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Here's the current situation. On Dec 22, 2016 we sent in the confirmation page of the DS-160 to the Embassy and didn't hear anything back saying they got it but assumed they did. Last night when I was going through my paperwork I noticed on the NOA2 the expiration date is on 2/13/17, which is 3 days from now. I read up that as long as the application is still active they'll renew the date automatically. I went back to CEAC site and checked the status and it said "No status" and to contact the embassy handling the visa. 


With this I called the embassy and was told to call the automated machine system to talk to someone who could help me. I called that number and spoke with someone and he asked "immigrant or nonimmigrant" and I told him nonimmigrant because the instruction packet from the visa says "K-1 nonimmigrant". I then explained the situation and he told me to make an account and make the payment. He asked what the purpose of the trip was and I said "It's the fiance K1 visa" and he replied "that's immigrant, not nonimmigrant" and said he basically couldn't help me. With this I called the embassy again and spoke to the first guy and told him what the other guy said and explained that I was worried because of the expiration date and he told me that all of the people who work in the consular office were gone for the day but that I should send an email with all of my information on it. I did that and am now awaiting a response but don't think I'll get one until Monday (which is the 13). I'm super stressed over this. I know people say not to worry but there's a lot riding on this. So this brings me to my dilemma. 


I have almost everything needed for the interview. The only thing I need is documents from my co-sponsor. Should we send in the paper saying we're ready for the interview and risk not having all the paperwork? (I'm thinking this would make our case obviously active) Or should we wait for her papers to arrive and go fully prepared? What would happen if we went to the interview without my co-sponsor's paperwork? Would we just have to send in those documents when we received them? I know it's a lot of questions but I genuinely feel stuck as to which road to take. Any input will be really appreciated



Met Online March 3, 2016

Became a couple April 2, 2016

First trip to Belgium: June 28 - August 11, 2016

Second trip to Belgium: December 15, 2016 - March 11, 2017



Sent in I-129F September 14, 2016

Visa received in hand April 6, 2017

I-129F to K1 in hand: 204 days (6 months 23 days)


Arrived into the US May 10, 2017

Married June 2, 2017!!



Sent AOS packet January 19, 2018

Greencard received in mail June 14, 2018

AOS to Greencard in hand: 146 days (4 months 26 days)  

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Definately need to get with your local forum members for your country for specifics on the embassy there and their procedures.


The whole immigrant or nonimmigrant visa question always seems to confuse people. It is a non-immigrant, but in CEAC it is under immigrant because it has dual intentions.


I believe again you should have your expiration auto renewed because of the action taken on your case; but definately hoping some recent Belgium members can help you with the procedures of that embassy and better contact info.

08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.


02/03/2017 - Married 


02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview





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I do not have specific Belgium process knowledge, but suggest some ideas. 


You could schedule an interview date, pick date furthermost one available (I believe interview scheduled via website). To allow time to papers to arrive. 

Send Embassy email or inquiry thru website - to request extension. Let them know, that you are interested and ready with just one document on its way.  

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