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Hello fellow VJers.

Today is our 60th day after our AOS and IV packets arrived at NVC. Our AOS fee is showing as N/A on the CEAC portal. I believe that this is a good indicator for case complete.

How long does it take to receive a CC email from NVC?

What do I need to book my medical in Knightsbridge, London?

Or this a case where phoning NVC is vital for obtaining medical/interview information?

(I have resisted phoning NVC when it is not necessary - don't want to further block up the lines!)

I also believe that the London embassy is unique in that they don't book the interview until after the medical has been booked. Am I correct?

Thank in advance for any help.

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It took us about 5 days from CC to email I think (we called one day, they told us no change, still in progress. Then a few days later we got our CC email.)

On hold now to try and see if we've got an interview date yet, as not received a letter or any other correspondence.

And I didn't know that about booking medical before getting interview date.. can anyone else who isn't K1 confirm please? (can only seem to find K1's saying that.)


USCIS (239 days):

04.18.2013 - NOA1

12.13.2013 - NOA2 via email; I-130 approved. Shipped to NVC

NVC (274 days):

12.30.2013 - Arrived at NVC

01.27.2014 - Received case no. & IIN

02.07.2014 - Completed & submitted DS-261 form online

02.13.2014 - Paid AOS bill

02.18.2014 - AOS showing as 'paid'

03.18.2014 - Invoiced for IV bill (finally!)

03.19.2014 - Made payment for IV bill

03.21.2014 - IV bill showing PAID

03.24.2014 - Completed DS-260 online

03.29.2014 - Mailed IV Packet

04.26.2014 - IV packet all approved, false checklist from NVC for AOS packet

05.07.2014 - AOS packet sent

06.12.2014 - AOS packet scanned in (took them THAT LONG to do it)

07.29.2014 - Received checklist via email

07.30.2014 - Sent re-filled AOS form, as per checklist instructions

09.24.2014 - Case Complete (FINALLY)

09.30.2014 - Case leaves NVC

Embassy:

10.29.2014 - Medical

11.04.2014 - Interview in London - APPROVED

11.05.2014 - CEAC - Issued

11.07.2014 - Courier email

11.10.2014 - Passport and visa received via DX courier

In the USA:

12.02.2014 - POE (Denver)

12.24.2014 - ELIS changed to "In Process"

01.05.2015 - Greencard received in mail

ROC:
10.05.2016 - NOA1

12.13.2016 - Biometrics

11.13.2017 - Infopass Appt.

03.30.2018 - Approval

04.05.2018 - Greencard Arrived

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Ok scrap that, we just got through and our interview is scheduled for 4th November, so now I need to book my medical in before that :)


USCIS (239 days):

04.18.2013 - NOA1

12.13.2013 - NOA2 via email; I-130 approved. Shipped to NVC

NVC (274 days):

12.30.2013 - Arrived at NVC

01.27.2014 - Received case no. & IIN

02.07.2014 - Completed & submitted DS-261 form online

02.13.2014 - Paid AOS bill

02.18.2014 - AOS showing as 'paid'

03.18.2014 - Invoiced for IV bill (finally!)

03.19.2014 - Made payment for IV bill

03.21.2014 - IV bill showing PAID

03.24.2014 - Completed DS-260 online

03.29.2014 - Mailed IV Packet

04.26.2014 - IV packet all approved, false checklist from NVC for AOS packet

05.07.2014 - AOS packet sent

06.12.2014 - AOS packet scanned in (took them THAT LONG to do it)

07.29.2014 - Received checklist via email

07.30.2014 - Sent re-filled AOS form, as per checklist instructions

09.24.2014 - Case Complete (FINALLY)

09.30.2014 - Case leaves NVC

Embassy:

10.29.2014 - Medical

11.04.2014 - Interview in London - APPROVED

11.05.2014 - CEAC - Issued

11.07.2014 - Courier email

11.10.2014 - Passport and visa received via DX courier

In the USA:

12.02.2014 - POE (Denver)

12.24.2014 - ELIS changed to "In Process"

01.05.2015 - Greencard received in mail

ROC:
10.05.2016 - NOA1

12.13.2016 - Biometrics

11.13.2017 - Infopass Appt.

03.30.2018 - Approval

04.05.2018 - Greencard Arrived

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

You book your medical after you get your interview date for CR1 in London. You want to book it at least two weeks before the interview ideally so if you have any issues there's time to get them sorted.


My blog about my visa journey and adjusting to my new life in the US http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com/

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Great - thanks to you both!

In that case I will wait for the email and then phone to find out the interview date. November would be really good - it's sooner than I had expected, fingers crossed we get in November too :)

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A difference in K1 London and CR1--

K1 (and DCF)-- the embassy hands out the interview date. They want to see the medical results before they will assign the date.

CR1-- the NVC hands out the interview date before the embassy even gets the file.

It's kinda odd because the embassy has to take the word of a K1 that they will show up with all their supporting documents on interview day. Yet they have to have those medical results in hand.

And the NVC must see every CR1 supporting document first, and take your word that you will get the medical done before the interview.


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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A difference in K1 London and CR1--

K1 (and DCF)-- the embassy hands out the interview date. They want to see the medical results before they will assign the date.

CR1-- the NVC hands out the interview date before the embassy even gets the file.

It's kinda odd because the embassy has to take the word of a K1 that they will show up with all their supporting documents on interview day. Yet they have to have those medical results in hand.

And the NVC must see every CR1 supporting document first, and take your word that you will get the medical done before the interview.

Thanks for the clarification. I had read about medical before interview without realising this was K1/DCF specific.

It does not make sense!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

I got over excited and phoned NVC, so glad I did ...

CASE COMPLETE - 30th September

Interview - 17th November

YEEE HAW !!

Congratulations! Now you can look forward to your medical ;)


My blog about my visa journey and adjusting to my new life in the US http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com/

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Does Knightsbridge medical need the interview letter when you get there or do they just take your word for it?


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Does Knightsbridge medical need the interview letter when you get there or do they just take your word for it?

They asked to see mine; it might be because I didn't have my LDN case number to hand when I phoned to book the appointment! You will also need a photocopy of your police certificate to show them.


My blog about my visa journey and adjusting to my new life in the US http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com/

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