilter=5

Please note that the instructions still have the old visa processing fee listed. It is now $265 instead of $240. The correct fee will show when you are paying it online through the mexico.usvisa-info site.

Also, he can do biometrics in Mexico City, but not the medical. The medical and interview are done in Juarez only.

Edited by KayDeeCee

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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