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After over 2 weeks of waiting I called again today ref the whereabouts of packet3. The operator said they could see it had arrived in London. I asked if I could have it please. She said there is no mention on your case of it being sent right now and that the details she had didnt match up with those in London. I asked if she could elaborate on that. She said she didn't know why. I asked if there was a problem. She said it could just be held up at the mo but I needed to send an e-mail to london(didnt inspire confidence). E-mail receipt came back saying I would be answered within 7 days. #######.. are we just unlucky or what? Anyone know anything else else I can try?

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Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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it took us 2 months (due to holidays) for them to recognize us in the system at the embassy - and even then we never got packet 3. they just said, sorry - your letter must have gotten lost in the mail!

here is the link to everything you need for packet 3: http://london.usembassy.gov/iv_15.html

if/when you finally get the letter, it only directs you to this page anyways.

just keep calling to find out if you're in the system, and get your packet 3 together in the meantime :) don't send it off til you know your in the system otherwise your paperwork may not be taken care of appropriately!


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Thanks very much for the reply.. The lady did say she could see my case on the system and gave me a reference number for my e-mail. I suppose right now I don't need to get too stressed as I only sent away for my police cert on Friday as Im told I now need that for the medical.. So much for everything going smoothly post NOA2!!


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Did you call DOS? You can ask if London has sent off your P3 and if so, you don't have to wait for the letter.


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9/11: Arrived at Dallas, TX

9/17: NOA

9/19: Check cashed

9/23: Received NOA

10/7: Text from USCIS on status update: Biometrics in the mail

10/9: Received Biometrics letter

10/29: Biometrics

10/31: In-line

2/16: Text from USCIS that Baltimore has scheduled an interview...finally!!

2/24: Interview letter received

3/24: Naturalization interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Did you call DOS? You can ask if London has sent off your P3 and if so, you don't have to wait for the letter.

This was the problem. They said there was nothing in their system stating my package 3 was due to be sent or anything..very strange.. no I havent called DOS.. what and where is that..

Thanks for your help.


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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This was the problem. They said there was nothing in their system stating my package 3 was due to be sent or anything..very strange.. no I havent called DOS.. what and where is that..

Thanks for your help.

Try this link for instructions.

Also, copied/edited from another thread:

1. NOA2 Approved and sent to US Petitioner's address.

2. Call DOS after NOA2 to find out LND case number.

3. Make and attend a medical appointment.

4. Call DOS weekly until they notify you that "packet 3" has been sent.

5. Send in "packet 3" forms.

6. Call DOS again to find out if interview has been scheduled.

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K-1 Visa/ AOS Timeline:
(Detailed info on our timeline can be found here: About us)

ROC Timeline:

02/10/2014 - ROC Sent.

02/12/2014 - NOA1 Date.

03/11/2014 - Biometrics Date.

05/28/2014 - Card Production.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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I just received this email -

Thank you for your email correspondence.

According to our records, a letter was sent to you on the 1st February 2011, advising you of the next steps in your application. If you have not received that letter, you can download the forms you are required to complete from the Embassy website, here.

You may also wish to confirm your UK mailing address.

Sincerely,

Consular Information Unit

U.S. Embassy, London

CONS/CIU/GS

Does that refer to "packet 3" if they don't resend it can i get all other pieces of info online ie document checklist etc? Will there have been anything specific to me in the packet 3 eg new reference number?

Thanks.


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Does that refer to "packet 3" if they don't resend it can i get all other pieces of info online ie document checklist etc? Will there have been anything specific to me in the packet 3 eg new reference number?

Thanks.

There is no "packet" and the letter is not important or needed except for the web address. Just get on with the instructions given HERE. That is Packet 3.

Notice the forms on the right for download. Notice a link in step two for the documents to bring to the embassy at interview time.

There is no checklist. London now uses form DS-2001 to say you have all your documents in hand and are ready to interview. Formerly they had a "checklist" where you ticked off what documents you were bringing to the interview. DS-2001 is with the other forms for download.


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K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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After over 2 weeks of waiting I called again today ref the whereabouts of packet3. The operator said they could see it had arrived in London. I asked if I could have it please. She said there is no mention on your case of it being sent right now and that the details she had didnt match up with those in London. I asked if she could elaborate on that. She said she didn't know why. I asked if there was a problem. She said it could just be held up at the mo but I needed to send an e-mail to london(didnt inspire confidence). E-mail receipt came back saying I would be answered within 7 days. #######.. are we just unlucky or what? Anyone know anything else else I can try?

ok after a bad experience with DOS today, i am thinking that there are some people there that just are not going to be very helpful.. i think maybe some of them understand the process better than others and what you get from them is as good as how well they are able to interpret the information they can see. the first time i called, the woman i talked to told me that our case had been received in london and that a packet was sent on feb 3. since we haven't gotten it yet, i tried to call today to check in and the dude i talked to told me that he didn't see that the packet had been sent.. he told me that our case had been sent to the embassy on the 28, but then he told me the 3rd, and he said that he didnt know why my case had been sent to the embassy because according to him, it doesnt get sent there until after the medical and everything! he said that the NVC deals with it until the very end (well i have already been told very sternly by the NVC that london deals with it from here on out) being an avid vjer, so it was obvious to me that he did not know what he was talking about!! i think what he knew was related to other visa cases but not fiance visa cases AND btw he told me that i could check my case status on the embassy website, and then he was like let me see what information they ask for.... and then after playing around with it he said oh i guess they dont do that anymore. what little faith i had in him was gone at that point! SOooooo... long story short, i think i may try to call back later and talk to someone else because it really seems to matter who you talk to!!


