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Hey all; our approved I-129f petition was approved in December. The NVC then forwarded it to my embassy in London on January 22nd. 

 

They said it could take several weeks, and I’ve still heard nothing from them. (Apparently they’ll contact you when they’re ready to continue?)

 

Our problem with this is that our petition expires in March and we haven’t the faintest idea when a medical, final interview, DS-160 and actual visa filing fees are gonna fit into that short time space.

 

The embassy website is extremely unhelpful with their contact form (haven’t responded for weeks) and they, quote; “Don’t take phone calls”.

 

Does anyone have any advice? It’s another weird roadblock where we’re sat doing nothing. We’ve gathered affidavit of support documents and scheduled shots, obtained medical records and the police certificate. 

 

I appreciate any help with this. 

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3 minutes ago, Lankyshakes said:

Hey all; our approved I-129f petition was approved in December. The NVC then forwarded it to my embassy in London on January 22nd. 

 

They said it could take several weeks, and I’ve still heard nothing from them. (Apparently they’ll contact you when they’re ready to continue?)

 

Our problem with this is that our petition expires in March and we haven’t the faintest idea when a medical, final interview, DS-160 and actual visa filing fees are gonna fit into that short time space.

 

The embassy website is extremely unhelpful with their contact form (haven’t responded for weeks) and they, quote; “Don’t take phone calls”.

 

Does anyone have any advice? It’s another weird roadblock where we’re sat doing nothing. We’ve gathered affidavit of support documents and scheduled shots, obtained medical records and the police certificate. 

 

I appreciate any help with this. 

Petition are routinely extended by the consulate for up to one year 


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2 minutes ago, TandSarahJane said:

the beneficiary should submit the ds160. it tells the consulate that you're ready to proceed.

 

Is that really true? I’ve had no information in the slightest that would tell me to submit that yet.

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4 minutes ago, Lankyshakes said:

 

Is that really true? I’ve had no information in the slightest that would tell me to submit that yet.

Go to the UK forum for all things London 


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5 minutes ago, Lankyshakes said:

 

Is that really true? I’ve had no information in the slightest that would tell me to submit that yet.

100%

u can submit it the day u get noa2 but most people wait until their file leaves the nvc.

so now u know :thumbs:

 

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They won’t contact you any further really.

 

go ahead and book your medical and interview now that you have your NVC number. I hope you got your police certificate. You can also fill out the DS-160 now. 


 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, Lankyshakes said:

Hey all; our approved I-129f petition was approved in December. The NVC then forwarded it to my embassy in London on January 22nd. 

 

They said it could take several weeks, and I’ve still heard nothing from them. (Apparently they’ll contact you when they’re ready to continue?)

 

Our problem with this is that our petition expires in March and we haven’t the faintest idea when a medical, final interview, DS-160 and actual visa filing fees are gonna fit into that short time space.

 

The embassy website is extremely unhelpful with their contact form (haven’t responded for weeks) and they, quote; “Don’t take phone calls”.

 

Does anyone have any advice? It’s another weird roadblock where we’re sat doing nothing. We’ve gathered affidavit of support documents and scheduled shots, obtained medical records and the police certificate. 

 

I appreciate any help with this. 

First advice is ask the questions in the UK forum because each consulate has their own way of doing things. 

 

The letter you are waiting on is not needed. It has is a link to your instructions. Here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/. Scroll down to this:

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Start at Step 1 today and continue because your case should be there. Did you check your status here https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx it probably says "ready".

 

Then call to book the medical http://www.visamedicals.co.uk/us.htm 

Despite the embassy and medical people saying allow 5 days for medical to get to the embassy, it takes longer. Leave a good 14 full days between.

 

Read Step 4 of the instructions so you understand the interview booking process before you jump in.  

