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  1. Hello, I apologize if I'm asking something that's clearly written on 20 posts, but I just want to confirm from people who have actually done this (rather than a lot of hypotheticals.) My wife received her CR1 interview letter today, interview scheduled for May 22, which is very exciting! We have done all the paperwork ourselves, no lawyer, and so far so good. All paperwork has been filled out with her new Married name. The only issue that we didn't notice until just now is that NVC has been referring to her as her Maiden name. I understand now (which I did not before) that the Green Card will be issued only to the name on the passport. So in my mind, here are the possible scenarios: A) Attend interview, hope to present/reference marriage certificate with new name, cross our fingers and hope they put married name on visa? or B) Attend interview content with the fact that they will use her maiden name and we will have to go through all the processes later to change it. **Issues with both of the above: I have read some people have visas denied due to mismatching last name/improper name change documentation. (Ours is a California-issued marriage certificate with the name change on it) or C) Apply for an expedited UK passport with new name which should arrive within a week (lots of time before interview), and take new and old passport to interview **Issue in my mind: New document the NVC had never seen, will this cause an issue that it doesn't match what we've submitted and the name they've been using for her? I hope I've thought this all through and if not, feel free to let me know what I've missed. I'd appreciate if anyone has successfully completed options A or C. We are getting so excited for this incredible milestone and for this process to be over. We don't want to screw it up at the last step. If I tell my wife "I don't know, I've never done this before either" again, she might just call off the whole process 😂 Thanks so much in advance! I wish I had been using this site from the very start of our process! -T
  2. Hi All, I have been with my fiance for a little over 2 years. We were going to get married later this year. (We are both British citizens). I moved here on an E2 Visa last February. My at the time Fiance (Now my wife) came over to see me on back to back ESTA's. She was advised to get a B1/B2 Visa. Unfortunately this was denied twice under 214b. As a result, we decided to bring the wedding forward and got married on 4th January in Tobago. She had her interview at the Embassy last Monday, 14th January. They took a copy of my visa and our marriage certificate and issued her a 221g letter stating Administrative Processing; no further information was necessary and was told that she would "receive an E-Mail shortly" Any ideas why this may be the case and it wasn't issued there and then? Do they do additional security checks or are they checking our marriage is legitimate as she went from a B1 application to an E2 spouse? They did not request any further information. And the ticked box on the 221g is that "no further information is required" To add some more information sorry: She was questioned a lot about our relationship during the interview: "How long have you been in a committed relationship" - 2 Years "Have you ever lived together" - yes, in England throughout 2017 to Feb 2018 when I traveled to USA "When have you seen him since August" (When she last left USA) - for 2 weeks Sept / October in Canada, then in Tobago for 2 weeks at end of December early January when we got married. I don't know if this indicates they are investigating the validity of our Marriage and how they would do this? When I applied for my E2 I was going through a divorce so as I was legally Married at that time, obviously my Ex-Wife's name was on my petition. Could this of caused any flags? I would be grateful to hear of anyone else's similar experiences and expected wait times? Many thanks,
  3. Hey guys I've been using VisaJourney for advice all throughout my K1 process, but this is the first time I've needed to actually post something. I hope you can help. So me and my Fiancee have been going through the process since February last year. Yesterday (Friday 25th of Jan) was my interview date at the new US Embassy in London. I arrived half hour earlier than my appointment slot and was let in earlier too. I was given a number and sent upstairs. After sitting down for a few minutes I was called up to give in my official documents and answer some questions, I was then told to sit back down and that they'd call my number one more time. Another half hour passes and I'm called back to a different window with a lady who asks me some more questions pertaining to our relationship. She then says that they "should be able to approve that." I'm taken aback by how quick this was but I did clarify by asking "Did you say I was approved?" to which she responds "Yes." I then ask if that's it and if I can leave and she says I can. I leave the embassy probably about 50 minutes, maybe less, after entering. I get anxious sometimes and now I'm terrified I've done something wrong and that I was meant to stay in there or something, especially since they say you should expect to be in there for 1.5 hours on the embassy website. I've checked the visa status on CEAC using my case number on the IV section and it just says "Ready" Am I overreacting or is this a common occurance
  4. Hey everyone. Just wanted to ask if anyone else has had a call from the embassy in London to reschedule their interview? Mine was for 14th September but had a call this morning to say they had to cancel all appointments for that day. I'm now booked for 13th September but as it was done over the phone how do I receive confirmation? I have sent an email via the help contact form on the website but who knows when they'll get back to me!
