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When to fill DS-160 and schedule Interview after NOA2

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Hi,



At what point exactly do we have to fill out the DS-160 and schedule an interview at the consulate?


Is it once we have the case number from NVC? (I know for Ukraine it starts with KEV)


Or do we have to wait for the embassy to receive the case before we can schedule an interview?



Thank you in advance!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

I waited for my status to say Ready on the Dept of State site. You can check status once you get your case number.

Once the status is changed to ready, I believe it means that the consulate has your case and will be issuing the packet 3.


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K-1 Visa Timeline

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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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Yes, wait until it says ready at the Dept of State site. You can fill out the DS-160 and pay for the visa before that though (payment is valid for a year, not sure on DS-160 but should be a while too). Also get the police certificate ahead of time (also valid for a year). Do not schedule interview until it says ready though. There is no packet 3 in Ukraine. For the medical, you can do it the day before the interview if you want or do it early (valid for 6 months I believe, you will need the KEV number to do it though).

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1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
6/16/14 - Approved! | 6/21/14 - GC Received


5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

4/19/17 - Approved! | 4/22/17 - Letter received | 5/4/17 - GC Received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Yes, wait until it says ready at the Dept of State site. You can fill out the DS-160 and pay for the visa before that though (payment is valid for a year, not sure on DS-160 but should be a while too). Also get the police certificate ahead of time (also valid for a year). Do not schedule interview until it says ready though. There is no packet 3 in Ukraine. For the medical, you can do it the day before the interview if you want or do it early (valid for 6 months I believe, you will need the KEV number to do it though).

Thank you so much for the clear answer. I finally now understand the step by step process.

My fiance called today and they told her that the police certificate is done already. It took 12 days. We got our NOA2 a week ago so i will call NVC at the end of the week to see if we already have our KEV# so we can track it online. I think she would like to schedule the medical and the interview the same week if of course it works out that way. Its a long 800km commute to Kiev from her home town.

Thanks again!!!

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