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My fiancee has sent packet 3 out (mon march 26th) to the UK embassy. He had his medical on march 22nd. so as far as i know we have done everything on our part does anybody know if we just wait for an interview date now or does he have to call and schedule one? Is there anywhere to go to find out if they've received everything yet? Thanks so much in advance, we have grown extremely impatient now!

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Its just a case of waiting. My interview date took about 2 weeks to get to me. You can call the embassy and check they have all your forms but they wont be able to give your interview date I dont think.


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*Filed I-129F - 21st October 2011* *Applied for SSN - 8th June 2012* *Filed I-751 (arrived) - 26th March 2015

*NOA1 - 28th October 2011* *Filed for AOS, EAD & AP - 26th June 2012* * Check cashed - 30th March 2015
*NOA2 (no RFE) - 26th January 2012* *AOS, EAD, & AP arrive at Chicago Lockbox - 28th June 2012* NOA1 - 26th March 2015 (arrived 3/4/15)

*Packet 3 sent - 27th February 2012* *Email notification of receipt - 3rd July 2012* *No biometrics letter - Service Request submitted 5/4/15
*Medical - February 28th 2012* *Check cashed - 7th July 2012* *Still no biometrics letter - 2nd Service Request submitted - 8/6/15
*Packet 4 received - 17th March 2012* *NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP - 9th July 2012* *Biometrics in Aurora, CO - 8th July 2015*
*Interview in London - 5th April 2012. APPROVED!!!* *Biometrics in Philadelphia (Drummond Road)- 7th August 2012*
*POE Newark, NJ - 16th May 2012 *Biometrics walk in at Philadelphia (Drummond Rd) - 25th July 2012*
*K1 process took 160 days* *Case Transfered to California Service Centre - 26th July 2012*
*SSN DENIED! - 17th August. 10 weeks after I applied!!*

*EAD/AP Approved - 28th August 2012* 59 days
*Married! - 1st June 2012* *EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
*EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
* Re-applied for SSN - 14th September 2012*
*Put in service request at 8mo/3days wait - 19th March 2013*

* AOS Approved!!! - 1st May 2013* Exactly 10 months after applying.

*Green card in hand - 6th May 2013


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Its just a case of waiting. My interview date took about 2 weeks to get to me. You can call the embassy and check they have all your forms but they wont be able to give your interview date I dont think.

How did you get notice of your interview? By post or is there another way to be notified as well?

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How did you get notice of your interview? By post or is there another way to be notified as well?

They sent me a letter.


View my K1 -> ROC Timeline

*Filed I-129F - 21st October 2011* *Applied for SSN - 8th June 2012* *Filed I-751 (arrived) - 26th March 2015

*NOA1 - 28th October 2011* *Filed for AOS, EAD & AP - 26th June 2012* * Check cashed - 30th March 2015
*NOA2 (no RFE) - 26th January 2012* *AOS, EAD, & AP arrive at Chicago Lockbox - 28th June 2012* NOA1 - 26th March 2015 (arrived 3/4/15)

*Packet 3 sent - 27th February 2012* *Email notification of receipt - 3rd July 2012* *No biometrics letter - Service Request submitted 5/4/15
*Medical - February 28th 2012* *Check cashed - 7th July 2012* *Still no biometrics letter - 2nd Service Request submitted - 8/6/15
*Packet 4 received - 17th March 2012* *NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP - 9th July 2012* *Biometrics in Aurora, CO - 8th July 2015*
*Interview in London - 5th April 2012. APPROVED!!!* *Biometrics in Philadelphia (Drummond Road)- 7th August 2012*
*POE Newark, NJ - 16th May 2012 *Biometrics walk in at Philadelphia (Drummond Rd) - 25th July 2012*
*K1 process took 160 days* *Case Transfered to California Service Centre - 26th July 2012*
*SSN DENIED! - 17th August. 10 weeks after I applied!!*

*EAD/AP Approved - 28th August 2012* 59 days
*Married! - 1st June 2012* *EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
*EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
* Re-applied for SSN - 14th September 2012*
*Put in service request at 8mo/3days wait - 19th March 2013*

* AOS Approved!!! - 1st May 2013* Exactly 10 months after applying.

*Green card in hand - 6th May 2013


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i thought i would have to wait for the letter, thanks!

You can call the Dept of State in the US and they will know once it is scheduled and you might find out a day or two earlier than waiting on the post. Things to consider--they might not have even opened and noted his application forms yet. It's not done the day the mail arrives. And in your cover letter with the Readiness Form, if you gave a wedding date way out like July-August, they may hold off on your interview to accommodate those with earlier weddings since you would have plenty of time.


England.gifENGLAND ---

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

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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We didn't send in a cover letter and the interview date was about 4 weeks out. As Nich-Nick mentioned unless you had a certain interview date due to an early wedding it wont matter. Jodie actually sent in another DS form with a cover letter just in case, due to reading post here on VJ saying you needed one, but her interview letter came 1 day later.

