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PACKET 3 & 4 STEPS TO BE CHANGED ?!

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So untill recently and as explained here on VJ ,once the embassy receive your case ,they email you the paper-list needed (packet 3 ) then after a while they schedule your medicals and interview (packet 4 )

i've noticed recently from few cases in different countries (EGYPT,DOMINICAN,PHILIPPINES ) that embassy no longer send or wait for packet 3,they let you file DS-160 directly and pay the fees then you get your interview scheduled sooner than it used to take before.

ANY ONE WHO HAD HIS PAPERS RECEIVED BY THE EMBASSY RECENTLY ,will be welcomed to tell us if they still going through packet 3,4 steps or no longer .

thank you !

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Hello,

South Africa does send packets 3 and 4 (got ours last week). Other embassies may operate differently.


9/01/13- Met online 7/10/15- NVC case # assigned **22 days from NOA2**

11/9/13- Met 1st time in person (L) 7/27/15- Case left NVC to South Africa!!!

2/01/14- Met 2nd time in person (L) 7/28/15- Case "ready"

9/01/14- Met 3rd time in person (L) 7/31/15- Consulate received

5/11/15- Mailed I-129F 8/4/15- Packet 3 received by email

5/19/15- NOA1--- Got routed to CSC!!! :dancing: 8/7/15- Sent Packet 3

5/22/15- File "touched" 8/7/15- Packet 4 received by email!

5/27/15- Our baby was born (L) 9/7- 9/8- Medical

6/18/15- NOA2!!!! Email notification at 21:30 Central Time **30 days from NOA1** 9/17/15- Interview!!! APPROVED :luv:

9/28/15- Visa in hand

9/29/15- US Entry---- Finally!!

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you just asking the same question which in i am trying to search for, but i have not noticed that, but someone told me, after you send packet 3 , you call the embassy to set interview date, i dont know how right is this info , please write your review if you got any answer

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