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Hi everyone. I have been reading all over the United Kingdom and k1 forums for the answer to this question, but now I fear I have read tooooooo much. haha! Because the answers say so many different things... In my cover letter I explained that we would like an october interview date because I (US petitioner) plan to fly back here to London on november 8th to fly to Poland (hopefully soon after I arrive) to visit my fiancees family before we leave for the US. She had her medical on september 11th and so everything needed by embassy should be in place. With that being said, my questions are as follows:

1. My packet 3 and DS-2001 forms were received today by the embassy in London. I know this because I had them signed for. I am so confused as to when my Fiancees interview date will be set because there are so many answers from so many different dates during this year that appear on these threads.... is there anybody that has recent experience with the London Embassy that can relay their experience between the Embassy receiving these forms, and having their interview date set.

2. Also can you please share your recent experiences/knowledge about how far out the interview date is/was from the point they received their interview date. I have seen people say 1 week or one month+... I have also seen people that claimed to get the interview date they requested?

Any answers are appreciated.... thanks in advance

Daniel


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2012-05-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-08

NVC Received : 2012-08-10

NVC Left : 2012-08-15

Consulate Received : 2012-08-20

Packet 3 Received : ONLINE

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-18

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2012-10-25 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Visa Received :

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Well i sent my DS forms to London and it took them 29 days to log them from the date they were signed for. 34 days after they were signed for and still no interview...


CR-1
07-01-2011 : Married

05-10-2012 : I-130 Mailed to London (DCF)
05-11-2012 : I-130 Delivered and signed for at Embassy
05-18-2012 : NOA1 Email
07-26-2012 : NOA2 (69 days)
07-28-2012 : NOA2 hard copy received
08-10-2012 : LND Case number received. Letter dated 08-07-2012
08-15-2012 : DS-230 and DS-2001 mailed to Embassy
08-23-2012 : Medical
09-14-2012 : Emailed Embassy and confirmed DS forms have finally been logged (After 29 days)
09-22-2012 : Interview letter received. Dated September 19th.
10-03-2012 : Interview - Approved!
NOA1 to Interview - 138 days.
10-10-2012 : Passport with Visa delivered two hours late at 8pm.
10-22-2012 : POE Philadelphia
11-15-2012 : Green Card received in mail
12-11-2012 : Went to the Social Security office to apply for SSN after it did not arrive.
12-15-2012 : SSN Arrived in 4 days.

05-09-2013 : Left USC Husband.
11-28-2013: Filed for divorce.

05-01-2014: Divorced

05-08-2014: Sent I-751 petition to VSC

05-13-2014: NOA1 (was not postmarked until 5/22/14 and received on 5/24/14)
06-18-2014: Biometrics in St. Albans, VT

11-21-2014: RFE. Received on 11/24/14.

01-22-2015: Interview notice mailed out. Received 1/26/15

02-12-2015: Interview in St Albans, VT - Approved during interview!

CRBA
08-16-2012 : CRBA in London for our daughter - Approved!
09-11-2012 : CRBA and Passport arrived.
09-25-2012 : SSN Arrived. Mailed from MD on 09-17-2012

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wow... like I said "confusing".... sorry its taking so long..... one thread I read had a guy who requested an early morning friday appointment at the beginning of the month and got it! haha... Thats where my confusion stems from


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2012-05-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-08

NVC Received : 2012-08-10

NVC Left : 2012-08-15

Consulate Received : 2012-08-20

Packet 3 Received : ONLINE

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-18

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2012-10-25 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Visa Received :

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A few weeks ago things seemed to be moving a lot faster and some people got interviews with 3-4 days notice but it seems to have slowed right down lately with logging the DS forms. One email i had from them said an interview will be scheduled as soon as the DS forms get logged and another said within 4 weeks of them being logged. So its just a case of waiting unfortunately.


CR-1
07-01-2011 : Married

05-10-2012 : I-130 Mailed to London (DCF)
05-11-2012 : I-130 Delivered and signed for at Embassy
05-18-2012 : NOA1 Email
07-26-2012 : NOA2 (69 days)
07-28-2012 : NOA2 hard copy received
08-10-2012 : LND Case number received. Letter dated 08-07-2012
08-15-2012 : DS-230 and DS-2001 mailed to Embassy
08-23-2012 : Medical
09-14-2012 : Emailed Embassy and confirmed DS forms have finally been logged (After 29 days)
09-22-2012 : Interview letter received. Dated September 19th.
10-03-2012 : Interview - Approved!
NOA1 to Interview - 138 days.
10-10-2012 : Passport with Visa delivered two hours late at 8pm.
10-22-2012 : POE Philadelphia
11-15-2012 : Green Card received in mail
12-11-2012 : Went to the Social Security office to apply for SSN after it did not arrive.
12-15-2012 : SSN Arrived in 4 days.

