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My fianceé and I are filling out a petition for the k1 visa and currently at the consulate interview phase.

I'm going to the Rio de Janeiro consulate at the end of October and chose the "picking up at a visa center" option to get my passport back, which is in another city (São Paulo).

We talked to another person that went through this process few years ago and he said that he chose to get his passport on the date next to his interview (in Rio visa center), then he flew back to his city.

We got in touch with the consulate to ask if that would be a possibility, but got a standard not helpful reply.

What we would like to do is book a hotel overnight and pick up the visa in person the next day. Can anyone confirm if this is an option?

Thank you all!

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My fianceé and I are filling out a petition for the k1 visa and currently at the consulate interview phase.

I'm going to the Rio de Janeiro consulate at the end of October and chose the "picking up at a visa center" option to get my passport back, which is in another city (São Paulo).

We talked to another person that went through this process few years ago and he said that he chose to get his passport on the date next to his interview (in Rio visa center), then he flew back to his city.

We got in touch with the consulate to ask if that would be a possibility, but got a standard not helpful reply.

What we would like to do is book a hotel overnight and pick up the visa in person the next day. Can anyone confirm if this is an option?

Thank you all!

I highly doubt that the visa and packet will be ready by the next day and wouldn't count on that.

Mine took over a week to be issued and around two weeks total to receive it by mail in my city (northeast region).


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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I don't know how it is in RIO but I am willing to bet that it will NOT be ready the next day. The VISA itself is not some rubber stamp that is stamped on one of the pages of the passport. It is an official document embedded into the passport with highly sophisticated security features. It takes time to be made.

There is always someone who "had it done easy". Take it with a grain of salt.


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hello, actually already seen cases where the visa is ready the next day, however has many variants, the day of the week that you will do the interview, it will not have pendencies, finally get the visa the next day can be a reality, however , I believe it is easier to send to your home.




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hello, actually already seen cases where the visa is ready the next day, however has many variants, the day of the week that you will do the interview, it will not have pendencies, finally get the visa the next day can be a reality, however , I believe it is easier to send to your home.

Any recent ones? Can you link them so the op can read their experiences?

07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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