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How do I arrange to accompany my spouse to interview at US Embassy in London?

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Hi all,

My husband received his interview letter from the US Embassy in London. The letter said, "If you need to bring your US citizen spouse, please send us their full name as soon as possible so that we may arrange their access to the Embassy". However, there are no contact details on the letter, which is puzzling. I emailed the embassy using the code given to me from when I called their "helpline". Don't even get me started on that extortionate "helpline"! I received the reply that my email was deleted without being read. Does anyone have any experience with this - do you think I will have to call again to get a new email code?

Thank you!

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**** Moving from CR-1 to UK forum for country specific answers ****

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Which email address were you given? When I emailed londoniv@state.gov i received nothing until a polite response after 2 days with regards to a change of address, but when I emailed LondonConsular@state.gov I received an immediate automatic reply saying they had the right to delete any emails etc etc... i also didn't get given a special code to email londoniv@state.gov, i just put 'change of address' in subject line, so maybe worth trying that again before calling the extortion line again?!

I'm sure others who have done this recently will answer soon - sunshine25 brought her fiance along without problems last week.


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


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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Yes, I took my fiance in with me.

I rang the expensive line and was told to email the embassy so his name would be put on the list. As we only had 3 days notice of the interview I emailed them and when I hadn't heard back the next day I emailed again with 'URGENT, RESPONSE NEEDED BY 01 AUGUST' in the subject heading. It worked and a got a response the day before the interview to say he was on the list. You have to think they receive hundreds of emails a day and just work through them in their own time. You need it to stand out!

I emailed them at this address; londoniv@state.gov

Good luck! :)


Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
Jan 9th 2012- NOA1
May 14th 2012- NOA2 - 126 days no RFE's
June 6th 2012- NVC Received
June 19th 2012- Medical Exam.
June 20th 2012- NVC left
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 received
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 sent. Visa Fee paid.
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

October 30th 2012- Received AOS forms.
November 13th 2012- Received text/emails for AOS, EAP & AP.
November 19th 2012- Received written confirmation for AOS & AP.
December 6th 2012- Biometrics Appt.
December 29th 2012- second Biometric Appt (first lot of fingerprints couldn't be read)
January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Sevice request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED!

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i will say, i am in the same situation and from what i understood when speaking with the man on the extortion line is that if you havent first called and been given approval to email this address then they wont read/respond to the email. when you call the line they will register the fact that you've been given permission to email the address than they will respond, but you dont need a special code, you just need prior permission. not sure if its true or only a scam, but just thought you should know.

good luck

we are heading down next week and are nervous/excited to get this thing behind us.

zac and sian

Edited by zmpart

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Greetings i wrote the embassy an email for this same reason.

This is the response i got back the next morning, less than 24 hours later.

Good luck

Zac and Sian

London, IV LondonIV@state.gov

5:58 AM (1 hour ago)

to me

Thank you for your e-mail,

Your name will be added to the access list for 21AUG. Please make sure you bring your passport for ID.




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