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Dr. Bob

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  • Location Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

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  1. Interviews are going ahead however these were all scheduled a few months ago. At least for K1s, interview appointments thru August have been fully booked since mid-June. My fiance and I have been waiting over a month for them to open up more appointments so we can schedule our interview.
  2. Did you receive an email from the embassy stating that they are ready to schedule an interview appointment? If so, then you can pay the $265 visa fee by following the instructions posted on the UStraveldocs website. But even if you do pay the fee now, the embassy has temporarily closed interview appointment scheduling. It's probably a good idea to pay the visa fee now so you are ready to take any available appointment slots as they open.
  3. Our case finally went to Ready this week. I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but I did call NVC again at the beginning of the week and spoke to a Supervisor. Received an email from NVC later that day confirming our case was sent to the embassy back in March. Lo and behold the next day we got an email from the embassy notifying us that they were ready to proceed processing our case! Unfortunately there are no interview appointment slots available at the moment... Still it was a huge relief to know our case wasn't lost. If you're in the same position as we were, don't lose hope.
  4. Our case has been In Transit for over 3 months and we have been getting the No Data result on the CEAC tracker for well over a month. I sent an email to the embassy again this week and got the same semi-automatic reply that others have mentioned (they claim they haven't received our case yet). I then called NVC to see if I could get some information about where our case actually is. The woman on the line did some digging and from what she could see, our case might not have been sent to the embassy. She explained that cases are sent from NVC to the embassy both electronically and physically by courier. It's possible, she said, that the case was flagged as In Transit but someone forgot to click the electronic send button. She couldn't see enough information on her end to see what really happened, so she referred our case to a supervisor. That person is supposed to send an email to me once they have completed their investigation. Pretty worrying if the NVC is really this incompetent Anyway I thought I'd share this since others might be in the same boat as us. It may be a good idea to call up the NVC hotline to do some digging.
  5. On the NVC tracker our case number now returns: "Your search did not return any data". I assume this is what a few others are/were experiencing?
  6. It's been nearly 2 months of In Transit for us and still waiting. Hoping to see movement soon...
  7. 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.
  8. So they are still looking for your case but you managed to get an interview appointment?
  9. Dr. Bob

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    Did you complete the DS-160 and pay the fees before the embassy even contacted you with Packet 3 instructions?
  10. Did anyone have luck using the DHL tracking hack that is on this NOA2 tips doc? Tried on DHL's website and by talking to a customer service representative on the phone and they couldn't find the embassy in Bangkok in their system. I'm wondering if maybe NVC uses a different logistics provider to Thailand.
  11. Just called NVC and they assigned our case number today. NOA2 February 5 NVC Receive February 22 Case# Assigned March 2
  12. NOA2: February 5 I think I will start calling NVC at the end of this week.
  13. Other good airlines to consider are Singapore, Cathay, Qatar, and ANA.
  14. Thanks for sharing. I thought there might be a bigger backlog, so it's encouraging to hear there are still March interview slots still open.
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