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We are hopefully due our NOA2 in the next couple of weeks & it's likely that we're not going to be quite ready for medical/interview before it expires in 4months due to work/finances!

Is there a form to file or notification procedure to follow to extend? I have heard it can be extended in 4month increments & a new notorized letter of intent needed but can't find any definite answers?

Anyone experienced this or have any info?

Thanks in advance


11/09/14 - Met in Little Rock, Arkansas
12/13/14 - Officially started dating
03/24/15 - Vacation in Dallas, Little Rock & Memphis
04/02/15 - I-129F sent
04/03/15 - Officially engaged
04/08/15 - NOA1 received
05/05/15 - NOA2 received
05/18/15 - Case received at NVC
05/26/15 - Case received at London Embassy
10/09/15 - Medical - referred for GP investigations for thyroid
11/20/15 - Medical results delivered to Embassy after medical GP delay
01/11/16 - Interview - APPROVED

03/12/16 - POE Atlanta, Georgia

04/08/16 - Married

05/03/16 - AOS submitted

05/11/16 - AOS NOA1

06/01/16 - Biometrics (Memphis)

07/19/16 - Case Inquiry submitted online for EAD

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The letter of instruction from London to the beneficiary used to say notarized as in this example http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/350185-london-2012-k1s-from-noa2-to-interview-thread/page-113#entry6424623They have since dropped the notary part. It has never said extended for four month increments. I don't think that is the case. Simply take a new, non-notarized letter of intent from the USC to the interview.

It could be three months until your interview after NOA2, even if you were rushing it. How long do you need?

Do not follow the lead of those who call the NVC to get their case number so they can hurry up and make a medical appointment. You do not want your medical appointment if you need to stall.


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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Thanks for the reply. Great advice ?

Ideally due to our situation, if the 6 months to enter the US starts from the medical date, then the first week in October would be the best time for the medical.

So am I right in thinking that I don't need to contact the embassy to let them know the priority date will have expired?


11/09/14 - Met in Little Rock, Arkansas
12/13/14 - Officially started dating
03/24/15 - Vacation in Dallas, Little Rock & Memphis
04/02/15 - I-129F sent
04/03/15 - Officially engaged
04/08/15 - NOA1 received
05/05/15 - NOA2 received
05/18/15 - Case received at NVC
05/26/15 - Case received at London Embassy
10/09/15 - Medical - referred for GP investigations for thyroid
11/20/15 - Medical results delivered to Embassy after medical GP delay
01/11/16 - Interview - APPROVED

03/12/16 - POE Atlanta, Georgia

04/08/16 - Married

05/03/16 - AOS submitted

05/11/16 - AOS NOA1

06/01/16 - Biometrics (Memphis)

07/19/16 - Case Inquiry submitted online for EAD

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Before your expiration, you should submit your DS-160 so they know you haven't abandoned the visa process. That keeps you actively in the game so to speak. I have known people on here who never got their instruction letter from the embassy so just kept waiting for months, never checking on it. After around six months they got a letter from London saying "Do you want a visa or what!!?" London actually checked up on them when they had done nothing. Your DS-160 application before petition expiration will keep you active. You can always use the contact form a month or so after you submit the DS-160 if you still aren't ready just to inform them you have had to delay the moving date, but you and your fiancé still very much intend to complete the K1 visa process and plan to have the medical exam in October. You can also tell them why you can't move until next year if you want to.


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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Thanks for the detailed info ?


11/09/14 - Met in Little Rock, Arkansas
12/13/14 - Officially started dating
03/24/15 - Vacation in Dallas, Little Rock & Memphis
04/02/15 - I-129F sent
04/03/15 - Officially engaged
04/08/15 - NOA1 received
05/05/15 - NOA2 received
05/18/15 - Case received at NVC
05/26/15 - Case received at London Embassy
10/09/15 - Medical - referred for GP investigations for thyroid
11/20/15 - Medical results delivered to Embassy after medical GP delay
01/11/16 - Interview - APPROVED

03/12/16 - POE Atlanta, Georgia

04/08/16 - Married

05/03/16 - AOS submitted

05/11/16 - AOS NOA1

06/01/16 - Biometrics (Memphis)

07/19/16 - Case Inquiry submitted online for EAD

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OP, you can push out and delay the process for quite a while with the above advice.

