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So after all of this time and preparation, my fiance received an email that he was to have his interview at the embassy in Dublin tomorrow. Unfortunately, his medical appointment is not until Wednesday. He sent an email and called the embassy but they would only let him cancel not reschedule. Has anyone experienced this? We are wondering what the next step is. Do we just have to wait for them to contact us again for an appt with the US embassy in Dublin? We are so disappointed! Thanks in advance for any info or advice!

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During my interview, there were two people who couldn't come with their medical for same reason as you. They attended and their visa's were approved but the CO told them to come back to submit their results if not, their passports will not be ready for pickup.

My advice is that you do not cancel. They hopefully will give u time to make it available to them.

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Hi there! My fiance and I were recently in a similar situation, but with the London embassy. His original interview date was a day he couldn't get time off from work, so he had to request a new date. Like in your case, they wouldn't immediately reschedule him, he had to just request to have the date moved and then wait for the embassy to act. I assume they did this to be fair to people who had scheduled interviews in the meantime. I was really nervous about this, but thankfully they emailed him his new interview date about a week later, and it was less than a month after than the original date. I would assume Dublin and London are fairly similar in how they operate, although I have no actual evidence for that.

Good luck!

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Thank you so much!!! This can be so frustrating!! We are trying to do everything right!! He got the email on Wednesday that his interview is Monday! I really appreciate your input!! Congrats to you!!!!

Edited by serenitynow0222

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I'm not 100% sure on this one, but judging on other embassys...

If it was me (I went through Dublin) I would go to the interview tomorrow if he has everything else and tell them that he hasn't had his medical yet.

EDIT: I just reread your post, sorry!
If he hasn't scheduled his medical yet, get him to call tomorrow and make the appointment. They only do the medicals on Wednesdays, but the wait is rarely more than one/one and a half weeks. They might even fit him in this coming Wednesday! If he has the date then he can tell them at the Embassy. I believe he'll have to go pick up his medical a week later and deliver it to the embassy then afterwards.

If he cancels and makes an another appointment he'll have to wait maybe just a couple weeks longer. Dublin are pretty speedy, especially as they already have him on file. They often call people up and tell them that they've had cancellations and that they can come in a few days earlier.

Either way, the difference in time/delay probably won't be too much, whichever order he does them in.

Edited by Rinara

Nov 2005 - Became friends online...... Oct 2006 - Met in person for the first time...... May 2014 - Became girlfriends...... Nov 2014 - I asked her...... Apr 2015 - She asked me

K-1 Visa
2 May 2015 - Mailed I-129F
7 May 2015 - NOA1 received. We got California! (+5 days)
18 June 2015 - NOA2 received. (+6 weeks)

14 July 2015 - NVC received. Had to call them. (+26 days)

23 July 2015 - NVC sent case to Embassy in Dublin. Also had to call the NVC. No notice in mail from NVC and CEAC website still said "At NVC" for 3 more days. (+9 days)

30 July 2015 - Dublin Embassy received case. (+1 week)

31 July 2015 - Packed 3 received after requesting it. It was emailed to Irish Beneficiary. They never contacted US Petitioner as they said they would, probably because I was emailing them already. (+1 day)

4 Aug 2015 - Notification of Readiness emailed to embassy. (+4 days as I had to wait to print necessary documents).

5 Aug 2015 - Medical. Booked before Embassy received case. (Appointment was 9 days after I called to make it)

12 Aug 2015 - Packet 4 received. Notified of interview date. (+8 days after Notification of Readiness was sent).

21 Aug 2015 - INTERVIEW! (+17 days after Notice of Readiness was sent; +22 days after embassy received our case; +106 days, or 15 weeks 1 day, since NOA1)

28 Aug 2015 - Visa Recieved in the mail. (+1 week since interview)

23 Sept 2015 - POE Orlando, FL

9 Oct 2015 - Applied for SSN

17 Oct 2015 - SSN recieved in mail.

19 Nov 2015 - MARRIAGE!

16 Dec 2015 - Filed for AOS/EAD/AP

14 Jan 2015 - Biometrics appointment (+1 month)

13 Feb 2015 - GC ISSUED! (+1 month) NO INTERVIEW! And no EAD/AP issued!

For a detailed account of my Medical experience, read my blog post HERE

For a detailed account of my Interview in Dublin, read it HERE

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