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How Long Will This Take at Bogota? [split topic]

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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.


Marriage: 2014-02-23
CR1 started : 2014-06-06
CR1 completed : 2015-07-13 (POE)
ROC started : 2017-04-14 - CSC

N400 started: 2018-04-24

N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque - Approved N400 & ROC

Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 - Albuquerque


April 2017 I-751 Filers Spreadsheet


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