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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline

Anybody know how long the average wait has been this summer for a visa interview at Bangkok after NVC sends the paperwork over? We're getting close. I'll have to start surfing for plane tickets.


N-400 CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

10/20/14...N-400 mailed to Phoenix
--/--/14.. N-400 packet received
--/--/14... Check cashed
--/--/14... NOA1 received (Priority Date 10/10/14)
---/---/14... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for --/--/14)
---/---/14... Early walk-in for Biometrics (Tampa FL)
---/---/14... In line for interview
---/---/14... Interview completed
---/---/14... Oath letter received
---/---/14... Oath Ceremony!

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My case is DCF, I sent my package 3 to US Embassy 2 and half weeks ago, still no sign. I also sent e-mail to the IV today asking about the waiting time.. here is what they said.

"The Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok received the returned Packet 3 documents from you through the mail on June 27, 2011. Your case is now awaiting for an interview appointment. Due to the large volume of applicant, an interview appointment can be scheduled for you in about 8-10 weeks later. We will be in touch with you by mail and email when the interview appointment is scheduled for you."

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CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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8-10 weeks huh? We sent in Packet 3 one week ago. I was hoping it we would get something fairly soon about an interview but I guess not.

I received an e-mail today, the interview date is 12 September! It took 11 weeks since they got my package, so long.

But one strange thing the name of the applicant in the e-mail is mine but the case number is not, just sent e-mail to IV unit to verify the information, wish I could get the sooner interview appointment.

Wish you don't have to wait for too long Wiscoman.


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
Timeline

I received an e-mail today, the interview date is 12 September! It took 11 weeks since they got my package, so long.

But one strange thing the name of the applicant in the e-mail is mine but the case number is not, just sent e-mail to IV unit to verify the information, wish I could get the sooner interview appointment.

Wish you don't have to wait for too long Wiscoman.

The wait you are all experiancing is common especially for this time of year. BKK deals with about 700 cases per month. In the summer they have many student visas for example. I have seen 200 students lined up out side the embassy at times. Immigration based visas are only done on Monday & Wednesday which causes the delay through out the year.

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The wait you are all experiancing is common especially for this time of year. BKK deals with about 700 cases per month. In the summer they have many student visas for example. I have seen 200 students lined up out side the embassy at times. Immigration based visas are only done on Monday & Wednesday which causes the delay through out the year.

Thanks for more information ka Pii Ning :) Now I just hope they didn't mix up my appointment with someone else ka, still a little bit worried about the wrong case number.


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Thanks for more information ka Pii Ning :) Now I just hope they didn't mix up my appointment with someone else ka, still a little bit worried about the wrong case number.

Yes I would be concerned too. I know you sent the email but if you dont get a responce that clears it up I would have your fiancee buy the special pin number at a post office that allows X amount of calls directly inside to talk them. This may be simple problem or it could lead to something more serious.

In my own case my husband figured out they had made a mistake similar to this. He was able to get the attention of the embassy to correct it. In our case they were very helpful by not only admitting their mistake but corrected it by allowing us to choose any date we wanted to be interviewed on. My case in total took 408 days so we didnt have an easy time of it at any point.

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Oh, okay ka. I will definitely do what you suggested if not hear from them by Wednesday. Finger crossed for nothing serious (but also deeply hope they will let us pick the date like yours ka :content:).

Thanks again for coming back to give more advice na ka, they are really helpful :thumbs::thumbs:


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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I received an e-mail today, the interview date is 12 September! It took 11 weeks since they got my package, so long.

But one strange thing the name of the applicant in the e-mail is mine but the case number is not, just sent e-mail to IV unit to verify the information, wish I could get the sooner interview appointment.

Wish you don't have to wait for too long Wiscoman.

IV unit has confirmed the interview date on 12 September, other case number was just a mistake.

Wish everyone luck (also myself :))


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Got the interview date finally... September 26. About the same amount of time from submission of packet 3 to the interview date as Nonchalante.

Congratulations!!!


CR-1: DCF ROC: California Service Center Naturalization

Apr-01-2011 Submitted I-130 at USCIS Bangkok July-09-2013 Mailed I-751 to California Service Center Sep-04-2014 Mailed N400 to Phoenix Lockbox
Apr-29-2011 RFE (husband forgot to include photos - -") July-10-2013 NOA1 Sep-06-2014 Package delivered

Sep-09-2014 NOA date

May-03-2011 Sent photos to USCIS Bangkok Aug-05-2013 Biometrics appointment Sep-11-2014 Check cashed

May-30-2011 Notice of Approval from USCIS Bangkok Sep-12-2014 Biometric letter
Oct-24-2013 Date of decision, Approved!
Jun-02-2011 Received package 3 and case number Oct-01-2014 Biometrics appointment
Jun-23-2011 Sent package 3 to IV unit Bangkok Nov-8-2013 New card arrived Oct-14-2014 Pre-Interview (Yellow) Letter

Jul-15-2011 Received package 4 and acknowledgment of interview date Jan-20-2015 Interview letter

Jul-23-2011 Medical Examination
Mar
-09-2015 Interview date

Sep-12-2011 Interview date, Approved!
Sep-15-2011 Visa in hand Apr-09-2015 Oath Ceremony
Sep-19-2011 POE

Oct-11-2011 Greencard in hand

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline

Virginian61--looks like we have similar timelines. Just sent in our DS-230 on Monday. Was hoping for a September interview but it's looking more and more like it will be October now thanks to our wait for police certificate after everything else was ready.


01-30-2011 - Sent I-130

02-04-2011 - NOA1

05-27-2011 - NOA2

06-06-2011 - NVC Receives

06-15-2011 - AOS Bill

07-01-2011 - IV Bill

08-01-2011 - DS-230 package sent to NVC

08-12-2011 - NVC Case Complete

08-24-2011 - NVC Schedules Interview

09-03-2011 - Embassy receives case file

10-12-2011 - Interview

10-20-2011 - IR-1 visa received

11-15-2011 - Port of Entry

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline

Virginian61--looks like we have similar timelines. Just sent in our DS-230 on Monday. Was hoping for a September interview but it's looking more and more like it will be October now thanks to our wait for police certificate after everything else was ready.

I've still got my fingers crossed for September. Maybe the DCFs are scheduled separately from stateside. Should fins out this week.


N-400 CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

10/20/14...N-400 mailed to Phoenix
--/--/14.. N-400 packet received
--/--/14... Check cashed
--/--/14... NOA1 received (Priority Date 10/10/14)
---/---/14... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for --/--/14)
---/---/14... Early walk-in for Biometrics (Tampa FL)
---/---/14... In line for interview
---/---/14... Interview completed
---/---/14... Oath letter received
---/---/14... Oath Ceremony!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
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Finally got the appointment, Sept 29. Now the question is how long after the interview to pick up the visa. Depite what the embassy says, I've got to make plane reservations.

I'm going over to accompany my wife. Anybody else there on the 29th? I hear USC spouses aren't allowed in the consulate (odd), so it may be a long morning at the Starbucks down the street.


N-400 CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

10/20/14...N-400 mailed to Phoenix
--/--/14.. N-400 packet received
--/--/14... Check cashed
--/--/14... NOA1 received (Priority Date 10/10/14)
---/---/14... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for --/--/14)
---/---/14... Early walk-in for Biometrics (Tampa FL)
---/---/14... In line for interview
---/---/14... Interview completed
---/---/14... Oath letter received
---/---/14... Oath Ceremony!

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