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Hi 

 

I just wondered if someone could advise if packet 3 from the London embassy comes visa post or email. My case was received at NVC yesterday and I have my case number. I'm moving out of my house on the 6th October so I'm worried that the packet will come in the post and I'll miss it. Could anyone please offer any advice?

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K1 & K2 Visa 

 

18th April 2017: I-129f sent

21st April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

25th April 2017: NOA1 Notice Date

26th April 2017: NOA1 text confirmation

2nd May 2017: NOA1 hardcopy

7th September 2017: NOA2 Approval date

21st September 2017: NVC Received
21st September 2017: NVC Case # Received

27th September 2017: Left NVC
27th September 2017: Case Ready

4th October 2017: Medical

12th October 2017: Interview

24th October 2017: Visas in Hand

27th October 2017: POE

16th December 2017: Wedding Day

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35 minutes ago, Salty2305 said:

Hi 

 

I just wondered if someone could advise if packet 3 from the London embassy comes visa post or email. My case was received at NVC yesterday and I have my case number. I'm moving out of my house on the 6th October so I'm worried that the packet will come in the post and I'll miss it. Could anyone please offer any advice?

It does indeed and it also takes quite a while to arrive! By the time my welcome letter had arrived to the UK I had already paid the fees and submitted everything lol. Can you set up a mail forwarding system? Or give NVC a call and tell them the beneficiary's address has changed because they probably haven't physically mailed it yet. 

 

P.s it comes from NVC in America hence why it takes a while to arrive. My bets are it 100% will not arrive by the 6th October. 

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39 minutes ago, Salty2305 said:

Hi 

 

I just wondered if someone could advise if packet 3 from the London embassy comes visa post or email. My case was received at NVC yesterday and I have my case number. I'm moving out of my house on the 6th October so I'm worried that the packet will come in the post and I'll miss it. Could anyone please offer any advice?

You get a letter of instruction  in the post from London. 

I answered a similar question Wednesday to somebody without NOA2 yet,  so just pasting that in here below--

 

You don't need that letter for anything. Others have never gotten it. 

  • It tells you the Immigrant Visa Unit has received your petition and your new case number. There are other ways to figure that out. Calling NVC or the letter the American will receive saying the new case number and that it's off to London.  Then checking the CEAC status  checker thing with your new LND case number.
  • It tells you to get your instructions for applying for the visa on their website. You already have been given the link. Start working on the document list NOW. 
  • It sends you a copy of the petition, I guess so you know the low down on if your fiancé has six kids and three ex-wives. You don't need to turn in that copy at your interview. It is just for your benefit. You are fine without ever receiving it. You've probably already seen a copy and helped fill it out.

 

The K1 instructions for London are here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

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2 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

You get a letter of instruction  in the post from London. 

I answered a similar question Wednesday so just pasting that in here below--

 

You don't need that letter for anything. Others have never gotten it. 

  • It tells you the Immigrant Visa Unit has received your petition and your new case number. There are other ways to figure that out. Calling NVC or the letter the American will receive saying the new case number and that it's off to London.  Then checking the CEAC status  checker thing with your new LND case number.
  • It tells you to get your instructions for applying for the visa on their website. You already have been given the link. Start working on the document list NOW. 
  • It sends you a copy of the petition, I guess so you know the low down on if your fiancé has six kids and three ex-wives. You don't need to turn in that copy at your interview. It is just for your benefit. You are fine without ever receiving it. You've probably already seen a copy and helped fill it out.

 

The K1 instructions for London are here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

You are a star! Thanks for your help! Much appreciated :)


K1 & K2 Visa 

 

18th April 2017: I-129f sent

21st April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

25th April 2017: NOA1 Notice Date

26th April 2017: NOA1 text confirmation

2nd May 2017: NOA1 hardcopy

7th September 2017: NOA2 Approval date

21st September 2017: NVC Received
21st September 2017: NVC Case # Received

27th September 2017: Left NVC
27th September 2017: Case Ready

4th October 2017: Medical

12th October 2017: Interview

24th October 2017: Visas in Hand

27th October 2017: POE

16th December 2017: Wedding Day

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Just now, Salty2305 said:

You are a star! Thanks for your help! Much appreciated :)

 

The medical people will say bring your letter. They just want to verify you got the right case number. They accept a print out of the status shown on the CEAC status check. 

