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Hi everyone,

 

My wife had her interview on Oct. 2 at the embassy in Bogota, Colombia. They didn't approve her visa but they didn't deny it either. They kept her passport and all of her documents and needed us to find a new joint sponsor and send a certified divorce decree from my previous marriage. Both of those things have already been resubmitted. Can anyone give me an estimate on how long this process might take at the embassy in Bogota? We are now in administrative processing and the time-frames from everyone's experiences seem so variable. We are really anxious about this, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. So far, CEAC shows our case was touched the day after her interview (Oct. 3), but nothing has changed since then. Thank you in advance!

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My wife's experience with the Bogota embassy was over 3 years ago so I'm not sure how helpful our experience is to your situation. As I recall, there was about 6-7 weeks delay from interview to having the passport and CR2 visa in hand, but that was primarily due to a system wide failure of a background check system. It was a worldwide system failure, not a Bogota failure. Had it not been for that, she probably would have sailed through in about 2 weeks.

 

We found Bogota embassy to be mostly responsive. We called multiple times and they answered our questions. We didn't have an RFE, like you, so our situation was a little different.

 

For more recent reviews of the Bogota embassy, I would click on the Colombia portal and then click on "Consulate Reviews". Good luck.

https://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Colombia


Marriage: 2014-02-23               ROC interview/completed: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
CR1 started : 2014-06-06           N400 started: 2018-04-24
CR1 completed/POE : 2015-07-13     N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
ROC started : 2017-04-14 CSC     Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 – Santa Fe

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On 10/5/2018 at 8:48 AM, jj0109 said:

Hi everyone,

 

My wife had her interview on Oct. 2 at the embassy in Bogota, Colombia. They didn't approve her visa but they didn't deny it either. They kept her passport and all of her documents and needed us to find a new joint sponsor and send a certified divorce decree from my previous marriage. Both of those things have already been resubmitted. Can anyone give me an estimate on how long this process might take at the embassy in Bogota? We are now in administrative processing and the time-frames from everyone's experiences seem so variable. We are really anxious about this, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. So far, CEAC shows our case was touched the day after her interview (Oct. 3), but nothing has changed since then. Thank you in advance!

Hi - I'm curious about the divorce decree requirement because my fiancee will be having her interview in Bogota in the coming month or two, and I don't know if the copy I have given her of my divorce decree would be considered "official" - it's the official one I got in the mail from the court, but there's nothing on it to indicate it is a "certified" copy or anything special other than it's the copy from the Court. 

 

Also - how long after you received your NOA2 did you hear from them?  Is there anything you recommend we do immediately while we are waiting for the NVC packet?  Thanks! 


04/12/18  - Mailed I-129F

04/16/18  - USCIS received I-129F

04/19/18 -  NOA1 Notice Date

04/23/18 - NOA1 hardcopy received 

10/16/18 -  NOA2

xx/xx/18 -  Received Packet 3

xx/xx/18 -  Interview in Bogota

xx/xx/18 -  Visa in hand 

xx/xx/18 -  Kelly Arrives in US 

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8 hours ago, VegasJohn said:

Hi - I'm curious about the divorce decree requirement because my fiancee will be having her interview in Bogota in the coming month or two, and I don't know if the copy I have given her of my divorce decree would be considered "official" - it's the official one I got in the mail from the court, but there's nothing on it to indicate it is a "certified" copy or anything special other than it's the copy from the Court. 

 

Also - how long after you received your NOA2 did you hear from them?  Is there anything you recommend we do immediately while we are waiting for the NVC packet?  Thanks! 

Hi! I would that you should  go get a new divorce decree with a dry stamp and a wet signature, if you ask for for that in the court,  they will give you that. That was one of the thing that they made us resend.

My wife sent it to me by FedEx without any problem. 

