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Hi everyone,

 

I had a question. I applied for a NVC expedite and it was approved with the following message:

The U.S. Embassy is willing to expedite this case when we have all the fees, forms, and documents. If you have not already done so, you can pay your fees and submit Form DS-260 at ceac.state.gov.

 

I have submitted everything to NVC and my case was complete on 11/23. 

 

My question is instead of waiting to hear back with an interview date, can I go ahead and schedule my own interview? When I go to the US embassy website there is an option for scheduling an interview that says:

The visa appointment system is intended for eligible applicants only who have received written notification from the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad that they must schedule an appointment.

 

I filled out all the information that they asked for (DS-260 confirmation number, case number, etc.) and it's actually letting me pick an interview date. 

 

Can I go ahead and schedule an interview or should I wait? I'm assuming it wouldn't even let me get this far if I couldn't schedule it myself. 

 

Thank you!

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53 minutes ago, waitinggame02 said:

Hi everyone,

 

I had a question. I applied for a NVC expedite and it was approved with the following message:

The U.S. Embassy is willing to expedite this case when we have all the fees, forms, and documents. If you have not already done so, you can pay your fees and submit Form DS-260 at ceac.state.gov.

 

I have submitted everything to NVC and my case was complete on 11/23. 

 

My question is instead of waiting to hear back with an interview date, can I go ahead and schedule my own interview? When I go to the US embassy website there is an option for scheduling an interview that says:

The visa appointment system is intended for eligible applicants only who have received written notification from the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad that they must schedule an appointment.

 

I filled out all the information that they asked for (DS-260 confirmation number, case number, etc.) and it's actually letting me pick an interview date. 

 

Can I go ahead and schedule an interview or should I wait? I'm assuming it wouldn't even let me get this far if I couldn't schedule it myself. 

 

Thank you!

I will advice you not to schedule any interview appointment now without receiving the appointment package from the Embassy.

 

However if you did schedule an appointment without the Embassy permission, you gonna be turn back at the Embassy asking you to reschedule a new appointment for your interview and even that will happen when they send you the appointment package.

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