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Well I had my interviewing embassy changed just weeks before my interview from Dublin to London. i have an Irish passport but i live in Scotland. so now i'm stuck in "transfer in progress" limbo and was told that it could take 6-8 weeks or more to complete the transfer and have no idea how long before it comes through and i cant get a straight answer out of Dublin or London why it happened so close to the end, why oh why do they make things so difficult

has this happened to anybody else with Dublin or London any info would be kindly accepted

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It would make sense that if you are in Scotland you interview out of London. My fiancé had to travel to London from Scotland. Good luck. Plan on flying out the day before and staying in a hotel close to the embassy.

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Yeah I know that now but I thought cause I was immigrating on a irish passport that it would have to be dublin. Plus the would have seen by my address that I lived in Scotland and still went through all the process and then change it just before the interview date

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Well I had my interviewing embassy changed just weeks before my interview from Dublin to London. i have an Irish passport but i live in Scotland. so now i'm stuck in "transfer in progress" limbo and was told that it could take 6-8 weeks or more to complete the transfer and have no idea how long before it comes through and i cant get a straight answer out of Dublin or London why it happened so close to the end, why oh why do they make things so difficult

has this happened to anybody else with Dublin or London any info would be kindly accepted

Your embassy didn't change just weeks before your interview. You list the embassy on your petition, so it's firstly your mistake. You have to get the London Immigrant Visa Unit to request your file from Dublin. If you have done that then you wait what could be some weeks simply for the London IV unit to make the request, for somebody in Dublin to respond, then for London to contact you that the file is received. Your case number will not change to an LND number. It will remain the same as assigned by NVC, even though your case will process in London. Are you using the proper contact form to reach the London IV Unit? 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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