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Just curious if anyone knows how long we may have to wait for an interview recently. We will be paying the fee next week and were wondering if we might get one in two weeks or two months. Thanks!


K1 Process
07/13/10: Mailed off I-129F to Vermont
07/23/10: NOA1
08/01/10: Alex went to England for 3 months
12/15/10: Alan arrived in America for 5 weeks
02/04/11: NOA2
02/19/11: Paperwork in London!
02/25/11: Packet 3 received
03/25/11: Police certificate complete
04/13/11: Medical in London
07/15/11: Alex finally got a job...forward ahead!
07/18/11: Paid for interview...waiting...
08/04/11: Called the consulate, told to wait 7 weeks
09/07/11: Called again, told not all paperwork is not in
09/08/11: Emailed consulate with details on tracking numbers for lost paperwork.
09/09/11: Contacted Senator's office for help, sent all paperwork through his office
09/13/11: Amazing...we have an appt! What a fiasco...
09/15/11: Alan realized he does not in fact have military D/C paperwork
09/16/11: Consulate contacted Alan and told him they do not have paperwork still!
09/21/11: Interview 9:00am-APPROVED!
09/27/11: Passport with Visa received
10/08/11: Alas! Together again!
11/11/11: Wedding

AOS Process
11/16/11: AOS packet mailed to Chicago lockbox
11/26/11: Honeymoon!
12/08/11: NOA1 for Permanent Residence & Employment Authorization
12/09/11: Biometrics appointment notice
01/03/12: Biometrics appointment
01/25/12: NOA: Case being transferred to CA for faster processing
02/02/12: Employment Authorization Approved
06/27/12: RFE, two "yes" questions needed elaboration
07/27/12: Welcome notice received! Greencard in hand

ROC Process

4/12/14: ROC packet mailed

11/25/14: RFE received

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You can expect your interview to be about 4 weeks out from when your packet three is logged... maybe. It might depend a lot on when you put down your wedding date is on your DS-2001 cover letter. Some people said they were marrying in October and got a late August interview date while at the same time our wedding was/is set for the 6th of august and we mentioned my fiances intent to travel on the 29th and got an interview for the 25th originally. That was cutting it too close so we managed to move it up a bit for legitimate reasons. It really truly is hard to say 100% either way it wont be too long, have you sent back packet 3 yet?


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

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AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

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K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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I received my interview date on July 1st and its for August 8th so.... :( about a month


TIMELINE

2 0 1 1

3rd Feb - 129f Sent

10th Feb - NOA1

16th May - NOA2

8th August - Interview in London. APPROVED!

29th August - POE at SFO

7th Oct - Married

10th Oct - AOS Filed

17th Oct - NOA Letter(s)

20th Oct - Biometrics Letter (for 14th Nov)

28th Oct - Biometrics (walk-in)

2 0 1 2

3 Jan - Service Request Put In

13 Jan - EAD Approved

17 Jan - Interview Notice Received

24 Jan - EAD in hand

16 Feb - Interview Date. APPROVED!

2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4

21 Nov - ROC Filed

2 Dec - NOA

6 Jan - Biometrics (walk-in)

15 May - Card Ordered / Approved

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Just curious if anyone knows how long we may have to wait for an interview recently. We will be paying the fee next week and were wondering if we might get one in two weeks or two months. Thanks!

Yes, all of our paperwork was sent in a few months ago. Our hold up was me getting a job. Now that I have one, we can move forward once again. :)

Thank you for the info. I figured it was about a month, but just wanted to know what others were experiencing.


K1 Process
07/13/10: Mailed off I-129F to Vermont
07/23/10: NOA1
08/01/10: Alex went to England for 3 months
12/15/10: Alan arrived in America for 5 weeks
02/04/11: NOA2
02/19/11: Paperwork in London!
02/25/11: Packet 3 received
03/25/11: Police certificate complete
04/13/11: Medical in London
07/15/11: Alex finally got a job...forward ahead!
07/18/11: Paid for interview...waiting...
08/04/11: Called the consulate, told to wait 7 weeks
09/07/11: Called again, told not all paperwork is not in
09/08/11: Emailed consulate with details on tracking numbers for lost paperwork.
09/09/11: Contacted Senator's office for help, sent all paperwork through his office
09/13/11: Amazing...we have an appt! What a fiasco...
09/15/11: Alan realized he does not in fact have military D/C paperwork
09/16/11: Consulate contacted Alan and told him they do not have paperwork still!
09/21/11: Interview 9:00am-APPROVED!
09/27/11: Passport with Visa received
10/08/11: Alas! Together again!
11/11/11: Wedding