05-09-2013 : Left USC Husband.
11-28-2013: Filed for divorce.

05-01-2014: Divorced

05-08-2014: Sent I-751 petition to VSC

05-13-2014: NOA1 (was not postmarked until 5/22/14 and received on 5/24/14)
06-18-2014: Biometrics in St. Albans, VT

11-21-2014: RFE. Received on 11/24/14.

01-22-2015: Interview notice mailed out. Received 1/26/15

02-12-2015: Interview in St Albans, VT - Approved during interview!

CRBA
08-16-2012 : CRBA in London for our daughter - Approved!
09-11-2012 : CRBA and Passport arrived.
09-25-2012 : SSN Arrived. Mailed from MD on 09-17-2012

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Does anyone know if either 129f visas and 130 visas get some sort of priority as far the interview appointment dates?


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2012-05-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-08

NVC Received : 2012-08-10

NVC Left : 2012-08-15

Consulate Received : 2012-08-20

Packet 3 Received : ONLINE

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-18

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2012-10-25 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Visa Received :

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Hi!

I had my medical on 6th and followed up with the police certificate after on 13th (who confirmed receipt) and sent my packet 3 forms with the DS2001 all together on 15th and the embassy received this on the 18th sept (I tracked it 1st class recorded mail). I'll let you know if I here anything but I'm not counting on it being quick by the feedback from people on this website. I'm allowing two to four weeks in my own mind just to hear from them.

I'll keep you posted if I here anything.

Lessons to learn, observe official guidance and timescales and what it can take up to, always record everything in writing and enquire if necessary and don't confirm any prior arrangements until the paperwork is in your hand!

Best of luck

Ashley


01.11.2011 | Met Online and an Amazing Friendship Began...

06.23.2011 | Met in Person and our Romantic Relationship was set Ablaze......

03.18.2012 | Engagement

05.10.2012 | I-129F SENT (USPS Overnight to Dallas Lockbox)

05.11.2012 | Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox Signed for at 11:30am

05.16.2012 | NOA1 Text and Email Received (11pm)

05.18.2012 | Cashed Check

05.21.2012 | NOA1 Letter in Mail

05.18.2012 | Cashed Check

08.06.2012 | NOA2 Text Received and Email Received (9pm)

08.09.2012 | NOA2 Letter in Mail

08.22.2012 | Packet 3 Recieved

08.25.2012 | NVC Letter Recieved

09.06.2012| Medical Exam

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It seems to be taking around 4 weeks just to log packet 3's at the moment, then you have to wait for them to issue an interview date. I can only guess it is because of the Olympics and a backlog of non immigrant visas (as DOS told me they stop processing non-immigrant visas during July and August).


I-129F Sent : 2012-03-03

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-09

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-07-13

NVC Received : 2012-07-23

NVC Left : 2012-07-25

Consulate Received : 2012-08-08

Packet III Received : 2012-08-09

Packet III Sent : 2012-08-18

Medical in London : 2012-09-03

Packet III Logged by Embassy : 2012-19-03

Interview Date : : 2012-10-12 APPROVED!

POE :

Wedding [Planned] : 2013-01-26

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Hello All,

Just wanted to check back in and see if London is still behind? If so, my fiance will simply fly here to wait it out... may as well be together if we can. Does anyone know if this is still the case with the delay in packet 3 receipt/interview date?

Thank you for any help!


