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Hi!, I am a US citizen going threw this crazy emotional K1 visa process lol. I have a question and maybe someone would be kind enough to help? My fiancé’s passport will expire in February toward the end of our visa process, I seen a article online that the u tied states is accepting expired passports from Venezuelan citizens based on what’s going on. It’s already been a hectic process with everything going on there, I moved my her to Guayaquil, Ecuador since they have a embassy (embassy in Venezuela has been closed) so has anyone been going threw this with the passport? Or any recommendations? Thanks for your time!

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10 hours ago, Louisgordon said:

Hi!, I am a US citizen going threw this crazy emotional K1 visa process lol. I have a question and maybe someone would be kind enough to help? My fiancé’s passport will expire in February toward the end of our visa process, I seen a article online that the United States is accepting expired passports from Venezuelan citizens based on what’s going on. It’s already been a hectic process with everything going on there, I moved my her to Guayaquil, Ecuador since they have a embassy (embassy in Venezuela has been closed) so has anyone been going threw this with the passport? Or any recommendations? Thanks for your time!

Those in this thread, are applying from various Embassies around the world and there are different processes for each. So what works in Russian, Philippines or UAE may not work for those processing through the US Embassy-Ecuador. When you are at the VJ sub forum for all things dealing with the US Embassy in Ecuador most there will help answer your questions for the processing of your visa using their personal experience.

 

Link: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/96-mexico-latin-south-america/

 

You also may want to comb through (also ask your question) this thread on the Embassies. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/6-us-embassy-and-consulate-discussion/

 

Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline OR your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country (yours shows a Venezuelan flag whereas you state you are going to process through Ecuador), so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine their Embassy. The country that should be used is the country where the interview will take place.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Once you finish that then return and you will see a flag in your profile. Select it and see what wonderful information will open up for you.

 

Thanks

 

 


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Hi @Louisgordon

 

I can tell you MORE than you need to know about the expired Venezuelan Passport situation.  LOL.  The visa process can be done with an expired passport but it is a PAIN and it is EXTREMELY stressful. 

 

Not only do you have to worry about the gatekeepers at the US Embassy in Ecuador knowing about President Trump's decree recognizing expired Venezuelan passports for Visa purposes, it's probably not common knowledge to the Ecuadorian police departments (police certificate), Ecuadorian medical facilities (medical appointment), and the different notaries and Ecuadorian governmental offices that legalize and apostillize documents. 

 

I'm not sure how it is in Ecuador, but in Panama, people tend to not be very helpful to Venezuelan immigrants, especially when it comes to "tramites."

 

My first suggestion is to have your fiancée request her prorroga through SAIME. As soon as possible

 

https://tramites.saime.gob.ve/index.php?r=tramite/tramite

 

It costs $100 to initiate the process online (the credit card doesn't have to be in her name) and then $80 US cash needs to be paid to the Venezuelan Embassy when the prorroga is delivered and ready to be "stamped" into her passport.  She needs to have at least 4 blank pages remaining in her passport and the passport must be in "good' condition.

 

She SHOULD be able to get that extension delivered to the Venezuelan embassy in Ecuador in about 3 months.  There is a facebook group for Pasaporte Venezolana in Extranajero that may be helpful in giving you a timeline for the prorroga.  Having a prorroga will reduce SOME of the stress, but from time to time, people may still give her grief about the original passport expiration date.

 

Also, in order for her to interview at the US Embassy in Ecuador, she would need to have Provisional Residency or Permanent Residency in that country.  If she would be in danger of overstaying her Visa within the next few months, I would start that process as soon as possible.

 

If she doesn't have her original Birth Certificate, I would start working on getting one that has the stamps and seals.  This can be done now.

 

Once you receive your NOA2, I would start working on the Venezuela Police certificate and Singleness Certificate.  They are both valid for 6 months.

 

If you decide to get the Visa in Ecuador, you may want to change the country in your profile to Ecuador.  I think @TBoneTX has experience with the Ecuador embassy, and may be able to share more information.

 

Good Luck.  Let me know if I can help further.

 

 

 

 

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K1

I-129F Sent: 3/1/19

CSC Received: 3/7/19

NOA1: 3/12/19

NOA2: 5/30/19 (No RFE

NVC Received: 6/21/19

Case Number Assigned: 6/22/19

NVC Left: 7/9/19

Consulate Received: 7/11/19

Interview: 8/15/19

 

 

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Also, you can get her started with locating her vaccine records and/or getting vaccines.  


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K1

I-129F Sent: 3/1/19

CSC Received: 3/7/19

NOA1: 3/12/19

NOA2: 5/30/19 (No RFE

NVC Received: 6/21/19

Case Number Assigned: 6/22/19

NVC Left: 7/9/19

Consulate Received: 7/11/19

Interview: 8/15/19

 

 

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@TandClaudia

Sounds like a real pain, but I feel you! Much success on your interview next week!



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On 8/4/2019 at 5:59 AM, Sarge2155 said:

@TandClaudia

Sounds like a real pain, but I feel you! Much success on your interview next week!

Thanks Sarge. I’ll probably start a separate thread about this, but we need to figure out how to help her get over “interview anxiety,” and it needs to happen quickly. 

 

She was “as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs” during her medical appointment. 


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K1

I-129F Sent: 3/1/19

CSC Received: 3/7/19

NOA1: 3/12/19

NOA2: 5/30/19 (No RFE

NVC Received: 6/21/19

Case Number Assigned: 6/22/19

NVC Left: 7/9/19

Consulate Received: 7/11/19

Interview: 8/15/19

 

 

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44 minutes ago, TandClaudia said:

Thanks Sarge. I’ll probably start a separate thread about this, but we need to figure out how to help her get over “interview anxiety,” and it needs to happen quickly. 

 

She was “as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs” during her medical appointment. 

Yeah for sure got to fix that, are you going to be there too?



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1 hour ago, Sarge2155 said:

Yeah for sure got to fix that, are you going to be there too?

Yeah. I’ll definitely be there with a folder full of documents. 

 

My biggest concerns are questions related to the language barrier (I speak 7th grade level Spanish...no offense to 7th graders) and her English needs work.  We talk multiple times per day every day and we have receipts for English classes. 

 

We have 12 visits for a total of almost 60 days of time together.  

 

I dont want her volunteering ANY information during this interview.


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K1

I-129F Sent: 3/1/19

CSC Received: 3/7/19

NOA1: 3/12/19

NOA2: 5/30/19 (No RFE

NVC Received: 6/21/19

Case Number Assigned: 6/22/19

NVC Left: 7/9/19

Consulate Received: 7/11/19

Interview: 8/15/19

 

 

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28 minutes ago, TandClaudia said:

Yeah. I’ll definitely be there with a folder full of documents. 

 

My biggest concerns are questions related to the language barrier (I speak 7th grade level Spanish...no offense to 7th graders) and her English needs work.  We talk multiple times per day every day and we have receipts for English classes. 

 

We have 12 visits for a total of almost 60 days of time together.  

 

I dont want her volunteering ANY information during this interview.

I don't  think the language will be a barrier insofar as the interview, they don't expect her to be fluent. As long as she can communicate, the rest comes later. My fiancee her English needs work too, but like I said all that comes later. Yes that's a big concern volunteering information. She'll do fine, just continue go over things with her. My fiancee was grilled at her interview and I'm thankful for our  "rehearsals" if you will. Listening  to the questions and answering  slowly is the key.



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