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Returning passport after interview (question)

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Personally, I got mine back after exactly 1 week. They say it takes roughly 2 weeks in general and most people seem to get theirs in this period. However, I have seen some get stuck for months and I know that almost everyone will advise you to not book anything until you get it back.

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3 minutes ago, Apelcina said:

Personally, I got mine back after exactly 1 week. They say it takes roughly 2 weeks in general and most people seem to get theirs in this period. However, I have seen some get stuck for months and I know that almost everyone will advise you to not book anything until you get it back.

That's great thank you! I know it would be wise not to book anything, I'm just trying to assess my options and make a decision as to whether to go or not!

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1 hour ago, Qwerty87 said:

Good morning everyone! How long does it normally take to get your passport back following the interview? I'm having some trouble figuring out when to book my interview for because of some potential holiday plans and family events. Any advice is welcome!

Hey, I was wondering the same. The interviewer said "You should receive your visa within 1-2 weeks, well probably 1 week."  I've got 2 months until my estimated departure date (11th May) so fingers crossed. 

 

As people have and will say, I'd advise against booking anything until you have it in your hand. 


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019 - Approved

Visa In Hand: 03/15/2019

US Entry: 05/11/2019 - DTW

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1 hour ago, Rayge said:

I had my interview on Monday 11th March and she told me it would take 7-10 days for me to get my passport back, but i think on their website they say it can take up to 21 days ( im guessing they are just covering all bases here )

Ditto! :D 9:30 for me and same result as you, congratulations 


Met while I was on holiday:  11/01/2017

Agreed that we were an item: 11/09/2017

She said yes: 04/06/2018

Filed I129f: 06/09/2018

NOA1 dated: 06/14/2018

NOA2 dated: 11/29/2018

NVC Case #: Fianceé (USC) Called and received it: 01/08/2019

Case Shipped: 01/08/2019

Case Received: 01/15/2019

P3 Letter received: 01/19/2019

Medical: 02/08/2019

Interview: 03/11/2019 - Approved

Visa In Hand: 03/15/2019

US Entry: 05/11/2019 - DTW

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1 hour ago, Rayge said:

I had my interview on Monday 11th March and she told me it would take 7-10 days for me to get my passport back, but i think on their website they say it can take up to 21 days ( im guessing they are just covering all bases here )

The London website says:

 

Your passport will be returned to you by the Embassy approved courier service.  To ensure that there are no delays with the delivery, you must register with courier at the time you schedule the appointment for the visa interview.

If you were advised on the day of your interview that your application is successful, you should allow approximately 7 to 10 working days for your application to be processed.

If additional information or documentation was required in your case, you must allow additional time.

All times are given for guidance only as processing varies in every case. We cannot guarantee that a visa will be issued by a specific date, so please do not make final travel plans, or give up employment or accommodation, until you have received your passport containing a valid visa.

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