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Hi. This is probably a silly question and I may be over thinking things slightly but... I received my interview letter today and besides that it is further away than I hoped, it is also at 1pm. I have been following the reviews and questions regarding interviews and have never noticed anyone having their interview in the afternoon. I guess what I'm asking is for some reassurance that they don't just schedule afternoon appointments for those they think they might refuse. Hope someone can please put my mind at rest. Thanks

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Hi. I have also been scheduled for the afternoon. I have also just received my letter today. In reference to refusals being scheduled on the afternoon, oooh I certainly hope not ... :) Let's just make sure that we've got everything we need :) That way at least we are sure that we are ready, and they would have no reason to refuse us visas :D


TJ and Eiy
12-16-2014 Engaged
02-09-2015 I29F Sent via FedEx
02-10-2015 I29F Received in Lewisville,Texas
02-12-2015 NOA1 Electronic notification
02-20-2015 NOA1 Hardcopy received
03-05-2015 NOA2 Electronic notification
03-09-2015 NOA2 Hardcopy received
03-19-2015 NVC received
03-25-2015 London Consulate received
03-27-2015 Packet 3 received
04-09-2015 Medical
04-23-2015 Interview letter received
05-18-2015 Interview - Approved!
06-01-2015 Received Email, Visa in Transit
06-02-2015 Visa on hand [:dancing:] [:dancing:]

AOS JOURNEY

06/14/2015: POE LAX

06/20/2015: Wedding

07/27/2015: Sent AOS, EAD, AP

07/28/2015: Checked encashed; received electronic notificaton of EAD, AP

07/30/2015: Received electronic notification NOA1 AOS

08/03/2015: Received hard copy of NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/24/2015: Received our marriage certificate (AFTER MORE THAN 8 WEEKS) :cry:

09/03/2015: Service request for Biometrics appointment letter done

10/03/2015: Electronic notification of AP approved

10/03/2015: Electronic notification of name changed update for EAD

10/05/2015: still no biometrics appointment letter !!Applied for 2nd service request :crying: :crying: Received electronic notification of EAD approval

10/13/2015: Received biometrics appointment letter!! Finally!!

10/22/2015: Biometrics appointment :dancing:

10/25/2015: Combo Card in production

10/28/2015: Combo Card mailed

10/31/2015: Combo card in hand

11/17/2015: 2nd Biometrics appointment (2nd fingerprinting)

11/28/2015: Received NPIW letter dated 11/24/15 ( and the perennial waiting continues...)

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I haven't ever heard of a 1pm appointment. Maybe they are trying to get some extra people in, or have a reason the morning of that day is unavailable so they are working some afternoon appointments.

For reassurance, I don't think anybody reviews your information until the few minutes between your number being called and you approach the interviewer's window. If your petition was approved by USCIS then you have equal chance of anybody else going to an interview.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I have my interview this afternoon at 3pm. I was nervous before, but now after reading your post, I'm terrified! Gah. I really hope it's not because they're planning on denying us! I'm fairly confident that we have a really easy case, with no red flags or anything, so I can't imagine what would make them choose to deny us.


First Entered US with M-1 Student Status: 02/01/2013

Applied for M-1 Extension in January 2014

Notified of denial of extension in April 2014

Applied for Reinstatement of M-1: 05/20/2014

Reinstatement Denied: 2/26/2015, due to pending immigrant application

Got Engaged: July 2014
Married: 11/22/2014

Adjustment of Status from M-1 Status to Permanent Resident:

AOS mailed by USPS Priority Post: 12/10/2014

AOS delivered: 12/15/2014
Email and Text Notifications: 12/19/2014
NOA1 received: 12/31/2014 (although may have been in mailbox a few days)

Submitted Case Inquiry for Missing Biometrics Appointment: 1/17/2015
Biometrics letter: 2/7/2015

Biometrics Appointment: 2/11/2015

I-765 Status: 2/18/2015 changed to Card in Production; 2/23/2015 changed to Card Has Been Mailed; Card not received

Submitted Case Inquiry for Missing EAD Card: 3/2/2015, supposed to get a response by 3/17/2015

EAD Card Received: 3/5/2015 (post office found it after a week)

I-485 Status: 2/19/2015 changed to Ready to Schedule Interview

Interview Scheduled: Case Status updated on 3/20/2015, received Interview Notice on 3/23/2015.

