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After the DS-230...?

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Hi guys

I'm new! I've joined a little late, as my visa I-130 application is in the last stages, & I wish I'd discovered VJ earlier, would have saved me some sleepless nights! I'm just waiting for an interview now.

I wanted some advice, which I hope that someone will help me with! How long did you guys have to wait for an interview after you sent the DS230 off?

And is it ok for me to arrange for a medical before I have even got an interview? I've got a couple of days off next week, and would rather do this now, then ask work for a day off in addition to the interview (they dont know I'm leaving soon, see!)

Also, great reading your experiences of the medical process, sounds great (lol!)

Hope to hear from someone soon, and good luck to you all!

bcp

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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About 1-2 months estimated by VJ Timelines. http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list...p;op5=&cfl=

:time:http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=47732

I believe you need to get the medical done at the request of the embassy.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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Disregard the above apart from the :time:

If you've already sent back your DS-230 then you should only have a few weeks to your interview by recent standards. They are very quick at the moment in London for most people. Make sure that you also returned your checklist. They don't schedule the interview till they have BOTH the checklist and the DS-230.

Since you have your pkt 3 then you can schedule your medical straight away. you'll need your LND case number that was on your letter in the packet 3.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Disregard the above apart from the :time:

If you've already sent back your DS-230 then you should only have a few weeks to your interview by recent standards. They are very quick at the moment in London for most people. Make sure that you also returned your checklist. They don't schedule the interview till they have BOTH the checklist and the DS-230.

Since you have your pkt 3 then you can schedule your medical straight away. you'll need your LND case number that was on your letter in the packet 3.

This is why people need to do and keep timelines updated, this helps everyone know what to expect for how long the various steps will take during the immigrations process, as well as current trends.

So again :time:http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=47732


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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yup, you tick off all the things that are relavent to you, and put N/A beside the things that don't apply to you, sign and date and send to them. Have you sent it in already?

Yeh, I sent of the forms and the documnets yesterday; but I didnt tick any checklist...I dont remember the instructions saying that... :unsure:

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yup, you tick off all the things that are relavent to you, and put N/A beside the things that don't apply to you, sign and date and send to them. Have you sent it in already?

Yeh, I sent of the forms and the documnets yesterday; but I didnt tick any checklist...I dont remember the instructions saying that... :unsure:

I believe the checklist is called DS-2001. You can download it if you need:

http://london.usembassy.gov/cons_new/visa/.../DS2001list.pdf

But they reportedly do NOT grant interviews until you send DS-2001. It's to notify them that you are "ready" for the interview, aka you have your police certificates, sponsorship forms, etc, etc, etc.


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2007-08-09 Married

2008-02-15 (Day 1) Filed I-130 for CR-1

2008-02-20 (Day 6) Received RFE

2008-02-21 (Day 7) Returned RFE

2008-02-26 (Day 12) Credit card charged $355

2008-05-15 (Day 92) Received RFE

2008-05-16 (Day 93) Returned RFE

2008-06-11 (Day 119) Received RFE in the form of face-to-face interview on 17 June.

2008-06-17 (Day 125) RFE interview

2008-06-23 (Day 131) Received Packet 3

2008-06-24 (Day 132) Returned Checklist, DS-230

2008-07-03 (Day 141) Received Packet 4

2008-07-09 (Day 147) Medical (approved)

2008-07-18 (Day 158) Interview (approved)

2008-07-22 (Day 162) Passport and visa in hand

2008-07-25 (Day 165) POE - Atlanta, GA

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2010-05-25 (Day 1) Mailed off I-751, check, and evidence to VSC

2010-06-07 (Day 15) Received NOA1, dated 2010-05-27

2010-07-30 (Day 66) Received Bio Appt letter, scheduled for 2010-08-16; will be out of town

2010-07-30 (Day 66) Mailed off request for new appointment date

2011-05-23 (Day 363) Biometrics appointment

2011-07-11 (Day 412) Conditions Removed

N-400

2012-10-23 (Day 1) Mailed N-400 Application (PHX)

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yup, you tick off all the things that are relavent to you, and put N/A beside the things that don't apply to you, sign and date and send to them. Have you sent it in already?

Yeh, I sent of the forms and the documnets yesterday; but I didnt tick any checklist...I dont remember the instructions saying that... :unsure:

I believe the checklist is called DS-2001. You can download it if you need:

http://london.usembassy.gov/cons_new/visa/.../DS2001list.pdf

But they reportedly do NOT grant interviews until you send DS-2001. It's to notify them that you are "ready" for the interview, aka you have your police certificates, sponsorship forms, etc, etc, etc.

Thanks for your help guys - I didn't file in London, I filed in the USA, and have sent the DS-230's to the NCV there. When I followed the links that they sent, there is no mention of a DS-2001...I'm so confused! Sorry to keep going on....

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