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Interview Scheduled without "Ready" Status?

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Hi everyone - 

 

UK to US couple here. 

 

I'm feeling a little confused. Today, my fiance and I were able to:

  1. Complete DS-160
  2. Schedule Medical Exam for late January
  3. Complete Notification of Readiness
  4. Paid $265 VISA fee
  5. Scheduled our Interview for late February

 

Currently, CEAC says we have "No Status," so I imagine they are waiting for the results of the medical exam. I'm wondering though, how was I was I able to schedule the Interview with "Ready"  ir "Attend Interview" status? Will our interview get postponed or cancelled? 

 

I'm so anxious that I missed a step or went out of order. 

 

Can someone clarify the process a bit for me? 

 

Thanks,

 

Paul

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*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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

 

Just a note that from what we've experienced, the CEAC site takes some time to be updated to the true status, so not to worry.  

 

Ours stayed as NO STATUS under NONIMMIGRANT VISA (checking with the AA# from the DS-160 confirmation) for 41 days after the visa was approved at the interview (it is taking us much longer than the 2 weeks they told us to get the passport back, but hopefully your process will be much quicker).  Our status also only changed to READY under IMMIGRANT VISA (checking with the Case Number) days after the interview, when the Status Date was finally changed to the actual interview date.

 

I believe you should be fine, but if you need to reconfirm the interview date, try calling the customer service number for your embassy.  I found this document for packet 3 for the UK (no idea if this is current) https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/LND - London.pdf. But under REGISTER, it links to this site for the UK https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv with the following customer service numbers noted on the Contacts page:

     London: +44-20-3608-6998

     If you are calling from within the United States, please dial +1.703.543.9334.

 

They say they can "Schedule or reschedule your appointment as an alternative to doing this online."  So maybe they can confirm your appointment date went through successfully, if you still have any concerns.

 

I hope maybe some of this information is helpful.  Best of luck to you all!!


7/16/2015: First communication online                     1/23/2017: Visa Received
4/24/2016: Got Engaged! (L)                                      2/1/2017: Entry into USA           
6/10/2016: Filed I-129F petition                                   3/4/2017: Got Married! (L)

6/18/2016: I-129F NOA1                                                4/10/2017: Filed AOS (I-485), EAD, AP

8/18/2016: I-129F NOA2                                                8/4/2017: Approved EAD with AP received

9/5/2016: NVC Received                                               11/8/2017: AOS Approved

9/15/2016: Consulate Received                                   11/16/2017: Green Card Received

11/28/2016: Interview Date - Approved!!

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