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What to expect for UK London embassy CR1 Interview

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This question is for people who have preferably been through the process at the London embassy. My husband has his interview on Jan the 13th here and I gave him the copies of all the filings of the 864 and 230. He's also bringing proof of relationship (cards, photos, call histories, etc.) However I have read they ask for originals, but they should have the originals already with them yes? Also, is there a fee that my husband is expected to pay there once approved? I've been hearing some type of fee having to be paid on site? We thought we were done with all the fees :wacko: And then of course if you wouldn't mind giving a list of what type of questions they ask that would be awesome and we would very much appreciate it! Thanks!! And good luck to everyone currently in the process :thumbs:


Married: 10/23/09

USCIS JOURNEY

Sent I-130: 4/1/10

NOA1: 4/13/10

NOA2: 9/30/10

NVC JOURNEY

- NVC Case Number Assigned 10/14/10

- AOS bill and Agent forms received by email 10/29/10

- Email DS 3032 10/15/10

- Hard Copy sent 10/26/10

- Scanned Copy sent 10/27/10

- AOS Bill Status: Paid online 10/25/10

- AOS Package Sent via Priority Mail 10/27/10

- AOS Package Delivered to NVC 10/29/10

- IV Bill Received & Paid 10/29/10

- IV Bill Status: Shows as PAID 11/01/10

- Sent IV Package Priority Mail 11/02/10

- IV Pack Received at NVC 11/04/10

- IV Pkg Entered into AVR System 11/17/10

- NVC SIF 11/23/10

- Case Complete 11/30/10 (could've been earlier; called late :-P)

- NVC Forwards Case to Embassy

- Medical completed 12/13/10

- Interview Date Completed Jan 13th @ 9am--APPROVED!!

- POE 1/30/2011

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

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Moving to the regional discussion forum.


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If you've paid the fees at the NVC you wont have to pay any more. the only other fee you will pay will be the courier fee for the passport and have the visa put in it. Thats around 20 pounds.

The originals will have been sent with your master file, from the NVC.

As for questions, it varies, how you met, what you do for a living, where you live, how long you've known each other. Its impossible predict what you will be asked. Each case is viewed on its own merits.


USCIS California Service Center - Expedited

09-SEP-2010 : Mailed I130 Petition to Chicago Lockbox.

16-SEP-2010 : Received NOA1.

24-SEP-2010 : Expedite: service request

05-OCT-2010 : Supporting documents sent to CSC.

16-OCT-2010 : RFE received.

19-OCT-2010 : RFE response received at CSC.

22-OCT-2010 : I130 Petition APPROVED.

30-OCT-2010 : NOA2 Received in Mail

NVC - Expedited

27-OCT-2010 : Case Number Assigned

02-NOV-2010 : Expedite request emailed to NVC

10-NOV-2010 : Expedite approved - Case forwarded to Consulate

12-NOV-2010 : Medical

US Embassy - Expedited

18-NOV-2010 : Packet 3 email received.

19-NOV-2010 : Emailed DS230, DS2001

30-NOV-2010 : Interview - 9am Denied: 3 year bar (overstay) - i601 Waiver filed with expedite request

01-DEC-2010 : MP requests assistance from US Ambassador

03-DEC-2010 : Waiver transferred from USCIS to DHS

11-DEC-2010 : Waiver Receipt notification dated 07-DEC-2010

20-DEC-2010 : VISA/Waiver Approved

22-DEC-2010 : Approval letter received

24-DEC-2010 : Passport collected by courier

10-JAN-2011 : CR1 Visa Issued by IVU London

11-JAN-2011 : Passport / Visa delivered.

18-JAN-2011 : POE: EWR (Newark, New Jersey)

17-FEB-2011 : Welcome Letter Arrived

19-FEB-2011 : Green Card I-551 Arrived

I-130 Mailing to Approval (incl. waiver): 102 Days

OCT 2012 : Applied for Removal of Conditions

DEC 2012 : Received NOA1 (GC extention letter)

18-JAN-2013 : Biometrics walk in approved and completed

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Hope it all went well.


USCIS (155 Days)

12/20/2010 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lock Box via USPS Express Mail

12/22/2010 - Delivered (online tracking confirmation)

12/27/2010 - NOA1 Email and Text from USCIS. Off to CA!!

12/30/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received. Priority date is 12/22/2010.

02/16/2011 - Touched

05/26/2011 - NOA2 155 days after NOA1!

05/31/2011 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received. No text or email notification.

NVC (21 Days)

06/10/2011 - NVC Received

06/14/2011 - NVC Case & IIN Numbers Received

06/14/2011 - DS3032 Sent via Email

06/16/2011 - AOS bill generated and paid

06/17/2011 - DS3032 Accepted

06/20/2011 - AOS shows as PAID

06/20/2011 - IV bill generated

06/22/2011 - IV bill paid

06/22/2011 - AOS package sent

06/24/2011 - IV shows as PAID and package sent/AOS package delivered

06/27/2011 - IV package delivered

06/30/2011 - Medical Exam

07/11/2011 - SIF!

07/12/2011 - CASE CLOSED

09/23/2011 - INTERVIEW at 8am

09/23/2001 - APPROVED!!

10/06/2011 - POE at LAX

LIFE AFTER THE FACT

02/23/2012 - OUR SON WAS BORN!

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