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we got married and live in united states right now but my wife still have money back home in the bank (venezuelan bank) and a property. she plans to go back soon and sell the property. how do we get the money in dollars and bring it back home or transfer to our bank account here in the U.S? anyone knows a way to transfer from venezuelan bank account to U.S bank account?

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As far as I know, the only legal way to exchange bolivares for dollars is through CADIVI


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07/11/2014 - I-129F sent to Lewisville, TX lockbox via USPS

07/15/2014 - I-129F delivered

07/18/2014 - NOA1 email/text, $340 deducted from my checking account, Alien Registration Number changed

07/24/2014 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 17, 2014

12/09/2014 - USCIS website case status update notification "Initial review" saying case was received on July 15, 2014

01/28/2015 - NOA2 email/text, website update "Case Was Approved"

02/02/2015 - USCIS online update "Case Was Sent To The Department of State"

02/05/2015 - NOA2 (I-797) received in the mail

02/11/2015 - Case received by NVC

02/13/2015 - Called NVC and received case number

02/18/2015 - Case left NVC for Caracas

02/19/2015 - Case "Ready"

04/28/2015 - Interview - Approved!!!

04/30/2015 - Visa status "Issued"

05/15/2015 - Visa received

05/22/2015 - POE - Miami

06/14/2015 - Married!

AOS

06/30/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 sent to Chicago via USPS

07/02/2015 - I-485/I-765/I-131 delivered

07/07/2015 - NOA1 email/text, $1070 deducted from my checking account, USCIS website case status "Fingerprint Fee Was Received"

07/11/2015 - NOA1 (I-797C) received in the mail with a notice date of July 7, 2015

07/28/2015 - Biometrics

09/03/2015 - I-765/I-131 approved

09/08/2015 - I-765/I-131 card mailed

09/10/2015 - EAD/AP combo card received

10/31/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Welcome Notice Was Mailed"

11/03/2015 - I-485 status updated to "Card Was Mailed To Me"

11/05/2015 - Green card received

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we got married and live in united states right now but my wife still have money back home in the bank (venezuelan bank) and a property. she plans to go back soon and sell the property. how do we get the money in dollars and bring it back home or transfer to our bank account here in the U.S? anyone knows a way to transfer from venezuelan bank account to U.S bank account?

Hi-- my husband and I are trying to figure this out right now as well, so I would be very interested to hear any new information that you might come up with. My understanding is that about a year ago the Venezuelan government created a new exchange system called CIPCAP or something like that, which exchanges at a much higher rate than CADIVI, I think around 50 bolivares to the dollar. My husband has been trying to do it, and so far it hasn't worked out, but in theory if it happens, the government or his bank, would transfer money to a US account, in this case one in my name, since my husband hasn't been to the US yet and doesn't have a US account in his name yet.

My understanding, which is far from complete, is that it's like some sort of a lottery, that many people apply to buy dollars, and some are selected. I also understand that you bid a certain amount that you want to change, and the change some but not all of it... obviously it is a lot better a rate than the current black market rate, so more people want to participate than the government wants to help.... If anyone else out there has more information, I would love to read about it.

The other thing that your wife might consider is finding a Venezuelan that has a US bank account to buy her property. They could just transfer her some dollars directly.

Good luck! Let us know how it works out. Having money invested in Vzla right now is frustrating.

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One post removed because of irrelevance to the country-specific process.


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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Unfortunately in my opinion the only way to get dollars out of your investment is to sell the bolivares in black market (currently 180-1) The government does not have any dollars. My suggestion is to keep the property in the hands of family trusted memebers and wait out the current financial situation in Venezuela. Sell your bolivares from the bank because they are worthless ( Not being mean, I speak from experience ) Sell at current black market price before they devaluate it even more and you are left with pennies.

Hope this helps.


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : California Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Caracas, Venezuela I-129F Sent : 2014-09-15 I-129F NOA1 : 2014-09-19

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we got married and live in united states right now but my wife still have money back home in the bank (venezuelan bank) and a property. she plans to go back soon and sell the property. how do we get the money in dollars and bring it back home or transfer to our bank account here in the U.S? anyone knows a way to transfer from venezuelan bank account to U.S bank account?

I'm about to be in a similar situation I was wondering if you were ever able to get cadivi or if you were able to transfer funds at all?

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My mother will also be in the same boat. Everyday the government changes the systems and the rules and regulations, it is very unreliable to plan ahead in a country like that. Does anyone know any other venue from bringing money from Venezuela?

