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I had a question abou the fiance visa; im not sure if this is the right place to ask it, but i ll give it a shot and someone will hopefully tell me where the right place is at least!

Im applying for the visa from London, uk. I received embassy's letter regarding uscis's apporval on november 15th, which asked me to send some additional forms & do my medical test. The embassy has received my filled forms on november 22nd and medical results on november 29th. However i haven't got my interview letter yet. Any ideas why it's taking too long and what's gonna happen? Im sort of stressed now!

Many thanks :)

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I had a question abou the fiance visa; im not sure if this is the right place to ask it, but i ll give it a shot and someone will hopefully tell me where the right place is at least!

Im applying for the visa from London, uk. I received embassy's letter regarding uscis's apporval on november 15th, which asked me to send some additional forms & do my medical test. The embassy has received my filled forms on november 22nd and medical results on november 29th. However i haven't got my interview letter yet. Any ideas why it's taking too long and what's gonna happen? Im sort of stressed now!

Many thanks :)

When you sent in the forms, did you also include the DS-2001 readiness letter? Have you or your fiancé(e) called the Dept. of State number (202-663-1225, press 1, then 0) to confirm they've logged the forms and that you're eligible for an interview?


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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Thanks for your prompt response. Yes i did include the readiness form. My fiance also called the london embassy and i'm still not on their system for some unknkwn reason. They said it's normal to take 2 to 4 weeks to appear on their system but it's been 6 weeks including holidays.

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Thanks for your prompt response. Yes i did include the readiness form. My fiance also called the london embassy and i'm still not on their system for some unknkwn reason. They said it's normal to take 2 to 4 weeks to appear on their system but it's been 6 weeks including holidays.

When was the last time a call was made? If there hasn't been a call made recently, plan on calling again to follow up. With the holidays over, I hope things start moving again for those waiting!


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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The last call was made yesterday, but first we also called about two weeks before then.

Then plan on calling the DOS line first thing Monday.


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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Thanks for your prompt response. Yes i did include the readiness form. My fiance also called the london embassy and i'm still not on their system for some unknkwn reason. They said it's normal to take 2 to 4 weeks to appear on their system but it's been 6 weeks including holidays.

Start counting weeks from the date the last item was received at the embassy. in your case, that is the medical results so 5 weeks by my count. Then consider all the holiday slow down to help explain the delay. Call DOS is also my suggestion. Did you give a weddi g date in the cover letter that is supposed to accompany the DS-2001? What date?

Also, the UK forum is the best place to be at this point because it's London specific. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/


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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No we didnt give them a wedding dare since we applied for a fiance visa. We have to get married in America.

Yeah, I'm kinda familiar with the process. It's in your K1 instructions on the embassy website to tell them if you have a wedding date (in the US) planned.

you are required to complete the Notification of Applicant(s) Readiness, Form 2001 and mail it to the Immigrant Visa Unit together with a covering letter containing your email address, if applicable, 
date of your wedding
and date of the medical examination

I was going to say if you said you wanted to marry in June, they would hold off on assigning an interview, whereas if you said February they would try to slot you in sooner. With no date given then the wait isn't because you told them your wedding was months away.


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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When I sent them the forms back in the middle of 2011 I indicated that I was marrying at the start of January (as a rough estimate), because the pair of us essentially wanted the half year after the visa was issued to plan the wedding. Naturally, I heard nothing and they later indicated through e-mail they were holding off because of the later marriage date given. I replied what our plan was and I received an interview date for less than a month later.

But yes, no date given so that would be suspect as a reason. Eh.

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There's that smell again...

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I had a question abou the fiance visa; im not sure if this is the right place to ask it, but i ll give it a shot and someone will hopefully tell me where the right place is at least!

Im applying for the visa from London, uk. I received embassy's letter regarding uscis's apporval on november 15th, which asked me to send some additional forms & do my medical test. The embassy has received my filled forms on november 22nd and medical results on november 29th. However i haven't got my interview letter yet. Any ideas why it's taking too long and what's gonna happen? Im sort of stressed now!

Many thanks :)

I'm in the same boat as you, although I sent my info a bit later than you did. THings usually slow down over the holiday period, so here's hoping they'll be in full swing from next week onwards. Hope you hear from them soon! (F) (F)


K1 Visa - Dates in UK format

02/05/2012 I-129F Sent
07/05/2012 I-129F NOA1
02/11/2012 I-129F NOA2
14/11/2012 NVC Left
29/11/2012 Packet 3 Received
07/12/2012 Medical
12/12/2012 Packet 3 Sent
30/01/2013 Packet 4 Received
20/02/2013 Interview Date - Approved!
28/02/2013 Visa Received
03/06/2013 US Entry smile.png

22/06/2013 Marriage (Beautiful day) heart.gifrose.gif

AOS & EAD - Dates in US format

07/29/2013 Filing date

08/06/2013 NOA1

08/28/2013 Biometrics Apt

06/23/2014 Green Card

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Thanks for everyone's hints and comments. We called the DoS twice over the past two weeks and once they said "they have your stuff, but they're waiting for the first available interview date to assign it to you", the second time they said "it's under administrative process". Now about a week after the last call, I called the paid phone number for the London embassy and they said nothing has appeared in their system yet. We also emailed the embassy and said that we are in a kind of hurry because my fiancee's UK visa (the American citizen) is about to expire and we should leave soon. No responds to that email yet though. I'm wondering NORMALLY how much longer this might take for to have my interview letter and then receive my visa. thanks

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Hi everyone

As soon as we emailed the embassy about the date we plan to get married they gave us an interview in two weeks by replying to our email! I really suggest to anyone else to give them a wedding date when applying. The date can be a few or couple of weeks after you actually plan to leave the UK. thanks

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