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How long does it generally take to receive your passport after the K1 interview?

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Hi all!

 

My fiance has his K1 interview in London this Friday (AHHH, it's finally here!!!) and we're so excited!  We're trying to plan the next month or so out, with booking plane tickets and finding a new place to live when he gets here.  We obviously want to book plane tickets ASAP after he physically receives his passport with the visa in it.  How long does it generally take after the interview? I know his interview being on a Friday will probably throw it off a few days with the weekend.  He lives in the north (about 2 hours from London by train) and mentioned that he paid for the fastest possible shipping, if it makes any difference.

Thanks in advance for all your help! 


 

 

K1 Process:

 

Spoiler

8/20/2016: I-129F packet mailed

8/24/2016: NOA1 

10/20/2016:  NOA2

12/15/2016: Medical appointment

1/20/2017: Interview (approved!) 

1/27/2017: Visa received (157 days from NOA1)

2/20/2017: POE Philadelphia

3/18/2017: Wedding!

 

 

Adjustment of Status:

 

5/11/2017:  I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets mailed to Chicago lockbox

5/13/2017:  USPS delivers I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets to Chicago lockbox

5/18/2017:  Three text/email NOA1's received with a notice date of 5/17/2017

5/18/2017:  Check cashed by USCIS

5/22/2017:  Three hard copy NOA1's received with a priority date of 5/15/2017

5/26/2017:  Biometrics appointment letter received with an appointment date of 6/9/2017

5/30/2017:  Biometrics completed (walk-in, East Hartford, CT ASC) 

6/15/2017: I-485 case status changed to "ready to be scheduled for interview." 

8/9/2017:  Service request for I-765 submitted online (86 days from priority date). 

8/28/2017: Second service request submitted online (106 days from priority date).  

8/28/2017: Submitted case request to congresswoman. 

9/7/2017: Third service request for I-765 submitted online (116 days from priority date). 

9/29/2027: EAD in production (138 days from priority date) 

10/7/2017:  EAD/AP combo card received (146 days from PD)

11/9/2017: Text/e-mail notification of interview date (179 days from PD)

11/14/2017: Receive hard copy I-797C in mail with a notice date of 11/7/2017

12/14/2017: Interview! (214 days from PD)

12/18/2017 Approval notice received with a notice date of 12/14/2017

12/30/2017: GC received (230 days from PD)

 

 

9/15/2019: Eligible for ROC

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It depends on the caseload, if there's any additional AP or any other issues.  A few weeks to a couple of months at most hopefully.  DO NOT purchase any non refundable or changeable tickets until he has visa in hand.  Better yet, don't purchase any at all until then.

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Normally within a week, but...


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Like everyone said, it all depends.  but, for reference only and don't book the flight until he has his passport back, my husband had his CR1 visa interview on Tuesday the 3rd and his passport was ready for pickup on Monday the 9th.  The woman conducting the interview even let us know it'd be about a week.   Don't let the 17 day average what time on the screen in the waiting area scare you :)

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Thanks so much for your help, everyone!  His interview was today and he got approved!  They said he'd receive his passport in about a week.  Eek, so exciting! :)


 

 

K1 Process:

 

Spoiler

8/20/2016: I-129F packet mailed

8/24/2016: NOA1 

10/20/2016:  NOA2

12/15/2016: Medical appointment

1/20/2017: Interview (approved!) 

1/27/2017: Visa received (157 days from NOA1)

2/20/2017: POE Philadelphia

3/18/2017: Wedding!

 

 

Adjustment of Status:

 

5/11/2017:  I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets mailed to Chicago lockbox

5/13/2017:  USPS delivers I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets to Chicago lockbox

5/18/2017:  Three text/email NOA1's received with a notice date of 5/17/2017

5/18/2017:  Check cashed by USCIS

5/22/2017:  Three hard copy NOA1's received with a priority date of 5/15/2017

5/26/2017:  Biometrics appointment letter received with an appointment date of 6/9/2017

5/30/2017:  Biometrics completed (walk-in, East Hartford, CT ASC) 

6/15/2017: I-485 case status changed to "ready to be scheduled for interview." 

8/9/2017:  Service request for I-765 submitted online (86 days from priority date). 

8/28/2017: Second service request submitted online (106 days from priority date).  

8/28/2017: Submitted case request to congresswoman. 

9/7/2017: Third service request for I-765 submitted online (116 days from priority date). 

9/29/2027: EAD in production (138 days from priority date) 

10/7/2017:  EAD/AP combo card received (146 days from PD)

11/9/2017: Text/e-mail notification of interview date (179 days from PD)

11/14/2017: Receive hard copy I-797C in mail with a notice date of 11/7/2017

12/14/2017: Interview! (214 days from PD)

12/18/2017 Approval notice received with a notice date of 12/14/2017

12/30/2017: GC received (230 days from PD)

 

 

9/15/2019: Eligible for ROC

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