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Interview Scheduled without "Ready" Status?

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Hi everyone - 

 

UK to US couple here. 

 

I'm feeling a little confused. Today, my fiance and I were able to:

  1. Complete DS-160
  2. Schedule Medical Exam for late January
  3. Complete Notification of Readiness
  4. Paid $265 VISA fee
  5. Scheduled our Interview for late February

 

Currently, CEAC says we have "No Status," so I imagine they are waiting for the results of the medical exam. I'm wondering though, how was I was I able to schedule the Interview with "Ready"  ir "Attend Interview" status? Will our interview get postponed or cancelled? 

 

I'm so anxious that I missed a step or went out of order. 

 

Can someone clarify the process a bit for me? 

 

Thanks,

 

Paul

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Hi PaulAndJack,

 

Just a note that from what we've experienced, the CEAC site takes some time to be updated to the true status, so not to worry.  

 

Ours stayed as NO STATUS under NONIMMIGRANT VISA (checking with the AA# from the DS-160 confirmation) for 41 days after the visa was approved at the interview (it is taking us much longer than the 2 weeks they told us to get the passport back, but hopefully your process will be much quicker).  Our status also only changed to READY under IMMIGRANT VISA (checking with the Case Number) days after the interview, when the Status Date was finally changed to the actual interview date.

 

I believe you should be fine, but if you need to reconfirm the interview date, try calling the customer service number for your embassy.  I found this document for packet 3 for the UK (no idea if this is current) https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/LND - London.pdf. But under REGISTER, it links to this site for the UK https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv with the following customer service numbers noted on the Contacts page:

     London: +44-20-3608-6998

     If you are calling from within the United States, please dial +1.703.543.9334.

 

They say they can "Schedule or reschedule your appointment as an alternative to doing this online."  So maybe they can confirm your appointment date went through successfully, if you still have any concerns.

 

I hope maybe some of this information is helpful.  Best of luck to you all!!

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