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  1. I was a regular reader of the last London thread to keep myself updated with current timelines etc before it went to 70+ pages and way off topic. I thought it was such a useful resource so I’ve decided to start the ball rolling again so we can keep each other updated on news as it comes in. To kick us off, me and my wife were DQ 10th July so we’re hoping to get our interview appointment email early November. It appears June DQ dates have been scheduled so hoping this is our time after literally years of waiting. Fingers crossed for no Tier 3 lockdown in London!
  2. Hi everyone! We submitted our documents to NVC in April 2022, meaning that we could not upload the most recent tax transcript from 2021 as it wasn't available yet (we only uploaded the 2020 tax transcript). Should we now upload the 2021 tax transcript to CEAC before my interview next month or is it ok to just take a hard copy of the transcript with me to the interview? Any help/opinions would be appreciated
  3. I just uploaded a review of my interview. I was so stressed, mainly because the only real in depth review of an EB1A case on this forum or anywhere (Richard Purves, from a few years back) sounded like a total nightmare! In reality it was simple, zero stress, zero waiting and all over in 20 minutes from entering security to being back on the street waiting for our Uber home. https://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=30644 AMA !
  4. Hello, is anyone currently going through the DCF process for an CR1/IR1 visa in the UK? We filed on Jan 25th, got approved on the spot, and still haven’t heard anything since.
  5. Had my medical today, it was after my interview because I couldn’t get an appointment. I spoke to the lady working the reception and explained how everyone at the embassy along with me didn’t have their medicals yet. She sort of sighed and say yes, people are finding it really difficult to get medical appointments prior to the interview, which is causing them to be extremely busy. (She seemed stressed but was very lovely) She said the reason was because the embassy is doing things in blocks, sending out interview letters and notifications in big blocks. So seems like they get a massive influx of appointments needed at the one time, which probably can’t help! A of bunch of folk there today had already done their interview too. thought it was an interesting note from the day and might answer some questions of folk waiting for their date after seeing so many get there’s, with only a day or two difference in DQ. Ps- staff were all lovely but I was there a good 3-4 hours mostly waiting, so keep that in mind!
  6. Does this mean my case has left nvc ??? Does this mean i am waiting on the interview ? I am confused on the part where it says embassy is reviewing your case ???
  7. Hi all, after two years of waiting and a few set backs I’ve finally gotten to Interview stage for my IR1 visa! I’m being processed at the London embassy. I booked my interview for 2nd March but unfortunately I couldn’t get a medical until 8th March (1 month waiting time right now for anyone who is i interested). I know you are supposed to do your medical at least 5 days before the interview so I’ve been trying to reschedule my interview appointment but there are now no dates available. Here are my questions… 1. How important is it that you attend the medical first, could I still go to the interview then attend the medical after. I know they will not approve my visa until they get the medical results but couldn’t they do that once my results come through roughly around 13th (5 days after the medical?) 2. If I have to attend the medical first and I can’t reschedule my interview can I just “miss my appointment” while I wait for new dates to be released? Will this hurt my case? 3. Does anyone know when the embassy releases new dates? I check like three times a day but for the past week there has been nothing new released. Any advice much appreciated! Sharon
  8. Anyone out there waiting for an interview or had an interview for EB-2? Seems to be some EB-3 around on this forum but haven't seen many EB-2s, so if you're out there make contact! I'm waiting for an interview - DQ 9th Feb 2022 🙂
  9. Hi I been trying visamedical to reschedule my medical to get it done before interview.! But no luck so far.! Does anyone knows what is best time to ring them to get any cancellations slot.! I know they put me on cancellation list but I think ringing them is good idea.! any idea/advice would be great.! thanks
  10. Hi I have interview end of February but can’t get medical before interview.Few people suggested to keep both date and go for interview on original date and then medical next day.! But I was wondering if consulate keep original passport after interview , would they let us in for medical without original passport.? Please advice.! Thanks
  11. Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew a way to speak to a real person at the London embassy over the phone? My case was transferred to the London embassy 10 weeks ago but I've heard nothing and had no confirmation from London that they have even received it. I would like to be able to speak to someone but I'm finding it difficult to find a number to call that will get me through to a real person and using the contact form online is getting me nowhere. Can anyone help?
  12. Hello, all! K1 fiancé visa interview is at London UK embassy on Friday Jan 7 2022 (week from today) Do the documents such as affidavit of support and evidence as well as the letter of intent to marry need to be mailed so that my fiancé has the original documents for the interview or is it okay for him to print out copies of these documents that I send via email?
  13. Hi everyone, so I just had my K1 visa interview today at the London location. The interview went well and I was approved, however I didn’t receive my medical documents, I thought they were meant to hand it to you to then hold up until POE, but I didn’t receive anything. I just wanted to know if that was normal?
  14. Should I request updated letters from my employer and bank for my supporting documents for form I-134? London UK US Embassy K1 Finace visa interview date - Jan 7 2022 letter from employer dated- October 3021 letter from bank dated- October 5 2021
  15. On the list of required documents, it says "Photographs" https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/required-documents/ Do we need photographs for petitioner and beneficiary or just the beneficiary? This is the recent passport photo, yes?
