Arrived at the embassy at 8:10 am and the security allowed me to go in. I also met another K-1 filer with the same appointment time who was allowed to go in at 07:50am. â€¨â€¨Upon entering, you will be queueing with other visa applicants. Thereâ€™s a lot of waiting and not enough chairs so come prepared with your comfortable shoes.
0840 am - Initial Check
A representative will take all the required documents on the checklist from you to prepare it for the Consular Officer during interview. Just go by everything on the list provided by the embassy.
They also took my passport and stamped my valid tourist visa with CWOP (Cancelled Without Prejudice). This actually broke my heart a little but he assured me that he had to do that because I am now applying for a different type of visa.
Received a 221-g slip because we missed one part of the i-134 Form. We sent the required documents on the same day via express delivery as soon as I got out of the embassy. It was delivered as per courier the following day.
25 May 2023 - Approved (as per CEAC) ðŸ¥¹
26 May 2023 - Issued (as per CEAC) ðŸ’•
30 May 2023 - âœ¨Visa on Hand âœ¨
If you have any additional documents that need to be sent to the embassy, you have the option to send them via DPD Courier (free of charge) or we used the AnPost express delivery service. It's the same really and if it's only to send a few documents you can have them printed right away in Dublin City if you live far from the area.
The consular officers were really nice. Even when I got the 221-G slip, he explained to me thoroughly what I have to do in order to get it sorted right away.