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I am a bit nervous that our NOA2 will expire before our interview is scheduled. The Trinidad embassy is currently sheduling interviews 8 weeks out, and expecting to only get busier. Our NOA2 just reached the NVC and won't go out for another week or 2 I am sure. With the Christmas rush and upcoming holidays, I am nervous. :blush: So in a case where that may occur .... what happens? Has anyone here had this happen to them?


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago

4-18: I-129F Sent

4-25: I-129F NOA1

6-23: I-129F RFE

8-27: Sent RFE Reply

9-15: I-129F NOA2 FINALLY!!! Thanks be to you lord!

9-19: NOA2 by postmarked in snail mail (rcvd' around the 22nd)

10-12: Received e-mail from the NVC stating they recently forwarded our petition to the consulate! =)

10-17: Consulate received petition from NVC and mailed out packet 3 & 4

10-25: Johann collects Packet 3 & 4 from embassy!

10-27: Return information to the embassy!

11-7: Received Packet 4

11-28: INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT~ APPROVED

12-1: Visa Picked up from Embassy

12-23: Johann is coming to the STATES! Yay!

3-17: It's a GREEN Wedding!!!

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"Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart."

- Rozina Hasham

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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I am a bit nervous that our NOA2 will expire before our interview is scheduled. The Trinidad embassy is currently sheduling interviews 8 weeks out, and expecting to only get busier. Our NOA2 just reached the NVC and won't go out for another week or 2 I am sure. With the Christmas rush and upcoming holidays, I am nervous. :blush: So in a case where that may occur .... what happens? Has anyone here had this happen to them?

Just call the US embassy where your interview will be, and the embassy will extended it. I recall reading about this last week in another post.


I-751 10yr Green Card

01-07-10 Approval Letter for the 10yr Green Card

01-15-10 Production Email Regarding the Green Card from USCIS

01-28-10 Green Card received from USCIS

US Citizenship

10-19-10 Mailed N-400 packet to Texas via Priority Mail

10-22-10 Packet was delivered after being forwarded to Dallas

10-27-10 Check was finally cashed by USCIS

10-30-10 I-797C Notice of Action (NOA) Received

11-02-10 RFE Text Message, and Email Received (Must be the Biometrics)

11-08-10 Biometrics Letter Received for 11/17/2010

11-17-10 Biometrics was done with in five minutes of reaching at 8:00am

12-06-10 Testing, and Interview email status received via email from USCIS with information to expect a letter shortly with appoinment time.

1-13-11 Interview Passed with form N-652 checked [box A] with congrats you have been recommended for finally approval.

1-13-11 USCIS JAX officer said the Oath letter will come in two or three months.

2-23-11 Oath Ceremony Letter was received for March 17th for 9am in the GNV Federal Court House

3-17-11 Oath Certificate was received at the oath ceremony, and appointment made for US passport for Monday 3-21-11.

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I am a bit nervous that our NOA2 will expire before our interview is scheduled. The Trinidad embassy is currently sheduling interviews 8 weeks out, and expecting to only get busier. Our NOA2 just reached the NVC and won't go out for another week or 2 I am sure. With the Christmas rush and upcoming holidays, I am nervous. :blush: So in a case where that may occur .... what happens? Has anyone here had this happen to them?

Just call the US embassy where your interview will be, and the embassy will extended it. I recall reading about this last week in another post.

Gina, you don't even have to call, it's automatically extended by the Consulate. The VO has the authority to extend your visa.

There is nothing particularly out of the ordinary with your circumstance. There are Consulates in the world where it routinely takes up to 6 months just to get an interview. So in those countries, it's par for the course and almost all K1 approved petitions are extended automatically.


AOS I-485

07/10/07 - Sent I-485 via USPS Priority Mail to Chicago Lockbox

07/23/07 - Received NOA1 in my home mailbox

08/13/07 - Received ASC Biometrics Appointment Letter in my home mailbox

08/31/07 - USCIS mailed out Appointment letter with Postmark Date 8/31/07

09/04/07 - Received actual Appointment Letter (Interivew Date 10/30/07)

09/06/07 - Completed Biometrics Appointment at local ASC

10/30/07 - Scheduled AOS Interview Appointment - Approved

I-751

08/13/09 - Sent I-751 to CSC

08/17/09 - Receipt date of NOA

09/16/09 - Biometrics

09/17/09 - "Touched"

12/15/09 - Card production ordered

12/17/09 - Approval notice sent

12/21/09 - Received 10-Year GC and Welcome Letter

N-400

08/16/10 - Sent N-400 to AZ Lockbox via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation

08/18/10 - USPS Confirms delivery: August 18, 2010, 9:57 am, PHOENIX, AZ 85036

08/24/10 - Check #501 for $675 cleared my account @ 11:20 pm EDT

08/27/10 - Received NOA dated 8/23/10 with a Priority date of 8/18/10

09/07/10 - Received Biometric RFE dated 9/3/10 -- Fingerprint apt. schedule 10/1/10

10/01/10 - Fingerprint Appointment-- Completed

10/09/10 - Received Interview Appointment Letter dated 10/6/10 for scheduled interview on 11/09/10

11/09/10 - Interview Passed

11/18/10 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
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The embassy will automatically extend the date without any calls to them so do not worry Sir Lancelot is correct that they do this all the time.

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Morocco
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Think of it this way, how many petitions make it to the interview before the expire? :lol:

You will be fine.


