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Soo...After a few weeks of trying to get an interview date to pop-up on the State Visa Appointment Services website...we finally got an appointment, for the 5th of December. But since the federal government decided to close because of the ex-presidents' death, all visa appointments were cancelled. Luckily we found out the easy way (watching the news and doctors office). The US Embassy in Chile didn't bother to call or email us though. (Even though they said they would do so).

 

Finally I re-scheduled the appointment for my Fiancee for Friday at 9am. She showed up today and they told her we were not suppose to book the appointment through the State Visa Appointment Services website, we must send an email to them. No one ever told us this. Not once when we called to ask if we should book an appointment by phone or online were we told that it had to be by email...we were told online. Also our lawyer told us to do it online. I don't know where the mix-up is and who's lying. I which I could file a complaint...speak to a manager or something LOL

 

So sent an email now to the supposed email address to see when they can schedule us. 

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4 minutes ago, B&Gloria said:

Soo...After a few weeks of trying to get an interview date to pop-up on the State Visa Appointment Services website...we finally got an appointment, for the 5th of December. But since the federal government decided to close because of the ex-presidents' death, all visa appointments were cancelled. Luckily we found out the easy way (watching the news and doctors office). The US Embassy in Chile didn't bother to call or email us though. (Even though they said they would do so).

 

Finally I re-scheduled the appointment for my Fiancee for Friday at 9am. She showed up today and they told her we were not suppose to book the appointment through the State Visa Appointment Services website, we must send an email to them. No one ever told us this. Not once when we called to ask if we should book an appointment by phone or online were we told that it had to be by email...we were told online. Also our lawyer told us to do it online. I don't know where the mix-up is and who's lying. I which I could file a complaint...speak to a manager or something LOL

 

So sent an email now to the supposed email address to see when they can schedule us. 

It's the government bureaucracy at it's finest. How frustrating this must be. I can't believe that you were able to snag and open slot and you are now being turned away. I don't see the difference of you scheduling the open spot and they scheduling "someone" for that open spot. Both are bodies that are breathing. Utterly makes no sense. I wish you the best.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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5 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

It's the government bureaucracy at it's finest. How frustrating this must be. I can't believe that you were able to snag and open slot and you are now being turned away. I don't see the difference of you scheduling the open spot and they scheduling "someone" for that open spot. Both are bodies that are breathing. Utterly makes no sense. I wish you the best.

 

This is very frustrating and it isn't the first time in the process! And you're right. I was surprised when I went to re-schedule there was an opening so soon, seemed to good to be true. I was very happy.

 

My Fiancee went to the doctors office 3 times! Yes 3 times. They told her to show up for her blood test without drinking/eating for 8 hours. When she showed up they asked her if she showered...confused she said "of course" then they told her to come back the next day because "your not suppose to shower before the test". I swear...this happened. Everyone I tell this story too has never heard of this requirement ever. On top of that it was a hole in the wall clinic. 

 

Now I'm wondering/worried when they will reply to my email and how soon will be the interview (another waiting game). I paid for flights on December 30th from Chile to LAX. Today is the 7th. It looks like it's going to be a tough to make that happen, 50/50. (I know I'm not suppose to do that without having the visa in hand....but January had flights already above $2k a piece so I had to buy cheap before they keep going up for vacation season).

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1 minute ago, B&Gloria said:

 

This is very frustrating and it isn't the first time in the process! And you're right. I was surprised when I went to re-schedule there was an opening so soon, seemed to good to be true. I was very happy.

 

My Fiancee went to the doctors office 3 times! Yes 3 times. They told her to show up for her blood test without drinking/eating for 8 hours. When she showed up they asked her if she showered...confused she said "of course" then they told her to come back the next day because "your not suppose to shower before the test". I swear...this happened. Everyone I tell this story too has never heard of this requirement ever. On top of that it was a hole in the wall clinic. 

 

Now I'm wondering/worried when they will reply to my email and how soon will be the interview (another waiting game). I paid for flights on December 30th from Chile to LAX. Today is the 7th. It looks like it's going to be a tough to make that happen, 50/50. (I know I'm not suppose to do that without having the visa in hand....but January had flights already above $2k a piece so I had to buy cheap before they keep going up for vacation season).

I hope you have flight insurance that you can change the ticket without much of a penalty. As things are going very wrong each step of the way I am not sure that I would bet you will finish before the flight. Just my 2 cents.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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9 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

I hope you have flight insurance that you can change the ticket without much of a penalty. As things are going very wrong each step of the way I am not sure that I would bet you will finish before the flight. Just my 2 cents.

Yeah...this whole thing is starting to get frustrating. 

 

They responded to my email and said we did NOT have an interview date for today and that we will be contacted for scheduling. I emailed them back now with a copy of the payment for the K1 Visa Application Fee and the Date of the interview for today at 9am. How can they say we don't have an interview scheduled for today and I have the paper and email right in front of me!  

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