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VFS SF Processing Time to PT Embassy for D7 Visa

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For those interested in the the timing of the D7 process.  My VFS appointment, in San Francisco, was November 3rd.  I received an email confirming my application was sent to the Embassy of PT November 24th.  I don't know how this timeline compares to "typical" or others' experiences but FYI.  

I'm a bit concerned how the current processing backlog AND the upcoming six-week strike will impact my D7 application but what can you do, right?  Anyway, good luck.  If you have any questions about my process, I'm happy to share.  

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Wow! That is scary. We applied at VFS in SF on Dec 15, 2021, and got the email about the consulate getting our application the next day. I am encouraging folks to take the same path we did and apply at VFS and leave when your lease starts. Keep your passports! When approved you have 90 days to return and get it.

Our lease started on Dec 1 so we came here on Dec 31. 

 

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@jonesdn2020 -

Yikes!  That is scary.  I figured the "system being down" during my appointment would impact things negatively but wow, a 19-day delay is pathetic.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised given it's been 2.5 months and I'm still waiting on a refund from VFS (for charging me twice for my appointment).  They are certainly the worst company with which I've ever been forced work.  

Given this delay, the current backlog and the strike, I can't even guess when I'll have a D7 or a SEF appointment.  Glad I'm not in a hurry.  

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@dyann There is certainly two categories for folks. We had no place to live in the US and an apartment in Lisbon. Coming here and waiting the process out was our only path.

If folks have the ability to wait it out then good for them. Either way never turn over your passport unless they demand it.  

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