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Embassy processes over the Christmas holiday period?

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Hi, 

 

i don't know the answer to that but but I am very interested to know also. I keep looking at dates and worry that potentially nearly two weeks could be lost during that Christmas/New Year period. 

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if they say they only close on that day, then they only close on that day. as with many businesses, things slow down during the holidays due to people taking time off.


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It appears they will be taking the week off of xmas and the week between xmas and New Years.

 

 

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https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do OLD SITE

 

https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ NEW SITE

 

https://www.house.gov/representatives US Congressmen 

 

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm US Senators 

 

IN REGARDS TO WHICH DATE TO USE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

noa1 date is actually they date on ur hard copy. Sadly if u reach the magical 220 day u must wait till 225 to contact Uscis. They use what the new site says. Even if ur paper says X date. 

They added 5 days onto everyone’s accepted on NOA1

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5 minutes ago, HarryWL said:

 

Are these appointment dates currently available? 

Yup that's what's available as of when posted. 

Tbh... best thing u can do is pick a day for ur interview. Then go back in and check if a different days is available.

yesterday morning there were not that many available then last night when my fiancé and I scheduled our interview. More dates were available.

we also have medical on the 15th and interview on the 16th of November. We did this so she only needs to travel to London once. 

We r fully aware that medical won't be at embassy within 24hrs. Takes 7 to 10 days. But, once medical reaches embassy they can review it and mail her approval. That's if everything goes well which it should.

 

 

just noitced ur in Canada which these dates will be different then where ur interview will be.

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https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do OLD SITE

 

https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ NEW SITE

 

https://www.house.gov/representatives US Congressmen 

 

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm US Senators 

 

IN REGARDS TO WHICH DATE TO USE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

noa1 date is actually they date on ur hard copy. Sadly if u reach the magical 220 day u must wait till 225 to contact Uscis. They use what the new site says. Even if ur paper says X date. 

They added 5 days onto everyone’s accepted on NOA1

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They will also be closed on Boxing Day (Dec. 26th), as it is a British national holiday.  Just because there are no available appointments, it doesn't mean they are closed or aren't processing applications.  They do reduce the number of appointments to allow some staff to take leave, but they are only closed those two days (25th and 26th).

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1 minute ago, BJ & Christine said:

Yup that's what's available as of when posted. 

Tbh... best thing u can do is pick a day for ur interview. Then go back in and check if a different days is available.

yesterday morning there were not that many available then last night when my fiancé and I scheduled our interview. More dates were available.

we also have medical on the 15th and interview on the 16th of November. We did this so she only needs to travel to London once. 

We r fully aware that medical won't be at embassy within 24hrs. Takes 7 to 10 days. But, once medical reaches embassy they can review it and mail her approval. That's if everything goes well which it should.

 

Thanks for feedback!

 

That’s pretty good, I saw someone who got an embassy appointment at the end of November so I just assumed the whole month might have been pretty full. I’m just waiting on the Embassy to contact me due to NVC expediting the process, so I should be able to book real soon.

 

How about the medical appointments? Are there a lot of availability? That’s a pretty smart idea, 2 birds 1 stone. I’ll have to fly into London because I’m currently in Canada, so I’ll probsbly try separate them by 8-10 days or so and just visit the family in Lincolnshire between the dates. 

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3 hours ago, Scottish Mernymph said:

I see from the London Embassy website they only close their doors on Dec 25th, however, would I be correct in assuming at some point in December they may close down (what they view as) non-urgent paperwork-such as immigration/K-1 interviews etc
Anyone know?

 

London is closed Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day. From following UK folks for years, things tend to slow down during the holidays. One would guess it is because a lot of Americans work there and they might be scheduling holiday to go back to the States for Christmas. Less officers present would mean  they couldn't accommodate as many interviews per day.

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46 minutes ago, HarryWL said:

 

Thanks for feedback!

 

That’s pretty good, I saw someone who got an embassy appointment at the end of November so I just assumed the whole month might have been pretty full. I’m just waiting on the Embassy to contact me due to NVC expediting the process, so I should be able to book real soon.

 

How about the medical appointments? Are there a lot of availability? That’s a pretty smart idea, 2 birds 1 stone. I’ll have to fly into London because I’m currently in Canada, so I’ll probsbly try separate them by 8-10 days or so and just visit the family in Lincolnshire between the dates. 

Not positive on medical as my fiance had to book a month in advance to make sure she could get time off.

As of last night Oct 31st interview date was still available also.


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https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do OLD SITE

 

https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ NEW SITE

 

https://www.house.gov/representatives US Congressmen 

 

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm US Senators 

 

IN REGARDS TO WHICH DATE TO USE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

noa1 date is actually they date on ur hard copy. Sadly if u reach the magical 220 day u must wait till 225 to contact Uscis. They use what the new site says. Even if ur paper says X date. 

They added 5 days onto everyone’s accepted on NOA1

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Thanks folks, I guess I just gotta take what's available in terms of medical & embassy appointments once I have my code(oh please let that be soooon-there's still the teensiest chance I could be there with my Love for Christmas or New Year.....a girl can dream). Working for myself means I can take any days off as I so choose so I will book the first available appointments.

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