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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ok, soo my notion that it all depends on who you get at the DOS was confirmed when I just called again and got perfectly good information that agreed with the original info that I had... the last person i talked to was presumably looking at the same screen of information (he read off the same dates) but he just didn't know how to interpret what he was seeing.

word to the wise.. if you think you are getting bogus info, just try again later and ask someone else.


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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ok, soo my notion that it all depends on who you get at the DOS was confirmed when I just called again and got perfectly good information that agreed with the original info that I had... the last person i talked to was presumably looking at the same screen of information (he read off the same dates) but he just didn't know how to interpret what he was seeing.

word to the wise.. if you think you are getting bogus info, just try again later and ask someone else.

Wow! Good to know im not the only one having this problem.. also, when you booked your medical did they ask you to bring police reports as yet again Ive seen a contradictory comment on that one..?


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Wow! Good to know im not the only one having this problem.. also, when you booked your medical did they ask you to bring police reports as yet again Ive seen a contradictory comment on that one..?

yes, you need a police certificate. by the way, we briefly thought that we may not get it in time for the medical (like the day of or the day after) and my fiance called the medical office, who told them that they would accept a scanned copy of the certificate by email if you did not have it in hand the day of. but, they will not send your results to the embassy until they have it. since it takes 4 days to get the medical results, you have a little but of a buffer there. so, keep that in mind if you havent applied for the certificate yet. also, you can put a rush on it by paying extra (keep in mind it really does take every but of the 10 days the form says it does)

the medical office will accept a photocopy (or scanned version by email) but the embassy will need the original


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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yes, you need a police certificate. by the way, we briefly thought that we may not get it in time for the medical (like the day of or the day after) and my fiance called the medical office, who told them that they would accept a scanned copy of the certificate by email if you did not have it in hand the day of. but, they will not send your results to the embassy until they have it. since it takes 4 days to get the medical results, you have a little but of a buffer there. so, keep that in mind if you havent applied for the certificate yet. also, you can put a rush on it by paying extra (keep in mind it really does take every but of the 10 days the form says it does)

the medical office will accept a photocopy (or scanned version by email) but the embassy will need the original

oh! and we ended up getting it in time! and one more thing... when you send in the app for the police cert they will email you a confirmation that has a phone number. you can call that number to find out what day it should arrive


1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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ok after a bad experience with DOS today, i am thinking that there are some people there that just are not going to be very helpful.. i think maybe some of them understand the process better than others and what you get from them is as good as how well they are able to interpret the information they can see. the first time i called, the woman i talked to told me that our case had been received in london and that a packet was sent on feb 3. since we haven't gotten it yet, i tried to call today to check in and the dude i talked to told me that he didn't see that the packet had been sent.. he told me that our case had been sent to the embassy on the 28, but then he told me the 3rd, and he said that he didnt know why my case had been sent to the embassy because according to him, it doesnt get sent there until after the medical and everything! he said that the NVC deals with it until the very end (well i have already been told very sternly by the NVC that london deals with it from here on out) being an avid vjer, so it was obvious to me that he did not know what he was talking about!! i think what he knew was related to other visa cases but not fiance visa cases AND btw he told me that i could check my case status on the embassy website, and then he was like let me see what information they ask for.... and then after playing around with it he said oh i guess they dont do that anymore. what little faith i had in him was gone at that point! SOooooo... long story short, i think i may try to call back later and talk to someone else because it really seems to matter who you talk to!!

Like I said before, you don't need to wait for the actual P3 letter, you can just send it all in now that you have confirmation that it was sent. DOS is slightly a cut above USCIS in intelligence, but not by much. Don't trust everything you hear from them.


Naturalization

9/9: Mailed N-400 package off

9/11: Arrived at Dallas, TX

9/17: NOA

9/19: Check cashed

9/23: Received NOA

10/7: Text from USCIS on status update: Biometrics in the mail

10/9: Received Biometrics letter

10/29: Biometrics

10/31: In-line

2/16: Text from USCIS that Baltimore has scheduled an interview...finally!!

2/24: Interview letter received

3/24: Naturalization interview

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Hi there, I also wondered why my packet 3 letter was taking so long from London. It turned up on Thurs dated the 3rd of Feb - with no stamp or postage payment on it..!! Probably a miracle it turned up at all! Maybe that's what happened to yours..Maybe they're try to save money???! :bonk:

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