  16. I have received an email from the London Embassy saying they have released a document related to my visa application to the courier. I had my interview on October 28th. There the officer requested an additional document to be submitted but was allowed to provide through email instead of re-sending via the courier. Since then my status has remained at 'Send Documents'. Does anyone know if this notice is an indication that my visa has been approved of are they simply returning my passport back to me? Thanks,
  17. Hello, we received notice that our status is “ready” and case last updated September 13. We completed the medical and will be looking to schedule the interview for sometime in January. Do we need to ask for an extension for the visa to still be considered valid or for us to be eligible to do the visa interview so far down the line?
  18. Did anyone switch their interview to London from another embassy? My wife's visa is currently processing in Mumbai but she lives in London now. Given that interviews seem to be moving faster here, wonder if anyone switched into London
  19. Hi guys, I have my Medical this week and have just received the email confirming the appointment from the Doctors. I noticed that on the email it said I needed a Medical report from my GP however on the embassy website there is no mention of this and it just says I need a vaccination report. Do I need the Medical Summary Report if I have no medical issues?
  20. Hi Everyone, So let's start with the fact that my petition was filed a month before I was turning 21. (almost 2 years ago) Throughout the whole process I was advised that my category was going to be IR-2 and it was. My petition was USCIS approved and then I got DQed in May 2020. I had my interview scheduled for October 2020 at the London Embassy, I have gone through the medical examination and vaccinations which have been paid for and then a day before my interview the US Embassy in London called me and advised me not to come to the interview because I was affected by the Trump proclamations. Recently I have logged into the NVC CEAC and realized that my Visa Category have changed from IR-2 to F11. I thought my age should freeze at the time of the application and I shouldn't age out. Obviously I am worried on how long this process is going to take as this isn't IR-2 but F11. I have already submitted the NVC Contact Form to advise that the category shouldn't been changed to F11. This whole process created so much stress and loss of money considering my police certificates have expired as well as the medical examination. Can you please help? Did you guys came across this? I appreciate any help, have a great day.
  21. Hi guys, I was wondering how long after visa approval do I get my passport back ? My visa was issued on Friday 15th October but so far I’ve had no messages or emails about courier tracking info or anything about passport being ready for collection. How long am I expected to wait? im scheduled to fly on Nov 9th. thanks 🙏
  22. Looking for insight and other peoples experiences. My husband had his medical yesterday and it didn't go very well. He had an arrest 8 years ago that was alcohol related. We knew the arrest was going to be an issue and were prepared for it. What we were not prepared for was the medical people telling him that because this arrest was alcohol related and the embassy is "cracking down" on alcohol related incidences that they may ask him to abstain from alcohol for a year and attend AA. My husband is NOT an alcoholic. The fact that they deducted that from one incidence 8 years ago and the fact he answered "Yes" to the question do you drink alcohol today is insane. Because he answered "yes" to the question if he drinks today they said he has to be classified as a "Class A Risk" of alcohol related problems. He drinks very sparingly and had one stupid mistake when he was 21 years old. They said the fact that it was 8 years ago and he has not had any incidents since then does not matter. They even went on to say that had the arrest NOT been alcohol related it would have been better. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? We were prepared to explain his case in relation to the arrest but never in a million years expected him to be accused of having alcohol problems and needing to seek help for it 8 YEARS after an incident that didn't even result in any charges (Everything was dropped). Any advice or insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
  23. Just wondering if anybody here have experience bringing their bikes to US by air, using the airlines extra baggage service ? How did you package it to avoid minimum damage ? Also how did you disassemble it ? It is a Giant road bike and has an aluminum frame. Many Thanks Everyone!!
  24. Hi all, I am a British architect applying for a J1 visa (work trainee exchange program, 18 months). Today I was denied an expedited visa appointment at the London embassy. My placement program starts soon, 18 October. The earliest visa interview appointment in London is March 2022. I cannot wait until March (I will lose my place on the program) and it seems no earlier appointments are becoming available. What can I do? Can I go to another embassy with shorter waiting times, and request an expedited appointment there? (Perhaps outside Schengen area, e.g. Eastern Europe or the Caribbean). Should I re-apply in London and attempt to request an expedited appointment again, perhaps with more explanation? Any advice much appreciated. Kind regards, David
  25. Hi Everyone, Ive posted this in the UK forum as it was from the Embassy in London that my visa and packet was sent. I am also posting this more for sharing information rather than as a concern. I feel quite comfortable about the situation, but think it worthy to share for the benefit of shared experiences. When I received my courier'd plastic bag from the embassy, I noticed that there was no sealed document envelope inside but just the documents handed over at the interview and my passport with the approved visa in it. I remember from when we did the K1 in 2007 that there was a sealed envelope, which we were warned needs to remain sealed etc etc, so I was quite surprised to just receive the passport and the few original documents I had either sent in or handed over at the interview. Im assuming that as things are generally now done online, have they phased out the sealed envelope packet, or is this something more to do with the type of visa people receive and or where it was issued? Although, as mentioned, Ive posted in the UK area, it would be interesting if it is now general practice across the various different countries or specific to London.
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