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Hi All - I was wondering if anyone knows about the CEAC status updates BEFORE the interview. What triggers an update in the system?

Is it:

1.Mailing of packet-3

2. Receipt of medical exam results, and

3. Mailing of packet-4

OR, are there additional events on top of these three that trigger an update, like when you submit the DS-160, and when you submit the 'applicant readiness' form as well?

Needless to say, I'm obsessively checking my status every ten minutes. But if I know what and when to expect, it might help me cool off a bit.

Thank you!


12 May 2014: Mailed 129F packet to Dallas lockbox

21 May 2014: NOA1 from TSC

18 Sep 2014: NOA2

23 Sep 2014: Case sent to NVC

30 Sep 2014: NVC received + case number generated

06 Oct 2014: Left NVC

08 Oct 2014: Medical exam

09 Oct 2014: Case reached embassy in London

09 Oct 2014: DS-160 and Applicant Readiness form submitted

21 Oct 2014: Interview letter received

29 Oct 2014: Interview --> Approved!

07 Nov 2014: Visa in hand

08 Nov 2014: LHR --> BOS [Finally!!]

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Mine changed for all those three you have listed.

I dont think I noticed it changing for completing the DS160 or the readiness form.

Much like you I am checking my status most days - getting bored waiting for it to be issued.


12/03/14 Package sent

20/03/14 NOA1

02/09/14 NOA2

09/09/14 Hardcopy NOA2 received

15/09/14 Received at NVC

17/09/14 Case number and sent to Embassy

22/09/14 London receives and creates case

23/09/14 DS160 completed

24/09/14 Medical attended

24/09/14 Readiness form submitted

27/09/14 Packet 3 received

04/10/14 Packet 4 received

07/10/14 Interview

16/10/14 Passport and packet received

21/10/14 Boston!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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In a similar situation:

Had my medical on the 03/10 - updated on 08/10 - presuming that's the results reaching the embassy.

Now waiting for another update - which I would presume would be the interview letter being sent.

I was hoping it would update today due to it being a week since the medical - but maybe it will be Monday?

I think you have the update times spot on btw,

Best of luck for a speedy resolution.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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The case updates every time someone at the Embassy handles your case. It could be for any of the reasons you have listed in no particular order. My case updated 4 times before my interview and I submitted the DS-160 and readiness form within minutes of each other.

Rich

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Mine was updated:

02/10

03/10

07/10.

Don't ask what the last update is, I don't know :)



Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2014-03-18

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-09-09

(Sent to NVC: 2014-09-15)

NVC Received : 2014-09-22

NVC Left :2014-09-26

Medical : 2014-09-29

Consulate Received : 2014-09-29

Packet 3 Received : 2014-10-06

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2014-10-23

Interview Date : 2014-11-07

Interview Result : APPROVED!!

AP : 2014-11-12 (2 hours)

Issued: 2014- 11- 12

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There was an update on mine just this minute!

No idea what it really means, but I'm guessing it must be the packet-3 being mailed. My case only got to the embassy yesterday morning, so that would seem logical. If there was a logic to these things, that is.

What would it take for the computer to just add a little note below the update, telling us what on earth the update was -- and just put me out of my misery!? Haha


Mine was updated:
02/10
03/10
07/10.

Don't ask what the last update is, I don't know :)

Well.....if the 07/10 one was your interview letter, you should have received it by now? Assuming you're somewhere on the mainland of UK...

[07/10 seems so much more civilized that 10/07, which is just wrong!!]


12 May 2014: Mailed 129F packet to Dallas lockbox

21 May 2014: NOA1 from TSC

18 Sep 2014: NOA2

23 Sep 2014: Case sent to NVC

30 Sep 2014: NVC received + case number generated

06 Oct 2014: Left NVC

08 Oct 2014: Medical exam

09 Oct 2014: Case reached embassy in London

09 Oct 2014: DS-160 and Applicant Readiness form submitted

21 Oct 2014: Interview letter received

29 Oct 2014: Interview --> Approved!

07 Nov 2014: Visa in hand

08 Nov 2014: LHR --> BOS [Finally!!]

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There was an update on mine just this minute!

No idea what it really means, but I'm guessing it must be the packet-3 being mailed. My case only got to the embassy yesterday morning, so that would seem logical. If there was a logic to these things, that is.

What would it take for the computer to just add a little note below the update, telling us what on earth the update was -- and just put me out of my misery!? Haha

Well.....if the 07/10 one was your interview letter, you should have received it by now? Assuming you're somewhere on the mainland of UK...

[07/10 seems so much more civilized that 10/07, which is just wrong!!]

I live in North Wales, Sorry I didn't put it in US form, October 7th was the last update :)



Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 2014-03-18

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-24

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-09-09

(Sent to NVC: 2014-09-15)

NVC Received : 2014-09-22

NVC Left :2014-09-26

Medical : 2014-09-29

Consulate Received : 2014-09-29

Packet 3 Received : 2014-10-06

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2014-10-23

Interview Date : 2014-11-07

Interview Result : APPROVED!!

AP : 2014-11-12 (2 hours)

Issued: 2014- 11- 12

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Mine was updated on 30th September (pretty sure they received the medical exam results then)

Then updated on the 9th October (which was when they sent out packet 4).

It wasn't updated in between but some people's are!

Good luck!

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Mine was updated again today. So altogether there were 4 updates:

9th october

10th October

15th October

16th October

And I haven't received ANYTHING from them by way of post yet. No Packet-3, no packet 4 -- nor packet 3.5 like one of the members here seems to have received.

They already have all they need from me - medical, ds-160 and applicant readiness.

