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I have been looking around the forum a lot, and I can't seem to find a concrete answer of "yes you can" or something of the sort so, if someone could please give me a clear cut answer, I would really really appreciate it, would help a lot.

 

The question I have is, our CEAC status now says READY, so it's time to book the interview, the thing I am curious about is packet 3.

 

I don't have packet 3 in hand yet, but I have seen on some posts you need it, and some you don't so can I book my interview now that the status says ready and go to my interview without even having packet 3?

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For the UK - No! Is that your Embassy? Maybe different for other Embassies...

 

For me I went ahead and booked my interview and printed out confirmations and delivery (where you want your passport/visa delivered too). 

 

I just got a letter from the Embassy of how to book the interview but I had already booked it before I got the letter. 

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10 hours ago, jakejon said:

For the UK - No! Is that your Embassy? Maybe different for other Embassies...

 

For me I went ahead and booked my interview and printed out confirmations and delivery (where you want your passport/visa delivered too). 

 

I just got a letter from the Embassy of how to book the interview but I had already booked it before I got the letter. 

The question posed by the OP was:

 

10 hours ago, Kerri and Myles said:

can I book my interview now that the status says ready and go to my interview without even having packet 3?

and you said no, but then you say you booked yours before you got the letter from the Embassy...

 

I assume by packet 3 we are all talking about the same letter for the US Embassy that tells you how to book your interview? If that is the case, then @Kerri and Myles you can book your interview etc without having received the letter- I know because I booked mine when my status was 'in transit'. From reading other people's experiences at London, I haven't seen anyone having been asked for the letter the Embassy sends: they have been asked for the DS160 page and appointment confirmation which are not included in the P3. I have my appointment next week (status has said ready since 24/4/19) and have not yet received anything from the Embassy and am not worried. If you look on the Embassy website, there's nothing there about taking the letter they 'supposedly' send you, so I wouldn't worry about it. I'm not an expert, but that's a combination of my experience (not my first dealings with the US Embassy in London) and what I have deduced from other people's experience.

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6 hours ago, KirstyMcDonald said:

The question posed by the OP was:

 

and you said no, but then you say you booked yours before you got the letter from the Embassy...

 

I assume by packet 3 we are all talking about the same letter for the US Embassy that tells you how to book your interview? If that is the case, then @Kerri and Myles you can book your interview etc without having received the letter- I know because I booked mine when my status was 'in transit'. From reading other people's experiences at London, I haven't seen anyone having been asked for the letter the Embassy sends: they have been asked for the DS160 page and appointment confirmation which are not included in the P3. I have my appointment next week (status has said ready since 24/4/19) and have not yet received anything from the Embassy and am not worried. If you look on the Embassy website, there's nothing there about taking the letter they 'supposedly' send you, so I wouldn't worry about it. I'm not an expert, but that's a combination of my experience (not my first dealings with the US Embassy in London) and what I have deduced from other people's experience.

Hey! 

 

So my experience from when I done it last year - once my case went 'into transit' from NVC I went on and booked my interview. After 2-3 weeks after I booked my interview I got a generic letter from the London Embassy briefly showing the link for applicants to book interviews. It was irrelevant at that point as I said before as I had already booked my appointment. It's just a generic letter maybe for those who are unaware of how to book an interview. You don't have to wait to get the letter before booking your appointment-some even don't get the letter. 

 

You can book your interview appointment when your case goes into 'transit' from NVC as many have already experienced or if you chose to do it when your case status changes to 'ready'. Really up to the beneficiary when they want to do it. 

 

I hope that clears any confusion. Good luck OP :) 

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On 5/2/2019 at 10:38 PM, Kerri and Myles said:

I have been looking around the forum a lot, and I can't seem to find a concrete answer of "yes you can" or something of the sort so, if someone could please give me a clear cut answer, I would really really appreciate it, would help a lot.

 

The question I have is, our CEAC status now says READY, so it's time to book the interview, the thing I am curious about is packet 3.

 

I don't have packet 3 in hand yet, but I have seen on some posts you need it, and some you don't so can I book my interview now that the status says ready and go to my interview without even having packet 3?

Yes you can. 

 

I can't find the post but a few days ago someone commented on another post that they just collected their visa after the interview and did not take P3 with them. 

 

Packet 3 is a very generic letter to say London have received your case and how to book the interview :)   I had my P3 with me on the interview day but they didn't ask for it, just the interview confirmation page etc. 

 

Any other questions, give me a shout :) I hopefully didn't come across short and blunt, but not flooding with info just a nice, "Yes you can book it and go without P3". 


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