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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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ok. Hi everyone, i decided to join after reading some posts and realised that thankfully there were others in what seems to be a broken boat...

So I got my 'Package 3' letter and filled in all the paperwork and sent if off that very day.. 1 July 2009...

I then schedualed my medical which i completed on Monday, went well...

So here's the thing. I am now freting that i did not compete the paperwork properly...The form with the barcode for example. Some of the questions did not seem to apply so I (stupidly) left it blank....

I could not sleep all night worrying about this.. :crying: So i called up the embassy today and the lady told me that it would be between 4 - 6 weeks before it gets on the system. Does it actually take that long?

And what if i have messed up, will they send me something llike 'more information required' after 4 -6 weeks of processing?

How long does this whole, what i like to call a mess take?

all comments welcomed. thanks.

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Unfortunately it can take that long. I followed the K3 and the CR1 routes. I finished processing at NVC (took 37 days) and have a CR1 interview scheduled for August already and they still haven't done a darn thing about scheduling a K3 interview. By now I'm sure they've seen the CR1 package and dropped the K3 altogether (not a bad thing).

Have you done any of the processing at NVC or are you definitely sticking with the K3? At this point the K3 probably will be quicker for you anyway.

On the upside, don't worry too much about messing up some of the forms. My husband didn't include one of them and he got a letter back from the embassy saying it's fine just bring it to the interview with you. If you'd like to see if they've received your paperwork yet you can call the Department of State and give them your case number. They'll be able to see if your packet 3 has been entered into the system yet, qualified for an interview or if there was a problem with it.


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N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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..thanks

i have also filed for an I-130, which like in your case is proving to be a lot faster.

so maybe as you say they might drop the k3, cause my husband just sent in all the documents for the I-130. The laywer says that that is on the verge of completion too...(but then my lawyer is kinda proving to be a scewup!!)

Sounds a little bit silly, but you'd think that there would be a faster way of doing things so that people dont have to be apart for so long. We married in Sept 2008, and filled our petition in Nov 2008...

If the k3 is supposed to be a faster route, its still taking what looks like 10-11 months...

do you think that i should get an interview sometime in August?

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Many years ago the K3 was faster. Now that they approve the I-129f and the I-130 at the same time and NVC is doing everything via email (saves months) it's totally useless.

What are you up to with the CR-1? If you fill in your timeline we can give you a better idea of how long the processing will take. For example, if you've just sent in the DS-230 package it'll probably be another 2-3 weeks, barring any RFEs or complications. We have a thread full of UK CR-1 filers here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=198808 so you might find some useful info/ timeframe ideas there.

If your case is not yet complete you probably will not get an interview for August. It will most likely be for September. As you can see from my timeline below my case was completed the third week in June and two days later (very unusually) I received an interview date for the beginning of August.


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N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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ok, i am not really sure how this time frame works but these are the dates:

18/11/2008 ---Case received by USCIS for both I-130 and I -129

25/05/2009---Approval notices for both I-130 and I-129 ( I-129 sent to the US embassy London)

05/06/2009---Bill sent and paid for I-130 processing and AOS

29/06/2009---Package 3 recieved

1/07/2009---Package 3 sent off

12/07/2009---AOS, DS-230 as part of I-130 application sent off ( thats if the laywer is not lying!!)

13/07/2009---Completed medical

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Ok so you've got at least 2-3 weeks ahead of you. If there are no problems with your packages you'll probably get a September interview. You may well have a K3 interview date by then. Do you remember what you put as your planned travel date when you returned the packet 3?

Seems like you're already mistrusting your lawyer. He's really not necessary and you should just start calling NVC yourself. Check in at the end of the week or early next week and hopefully they'll have entered the packages into the system by then. Then you just wait. When the packages are sent separately they usually take 2 weeks each to review. Not sure what happens when they're sent together.


