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Hello all,


This applies to London. When is the correct time to book an interview?

 

On the UK US Embassy Website it says

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After you have attended your medical examination, you should then schedule your visa interview through the Visa Appointment Service website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv and follow these instructions:

 

But I've seen people say you should/can do it:

 

When the Visa Status Check (CEAC) says 'Ready? other than 'In Transit' - Can you do it during the 'In Transit' Phase?

 

Or

 

When you receive a letter from the embassy?

 

I'm trying to make this process as smooth as possible and I hope someone can clear this up :) 

 

Many thanks!

 

Evan

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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13 hours ago, EK97 said:

Hello all,


This applies to London. When is the correct time to book an interview?

 

On the UK US Embassy Website it says

 

But I've seen people say you should/can do it:

 

When the Visa Status Check (CEAC) says 'Ready? other than 'In Transit' - Can you do it during the 'In Transit' Phase?

 

Or

 

When you receive a letter from the embassy?

 

I'm trying to make this process as smooth as possible and I hope someone can clear this up :) 

 

Many thanks!

 

Evan

Hi Evan, if https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv allows you to pay for and book your date for your interview then your good to go.  You do not need a letter from the embassy.  When you book on the DoS visa appointment service you are required to print out a page of instruction that you must take with you, along with your completed DS-160 print out.  I was able to schedule my appointment even when it still showed in transit, and only changed to ready a few days before my scheduled interview date.

 

Just make sure you have all your required documentation first of course, affidavit of support etc

 

Good luck 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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16 hours ago, EK97 said:

Hello all,


This applies to London. When is the correct time to book an interview?

 

On the UK US Embassy Website it says

 

But I've seen people say you should/can do it:

 

When the Visa Status Check (CEAC) says 'Ready? other than 'In Transit' - Can you do it during the 'In Transit' Phase?

 

Or

 

When you receive a letter from the embassy?

 

I'm trying to make this process as smooth as possible and I hope someone can clear this up :) 

 

Many thanks!

 

Evan

 

If you want it to be smooth, then make sure you get your ducks in a row so you aren't in a time crunch because you picked an interview date before you thought about what had to be in place before that date. 

 

Plan for medical first...shots completed, shot record, medical summary from your GP,  any special reports your GP needs to write, police certificate(s), four passport photos, and the email from NVC or the letter from London stating your new LND case number. Get an appointment when you are sure your GP will have everything done you need. Some NHS practices can be slow dealing with you.

 

Then allow a space of 10-14 days between medical and interview so your results will be at the embassy before your interview day. It's slower than they say. 

 

 

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On 7/17/2019 at 11:12 AM, ConnorS said:

Hi Evan, if https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv allows you to pay for and book your date for your interview then your good to go.  You do not need a letter from the embassy.  When you book on the DoS visa appointment service you are required to print out a page of instruction that you must take with you, along with your completed DS-160 print out.  I was able to schedule my appointment even when it still showed in transit, and only changed to ready a few days before my scheduled interview date.

 

Just make sure you have all your required documentation first of course, affidavit of support etc

 

Good luck 

Does this Apply to CR-1/IR-1 visas or just to K-1?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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1 hour ago, Kris and Crystal said:

Does this Apply to CR-1/IR-1 visas or just to K-1?

No I don't believe it does with a k-1 visa the beneficiary books there own interview date and time and pays there fees .  I believe you will be assigned a date and time and be informed by NVC when to attend how to pay your fees, along with the documents required, which are the same as a k-1, with the exception of your marriage certificate, and be requested to fill out and complete the DS-260.

 

But @Wuozopo will be in a better place to inform you, this is not a subject I'm well versed in, and what I know of CR-1 has just been picked up from reading on these boards

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3 hours ago, Kris and Crystal said:

Does this Apply to CR-1/IR-1 visas or just to K-1?

It does not apply to CR1/IR1. ConnerS is correct (above). NVC will be orchestrating all your processing and will inform you of the interview date they select for you. The NVC forum will give you the best guidance for this part.

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32 minutes ago, Lesly Miller said:

How long to wait before the interview?

For a student visa or a k1 visa your book the appointment on your own - once the consulates reopen.


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On 5/23/2020 at 1:25 PM, Bluedream said:

when I was preparing for an interview, I needed to prepare an autobiography. I ordered it from specialists, it was difficult for me to describe my achievements...

This is probably the guys who know a lot about the essay?

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27 minutes ago, Bluedream said:

Yes

I thought so. Correctly. Now there are so many good writing services that are ready to fulfill your every request. I always use essay writing service. It will be cool if they write an autobiography for me, because now I am also preparing for an interview where I need to write an essay about myself.

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