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Hello,

We've completed all our online forms for the embassy (DS160, notice of readiness), and are just waiting for our scheduled medical next week (11/26). I am aware that the embassy must receive the medical results before I will receive an interview date. For those of you who have your interview date or have an approved K1 visa already, how long did it take to get your interview date? I realize London sometimes lags sending packet 4, so we'll be sure to call DOS after the medical to check up on interview date status.

Thanks!


February 14th 2015 - Wedding Day 

 

AOS Timeline

Apr 13th 2015 - Sent AOS package (Day 1)

Apr 17th 2015 - AOS email confirmation (Day 5)
Apr 17th 2015 - AOS email confirmation (Day 5)

May 2nd 2015 - Biometrics letter received (Day 20)

May 14th 2015 - Biometrics appointment (Day 32)
Jul 11th 2015 -
EAD/AP was in production (Day 90)

Jul 29th 2015 - EAD/AP was being mailed (Day 108)
Jul 31st 2015 - EAD/AP was received (Day 110)

Sep 25th 2015 - Green Card APPROVED!!! (Day 166)

Sep 28th 2015 - Green Card welcome letter received (Day 169)
Oct 1st 2015 - Green Card Received (Day 172)

*No RFE's*

 

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Aug 12th 2017 - Sent I-751 package (Day 1)

Aug 14th 2017 - I-751 Package delivered to USCIS (Day 3)

Aug 17th 2017 - USCIS cashed check (Day 5)

Aug 19th 2017 - NOA letter received (Day 7) 

Sep 11th 2017 - Biometrics letter received (Day 30)

Sep 22nd 2017 - Biometrics Appointment (Day 42)

Mar 5th 2018 - Case was received at my local office (Day 206)

Nov 28th 2018 - Request for initial evidence was mailed to me (Day 473)

Dec 17th 2018 - Evidence was received by USCIS (Day 492)

 

Naturalization Timeline

Dec 17th 2018 - Sent N-400 package online (Day 1)

 

 

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I didn't call them. I emailed them regarding getting an interview date as soon as possible. It will take them approx 5 days to get back to you. However, I had my medical on 28 October and my interview on 12 November. So it definitely works. it also helps if you put down your wedding date as a time not too far into the future on your forms (I put mine as 4 December).

The contact details can be found in the UK forum under the London Specific thread.


04/15/2014 - Filed I129-F

04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

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June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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The standard response is that you should wait the full six weeks from the date that London received the last item from you (medical, readiness form, DS-160) before trying to contact them.

However, if it's been about three weeks after you've completed the last item, you can try to get confirmation they've received everything and ask for them to confirm an (earlier) interview date via email:

http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/visa_contact_form.html

Give your full name, date of birth, LND number and confirm when you sent/completed the medical, notification of readiness, DS-160.

As an aside, some have had luck in getting an early interview date by giving an earlier wedding date in their notification of readiness form, some have not. Some have had luck getting an earlier date by sending multiple contact form inquiries or notification of applicant readiness forms, some have not. If you are in London and can make a next day appointment at short notice, if there is a cancellation, it might be worth saying that in your email. Unfortunately, there aren't any guarantees. And as you can appreciate, everyone tends to want an earlier date, so London can only accommodate a certain number of people who don't have a real emergency that justifies assigning an earlier date - a booked wedding or flight isn't an emergency, as the advice has always been that you shouldn't book anything until your visa is in-hand.

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Hello,

We've completed all our online forms for the embassy (DS160, notice of readiness), and are just waiting for our scheduled medical next week (11/26). I am aware that the embassy must receive the medical results before I will receive an interview date. For those of you who have your interview date or have an approved K1 visa already, how long did it take to get your interview date? I realize London sometimes lags sending packet 4, so we'll be sure to call DOS after the medical to check up on interview date status.

Thanks!

You have been given good info, but I want to add you can no longer call DOS or anybody else to ask about interview status. If you read the London guide, it was corrected in a later post because it can't be edited once posted. I don't think failing to send out interview letters has been a problem lately. Always slower than you hope for but not failing to send. It was a short lived thing about 3-4 people experienced, but I wouldn't say an issue with London.


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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You have been given good info, but I want to add you can no longer call DOS or anybody else to ask about interview status. If you read the London guide, it was corrected in a later post because it can't be edited once posted. I don't think failing to send out interview letters has been a problem lately. Always slower than you hope for but not failing to send. It was a short lived thing about 3-4 people experienced, but I wouldn't say an issue with London.

That is good to know because I called that number and they told me to call NVC and that NVC would give me the interview date if it has been scheduled!

Hello,

We've completed all our online forms for the embassy (DS160, notice of readiness), and are just waiting for our scheduled medical next week (11/26). I am aware that the embassy must receive the medical results before I will receive an interview date. For those of you who have your interview date or have an approved K1 visa already, how long did it take to get your interview date? I realize London sometimes lags sending packet 4, so we'll be sure to call DOS after the medical to check up on interview date status.

Thanks!

We are on very similar timelines! Embassy received our file on 11/14 and all of the forms have been submitted and my fiancee's medical is 11/24! We are hoping to schedule interview ASAP as well because I am hoping for him to be here for NYE! I am worried about the shutdown of royal mail for holidays....heard they stop delivering mail for almost three weeks! UGH! Good luck...keep me posted!

