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After the NOA2 arrives is this when I can start booking my medical at London and then confirm a interview at the embassy?

My question is how long does it take from you phoning the embassy to make the booking to getting a interview is it weeks or months.

This topic has probably been covered elsewhere on here and I have checked but my problem is I just can't wait I'm like a kid a Christmas everyday.

Oh and another question just popped in my head - how long roughly does the medical exam take is it juts blood test, x-ray's, check medical, good bye or is it a lot more intense than that.

Regards, one excited brit!

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I'm on a different visa track to you, but I can tell you the medical took around an hour and a half for me, the majority of which was waiting around to see each of the three members of medical staff there. X-ray, discussion about medical history, check over, bloods taken, vaccinations if required, pay bill, done.


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After the NOA2 arrives is this when I can start booking my medical at London and then confirm a interview at the embassy?

My question is how long does it take from you phoning the embassy to make the booking to getting a interview is it weeks or months.

This topic has probably been covered elsewhere on here and I have checked but my problem is I just can't wait I'm like a kid a Christmas everyday.

Oh and another question just popped in my head - how long roughly does the medical exam take is it juts blood test, x-ray's, check medical, good bye or is it a lot more intense than that.

Regards, one excited brit!

Head on over to the UK specific forum and read/study this handy guide. This should explain what you're looking for. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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I have interview in London next week so I have very recent experience of all this.

I got NOA2 on 2 March 2015. After a few days I could see that it had been sent to NVC and waited a few more days. My fiancee made a couple of calls to NVC to ask for the case number etc - at first they didn't have it but on 19 March 2015 she was able to obtain this (even though NVC says don't call for at least 35 days).

Once you have the case number (London ones begin LND) you can call up and arrange your medical, you could even do your DS160 online too and once you have medical date you can fill in the online "Ready for Interview Form". I did the medical and submitted the forms all on 10 April 2015. I probably could have got a medical sooner - that was the date I requested as I was in the US prior to that! They say allow 6 weeks for the interview letter after everything is done, but I got it in just under 2 weeks on 23 April 2015, which seems quite standard having looked at other recent timelines. And my interview date wasn't 4 weeks away as expected, but sooner - 8 May 2015 (I'd indicated in the ready to interview form that I wanted to travel late may for my wedding on 21 June).

The medical itself took a couple of hours, most of it sitting around. You turn up and register at reception. Someone calls you in for an X ray, Then you return to waiting room, then a bit later you get called to the doctor. They go through the form you filled in and discuss any existing/past conditions, if any Then they weigh you, take blood pressure and then you get on the couch in your underwear. They prod about abdomen (looking for swollen or tender kidneys, liver etc the doc told me) and then examine your genitals (I guess looking for hernia or cancer if you're a guy). Then they take blood for a blood test. In my case my arm came up very bruised and blood shot - my fiancee was previous a nurse and looked this up - it happens occasionally and is no problem and clears up. It took my arm 2 weeks for it all to disappear - it looked awful for a while but didn't hurt too much. All in all the medical was no problem at all. They say that if there are any issues they will contact you rather than forward it straight to the embassy, and that if I didn't hear anything in 3 working days then assume its all fine. I then saw my case status updated date updated a few days later, and a week later I had the interview letter.

So the good news is that after months of nothing happening at Texas Service Center, you're about to find that things now move very fast indeed. Congratulations!

Edited by Limey

--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAP and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017

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~Moved from K1 Process to UK Regional Forum~

~Inquiry is country-specific~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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Hi Dave

You can see how the timing worked for us if you look at our signature. There are a couple of 'progress' threads on this part of the forum and if you click on members' timelines and look at their signatures you will get a rough idea of how long it takes for each step.You have to bear in mind though, some people push things through as fast as they can by having all their documents ready for each next step, while others need a little more time and leave a gap between the stages to buy time for themselves.

Start looking through the guides. There is a sticky at the top of the UK page with a step by step guide. Updates to these have been added in subsequent posts on the same thread. You can start preparing and gathering the documents you need while you wait.


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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Wbeem,

What date is your interview ?

It's in the signature of her post and also in her VJ timeline if you click on it. Appears to be same day as yours. Edited by Nich-Nick

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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