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I am hoping to get some clarification regarding the K1 Visa process after the consulate has received the approved petition. Apparently, the consulate received our information on October 4th and the case status shows "Ready" on the US Department of State website, however we still have not received the directive from the consulate. My fiance and I have already submitted the visa application and paid the fee, but are wondering if we should continue to wait for the email from the consulate or move forward with scheduling the interview and medical appointments, gathering the required documents, etc. while we wait. Any helpful information/tips you all are able to provide would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

 

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1 hour ago, TaMira & Ismaila said:

I am hoping to get some clarification regarding the K1 Visa process after the consulate has received the approved petition. Apparently, the consulate received our information on October 4th and the case status shows "Ready" on the US Department of State website, however we still have not received the directive from the consulate. My fiance and I have already submitted the visa application and paid the fee, but are wondering if we should continue to wait for the email from the consulate or move forward with scheduling the interview and medical appointments, gathering the required documents, etc. while we wait. Any helpful information/tips you all are able to provide would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

 

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If you wait for the embassy, you'll be waiting forever!

 

If you email the embassy, they'll send you the email with the "packet" which gives you the directives to proceed.   I believe this packet is also on their website if you search for it and is possibly on the Nigerian portal here on VJ. 

 

Go ahead and schedule and do your medical!


Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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8 hours ago, Unshakable Faith said:

If you wait for the embassy, you'll be waiting forever!

 

If you email the embassy, they'll send you the email with the "packet" which gives you the directives to proceed.   I believe this packet is also on their website if you search for it and is possibly on the Nigerian portal here on VJ. 

 

Go ahead and schedule and do your medical!

The last I checked there’s no appointment interview date available this year and no other slot is open. Just keep checking though maybe they will open any. 

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10 hours ago, TaMira & Ismaila said:

I am hoping to get some clarification regarding the K1 Visa process after the consulate has received the approved petition. Apparently, the consulate received our information on October 4th and the case status shows "Ready" on the US Department of State website, however we still have not received the directive from the consulate. My fiance and I have already submitted the visa application and paid the fee, but are wondering if we should continue to wait for the email from the consulate or move forward with scheduling the interview and medical appointments, gathering the required documents, etc. while we wait. Any helpful information/tips you all are able to provide would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

 

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Follow @Unshakable Faith advice and to do that reference these documents for specific instructions. Also, email the Embassy with your intent to interview there and keep in mind that the calendar is normally only showing what is available to schedule. They only open one month at a time. If you can watch for cancelations and grab one of those when it becomes available.

 

K-1 P3 Letter Nigeria

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ecVe-vDjvk0thSFqHE9dtSyUy0Qccey/view?usp=sharing

Medical instructions Nigeria

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQbUHA-eDR6AHDGp4OHLBSPcMm31Zl9d/view?usp=sharing


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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11 hours ago, Larenn&Loda said:

The last I checked there’s no appointment interview date available this year and no other slot is open. Just keep checking though maybe they will open any. 

Hi, can you or anyone trying to schedule an embassy interview in Nigeria notify us here if the dates become available as my fiance is trying to schedule an interview also.

 

Also, does anyone have a clue when interview dates might likely be available? Dumb question, I know right?

 

Just cant wait to have my partner with me.

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4 hours ago, Bigbright said:

Hi, can you or anyone trying to schedule an embassy interview in Nigeria notify us here if the dates become available as my fiance is trying to schedule an interview also.  The best recommendation is to check in on the scheduling website and look for cancelations.

 

Also, does anyone have a clue when interview dates might likely be available? Dumb question, I know right? :rofl:

 

Just cant wait to have my partner with me.

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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For those who need more information on the next steps here is the P3 medical instructions.

K-1 P3 Letter Nigeria

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ecVe-vDjvk0thSFqHE9dtSyUy0Qccey/view?usp=sharing

Medical instructions Nigeria

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQbUHA-eDR6AHDGp4OHLBSPcMm31Zl9d/view?usp=sharing

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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20 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

For those who need more information on the next steps here is the P3 medical instructions.

K-1 P3 Letter Nigeria

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ecVe-vDjvk0thSFqHE9dtSyUy0Qccey/view?usp=sharing

Medical instructions Nigeria

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQbUHA-eDR6AHDGp4OHLBSPcMm31Zl9d/view?usp=sharing

 

On 10/19/2018 at 10:25 PM, Unshakable Faith said:

If you wait for the embassy, you'll be waiting forever!

 

If you email the embassy, they'll send you the email with the "packet" which gives you the directives to proceed.   I believe this packet is also on their website if you search for it and is possibly on the Nigerian portal here on VJ. 

 

Go ahead and schedule and do your medical!

Thanks for responding so quickly. I am definitely going to work on scheduling the appointment as soon as one becomes available. I wish I had known this sooner. My fiance actually saw a date available for November 26th, but we were concerned that scheduling the appointment before receiving the directive would cause an issue, so we decided to wait. We will just have to keep checking, and hopefully there will be available dates soon.

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On 10/19/2018 at 10:25 PM, Unshakable Faith said:

If you wait for the embassy, you'll be waiting forever!

 

If you email the embassy, they'll send you the email with the "packet" which gives you the directives to proceed.   I believe this packet is also on their website if you search for it and is possibly on the Nigerian portal here on VJ. 

 

Go ahead and schedule and do your medical!

Thank you! My fiance and I will looking to schedule our appointment as soon as one becomes available.

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13 hours ago, Bigbright said:

Hi, can you or anyone trying to schedule an embassy interview in Nigeria notify us here if the dates become available as my fiance is trying to schedule an interview also.

 

Also, does anyone have a clue when interview dates might likely be available? Dumb question, I know right?

 

Just cant wait to have my partner with me.

What’s I advise is for the beneficiary/petitioner to keep checking the website everyday , that way you will know when slot are open. It’s happened for December the moment they open December with 2day it was all booked. I know persons waiting to book too. I will communicate though if I hear anything. 

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On 10/21/2018 at 6:49 AM, Larenn&Loda said:

What’s I advise is for the beneficiary/petitioner to keep checking the website everyday , that way you will know when slot are open. It’s happened for December the moment they open December with 2day it was all booked. I know persons waiting to book too. I will communicate though if I hear anything. 

So December is already booked??? Our approval is valid until early January! 😣

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19 hours ago, LivFavor said:

So December is already booked??? Our approval is valid until early January! 😣

Yes from what I gather, December is booked.  And my friend petition also expire January 2019, so I asked her to called the Embassy and was told they will open up interview slot before the petition expires. 

Regarding petition expiring I heard the automatically extend it when there are no available appointment date. 

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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