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Hello!

I'm just a bit overwhelmed about what to do next. I called NVC today and got our case/invoice number which was assigned yesterday. I asked the agent if I need to now do DS-160 and he advised to wait until we receive an email that the file is being posted to the embassy.

I've logged in to the case tracker on CEAC and it states:
"Please follow the instructions you received from the National Visa Center (NVC) that list the six steps you must take before NVC can schedule your visa interview appointment. This includes submitting to NVC various fees, forms and documents. Once NVC has received all the required items, they will let you know if anything is missing or incomplete. You can also find these instructions online at http://nvc.state.gov (English) and http://nvc.state.gov/espanol (Spanish). You will find contact information for NVC at http://nvc.state.gov/ask                                                             "

I was under the impression I have to wait for the "Ready" status where I'd be invited for interview and I can then complete the DS-160?? Nevertheless I accessed the link above for the instructions (as the above says I won't be invited for interview until I do the 6 steps) and step one advises to nominate an agent. I log on to this to nominate and I'm told the following:

"K visas are nonimmigrant visas that assist spouses or future spouses of American citizens in entering the United States. As with all nonimmigrant visa applicants, a DS-160 must be filled out in order for a consular section to process the case."

 

I'm really confused now what to do and if I have to do the DS-160 now or not? One person is telling me to wait for the "ready" status however the tracker is saying the above and I won't be invited for interview until DS-160 is completed? Which is correct? I'm baffled about what steps I have to follow now and feel really frustrated :( 

 

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The "6 steps" email pertains to immigrant visas....not a fiance visa........

Edited by missileman

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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1 minute ago, missileman said:

The "6 steps" email pertains to immigrant visas....not a fiance visa........

I thought this when I was looking at it I just wanted to be sure! thankyou for confirming it for me..

So am I right in thinking I wait for the ready status? or am I ok to complete DS-160 now?

Thanks again :) 

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Calling K-1 experts       @payxibka


                    "What I am to be, I am now becoming"-  Benjamin Franklin     

   :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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13 minutes ago, HiSarahJayne said:

I thought this when I was looking at it I just wanted to be sure! thankyou for confirming it for me..

So am I right in thinking I wait for the ready status? or am I ok to complete DS-160 now?

Thanks again :) 

You can do the ds160 anytime.  You will never be "invited " to an interview as the applicant schedules it.

 

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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

Calling K-1 experts       @payxibka

Thankyou for helping with this.

I just want to confirm I'm right in assuming we just wait for contact by email the embassy has received the documents before we proceed and there's nothing really to do until then (despite the CEAC tracker being very unclear and directing me to the wrong information!!):).

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3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

You can do the ds160 anytime.  You will never be "invited " to an interview as the applicant schedules it.

 

Find the UK regional forum on VJ for all questions specific to London 

Thankyou, I thought I did post in the UK regional forum?

So I'm fine to complete DS-160 now then despite the embassy not receiving yet? I understand I won't be invited I meant to say they were "ready" for me to book the interview :) 

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2 minutes ago, HiSarahJayne said:

Thankyou, I thought I did post in the UK regional forum?

So I'm fine to complete DS-160 now then despite the embassy not receiving yet? I understand I won't be invited I meant to say they were "ready" for me to book the interview :) 

My bad,  you did.  


YMMV

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53 minutes ago, HiSarahJayne said:

just a bit overwhelmed about what to do next. I called NVC today and got our case/invoice number which was assigned yesterday. I asked the agent if I need to now do DS-160 and he advised to wait until we receive an email that the file is being posted to the embassy.

@HiSarahJayne  

jump into to this thread for a list of things to do and some links and some comments further down.  The OP doesn't get it but maybe you will. 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/720706-nvc-recieved-my-petition-on-october-1st-how-long-until-i-receive-the-packet/?do=findComment&comment=9894422

 

You can start today with DS-160 and getting all the stuff needed before your medical. Read all the links. They will give you a medical appointment if you can give them your LND number over the phone. But you will need something in writing to show when you get there (NVC email or London consulate letter) So don't make an appointment for tomorrow. By the time you get your stuff together, you should have something official with your LND number in it.

 

 

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