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Hello everyone,

 

I hope you’re all managing to maintain sanity during this ordeal.

 

So, as the title suggests, I received some good news, quickly followed by some confusing/ worrying news.

 

I applied for an expedited interview on the basis of a medical emergency and received an email from NVC yesterday stating that this had been accepted and would be sent to the embassy in London for processing. Very exciting. However, just an hour later, I received a second email from NVC stating that my interview had been cancelled, this despite the fact I had never been notified of any interview being scheduled in the first place.

 

My question is simply, do I have anything to worry about? Is there any explanation for the second email beyond administrative error?

 

Coincidentally, yesterday was our 2nd year wedding anniversary and I now see my “visa type” listed as IR1 rather than the previous CR1. Might this have anything to do with it?

 

I recognise this is probably a question for NVC directly but I just thought I’d throw it out here before wasting any of their time.

 

Thanks in advance.

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This is normal, I had the same thing happen and I was so confused. For us the embassy contacted us after they received the paperwork from the NVC. I think it took about 2-3 weeks... This was preCOVID (March). Unfortunately our interview was canceled because it was schedule for May 2020 and the embassy closed in April and we still siting waiting for them to reschedule.... :(

 

Wait maybe 2 weeks or so and try emailing the embassy. They may say that it still with the NVC, just try again the following week. 

 

I have expedited appointment from the NVC and the Consulate has not  approved us for any emergency appointment, they said life or death only. Maybe now it will change with the embassy closure order being lifted. Who knows! Welcome to the Consular process! Just dont get ur hopes up too much, predict about 50/50 percent chance of anything going well and you should be able to keep your sanity :) 

 

PS this also depends on which consulate. 

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Regarding your main question, I believe it was mentioned in another thread that this is part of their normal workflow. They need to make sure there's no original appointment scheduled when they forward it to the Embassy to expedite, so cancel the existing one "just in case". 

 

You can contact the IV unit in London through the contact form: https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/iv-contact_form/ and check out the UK section of visa journey, where this is actively being discussed. 

 

 

1 hour ago, Gary137 said:

Coincidentally, yesterday was our 2nd year wedding anniversary and I now see my “visa type” listed as IR1 rather than the previous CR1. Might this have anything to do with it?

 

This is good news; it means they've recognised that when you enter you should receive a 10 year, unconditional, green card. You will not need to remove conditions after 2 years. 

Saves money and bureaucracy in the long run!

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It is normal. It happened to me and my expedited case. The next day it was sent to London. 

 

Do not wait 2-3 weeks for them to contact you. Keep checking CEAC, it will become obvious when London receive.

 

You can then contact them via their website. Tell them you have been expedited and your case is in London. I got a reply the next day and booked an interview slot then. I get interviewed on Monday. 

 

You will have to book the interview yourself via aid.usvisa-info.com

 

If you want any help send me a direct message. 

 

Congrats! 🎊

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Melc said:

Regarding your main question, I believe it was mentioned in another thread that this is part of their normal workflow. They need to make sure there's no original appointment scheduled when they forward it to the Embassy to expedite, so cancel the existing one "just in case". 

 

You can contact the IV unit in London through the contact form: https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/iv-contact_form/ and check out the UK section of visa journey, where this is actively being discussed. 

 

 

 

This is good news; it means they've recognised that when you enter you should receive a 10 year, unconditional, green card. You will not need to remove conditions after 2 years. 

Saves money and bureaucracy in the long run!

That’s very reassuring to hear and thanks a million for the reply. Lord knows, we seem long overdue for some good news and I’d almost say the wait would have been worth it if it meaning more time before I have to wade through another bureaucratic nightmare!

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3 hours ago, jarrod679 said:

It is normal. It happened to me and my expedited case. The next day it was sent to London. 

 

Do not wait 2-3 weeks for them to contact you. Keep checking CEAC, it will become obvious when London receive.

 

You can then contact them via their website. Tell them you have been expedited and your case is in London. I got a reply the next day and booked an interview slot then. I get interviewed on Monday. 

 

You will have to book the interview yourself via aid.usvisa-info.com

 

If you want any help send me a direct message. 

 

Congrats! 🎊

 

 

 

Excellent, so reassuring. Half the relief with be having some semblance of control over the process. Hopefully the remainder of my expedite request goes as yours has done although I may well message you if there’s any confusion.

 

Best of luck for your interview, your help has been much appreciated.

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4 hours ago, jarrod679 said:

It is normal. It happened to me and my expedited case. The next day it was sent to London. 

 

Do not wait 2-3 weeks for them to contact you. Keep checking CEAC, it will become obvious when London receive.

 

You can then contact them via their website. Tell them you have been expedited and your case is in London. I got a reply the next day and booked an interview slot then. I get interviewed on Monday. 

 

You will have to book the interview yourself via aid.usvisa-info.com

 

If you want any help send me a direct message. 

 

Congrats! 🎊

 

 

 

Out of interest, if you don't mind sharing, how did the interview go? Were you asked about health insurance (it seems like this is a routine question now) and were you asked to provide a completed DS-5540? Congratulations on reaching the end of this process and good luck with your upcoming trip across the pond.

 

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34 minutes ago, os306 said:

Out of interest, if you don't mind sharing, how did the interview go? Were you asked about health insurance (it seems like this is a routine question now) and were you asked to provide a completed DS-5540? Congratulations on reaching the end of this process and good luck with your upcoming trip across the pond.

 

I don't know how it went; it's next Monday!  
 

I've seen that question coming up a lot next and I have a basic grasp of the public charge rule. 
 

I’m going on my wife’s employee insurance, but obviously I can’t prove anything because I don’t know what date I’m going to be there! Seems a silly question. 
 

I’ve completed the DS5540, but not expecting them to want it, as the affidavit of support clearly displays I won’t become a charge. However, it will be ready to hand over if need be. 

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10 minutes ago, jarrod679 said:

I don't know how it went; it's next Monday!  
 

I've seen that question coming up a lot next and I have a basic grasp of the public charge rule. 
 

I’m going on my wife’s employee insurance, but obviously I can’t prove anything because I don’t know what date I’m going to be there! Seems a silly question. 
 

I’ve completed the DS5540, but not expecting them to want it, as the affidavit of support clearly displays I won’t become a charge. However, it will be ready to hand over if need be. 

Ah, my mistake. Got my wires crossed and thought you’d had it this Monday gone by. Looks like you’ve got everything in order. Curious to hear how it goes.

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Just now, os306 said:

Ah, my mistake. Got my wires crossed and thought you’d had it this Monday gone by. Looks like you’ve got everything in order. Curious to hear how it goes.

Cool. 
 

I’ll post a review next week. 

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16 hours ago, os306 said:

Out of interest, if you don't mind sharing, how did the interview go? Were you asked about health insurance (it seems like this is a routine question now) and were you asked to provide a completed DS-5540? Congratulations on reaching the end of this process and good luck with your upcoming trip across the pond.

 

I had my interview on the 6th this month, with the review available in my timeline. 

They didn't ask for the DS-5540, but everyone there was asked about health insurance. No one was asked to provide proof, it was just verbal for the case of the health insurance. 


Good luck! 

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