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PIMS implemented in Nogales
A friend who got stuck in Nogales has sent me this and asked me to post it.

1. there is a new process called PIMS-petion information management system, where they have to verify the i 797 in the database. most of the cases it is alreayd fed into the system, but soem unfortunate cases have to wait.. they say 1 to 3 or 5 business days but here we have seen normally 3 or 7 days practically to get it cleared.
note: some ppl went back if they have advance parole, but if u do not have advance arole, think of other ptions if u have to go back to india immediately as if your visas are denied or cancelled, then you will no tbe allowed to fly via US or no transit given. This depends case 2 case. In this scenario, be prepared to fly via Amsterdam as they do not require transit visas.
2. come prepared atleast for one week-specially with kids... dept of state for more information: 202-663-1225 dial 1 first then dial 0. they will put on hold for 10 minutes to 20 minutes
 their job is to give an update about our visa case but usally they say it is still pending and will not give more informaiton
4. USCIS number: google search
5.Nogales embassy number: 52-631-3118150
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guys..please be aware abt the new process (PIIMS)..we are struck here for 10 days now..and they said they don't know how long..cannot go back to US. Before going out of US, please send your doucmenmts to Dept of State in D.C Washington..tlk to your lawyers before you go..
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H1B Stamping on 31st Jan.
Does any one have appointment on 31st Jan?

Can someone post their recent experience in Nogales? Whats the processing time there? When do you get your passport back?

AFAIK, we do not need any kind of visa/permit to enter mexico. Is that correct? Can someone please share their knowledge about this?

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Has anyone ever heard of " visa officer needing the EMPLOYER to come in peroson for a H1 extension???"
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In Nogales, the time it takes depends on whether the visa officer is able to locate your I-797 in their system or not according to the new changes in the process that they have to verify every I 797 in the system. Per the visa officer, who interiewed us, any h1 which was approved before Nov 17th should be there in the system and that will not take time to proccess, but my petition was approved in Oct 2007 and still they could not find me in the system which is very ridiculous.he had no answer he said he does not know..SO we are struck in Nogales. Please be preprared specially if you are coming with kids.
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Any one who has an appointment on Jan 31, 2008 in Nogales? If so please drop me a mail.
Also, does any one know what is the current processing time for H1 visa at Nogales? (is it 4 days as in canada or still just 1 day)
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can someone please post the address from best western siesta to the border?
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Any body going to Nogales Visa stamping on 28th Jan '08
Going to visa stamp on 28th Jan'08. Any Girls going on this date. Please let me know through email [email protected]. I'm having flight to Tuscon,AZ.
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Anyone for Nogales stamping on Jan 14th
Hi friends,
I have my nogales appointment on Jan 14th. If anyone wants to pool or share preparation info, pls feel free to contact me, I have left my email. I am arriving in Tucson on Sunday 13th.

Cheers and good luck :)
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Anyone 28th Jan Nogarles Stamping
Hi i am going for stmping in nogales on 28th.
Is anyone else also going on same date. my email add is india111xyz at gmaili com.
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