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no packet 3 received, scheduling interview at US embassy - Paris (merged threads)

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Hi all,

I'm in trouble. I never received packet 3 so I didn't know about the notification of applicant readiness until today and my NOA2 expires in a month.

I have all my documents ready. So I wanted to know what do I have to do next ?

The only online DS 2001 form I found is this one : http://www.***removed***/immigrant-visa/form-ds-2001.pdfbut it looks bad. Do you know where I can find a better quality of this form ? Does it have to be specific for the embassy I'm applying for? (I'm applying to the embassy in paris, France)

I also heard about the DS-230 form. Do I also have to send this one ? And completely fill it even if I already submitted my DS-160 ?

Thank you so much for your help !!!!

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Hi,

If some has recently got the interview scheduled for K1 fiancé visa with the french embassy in Paris, I'd be very interested to know how you did it.

As I've never received the packet 3 I don't know what to do in order to get my interview scheduled.

Thank you so much for your help !!!

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~Moved from K1 Process to Europe/Eurasia Regional Forum~

~Inquiry is country-specific~

~Merged similar/continuing themed threads, no need to start a new thread~

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Hey everyone,

I was the one who posted about new procedures in Paris about a week ago. My fiance had scheduled his interview without receiving packet 3 and was turned away at the door.... they said they had their "new procedures" in place. I updated the France portal (consulate page) with the new instructions we were finally sent. Apparently, you have to wait for their email now.... whereas before, this wasn't totally necessary.... So yeah, I would advise you all to wait for packet 3 or you maaaaaay be turned away like my fiance.... although nothing is certain, but that's what happened to us!

EDIT: A caseworker through our senator's office really helped us out a ton throughout all of this. Normally, I think you have to fill out the DS2001, which they send you in packet 3, mail it back to the embassy, and then they mail you back you interview date. Then you're supposed to go online and take the interview date that they give you. With us, since ours was already scheduled and we couldn't seem to reschedule it, we just showed up at the new date (given by the embassy) and they let him right in this time!

Let me know if you have more questions.

Edited by chantuff9

K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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thank you so much for your reply.

Thing is I should have received packet 3 two months ago so I guess I'll never receive it.

When you say you have to wait for their email, this is after you've sent the DS-2001 right? Or it's automatic ? (but then how would they know you're ready for the interview)


thanks again for your help, really appreciate it.

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Yeah there seems to be a weird transition going on. I have a friend whose case was received in Paris just a week before mine and she never received packet 3.... but I did (thanks to a little help from our caseworker). So I'm not sure where the "cut off date" is for receiving packet 3, so to speak. Its really so unclear at this point. Anyway it seems that once they receive your case they are supposed to send you an email (which is packet 3) and includes instructions on what documents to prepare and it includes the DS2001. Once you have all the documents prepared as stated in the email, then you're supposed to mail the the DS2001 (Its technically called a "readiness form" so it lets the embassy know you're ready to receive your interview date). After they receive that document from you, then they either email or snail mail you the interview date, then they want you to go online and schedule the interview for the exact date they tell you. I know, it's a weird process.

As I said, our caseworker has been incredible. She has done more for us than I think a lawyer ever could have. I know we may be some of the lucky ones to have had someone so helpful, but it may be worth asking your USC fiance to get a caseworker's help. Just contact a senator or congressman's office and let them know you want some help navigating the next step in your visa process. Maybe you could explain that your embassy is undergoing a transition so you're not sure about the next steps.


K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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Ok thank you for the advice, I'll see what I can do.

Yeah that's what I heard about the process. But in the email my fiancée received, there's no mention of the DS-2001 whatsoever. They just say go online and select a date for the appointment. But when I do so the only dates available are in July whereas my medical visit is in august. Plus, I read people taking the appointment by themselves and being rejected the day of the interview. That's why I was so confused about the process.

I found a DS-2001 online, maybe I'll end up mailing that off....

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what is the url of 'that' online system ?


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ok. i keep thinking that scheduling is triggered after payment is receipted. is that the case, for France?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Oh well if your fiancée already received an email from the embassy telling you to select an appointment date it, I think you'll be fine! We hadn't received an email AT ALL, scheduled our interview, and then he was turned away. Some people were telling us we were silly for scheduling it without an official email, but I think most French applicants know that in the past, not everyone would even receive an email! So people would just go ahead all the time and it was not problem.... and then suddenly it was! But I think the bottom line is, you received an email in general (and it sounds like the one my friend received), so I thiiiiiiink you should be fine...... maybe still call and try double check if that makes you feel better!

Edited by chantuff9

K1 Visa Timeline:

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 10-15-14

NOA2: 05-15-15

Sent to NVC: 05-21-15

NVC received: 06-01-15
Sent to Paris: 06-04-15

Accepted at Paris: 06-08-15

Medical: 06-30-15

Interview, approved: 07-15-15

Pick up at embassy: 07-20-15

Entry to USA: 07-23-15

Adjustment of Status filed: 09-04-15

Biometrics Appt: 09-21-15

No interview

Approval: 03-18-16

 

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