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Hi all,

I've tried several different search terms and found lots of info but they always seem to be old threads which is just throwing up confusion...

So, can anyone tell me exactly which caroms are required before I submit the ready for interview thingy.

I have the affidavit of support from my lady and everything needed for to support that,

I've submitted the online DS-160

I've booked my Medical (for tomorrow)

Please can someone tell me what else I need because having followed the link to the embassy it doesn't suggest any other forms are required but I remember reading somewhere that I need to print one for the embassy but not sign it?

Thanks in advanced everyone and I'm sorry if this is obvious. Just can't seem to make sense of it all for some reason...

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London require three things before they will give you an interview date: medical results, completed DS-160 and completed online readiness form. I would wait until your medical results are at the consultate, mostly likely by the end of the week - check for updates to your CEAC status to confirm - then submit your online readiness form the following Monday.

Check the London guide (see my signature) for links to the relevant web pages/forms as well as a step-by-step guide for K-1s via London.

Now that you are at the consulate stage you might wish to post additional questions you might have in the UK regional forum, as each consulate has slightly different variations regarding the remainder of the K-1 process:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/

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London require three things before they will give you an interview date: medical results, completed DS-160 and completed online readiness form. I would wait until your medical results are at the consultate, mostly likely by the end of the week - check for updates to your CEAC status to confirm - then submit your online readiness form the following Monday.

Check the London guide (see my signature) for links to the relevant web pages/forms as well as a step-by-step guide for K-1s via London.

Now that you are at the consulate stage you might wish to post additional questions you might have in the UK regional forum, as each consulate has slightly different variations regarding the remainder of the K-1 process:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/

Thanks for that, I've bookmarked your guide and read it several times over the last few days... So, I understand all of the info about the online DS-160 which I've done and submitted yesterday. But I'm sure I read somewhere about a form needing completing before the interview but not to sign it until the actual interview...? Is this no longer the case?

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I don't remember anything along those lines. If it's not mentioned in the London guide or recent threads in that forum, then it's not required. You just need the three things I listed in the earlier post before London will assign an interview date.

For the interview itself, the documents required are listed on the consulate site as well as in the London guide. Namely: US-sized passport photo (preferably 2, but they accepted 1 from me), passport, birth certificate, police certificate, visa appointment letter, updated letters of intent (if your interview is beyond the 3-month point of your priority date), affidavit of support + supporting docs, DS-160 confirmation page, visa payment confirmation and courier confirmation page (if your visa documents will be delivered rather than picked up). Bring the originals and 1 photocopy of the official documents. You might also wish to bring a handful of photos to refer to during the interview, especially if they ask about how you met and/or previous visits, but these aren't mandatory. London are less concerned about relationship evidence and more concerned about adequate financial support and that the beneficiary doesn't have any criminal or medical red/yellow flags.

Do bear in mind that different forms were required pre-Oct 2013 (ish) and the process has been streamlined since then. If your research brought up threads from before that time, the advice contained in those threads aren't as applicable to you.

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Thanks for that, I've bookmarked your guide and read it several times over the last few days... So, I understand all of the info about the online DS-160 which I've done and submitted yesterday. But I'm sure I read somewhere about a form needing completing before the interview but not to sign it until the actual interview...? Is this no longer the case?

Form change timeline London K1

Before Sept 1, 2013

Fill in and mail paper forms DS-230, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157

Have a medical and gather your documents

Fill in and mail paper form DS-2001 Readiness for Interview

Between Sept 1 and Oct 7, 2013

Complete online submission of DS-260

Have a medical and gather your documents

Fill in and mail paper form DS-2001 Readiness for Interview

Since Oct 7, 2013

Complete online submission of DS-160

Have a medical and gather your documents

Complete online submission of the Readiness for Interview form. (not called DS-2001 any more)

The pinned visa guide you have read is the one to follow. It needs some work because of minor changes--

+Link in first post to documents went pear shaped

+DOS no longer tells you anything

+No need to go to Gould's to check your phone. Phones allowed inside embassy.

+Map link doesn't work for me.

The general procedure and forms are still correct.


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Form change timeline London K1

Before Sept 1, 2013

Fill in and mail paper forms DS-230, DS-156, DS-156K, DS-157

Have a medical and gather your documents

Fill in and mail paper form DS-2001 Readiness for Interview

Between Sept 1 and Oct 7, 2013

Complete online submission of DS-260

Have a medical and gather your documents

Fill in and mail paper form DS-2001 Readiness for Interview

Since Oct 7, 2013

Complete online submission of DS-160

Have a medical and gather your documents

Complete online submission of the Readiness for Interview form. (not called DS-2001 any more)

The pinned visa guide you have read is the one to follow. It needs some work because of minor changes--

+Link in first post to documents went pear shaped

+DOS no longer tells you anything

+No need to go to Gould's to check your phone. Phones allowed inside embassy.

+Map link doesn't work for me.

The general procedure and forms are still correct.

That, my friend is exactly the answer I'd hoped for... Thanks so much!

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