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Hi all, we have recently been tracking our petition and have been given our LND number from NVC and was told it has now been forwarded to the London Embassy. well our question is we have been reading about DOS and ringing for info etc. what actually will this do for us? is it just a way to track our case or can we book the interview at the embassy? I have my medical booked for this coming monday. any help appreciated thanks as were just trying to keep this moving.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hi all, we have recently been tracking our petition and have been given our LND number from NVC and was told it has now been forwarded to the London Embassy. well our question is we have been reading about DOS and ringing for info etc. what actually will this do for us? is it just a way to track our case or can we book the interview at the embassy? I have my medical booked for this coming monday. any help appreciated thanks as were just trying to keep this moving.

Yes and no. We can all turn to DOS if we feel there's a lack of communication with the Embassy; but at this time, unless something is wrong, you shouldn't even worry about calling DOS at all. good.gif

If you still want their number, a quick search with the site's tool, will produce the information you are looking for.

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Yes and no. We can all turn to DOS if we feel there's a lack of communication with the Embassy; but at this time, unless something is wrong, you shouldn't even worry about calling DOS at all. good.gif

If you still want their number, a quick search with the site's tool, will produce the information you are looking for.

Ty for ur response. we have there number at hand :thumbs:

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Hi -

We are on about the same timeline as you. Our case was complete on May 8 and is also being sent to the London. My husband is getting an IR-1/CR-1 not a K-1, so things might be a bit different, but this is what I have gathered from this site.

The reason to call the DOS is to get your interview date, ahead of when you get the official notice and to find out when your file has reached the embassy; not to schedule your interview, the NVC does that. Also, have read that you shouldn't do the medical until you have the interview date and/or the embassy has your file so that when they get your medical they can match it to a file. Not 100% sure on this, but that is what we have read. You might want to check the "NVC - May 2012" thread. There are links to timelines, instructions etc.

Good luck!!

Edited by tobytyke23

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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You might want also check out - http://www.visajourn...terview-thread/

The process is different Toby. We K1ers do not need to call DOS at all, unless there's a communication issue between the Embassy and the Petitioner/Beneficiary; not even to schedule an interview.

EDIT: The NVC to us, is a simple stop for our file before it reaches the Embassy. You, however, do everything with them.

Edited by Celeste & C

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Yes, thanks. I was trying to be helpful. I guess I should stop posting and stay in my IR-1/CR-1 lane! LOL

good.gif While we all try to help each other, and many members know a lot about both procedures, it can easily cause confusion.

I don't know much about the entire CR1 process....I know the basics rofl.gif

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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When I went through the process last summer for K1 the reason I kept ringing the DOS where:

- to check when my file was logged by the London embassy (took about 3 weeks after physical receipt) because Knightbridge will send your medical to the embassy about 4 days after your appointment; if your file hasn't been logged yet there is a danger that the medical docs will get lost

- file logged also meant that I knew I could send the docs for packet 3 to speed things up

- after medical and packet 3 to see if an interview had been scheduled (last year a lot of UK people reported not receiving their interview letter or only 4-5 days before the interview and I wanted to make sure I'd have enough time to arrange the trip to London)

So, if you're not pushed for time there is no reason to ring DOS - it just gives you a bit more information on where your file is at any given moment.

Good luck with the last step :)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Yes and no. We can all turn to DOS if we feel there's a lack of communication with the Embassy; but at this time, unless something is wrong, you shouldn't even worry about calling DOS at all. good.gif

If you still want their number, a quick search with the site's tool, will produce the information you are looking for.

I agree.

Though, in our case.... we (I) have had to contact the NVC and the DOS for odd and assorted issues. Like Celeste & C indicates, it all depends on the interviewing embassy/consulate. There is a bilateral treaty between USA and China where each other's diplomatic packages are delayed "awaiting diplomatic clearance." It is just a cat and mouse game. Then there is the "slow as molasses in January" issue with the mailroom at the Guangzhou consulate.... they sometimes need a little "prodding" to move things along. For those things, I am thankful for the DOS visa specialists, for me, they are more accessible than the IV Unit at the consulate.

Good luck on your visa journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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