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N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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lol. i like the way you say' you just wait'.. but your right, its exactly that a waiting game..

the thing is i have not mentioned an 'intended travel date'. i just left that feild blank. do you happen to think that that will cause any problams?

its just i chose to leave it blank becuase they mentioned that you should not make any plans until you have been given a visa. i wish that i had put a date in now.

the lawyer is terrible. i wish that my husband had not insisted on one. but i guess i will just keep calling the NVC as you say. something is bound to be entered soon.

i was also wondering... i just had my medical on Monday, which was based on my K3. Therefore i did not need any vaccinations. However, the medical team have said that i need to get an MMR done once i get to the use and file for adjustment of status ( based on I-130)

But if this I-130 gets approved, and they decide to give me an interview based on thar, will i need to have had the MMR, or will it be ok to get to the us and have it done.

i hate injections .... :(

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Yeah unfortunately it is all just a waiting game. At least you've got the bulk of the process behind you!

And lots of people have had trouble with leaving it blank or even putting a date a few months in the future. For a while it seemed like London would assign you a date based on your travel plans (even if you haven't booked tickets etc.) but now it seems like they assign you a date when they feel like getting around to it. As of the end of June, 5 weeks after I returned my packet 3, we still hadn't had a date assigned or even been "qualified for an interview" and we put a travel date of 8/15.

So it won't hurt your case, you might just want to consider pursuing the CR1 route then. If you're sure you'd be happy with just the K-3 you can write the embassy a letter saying we need to travel by such and such date and they might try and accommodate you. It also might take them weeks just to open the letter. You never know. NVC is much more responsive, in my experience at least.

As for the medical, I'd call Knightsbridge ASAP and see if they've sent your results on to the embassy yet. You do need to have the injections before you leave if you decide to go with the CR1 unfortunately, but you can have them done at your GP for free and then fax over an updated vaccination record to Knightsbridge. I'd call them very soon though because I worry that if they've already sent out your results they might ask you to do a whole second exam for the CR1 which would be ridiculous.


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N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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wow. i think you might just be right...i will give them a call asap.

but i think that it will just be the K3 that i get interviewed for. This is beucase my stupid why did i hire him of a lawyer still would not have sent out all the documents for the I-130 which includes the DS-230 etc.

also, did you have to have the HPV done?

i saw my nurse about it a while ago and she said that i could not have it as i was already married...?

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I didn't have to have the HPV thankfully because i'm the USC. Is your nurse familiar with the injections necessary for immigration or was she just saying that in general you don't have to have it? I'm pretty sure married or not it's got to be done :( You've only got to get the first in the series though so it's not the worst thing ever.


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N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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Yes, my nurse actually said that since i was married i could not have it. plus here in the UK, its only offered to females aged under 18 years. Since i am 23, she said i could not get it...

But I have just contacted the medical people and have stopped them from posting off my medical results until i go in and have the HPV (first dose) on Tuesday. After that they will send it off to the embassy..

It states on the CDC website that you have to have the HPV if under 26 years...so they are going to make me take it regardless..

I think you were right, its best to get it done know rather then find out that they have started to process the visa as I-130 rather then I-129 and have delays because i cannot go until i have all the vaccinations. Plus, i might then end up having to redo the medical which is a waste. Best just to add this on...

bad thing is i hate injections too much...who ever said this whole immigration thing was easy.....clearly lied

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bad thing is i hate injections too much...who ever said this whole immigration thing was easy.....clearly lied

Haha I don't know who you've been talking to but I've never heard anyone even try to pretend it's easy!

And don't forget your MMR too. And see if they'll give you a transcript of the vaccines in case you get the K-3 and need it for AOS in a few months. I think that's something you'd need but honestly not sure- haven't read up on adjusting status...

Good luck!


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N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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That's because there are many many many more K1 filers. There are hardly any K3 filers at all, and I can't think of any for London recently. I think most people these days go for the CR1, unless they've got a particular issue that would make the K3 better.

Once you get to the embassy K1 and K3 move at the same pace. At USCIS the K3 moves more slowly.


Naturalization

N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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hey.

ok so i (bravely) went and got my HPV and MMR booster shots on Tuesday from Knightsbridge..that means that i have all the shots that i am ever going to need for this move. The lady said that she will courier the medical which i had passed that very day..

so today, i called up the DOS and the lady on the phone told me that there was no record of my docuemtns ( Packet 3) that i had sent in on the 1st of July. I am sure that the immigration unit at the embassy have it as it has been signed for ( i sent it via recorded delivery). So is it just that the documents are not on the system yet? Its been 3 weeks today. Does it take this long? or could there be a problam? :unsure:

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