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Our file has been at the Embassy in Beirut for about a month and we have been trying to schedule the interview however, no appointments show as available.  Calls and emails have been answered with "no appointments are available.  Any tips or advice on how long this may go on?  Thank you!

 

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Our K1 file has been at the Embassy in Beirut since April 4th.  We have been trying to make an appointment online ever since and always get the same "no appointments are available".  The status on CEAC is "Ready" and it says to wait until we are contacted for an interview.  I thought this was for other immigrant visa types but with with K1/K3 you were to make the appointment online.  Am I wrong?  How long did you have to wait to find an open appointment.  We check three or four times per day.

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28 minutes ago, Nostromo said:

Our K1 file has been at the Embassy in Beirut since April 4th.  We have been trying to make an appointment online ever since and always get the same "no appointments are available".  The status on CEAC is "Ready" and it says to wait until we are contacted for an interview.  I thought this was for other immigrant visa types but with with K1/K3 you were to make the appointment online.  Am I wrong?  How long did you have to wait to find an open appointment.  We check three or four times per day.

 

The Embassy will contact the beneficiary once the packet arrives from NVC. This is usually only a 2 day time span. Once the packet is received and additional documents are obtained email the Embassy for an interview. Between email and actual interview it will be about 2 weeks. Most emailed just before they received all docs and were able to get it done before the interview. Don’t wait for embassy to contact you, if you really want the P3 letter containing all the instructions for the interview, email them at beirutIV@state.gov.

 

The embassy only requires a copy of the I-134 for the interview.

 

P3 letter
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LFiiI6SzVqPNPmvQ5QgChqO7n-6ivVdO

 

Beirut Lebanon Embassy Portal here on VJ
https://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Lebanon&cty=Beirut

 

Additional information for the interview

 

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/lb/lb-niv-visaapply.asp


 


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Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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1 hour ago, Greenbaum said:

The Embassy will contact the beneficiary once the packet arrives from NVC. This is usually only a 2 day time span. Once the packet is received and additional documents are obtained email the Embassy for an interview. Between email and actual interview it will be about 2 weeks.
 

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We received the email from the embassy telling us to make the appointment via ustraveldocs.com and have been attempting to do so but there have been appointments available for over a month.  We emailed the embassy and they told us to call the Call Center and book that way if we could not do so online.  When calling the Call Center, they log into the account and then say the same thing "no appointments are available so contact the Embassy".  We contact the Embassy and the circle continues.

 

'4.    Schedule an appointment for your visa interview online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com or by phone through the Call Center at 01-964-659, using your bank receipt “CGI number”

 

So we are at a loss for what to do now.  

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1 hour ago, Nostromo said:

We received the email from the embassy telling us to make the appointment via ustraveldocs.com and have been attempting to do so but there have been appointments available for over a month.  We emailed the embassy and they told us to call the Call Center and book that way if we could not do so online.  When calling the Call Center, they log into the account and then say the same thing "no appointments are available so contact the Embassy".  We contact the Embassy and the circle continues.

 

'4.    Schedule an appointment for your visa interview online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com or by phone through the Call Center at 01-964-659, using your bank receipt “CGI number”

 

So we are at a loss for what to do now.  

so it looks like Lebanon is having tje same issue as Jordan. MENA countries are all having same problem. There there are no appointments open this summer in Jordan. Embassy is telling us the same thing your embassy is telling you.  That we need to go to the visa call center to book  But you cant. In my last email to them they finally said the only thing we can do is try every single day several times a day and hope that there will be a cancellation or a reschedule. 


 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Nostromo said:

We received the email from the embassy telling us to make the appointment via ustraveldocs.com and have been attempting to do so but there have been appointments available for over a month.  We emailed the embassy and they told us to call the Call Center and book that way if we could not do so online.  When calling the Call Center, they log into the account and then say the same thing "no appointments are available so contact the Embassy".  We contact the Embassy and the circle continues.

 

'4.    Schedule an appointment for your visa interview online at http://www.ustraveldocs.com or by phone through the Call Center at 01-964-659, using your bank receipt “CGI number”

 

So we are at a loss for what to do now.  

Unfortunately there isn't anything you can do but wait for the calendar to open up. Everyone that you have contacted they look at the same calendar that you access. So my advice is to check each day to see what may have been cancelled or if the calendar has opened with new dates.


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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