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Hi all,

My wife attended her visa interview on the 21st of May for her immigrant visa. That very morning we were approved and given a piece of paper stating such. As we are here in Peru, we were required to create a DHL account for our visa to be delivered to. We did this before the interview. We are now on the fourth of June and so far our case status has not changed, nor have we received an email stating that my wife's visa is available for pick-up from the DHL. They are supposed to give us a tracking number which we need in order to pick up the visa. We've tried calling the embassy, but they tell us to submit our inquiry via email, which I've done. However, it's been nearly a week now and they haven't responded to my email either. Our status was last updated on June second, but our status remains 'Ready for the interview'. Can anyone shed any light as to what the hold-up might be or any way we can speed it up?

Thank you all in advance.

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*** Country-specific thread moved from Embassy/Consulate forum to the Mexico/Latin/South America regional subforum; thread title edited to mention Peru. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Hi all,

My wife attended her visa interview on the 21st of May for her immigrant visa. That very morning we were approved and given a piece of paper stating such. As we are here in Peru, we were required to create a DHL account for our visa to be delivered to. We did this before the interview. We are now on the fourth of June and so far our case status has not changed, nor have we received an email stating that my wife's visa is available for pick-up from the DHL. They are supposed to give us a tracking number which we need in order to pick up the visa. We've tried calling the embassy, but they tell us to submit our inquiry via email, which I've done. However, it's been nearly a week now and they haven't responded to my email either. Our status was last updated on June second, but our status remains 'Ready for the interview'. Can anyone shed any light as to what the hold-up might be or any way we can speed it up?

Thank you all in advance.

It usually takes about a week or so to process your paper work and get the visa sent to DHL. It is not uncommon that it can take longer than that so maybe you can try to reach the DHL office. I did not received an update either from the embassy and did not see it until after my wife pick it up from DHL.

I would recommend to call the DHL office you assigned and ask if they have a package ready for your wife. Maybe they already have it. As I found out when I call is that even though the package is pick up at the embassy it does not go straight to the dhl office you selected, it goes first to the distribution center (I believe in Callao) and then gets routed to the location. DHL are the ones who update the tracking of the document on the usa-visa website for tracking. Have you check there? https://ais.usvisa-info.com/es-pe/iv/users/sign_in/iv

Good luck!

Jorge


*The material presented is intended for general information only and does not constitute legal advice*

USCIS - IR1/CR1 Wife/IR2 Daughter - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

12/03/2013 -- I-130s Sent, 12/06/2013 -- I-130s Received                                           12/13/2013 -- I-129F Sent, 12/16/2013 -- I-129F Received           

12/10/2013 -- I-130s NOA1 Hard copies received from VSC                                         12/20/2013 -- I-129F NOA1 Hard copy from VSC           

06/05/2014 -- I-130s Alien Registration Numbers Changed                                           02/12/2014 -- I-129F Transferred from VSC to TSC hard copy                                       

06/09/2014 -- I-130s RFE Emails, 06/12/2014 -- I-130s RFE Hard copies received       02/25/2014 -- I-129F Alien Registration Number Changed

06/16/2014 -- I-130s RFE Response received                                                              07/11/2014 -- I-129F NOA2 email (207 days)

09/25/2014 -- I-130 NOA2 Emails 290 days                                                                 07/16/2014 -- I-129F NOA2 Hard copy received and sent to NVC        

NVC - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

07-29-2014 -- NVC received I129F                                                                           

07-31-2014 -- NVC case number assigned

08-01-2014 -- Left NVC in route to Embassy in Lima

Embassy - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

08-07-2014 -- Embassy in Lima received case from NVC                                        

08-07-2014 -- Received email interview letter and packet IV

08-18-2014 -- Completed DS-160 online                                                                 

08-21-2014 -- Medical & Vaccination completed

09-03-2014 -- Interview (Approved)                                                                        

09-05-2014 -- Visa Issued (CEAC website)

09-10-2014 -- Visa in hand                                                                                      

09-18-2014 -- Dulles VA

USCIS - AOS Wife/Daughter

12/10/2014 -- I-485 Sent - including I-765                                                            

12/11/2014 -- I-485 Received

12/16/2014 -- I-485 and I-765 NOA Received email                                             

12/20/2014 -- I-485 and I-765 NOA Hard copies received

01/09/2015 -- I-485 and I-765 Biometrics appointment                                       

01/14/2015 -- I-485 Ready for interview

02/02/2015 -- I-485 Interview notification received                                             

02/14/2015 -- I-765 Approved - EAD card production email and text

02/24/2015 -- I-765 EAD card received                                                              

 03/12/2015 -- I-485 Interview Date (APPROVED)

03/17/2015 -- CR6/CR7 Welcome letters received                                               

03/21/2015 -- CR6/CR7 Green Cards received :dance:

USCIS - ROC Wife/Daughter

01/12/2017 -- I-751 Sent

01/17/2017 -- I-751 NOA Received for wife and daughter

02/23/2017 -- I-751 / CRI89 Biometrics Appointment for wife and daughter

12/26/2017 -- I-751 / CRI89 Approved for wife and daughter

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It usually takes about a week or so to process your paper work and get the visa sent to DHL. It is not uncommon that it can take longer than that so maybe you can try to reach the DHL office. I did not received an update either from the embassy and did not see it until after my wife pick it up from DHL.

