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Hello everyone! I am a bit confused about the processing times at the UK consulate. I have been tracking other's timelines that have applied, and following the K1 Visa Historical Processing Times chart, but am not sure if they are accurate. I think the chart is skewed due to all the expedited cases from the Milligan v Pompei lawsuits.

 

Does anyone have a rough idea of how long the process will take for an application that was not a part of this litigation? Is the UK consulate processing any K1 visas at this moment? We received our NOA2 end of July and want to start planning for a wedding next year. Any help is appreciated! 

 

Timeline: 

NOA1 - December 11, 2020

NOA2 - July 19, 2021

 

 

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From what I know, cases with NOA2 March-June 2020 have interviews this month. Now it looks like cases from July 2020 to December 2020 are in transit to the embassy. I saw one person with a NOA2 in January also confirm their case is in transit. This is all non lawsuit. I think once the second batch are given interview dates, we’ll have a better idea how long it will be for 2021 NOA2 cases. If you have Facebook, join “K-1 Visa UK Crew” as this is where most people post updates! 

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4 hours ago, LisaM1997 said:

From what I know, cases with NOA2 March-June 2020 have interviews this month. Now it looks like cases from July 2020 to December 2020 are in transit to the embassy. I saw one person with a NOA2 in January also confirm their case is in transit. This is all non lawsuit. I think once the second batch are given interview dates, we’ll have a better idea how long it will be for 2021 NOA2 cases. If you have Facebook, join “K-1 Visa UK Crew” as this is where most people post updates! 

So when you say in transit to embassy, you mean that they have an actual interview date set with the embassy right? If so thats a big relief. I keep reading posts about how no cases are being processed until ban is lifted. Thank you! I have requested to join :)

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24 minutes ago, nena_bby said:

So when you say in transit to embassy, you mean that they have an actual interview date set with the embassy right? If so thats a big relief. I keep reading posts about how no cases are being processed until ban is lifted. Thank you! I have requested to join :)

No because you can’t book your interview until your case is “ready” with NVC and the embassy has emailed you. In transit means NVC have sent the petitions to London, so they don’t have interviews yet, probably will find out in the next few days what dates are open for them. I’m sure people will post on the fb group as soon as they get their emails from the embassy.

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So the bad news is London sucks lol...the good news is that it looks like they've increased the number of K1's being processed there based on June reporting:

 

Monthly Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance Statistics (state.gov)

 

You can search by Month and by location to see how many of each visa types they've processed each month. The most current reporting is June 2021.

 

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4 hours ago, LisaM1997 said:

No because you can’t book your interview until your case is “ready” with NVC and the embassy has emailed you. In transit means NVC have sent the petitions to London, so they don’t have interviews yet, probably will find out in the next few days what dates are open for them. I’m sure people will post on the fb group as soon as they get their emails from the embassy.

Ah okay understood! Thank you so much !

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37 minutes ago, KSVJ said:

So the bad news is London sucks lol...the good news is that it looks like they've increased the number of K1's being processed there based on June reporting:

 

Monthly Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance Statistics (state.gov)

 

You can search by Month and by location to see how many of each visa types they've processed each month. The most current reporting is June 2021.

 

image.png.754e0ad044bc522e23dabe2f069c4f1e.png

Yes I saw this graph! I was just worried that it was a reflection of processing only K1 visas that were part of the Milligan vs Pompei litigation, and not just general applicants. I asked this same question on reddit and the reply I got was that London was ONLY processing those plaintiffs and general applicants wouldn't be considered until travel ban lifted. But from the other answer provided it seems like they are processing and issuing for general applications as well! Great news :)

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4 hours ago, nena_bby said:

Yes I saw this graph! I was just worried that it was a reflection of processing only K1 visas that were part of the Milligan vs Pompei litigation, and not just general applicants. I asked this same question on reddit and the reply I got was that London was ONLY processing those plaintiffs and general applicants wouldn't be considered until travel ban lifted. But from the other answer provided it seems like they are processing and issuing for general applications as well! Great news :)

From what I gather, they were starting with people whose petitions were approved before the pandemic and the people that were part of the lawsuits. But I think it's moved onto the others now. It's a good sign that they're actually requesting cases from the NVC because that's something they haven't been doing in a long time. Hopefully they get relatively caught up soon! I just got my NOA1 4/1 so I have a ways to go haha

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On 8/6/2021 at 3:37 AM, nena_bby said:

Hello everyone! I am a bit confused about the processing times at the UK consulate. I have been tracking other's timelines that have applied, and following the K1 Visa Historical Processing Times chart, but am not sure if they are accurate. I think the chart is skewed due to all the expedited cases from the Milligan v Pompei lawsuits.

 

Does anyone have a rough idea of how long the process will take for an application that was not a part of this litigation? Is the UK consulate processing any K1 visas at this moment? We received our NOA2 end of July and want to start planning for a wedding next year. Any help is appreciated! 

 

Timeline: 

NOA1 - December 11, 2020

NOA2 - July 19, 2021

 

 

Hi there,

 

After filing in December 2019, and finally receiving our NOA2 back in October 2020, our petition has been stuck at NVC since then. On August 3rd 2021 our case has changed to "in transit to London Consulate", so it's exciting to get some movement on it! 

 

I can confirm that we are not part of any lawsuits, so yes I believe they are now working on petitions for NOA2s towards the end of 2020.

 

Good luck with your case, I'm sure things will start moving more swiftly from this point!

 

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17 hours ago, KSVJ said:

From what I gather, they were starting with people whose petitions were approved before the pandemic and the people that were part of the lawsuits. But I think it's moved onto the others now. It's a good sign that they're actually requesting cases from the NVC because that's something they haven't been doing in a long time. Hopefully they get relatively caught up soon! I just got my NOA1 4/1 so I have a ways to go haha

Awesome! This is such a relief, thank you. Ahh you do have a little bit to go, but it should hopefully be quicker for you. I wish you luck !! :)

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8 hours ago, CaLi90 said:

Hi there,

 

After filing in December 2019, and finally receiving our NOA2 back in October 2020, our petition has been stuck at NVC since then. On August 3rd 2021 our case has changed to "in transit to London Consulate", so it's exciting to get some movement on it! 

 

I can confirm that we are not part of any lawsuits, so yes I believe they are now working on petitions for NOA2s towards the end of 2020.

 

Good luck with your case, I'm sure things will start moving more swiftly from this point!

 

Ahh congratulations!! Yes I hope that means things will start speeding up. I'm getting a little impatient hehe . 

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