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Howdy y'all! Happy to report major progress has been made- we've gotten our interview date, medical's done, everything! Only problem is, my fiancee went on holiday before submitting her police report (sadly I was too preoccupied with holiday overtime at work to remember!), and now it won't get processed in time for her to take it to the interview. Does anyone know if this will be an issue, or do we have nothing to worry about? Will we be able to just send it in later, or should we attempt to reschedule the interview? (Hopefully not, I literally JUST bought her plane tickets...)

Thanks in advance! We have no idea what kinds of delays to expect from this hiccup. If anyone has an inkling of what to expect, I'd love to hear from you.

Also side note: this process sucks. Major kudos to the people who have successfully navigated this frickin' mine field! : P

On the bright side, she did catch the bouquet at her friend's wedding yesterday, so hopefully that bodes well. Lol!

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It's been said here over and over again...never buy plane tickets until you have the visa in your hand! You are not going to get the visa without the police report. Is there an expedited service you can use? You may need to reschedule your interview or go to the interview and be put on administrative processing until they clear the police report.

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You'll be able to send it later. The visa will not be printed before the consulate has been able to review all required documents though. I hope yoir referenced plane tickets are to go to the interview, not to the US?

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Of course! The plane tickets I referenced were for Sydney, yes. I guess I will reach out to the consolate and/or the processing office for the police checks and see what can be done. Sigh. Such a simple little thing, such a large problem. That's what I get for not paying attention between 12 hour days I guess. Cheers, y'all!

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Of course! The plane tickets I referenced were for Sydney, yes. I guess I will reach out to the consolate and/or the processing office for the police checks and see what can be done. Sigh. Such a simple little thing, such a large problem. That's what I get for not paying attention between 12 hour days I guess. Cheers, y'all!

Don't worry, it's not really a big problem. She'll just have to send it to the consulate once she receives it. Then they will continue processing her visa. She can still have her scheduled interview.

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Oh, neat! You wouldn't happen to know how long the delay would be, would you? Maybe we could just have the report sent to the consulate too. Not sure what to expect for processing times for paperwork submitted after the visa. As long as they don't deny her outright. Been apart for two years during this silly process...

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Oh, neat! You wouldn't happen to know how long the delay would be, would you? Maybe we could just have the report sent to the consulate too. Not sure what to expect for processing times for paperwork submitted after the visa. As long as they don't deny her outright. Been apart for two years during this silly process...

It really depends. Firstly and mostly, of course, on how fast you can manage to get and send the report. Then, most embassies are usually quite quick at adjudicating the case after all paperwork are in order (maybe a week? just guessing). Then comes the standard production + delivery time of the visa.

They will definetively not deny her outright.

Most likely she will get a "temporary denial" paper/form/sheet, and she might have to send that in with the missing paperwork. Just having the police report sent directly to the consulate is not something I would recommend unless they specifically say you can do so (who know what they'll do with mail they are not expecting).

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It really depends. Firstly and mostly, of course, on how fast you can manage to get and send the report. Then, most embassies are usually quite quick at adjudicating the case after all paperwork are in order (maybe a week? just guessing). Then comes the standard production + delivery time of the visa.

They will definetively not deny her outright.

Most likely she will get a "temporary denial" paper/form/sheet, and she might have to send that in with the missing paperwork. Just having the police report sent directly to the consulate is not something I would recommend unless they specifically say you can do so (who know what they'll do with mail they are not expecting).

Haha, good point!! Okay, that is good to know. Was kind of steeling myself for disaster. I will get her to fill out the form as soon as she gets home and will let her know what to expect. Maybe we can keep our original timeline after all~

Thank you all! As always, you've been exceptionally helpful and kind.

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My fiance actually had his initial interview scheduled for 2 weeks after they received our packet from the NVC...that being said, there was no way he would have his medical and police check done beforehand. At the interview, they simply gave him the temporary denial with the list of what they still needed. We went into administrative processing until they processed all of the missing documents. We were in A.P. for a bit of time but we were actually issued a denial with the possibility for a waiver. With you, the only way you will get a denial if you are told otherwise approved at the appointment is if something comes up on the police report. In our case, it was something we didn't think would effect us and did. We are still waiting on our waiver (you can see our timeline in my signature).

For a simple case of a clean police record that you will submit after your interview, I would expect you to get out of A.P. with the Sydney embassy within a week or so of you submitting the evidence. They need time to process it.

Ours took roughly 3 weeks due to having to submit both medical and police records and the superior officer looking over our things before finally making the denial. I'm assuming your case is a lot easier and straight forward than ours. Good luck with your interview, don't reschedule it! Remember as someone else said, never buy your plane tickets until visa is in hand because you never know what curve ball they will throw at you.

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