I'm from US (Suburbs outside Detroit, MI) and my Fiance (Beneficiary) is in Colombia, we applied via a law firm and I reviewed all forms up front for our K1 Fiance visa.
I will be going to see my fiance over Christmas and New Years and I think it would be a good time to overview some things together.
RE: prep steps for NOA2 / Consulate meeting - If anyone has any Bogota / Colombia specific tips they are much appreciated (especially anything I need to prep for the meeting)
My fiance and I are awaiting the NOA2 (at 141 days), and I have seen some get there in 163 days.
Best guess is somewhere by 1/12/19 through 2/12/19 would be the earliest to hear something back on NOA2 or more info needed;
I hope and pray...with some luck a case approval a case# and moving to next steps happens fairly early in the new year.
I appreciate any insight on preparing for the meeting at the Consulate.
She will fly there from another city in Colombia with her daughter. (I assume this needs to be some days ahead for anything that can be prepared early.... if they allow medical a certain number of days ahead, etc)
Are there any updated guides?
I had seen some guides where they say to start calling the Colombian embassy about a week or so after NOA2 to verify the Consulate has received the case package; then to call 2 days after receipt to get the "beneficiary/fiance packet" as it was stated it will not be mailed to the beneficiary.
I'd like to stay on top of this to avoid delays.
On those guides they list links to the packet 3 / 4 / DAS but they are broken links now.
If anyone has a links or Bogota / Colombia specific tips are much appreciated.
I just found this link when researching the medical items.... in case this is all I should need:>
https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/BGT - Bogota.pdf
but appreciate any other heads-up items outside the box that I should be aware of.
I still need to put together my package of papers for the meeting as we have had 2 more trips to see each other between mailing the application and the consulate meeting.
All of our text, voice, video chat communication is 99.5% on Whatsapp (some on facebook), so I'm not exactly sure how I will show that in the meeting hah... maybe print a bible of chat dialog from whatsapp?
Thanks so much for any help or insight,
Happy Holidays and best of luck to all!
Don_aka_Arturo & Aura