 

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8 hours ago, VegasJohn said:

Hi - I'm curious about the divorce decree requirement because my fiancee will be having her interview in Bogota in the coming month or two, and I don't know if the copy I have given her of my divorce decree would be considered "official" - it's the official one I got in the mail from the court, but there's nothing on it to indicate it is a "certified" copy or anything special other than it's the copy from the Court. 

 

Also - how long after you received your NOA2 did you hear from them?  Is there anything you recommend we do immediately while we are waiting for the NVC packet?  Thanks! 

Our case was completed in August 15, and we received our interview day on August 31, about 16 days.

Have all your documents in order and wait that is my best advice. It was an unexpected struggle for us to have to resend documents,  and I hope you don't have to go through that  situation.

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3 hours ago, jj0109 said:

Our case was completed in August 15, and we received our interview day on August 31, about 16 days.

Have all your documents in order and wait that is my best advice. It was an unexpected struggle for us to have to resend documents,  and I hope you don't have to go through that  situation.

Thanks for the advice - I'm definitely getting everything lined up and will be going to the Family Court tomorrow to get the "original" divorce decree to avoid any issues.  Thank you for the input... 


04/12/18  - Mailed I-129F

04/16/18  - USCIS received I-129F

04/19/18 -  NOA1 Notice Date

04/23/18 - NOA1 hardcopy received 

10/16/18 -  NOA2

xx/xx/18 -  Received Packet 3

xx/xx/18 -  Interview in Bogota

xx/xx/18 -  Visa in hand 

xx/xx/18 -  Kelly Arrives in US 

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20 hours ago, VegasJohn said:

Thanks for the advice - I'm definitely getting everything lined up and will be going to the Family Court tomorrow to get the "original" divorce decree to avoid any issues.  Thank you for the input... 

No problem! If there's anything else I can help with, let me know, and I'll do my best to give you advice. I recommend calling NVC periodically to check on the interview date if you haven't heard anything from them yet. It took them about a week for them to say they received our documents. Good luck with everything. It will be over soon enough 😊.

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Subscribing....


Sincerly,

Alfredo and Denisse

 

Spoiler

May 25 2018 - I-129F Sent to USCIS (Dallas) 

May 30 2018 - I-129F Delivered

May 31 2018 – Rec’d TEXT w/receipt #

May 31 2018 – Check Cleared

May 2018 - NOA1 Sent out

May 10 2018 - Received hard copy letter of NOA1 (Application in California Processing)

Oct 1 2018 - Expedite requested via Phone call

Oct 2 2018 - Proof of expedite submitted

Oct 15 2018 - NOA2 Notice Date 

Oct 16 2018 - Approved NOA2  via App (137 days of waiting)

Oct 17 2018 - NOA2 Received via mail

Nov 01 2018 - USCIS Ships Petition to NVC

Nov 09 2018 - NVC received Case (25 Days of Waiting from NOA2)

Nov 16 2018 - Case number assigned (7 Days from receipt)

Nov 16 2018 - CEAC "At NVC"

Nov 19 2018 - NVC expedite email submitted

Nov 19 2018 - NVC denied expedite reason: K1 is already expedited, contact Embassy

Nov 19 2018 - DS-160 submitted online

Nov 27 2018 - Received email K1-FTP from NVC w/ attachment

"Next Step go to http://nvc.state.gov/k1"

Nov 27 2018 - CEAC "In Transit" sent electronically to Bogota (11 Days from Case Number Assignment)

Nov 29 2018 - Case arrived at the Embassy...NVC says "Ready"

Dec 3 2018 - Lab Work

Dec 4 2018 - Fingerprints and Medical Exam

Dec 6 2018 - Interview

Dec 6 2018 - Interview Results "Must reschedule"

Dec 13 2018 -  Packet 3/4 received via Email (14 Days from receipt at Embassy)

Jan 18 2019 -  Interview Part 2

 

xxx - Visa in Hand 

XXX 2019 - POE Miami, Florida

XXX 2019 - Married

 


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