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Interviews at Sydney Consulate this week

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I got a PM from a fellow VJ member asking about this, so I figured I'd post here so people could find it.

The US consulate in Sydney is very close to the Lindt café where some terrible things happened earlier this week. My fiancée was scheduled to have her interview at the consulate on Tuesday, but they were shut down and evacuated on Monday and apparently still closed on Tuesday.

The good news is that they were able to reschedule for Thursday. Unfortunately, she lives in Perth, so rescheduling flights and adding nights to the hotel stay wasn't great, but it's better than having to fly back home and then back to Sydney a week or two later. Given the circumstances, it was pretty much the ideal outcome.

Has anyone else been affected by the consulate shutdown in Sydney?

04/23/14 — I-129F sent to Lewisville, TX

04/28/14 — NOA1 sent, forwarded to Texas Service Center

05/01/14 — NOA1 hard copy received

10/06/14 — RFE

10/20/14 — NOA2

11/06/14 — NVC received and forwarded to consulate

11/19/14 — Received by consulate

11/24/14 — Fiancée received appointment letter

12/16/14 — Interview date, delayed by Sydney Lindt cafe siege, consulate shutdown

12/18/14 — New interview date

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That's great they were able to schedule her interview a couple of days later. What an awful tragedy, your fiancee must have been terrified. The proximity to the US embassy was too close for comfort.

Best of luck for today.

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-22
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-09-02
I-130 NOA2: 2014-09-20 :dancing:
NVC Received: 2014-10-08
Case Number and IIN Assigned: 2014-10-30
Received AOS Bill: 2014-10-30
Pay AOS Bill: 2014-10-30
Submit DS-261: 2014-10-29
Submit AOS & IV Documents: 2014-11-26 -- 60 day countdown is on!
DS-261 Reviewed: 2014-11-19 (called NVC)
Received IV Bill: 2014-12-05
Pay IV Bill: 2014-12-05
Submit DS-260: 2014-12-07
Case Complete: :clock:
Move to Chicago: 2015-01-24 - Hopefully not without my beneficiary husband!!

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I wasn't affected by it physically, only emotionally. :( Just wanted to say thank goodness you were able to get it rescheduled! (I notice from your signature that it was two days ago! I'm hoping it went well!) :)



07/20/2011-------I-485 and I-765 Sent
07/26/2011-------NOA1 received via email
08/05/2011-------RFE Notification via email and text
08/11/2011-------RFE Hardcopy in mail
08/12/2011-------RFE Sent back
08/15/2011-------RFE Received at USCIS
08/24/2011-------Biometrics Appointment
09/06/2011-------Notice of Interview! (via text)
09/15/2011-------EAD Approved Notification via text
10/06/2011-------Adjustment of Status Interview - APPROVED!!!

11/08/2011-------Green Card Received!!

07/09/2013-------Lifting Conditions Filed

07/12/2013-------NOA received

10/01/2013-------Approval Date

10/15/2013-------Ten Year Green Card Received! Finally!



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