Also, by inserting a very late intended date for marriage on the readiness form, you will probably be pushed a little later when the interviews are assigned as well.

I have known people on here who never got their instruction letter from the embassy so just kept waiting for months, never checking on it.

And then there are people like me, calling up and pushing for every second we can get. I can't imagine sitting around waiting without bugging the embassy :lol:


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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OP, you can push out and delay the process for quite a while with the above advice.

Also, by inserting a very late intended date for marriage on the readiness form, you will probably be pushed a little later when the interviews are assigned as well.

And then there are people like me, calling up and pushing for every second we can get. I can't imagine sitting around waiting without bugging the embassy :lol:

....sigh...and then there's you. :lol:

I can't imagine people waiting 6 months, but there have been several.

Here's the contact form in case anybody reading hasn't bookmarked it yet http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/visa_contact_form.html


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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....sigh...and then there's you. :lol:

I can't imagine people waiting 6 months, but there have been several.

Here's the contact form in case anybody reading hasn't bookmarked it yet http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/visa_contact_form.html

:rofl:

Having said what I did, I do actually see why people would need to draw it out. I've seen numerous posts on the general K1 section of the forum where people didn't realize CSC was so fast and had made plans according to the 5 month processing guide given on the official website. And who can blame them? I see it going both ways. I just confess to not being able to relate to the situation at all, lol


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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:rofl:

Having said what I did, I do actually see why people would need to draw it out. I've seen numerous posts on the general K1 section of the forum where people didn't realize CSC was so fast and had made plans according to the 5 month processing guide given on the official website. And who can blame them? I see it going both ways. I just confess to not being able to relate to the situation at all, lol

Under "normal" conditions we'd have been TSC which is what we'd based our plans around with my work, savings, my 16yr olds school hols to come over for the wedding, etc. Knew CSC was fast but never even gave them a second thought until it said on the NOA1!!

I honestly thought twice about posting about delaying as I've seen the heartache that TSC is causing & don't want to seem ungrateful.

I just hope the transfers start to balance things out & things move quicker for everyone in the backlog, seems such an unfair way of processing the applications ?


11/09/14 - Met in Little Rock, Arkansas
12/13/14 - Officially started dating
03/24/15 - Vacation in Dallas, Little Rock & Memphis
04/02/15 - I-129F sent
04/03/15 - Officially engaged
04/08/15 - NOA1 received
05/05/15 - NOA2 received
05/18/15 - Case received at NVC
05/26/15 - Case received at London Embassy
10/09/15 - Medical - referred for GP investigations for thyroid
11/20/15 - Medical results delivered to Embassy after medical GP delay
01/11/16 - Interview - APPROVED

03/12/16 - POE Atlanta, Georgia

04/08/16 - Married

05/03/16 - AOS submitted

05/11/16 - AOS NOA1

06/01/16 - Biometrics (Memphis)

07/19/16 - Case Inquiry submitted online for EAD

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Under "normal" conditions we'd have been TSC which is what we'd based our plans around with my work, savings, my 16yr olds school hols to come over for the wedding, etc. Knew CSC was fast but never even gave them a second thought until it said on the NOA1!!

I honestly thought twice about posting about delaying as I've seen the heartache that TSC is causing & don't want to seem ungrateful.

I just hope the transfers start to balance things out & things move quicker for everyone in the backlog, seems such an unfair way of processing the applications ?

No need. The inconveniences of a broken system cut both ways and cause all kinds of difficulties for people. I'm mad at the system which is unfair, but not at the people :) That was very thoughtful of you though x


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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When I said I didn't know why people waited so long, I didn't mean you gavw. I've known others who needed to stall as well. I meant people who get NOA2 then no "packet 3" from London for six months. How could they not check on how long it usually takes and start finding out what's wrong? I guess there's a few people out there who don't stalk VJ timelines.


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 guess there's a few people out there who don't stalk VJ timelines.

And that is almost inconceivable to most of us on here :D


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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