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9 minutes ago, Qwerty87 said:

Hey everyone, my status just changed to 'in transit'. I'm just wondering when I can book the interview at the London embassy? Do I have to have received anything in the post beforehand?

You have to get your police certificates and medical before you can attend the interview. 

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Adding to above ^

And four photos, shot record, health summary from GP, and a written report from GP if you've had major illness, surgeries, or depression issues.  NHS isn't always fast or cooperative, so get those arranged before committing to a medical appointment date. 

 

Read all of this page and every link to learn more about the London process. https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

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10 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

Adding to above ^

And four photos, shot record, health summary from GP, and a written report from GP if you've had major illness, surgeries, or depression issues.  NHS isn't always fast or cooperative, so get those arranged before committing to a medical appointment date. 

 

Read all of this page and every link to learn more about the London process. https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

Sorry I should have been more clear! I have all of those documents. I’m wondering when I am able to book the interview, is it enough that my status has changed to ‘in transit’ on ceac? Or do I need to have received some sort of letter from the embassy to confirm they have received my application?

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Just now, Qwerty87 said:

Sorry I should have been more clear! I have all of those documents. I’m wondering when I am able to book the interview, is it enough that my status has changed to ‘in transit’ on ceac? Or do I need to have received some sort of letter from the embassy to confirm they have received my application?

Do you have LND number?

Have you done DS-160?

Do you have a medical appointment booked?

Do you have your I-134 from fiancé in hand? 

 

Pick an interview date at least two weeks after medical. They aren't getting results to the embassy in 5 days like they say. If it's too soon, the system won't let you in to book the interview. If you get in, then carry on. You don't need the letter of instruction in the post as long as you have carefully read London's instructions.

 

 

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In addition to what everyone else above has said you can book the interview online when your status changes to “Ready” and the DS-160 is completed (you need this number for booking the interview). You don’t need to wait on any letter. The letter you receive just points you to the website of official instructions. You’ll receive that in about a week. 


 

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16 hours ago, O-J said:

In addition to what everyone else above has said you can book the interview online when your status changes to “Ready” and the DS-160 is completed (you need this number for booking the interview). You don’t need to wait on any letter. The letter you receive just points you to the website of official instructions. You’ll receive that in about a week. 

Thank you for your reply, this was what I was after!

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Piggy-backing off of this - I know we are able to BOOK the medical once we have a case number - but can we attend it before having an email or P3? Asking because my fiance is concerned about point F in his confirmation email for his medical: clearly asking for a written form of the case number. But it seems many are encouraging setting an appointment before this is received? 

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Yes, you have to have something on paper with your LND number to show at the medical. 

 

25 minutes ago, DeeJF said:

But it seems many are encouraging setting an appointment before this is received? 

Many are in a rush and don't want to follow London's outlined steps. Sometimes that adds hiccups unless you understand the process completely and plan accordingly like having all the things needed for the medical before attending. 

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Posted (edited)

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here as it's sort of relevant. 

Is it advisable to book my medical now? We received our case number from the NVC today by phone and our CEAC status is 'at NVC' we're hoping to be on the April 2nd shipment. 

I have my police report, medical summary and immunisation record in hand and I will have affidavit of support in two days. 

Thing is, I live in Belfast so I know I'm going to have to make two separate trips to London and I'd like to get my medical date nailed down so I can book my first flight. Is it too soon or do you think I'm in an acceptable position to book? 

 

Thanks for any input you can give, I'd really appreciate it. 

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2 hours ago, Frobert said:

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here as it's sort of relevant. 

Is it advisable to book my medical now? We received our case number from the NVC today by phone and our CEAC status is 'at NVC' we're hoping to be on the April 2nd shipment. 

I have my police report, medical summary and immunisation record in hand and I will have affidavit of support in two days. 

Thing is, I live in Belfast so I know I'm going to have to make two separate trips to London and I'd like to get my medical date nailed down so I can book my first flight. Is it too soon or do you think I'm in an acceptable position to book? 

 

Thanks for any input you can give, I'd really appreciate it. 

 

Sure, book it because you are prepared with everything you will need to take to the exam. It's the ones who don't plan ahead who get in trouble. They blindly book for next week then get in a panic when they figure out they need things from their GP and the GP won't be able to assist them for three weeks. 

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7 hours ago, Frobert said:

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here as it's sort of relevant. 

Is it advisable to book my medical now? We received our case number from the NVC today by phone and our CEAC status is 'at NVC' we're hoping to be on the April 2nd shipment. 

I have my police report, medical summary and immunisation record in hand and I will have affidavit of support in two days. 

Thing is, I live in Belfast so I know I'm going to have to make two separate trips to London and I'd like to get my medical date nailed down so I can book my first flight. Is it too soon or do you think I'm in an acceptable position to book? 

 

Thanks for any input you can give, I'd really appreciate it. 

 I would say it would be fine to book! But I would arrange the medical for some time after the April 2nd shipment just so that you definitely know you’re with that batch of visa’s. ☺️

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7 hours ago, Frobert said:

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd ask here as it's sort of relevant. 

Is it advisable to book my medical now? We received our case number from the NVC today by phone and our CEAC status is 'at NVC' we're hoping to be on the April 2nd shipment. 

I have my police report, medical summary and immunisation record in hand and I will have affidavit of support in two days. 

Thing is, I live in Belfast so I know I'm going to have to make two separate trips to London and I'd like to get my medical date nailed down so I can book my first flight. Is it too soon or do you think I'm in an acceptable position to book? 

 

Thanks for any input you can give, I'd really appreciate it. 

Definitely book it. Those flight prices shoot up so quickly. If you plan to do the medical all in one day make sure to book an afternoon appointment 


 

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I-129F submitted - 28th July 2018

NOA1 - 2nd Aug 2018

NOA2 - 26th Dec 2018

NVC received - 14th Jan 2019

NVC case assigned - 22nd Jan 2019

Booked medical - 25th Jan 2019

NVC left - 5th Feb 2019

Embassy received - 8th Feb 2019

DS-160 submitted + booked interview  - 12th Feb 2019

Medical -  22nd Feb 2019

Interview - 22nd Mar 2019 - Approved!

Visa Issued - 27th March 2019

Visa in hand - 29th March 2019

US Entry - 12th May 2019 - Dublin

 

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Hi - I was just curious if the Health summary from the GP is absolutely necessary. Going off the required documents from the uk embassy website attached, it only specifically mentions the vaccination summary. I’ve just read horror stories of difficulties trying to get these health summaries so I wanted to be sure if it was necessary for medical or interview.

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Just now, Kdunn said:

Hi - I was just curious if the Health summary from the GP is absolutely necessary. Going off the required documents from the uk embassy website attached, it only specifically mentions the vaccination summary. I’ve just read horror stories of difficulties trying to get these health summaries so I wanted to be sure if it was necessary for medical or interview.

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It's a new requirement so not yet on there they will explain this to you when you book your medical. It is 100% required and your medical will not be completed without it now unfortunately. It's your medical, you have every legal right to get this from your GP. I didn't bother with calling etc as they can push it to the side. Put it in a letter and they have to give you these records by the law. 😊

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