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Good Morning everyone.

A few questions for those who can help.

I read in someones time line that they applied for the K-1, went through everything, but then postponed their interview so that they could have a spring wedding.

I was curious how they did that? I guess this stems from not really knowing what happens when your packet is sent to London after leaving the service center in the states. Do you arrange for an apointment and medical or do they give you a date?

Anyone have any advice?

Basically we are just trying to get a guess at a time line for when Chris resigns from work. We want to be fair but we also need the income for as long as possible. It would work out if we could postpone the interview (assuming we get one) till about Feb.

So basically it is just my weekly stress about this whole procedure!

Thanks for any advice!

~Amanda :star:

ohh..p.s...are are for sure not allowed to travel to the states after you packets have been sent to London!? Is this a correct assumption on my part?

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My Interview date is exactly 12 weeks after I submitted my packet 3. K1 visa is valid for 6 months but you must marry within 90 days from date of entry into the US. If you are worried about the timing of the wedding then wait till you have the interview date to arrange the wedding or do what a lot of us do. Get married in court first to comply with k1 regulations then have the big ceremony later at your convenience..

Good Luck

Adele

> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

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My Interview date is exactly 12 weeks after I submitted my packet 3. K1 visa is valid for 6 months but you must marry within 90 days from date of entry into the US. If you are worried about the timing of the wedding then wait till you have the interview date to arrange the wedding or do what a lot of us do. Get married in court first to comply with k1 regulations then have the big ceremony later at your convenience..

Good Luck

Adele

Thanks for your reply...

we aren't so much worried about the wedding...That is the least of my worries! 6 months~90 days all that jazz has been engrained in my head! *giggle* :)

We are trying to plan resigning from work. I know it is little use trying to plan anything. But as we are guessing we assume that we will have an interview in Dec...that gives 7-8 months more or less of course. We are hoping for an interview around Feb of next year...We realize that we could postpone sending out paperwork, but I was just curious about someone mentioning they held off their interview for a spring wedding...and I wanted to see how and if this was even possible.

In my post I mentioned being interested in how you set up your interview? Do they just give you a date and you have to come on that day? Or do they tell you the week they want to do it and you say yes? This is what I am curious about....

Thanks for any further information! :)

All You Need Is Love...

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I am a wife!! Whoa this is weird!

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My Interview date is exactly 12 weeks after I submitted my packet 3. K1 visa is valid for 6 months but you must marry within 90 days from date of entry into the US. If you are worried about the timing of the wedding then wait till you have the interview date to arrange the wedding or do what a lot of us do. Get married in court first to comply with k1 regulations then have the big ceremony later at your convenience..

Good Luck

Adele

Thanks for your reply...

we aren't so much worried about the wedding...That is the least of my worries! 6 months~90 days all that jazz has been engrained in my head! *giggle* :)

We are trying to plan resigning from work. I know it is little use trying to plan anything. But as we are guessing we assume that we will have an interview in Dec...that gives 7-8 months more or less of course. We are hoping for an interview around Feb of next year...We realize that we could postpone sending out paperwork, but I was just curious about someone mentioning they held off their interview for a spring wedding...and I wanted to see how and if this was even possible.

In my post I mentioned being interested in how you set up your interview? Do they just give you a date and you have to come on that day? Or do they tell you the week they want to do it and you say yes? This is what I am curious about....

Thanks for any further information! :)

You didnt file papers yet?.............Once you get the visa you have got 6 months to use it!! so you wouldnt have a rush !!

Amanda-England (Yorkshire)- Mark-USA(Michigan)

April/04/2005- Visa journey began!!

We did both K3 & CR1 visa's, got both!!- I returned to England for my CR1 interview after first arriving on a K3 visa!!

May/25th 2006- Green card arrives in the mail................YAY!!

19th June 2006 I Had to go to the Social Security Office to get my number, the DS-230 didnt work for me!!

26-June-2006- Social Security# arrived in the mail....YAY!!