I would recommend to call the DHL office you assigned and ask if they have a package ready for your wife. Maybe they already have it. As I found out when I call is that even though the package is pick up at the embassy it does not go straight to the dhl office you selected, it goes first to the distribution center (I believe in Callao) and then gets routed to the location. DHL are the ones who update the tracking of the document on the usa-visa website for tracking. Have you check there? https://ais.usvisa-info.com/es-pe/iv/users/sign_in/iv

Good luck!

Jorge

Thank you for your response! If you don't mind me asking, how was your wife able to pick up her visa without the 'tracking' number that the Embassy is supposed to send you? We have tried calling the DHL several times, but they say that we must await the Embassy's response. I've checked that website you mentioned as well, in fact I have it bookmarked, so I can check it every day, just in case!

Thank you again Jorge!

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Thank you for your response! If you don't mind me asking, how was your wife able to pick up her visa without the 'tracking' number that the Embassy is supposed to send you? We have tried calling the DHL several times, but they say that we must await the Embassy's response. I've checked that website you mentioned as well, in fact I have it bookmarked, so I can check it every day, just in case!

Thank you again Jorge!

I am sorry but I can recall well if it was with the number or not. I only remember calling DHL at the Jockey location and were able to tell me that they had a pacakge for her. It is good you have the link, but I would recommend still email the embassy again. It is strange they are not very responsive :-(

Jorge


*The material presented is intended for general information only and does not constitute legal advice*

USCIS - IR1/CR1 Wife/IR2 Daughter - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

12/03/2013 -- I-130s Sent, 12/06/2013 -- I-130s Received                                           12/13/2013 -- I-129F Sent, 12/16/2013 -- I-129F Received           

12/10/2013 -- I-130s NOA1 Hard copies received from VSC                                         12/20/2013 -- I-129F NOA1 Hard copy from VSC           

06/05/2014 -- I-130s Alien Registration Numbers Changed                                           02/12/2014 -- I-129F Transferred from VSC to TSC hard copy                                       

06/09/2014 -- I-130s RFE Emails, 06/12/2014 -- I-130s RFE Hard copies received       02/25/2014 -- I-129F Alien Registration Number Changed

06/16/2014 -- I-130s RFE Response received                                                              07/11/2014 -- I-129F NOA2 email (207 days)

09/25/2014 -- I-130 NOA2 Emails 290 days                                                                 07/16/2014 -- I-129F NOA2 Hard copy received and sent to NVC        

NVC - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

07-29-2014 -- NVC received I129F                                                                           

07-31-2014 -- NVC case number assigned

08-01-2014 -- Left NVC in route to Embassy in Lima

Embassy - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

08-07-2014 -- Embassy in Lima received case from NVC                                        

08-07-2014 -- Received email interview letter and packet IV

08-18-2014 -- Completed DS-160 online                                                                 

08-21-2014 -- Medical & Vaccination completed

09-03-2014 -- Interview (Approved)                                                                        

09-05-2014 -- Visa Issued (CEAC website)

09-10-2014 -- Visa in hand                                                                                      

09-18-2014 -- Dulles VA

USCIS - AOS Wife/Daughter

12/10/2014 -- I-485 Sent - including I-765                                                            

12/11/2014 -- I-485 Received

12/16/2014 -- I-485 and I-765 NOA Received email                                             

12/20/2014 -- I-485 and I-765 NOA Hard copies received

01/09/2015 -- I-485 and I-765 Biometrics appointment                                       

01/14/2015 -- I-485 Ready for interview

02/02/2015 -- I-485 Interview notification received                                             

02/14/2015 -- I-765 Approved - EAD card production email and text

02/24/2015 -- I-765 EAD card received                                                              

 03/12/2015 -- I-485 Interview Date (APPROVED)

03/17/2015 -- CR6/CR7 Welcome letters received                                               

03/21/2015 -- CR6/CR7 Green Cards received :dance:

USCIS - ROC Wife/Daughter

01/12/2017 -- I-751 Sent

01/17/2017 -- I-751 NOA Received for wife and daughter

02/23/2017 -- I-751 / CRI89 Biometrics Appointment for wife and daughter

12/26/2017 -- I-751 / CRI89 Approved for wife and daughter

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I am sorry but I can recall well if it was with the number or not. I only remember calling DHL at the Jockey location and were able to tell me that they had a pacakge for her. It is good you have the link, but I would recommend still email the embassy again. It is strange they are not very responsive :-(

Jorge

I agree, it is quite strange that they won't respond. I shall take your advice and send them another message. Hopefully they return the message as soon as possible. I think it's the lack of communication from them that's most frustrating to me! After all of this time they still haven't changed the visa status, still haven't sent me a message, still haven't sent the visa, etc. But thank you again for your suggestion!

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Hi. Are there any updates on your case? Mine is very similar to yours. My mom had her appointment July 1st and we havent heard from the embassy yet nor we havent got any emails. Any updates would be greatly appreciated

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Hey guys!

My parents and sisters are in the same boat! Interview date was August 27th and we were missing original I-864. Sent the all documents to the embassy on Sept 2nd via DHL and to this day, we have not received the passports back with the visas.

I have emailed the embassy several times and they all say "the file is under review"

CEAC still shows the case as AP :cry:

So frustrating!

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The OP logged on to VJ a couple of weeks ago, but he has no timeline. Maybe he'll come back.


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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