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Okay so great news! My DCF I-130 for our CR-1 visa was approved for my thai wife.

However I just noticed it say's Guangzhou Consulate. On the I-130 we clearly specified Bangkok, Thailand.

What should we do? This is unreal!

If we change it, will it take forever again? Should we fly to guangzhou? I am absolutely sick...

Need help big time!

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Thanks for the response.

On the I-130 under question 22. (He/or she will apply for a visa abroad at the American Consular Post In)

We put bangkok Thailand.

We were told by US Embassy Beijing that is where you specify where the interview will be held. She also told us that they have to diplomatic pouch it to Bangkok which takes 1 month. Now we got the approval but with a GUZ case number.

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You are correct beijing, that Question #22 is for specifying your Embassy of choice.

How you correct USCIS' screw up? lol no idea :-p

HOWEVER: a google search "Visa sent to wrong embassy", showed at least 5 results similar to your situation. Admitedly, I did not go through and read each one though.


1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC


7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date


- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

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Can you tell us a bit more about your case?

Why did you talk with Bejing USEM about a Thai DCF case?

You normally must interview in the country you are resident in, so if you are currently in China, that would be there.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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To give everyone more information...

Prior to today's date, I was working and living in China. I had worked and lived there for over a year. My wife had come to see me frequently, and after we got married, we obtained a chinese residence permit for her. Because I was living and working there legitimately, and I could prove that, I filed DCF at the Beijing embassy.

At the time of filing they had noticed that the question 22 stated "Bangkok, Thailand". They wondered why. I explained to them that my wife is Thai, and she feels much more comfortable interviewing in Thailand. Should she not understand a question, maybe they would be able to speak Thai. None the less she wanted to do it in Thailand.

The staff there advised this was not a problem however it would take about a month longer, because they would need to send the case via diplomatic pouch to the United States (Washington DC) and then to Bangkok. We agreed to that.

Our petition took almost 3 months to complete, but now today I receive an email. The email provides further instructions on what to do. However the case information is related to the consulate general in Guangzhou, China.

Today, I was also able to get a hold of the US Embassy in Beijing. They apologized for this problem, and they are going to contact the US Consulate General in Guangzhou and the one in Bangkok, Thailand to see if there is anything that can be done about this, and getting it expedited.

I am not sure if anything can be done, but as I explained to them, its kind of hard to have her go to China without a chinese visa (old one expired). I am the only one with a valid residence permit.

So I am just hoping and praying that it can be done quickly.

I have never felt so anxious and worried in my life, and i truly hope that everything goes alright for my case and everyone else's. I support everyone that goes through the hoops like me!

Hope this gives you an idea...

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to DCF Discussion.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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Anyone have any idea how long it will take them to transfer the case from Guangzhou to Bangkok; with keeping in mind it was their mistake, and the embassy in which i filed i the i130 said they are going to try and fix it...

Not sure what all this means, but how long would you guess?

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Another month. When GUZ receives it, they then have to send it to BKK (again through DC).

Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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Well I am definitely feeling much better. I don't know if its me, but the service is China is super fast, and they are way awesome at correcting anything that has been done by mistake.. I just received this email from the US Embassy Beijing.


We contacted our colleague in IV, in Guangzhou. They confirmed that your case file had been forwarded directly to the Bangkok Immigrant Visa Unit for further processing by Fedex instead of diplomatic pouch. Thus, IV, Bangkok will receive the case file in the next several days.

Please note that you or your wife will receive additional information from Bangkok IVU once the approved I-130 petition is received.


DHS/USCIS, Beijing China

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