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I wouldn't risk it. Looks like you will have to send it back to be resealed.


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4 hours ago, mdma11 said:

Hi everyone,

My fiance just picked up her visa and the rest of the sealed documents. Is this going to be ok or should I contact the embassy? 

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Wow!Sorry for you. Looks a little terrible. It's better to sent it back to get repackaged 

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7 hours ago, mdma11 said:

Hi everyone,

My fiance just picked up her visa and the rest of the sealed documents. Is this going to be ok or should I contact the embassy? 

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Try calling your embassy to explain the situation. I remember reading one case where the beneficiary can come to the embassy and have it repacked and done in less than an hour. 

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7 hours ago, mdma11 said:

Hi everyone,

My fiance just picked up her visa and the rest of the sealed documents. Is this going to be ok or should I contact the embassy? 

 

I have seen lots like yours, some with small tears and others where the entire envelope was open during transiting through another country on their way to the US and none of them had a problem at the POE. Only time I would return to the Embassy if the tear is large enough to put your hand in or that papers could be removed. Just leave it in the sealed envelope and pack it in your carry on luggage and keep it safe. Safe travels.


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18 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

I have seen lots like yours, some with small tears and others where the entire envelope was open during transiting through another country on their way to the US and none of them had a problem at the POE. Only time I would return to the Embassy if the tear is large enough to put your hand in or that papers could be removed. Just leave it in the sealed envelope and pack it in your carry on luggage and keep it safe. Safe travels.

I agree with this. 

 

I would wrap it in film, the one you use for cooking, very tightly; so that there's no way it can continue to rip on the trip. 

If you also want to put your mind at ease, do contact the embassy and give them a detailed description to get their input. 

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So we decided to take the torn envelope with us to the POE at JFK and had no issues whatsoever. We didn't need to wait in line at all and were taken to a room and subsequently were out of there within 5 minutes. Easiest part of the journey was the POE. Now onto the next chapter. Thanks everyone!

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