  5. Hi there, I’m hoping someone can help me out with confirming what I need next? I require a police certificate from 8 months I spent in NZ, living with my fiancé on a working holiday visa. I am UK resident, filing for a k-1 in London. When looking for what to do I can’t find a definitive answer as the NZ police checks are automatically part of their K-1 process. As such, I have applied to the Ministry of Justice for a Record Check and filed a Section 14 Vetting Form from Police NZ. If anyone could confirm whether either of these are what’s needed, what happens next or just more information, it would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Matt
  6. Hi All, I received notification from my lawyer that my I-129 petition was approved for my O1 visa application. The lawyer thinks I require the original I-797 notice to attend the interview, however the London embassy website notes I only need the petition receipt number and a copy of the I-797 notice for the interview. Does anyone have any experience with the London embassy who can advise it the receipt number + scanned copy will be sufficient documentation for the interview? Thanks
  7. This was in the email appointment confirmation email: You have successfully scheduled your appointment and paid the K Visa application fee. Here are the details of your transaction. You must print this instruction page and bring it with you to your consular interview, along with the letter or email you received from the Consular Section. What is the letter they are talking about? Is it the email that the NVC sent stating our case was forwarded to the embassy? Thanks in advance xx
  8. Guys, My CEAC notice changed to "In Transit" this morning and when I rang the NVC they told me that the London Embassy will contact me now regarding the interview, can anyone tell me if they will email the interview date and how long will it take from now to be scheduled? (please answer only if you have experience with the London Embassy and IR1 - CR1 visa) Many thanks T
  9. Our spousal I-130 was approved for expedite at the NVC on 5/16 and sent directly to the London embassy. My question is how to proceed next. London is CEAC, I was able to fill out DS-260 online and it asks me to submit civil documents etc, however I thought that London was going to handle all that at the interview. I emailed the embassy and they replied with a generic response that NVC handles approved I-130 petitions and also schedules the interviews, NVC told me that they are no longer involved. I wrote back to London Embassy and explained, again, that our case was expedited and sent directly to them. I am wondering how do I get interview scheduled and do I continue to upload all documents to the CEAC website? Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
  10. On the 18th of May the CEAC website updated and let me know that my visa has been issued! I've never been more ecstatic about anything in my life! My question is, as my visa was issued on a friday how long will it be before I receive some tracking information? Can I expect to hear from them soon via email or will I have to keep checking somewhere else for some information? Thanks for your help!
  11. Hi everyone! So my fiancé had his interview on Wednesday (5/15/18) at the London Embassy. They took his passport and told him that he is approved pending his medical (which had not arrived yet from Knightsbridge doctors even though we waited the correct amount of time in between the interview and the medical). So our case status on the CEAC website has changed many times in the past two days and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what is going on lol. So on 5/16/18 the day after the interview, his case status changed to "Administrative Processing". By the end of that day, the case had to "Ready" I checked a few times today (5/17/18) and his case status has changed as follows: - "Application Received" - "Non-Immigrant Visa Application Received" - "Non-Immigrant Visa Administrative Processing" It also changed our "Case Opened" Date to today (5/17/18) I'm just trying to get a feel for where we might be at with getting the visa issued, what these statuses mean, or if anyone who has already had their visa issued could shed some light on how their CEAC case statuses changed after the interview Thank you so much
  12. Hi everyone! My fiancé had his interview yesterday in London and it went well. They took his passport and told him he was approved pending the medical (which had not arrived yet from Knightsbridge doctors even though we waited 5 business days for the interview). So I checked our case status yesterday and we were in Administrative Processing. Today I checked it and our status changed to "Ready". Does anyone know what this means? Can we assume his medical got there if they touched his case today? Thank you!
  13. We've finally made it to the part of the process where I'm ready to book my interview in London and it seems I have a limited number of dates I can choose from (at the moment there are 4 dates available, all for the end of May). Is this normal, and are the dates that I can choose from in some way linked to the information in my petition? Unfortunately, I will already be past the expiry date on the confirmation I had from the NVC (11th of May) but I understand from the embassy website that this should be OK as long as I provide confirmation from myself and my partner that we are both still intending on getting married once I travel to the US. Does anyone know if there is a limit to how far past this expiry date you can book an interview? My partner is coming to the UK to visit at the beginning of July and I was wondering if there was any chance I could hold off booking my interview until then as it will save me booking extra time off work and it means I will be in London anyway! Any advice welcome. Thanks in advance.
  14. Lorna&Alex

    'packet 3' and police cert

    hey Just wondering how long it took for everyone to receive their 'packet 3' after their case had been received at London? Someone I speak to from VJ got their packet 3 about 3/4 business days after their case was received at london. My case was received about 6 or 7 business days ago and i still don't have packet 3. I'm up in scotland so thinking maybe that has something to do with it? Also, how long did everyone wait before their police cert was delivered after they applied for it?
  15. Well, this is a heads up for all those who are going to the London Embassy for a K1 interview. I was told numerous times on visajourney London only requires one I-134 and I would not need to fill one because my uncle is my co-sponsor. Well, that is false. My fiance just got out of the London Embassy and they told him I needed to fill an i-134 with supporting documents too. I am really upset right now since I've asked so many times and I was given the wrong information. I know this is a quick easy fix but I had hopes for an approval today after this long wait. The interviewer said it could take 3-4 weeks now which I don't think is true but I am disheartened right now and trying to send in everything by today.
  16. Does anybody know what the deal is with the new American Embassy in London? I have my interview on the 2nd of Feb and on the email they sent me after booking the interview date, they said the location is at the old embassy Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London However, I am sure I have seen on numerous different websites that from the 17th of January all interviews were to be at the new location in South London? Can anybody confirm this? Many Thanks!