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How long is HCMC taking to issue K1 visas right now? (June 2015)

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HI everyone, I'm looking for people who have recently been issued a K1 visa by the HCMC consulate. We did our interview June 3 and were approved. We were told it would takes 2 weeks to get the visa. It's been over two weeks and now they are saying "2-3 weeks or longer due to international technical difficulties with our passport and visa systems." I have a friend of a friend who works in government and he says it could be due to the recent U.S. data security breaches and all of that. Has anyone interviewed around the same time as us and gotten their visa? Any idea on wait times or what we can do, if anything? The reason we're in a rush is because I am almost 9 months pregnant and we are trying to get my fiance here for the birth of our child. Please help!!!!

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HI everyone, I'm looking for people who have recently been issued a K1 visa by the HCMC consulate. We did our interview June 3 and were approved. We were told it would takes 2 weeks to get the visa. It's been over two weeks and now they are saying "2-3 weeks or longer due to international technical difficulties with our passport and visa systems." I have a friend of a friend who works in government and he says it could be due to the recent U.S. data security breaches and all of that. Has anyone interviewed around the same time as us and gotten their visa? Any idea on wait times or what we can do, if anything? The reason we're in a rush is because I am almost 9 months pregnant and we are trying to get my fiance here for the birth of our child. Please help!!!!

disregard that. You are in the US. lol

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HI everyone, I'm looking for people who have recently been issued a K1 visa by the HCMC consulate. We did our interview June 3 and were approved. We were told it would takes 2 weeks to get the visa. It's been over two weeks and now they are saying "2-3 weeks or longer due to international technical difficulties with our passport and visa systems." I have a friend of a friend who works in government and he says it could be due to the recent U.S. data security breaches and all of that. Has anyone interviewed around the same time as us and gotten their visa? Any idea on wait times or what we can do, if anything? The reason we're in a rush is because I am almost 9 months pregnant and we are trying to get my fiance here for the birth of our child. Please help!!!!

Quite common knowledge now on here and the internet as a whole that add of June 9th no visas can be printed. If yours wasn't printed before that date you're on hold with the rest of us. Sounds like it wasnt. Sorry about your situation with the pregnancy :(

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HI everyone, I'm looking for people who have recently been issued a K1 visa by the HCMC consulate. We did our interview June 3 and were approved. We were told it would takes 2 weeks to get the visa. It's been over two weeks and now they are saying "2-3 weeks or longer due to international technical difficulties with our passport and visa systems." I have a friend of a friend who works in government and he says it could be due to the recent U.S. data security breaches and all of that. Has anyone interviewed around the same time as us and gotten their visa? Any idea on wait times or what we can do, if anything? The reason we're in a rush is because I am almost 9 months pregnant and we are trying to get my fiance here for the birth of our child. Please help!!!!

congrats on the pregnancy. the more you stress out about this, the faster the baby will probably come before you would like him/her to. Just let things flow. You will be fine. Do you have family where you are? I missed out on the birth of first child due to this ridiculous immigration system but it was okay. 4 days after my son was born I got to see him. He is still my son and will always be. Trust me, when giving birth you will be focused on the baby and everything else. Congrats.

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There is little you can do till they get this issue fixed. All overseas visa printings are on hold from what I understand due to the issues they are having. Till they get this fixed all you can do is wait from what I understand.

Congrats on approval and the pregnancy.


 

 

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OH my GOD I had no idea this was happening. What are the odds of it happening RIGHT when we're supposed to be getting our visa? Sheesh! Here is a link in case this is news to anyone else: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html

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congrats on the pregnancy. the more you stress out about this, the faster the baby will probably come before you would like him/her to. Just let things flow. You will be fine. Do you have family where you are? I missed out on the birth of first child due to this ridiculous immigration system but it was okay. 4 days after my son was born I got to see him. He is still my son and will always be. Trust me, when giving birth you will be focused on the baby and everything else. Congrats.

Thank you so much for the kind words. It's comforting to hear someone else has been through the exact situation. There have been so many ups and downs, thinking he'd never be here for the birth, then thinking he would, and now we just don't know. You're absolutely right, he is still the father of our child no matter what. Yes, my family is here but of course I would prefer my fiance was here too. Thanks again.

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Thank you so much for the kind words. It's comforting to hear someone else has been through the exact situation. There have been so many ups and downs, thinking he'd never be here for the birth, then thinking he would, and now we just don't know. You're absolutely right, he is still the father of our child no matter what. Yes, my family is here but of course I would prefer my fiance was here too. Thanks again.

to be honest, I was stressed out more than my fiancee was. The fact that my fiancee was calm (whenever she felt that she was going into labor) really helped me relax. Throughout the pregnancy she told me not to worry, and to come when I can, and that her family will take care of her (which they did). Even if I were there I would have been very low on the priority list of needs lol, and my fiancee was way, way too focused on the baby to even notice anything else or care about anything else around her. I hope that your fiance is able to come, but assure him that it is not the end of the world if he is not there and that both of you will be waiting with loving arms to embrace him when he eventually does come.

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Usually when I check USTravelDocs.com and enter my fiance's passport number, it says "this passport is still with the consulate for processing." Today when I checked, I got the following message: There is no status update available for the passport number submitted

what the hell? Anyone else getting this message? Does this have to do with the shutdown/tech problems?

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I would check the status on the NVC website. If your visa has been issued, it will say so.


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