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18 hours ago, Modaddy21 said:

My fiancée told me many people are having their interviews canceled due to recent covid increases. Anyone else hearing that?  Their website doesn’t say anything. 

Yes, someone who had an interview on Monday posted that his interview was cancelled.  😔

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So awful.  Sorry to hear it.


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

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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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

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On 4/19/2021 at 9:25 AM, J+J said:

I had an interview scheduled Monday 4/19, cancelled on Friday due to COVID.

Next available was June and documents are starting to expire.  Terrible situation.

It is terrible also because the country is not in a lockdown.  They are already set up at the embassy to practice social distancing.  If their threshold is to cancel interviews every time the case count rises, they will never reduce their backlog because Thailand is far away from vaccinating everyone. 

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Apparently they are doing interviews this week, despite Covid.  Four cases got approved today in one of the Thai FB groups.  By now all the U.S. Embassy staff should be vaccinated so it's sensible for them to interview as long as Covid doesn't get totally out of control.

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21 hours ago, Dr. Bob said:

Apparently they are doing interviews this week, despite Covid.  Four cases got approved today in one of the Thai FB groups.  By now all the U.S. Embassy staff should be vaccinated so it's sensible for them to interview as long as Covid doesn't get totally out of control.

This isn't the concern now. The issue is when, and I'm using that language purposely, the Thai government locks down again, they will prevent interprovincial travel, restricting moment and preventing interviews from occuring. Ours is the the 10th and I'm expecting the worst from the April 30th discussion on the topic. Though this whole nightmare has made me terribly pessimistic, so hopefully I'm wrong. 

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3 hours ago, kappy66 said:

This isn't the concern now. The issue is when, and I'm using that language purposely, the Thai government locks down again, they will prevent interprovincial travel, restricting moment and preventing interviews from occuring. Ours is the the 10th and I'm expecting the worst from the April 30th discussion on the topic. Though this whole nightmare has made me terribly pessimistic, so hopefully I'm wrong. 

Yes, I know how you feel.  Mine is on the 18th.  When the government locked down a year ago with much fewer cases, it was at the very beginning and the economy was not feeling the pain.  Now, a year later with the economy already dealing with a year of this, hopefully existing measures will be sufficient and the government will realize this is the new normal.

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37 minutes ago, Steve and Nicha said:

Yes, I know how you feel.  Mine is on the 18th.  When the government locked down a year ago with much fewer cases, it was at the very beginning and the economy was not feeling the pain.  Now, a year later with the economy already dealing with a year of this, hopefully existing measures will be sufficient and the government will realize this is the new normal.

I hope you are correct, but their government is inept and doesn't care about their population in my observation. Hopefully nothing major gets mandated, but it's Thailand, anything is possible.

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15 minutes ago, kappy66 said:

I hope you are correct, but their government is inept and doesn't care about their population in my observation. Hopefully nothing major gets mandated, but it's Thailand, anything is possible.

I hope they get it figured out too!

 

Question for fellow Thai K-1 seekers. How long was your case in transit from NVC? Mines been 2 wks now. 

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2 hours ago, Modaddy21 said:

I hope they get it figured out too!

 

Question for fellow Thai K-1 seekers. How long was your case in transit from NVC? Mines been 2 wks now. 

Our case just went to “Ready” status last week and took 2-1/2 months.  But that is because a bunch were sent from the backlog at the same time.  It should not take that long going forward.

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3 hours ago, Modaddy21 said:

I hope they get it figured out too!

 

Question for fellow Thai K-1 seekers. How long was your case in transit from NVC? Mines been 2 wks now. 

Our case left the NVC on Feb 3, 2021 and has been in the CEAC "No Status" limbo for over a month now after spending some time "In Transit".  We haven't received packet 3 yet.  In addition to worrying about the real status of the case and lack of interview slots, I'm also concerned about the availability of resources for medical examinations.  My fiancée has already had routine appointments for members of her family cancelled. 

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9 hours ago, rndz said:

Our case left the NVC on Feb 3, 2021 and has been in the CEAC "No Status" limbo for over a month now after spending some time "In Transit".  We haven't received packet 3 yet.  In addition to worrying about the real status of the case and lack of interview slots, I'm also concerned about the availability of resources for medical examinations.  My fiancée has already had routine appointments for members of her family cancelled. 

I will just say that our case was missing for 2-3 weeks and I usually check it when I wake up in the morning because that is just when the embassy is finishing for the day.  Last Friday it magically appeared again Friday morning with a status of “Ready” and my fiancé got an email for an interview the same day.  We already booked an interview a couple weeks prior because my lawyer got an email thinking it was for us.  So we have an interview on May 18 and hope it doesn’t get cancelled because of COVID.

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