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Hello everybody. Can somebody who is from Russia applying for k1 tell is it ok that NVC sent the case to that address, Consular Section
21 Novinskiy Bulvar 123242 Moscow,  while the address for the interview is Bolshoy Devyatinsky pereulok, 8?  And what is the address for the interview?

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2 hours ago, Kristina0394 said:

Hello everybody. Can somebody who is from Russia applying for k1 tell is it ok that NVC sent the case to that address, Consular Section
21 Novinskiy Bulvar 123242 Moscow,  while the address for the interview is Bolshoy Devyatinsky pereulok, 8?  And what is the address for the interview?

Maybe they pick up mail from there? It might be their mail address. I wouldn’t worry about it. 


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Hi there,

 

Interviews are done at Devyatinsky pereulok, 8 - that's the new building of the Embassy, attached to the old one, on Novinskiy boulevard. Both buildings are part of the big territory of US embassy, so don't worry your package will reach its destination safely.

 

Elena

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There are very specific instructions on exactly what you must do to pay the fees located here:

 

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ru/ru-niv-visafeeinfo.asp#payment 

 

Make sure you understand all of the steps toward getting a K-1 visa.  Paying the fees are the first step:

 

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ru/ru-niv-visaapply.asp

 

A K-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa when following the instructions.

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Please help with the proper order of the next steps. The k1 case has been sent to the embassy in Moscow. Case status shows as "in Transit". What to do now? 1) Wait until status changes to Ready and then do medical exam, pay fees and fill in DS 160, schedule the interview? 2) Do not wait for the status change and do all the stuff now? 3) Wait until Packet 3 arrives and only then start doing anything?

What is the best order? What I cannot do at this step and what I can? What should I do?

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Best to spend some time in the Russia regional forum. Moscow is a bear to get interviews scheduled and many are trying to get transferred to Kyiv and other places.  That forum will be your best source of information


YMMV

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49 minutes ago, Kristina0394 said:

Please help with the proper order of the next steps. The k1 case has been sent to the embassy in Moscow. Case status shows as "in Transit". What to do now? 1) Wait until status changes to Ready and then do medical exam, pay fees and fill in DS 160, schedule the interview? 2) Do not wait for the status change and do all the stuff now? 3) Wait until Packet 3 arrives and only then start doing anything?

What is the best order? What I cannot do at this step and what I can? What should I do?

What we did was

  1. Wait until Ready (this will happen a few days after In Transit, but may well be before the DHL tracker hack says it's been picked up)
  2. Pay fees
  3. Wait until able to make an appointment (Anastasia bugged the embassy a few times in there). This took two weeks, probably because of Russian New Year's Day-related holidays at the time, though I've also heard paying the fees before the packet has been physically picked up can delay the calendar opening for you.
  4. Get lucky and be able to make an appointment immediately (usually this does not happen, and the beneficiary ends up spending weeks or months checking and hanging out in one of the WhatsApp groups that watch interview availability)
  5. Make medical appointment for a few days before interview so Anastasia only had to go to Moscow once (if it's just you, and you've already made sure all your vaccinations are up to date, two days before the interview is fine for the medical in Moscow)

K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28
Interview date: 2019-02-14
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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2 hours ago, DaveAndAnastasia said:

What we did was

  1. Wait until Ready (this will happen a few days after In Transit, but may well be before the DHL tracker hack says it's been picked up)
  2. Pay fees
  3. Wait until able to make an appointment (Anastasia bugged the embassy a few times in there). This took two weeks, probably because of Russian New Year's Day-related holidays at the time, though I've also heard paying the fees before the packet has been physically picked up can delay the calendar opening for you.
  4. Get lucky and be able to make an appointment immediately (usually this does not happen, and the beneficiary ends up spending weeks or months checking and hanging out in one of the WhatsApp groups that watch interview availability)
  5. Make medical appointment for a few days before interview so Anastasia only had to go to Moscow once (if it's just you, and you've already made sure all your vaccinations are up to date, two days before the interview is fine for the medical in Moscow)

Thank you so much for your answer. Could you please explain some moments about it? 1)Which way Anastasia paid fees? Online or by cash in the embassy? 2)By saying "packet" you mean the k1 petition? 3) Did you receive such a thing as Packet 3, by mail or email? 4) If we cannot schedule the interview due to lack of the dates, and petition expires, do they extend it automatically? Hoping for your answers and thank you so much for your help.

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1 minute ago, Kristina0394 said:

1)Which way Anastasia paid fees? Online or by cash in the embassy? 

I paid with my credit card online ... and was a bit worried that only thing linking me with her petition that I could see was her birthdate.

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2)By saying "packet" you mean the k1 petition? 

Yes.

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3) Did you receive such a thing as Packet 3, by mail or email?

Anastasia got an email from the embassy with instructions just before the calendar opened up for her.

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4) If we cannot schedule the interview due to lack of the dates, and petition expires, do they extend it automatically?

They're supposed, and I know it happened for a lot of people in December. Having said that, if it's getting close, you probably want to contact the embassy and make sure.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28
Interview date: 2019-02-14
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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11 hours ago, DaveAndAnastasia said:

I paid with my credit card online ... and was a bit worried that only thing linking me with her petition that I could see was her birthdate.

Yes.

 

Thank you, you are wonderful and very helpful. Could you please tell which way you paid it with credit card online? Do they really accept the payment from USA? What site you should go to do it? My fiance has credit cards and he would like to do it your way, he just doesn't know how. Much thanks.

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20 hours ago, Kristina0394 said:

Thank you so much for your answer. Could you please explain some moments about it? 1)Which way Anastasia paid fees? Online or by cash in the embassy? 2)By saying "packet" you mean the k1 petition? 3) Did you receive such a thing as Packet 3, by mail or email? 4) If we cannot schedule the interview due to lack of the dates, and petition expires, do they extend it automatically? Hoping for your answers and thank you so much for your help.

This is your most important link to start from and follow the detailed steps:

 

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ru/ru-niv-visaapply.asp

 

When you get your Moscow Embassy interview scheduled, you can set up your medical exam in Moscow at least two business days in advance of your Embassy interview.  The medical exam location and contact info is here:

 

http://moscow.iom.int/en/contact-us

 

Good descriptions above on the following of details found via these links and sublinks.

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Please help. Our Case status has changed to Ready at the consulate in Moscow, Russia, but we have not received any Packet 3 yet. Can you please tell how long did it take for you? and what can be done about it? Is it possible to appoint the interview without waiting for it?

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Multiple similar-themed threads have been merged.  It's easier and can ensure more consistent replies to keep these together. :) 


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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