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So I got DQ last week and I was wondering as

The London Embassy is still closed if they are still scheduling interview dates?

Has anyone in here been DQ recently and got a date in London?

The UK are opening up a bit more from lockdown tomorrow with schools and some shops open, I haven't seen anything from the London Embassy however, has there been any indication as to when they will reopen for interviews?

I know there may be no answers yet to my questions

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Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

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41 minutes ago, 8bithearts said:

So I got DQ last week and I was wondering as

The London Embassy is still closed if they are still scheduling interview dates?

Has anyone in here been DQ recently and got a date in London?

The UK are opening up a bit more from lockdown tomorrow with schools and some shops open, I haven't seen anything from the London Embassy however, has there been any indication as to when they will reopen for interviews?

I know there may be no answers yet to my questions

London has allowed people to schedule their own interviews in July and August. I believe the last report I read said none were still available in July when that person booked August.

 

 NVC has to assign your interview date, but it appears London thinks they will be interviewing by July. 
 

maybe follow this page for updates. https://uk.usembassy.gov/information-for-nonimmigrant-visa-applicants-following-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

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1 minute ago, Wuozopo said:

London has allowed people to schedule their own interviews in July and August. I believe the last report I read said none were still available in July when that person booked August.

 

 NVC has to assign your interview date, but it appears London thinks they will be interviewing by July. 
 

maybe follow this page for updates. https://uk.usembassy.gov/information-for-nonimmigrant-visa-applicants-following-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

Hi and thanks

 

I have been checking that link already there is no indication of when they will be reopening for interviews.  As I'm a CR-1 I need to wait for them to book it for me so I'll just keep everything crossed they have set aside some CR-1 interview slots for when it reopens.  

 

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2 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

London has allowed people to schedule their own interviews in July and August. I believe the last report I read said none were still available in July when that person booked August.

 

 NVC has to assign your interview date, but it appears London thinks they will be interviewing by July. 
 

maybe follow this page for updates. https://uk.usembassy.gov/information-for-nonimmigrant-visa-applicants-following-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

Can I just double check: if you apply for IR1/CR1 via Direct Consular Filing (I know it's no longer an option at the London Embassy, but we managed to file just before they ceased accepting new I-130 petitions) once you receive your LND number from the Immigrant Visa Unit are you able to book your own visa appointment slot? In contrast, if you apply for IR1/CR1 via the Dallas Lockbox and USCIS in the US, after you receive DQ, the London Embassy books your appointment for you? Was just curious about the differences between DCF and the conventional route.

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1 hour ago, os306 said:

you apply for IR1/CR1 via Direct Consular Filing (I know it's no longer an option at the London Embassy, but we managed to file just before they ceased accepting new I-130 petitions) once you receive your LND number from the Immigrant Visa Unit are you able to book your own visa appointment slot?

DCF
You actually need that LND number to give to the medical clinic over the phone (or by email during Covid) so they will allow you to make your medical appt.  But I think you want to confirm if DCF folks make their own interview appointment. YES.

If you have an LND number then you are probably far enough along to be able to get into the booking system. Sometimes it says number not found or invalid. That’s a clue you are just a bit early. If it doesn’t let you in, then try next day. 
 

 

1 hour ago, os306 said:

In contrast, if you apply for IR1/CR1 via the Dallas Lockbox and USCIS in the US, after you receive DQ, the London Embassy books your appointment for you?

IR1/CR1 via Dallas lockbox

It is the NVC (not somebody in London) who looks up available slots and picks a date when you are DQ. They are on the same computer system because both are part of the State Department.  NVC (not the embassy) notifies you. They allow time to schedule and attend the medical so the interview may be four weeks out from when you are notified. Can vary as usual. 

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10 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

DCF
You actually need that LND number to give to the medical clinic over the phone (or by email during Covid) so they will allow you to make your medical appt.  But I think you want to confirm if DCF folks make their own interview appointment. YES.

If you have an LND number then you are probably far enough along to be able to get into the booking system. Sometimes it says number not found or invalid. That’s a clue you are just a bit early. If it doesn’t let you in, then try next day. 
 

 

IR1/CR1 via Dallas lockbox

It is the NVC (not somebody in London) who looks up available slots and picks a date when you are DQ. They are on the same computer system because both are part of the State Department.  NVC (not the embassy) notifies you. They allow time to schedule and attend the medical so the interview may be four weeks out from when you are notified. Can vary as usual. 

 

That's exactly what i was looking for. Thanks!

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Do we know when K1 Interviews will start to be open for scheduling again?

We got our NOA2 late March, and it runs out in July (although I believe we just have to bring a letter to the interview saying we still intend to marry to essentially extend the N0A2 past July?).

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On 5/31/2020 at 6:38 PM, 8bithearts said:

So I got DQ last week and I was wondering as

The London Embassy is still closed if they are still scheduling interview dates?

Has anyone in here been DQ recently and got a date in London?

The UK are opening up a bit more from lockdown tomorrow with schools and some shops open, I haven't seen anything from the London Embassy however, has there been any indication as to when they will reopen for interviews?

I know there may be no answers yet to my questions

My husband and I are in the exact same situation, we were just emailed about our DQ like an hour ago and the interview will happen for me in London. I have read in another post that it look 3 weeks to schedule the interview to someone, however now with the Covid I am not sure. Does anyone know how long it can take from getting DQ and having your interview scheduled?

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3 hours ago, theballaam96 said:

Do we know when K1 Interviews will start to be open for scheduling again?

We got our NOA2 late March, and it runs out in July (although I believe we just have to bring a letter to the interview saying we still intend to marry to essentially extend the N0A2 past July?).


A better thread for you which is more K1 oriented is this one. 

 

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The info from the London Embassy was updated today. Still unclear what exactly they will be processing but it does specifically state they are not doing K1s currently...

 

"Routine visa processing is currently suspended. We are only able to process visas for certain family members, such as spouses and children. Therefore we are unable to proceed with fiancé(e) visa applications at this time."

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Hi everyone, 

 

I finally received a slightly more clear (though it's not good news) email response from the embassy in London. 

 

They have quoted the update from the embassy website ( https://uk.usembassy.gov/information-for-nonimmigrant-visa-applicants-following-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/ ) but as you see the've added the words "including K1" ... I was hoping the K1 would be allowed after the travel ban was lifted, but this makes it seem as though the K1 is included in the list of visas not being issued until Dec 31 due to the Presidential Proclamation ... 

 

Not sure what to do next. My interview was scheduled March 18, wedding set for September 26th. Sadly it isn't looking good from this response. We can only hope that they amend the EO, that I believe they review every 2 weeks (I think I saw this somewhere, may be wrong), to allow the K1 visa to become exempt from the EO. 

 

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