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I'm trying to go ahead and get packet 3 done before my NOA2 arrives so we can just send it off. I looked under guides and found out everything I need to do. But I need to know what exactly my fiance needs to do. What are all the forms and such that we need to complete packet 3?


December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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Miranda,

What's in Packet 3, and the consulate-specific procedures, can vary a bit from consulate to consulate.

Your information indicates that you'll be dealing with the US consulate in London, so look first on their web pages to see what information you can find.

Yodrak

I'm trying to go ahead and get packet 3 done before my NOA2 arrives so we can just send it off. I looked under guides and found out everything I need to do. But I need to know what exactly my fiance needs to do. What are all the forms and such that we need to complete packet 3?

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Miranda,

What's in Packet 3, and the consulate-specific procedures, can vary a bit from consulate to consulate.

Your information indicates that you'll be dealing with the US consulate in London, so look first on their web pages to see what information you can find.

Yodrak

I'm trying to go ahead and get packet 3 done before my NOA2 arrives so we can just send it off. I looked under guides and found out everything I need to do. But I need to know what exactly my fiance needs to do. What are all the forms and such that we need to complete packet 3?

Thanks, I just did that and it was very helpful. I'm now wondering what forms actually need to be sent back after I get the NOA2. I looked all over this website and all over the London Website, but it doesn't actually say what you need to send back before you get the interview. Anyone who has gone through London, Please Help!

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December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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firstly, nice name :thumbs:

I am going through the London Embassy so I can give you an indication of whats required.

1. Packet 3 contains the following forms:

DS-230 Part 1 (you complete part 2 at the interview)

DS-156 - this needs to be filled in duplicate but DO NOT SIGN IT

DS-156K

DS-157 (only for male applicants)

Your fiance in england needs to collect the following documents: They arent all applicable, obviously if you havent been adopted you dont need an adoption certificate etc...

Passport (valid for at least 6 months) (REQUIRED)

Long style Birth Certificate (REQUIRED)

Adoption certificate (if applicable)

Deed poll

marriage certificate

divirce certificate

police certificate (go to police station in england and ask for a 'Subject Access' form. Costs £10 I think. Takes 40 days to arrive. (REQUIRED)

Court record

military record

3 Color photographs (these must be US Size) (REQUIRED)

Evidence of support (this is quite in depth so search around for more info on that (REQUIRED)

Medical Examination (this needs to be done before your interview, he could actually go ahead and get it done now. The surgery that performs it is Knightsbridge Doctors in London.) (REQUIRED)

You can look in the Gallery section on the VJ menu and find the example forms that come with the packet 3. I will try and find a direct link to them...here it is http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=13

If you want a speedy interview date then I highly recommend getting ALL of this sorted before packet 3 arrives so it can be sent back ASAP.

Hope that helps somewhat

~James

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Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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firstly, nice name :thumbs:

I am going through the London Embassy so I can give you an indication of whats required.

1. Packet 3 contains the following forms:

DS-230 Part 1 (you complete part 2 at the interview)

DS-156 - this needs to be filled in duplicate but DO NOT SIGN IT

DS-156K

DS-157 (only for male applicants)

Your fiance in england needs to collect the following documents: They arent all applicable, obviously if you havent been adopted you dont need an adoption certificate etc...

Passport (valid for at least 6 months) (REQUIRED)

Long style Birth Certificate (REQUIRED)

Adoption certificate (if applicable)

Deed poll

marriage certificate

divirce certificate

police certificate (go to police station in england and ask for a 'Subject Access' form. Costs £10 I think. Takes 40 days to arrive. (REQUIRED)

Court record

military record

3 Color photographs (these must be US Size) (REQUIRED)

Evidence of support (this is quite in depth so search around for more info on that (REQUIRED)

Medical Examination (this needs to be done before your interview, he could actually go ahead and get it done now. The surgery that performs it is Knightsbridge Doctors in London.) (REQUIRED)

You can look in the Gallery section on the VJ menu and find the example forms that come with the packet 3. I will try and find a direct link to them...here it is http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=13

If you want a speedy interview date then I highly recommend getting ALL of this sorted before packet 3 arrives so it can be sent back ASAP.

