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Visa Approved, But Passport Still Not Ready!

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My fiance had his interview on December 10, 2014 in Honduras. He was approved for the K1 Visa, and online the system says the VISA has been issued. However, his passport is still not at Cargos Express where it is supposed to be picked up. The embassy says that it is still in process and could take much longer, but online it says to inquire if it is not ready within 5 days.

This is so frustrating because we bought a plane ticket for January 23, thinking that a month and a half would be plenty of time to get the VISA. However, now nobody from the embassy will give us any information they just say that it is being processed.

Has anyone ever experienced something similar? If so, how did you handle this?


I129F Sent: April 29, 2014NOA 1: May 8, 2014<p>ARN Changed: August 19, 2014
NOA 2: October 10, 2014

INTERVIEW: December 10, 2014 (Approved)

VISA Obtained: Still WAITING with no news!!! (as of Jan. 6, 2015)

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My fiance had his interview on December 10, 2014 in Honduras. He was approved for the K1 Visa, and online the system says the VISA has been issued. However, his passport is still not at Cargos Express where it is supposed to be picked up. The embassy says that it is still in process and could take much longer, but online it says to inquire if it is not ready within 5 days.

This is so frustrating because we bought a plane ticket for January 23, thinking that a month and a half would be plenty of time to get the VISA. However, now nobody from the embassy will give us any information they just say that it is being processed.

Has anyone ever experienced something similar? If so, how did you handle this?

Hope, pray, and bug the Embassy is about all you can really do. That is why it is always recommended to not purchase tickets or make travel plans until the visa is in our hands. Too many things can go wrong between the approval and receiving the passport. A month SHOULD be enough time, but prepare yourself for changing the departure date on the ticket.

Dave

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that stage. ***


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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