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I am a UK citizen and am in the process of applying for a K-1 visa so I can go over to the States and marry my fiance.

I submitted my form of readiness on March 25th 2015 and had my medical on April 20th 2015. I was informed that the results of the medical will be with the Embassy no later than Tuesday 28th April 2015.

Does anybody have any idea how long I can expect to wait before I receive my letter containing my final interview date? One website told me that it would be up to 6 weeks after submitting my form of readiness, but I'm wondering if the 6 week waiting period will not start until the embassy are in receipt of my medical results too on Tuesday 28th April 2015.

Has anyone else been through this experience already? If so, how long after your medical did you wait before you received your letter with your final interview date?

Thanks in advance,


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It took about 2 weeks for our letter to arrive, from the day that the embassy received our medical results.

That seems pretty standard.

Medical results received by the embassy on April 15th, letter issued on April 21st and arrived some time at the end of this last week. Have a look at our signature to get a better idea and also pop onto the UK regional forum, as once you get to the consulate, most of the next steps and timelines become country specific.

The 4-6 week waiting period starts from the day the embassy receives the last thing they need from you, whether that is the medical results or the readiness form.

Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Thank you so much for that

My fiancé had his medical on April 2nd and he received his interview letter on the 23rd. :)

06/18/2012 - We met in New York :) 

11/18/2014 - Sent off our I-129F packet to Dallas

12/01/2014 - Hardcopy of NOA1 received in the mail

12/22/2014 - Hardcopy of NOA2 received in the mail

01/26/2015 - Case now listed as "Ready"

04/02/2015 - Medical

04/25/2015 - #2 Packet 4 received

06/02/2015 - Interview - APPROVED!

06/08/2015 - AP

06/09/2015 - Issued!

06/12/2015 - VISA IN HAND!!

08/22/2015 - POE: Charlotte, North Carolina

10/18/2015 - MARRIED! Chicago, Illinois

12/08/2015 - Sent AOS package

12/11/2015 - AOS delivered in Chicago

12/15/2015 - NOA1 received via text/email 10:30pm EST

12/19/2015 - Hardcopy of all three NOA1's received

12/31/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received!

01/11/2016 - Biometrics Complete Charlotte, NC

01/13/2016 - Checked Case Status online, RFE mailed 1/12/2016

01/19/2016 - Request for Initial Evidence received

01/20/2016 - Request for Initial Evidence sent back

01/26/2016 - Request for Initial Evidence received by USCIS

02/24/2016 - EAD/AP approved! (No text, email or notification, found out via checking case tracker app)

02/29/2016 - Card was mailed!!


05/20/2016 - APPROVED.

05/28/2016 - Green Card in Hand!!!

03/05/2018 - Filed ROC to Vermont Service Sent

03/16/2018 - NOA1 dated 

04/27/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter (then had to reschedule due to vacation)

06/01/2018 Biometrics Appt. Completed (Very Easy)

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