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Merc
7/6/2019 21:04 EST

Thank for sharing your experience.

I am now in the process of gathering my information for the embassy here.

I am in the Washington DC embassy district but live more than 200 miles from there (much more than 200 miles) so I qualify for sending everything through the mail. Has anyone here had experience doing that with the embassy in DC?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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Helene01
7/7/2019 02:47 EST

If the website still says plan on "4-6 weeks", ignore it. It's more like 90 days. I had to change my flight 3 times. I also could not track my application using their online number system; I had to email the embassy and wait for a reply. They are swamped with applications in Portugal....I don't think it's the embassy staff not being efficient. SEF in Porto told me they have asked for more staff...the place was packed, and they are re-scheduling interviews. Good luck....it's worth the wait.

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vernanjohn
7/7/2019 08:21 EST

Apparently my original post was deleted...don’t know why?

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