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Hi Everyone!


I'm filing K1 Fiance visa petition for my fiance in Mongolia. So far, NOA1 received 5/4/18, NOA2 Received 10/31/18, NVC case created 11/20/18, NVC shipped our case on 12/11/18, and US Embassy/Consulate has received the case on 12/17/18 via DHL Tracking. My question is how does she schedule the K1 Visa Interview with the US Consulate in Ulaanbaatar? When she tried to schedule the interview online on usatravel site, it only gave her an option to chose non-immigrant visa.. and there were no K1 option to select. We understand K1 is a non-immigrant but with intentions of an immigrant visa. 


She has already completed the DS-160 and has her confirmation page, She already finished the medical exam by the US Consulate approved physician, and already paid the $265 Visa fee and has the slip receipt in her hand. Question is, how does she schedule the interview? Will the US Consulate schedule one for her? We already e-mailed the US Consulate in Ulaanbaatar but hasn't received a response. Does anyone on here have knowledge/experience on how K1 interview works in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia? Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.


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Just in case someone needed some info in the future.. 

There is a 2 step process to get the K1 Visa Interview Appointment. You'll have to wait until the Consulate contact the beneficiary  via e-mail or phone call. Or you can do what I did which was to e-mail the consulate and state that you are a US Citizen inquiring about your K1 case.. and provide all the info. Of course give the Consulate some time after they receive the case from NVC before you start following up. 


The 1st step after they contact you is they'll send you a check of documents you need to submit for the interview. Once you have them ready, you e-mail them back to let them know and they'll schedule a "Document Submission" appointment. One that appointment day, you'll go to the consulate and submit all the documents. If they think you have everything in order, they will then give you an appointment date for your K1 visa interview. Good luck! 


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This is very helpful -- thanks.  If you haven't done so, add it to "embassy info" for Ulaanbaatar.

Be sure to post a detailed embassy review after the interview.  Recent info is lacking.

And keep us posted here, of course.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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