 

For your petition expiration concerns, from the Embassy list of documents to bring to the interview:

If your petition expires before the visa interview takes place, you are required to bring to your interview a signed letter from your petitioner confirming that you both remain legally free to marry and that you will marry within 90 days of your arrival in the United States.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

First advice is ask the questions in the UK forum because each consulate has their own way of doing things. 

 

The letter you are waiting on is not needed. It has is a link to your instructions. Here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/. Scroll down to this:

IMG_1700.thumb.PNG.4adb4acabe471b16a08fd1c453fb7299.PNG

 

Start at Step 1 today and continue because your case should be there. Did you check your status here https://ceac.state.gov/IV/Login.aspx it probably says "ready".

 

Then call to book the medical http://www.visamedicals.co.uk/us.htm 

Despite the embassy and medical people saying allow 5 days for medical to get to the embassy, it takes longer. Leave a good 14 full days between.

 

Read Step 4 of the instructions so you understand the interview booking process before you jump in.  

 

For your petition expiration concerns, from the Embassy list of documents to bring to the interview:

If your petition expires before the visa interview takes place, you are required to bring to your interview a signed letter from your petitioner confirming that you both remain legally free to marry and that you will marry within 90 days of your arrival in the United States.

 

 

 

Thank you for the help, I really appreciate it.

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4 hours ago, Lankyshakes said:

Hey all; our approved I-129f petition was approved in December. The NVC then forwarded it to my embassy in London on January 22nd. 

 

They said it could take several weeks, and I’ve still heard nothing from them. (Apparently they’ll contact you when they’re ready to continue?)

 

Our problem with this is that our petition expires in March and we haven’t the faintest idea when a medical, final interview, DS-160 and actual visa filing fees are gonna fit into that short time space.

 

The embassy website is extremely unhelpful with their contact form (haven’t responded for weeks) and they, quote; “Don’t take phone calls”.

 

Does anyone have any advice? It’s another weird roadblock where we’re sat doing nothing. We’ve gathered affidavit of support documents and scheduled shots, obtained medical records and the police certificate. 

 

I appreciate any help with this. 

Here is where you need to be when asking questions specific to the UK. There are experts over in the sub-forum for your country located here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/  This is where others from your country who are processing or those who have completed their interview and they can guide you on their experience. A TON of information and help there.

 

A fellow VJ'r who just completed their visa interview

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690372-my-whole-k1-experience/

 

Medical prices including vaccination pricing

http://www.visamedicals.co.uk/us-price.htm

 

Medical questionnaire

https://uk.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2017/05/USA-MEDICAL-QUESTIONNAIRE_IV.pdf


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Awww so many times from so many countries I see people wasting such precious time right at this stage waiting on something from an embassy that is never going to come.  I wish there was a way for us to let them all know!!! Too bad there's no website they could come to with like forums that address every issue related to visas and immigration.  Sigh

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On ‎2‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 10:07 AM, Lankyshakes said:

 Hey all; our approved I-129f petition was approved in December. The NVC then forwarded it to my embassy in London on January 22nd. 

 

They said it could take several weeks, and I’ve still heard nothing from them. (Apparently they’ll contact you when they’re ready to continue?)

 

Our problem with this is that our petition expires in March and we haven’t the faintest idea when a medical, final interview, DS-160 and actual visa filing fees are gonna fit into that short time space.

 

The embassy website is extremely unhelpful with their contact form (haven’t responded for weeks) and they, quote; “Don’t take phone calls”.

 

Does anyone have any advice? It’s another weird roadblock where we’re sat doing nothing. We’ve gathered affidavit of support documents and scheduled shots, obtained medical records and the police certificate. 

 

I appreciate any help with this. 

Some embassy expect for you to do everything.  After we received hard copy of our case# and NVC informed us our case was now at the embassy, my fiancé did his DS-160, went to pay the $265.00 fee, in 2 days the system said ready.  This is when we finally got information from the embassy to give us packets 3&4 information.  It was sent by email.  He then scheduled his medical & is waiting for an opening to schedule interview. 

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