K-1
03/09/12 - NoA1
10/04/12 - NoA2 (210 days)

AoS

01/25/13 - NoA1
08/15/13 - NoA2 (199 days)
 

RoC
05/21/15 - NoA1

11/02/15 - NoA2 (164 days)
 

N-400

08/18/16 - NoA1
03/14/17 - Interview

03/16/17 - Oath Ceremony (217 days)

US citizen

Total time start to finish: 5 years, 12 days (1,838 days)

 

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My packet was sent out and received by embassy on september 20th... We recieved our interview for october 25th.... I found this out on the 3rd of october.... so it was just over 2 weeks


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2012-05-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-08

NVC Received : 2012-08-10

NVC Left : 2012-08-15

Consulate Received : 2012-08-20

Packet 3 Received : ONLINE

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-18

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2012-10-25 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Visa Received :

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Thank you, FastTrack. But I think there is a specific delay in London. I'll post a new question just for the UKers to double check. Good luck on your interview! :thumbs:


K-1
03/09/12 - NoA1
10/04/12 - NoA2 (210 days)

AoS

01/25/13 - NoA1
08/15/13 - NoA2 (199 days)
 

RoC
05/21/15 - NoA1

11/02/15 - NoA2 (164 days)
 

N-400

08/18/16 - NoA1
03/14/17 - Interview

03/16/17 - Oath Ceremony (217 days)

US citizen

Total time start to finish: 5 years, 12 days (1,838 days)

 

Need a Realtor in NC?

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Thank you, FastTrack. But I think there is a specific delay in London. I'll post a new question just for the UKers to double check. Good luck on your interview! :thumbs:

I looks as though you may have seen that my fiancee is from Poland.....My fiancee is polish citizen, but has lived in London for 6 years.... our visa process is going through the London Embassy.


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2012-05-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-08

NVC Received : 2012-08-10

NVC Left : 2012-08-15

Consulate Received : 2012-08-20

Packet 3 Received : ONLINE

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-18

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2012-10-25 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Visa Received :

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I looks as though you may have seen that my fiancee is from Poland.....My fiancee is polish citizen, but has lived in London for 6 years.... our visa process is going through the London Embassy.

Oh, duh! Thank you. Hope your interview was easy and smooth!


K-1
03/09/12 - NoA1
10/04/12 - NoA2 (210 days)

AoS

01/25/13 - NoA1
08/15/13 - NoA2 (199 days)
 

RoC
05/21/15 - NoA1

11/02/15 - NoA2 (164 days)
 

N-400

08/18/16 - NoA1
03/14/17 - Interview

03/16/17 - Oath Ceremony (217 days)

US citizen

Total time start to finish: 5 years, 12 days (1,838 days)

 

Need a Realtor in NC?

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thanks a lot... It wasnt completely smooth, but it was successful! The interviewer gave her a hard time about the tourist visa she was denied in January to see me and her sister.... He had an attitude the whole time.... however she was never asked for tax returns or financial evidence aside from the I 134 itself... anyhow, we are soooo happy that she got approved... We are coming back to the states together on November 29th, after visiting her family fin poland for a couple weeks..... I cant believe it, and I cant wait!!!


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2012-05-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-08-08

NVC Received : 2012-08-10

NVC Left : 2012-08-15

Consulate Received : 2012-08-20

Packet 3 Received : ONLINE

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-09-18

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2012-10-25 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Visa Received :

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between 4-6 weeks

DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS OR A WEDDING

Edited by Elora & Rob

K1

02/09/12 I-129F Sent
02/15/12 NOA1 Received
06/29/12 NOA2 - APPROVED (135 days No RFE's)
07/26/12 UK Medical
07/28/12 Packet 3 received
07/31/12 Visa Fee paid & Packet 3 Sent. (with DS-2001)
08/21/12 Packet 4 received
09/07/12 K1 Interview - APPROVED (205 days No RFE's)
09/13/12 Passport/Visa & Package Received
12/10/12 P.O.E in Las Vegas, NV
12/12/12 Got Marriage License
12/14/12 MARRIED


AOS

12/27/12 Applied for SSC
12/28/12 Received Marriage Certificate
12/28/12 Recieved Marriage Certificate
01/02/13 Received SSC
01/07/13 AOS Sent
01/10/13 NOA Received
02/07/13 Biometrics
03/11/13 EAD & AP Approved (63 days)
03/14/13 EAD & AP card received
03/27/13 AOS Interview - *Error with Medical Certificate*

05/23/13 US Medical

05/29/13 New Medical Certificate Sent

06/07/13 AOS Approved

06/12/13 Green Card Arrived

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thanks a lot... It wasnt completely smooth, but it was successful! The interviewer gave her a hard time about the tourist visa she was denied in January to see me and her sister.... He had an attitude the whole time....

Hi , any chances of telling us more details about questions asked rearding tourist visa?. i was denied it too, back in august... :-(


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