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So my fiance has his medical on Thursday this week. From what I understand, he should wait til 5 business days after this to schedule his interview. My question is for those with recent experience with this part. When you scheduled your interview, how far out were the dates you had to pick from? I am just so rediculously excited to have him back here with me, so I am trying to get an idea in my head of how much longer we might still have to wait!

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Fawn

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You could have scheduled it already. The 5 business days is the time you need between medical appointment and interview (as a minimum) to allow for the blood test results and for the results to be taken to the embassy.

You don't need to wait for the medical to be done before you book the interview. You just can't have an interview date that is less than 5 business days after the medical appointment as the results won't be ready so you will have wasted your time because they won't be able to make a decision there and then.

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Just to add as I'm in this process at the moment - when you book your interview you can put an expected date of US wedding and supposedly the earlier you say, the earlier interview they'll give you (no proof needed).

It might still be weeks away, but I've then also found earlier appointments popping up in the reschedule section of the website they set you up on (I guess from other people cancelling). New appointments seem to be released each morning so just check in regularly and you might get lucky (although make sure it's more than 5 working days after the medical as JFH said)

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Just to add as I'm in this process at the moment - when you book your interview you can put an expected date of US wedding and supposedly the earlier you say, the earlier interview they'll give you (no proof needed).

This is no longer true because a live consulate person isn't picking dates and assigning them based on who needs the visa before another. I don't think there is human thought trying to prioritize based on who is marrying first. The computer just shows what is open at the time.


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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

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I scheduled my medical and then I did my interview as soon as I knew. Otherwise it was just going to delay me more. They need 5 business days for the medical to be delivered, but as long as your appointment is 5 days after the medical it's fine. Plus you can reschedule the interview if anything gets held up at Knightsbridge.


K-1 Jan 2016 Applicant timeline.

I-129f sent to lock box 7th January 2016.
Delivered 11th January 2016.
NOA1 sent to CSC January 14th 2016.
NOA1 Hard copy January 21st 2016.
RFE email 10th March 2016.
RFE hard copy - 21th March 2016.
RFE Evidence sent- 4th April 2016.
RFE Received by USCIS- 6th April 2016.
NOA2 Received by email dated 18th April 2016.
NOA2 hard copy - April 21st 2016
NVC Recieved- May 9th 2016.
NVC number received- May 9th 2016.
DS-160 filled out - 9th May 2016.
Medical - May 18th 2016
CEAC in Transit - 11th May 2016.
CEAC update embassy received medical- may 24th 2016
Interview- June 15th 2016. - approved!!
POE- July 13th 2016 -Chicago

Married July 18th 2016. (L)

AOS

Package sent- August 18th 2016

Arrived at Chicago Lockbox- August 20th 2016.

NOA 1 - August 25th 2016 (text received 27th).

AP NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (text received 27th).

EAD NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (email received 27th).

NOA1 Hard copies received- September 1st 2016.

Bio-metrics- 20th September 2016.

Request Initial Information for I-485 - October 6th 2016.

RFIE- Affidavit Support information October 11th 2016.

RFIE- Response sent Overnight USPS. October 17th 2016.

RFIE- Delivered October 18th 2016.

RFIE- Received by USCIS October 20th 2016.

EAD- Card Being produced November 17th 2016.

AP- Approved November 17th 2016.

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