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We have made it all the way to having an interview scheduled in Bangkok. My wife lives in Chiangmai. We have everything the NVC asked for in the Appointment letter. She is close to having her medical done.

Now the mystery! When I go to the Bangkok Embassy site I see they ask for a GSS to be filled out and a copy included. I understand the acronym but where do I find this? Is its included in a packet the Embassy sends to us?

I filled everything from the U.S. where I live.

Thanks to this site we have made it this far! So close I don't want to make a mistake now!

Can someone clear this up for me?

Sorry another easy question. From interview in Bangkok to receipt of Visa how many days? I'm guessing 5-14?

We are going to take a risk and make reservations.

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We have made it all the way to having an interview scheduled in Bangkok. My wife lives in Chiangmai. We have everything the NVC asked for in the Appointment letter. She is close to having her medical done.

Now the mystery! When I go to the Bangkok Embassy site I see they ask for a GSS to be filled out and a copy included. I understand the acronym but where do I find this? Is its included in a packet the Embassy sends to us?

I filled everything from the U.S. where I live.

Thanks to this site we have made it this far! So close I don't want to make a mistake now!

Can someone clear this up for me?

Sorry another easy question. From interview in Bangkok to receipt of Visa how many days? I'm guessing 5-14?

We are going to take a risk and make reservations.

GSS?

Embassy usually requires at least 3 days to issue visa. They told me its due to computer time required. ? I think now the passport is usually mailed but if she could ask if she could come in to get it. I did so but it was a little different then.

It is a risk to pay for the ticket early because some cases go into A P but I don't think that will happen in your case as long a med & police report are ok.

In BKK I made reservation with understanding that the exact date of departure wouldn't been known until I had the visa. I just called them and we were on the flight that evening.

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we received the visa 3 days after the approval,(no AP) in Korat by mail. As Ning stated, better to wait for approval to make reservations, its east enough to book flights from BKK to USA.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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The GSS is the receipt from your payment for the visa made to Bank Ayudhaya. You get this on-line as follows:

  1. log in to your profile atustraveldocs.com/th
  2. click "new application/schedule appointment", continue
  3. choose "immigrant visa", continue
  4. click "K Visa Address Registration "
  5. select Visa Class
  6. complete the passport details
  7. specify documentation delivery
  8. type your virtual account number in the receipt number box.
  9. print out the address registration confirmation page or the GSS Address registration.

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The GSS is the receipt from your payment for the visa made to Bank Ayudhaya. You get this on-line as follows:

  1. log in to your profile atustraveldocs.com/th
  2. click "new application/schedule appointment", continue
  3. choose "immigrant visa", continue
  4. click "K Visa Address Registration "
  5. select Visa Class
  6. complete the passport details
  7. specify documentation delivery
  8. type your virtual account number in the receipt number box.
  9. print out the address registration confirmation page or the GSS Address registration.

Excellent info. This is very different than the old days and a lot easier.

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A lot of things could be subject to guessing dates, I will not comment.

I will suggest never break the VJ.com ""Golden Rule"".,.,never, ever buy any tickets, or plan anything ""until you have your visa in hand!""

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The GSS is the receipt from your payment for the visa made to Bank Ayudhaya. You get this on-line as follows:

  1. log in to your profile atustraveldocs.com/th
  2. click "new application/schedule appointment", continue
  3. choose "immigrant visa", continue
  4. click "K Visa Address Registration "
  5. select Visa Class
  6. complete the passport details
  7. specify documentation delivery
  8. type your virtual account number in the receipt number box.
  9. print out the address registration confirmation page or the GSS Address registration.

I know in Bangkok and in many other places I believe step #8 is incorrect. You do not type your virtual account number in, although that is indeed the correct number. It will fill in automatically within 24 hours after making payment in-person at the bank and generally 48 hours if you paid via EFT. So depending on how you paid, go back in after that time-frame and you should see this number already filled in automatically. That is exactly how it worked for me. And BTW, I did try to type that number in soon after making payment and it just gave me an error, but 24 hours later it was there.

Then and only then can you proceed to the next page by clicking continue at the bottom-right of the page. The next page is the GSS confirmation page. Grab the "Printable Version" which contains barcodes. WARNING: There is nothing on that page or anywhere on this website that says GSS (Global Support Strategy). Why they use this terminology I have no idea because it is guaranteed to confuse people.

I call that last page the "Transaction Complete" confirmation page.


10/11/2009 - Met in Thailand

12/30/2009 - Moved in together

I-129F (For Petitioner)

03/17/2015 - Mailed to US from Thailand

04/03/2015 - NOA1, Received at USCIS

04/07/2015 - Email saying routed to CSC

05/05/2015 - NOA2

06/02/2015 - Shipped to BNK Embassy

06/08/2015 - Finally got through to NVC and found out package had been shipped 6 days before.

Visa Application Process at Embassy for Fiance

06/09/2015 - Embassy received package.

06/15/2015 - Received Packet #3 in the mail. This is where I noticed the receving stamp from the Embassy.

08/08/2015 - Mailed Packet #3 (intentionally delayed)

08/09/2015 - Packet #3 received at Embassy

08/10/2015 - Received email from Embassy with appointment date of Aug 26th

08/26/2015 - Given passport back with 221(g) requesting more information to prove "Domicile"

------------ - We had a long voluntary delay for our own purposes which forced us to get another medical.

02/18/2016 - VISA APPROVED

03/04/2016 - Fiance arrived at LAX

03/14/2016 - Married

04/02/2016 - Mailed AOS to Chicago after getting certified copies of our Marriage Certificate

04/08/2016 - Immigration acknowledged receipt of all 4 forms via email and cashed the check for $1070

05/12/2016 - Boimetrics done.

07/25/2016 - Interview

08/01/2016 - Received 2-year GREEN CARD

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*** Country-specific thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the Thailand 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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