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I am 6 months pregnant and i am really frustrated. NVC approved my petition on 12-21-16 and sent me a link to apply for a k1 visa. When i go onto that links website it says i have to apply for form ds260 or a ds160. I am very confused. I went on to the visa webpage and put in my case number and it says my case is ready for interview. How do i make this interview? I contacted the us embassy in Ciudad Juarez i am currently working with. Apparently they don't receive phone calls. Please help!!!

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The embassy should send you an email to schedule your interview I believe. I know ours is a different country. It it took a month after NVC sent the paperwork to get an interview date. Our embassy got the info 11-23-2016 our interview is Feb 3rd.

I emailed several times. I know you are frustrated, you prob want to be here before you have the baby but you just have to go by what they say unfortunately

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No, please do not email anything to anywhere. CDJ does not communicate via email, everything is by hardcopy (mail). Each consulate has their own policies and procedures, with that said, the responses above are not CDJ consulate-specific.

Here's a couple links to start reading about the process and what else is needed:

CDJ consulate link on Fiance Visa procedures: https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee/

CDJ consulate-specific instructions: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ - Ciudad Juarez.pdf (this is what is commonly referred to as part of packet 4, it's included with the "invitation" letter that you receive from CDJ when they are ready for you to schedule the interview)


Here's a quick run-down:

Once you're done with the DS-160, print and save the confirmation (you'll need it later). Next, with your CDJ case number and DS-160 confirmation number, go here https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/iv/information/k_visa and follow the steps to create an account. Once you create the account and are in, this is where you schedule your ASC (biometrics) and interview appts after you make the VISA fee payment on this system.

Don't forget to research and plan your trip and which medical facility you'll be going to for the medical exam. Some are by appt/walk-in. 

Good luck!

And :time:as it helps US help YOU :)

Edited by MariaR323

Maria ~ U.S. Citizen Petitioner


11/28/15: Engaged (L)

K-1 & K-2 Process (Completed in 4 mos. 8 days)


1/19/16: I-129F Package recv'd by USCIS via FedEx overnight

1/21/16: NOA1 notice date, routed to CSC (1/28 recv'd hardcopy)

3/18/16: RFE Notification (3/23 recv'd hardcopy)

3/28/16: RFE Response Recv'd notification (3/26 delivered via USPS priority)

4/1/16: NOA2 Approval :dancing: (4/6 recv'd hardcopy)

4/25-4/26/16: NVC received case & assigned no. (5/2 recv'd hardcopy dated 4/29)

4/28/16: Left NVC, "In Transit" to consulate

5/2/16: Consulate Receives via DHL

5/9/16: Fiancée travels to CDJ to clear Case # issue & recv'd hardcopy appt letter

5/13/16: Medical & Biometrics Appt.

5/17/16: Interview Appt. - APPROVED :dance:

5/19/16: CEAC Status changed from "Ready" to "Issued"

5/23/16: Recv'd DHL tracking info via email

5/25/16 @10am: Package ready for pickup at DHL office; @3pm: Fiancée picks up packages - Visas in hand! :thumbs: 

8/5/16: Wedding (L)

AOS/EAD/AP Process, K-1 & K-2 (Completed in 4 mos. 15 days)


9/21/16: Package recv'd by USCIS via FedEx overnight [Day 1]

9/29/16: NOA1 notice date, text/email recv'd, routed to NBC, 10/4 case status avail [Day 9]

10/6/16: NOA1 Hardcopies recv'd [Day 16]

10/15/16: Biometrics Notice recv'd, NOA date 10/7, postmark 10/12 [Day 25]

10/19/16: AOS Cases (I-864) RFIE Notification, text recv'd, 10/24 recv'd hardcopy [Day 29]

10/27/16: Biometrics (Scheduled) Appt for AOS/EAD - Success [Day 37]

11/2/16: AOS Cases, RFIE Response Recv'd case status update, 10/28 delivered via FedEx) [Day 43]

12/14/16: EAD Cases, Filed SR w/ Tier 2, approaching regulatory timeframe [Day 85 / 76 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

12/21/16: EAD Cases, Filed 2nd SR w/ Tier 2, 1st SR hadn't even been looked at [Day 92]

12/23/16: AOS Case Status Updates - Interview Scheduled, text recv'd [Day 94] :dancing:

1/5/17: AOS Interview Appt Hardcopies recv'd, notice date 12/21/16 (Based on notice date, I believe 2nd SR prompted action on AOS cases) [Day 107]

1/9/17: EAD Cases Status Updates - New Card in Production, email recv'd [Day 111 / 102 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/12/17: EAD Cases Status Updates - Card Was Mailed, no email/txt [Day 114 / 105 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/14/17: AP Cases - Approval notice hardcopies recv'd, no email/txt/online update [Day 116 / 107 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/17/17: EAD/AP Combo Card recv'd via USPS Priority Mail [Day 119 / 110 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/27/17: AOS Interview :star: - APPROVED!! :dance:  [Day 129 / 120 w/ 9day RFIE delay ~ 4 mos.]

1/27/17: AOS Case status update - Approved | 1/31/17: New Card in Production | 2/1/17: Card Was Mailed

2/4/17: Green Cards Arrived :dancing:

ROC Process (Window opens up Oct 2018)

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READ the pages on the US Embassy website for you country so that you are up to speed.
One last place to check for information would be the VJ Wiki found here: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Special:AllPages

Medical instructions https://mx.usembassy...APR2016-ENG.pdf

How to apply: https://mx.usembassy...e/how-to-apply/ , K-1 'packet/invitation' letter (very important to follow and explains a lot): http://photos.state...._k4_oct2014.pdf
instructions (very important to follow and they explain a lot): http://travel.state....udad Juarez.pdf,
schedule appointments: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/iv/ , and
CDJ info: http://www.visajourn...xico&cty=Juarez





Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]


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