Hope that helps somewhat

~James

James is right on! :yes:


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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James,

I noticed that you said you could go ahead and book the medical before receiving packet 3. My fiance called the office of the doctor that does the medicals this afternoon, and was told he could book an appt. a couple days in advance and should wait until he receives Packet 3. However, just from reading this board it seems that it can take over a month or so to get an appt. Does it sound as though the receptionist doesn't know what she's talking about? Also, if he schedules his medical now, (before packet 3 arrives), what paperwork should be bring to the medical? Or is it provided by the doctor's office? Thanks in advance....

-Jessica

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I'd get the police certificate sent off for straight away - it took 38 days for mine to come!

Also check that the birth certificate is the long form version as this can take a couple of weeks to get sent!

As James stated, all the forms are sent in packet 3 and they are quite simple so nothing really to worry about.

You could be sorting I-134 and supporting documents as that needs to be handed over at the interview and can take a while to get in order (depending on your circumstances & if you need a co-sponsor).

You don't need to take anything to the medical except a passport photo and your immunization records. Oh, make sure MMR, Tetnus etc are up to date. I've heard others say its a few weeks wait for an appointment....but its taking a couple of months to get an interview date so hopefully that won't be a problem. Maybe get one booked for next month if possible??

Hope this helps :star:


09/20/05 NOA1 received
11/22/05 NOA2 received (65 days)
12/05/05 NVC received application! (say 2-4 week wait)
12/13/05 Found out forms were sent to London on 12/08/05!
12/20/05 Packet 3 received!
01/11/06 Medical - Knightsbridge London
01/18/06 Sent back packet 3!
02/15/06 Received packet 4!

02/13/06 INTERVIEW DATE 03/22/06 AT 10.30AM!! - APPROVED

Married July 29th 2006!!

08/17/2006 Filed for AOS and EAD
08/26/2006 NOA1 received for both (dated 08/24/06)
09/06/2006 RFE email.....not sure what for yet!
9/07/2006 Biometrics completed
10/13/2006 Transferred to CSC!!
11/02/2006 Approval email received!!
11/08/2006 Welcome to USA letter arrives!

11/13/2006 GREEN CARD RECEIVED - NO MISTAKES!!!!

06/06/08 Family moved back to UK!!

Husband gained UK citizenship September 2015

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Family relocating back to California

06/27/2016 I-130 Spousal Visa application sent to London Embassy

07/05/2016 NOA 1

08/31/2016 NOA 2 - case transferred to the Immigrant Visa Unit at the embassy

09/13/2016 3rd Letter received with LND number

10/14/2016 Medical

10/31/2016 Embassy interview

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James,

I noticed that you said you could go ahead and book the medical before receiving packet 3. My fiance called the office of the doctor that does the medicals this afternoon, and was told he could book an appt. a couple days in advance and should wait until he receives Packet 3. However, just from reading this board it seems that it can take over a month or so to get an appt. Does it sound as though the receptionist doesn't know what she's talking about? Also, if he schedules his medical now, (before packet 3 arrives), what paperwork should be bring to the medical? Or is it provided by the doctor's office? Thanks in advance....

-Jessica

One thing you possibly need to book the medical is your case number. This isnt one the US Fiance will have. It starts with LND. They may allow you to book a medical appointment without it however, its worth enquiring.

You need a UK passport photo, your passport, and a completed copy of the USA medical questionaire (I'm not sure if this can be downloaded from the internet or not) This is also something you can ask them over the phone.

I can tell you when I called to book mine, they werent busy at all and could fit me in whenever I desired. Obviously that can change.

Sorry cant be of much more help with that, I suggest calling them and asking more information.

~James


Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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James,

I noticed that you said you could go ahead and book the medical before receiving packet 3. My fiance called the office of the doctor that does the medicals this afternoon, and was told he could book an appt. a couple days in advance and should wait until he receives Packet 3. However, just from reading this board it seems that it can take over a month or so to get an appt. Does it sound as though the receptionist doesn't know what she's talking about? Also, if he schedules his medical now, (before packet 3 arrives), what paperwork should be bring to the medical? Or is it provided by the doctor's office? Thanks in advance....