Interview: 4/23/2015.

APPROVED!!!! 4/23/2015. Green Card in production.

Greencard Received: 5/1/2015

 

I-751 Removal of Conditions: sent 4/3/2017, delivered 4/5/2017

 

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I have my interview this afternoon at 3pm. I was nervous before, but now after reading your post, I'm terrified! Gah. I really hope it's not because they're planning on denying us! I'm fairly confident that we have a really easy case, with no red flags or anything, so I can't imagine what would make them choose to deny us.

The thread is about visa interviews in London, not adjustment of status. Afternoon appointments in London are unusual. Afternoon AOS appointments are not.

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Thanks Nich-Nick, :)


TJ and Eiy
12-16-2014 Engaged
02-09-2015 I29F Sent via FedEx
02-10-2015 I29F Received in Lewisville,Texas
02-12-2015 NOA1 Electronic notification
02-20-2015 NOA1 Hardcopy received
03-05-2015 NOA2 Electronic notification
03-09-2015 NOA2 Hardcopy received
03-19-2015 NVC received
03-25-2015 London Consulate received
03-27-2015 Packet 3 received
04-09-2015 Medical
04-23-2015 Interview letter received
05-18-2015 Interview - Approved!
06-01-2015 Received Email, Visa in Transit
06-02-2015 Visa on hand [:dancing:] [:dancing:]

AOS JOURNEY

06/14/2015: POE LAX

06/20/2015: Wedding

07/27/2015: Sent AOS, EAD, AP

07/28/2015: Checked encashed; received electronic notificaton of EAD, AP

07/30/2015: Received electronic notification NOA1 AOS

08/03/2015: Received hard copy of NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/24/2015: Received our marriage certificate (AFTER MORE THAN 8 WEEKS) :cry:

09/03/2015: Service request for Biometrics appointment letter done

10/03/2015: Electronic notification of AP approved

10/03/2015: Electronic notification of name changed update for EAD

10/05/2015: still no biometrics appointment letter !!Applied for 2nd service request :crying: :crying: Received electronic notification of EAD approval

10/13/2015: Received biometrics appointment letter!! Finally!!

10/22/2015: Biometrics appointment :dancing:

10/25/2015: Combo Card in production

10/28/2015: Combo Card mailed

10/31/2015: Combo card in hand

11/17/2015: 2nd Biometrics appointment (2nd fingerprinting)

11/28/2015: Received NPIW letter dated 11/24/15 ( and the perennial waiting continues...)

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The thread is about visa interviews in London, not adjustment of status. Afternoon appointments in London are unusual. Afternoon AOS appointments are not.

Haha, oops! I didn't realize I ended up in a different subforum. Apologies. :)


First Entered US with M-1 Student Status: 02/01/2013

Applied for M-1 Extension in January 2014

Notified of denial of extension in April 2014

Applied for Reinstatement of M-1: 05/20/2014

Reinstatement Denied: 2/26/2015, due to pending immigrant application

Got Engaged: July 2014
Married: 11/22/2014

Adjustment of Status from M-1 Status to Permanent Resident:

AOS mailed by USPS Priority Post: 12/10/2014

AOS delivered: 12/15/2014
Email and Text Notifications: 12/19/2014
NOA1 received: 12/31/2014 (although may have been in mailbox a few days)

Submitted Case Inquiry for Missing Biometrics Appointment: 1/17/2015
Biometrics letter: 2/7/2015

Biometrics Appointment: 2/11/2015

I-765 Status: 2/18/2015 changed to Card in Production; 2/23/2015 changed to Card Has Been Mailed; Card not received

Submitted Case Inquiry for Missing EAD Card: 3/2/2015, supposed to get a response by 3/17/2015

EAD Card Received: 3/5/2015 (post office found it after a week)

I-485 Status: 2/19/2015 changed to Ready to Schedule Interview

Interview Scheduled: Case Status updated on 3/20/2015, received Interview Notice on 3/23/2015.