Hopefully you have planned it out and were expecting about a 4 week(ish) wait as we were. Lucky for us our timing has worked in our favor as she will be here during my short break between my teaching spring and summer classes, for that thing we call wedding and more forms.


8/31/2011 I-129f sent... Come on...no whammies

9/8/11 NOA1

1/5/12 NOA2 whammies averted Just follow the guides people, it isn't rocket science

2/27/12 Medical

3/6/12 Packet 3 sent

3/17/12 Packet 4 received

4/17/12 Interview ------- Approved

5/9/12 POE Atlanta... then off to Austin

5/26/12 Married

6/5/12 applied SS# 6/11/12 received SS#

7/17/12 AOS filed I485 I131 I765

09/18/12 - EAD/AP approved

09/26/12 - EAD/AP Card delivered

03/07/13 - AOS Approved, No interview, No RFEs

03/15/13 - Greencard received

01/17/15 - filed for 10 year greencard

09/15/15 - 10 year green card recieved, no interview.........again

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We didn't send in a cover letter and the interview date was about 4 weeks out. As Nich-Nick mentioned unless you had a certain interview date due to an early wedding it wont matter. Jodie actually sent in another DS form with a cover letter just in case, due to reading post here on VJ saying you needed one, but her interview letter came 1 day later.

Hopefully you have planned it out and were expecting about a 4 week(ish) wait as we were. Lucky for us our timing has worked in our favor as she will be here during my short break between my teaching spring and summer classes, for that thing we call wedding and more forms.

whew i feel much better hearing somebody else didnt either! We expected about a month and are REALLY crossing our fingers now especially since we just signed a lease in Florida for may. So from what i see people from the UK are receiving their appt letters about 10 days after packet 3 is being sent

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Not sure about how it's working out time-wise for other folks, but we had our medical on the 21st, and today (the 30th) we got the letter with the interview date in it. (which is in the 2nd week of May).

*btw we mailed our DS 2001/ 230s on the 16th of March*

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IR-1 DCF@London

Nov-9-2011 Mailed I-130

Nov-23-2011 Charged for I-130

Nov-30-2011 Rec'd email confirmation

Feb-18-2012 Rec'd notice I-130 accepted

Mar-12-2012 Rec'd Case #

Mar-16-2012 Mailed DS-230s & DS-2001

Mar-21-2012 Medical Appointment

May -9-2012 Visa Interview...Approved! :)

June 18th ...Fly home~~

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You can call the Dept of State in the US and they will know once it is scheduled and you might find out a day or two earlier than waiting on the post. Things to consider--they might not have even opened and noted his application forms yet. It's not done the day the mail arrives. And in your cover letter with the Readiness Form, if you gave a wedding date way out like July-August, they may hold off on your interview to accommodate those with earlier weddings since you would have plenty of time.

do you know where i can find the department of state phone number in the US?

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I'm still waiting for noa2 but was just wondering, is the any way I can use the fact I live 20 mins from the embassy to my advantage when it comes to interview scheduling? As in, make It clear I can drop everything and be there in 30 mins if they have any cancellations etc.? I know it's a long shot, and I'm certainly not expecting any priority for this reason, but i wasn't sure when, if at all, I would be able to point this out - readiness for interview form? Or just calling up once i am given a date? Thanks for any ideas and good luck to everyone.


K1

10 Jan 2012: I-129F package sent

14 June 2012: NOA2

11 July 2012: Medical

30 July 2012: Interview at London Embassy (Approved!)

13 Aug 2012: Visa Received

1 Sept 2012: POE (Atlanta)

15 Sept 2012: Wedding in New Orleans

AOS

16 Nov 2012: NOA Receipt Date

20 Dec 2012: Biometrics Appointment

16 Jan 2013: EAD & AP approved

25 Jan 2013: EAD & AP Card received

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My package is at the London embassy now, I have not yet received a letter stating they require the next step of paperwork. Whilst I'm waiting for this can I go ahead and book my medical? As I have a case number? My police certificate will be arriving in the next few days.

Thanks

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My package is at the London embassy now, I have not yet received a letter stating they require the next step of paperwork. Whilst I'm waiting for this can I go ahead and book my medical? As I have a case number? My police certificate will be arriving in the next few days.

Thanks

Sure, but they usually ask your LND case number when booking so call NVC for it if you don't know it yet. DO get your needed shots before you go to the medical. Shots listed in pinned thread "...from NOA2 to interview".


England.gifENGLAND ---

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

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Sure, but they usually ask your LND case number when booking so call NVC for it if you don't know it yet. DO get your needed shots before you go to the medical. Shots listed in pinned thread "...from NOA2 to interview".

I have my LND number, thank you :)

I think I have them all, I think its just either Hep A or Hep B. But I shall check!

Also in terms of packet 3, did everyone just send it all off at once or send the DS230 etc first and then the cover letter once you are about to take your medical exam?

I just want to speed it up, due to get married July 21st but ideally would like to be in the states end of June.

Thanks in advance.

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