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Hello Fellow UK VJers! From what I've read on here, there seems to be a delay in the time between when London receives packet 3 and them issuing the interview date, usually with the interview date a bit away. Does anyone know if this is the case? If so, we're thinking my fiance will fly here and wait it out (may as well be together!). Thank you in advance for any help!


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Hello Fellow UK VJers! From what I've read on here, there seems to be a delay in the time between when London receives packet 3 and them issuing the interview date, usually with the interview date a bit away. Does anyone know if this is the case? If so, we're thinking my fiance will fly here and wait it out (may as well be together!). Thank you in advance for any help!

Sorry, forgot to mention, we've already gotten medical done. :)


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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Hello Fellow UK VJers! From what I've read on here, there seems to be a delay in the time between when London receives packet 3 and them issuing the interview date, usually with the interview date a bit away. Does anyone know if this is the case? If so, we're thinking my fiance will fly here and wait it out (may as well be together!). Thank you in advance for any help!

Did you also send in the DS-2001? If so, did you include a note stating that you would be available to take any appointment slot on short notice? There was a backlog, but considering some going through London have received interviews with a week's notice, it possible that an interview date will be assigned at any time. Just keep calling the DOS line to inquire.

Also, please update your timeline. You don't have anything that notes that Packet 3 was received by the beneficiary and/or when it was logged by the embassy.

Edited by LeftCoastLady

Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

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Did you also send in the DS-2001? If so, did you include a note stating that you would be available to take any appointment slot on short notice? There was a backlog, but considering some going through London have received interviews with a week's notice, it possible that an interview date will be assigned at any time. Just keep calling the DOS line to inquire.

Also, please update your timeline. You don't have anything that notes that Packet 3 was received by the beneficiary and/or when it was logged by the embassy.

Thank you for your note. The embassy has electronically acknowledged that it has received our packet from NVC. They haven't issued the packet 3 yet. We are turning in the DS-2001 on Monday. We can add that we'll take any interview slot, that's a great idea. We just thought if there was a delay, we'd just wait patiently here together.


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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Thank you for your note. The embassy has electronically acknowledged that it has received our packet from NVC. They haven't issued the packet 3 yet. We are turning in the DS-2001 on Monday. We can add that we'll take any interview slot, that's a great idea. We just thought if there was a delay, we'd just wait patiently here together.

So, to clarify, your case is just getting to London, correct? You don't have to wait for the embassy to send the Packet 3 letter to the beneficiary. Have you read through the K-1: NOA2 to Interview thread in the UK forum?

All the information you need is there, including the link to where the forms can be downloaded from the embassy site. If you haven't sent in any of the DS forms, you won't get an interview appointment. The medical exam results + the DS forms + the DS-2001 readiness letter are the components that need to be at the embassy before you're eligible for an interview and a date can be assigned.

If you already had your medical exam at Knightsbridge, I'm assuming you just received the LND number and did that before sending all of the DS forms? If that's what happened, you should definitely send the DS forms to London tout de suite so everything can be matched up. It's usually best to send the DS forms right around the same time you have the exam, since it takes 4-5 business days for the exam results to be delivered to the embassy.

Edited by LeftCoastLady

Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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So, to clarify, your case is just getting to London, correct? You don't have to wait for the embassy to send the Packet 3 letter to the beneficiary. Have you read through the K-1: NOA2 to Interview thread in the UK forum?

All the information you need is there, including the link to where the forms can be downloaded from the embassy site. If you haven't sent in any of the DS forms, you won't get an interview appointment. The medical exam results + the DS forms + the DS-2001 readiness letter are the components that need to be at the embassy before you're eligible for an interview and a date can be assigned.

If you already had your medical exam at Knightsbridge, I'm assuming you just received the LND number and did that before sending all of the DS forms? If that's what happened, you should definitely send the DS forms to London tout de suite so everything can be matched up. It's usually best to send the DS forms right around the same time you have the exam, since it takes 4-5 business days for the exam results to be delivered to the embassy.

Hello Again :)

Yes, that link has been my bible for a few weeks, thank you! I'm right with you. We had the forms ready to turn in today, but it was delayed as too late for post office... so yes absolutely it will be sent Special Delivery Monday to match up with the medical. That's why we weren't waiting for the Packet 3. What I wanted to know was if there is a delay (once the readiness forms are turned in) and the time your packet is logged in. Does that make sense? All we needed to clarify was the rumor that it takes a few weeks (once you've mailed your readiness forms) to get an interview date. Something about the Olympics causing a back log?


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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Hello Again :)

Yes, that link has been my bible for a few weeks, thank you! I'm right with you. We had the forms ready to turn in today, but it was delayed as too late for post office... so yes absolutely it will be sent Special Delivery Monday to match up with the medical. That's why we weren't waiting for the Packet 3. What I wanted to know was if there is a delay (once the readiness forms are turned in) and the time your packet is logged in. Does that make sense? All we needed to clarify was the rumor that it takes a few weeks (once you've mailed your readiness forms) to get an interview date. Something about the Olympics causing a back log?

There was supposedly backlog around the time of the Olympics, however, there have been people recently reporting receiving interview appointments with a week's notice. No one on VJ will be able to confirm how long it will take for the embassy to schedule an interview for your case. The best solution for you is to get the DS forms mailed in right away and then begin contacting DOS to confirm receipt/interview eligibility/interview date.


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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There was supposedly backlog around the time of the Olympics, however, there have been people recently reporting receiving interview appointments with a week's notice. No one on VJ will be able to confirm how long it will take for the embassy to schedule an interview for your case. The best solution for you is to get the DS forms mailed in right away and then begin contacting DOS to confirm receipt/interview eligibility/interview date.

Ok, thank you! By DOS you mean the NVC, correct? Where I got the LND case number?


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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Ok, thank you! By DOS you mean the NVC, correct? Where I got the LND case number?

No, I mean the Dept. of State (DOS). As a K-1, the NVC is done with you at this point once it ships your case to the embassy/consulate. The DOS line will be able to provide you with information on where you case stands in London. You may need to revisit the pinned thread in the UK forum for a refresher. :innocent:


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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No, I mean the Dept. of State (DOS). As a K-1, the NVC is done with you at this point once it ships your case to the embassy/consulate. The DOS line will be able to provide you with information on where you case stands in London. You may need to revisit the pinned thread in the UK forum for a refresher. :innocent:

Thank you!!


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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