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Hey guys I've been using VisaJourney for advice all throughout my K1 process, but this is the first time I've needed to actually post something.  I hope you can help.

 

So me and my Fiancee have been going through the process since February last year.  Yesterday (Friday 25th of Jan) was my interview date at the new US Embassy in London.  I arrived half hour earlier than my appointment slot and was let in earlier too.  I was given a number and sent upstairs.  After sitting down for a few minutes I was called up to give in my official documents and answer some questions, I was then told to sit back down and that they'd call my number one more time.  Another half hour passes and I'm called back to a different window with a lady who asks me some more questions pertaining to our relationship.  She then says that they "should be able to approve that."  I'm taken aback by how quick this was but I did clarify by asking "Did you say I was approved?" to which she responds "Yes."  I then ask if that's it and if I can leave and she says I can.  

 

I leave the embassy probably about 50 minutes, maybe less, after entering.  I get anxious sometimes and now I'm terrified I've done something wrong and that I was meant to stay in there or something, especially since they say you should expect to be in there for 1.5 hours on the embassy website.  

 

I've checked the visa status on CEAC using my case number on the IV section and it just says "Ready"

 

Am I overreacting or is this a common occurance

 

 

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it is common to get an approval, unless the evidence is little to none and/or not everything needed was provided. Good luck and congrats


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

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10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

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10 minutes ago, DM Nath said:

Hey guys I've been using VisaJourney for advice all throughout my K1 process, but this is the first time I've needed to actually post something.  I hope you can help.

 

So me and my Fiancee have been going through the process since February last year.  Yesterday (Friday 25th of Jan) was my interview date at the new US Embassy in London.  I arrived half hour earlier than my appointment slot and was let in earlier too.  I was given a number and sent upstairs.  After sitting down for a few minutes I was called up to give in my official documents and answer some questions, I was then told to sit back down and that they'd call my number one more time.  Another half hour passes and I'm called back to a different window with a lady who asks me some more questions pertaining to our relationship.  She then says that they "should be able to approve that."  I'm taken aback by how quick this was but I did clarify by asking "Did you say I was approved?" to which she responds "Yes."  I then ask if that's it and if I can leave and she says I can.  

 

I leave the embassy probably about 50 minutes, maybe less, after entering.  I get anxious sometimes and now I'm terrified I've done something wrong and that I was meant to stay in there or something, especially since they say you should expect to be in there for 1.5 hours on the embassy website.  

 

I've checked the visa status on CEAC using my case number on the IV section and it just says "Ready"

 

Am I overreacting or is this a common occurance

 

 

Relax everything is going to be alright. Sometimes it takes time to update the CEAC website.

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Perfectly normal! I had my interview in London in December 2016 (at the old embassy) and I certainly felt at the end that it was somewhat of an anti-climax. The amount of time you are there depends on the workload each day. Some people end up taking longer than others, just like at the doctors or any other appointment. 

 

If you read my embassy review in my timeline you will see that I said to the interviewer at the end “what do I do now?” because he said he had approved my visa and thanked me for coming but it wasn’t clear what I had to do then. I was expecting to have to sign some paperwork or something. 

 

I assume they kept your passport? The CEAC website is updated by humans so there is often a delay between status updates, especially on Fridays. Check again on Tuesday. 


 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, JFH said:

Perfectly normal! I had my interview in London in December 2016 (at the old embassy) and I certainly felt at the end that it was somewhat of an anti-climax. The amount of time you are there depends on the workload each day. Some people end up taking longer than others, just like at the doctors or any other appointment. 

 

If you read my embassy review in my timeline you will see that I said to the interviewer at the end “what do I do now?” because he said he had approved my visa and thanked me for coming but it wasn’t clear what I had to do then. I was expecting to have to sign some paperwork or something. 

 

I assume they kept your passport? The CEAC website is updated by humans so there is often a delay between status updates, especially on Fridays. Check again on Tuesday. 

Yes, they kept my passport.  I should also say they said I'd get an email in a few days, which I'm guessing is because they don't work weekends.  The more I think about it the more I think I'm overreacting, but I do thank everyone who is responding to this.  It's helping to put my mind at ease knowing this is normal.

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Just now, DM Nath said:

Yes, they kept my passport.  I should also say they said I'd get an email in a few days, which I'm guessing is because they don't work weekends.  The more I think about it the more I think I'm overreacting, but I do thank everyone who is responding to this.  It's helping to put my mind at ease knowing this is normal.

To give you an idea of time scale, I had my interview on a Tuesday. It changed to “issued” on the Friday and I got the email from the courier on the Monday, collected my passport the next day and flew here the following Monday (13 days after interview). These are civil servants, don’t forget. Just like dealing with council tax or any other government department, nothing is fast. 


 

 

 

 

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02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

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06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

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21 hours ago, DM Nath said:

Hey guys I've been using VisaJourney for advice all throughout my K1 process, but this is the first time I've needed to actually post something.  I hope you can help.

 

So me and my Fiancee have been going through the process since February last year.  Yesterday (Friday 25th of Jan) was my interview date at the new US Embassy in London.  I arrived half hour earlier than my appointment slot and was let in earlier too.  I was given a number and sent upstairs.  After sitting down for a few minutes I was called up to give in my official documents and answer some questions, I was then told to sit back down and that they'd call my number one more time.  Another half hour passes and I'm called back to a different window with a lady who asks me some more questions pertaining to our relationship.  She then says that they "should be able to approve that."  I'm taken aback by how quick this was but I did clarify by asking "Did you say I was approved?" to which she responds "Yes."  I then ask if that's it and if I can leave and she says I can.  

 

I leave the embassy probably about 50 minutes, maybe less, after entering.  I get anxious sometimes and now I'm terrified I've done something wrong and that I was meant to stay in there or something, especially since they say you should expect to be in there for 1.5 hours on the embassy website.  

 

I've checked the visa status on CEAC using my case number on the IV section and it just says "Ready"

 

Am I overreacting or is this a common occurance

 

 

I know what you mean. It doesn't help that the lady said "should", she said the same thing to my fiance and he asked her to clarify as well. We just had ours on Thursday, the website hasn't changed for us yet either. But its normal for it to take a few days from what I've read amongst other LND approvals.


05/23/2018 I-129F Sent 

05/25/2018 I-129F NOA1

11/15/2018 I-129F NOA2

11/26/18 NVC Received

12/11/18 Case Number Assigned

12/26/18 Consulate Received (LND)  

01/10/19 Medical Exam

01/24/19 Interview (Approved)😍

01/29/19 Issued on CEAC

02/01/2019 Visa In Hand

02/12/2019 POE ❤️❤️❤️ 

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