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Old 7th October 2010, 11:22 AM
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What was your timeline? The consulate received my paperwork last week and I received an email that stated it could take as long as 50 business days. Been married to my UK spouse for 7 years we have three kids. She's has her permanent US resident card but she and the boys have been in the UK since March while she starts her new job. All of the boys have UK and USA passports so it's just me here in the states.
PS: I did not use an expediter. I filled out the info myself, filed it myself, and did it all online by myself. Three weeks was all it took to receive my passport with the visa imprinted, and all my paperwork back. I am now happily living in Wales, overlooking the gorgeous Usk Valley.
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My wife and I, I am from the UK and she is from the US are waiting for our visa. She is stuck in New York depressed and lonely. She submitted everything on the 18th Mar to abriggs to expidite the service. On the 22 March she received an email from Worldbridge saying they required further documentation and resubmitted. She is still waiting when we was told this should just take three days. On the abriggs website you can see the status of your application that just says 'submitted to Embassy' but the expected date of arrival is the 29 March. Is this true? Is anybody else able to tell me how accurate the status check is?

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My wife and I, I am from the UK and she is from the US are waiting for our visa. She is stuck in New York depressed and lonely. She submitted everything on the 18th Mar to abriggs to expidite the service. On the 22 March she received an email from Worldbridge saying they required further documentation and resubmitted. She is still waiting when we was told this should just take three days. On the abriggs website you can see the status of your application that just says 'submitted to Embassy' but the expected date of arrival is the 29 March. Is this true? Is anybody else able to tell me how accurate the status check is?
I did not use an expediter and got my visa in 3 weeks. A friend of mine did not use an expediter and received hers in ten days. Hang in there!

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I know it's a waiting game, but it's so scary. I just want her back home with me. Money is haemorraging being in NYC. Have advised her to withdraw from the city and go stay with a friend or my uncle in Houston; I know its more money but... Abriggs called her this morning and said that their normal turnround has been three days and they said they are surprised its taken a little longer which made us even more worried. Unfortunately we have no plan B at the moment.

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Old 30th March 2011, 08:51 PM
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My wife is stuck in New York going out of her mind waiting for her settlement visa. We applied for the priority service using an expiditor, abriggs who said the last few they had took just three days. The day after the consulate received the documents they wanted additional information in Dallas which meant her flying there and back in a day and re-submitting. That was last Friday. Today is Day 4 and we're terrified that there is something wrong with the application. I know it can take up to 15 days with priority, but it is costing money staying in New York and as she was led to believe that normal turnaround is just 3 days with priority it is still a big worry. My question is this: does the 15 days begin once they have that second piece of documentation?

Also she has just under $18,000 dollars in savings and I earn 22,000 GBP; would our finances flag up a warning for the Consulate? I just want her back home. This is so scary!!!

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I've never heard of a courier service which one am I able to use from the US and how much does it cost?

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Old 31st March 2011, 12:30 AM
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We're using abriggs. They have offices in New York, LA and Chicago. We used NYC because on our initial research they seemed to get things turned around quicker, although of course time is at the discretion of the Consulate. I wouldn't say they offer advise, but they do check through your documents and present them in the way the Consulate likes.

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Is this service expensive though? We've put so much money out already it'd just be nice to not have to pay so much extra for a service that really should be included anyway if you ask me lol

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My wife got her visa today and we're both over the moon But, to be honest don't waste your time with an expiditor, they're a waste of money and not really much help. Do the homework yourself and you should be okay.

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