Feb 2008 lift conditions <<<reminder to self!!<<<< went to England for a visit instead, no rush right, 90 days is a long time,LOL

Removing Conditions Begins

Mailed I-751 April 12th 2008

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

You'll be given an exact interview date and time. I've read on here about at least one person who requested an interview during a specific month and their request was granted. So it's worth a try if you want to email the embassy after packet 3 or send your request in on the checklist with packet 3. But since the visa is good for 6 months you shouldn't have any problems working through February if you anticipate a December interview.

Regarding trips to the States after the packets have been sent...Nigel came over right after he sent everything back from packet 3 and he had no problems. As anyone here will tell you it's entirely up to the POE officer to let someone in or not. Bring evidence of ties to the UK and answer questions honestly and odds are you'll be fine. Most of the times when people mention they've been turned away it's because they've had a history of staying for long periods of time in the States throught VWP.

May 2003 - Met in Vegas

October 2004 - First trip to England to see Nigel

November 24, 2005 - Engaged!

December 13, 2005 - Sent I-129

December 16, 2005 - I-129 received in Vermont

December 19, 2005 - NOA1

January 3, 2005 - NOA2

January 27, 2006 - Packet 3 received

February 9, 2006 - Packet 3 sent back

March 13, 2006 - Medical appointment

March 23, 2006 - Packet 4 received

April 18, 2006 - Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!

June 21, 2006 - Nigel arrives!

July 12, 2006 - Applied for SSN

July 14, 2006 - Married at courthouse

July 19, 2006 - Received SSN

August 8, 2006 - Filed for AOS and EAD

August 17, 2006 - Received NOA

September 2, 2006 - Received notice that case was transferred to CSC

September 5, 2006 - Biometrics appt

September 30, 2006 - Official wedding with friends and family - woohoo!

October 12, 2006 - Received email that case was approved

October 16, 2006 - GC arrived!

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You'll be given an exact interview date and time. I've read on here about at least one person who requested an interview during a specific month and their request was granted. So it's worth a try if you want to email the embassy after packet 3 or send your request in on the checklist with packet 3. But since the visa is good for 6 months you shouldn't have any problems working through February if you anticipate a December interview.

Regarding trips to the States after the packets have been sent...Nigel came over right after he sent everything back from packet 3 and he had no problems. As anyone here will tell you it's entirely up to the POE officer to let someone in or not. Bring evidence of ties to the UK and answer questions honestly and odds are you'll be fine. Most of the times when people mention they've been turned away it's because they've had a history of staying for long periods of time in the States throught VWP.

Thank you...that is what I am looking for.

You must have read the persons timeline that had their interview postponed as well.

I could explain it like this. We would like to use all of Chris' leave up in the month of January before we get the visa so that we could go on a vacation. The problem we run into is if we are issued the visa and he comes to the states then we are required to us it(he can't go back to England). We are just trying to postpone that until the end of January so we can use leave at work..Go to the interview..then work another month or two and then move.

The easy way around this is to not send our paper work in until later...this I know. Just weighing out all our options.

Also thanks for sharing about Nigels visit after packet 3. Hopefully we will have no issues if this becomes a trip we will take. He will bring plenty of evidence. Thank you so much for trying to answer my some what confusing questions.

My Interview date is exactly 12 weeks after I submitted my packet 3. K1 visa is valid for 6 months but you must marry within 90 days from date of entry into the US. If you are worried about the timing of the wedding then wait till you have the interview date to arrange the wedding or do what a lot of us do. Get married in court first to comply with k1 regulations then have the big ceremony later at your convenience..

Good Luck

Adele

Thanks for your reply...

we aren't so much worried about the wedding...That is the least of my worries! 6 months~90 days all that jazz has been engrained in my head! *giggle* :)

We are trying to plan resigning from work. I know it is little use trying to plan anything. But as we are guessing we assume that we will have an interview in Dec...that gives 7-8 months more or less of course. We are hoping for an interview around Feb of next year...We realize that we could postpone sending out paperwork, but I was just curious about someone mentioning they held off their interview for a spring wedding...and I wanted to see how and if this was even possible.