-Jessica

One thing you possibly need to book the medical is your case number. This isnt one the US Fiance will have. It starts with LND. They may allow you to book a medical appointment without it however, its worth enquiring.

You need a UK passport photo, your passport, and a completed copy of the USA medical questionaire (I'm not sure if this can be downloaded from the internet or not) This is also something you can ask them over the phone.

I can tell you when I called to book mine, they werent busy at all and could fit me in whenever I desired. Obviously that can change.

Sorry cant be of much more help with that, I suggest calling them and asking more information.

~James

This is Miranda replying, your US fiance does have that number, it's the case number they got from NVC :)


Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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Thanks so much for all the information. I just have a couple more questions lol, as always. What is a US sized picture? What is a deed poll? And last, does Patrick need to get the MMR and other vaccinations up to date before going to the medical? We thought the doctor at the medical would do that.

Thanks,

Miranda


December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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What is a deed poll?
A deed poll is when someone chooses to change there name, say they were born John Smith but wanted it changed to Stephen Jones, they can do that legally, this is called deed poll. A name other than the one they were born with.
What is a US sized picture?
This size picture is a slightly different size on the English version. The Embassy does require the US size photo and most photo shops do them you just have to ask.
does Patrick need to get the MMR and other vaccinations up to date before going to the medical? We thought the doctor at the medical would do that.

This is a mixed bag really, first of all get him to go to his local doctor's and see what he has and has not had done, if he needs updating they will tell him. He also needs to get something in writing from the doctors to say that he has had all that is required. They will charge him at the medical for injections that need doing.

Janice

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From what I understand he will need the vaccinations for AOS once in the USA, they aren't required for this medical. However, a lot of people opt to get them in the UK (insurance issues, etc) before they get to the US and some get them done at the medical.

-Miranda


Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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Hi I had my medical in London yesterday, so everything is very fresh in my mind. Also I have written a veeeery detailed account of the day here

I also phoned them before receiving my Packet3 and tried to book an appointment but she clearly said that I couldnt book unless I have been contacted by the Embassy. They really need the case number beginning with LND and the medical questionnaire which will be in Packet3, which does NOT appear to be obtainable from US Embassy's website.

About vaccinations, if your fiance has no previous vaccination records (or it has been a long time since he had them) then he MUST get the vaccinations done. This is now a requirement and Knightsbridge Dcotors will charge him for this. If he is between 18-65 years old, he will need MMR and Tetanus. He can also get them from his local GP and according to some people they even got these vaccinations free from their GPs.

Yesterday, I was charged £60.00 altogether for the 2 vaccinations in addition to the cost of the medical :angry:

So its upto your fiance whether he would prefer having the vaccinations done on the day of his medical or in advance from his GP etc. I think they have made it mandatory to get vaccinations done at this stage so that you wont (hopefully) have to get them done again for AOS.

Hope this helps.

Jahan.


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Hi I had my medical in London yesterday, so everything is very fresh in my mind. Also I have written a veeeery detailed account of the day here

I also phoned them before receiving my Packet3 and tried to book an appointment but she clearly said that I couldnt book unless I have been contacted by the Embassy. They really need the case number beginning with LND and the medical questionnaire which will be in Packet3, which does NOT appear to be obtainable from US Embassy's website.

About vaccinations, if your fiance has no previous vaccination records (or it has been a long time since he had them) then he MUST get the vaccinations done. This is now a requirement and Knightsbridge Dcotors will charge him for this. If he is between 18-65 years old, he will need MMR and Tetanus. He can also get them from his local GP and according to some people they even got these vaccinations free from their GPs.

Yesterday, I was charged £60.00 altogether for the 2 vaccinations in addition to the cost of the medical :angry:

So its upto your fiance whether he would prefer having the vaccinations done on the day of his medical or in advance from his GP etc. I think they have made it mandatory to get vaccinations done at this stage so that you wont (hopefully) have to get them done again for AOS.

Hope this helps.

Jahan.

Thanks! You're all very helpful. :)


December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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