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Oslo, Norway....fast or slow to schedule interviews?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Norway
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I am hearing that this place moves pretty fast once they get word from NVC...any folks on here can comment?..how was the interview as well?.. anything we should bring thats NOT mentioned? Thanks folks.


Service Center :Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Norway

I-129F Sent: June 3, 2010

I-129F NOA1: June 14, 2010

Touched: June 17, 2010

I-129F NOA2: July 7, 2010

129F to NVC: July 13, 2010

NVC to Oslo: July 15 2010

Package 3 received: Aug 4 2010

Consulate interview: Aug 11, 2010-APPROVED !!

Visa received: Aug 18th

Travel to US: Aug 19th

Marriage: Sept 3rd 2010 !!

AOS/AP/EAD: Sent Sept 20th

NOA 1 (for all 3) Sept 30th

Biometrics appt: Oct 27th 2010

AOS interview: Dec 15th 2010

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Filed: Country: Norway
Timeline

There are not a lot of Norwegians here, so there isn't that much info to get sadly.

I know that the embassy works pretty fast, my papers got through NVC within a few days, and the day it was approved it got sent to the embassy electronically. Luckily for me I had sent them an e-mail the day before asking a question, and they e-mailed me back asking my name, and after that they could tell me that they already recieved my documents, and would send me my package before they even got my case in the mail!

I also scheduled my interview date via e-mail, and got a very short waiting period.

Remember to get your medical done ASAP.

The doctor in Oslo wont be back until August 4th. There is a doctor in Stavanger, I flew there for a days trip on Monday just to get my medical done. He should be open, and he's a very pleasant man to work with. He will e-mail you docs and also a paper to take to get x-rays of your thorax, instead of sending it via mail, which takes a lot longer.

Hope everything works out for you. I have my interview on August 28th, hope all goes well there! I will update my status after my interview, and possibly write a interview review.

I have heard that the embassy in Oslo works pretty fast and that the interviewers generall are pretty nice, so I am hopeful. :)

Where in the US are you moving?


129f sent May 29th 2010

NOA1 date June 2nd 2010

NOA2 date June 24th 2010 (!!!)

NVC June 29th 2010

Embassy July 1st 2010

Packet 3 July 3rd 2010

Packet 3 returned and interview scheduled July 7th 2010

Medical July 12th 2010

Interview July 28th 2010 - APPROVED

Moved August 7th

Married October 23rd

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AOS + EAD + AP sent 24th of February

EAD + AP approved April 21st, card received May 5th

AOS approved May 2nd, card received May 7th

NO INTERVIEW!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Norway
Timeline

There are not a lot of Norwegians here, so there isn't that much info to get sadly.

I know that the embassy works pretty fast, my papers got through NVC within a few days, and the day it was approved it got sent to the embassy electronically. Luckily for me I had sent them an e-mail the day before asking a question, and they e-mailed me back asking my name, and after that they could tell me that they already recieved my documents, and would send me my package before they even got my case in the mail!

I also scheduled my interview date via e-mail, and got a very short waiting period.

Remember to get your medical done ASAP.

The doctor in Oslo wont be back until August 4th. There is a doctor in Stavanger, I flew there for a days trip on Monday just to get my medical done. He should be open, and he's a very pleasant man to work with. He will e-mail you docs and also a paper to take to get x-rays of your thorax, instead of sending it via mail, which takes a lot longer.

Hope everything works out for you. I have my interview on August 28th, hope all goes well there! I will update my status after my interview, and possibly write a interview review.

I have heard that the embassy in Oslo works pretty fast and that the interviewers generall are pretty nice, so I am hopeful. :)

Where in the US are you moving?

That is excellent info to have!...but I think you have me mixed up with my fiancée..lol..he is Norwegian and I'm the American=0) and we will be living in Philadelphia...what about you?...but I will pass that info to him about the Dr. Also I emailed the embassy and I couldn't make heads or tails from it..the person responding said that all interviews conducted will be done between 13:00 and 13:30 on Wed..huh??...we have gotten a new case number (notice from NVC) so I will shoot another email to the embassy with that and ask a couple of more questions and to get clarity on that previous email...


Service Center :Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Norway

I-129F Sent: June 3, 2010

I-129F NOA1: June 14, 2010

Touched: June 17, 2010

I-129F NOA2: July 7, 2010

129F to NVC: July 13, 2010

NVC to Oslo: July 15 2010

Package 3 received: Aug 4 2010

Consulate interview: Aug 11, 2010-APPROVED !!

Visa received: Aug 18th

Travel to US: Aug 19th

Marriage: Sept 3rd 2010 !!

AOS/AP/EAD: Sent Sept 20th

NOA 1 (for all 3) Sept 30th

Biometrics appt: Oct 27th 2010

AOS interview: Dec 15th 2010

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Norway
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We are also setting up for an inteview with the embassy in Oslo, and not only are they fast, they're very pleasant people to deal with. When we received the packet from the embassy, we had a few questions on some of the forms. They replied very quickly (by the next day) with the answers to our questions.

Here's an amazing thing - when we sent off the DS-2001 (Notification of Applicant Readiness)... they called her. I was talking with her on Skype when she received the phone call. The lady at the embassy was friendly and pleasant, and asked when my fiance was going to have the medical exam and when she anticipated coming to America (19th of July and mid/late August respectively). She then set up an interview for her on the 4th of August.

Regarding the doctor - as I write this, my fiance is on the train going home from Stavanger. The doctor there was professional and very thorough. He said that he would forward the results to the embassy and they should arrive in ten days, which is plenty of time before the interview date. As Tunaa said, he will email the documents beforehand that need to be filled out and signed; she actually had two exams, one in the early afternoon for X-rays and the physical exam later in the afternoon with the doctor himself. She was also able to contact him via phone a few days before the exam to confirm that she had everything that was needed.

We are quite excited and we will update as we go along!


Our Relationship

2007 Fall : We meet online and become good friends

2008 Summer : Our relationship becomes stronger and we fall in love without knowing it

2009 Spring : We meet in person... and everything just "clicks"

2010-01-07 : I propose... and she says yes!

Our K-1 Journey

2010-03-19 : I-129F Sent

2010-03-25 : NOA1

2010-05-14 : NOA2

2010-05-16 : NVC Received

2010-05-18 : NVC Left

2010-05-20 : Consulate Received

2010-05-26 : Packet 3 Received

2010-07-10 : Packet 3 Sent

2010-07-19 : Medical exam in Stavanger

2010-07-20 : Packet 4 Received

2010-08-04 : Interview in Oslo - APPROVED!

2010-08-26 : Port-Of-Entry, Los Angeles

2010-09-10 : Married!

Adjustment of Status

2010-10-29 : I-485 / I-765 / I-131 and related documents sent

2010-11-04 : Email notification, documents received

2010-12-02 : Website says I-765 and I-131 approved and to wait 30 days for the cards to arrive...

2010-12-08 : Biometrics appointment in Los Angeles. Very smooth, zero problems.

2010-12-14 : I-485 case transferred to CSC

2011-01-03 : Called USCIS because EAD and AP never recieved by us.

2011-01-18 : EAD received

2011-02-01 : I-485 Approved! Strangely enough, AP arrives in the mail; guess it was refiled on our behalf.

2011-02-04 : Green card in hand!

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