In my post I mentioned being interested in how you set up your interview? Do they just give you a date and you have to come on that day? Or do they tell you the week they want to do it and you say yes? This is what I am curious about....

Thanks for any further information! :)

You didnt file papers yet?.............Once you get the visa you have got 6 months to use it!! so you wouldnt have a rush !!

No we didn't file papers yet. We are filing in May while he is here on vacation. As I mentioned in the last post I think I just didn't make myself clear in what I was meaning to say. I apologize. We are trying to use leave up for a vacation....in a new year without using the visa!

Thanks for your help. Sorry I wasn't more clear.

I wish I could find that persons time line!!! AHHHHHHH

:)

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I am a wife!! Whoa this is weird!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

I can't remember who it was but I believe it was someone who has an interview in May. There are three people listed on the London Interviews string - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...opic=120&st=540.

They are crashandcari, Baileyj96 and MrsW2B. Maybe check their timelines out.

May 2003 - Met in Vegas

October 2004 - First trip to England to see Nigel

November 24, 2005 - Engaged!

December 13, 2005 - Sent I-129

December 16, 2005 - I-129 received in Vermont

December 19, 2005 - NOA1

January 3, 2005 - NOA2

January 27, 2006 - Packet 3 received

February 9, 2006 - Packet 3 sent back

March 13, 2006 - Medical appointment

March 23, 2006 - Packet 4 received

April 18, 2006 - Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!

June 21, 2006 - Nigel arrives!

July 12, 2006 - Applied for SSN

July 14, 2006 - Married at courthouse

July 19, 2006 - Received SSN

August 8, 2006 - Filed for AOS and EAD

August 17, 2006 - Received NOA

September 2, 2006 - Received notice that case was transferred to CSC

September 5, 2006 - Biometrics appt

September 30, 2006 - Official wedding with friends and family - woohoo!

October 12, 2006 - Received email that case was approved

October 16, 2006 - GC arrived!

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It wasnt me LOL I wanted mine before May 19 so i could be at may step-daughter-to-be's graduation and they gave me May 22!!!! :(

Adele

> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

Visit My Website

A Joy unshared is like and unlighted candle

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Thanks! I will take a look at their timelines!!

Mrs...I am sorry to hear that...They don't like to work with people schedules!! Blast them! :)

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I am a wife!! Whoa this is weird!

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They changed my interview date to 10 May!!! Got a letter this morning out of the blue!!! :dance::dance::dance:

Adele

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> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

Visit My Website

A Joy unshared is like and unlighted candle

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They changed my interview date to 10 May!!! Got a letter this morning out of the blue!!! :dance::dance::dance:

Adele

:star: Fantastic! :)

Do you get a letter that has the interview date on it? Or do you call to schedule it?

What is the procedure?

Thanks and congrats!

All You Need Is Love...

*The Beatles*

I am a wife!! Whoa this is weird!

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They changed my interview date to 10 May!!! Got a letter this morning out of the blue!!! :dance::dance::dance:

Adele

:star: Fantastic! :)

Do you get a letter that has the interview date on it? Or do you call to schedule it?

What is the procedure?

Thanks and congrats!

Yes they send a letter with the interview date on it! It's in what they call packet 4 along with the visa fee slip and directions on how to find the Embassy. They also confirmed the change via email as i had request an earlier interview date weeks ago before I got my original date.

Good Luck

Adele

> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

I-797C NOA received Jan 26 2009

Visit My Website

A Joy unshared is like and unlighted candle

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I asked for a later interview date in a short covering letter with my packet 3. They were very accomodating and even gave me a day within the dates I asked for.

Met the ole man in January 1998

Jan. 2004: K1 visa issued ~ April 2004: Got on a plane ~ Nov. 2004: GC in my mucky hands ~ Dec. 2006: Received 10 YR GC

September 2008 - US passport delivered!

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