God knows what's going on............... :(


12 May 2014: Mailed 129F packet to Dallas lockbox

21 May 2014: NOA1 from TSC

18 Sep 2014: NOA2

23 Sep 2014: Case sent to NVC

30 Sep 2014: NVC received + case number generated

06 Oct 2014: Left NVC

08 Oct 2014: Medical exam

09 Oct 2014: Case reached embassy in London

09 Oct 2014: DS-160 and Applicant Readiness form submitted

21 Oct 2014: Interview letter received

29 Oct 2014: Interview --> Approved!

07 Nov 2014: Visa in hand

08 Nov 2014: LHR --> BOS [Finally!!]

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We are in the same boat as the rest of you.

Medical was 08/10

DS160 filed 08/10

Readiness submitted 09/10

Touched

10/10

13/10

14/10

15/10

So, we're just waiting...


I-129F Process

Package Sent: 06/04/2014
Accepted (NOA1): 06/12/2014
Alien Reg. # Changed: 06/16/2014
Petition Approved (NOA2): 08/21/2014
Arrived at Consulate: 09/12/2014
DS160 Completed: 10/07/2014
Readiness: 10/07/2014
Medical: 10/08/2014
Interview: 12/09/2014 - APPROVED!
- CEAC Change to NonImmigrant - 12/10/2014
- CEAC Changed to AP - 12/11/2014
- CEAC Changed to Issued - 12/12/2014
Passport/Visa Received: 12/17/2014
POE: 12/22/2014 Chicago
Wedding: 02/03/2015



Our beautiful baby girl was born via csection January 10th 2015.

AOS Process

Mailed I-485, I-131 and I-765: 07/24/2015
Packet Delivered: 07/27/2015
Electronic NOA: 07/30/2015
Check Cashed: 07/31/2015
NOA1's Hardcopies Received: 08/04/2015
Biometrics Appt: 08/18/2015

EAD/AP Approved: 10/02/2015

- Card Ordered: 10/02/2015

- Approval Mailed: 10/06/2015

- Approval Received: 10/07/2015

- Combo Card Received: 10/08/2015

Interview: No Interview or VW
AOS Decision: Approved 01/30/2016

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We are in the same boat as the rest of you.

Medical was 08/10

DS160 filed 08/10

Readiness submitted 09/10

Touched

10/10

13/10

14/10

15/10

So, we're just waiting...

You had an update on the 13th? That was Columbus Day, when the embassy was shut.


12 May 2014: Mailed 129F packet to Dallas lockbox

21 May 2014: NOA1 from TSC

18 Sep 2014: NOA2

23 Sep 2014: Case sent to NVC

30 Sep 2014: NVC received + case number generated

06 Oct 2014: Left NVC

08 Oct 2014: Medical exam

09 Oct 2014: Case reached embassy in London

09 Oct 2014: DS-160 and Applicant Readiness form submitted

21 Oct 2014: Interview letter received

29 Oct 2014: Interview --> Approved!

07 Nov 2014: Visa in hand

08 Nov 2014: LHR --> BOS [Finally!!]

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You had an update on the 13th? That was Columbus Day, when the embassy was shut.

My apologies, it ws the 9th 10th 14th and 15th

It was touched 4 times since the medical and wasn't today. I thought one was the 13th but that would be incredibly unlikely given i was a holiday. :P

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I-129F Process

Package Sent: 06/04/2014
Accepted (NOA1): 06/12/2014
Alien Reg. # Changed: 06/16/2014
Petition Approved (NOA2): 08/21/2014
Arrived at Consulate: 09/12/2014
DS160 Completed: 10/07/2014
Readiness: 10/07/2014
Medical: 10/08/2014
Interview: 12/09/2014 - APPROVED!
- CEAC Change to NonImmigrant - 12/10/2014
- CEAC Changed to AP - 12/11/2014
- CEAC Changed to Issued - 12/12/2014
Passport/Visa Received: 12/17/2014
POE: 12/22/2014 Chicago
Wedding: 02/03/2015



Our beautiful baby girl was born via csection January 10th 2015.

AOS Process

Mailed I-485, I-131 and I-765: 07/24/2015
Packet Delivered: 07/27/2015
Electronic NOA: 07/30/2015
Check Cashed: 07/31/2015
NOA1's Hardcopies Received: 08/04/2015
Biometrics Appt: 08/18/2015

EAD/AP Approved: 10/02/2015

- Card Ordered: 10/02/2015

- Approval Mailed: 10/06/2015

- Approval Received: 10/07/2015

- Combo Card Received: 10/08/2015

Interview: No Interview or VW
AOS Decision: Approved 01/30/2016

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As someone pointed out already (that was pretty ignored)

Updates are just when your case has been touched.

This could range from moving your file, checking details, adding paperwork, sending letters, updating information.. etc etc.

Just because it updates does not mean something has been sent to you.

Constantly checking updates will drive you INSANE.

You will never know for sure what those updates are.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
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U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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It's 9 days since they received my case, and the postman's just been and gone. Nothing yet. No Packet-3 even :(:( :(


12 May 2014: Mailed 129F packet to Dallas lockbox

21 May 2014: NOA1 from TSC

18 Sep 2014: NOA2

23 Sep 2014: Case sent to NVC

30 Sep 2014: NVC received + case number generated

06 Oct 2014: Left NVC

08 Oct 2014: Medical exam

09 Oct 2014: Case reached embassy in London

09 Oct 2014: DS-160 and Applicant Readiness form submitted

21 Oct 2014: Interview letter received

29 Oct 2014: Interview --> Approved!

07 Nov 2014: Visa in hand

08 Nov 2014: LHR --> BOS [Finally!!]

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