AOS Process
11/16/11: AOS packet mailed to Chicago lockbox
11/26/11: Honeymoon!
12/08/11: NOA1 for Permanent Residence & Employment Authorization
12/09/11: Biometrics appointment notice
01/03/12: Biometrics appointment
01/25/12: NOA: Case being transferred to CA for faster processing
02/02/12: Employment Authorization Approved
06/27/12: RFE, two "yes" questions needed elaboration
07/27/12: Welcome notice received! Greencard in hand

ROC Process

4/12/14: ROC packet mailed

11/25/14: RFE received

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so is it worth putting on the cover sheet that intent to travel is sooner than the wedding date? im in the middle of filling in the packet 3 forms and ready to schedule my interview. our wedding is november 18th but we have a lot to plan in the states before then and id hate to leave my fiancee to do it all while im sat waiting around


28-02-2011 - Mailed I-129F application.

03-03-2011 - NOA1 received in mail

01-07-2011 - NOA2 received!

04-07-2011 - NVC Received Case.

15-07-2011 - NVC forwards to US Embassy London

18-07-2011 - NVC Received by London

06-08-2011 - Packet 3 returned to Embassy

11-08-2011 - Medical

24-08-2011 - Packet 3 found to have not been received by London

24-08-2011 - Packet 3 Sent to London

25-08-2011 - Packet 3 Received by London (signed for by lyodd)

21-09-2011 - interview! - APPROVED!

27-09-2011 - Visa in Hand

29-09-2011 - POE JFK

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so is it worth putting on the cover sheet that intent to travel is sooner than the wedding date? im in the middle of filling in the packet 3 forms and ready to schedule my interview. our wedding is november 18th but we have a lot to plan in the states before then and id hate to leave my fiancee to do it all while im sat waiting around

Put that your wedding date is for late September on your cover letter if you like. Many people have padded their wedding dates in the past and many will for years to come. This isn't an unusual practice.


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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ok, i just wanted to check what would be best. if we can shorten the waiting time then thatd be awesome. We're still waiting on our hard copy of the nvc paperwork and packet 3, but we called nvc and they have assigned us a case number and sent the documents to London. Im currently in the USA so we have downloaded the paperwork for packet 3 from various links. Just the medical to book and pay the filing fee. Trying to do this so that i can spend as little time as possible in the UK so i can get back here faster!

If we "pad" the wedding date, will they grill me about it at the interview?


28-02-2011 - Mailed I-129F application.

03-03-2011 - NOA1 received in mail

01-07-2011 - NOA2 received!

04-07-2011 - NVC Received Case.

15-07-2011 - NVC forwards to US Embassy London

18-07-2011 - NVC Received by London

06-08-2011 - Packet 3 returned to Embassy

11-08-2011 - Medical

24-08-2011 - Packet 3 found to have not been received by London

24-08-2011 - Packet 3 Sent to London

25-08-2011 - Packet 3 Received by London (signed for by lyodd)

21-09-2011 - interview! - APPROVED!

27-09-2011 - Visa in Hand

29-09-2011 - POE JFK

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ok, i just wanted to check what would be best. if we can shorten the waiting time then thatd be awesome. We're still waiting on our hard copy of the nvc paperwork and packet 3, but we called nvc and they have assigned us a case number and sent the documents to London. Im currently in the USA so we have downloaded the paperwork for packet 3 from various links. Just the medical to book and pay the filing fee. Trying to do this so that i can spend as little time as possible in the UK so i can get back here faster!

If we "pad" the wedding date, will they grill me about it at the interview?

No you wont be grilled over it at all. If they ask you when you get to the interview (and they most likely wont) when your wedding date is just make sure you know the answer! :rofl:


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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haha, thanks for the help. so after the medical and receipt of packet 3 the interview date is issued 2 weeks after right? so if i have everything sent in by august 7th i should receive an interview date but August 21st? (in theory)


28-02-2011 - Mailed I-129F application.

03-03-2011 - NOA1 received in mail

01-07-2011 - NOA2 received!

04-07-2011 - NVC Received Case.

15-07-2011 - NVC forwards to US Embassy London

18-07-2011 - NVC Received by London

06-08-2011 - Packet 3 returned to Embassy

11-08-2011 - Medical

24-08-2011 - Packet 3 found to have not been received by London

24-08-2011 - Packet 3 Sent to London

25-08-2011 - Packet 3 Received by London (signed for by lyodd)

21-09-2011 - interview! - APPROVED!

27-09-2011 - Visa in Hand

29-09-2011 - POE JFK

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haha, thanks for the help. so after the medical and receipt of packet 3 the interview date is issued 2 weeks after right? so if i have everything sent in by august 7th i should receive an interview date but August 21st? (in theory)

Hate to say it but in theory I am thinking more like September 6th (September 5th being Labor Day). Who knows honestly that is why the sooner the better!


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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