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Hi,

 

My case moved to 'in transit' this week which has allowed me to schedule an appointment. I've scheduled one for the next Friday (will re-schedule if case hasn't been 'received' by Tuesday) but have a couple of questions. 

 

1. Is the Packet 3 sent as an email or as a letter? Is this the 'confirmation letter' and does this need to be bought to the embassy at the interview?

2. Does the 'notification of readiness' form still exist? I've seen lots of old references to this but haven't seen where I would complete this. 

 

I may have been a bit optimistic with my progress, so may need to to delay the interview by a week or so. 

 

Thanks for any help.

 

 

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24 minutes ago, mikelancs said:

1. Is the Packet 3 sent as an email or as a letter? Is this the 'confirmation letter' and does this need to be bought to the embassy at the interview?

 The letter of instruction (formerly called Packet 3) is a postal letter. The letter is not required at the interview, but the medical clinic asks for it. It includes a copy of the petition, tells that your approved petition has been received, and tells you to apply for the visa. It gives a link for your visa application instructions and the four steps to follow. https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/  Review Step 1-4 to make sure you have done everything.

 

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33 minutes ago, mikelancs said:

Does the 'notification of readiness' form still exist? I've seen lots of old references to this but haven't seen where I would complete this

It no longer exists. It was to let the embassy know you had all your documents in hand and were ready for them to assign you an interview date. They no longer assign interviews. Those are done online now by the beneficiary.

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Have you had your medical yet? you need to have your medical before your interview.


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Hi,

 

Medical is booked for tomorrow- on the medical email is says' i require-

  1. A Letter/Email from the embassy/NVC to confirm your case number and visa category. 

I have an email from the NVC with case number and visa category, so I hope that will be enough. 

 

So if I don't need a letter for the interview and I have completed my medical then an interview for next Friday may be feasible? (understand the medical results may not have arrived in time). 

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7 minutes ago, mikelancs said:

Hi,

 

Medical is booked for tomorrow- on the medical email is says' i require-

  1. A Letter/Email from the embassy/NVC to confirm your case number and visa category. 

I have an email from the NVC with case number and visa category, so I hope that will be enough. 

 

So if I don't need a letter for the interview and I have completed my medical then an interview for next Friday may be feasible? (understand the medical results may not have arrived in time). 

Ah good! was just checking you had booked it before you have your interview

You need to take your interview confirmation email from the embassy to your interview (on the email will be a set of instructions, have a read through them)

Good luck :)


K1 Fiance Visa Journey - From sending I-129F to Visa in hand = 295 days📅

Spoiler

10th-Oct-2017 I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox

13th-Oct-2017 - I-129F received 

17th-Oct-2017 - NOA1 

19th-Apr-2018 - NOA2 :dance:
8th-May-2018 - NVC received our case

14-May-2018 NVC case # assigned
29-June-2018 - Medical

20-July-2018 - Interview - APPROVED! :dancing:

01-Aug-2018 Visa in hand 🎉
13-Oct-2018 - POE:dancing:
17-Nov-2018- Married:wub:

 

AOS, EAD, AP Journey :star:
6th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet sent to Chicago Lockbox
11th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet received in Chicago
17th-Dec-2018 - Received txt notifications
18-Dec-2018 - Check cashed
17-Dec-2018 - NOA1 on USCIS online case status
24-Dec-2018 - x3 NOA1 letter's received in the mail:thumbs:
31-Dec-2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail
31-Dec-2018 - USCIS online case status for just AOS changed to 'Request for Initial evidence mailed' :(
07-Jan-2019 - Biometrics appointment👍
07-Jan-2019 - Request for Initial evidence letter received - request is for complete Federal tax return for most recent tax year (we did send with original packet...:angry:)

10-Jan-2019 - Sent back initial evidence request documents by mail:clock:
15-Jan-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS changed to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence was receieved':thumbs:
xx-xxx-xxxx - Waiting....


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44 minutes ago, mikelancs said:

I have an email from the NVC with case number and visa category, so I hope that will be enough. 

The clinic accepts that. They need to verify your case number. Do you have the rest of what the clinic needs? 

 

44 minutes ago, mikelancs said:

So if I don't need a letter for the interview and I have completed my medical then an interview for next Friday may be feasible? (understand the medical results may not have arrived in time). 

As long as the case arrives and gets routed to the Immigrant Visa Unit in time.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

The clinic accepts that. They need to verify your case number. Do you have the rest of what the clinic needs? 

 

As long as the case arrives and gets routed to the Immigrant Visa Unit in time.

 

 

All set for the medical. Passport, ACRO, vaccinations, medical summary, passport photos , medical questionnaire and email from NVC

 

When the case is changes to 'received' does that mean it has been routed to the Immigrant Visa Unit? 

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Had interview this morning. All went smoothly, entire process taking 15 min and passed. 

 

 Medical hadn't arrived but called them and they're sending it today. 

 

Thanks for all the advice.

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