Interview: 4/23/2015.

APPROVED!!!! 4/23/2015. Green Card in production.

Greencard Received: 5/1/2015

 

I-751 Removal of Conditions: sent 4/3/2017, delivered 4/5/2017

 

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Thanks for replying so quick. I do feel a little more calm :D One more quick question.. I think I remember letters of intent to marry are only valid for 4 months? If this is the case I assume I can just take 2 new letters with me to the interview? Thanks again

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Thanks for replying so quick. I do feel a little more calm :D One more quick question.. I think I remember letters of intent to marry are only valid for 4 months? If this is the case I assume I can just take 2 new letters with me to the interview? Thanks again

Your petition approval is valid for four months. It has an expiration on the NOA2. Looking at your timeline, that is around June 23. If you interview before then, you do not need a new letter of intent. if you interview after expiration, London says to bring a new letter of intent from the American fiancé to revalidate the petition. Get out your first letter of instruction from London (packet 3) and see if it doesn't tell you that. It used to but I haven't seen a 2015 version of the letter.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I distinctly recall reading something, somewhere that stated they interview up until 2:00pm or 2:30pm... For the life of me, I can't remember where!


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Forgive me, this is what I was thinking of; the website for the embassy states up to 12:30pm for immigrant visas, but allow two hours (which is probably where I got 2:30pm from).

http://london.usembassy.gov/mobile/iv/ivfaqs_interview.html

Regardless, if you've been scheduled that time, then arrive for that time. Like Nich-Nick said, more than likely they might be trying out extended appointment hours or something similar.

Good luck!


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We have a 1pm appointment time too.


06/18/2012 - We met in New York :) 

11/18/2014 - Sent off our I-129F packet to Dallas

12/01/2014 - Hardcopy of NOA1 received in the mail

12/22/2014 - Hardcopy of NOA2 received in the mail

01/26/2015 - Case now listed as "Ready"

04/02/2015 - Medical

04/25/2015 - #2 Packet 4 received

06/02/2015 - Interview - APPROVED!

06/08/2015 - AP

06/09/2015 - Issued!

06/12/2015 - VISA IN HAND!!

08/22/2015 - POE: Charlotte, North Carolina

10/18/2015 - MARRIED! Chicago, Illinois

12/08/2015 - Sent AOS package

12/11/2015 - AOS delivered in Chicago

12/15/2015 - NOA1 received via text/email 10:30pm EST

12/19/2015 - Hardcopy of all three NOA1's received

12/31/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received!

01/11/2016 - Biometrics Complete Charlotte, NC

01/13/2016 - Checked Case Status online, RFE mailed 1/12/2016

01/19/2016 - Request for Initial Evidence received

01/20/2016 - Request for Initial Evidence sent back

01/26/2016 - Request for Initial Evidence received by USCIS

02/24/2016 - EAD/AP approved! (No text, email or notification, found out via checking case tracker app)

02/29/2016 - Card was mailed!!

03/02/2016 - EAD/AP COMBO CARD RECIEVED

05/20/2016 - APPROVED.

05/28/2016 - Green Card in Hand!!!

03/05/2018 - Filed ROC to Vermont Service Sent

03/16/2018 - NOA1 dated 

04/27/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter (then had to reschedule due to vacation)

06/01/2018 Biometrics Appt. Completed (Very Easy)

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thanks again. my packet 3 says 4 months from 30th Jan and my interview is 29th May. Is very close a day within the 4 months so should be ok :)

Interesting. The London letters used to have four months from the petition approval NOA2 date. Anybody else care to post what date your letter said?

With just a day grace period, I would have the American fiancé send over a new letter of intent. Often they don't even bother to ask despite their letter saying if you go past four months from the date. But since they say that, and you are so close, get a new letter.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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My packet 3 has our NOA 2 as our priority date. Expiration is July 16th. 4 months after approval.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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