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Hi all,

 

Not sure if anyone out there will have had a similar situation. But my husband has his interview this Thursday. (I am American and live in the UK with him). We have just received a call that an immediate family member back home in the states has died. I know typically if all goes well on Thursday they will take his passport and mail it back to us. My question is this: Does anyone know if they are able to return the passport next day so my husband and I can travel home to the states for the funeral?

 

I did try to phone the embassy as a long shot but I was told the visa office doesn’t receive calls, so we would just need to speak with them at the interview on Thursday. I’m just trying to find answers ahead of time to help with planning the travel and to ease my mind a bit.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Raise it at the interview. I am sure they'll do what they can to accommodate. (years ago - 2007 - I had my passport back in the afternoon after interview in the morning)


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3 hours ago, taratodd92 said:

Hi all,

 

Not sure if anyone out there will have had a similar situation. But my husband has his interview this Thursday. (I am American and live in the UK with him). We have just received a call that an immediate family member back home in the states has died. I know typically if all goes well on Thursday they will take his passport and mail it back to us. My question is this: Does anyone know if they are able to return the passport next day so my husband and I can travel home to the states for the funeral?

 

I did try to phone the embassy as a long shot but I was told the visa office doesn’t receive calls, so we would just need to speak with them at the interview on Thursday. I’m just trying to find answers ahead of time to help with planning the travel and to ease my mind a bit.

 

Thanks in advance.


The quickest I have seen London return a passport since the embassy reopened is 2 days which is somewhat of a miracle. (2 people). They are really fast right now and not taking the normal week. He can also ask to keep his passport due to need for immediate travel. After his trip, he sends it back to the embassy by their courier to have the visa issued. 

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8 hours ago, taratodd92 said:

Hi all,

 

Not sure if anyone out there will have had a similar situation. But my husband has his interview this Thursday. (I am American and live in the UK with him). We have just received a call that an immediate family member back home in the states has died. I know typically if all goes well on Thursday they will take his passport and mail it back to us. My question is this: Does anyone know if they are able to return the passport next day so my husband and I can travel home to the states for the funeral?

 

I did try to phone the embassy as a long shot but I was told the visa office doesn’t receive calls, so we would just need to speak with them at the interview on Thursday. I’m just trying to find answers ahead of time to help with planning the travel and to ease my mind a bit.

 

Thanks in advance.

Don't forget to bring some kind of proof that you need to travel for an emergency so they will see its real and not think you are just using it as an excuse to get the visa quickly

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Thread is moved from the K-3 Process forum to the CR-1 Process forum.


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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