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As a few others have said, you don't actually need the letter from NVC. I took a screenshot of my case being "In transit" on CEAC for my medical (as the previous poster pointed out, you just need this so they know your case number is correct) and then I took a printout of my embassy appointment confirmation to the interview. All the ask for is "something that confirms you've been invited here today". I never got my letter from NVC, and I'm now living in the US and going through AOS, so that's pretty good confirmation that you'll be fine without it :-)


01/18/17 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

01/25/17 - NOA1

05/05/17 - NOA2 (100 days from NOA1)

05/19/17 - NVC received and case number assigned

05/26/17 - Case left NVC, status 'In Transit'

05/30/17 - Medical

05/31/17 - Consulate received 

07/13/17 - Interview, APPROVED!

07/21/17 - Visa in hand

07/22/17 - POE Newark, successful

08/02/17 - Married

08/23/17 - AOS filed (incl. EAD and AP)

08/31/17 - NOA1 date on AOS packet

09/21/17 - Biometrics appt

10/16/17 - Online tracker says 'Ready for Interview'

11/09/17 - EAD and AP approved

11/16/17 - EAD/AP combo card arrived

12/19/17 - Green card interview

12/22/17 - RFE received (medical had been lost)

01/23/18 - Green card in production

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On ‎9‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 7:10 AM, Wuozopo said:

You get a letter of instruction  in the post from London. 

I answered a similar question Wednesday to somebody without NOA2 yet,  so just pasting that in here below--

 

You don't need that letter for anything. Others have never gotten it. 

  • It tells you the Immigrant Visa Unit has received your petition and your new case number. There are other ways to figure that out. Calling NVC or the letter the American will receive saying the new case number and that it's off to London.  Then checking the CEAC status  checker thing with your new LND case number.
  • It tells you to get your instructions for applying for the visa on their website. You already have been given the link. Start working on the document list NOW. 
  • It sends you a copy of the petition, I guess so you know the low down on if your fiancé has six kids and three ex-wives. You don't need to turn in that copy at your interview. It is just for your benefit. You are fine without ever receiving it. You've probably already seen a copy and helped fill it out.

 

The K1 instructions for London are here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

and here - @Lorna&Alex:)


I-129F                                                                                                           AOS 

24/7/17 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX via FedEx;                                                 19/6/18   - AoS mailed to Chicago via FedEx
25/7/17 - I-129F received at Lewisville, TX;                                                                20/6/18   - AoS received at Chicago. I-485/I-765/I-131
27/7/17- NOA1 Notice date on I-797C also via SMS and e-mail;                            27/6/18   - check cashed by USCIS 

1/8/17 - NOA1 hardcopy via mail (hardcopy date: 27/7/17);                                   28/6/18   - received NOA numbers for all three apps, "submitted date" says 25/6/18   
5/2/18 - NOA2 via SMS and e-mail and App;                                                              
2/7/18     - received hardcopy NOA's for all three apps
7/2/18 - NOA2 hardcopy via mail (hardcopy dated: 2/2/18);                                   6/7/18     - received letter with date for Biometrics appt            
13/2/18NVC received;                                                                                                 
19/7/18   - Biometrics apt            
16/2/18 - NVC case number assigned / Case left NVC, status 'In Transit';           
20/7/18   - Fingerprint Review was completed            
20/2/18 - Consulate received;                                                                                       
25/7/18   - Update on Current Status on I-485: "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"       
8/3/18 - Medical;                                                                                                             
15/8/18   - "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time" email from USCIS                                                                                                                                                                    / We last took action on your case on 18 July        
23/3/18 - Interview & APPROVED!;                                                                               
29/8/18   - "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time" email from USCIS                                                                                                                                                                   / We last took action on your case on 18 July
26/3/18 - Advanced Processing;                                                                                  12/9/18   - "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time" email from USCIS          
27/3/18 - Issued;                                                                                                                
         
           / We last took action on your case on 18 July
3/4/18 - Visa in hand;                                                                                                           
12/5/18 - POE                                                                                                                             

June 2018 - Wedding (L)                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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