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hi everyone

two days ago we got our documents qualified (is that what people call CC?) notification from the NVC, so currently waiting to get an official invitation appointment mail for the interview at stockholm embassy. 

As I already scheduled a medical for next week, I was thinking whether its possible to call/mail the embassy in advance and ask whether they can bump us up and give us an early date, as I wont "need time" to get the medical sorted? rather than wait to get the standard "month in advance"-scheduling, that seems to often be the case. Or is this just not possible - what do you think?

..just dont want to wait any longer! 😫

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5 minutes ago, hwbertel said:

hi everyone

two days ago we got our documents qualified (is that what people call CC?) notification from the NVC, so currently waiting to get an official invitation appointment mail for the interview at stockholm embassy. 

As I already scheduled a medical for next week, I was thinking whether its possible to call/mail the embassy in advance and ask whether they can bump us up and give us an early date, as I wont "need time" to get the medical sorted? rather than wait to get the standard "month in advance"-scheduling, that seems to often be the case. Or is this just not possible - what do you think?

..just dont want to wait any longer! 😫

Not how it works 


YMMV

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10 minutes ago, hwbertel said:

I was thinking whether its possible to call/mail the embassy in advance and ask whether they can bump us up and give us an early date, as I wont "need time" to get the medical sorted? rather than wait to get the standard "month in advance"-scheduling, that seems to often be the case. Or is this just not possible - what do you think?

First of all, NVC schedules the interview after the embassy tells them what dates are available.  Secondly, what makes your case special that you should be prioritized in front of those who are already in line?

NVC is pretty systematic once they get the available dates......just be patient.

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It is not usually a good idea to schedule the medical before getting an interview letter.......


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Has nothing to do with priority, but if they schedule it for 5-6 weeks in advance I would contact them anyway and ask if they can give us an earlier appointment as I have the medical completed. I'm sure they dont have their calendars full for the upcoming 5-6 weeks..

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you will need the notice from NVC to schedule dr appointment as there will be a letter to take to the dr /you can't schedule without it 

also wait for appointment date as the travel to the USA must be done within 6 months of the medical 

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1 minute ago, missileman said:

It is not usually a good idea to schedule the medical before getting an interview letter.......

why not? 

I scheduled it over the phone, they didnt ask for any letter and said it was fine

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1 minute ago, hwbertel said:

Has nothing to do with priority, but if they schedule it for 5-6 weeks in advance I would contact them anyway and ask if they can give us an earlier appointment as I have the medical completed. I'm sure they dont have their calendars full for the upcoming 5-6 weeks..

again as others have said that isn't how it works, you have to wait in line like everyone else.

 

 

NVC will send you the interview letter and from there you would use that to get the medical done.

 

now you are welcome to send NVC a letter and ask for an expedite but must have good reason for this.

1 minute ago, hwbertel said:

why not? 

I scheduled it over the phone, they didnt ask for any letter and said it was fine

jumping ahead of the line simply because you want to, just isn't how it works

 

sorry

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2 minutes ago, hwbertel said:

Has nothing to do with priority, but if they schedule it for 5-6 weeks in advance I would contact them anyway and ask if they can give us an earlier appointment as I have the medical completed. I'm sure they dont have their calendars full for the upcoming 5-6 weeks..

Grabbing an earlier appointment after the initial  has been scheduled is a different set of facts than your original question 


YMMV

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6 minutes ago, hwbertel said:

I'm sure they dont have their calendars full for the upcoming 5-6 weeks..

Wanna bet?

Considering the amount of applicants...seems probable their calendars might be busier than you think.

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If you do the medical without the embassy/consulate letter that you will receive when the interview is scheduled, even if done by an approved doctor, you risk having to do it over and pay the fees again.  It's not an official medical exam for immigration purposes without that letter.  When you called the doctor's office (assuming it was one on the approved US immigration list for your country) did you tell them it was for US immigration medical?  Did they ask if you had an interview appointment letter?

 

Waiting at this last stage of the process sucks, but we're all in the same boat.  Hang in there and soon it will be over.

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