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Hey everyone, 

 

So I am sure that I am probably just over thinking this and it is not just making my head explode haha! To many little things to remember!

We just got our email for our NVC case number and the CEAC case says ready. The email says to wait to receive info about an appointment but am I right in thinking that is just a generic email and provided the CEAC case status is saying ready I can go ahead and book my interview up at the embassy?

 

I am scheduling my medical tomorrow, all other files are in hand! Just getting confused about this having seen so many different things online!

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

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22 minutes ago, awestney said:

Hey everyone, 

 

So I am sure that I am probably just over thinking this and it is not just making my head explode haha! To many little things to remember!

We just got our email for our NVC case number and the CEAC case says ready. The email says to wait to receive info about an appointment but am I right in thinking that is just a generic email and provided the CEAC case status is saying ready I can go ahead and book my interview up at the embassy?

 

I am scheduling my medical tomorrow, all other files are in hand! Just getting confused about this having seen so many different things online!

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

This website will be your friend! https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/


I was given that website by fellow VJ'ers when i was at your stage for my K1, have a good read, its the official London USA Embassy website :)


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

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

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17-Dec-2018 - NOA1 on USCIS online case status
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10-Jan-2019 - Sent back initial evidence request documents by mail:clock:
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2 minutes ago, Meisha&Jake said:

This website will be your friend! https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/


I was given that website by fellow VJ'ers when i was at your stage for my K1, have a good read, its the official London USA Embassy website :)

thank you! ha i swear i've read that page a million times! only now do i see the part that clearly answers my question after posting here haha

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1 minute ago, awestney said:

thank you! ha i swear i've read that page a million times! only now do i see the part that clearly answers my question after posting here haha

Np!

 

The generic email you received applies to the spousal visas, as a K1, you have to book your own via the site links, it can be misleading


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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I am also at this point and so confused! I’m going to go read this link but afraid to loose this thread after searching! (I haven’t followed the CEAC tracker intently up until now) So the CEAC, have to my knowledge changed the date twice. Ten days apart. I’m just desperately waiting for the email!! I’m like you.. do I have to wait for this email until I can schedule my medical? And where is this email! I’ve read a lot about the status changing dates means nothing, but also that it has to change three times. So am I having to wait another ten days? This is all so confusing. 

 

Anyway, I am going to also read the link sent but just needed to vent! 

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12 minutes ago, Kate&Jason said:

I am also at this point and so confused! I’m going to go read this link but afraid to loose this thread after searching! (I haven’t followed the CEAC tracker intently up until now) So the CEAC, have to my knowledge changed the date twice. Ten days apart. I’m just desperately waiting for the email!! I’m like you.. do I have to wait for this email until I can schedule my medical? And where is this email! I’ve read a lot about the status changing dates means nothing, but also that it has to change three times. So am I having to wait another ten days? This is all so confusing. 

 

Anyway, I am going to also read the link sent but just needed to vent! 

 

I am literally sitting on hold on the phone right now! I will let you know how I go today with regards to getting a bit more clarity on the steps! I will post back and let you know how it all goes! Hope this will help!

 

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5 minutes ago, awestney said:

 

I am literally sitting on hold on the phone right now! I will let you know how I go today with regards to getting a bit more clarity on the steps! I will post back and let you know how it all goes! Hope this will help!

 

Thank you so much! That would be really helpful! I was just about to go searching for a number to call also, but I’ll hangfire for now. Appreciate it 😁 

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2 minutes ago, Kate&Jason said:

Thank you so much! That would be really helpful! I was just about to go searching for a number to call also, but I’ll hangfire for now. Appreciate it 😁 

I am calling up the medical place now to get that booked up! Have done a little search on the appointment situation this morning too. My CEAC status is saying READY.  Full details in a min x

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16 minutes ago, Kate&Jason said:

Thank you so much! That would be really helpful! I was just about to go searching for a number to call also, but I’ll hangfire for now. Appreciate it 😁 

OK! So I hope this helps! I initially went into the appointment schedule system to make sure I was able to schedule an appointment as I had heard from some that if your case is not ready it would not allow you to schedule it yet. It showed the first available appointment as this Wednesday but obviously I have to have my medical first.

 

I was on hold on the phone to the medical people for about 10 mins so not too long at all, just got my appointment with them booked up for this Wednesday. They were very accommodating with when I wanted to book it up and all I needed was my NVC case number, my name, date of birth, phone and email. I now have an email from them documenting ALL the details and everything I need to bring.

 

On getting that booked I went back to the appointment system and have an appointment now for Feb 25. Again it was easy to do, the system allowed me to go in though I gave myself a little extra time between medical and interview just to make sure they would have all my info! 

It really does seem quite confusing on when you are actually able to book all of this up but I have now gone by the recommendations on here and just done it! They have all my case numbers and I also signed up for text alerts in case of any issues so I am hoping that this will be it.... It is booked and the last steps are in sight! I would go ahead and get everything booked up today if you can! 

Good luck! Let me know how you get on! :D

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3 minutes ago, awestney said:

OK! So I hope this helps! I initially went into the appointment schedule system to make sure I was able to schedule an appointment as I had heard from some that if your case is not ready it would not allow you to schedule it yet. It showed the first available appointment as this Wednesday but obviously I have to have my medical first.

 

I was on hold on the phone to the medical people for about 10 mins so not too long at all, just got my appointment with them booked up for this Wednesday. They were very accommodating with when I wanted to book it up and all I needed was my NVC case number, my name, date of birth, phone and email. I now have an email from them documenting ALL the details and everything I need to bring.

 

On getting that booked I went back to the appointment system and have an appointment now for Feb 25. Again it was easy to do, the system allowed me to go in though I gave myself a little extra time between medical and interview just to make sure they would have all my info! 

It really does seem quite confusing on when you are actually able to book all of this up but I have now gone by the recommendations on here and just done it! They have all my case numbers and I also signed up for text alerts in case of any issues so I am hoping that this will be it.... It is booked and the last steps are in sight! I would go ahead and get everything booked up today if you can! 

Good luck! Let me know how you get on! :D

This is so helpful, thank you! I really appreciate your help and advice. 

 

It really does seem to be so confusing and there’s a lot of conflicting things out there. But it’s good to know we’re in the same boat and have come to the same conclusion- this has definitely given me the confidence to get everything booked up.

 

I’ll keep you updated!! And congrats- you have a date in place!!! That must be so exciting!! 😁😁 xx 

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17 hours ago, awestney said:

Hey everyone, 

 

So I am sure that I am probably just over thinking this and it is not just making my head explode haha! To many little things to remember!

We just got our email for our NVC case number and the CEAC case says ready. The email says to wait to receive info about an appointment but am I right in thinking that is just a generic email and provided the CEAC case status is saying ready I can go ahead and book my interview up at the embassy?

 

I am scheduling my medical tomorrow, all other files are in hand! Just getting confused about this having seen so many different things online!

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

Once you book the medical, you can book the interview. :) 


 

 

 

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