What about personal belongings that are too large to carry and cannot be sold? What are you guys doing with those? I know most people are just selling everything they own, but there are things that cannot be sold or left behind like items that are traditionally passed down generation to generation (like entire china sets, etc)? Does any one know a good shipping company that is reliable with valuables and fragile things like that?


CURRENT PROCESS:
I-130 for Mom in Venezuela (Approved) - On To NVC Processing
2015
MM - DD
03-13 - Sent I-130 Package To Phoenix, AZ
03-14 - Package Delivered
03-19 - Received Text from USCIS case was received, and Receipt #.
03-19 - Received E-mail from USCIS case was accepted and routed to USCIS Nebraska Service Center
03-19 - Opened account on USCIS.gov to check case status
03-23 - Received the Form I-797C Notice of Action Priority Date March 16th, 2015
08-06 - Received e-mail notice RFE Letter would be sent.
08-10 - Received RFE (PROOF OF NAME CHANGE for Mom)
08-19 - Sent RFE Response
08-21 - USCIS Received my response to RFE
08-21 - Received e-mail notice "Your Case Status: Request for Evidence Response Review"
09-01 - Received e-mail I-130 was approved
I-130 Approved in 172 days - 5.65 Months
09-10 - I-797, Notice of Action sent to me by mail
09-14 - Received I-797, Notice of Action I-130 Approved
09-17 - Received Text from USCIS case status is updated online
09-17 - Received Email from USCIS: Case Was Sent To The Department of State
09-17 - Checked online status: Case Was Sent To The Department of State
09-22 - NVC Received my case
10-01 - NVC Assigned Case Number
10-02 - NVC Date of Welcome Letter to Petitioner
10-05 - NVC Welcome Letter Envelope Postage Stamp Date
10-06 - Called NVC and got Case # and Invoice #
10-06 - Logged in Online and Completed COA form DS-261 & AOS Payment
10-08 - Called NVC - Case still locked for approval of COA & Payment of IV Fee
10-09 - Received NVC Welcome Letter, AOS Bill & Document Cover Sheet
10-14 - Called NVC Got COA Reviewed Over The Phone
10-15 - Received IV Fee Invoice By Email
10-16 - Paid IV Fee
10-19 - IV Fee Appears as PAID and DS-260 IV Application OPEN
2016
MM - DD
03-31 - Sent AOS & IV Packets to NVC Overnighted
04-01 - Packages delivered to NVC
04-02 - Completed and Submitted DS-260 IV Application Online
04-02 - NVC SCAN DATE
05-02 - CASE COMPLETE!
05-09 - Received CC Email from NVC
05-09 - Received letter Re: updated mailing/email address for this case ???
05-16 - Received Email with INTERVIEW DATE (P4)
05-19 - Received actual INTERVIEW DATE (P4) letter in the mail
05-25 - NVC Sent Case To Embassy (CEAC Status Changed to In Transit)
06-28 - INTERVIEW DATE
06-28 APPROVED in 468 days FROM I-130 NOA1- 15.38 Months
08-28 - Point Of Entry POE Miami International Airport - Miami, Florida
09-09 - Received Social Security Number Card in the Mail (Middle Name Cut Off)
10-04 - Received Text & Email of Updated USCIS.gov Case Status: New Card Being Produced
10-07 - Received Text & Email of Updated USCIS.gov Case Status: New Card Has been Mailed

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My mother will also be in the same boat. Everyday the government changes the systems and the rules and regulations, it is very unreliable to plan ahead in a country like that. Does anyone know any other venue from bringing money from Venezuela?

What about personal belongings that are too large to carry and cannot be sold? What are you guys doing with those? I know most people are just selling everything they own, but there are things that cannot be sold or left behind like items that are traditionally passed down generation to generation (like entire china sets, etc)? Does any one know a good shipping company that is reliable with valuables and fragile things like that?

I don't know if you have resolved this but it is my understanding that the usa has no restrictions on currency exchange. This means that you are free to do peer 2 peer exchanges and won't have any tax implications as long as you are not making money on the transaction. Selling Bolivar to USD at an unofficial rate should be fine. Please know that this is just my understanding from talking with my accountant and some online research.

As for moving precious items outside of the country I believe your best option would be to carry them on the plane with you using a checked bag or carryon. I have worked with shipping companies in the past and while the workers do try to be kind to your packages they do get beat up sometimes from falling off carts or accidentally being dropped. I will also guess that the price for an extra bag of luggage will be similar to the price you will pay for international shipping.

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