'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'

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Thanks all! I had hoped that I wouldn't have to take action!!! Cheers!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago

4-18: I-129F Sent

4-25: I-129F NOA1

6-23: I-129F RFE

8-27: Sent RFE Reply

9-15: I-129F NOA2 FINALLY!!! Thanks be to you lord!

9-19: NOA2 by postmarked in snail mail (rcvd' around the 22nd)

10-12: Received e-mail from the NVC stating they recently forwarded our petition to the consulate! =)

10-17: Consulate received petition from NVC and mailed out packet 3 & 4

10-25: Johann collects Packet 3 & 4 from embassy!

10-27: Return information to the embassy!

11-7: Received Packet 4

11-28: INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT~ APPROVED

12-1: Visa Picked up from Embassy

12-23: Johann is coming to the STATES! Yay!

3-17: It's a GREEN Wedding!!!

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"Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart."

- Rozina Hasham

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Gina & Johann,

9 FAM 41.81 (Fiance(e)s) Notes, N6.1

It happens all the time. Respond to the visa application package (Packet 3) within a reasonable period of time after it is received and there should be no problem.

Yodrak

I am a bit nervous that our NOA2 will expire before our interview is scheduled. The Trinidad embassy is currently sheduling interviews 8 weeks out, and expecting to only get busier. Our NOA2 just reached the NVC and won't go out for another week or 2 I am sure. With the Christmas rush and upcoming holidays, I am nervous. So in a case where that may occur .... what happens? Has anyone here had this happen to them?

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Gina & Johann,

9 FAM 41.81 (Fiance(e)s) Notes, N6.1

It happens all the time. Respond to the visa application package (Packet 3) within a reasonable period of time after it is received and there should be no problem.

Yodrak

I am a bit nervous that our NOA2 will expire before our interview is scheduled. The Trinidad embassy is currently sheduling interviews 8 weeks out, and expecting to only get busier. Our NOA2 just reached the NVC and won't go out for another week or 2 I am sure. With the Christmas rush and upcoming holidays, I am nervous. So in a case where that may occur .... what happens? Has anyone here had this happen to them?

Thank you ... we will definitely do that!


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Trinidad & Tobago

4-18: I-129F Sent

4-25: I-129F NOA1

6-23: I-129F RFE

8-27: Sent RFE Reply

9-15: I-129F NOA2 FINALLY!!! Thanks be to you lord!

9-19: NOA2 by postmarked in snail mail (rcvd' around the 22nd)

10-12: Received e-mail from the NVC stating they recently forwarded our petition to the consulate! =)

10-17: Consulate received petition from NVC and mailed out packet 3 & 4

10-25: Johann collects Packet 3 & 4 from embassy!

10-27: Return information to the embassy!

11-7: Received Packet 4

11-28: INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT~ APPROVED

12-1: Visa Picked up from Embassy

12-23: Johann is coming to the STATES! Yay!

3-17: It's a GREEN Wedding!!!

picture051ay0.th.jpg

"Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart."

- Rozina Hasham

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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I am a bit nervous that our NOA2 will expire before our interview is scheduled. The Trinidad embassy is currently sheduling interviews 8 weeks out, and expecting to only get busier. Our NOA2 just reached the NVC and won't go out for another week or 2 I am sure. With the Christmas rush and upcoming holidays, I am nervous. :blush: So in a case where that may occur .... what happens? Has anyone here had this happen to them?

Consular officers can extend the approval date for the K-1 petition. In my case, the NOA2, which was originally approved March 31, technically expired July 31. This petition was recalled from the embassy in Paris, and then went to CSC who apparently reaffirmed it without benefit of issuing a new NOA2. At any rate, my fiance had his interview in Paris last week and the visa was approved, so I guess it didn't matter too much that the original NOA2 had expired. BTW, neither did they ask him to see any evidence of a continuing relationship, just needed a handwritten updated letter of intent to from me (the USC). Go Figure, eh? I think this whole process is about 50% predictable, 25% variable based on different embassy idiosyncracies, and about 25% ####### shoot :P But I wouldn't sweat too much about the expired NOA2.


2/28/06 - K-1 app sent to NSC

3/06/06 - NOA 1

3/31/06 - NOA 2

4/12/06 - NVC sent approved petition to Paris embassy

4/24/06 - fiance received instruction pkt (pkt 3)

5/05/06 - pkt 3 checklist returned to embassy

6/16/06 - CRIS-USCIS email "petition received"

6/21/06 - 1-797s (2) received, petition "received", "reopened" by CSC

6/26/06 - email, RFE sent

7/05/06 - RFE received and sent back to CSC

7/06/06 - RFE received, signed for by receptionist at CSC

7/11/06 - email RFE received by CSC

7/12/06 - touched (same message as day before about RFE receipt

WAITING WAITING WAITING

8/15/06 - NVC receives reaffirmed petition (no written confirmation yet)

8/22/06 - NVC sends reapproved petition back to Paris CHOUETTE!!!!

9/21/06 - Pkt. 4 received

10/4/06 - INTERVIEW scheduled\

11-14-06 - VISA RECEIVED!!!!![/b]

12/08/06 - Arrives - POE PDX

12/14/06 - Married in Vegas, Baby!!!

AOS

01/03/07- I-485 sent to Chicago

01/09/07 - NOA from MSC

01/30/07 - Biometrics taken

02/01/07 - touched

04/10/07 - Interview scheduled/AOS approved - I-551 stamp in passport

04/18/07 - Permanent Resident Card received!!!!!

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