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Is it okay to schedule interview if petition still in NVC for administrative processing? I have heard of some people paying the visa fee/medical and apply for ds-160 to schedule interview once case number is assigned at NVC. Is this the norm?

No it's not ok to schedule anything until u get your case number at NVC. After u get your your case number u can go fill up the ds-160, pay in bpi, schedule your interview and your medical. They will ask for your case number in every step. Gudluck

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12-09-13: wedding

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02-03-14: submit I-130

02-10-14: noa1

03-03-14: approved

03-17-14: case shipped to NVC

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05-02-14: lawyer receive email of case # and IIN

05-02-14: pay both aos and iv

05-10-14: both appear paid

05-10-14: ds-260 submitted

05-26-14: both package mailed

05-30-14: nvc received both package

07-03-14: CASE COMPLETE :)

07-09-14: got my INTERVIEW DATE! (By a phone call)

07-10-14: appointment letter receive

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08-08-14: interview date (APPROVED)

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08-22-16: package delivered

08-26-16: NOA and extension letter received. (Receipt date: 08-22-16)

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Is it okay to schedule interview if petition still in NVC for administrative processing? I have heard of some people paying the visa fee/medical and apply for ds-160 to schedule interview once case number is assigned at NVC. Is this the norm?

Here is the thing if NVC saw an issue and are doing additional processing it could take weeks, a month or whatever. I would be patient until you know the file has shipped, then schedule the interview, etc. You schedule the interview and the case file is still sitting at NVC you will just have to re-schedule, and the clock is already ticking once you complete the medical

Did NVC give you the case number? MNL#

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NVC gave me a case number that starts with MNL. I talked to one person and he said the interview schedule books up months out and he recommended using the case number to pay the fee/medical/ds160 and schedule the interview. Once she does the medical, what clock starts ticking? What's the significance of an MNL case number?

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Once you have your MNL case number and confirmation the NVC has shipped your petition to Manila go for it :) It will take the USEM there about a month before they do anything on their end (or even look at your petition yet). It took them 28 days to respond to an email >< I believe in our case it took about 40 days from when my petition was shipped before they sent a letter to my fiance'. So it won't hurt to work in advance, but maybe don't get so far ahead of them that they aren't ready for you? I wonder if that is possible. They are slooooooow ... :(

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Are you sure after you have your LND number you can arrange the medical and interview? I was expecting a letter or some information from the Embassy. Please clarify this for me. I have my LND number.

Case numbers that start with LND are those going through the consulate in London. The OP has a number that begins with MNL because they will interview in Manila. What the case # begins with depends on the location of the consulate you will apply at.

London info > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/

~ Moved from K-1 Process to K-1 Progress Reports -topic is case status ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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