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Re: Pony Express visa delivery in Russia

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My fiancee passed her interview last week and could have the visa issued any day now according to the current status on the CEAC website. We are wondering if she will be contacted by the courier or anyone else to tell her it is on the way? She is worried she may be at work and miss it.

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Hm, this is a really good question. My husband tracked it online and picked it up when he saw the status said "ready to pick up". Not sure if this is also an option for you? He arranged to pick it up in person rather than have it delivered.

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My husband was asking me a few questions about the courier stuff, if it costs to do the pick up, and if it costs to drop off his 221g documents (They requested his CV/resume)

If I heard him right he told me that when he got his J1 Visa he had to pay the courier.  


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Interview: originally Nov 27th, rescheduled to Nov 29th.

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Interviewed on Nov 29th, was told everything is good, asked for CV / resume, kept passport

Nov 29th Email submitted

Nov 30th They sent us an email for a physical copy

Dec 3rd Submitted

Dec 4th They received

Dec 7th, 14th,18th, 19th, 20th case was touched

Dec 21st ready for Pick up.Dec 23rd pick up passport with no visa.  Was told due to holidays they resent passport incase Husband needed it, and to return it back on Jan 9th.

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On 11/6/2018 at 12:14 AM, dkmfan85 said:

My fiancee passed her interview last week and could have the visa issued any day now according to the current status on the CEAC website. We are wondering if she will be contacted by the courier or anyone else to tell her it is on the way? She is worried she may be at work and miss it.

I hope it is not still relevant, but you'll get an email saying that your passport is ready to be picked up.

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Part of the information that we gave the Embassy for Pony Express delivery was the beneficiary's Russian cell phone number.  For two separate instances of visa delivery in two different years, the Pony Express courier made cell phone contact to the beneficiary to make sure a good time for delivery. 

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