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I am worried about the shutdown of royal mail for holidays....heard they stop delivering mail for almost three weeks!

I've lived here my whole life and I've never known that to happen, usually mail is delayed but never stopped altogether for that period of time, just a couple of days over christmas. So don't worry :P


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Cheers guys for all your advice and comments.

Jen and Dave - Good luck with your journey. What date did you say you were getting married?


February 14th 2015 - Wedding Day 

 

AOS Timeline

Apr 13th 2015 - Sent AOS package (Day 1)

Apr 17th 2015 - AOS email confirmation (Day 5)
Apr 17th 2015 - AOS email confirmation (Day 5)

May 2nd 2015 - Biometrics letter received (Day 20)

May 14th 2015 - Biometrics appointment (Day 32)
Jul 11th 2015 -
EAD/AP was in production (Day 90)

Jul 29th 2015 - EAD/AP was being mailed (Day 108)
Jul 31st 2015 - EAD/AP was received (Day 110)

Sep 25th 2015 - Green Card APPROVED!!! (Day 166)

Sep 28th 2015 - Green Card welcome letter received (Day 169)
Oct 1st 2015 - Green Card Received (Day 172)

*No RFE's*

 

I-751 Timeline

Aug 12th 2017 - Sent I-751 package (Day 1)

Aug 14th 2017 - I-751 Package delivered to USCIS (Day 3)

Aug 17th 2017 - USCIS cashed check (Day 5)

Aug 19th 2017 - NOA letter received (Day 7) 

Sep 11th 2017 - Biometrics letter received (Day 30)

Sep 22nd 2017 - Biometrics Appointment (Day 42)

Mar 5th 2018 - Case was received at my local office (Day 206)

Nov 28th 2018 - Request for initial evidence was mailed to me (Day 473)

Dec 17th 2018 - Evidence was received by USCIS (Day 492)

 

Naturalization Timeline

Dec 17th 2018 - Sent N-400 package online (Day 1)

 

 

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Cheers guys for all your advice and comments.

Jen and Dave - Good luck with your journey. What date did you say you were getting married?

We put down 12/31 but now wishing we would have put something even earlier lol

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I am worried about the shutdown of royal mail for holidays....heard they stop delivering mail for almost three weeks! UGH! Good luck...keep me posted!

I don't think Royal Mail will affect your visa in any way. Nothing mailed to or from the embassy. Getting a Police Certificate, yes...but you are past that as well as getting your Affidavit of Support.


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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I was wondering, do London automatically schedule an appointment once they receive the results from the medical, or do they wait for you to complete the readiness form? Reason being is that I have to wait a while longer to receive a police certificate from Japan, so in an ideal world I would like to get everything else sorted while I wait. I see a lot of people that seem to do the medical and then wait for the interview date.

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Citizenship Process Timeline: 

 

03.22.2020 - N400 sent (online)

03.22.2020 - NOA1 Received (online)

03.27.2020 - NOA1 Received (mail)

09.05.2020 - Biometrics appointment scheduled (online)

09.24.2020 - Biometrics appointment

 

I am the beneficiary

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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I was wondering, do London automatically schedule an appointment once they receive the results from the medical, or do they wait for you to complete the readiness form? Reason being is that I have to wait a while longer to receive a police certificate from Japan, so in an ideal world I would like to get everything else sorted while I wait. I see a lot of people that seem to do the medical and then wait for the interview date.

Guess it would depend how long it is going to take for the certificate from Japan? They wont schedule your interview until you have medical and submit readiness form and DS160....if you will have police certificate within a few weeks I would go ahead and submit the readiness form and DS160 because you probably wont get an interview until after Christmas.

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I was wondering, do London automatically schedule an appointment once they receive the results from the medical, or do they wait for you to complete the readiness form? Reason being is that I have to wait a while longer to receive a police certificate from Japan, so in an ideal world I would like to get everything else sorted while I wait. I see a lot of people that seem to do the medical and then wait for the interview date.

That is explained in the London K1 Guide. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/?p=6741238 (Post 4)


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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Guess it would depend how long it is going to take for the certificate from Japan? They wont schedule your interview until you have medical and submit readiness form and DS160....if you will have police certificate within a few weeks I would go ahead and submit the readiness form and DS160 because you probably wont get an interview until after Christmas.

They said 2 months, so could get it at the end of December, which would mean an interview January/February. I can't really pinpoint exactly when I'll have the Police Certificate so I don't want to risk getting an interview date and I still haven't received it, I'd much rather wait until I have everything! My fiance is still finishing his job in Japan until early March, so there's no huge rush for me thankfully.

Nich - I did take a look at that, but sometimes the wording of things confuses me a little! I do refer to it often but I'm one of those annoying has to ask a nitty gritty question to feel like I've understood it.

Edited by shana.mike

Citizenship Process Timeline: 

 

03.22.2020 - N400 sent (online)

03.22.2020 - NOA1 Received (online)

03.27.2020 - NOA1 Received (mail)

09.05.2020 - Biometrics appointment scheduled (online)

09.24.2020 - Biometrics appointment

 

I am the beneficiary

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