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Im a little worried!... the website quotes that it takes them 7-10 business days to process the passport and give it to the couriers... i had my interview on the 13th and my flight is booked for the 26th... so unless they process mine on the 7th working day and the courier delivers it the next day, im screwed!... dont know why i had it in my head that id have my passport back within a week.

Whats peoples experience with london? how long did it take you to get your passport back after interview ? Thanks.


I-129f sent 01/31/12

Received in Dallas sent to Vermont 02/03/12

NOA1 notice date 02/03/12

Touched 02/11/12

NOA 2 07/25/12

NVC Receive 08/01/12

NVC left 08/03/12

Consulate received 08/06/12

Medical 08/08/12

sent packet 3 docs 08/10/12 (yes i have sent before packet 3 letter received, called embassy who confirmed they have me in system as of today)

Interview scheduled 09/13/12

APPROVED!

POE 09/26/12

Wedding booked for 10/08/12

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We are having the exact same problem. We sent packet three on 8/15 and just got our appointment letter today. Interview scheduled for 10/15 and wedding planned for 10/28. If the processing takes as long as they say it does, he'll miss the wedding. I'm beside myself. I don't know what else to do or where to turn. I wish we had some assurance that it would be processed within 3 or 4 days, as some people on here have experienced. We've written to them but who knows.... Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. (He doesn't have a ticket booked yet, but it's sad to think that he may not have his passport back in time to even book a plane ticket and travel here for our wedding... That's the whole point of this process and even though they specifically request evidence of a wedding and even ask for the wedding date, there's no "guarantees". So sad.)

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Here's a thread on the same subject with some replies. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/380701-visa-delivery-turnaround/

Might be of interest to you.


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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Here's a thread on the same subject with some replies. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/380701-visa-delivery-turnaround/

Might be of interest to you.

thanks nick! but im still gonna be nervous until i receive that text saying it will be delivered tomorrow!... 6 days since my interview today and no sign that the embassy has released my passport.


I-129f sent 01/31/12

Received in Dallas sent to Vermont 02/03/12

NOA1 notice date 02/03/12

Touched 02/11/12

NOA 2 07/25/12

NVC Receive 08/01/12

NVC left 08/03/12

Consulate received 08/06/12

Medical 08/08/12

sent packet 3 docs 08/10/12 (yes i have sent before packet 3 letter received, called embassy who confirmed they have me in system as of today)

Interview scheduled 09/13/12

APPROVED!

POE 09/26/12

Wedding booked for 10/08/12

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thanks nick! but im still gonna be nervous until i receive that text saying it will be delivered tomorrow!... 6 days since my interview today and no sign that the embassy has released my passport.

GOOD NEWS UPDATE!! .... the dx.co.uk has my package arriving tomorrow!! WHOOP!! plenty of time to spare (3 working days lol) .... dont worry kissyfish youll be fine with a 14 day gap between interview and wedding... he should be good for poe after 8/9 days if you manage to book a plane ticket for that fast.

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I-129f sent 01/31/12

Received in Dallas sent to Vermont 02/03/12

NOA1 notice date 02/03/12

Touched 02/11/12

NOA 2 07/25/12

NVC Receive 08/01/12

NVC left 08/03/12

Consulate received 08/06/12

Medical 08/08/12

sent packet 3 docs 08/10/12 (yes i have sent before packet 3 letter received, called embassy who confirmed they have me in system as of today)

Interview scheduled 09/13/12

APPROVED!

POE 09/26/12

Wedding booked for 10/08/12

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GOOD NEWS UPDATE!! .... the dx.co.uk has my package arriving tomorrow!! WHOOP!! plenty of time to spare (3 working days lol) .... dont worry kissyfish youll be fine with a 14 day gap between interview and wedding... he should be good for poe after 8/9 days if you manage to book a plane ticket for that fast.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: This whole process is a killer!!

Have a nice trip!


I-130 SENT 2012/01/20

I-130 NOA1 2012/01/24

I-130 NOA2 2012/06/12

NVC receiv 2012/07/02

NVC case # 2012/07/13

DS-3032 emailed 2012/07/13

AOS paid 2012/07/20

AOS sent 2012/07/23

DS-3032 Accepted 2012/07/24

IV paid 2012/07/25

IV/DS-230 sent 2012/07/26

RFE missing pay stubs 2012/08/03

Case completed 2012/08/16

Inteview Date 2012/10/16

221g (new co-sponsor and proof of domicile for my son) crazy stuff!

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Took my husband 2 weeks to get his back.

I hope you get it. I cant believer you already ordered a plane ticket =S


I know my timeline sucks, but my husbands P.O.E was on January 7th, 2013!

Greencard in hand! After almost 4 years, WE DID IT!

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mine also took 14 days from interview date in july 2012- be careful with booking those tickets, guys!


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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mine also took 14 days from interview date in july 2012- be careful with booking those tickets, guys!

He got his passport with 3 days to spare.

By God, I would have been sweating bullets and crapping rocks B-)


I know my timeline sucks, but my husbands P.O.E was on January 7th, 2013!

Greencard in hand! After almost 4 years, WE DID IT!

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