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Old 02-11-2015, 08:40 AM
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I think we're going to have to start telling people to get their FBI check either before they apply or right after application, given how fast grants seem to be coming. We'll just have to also give them the caveat that they may have to redo them if their application takes a long time.

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Just got my visa granted today! 5 months and 5 days. Woohoo! Must enter by September 16th, one year from my med check being submitted. So happy that 12-15 months was a gross overestimate - here's to much more news in the coming weeks!
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WOOOHOOOOOO! I am just waiting to hear something.....anything....but a big congrats to you and all the best!

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Just got my visa granted today! 5 months and 5 days. Woohoo! Must enter by September 16th, one year from my med check being submitted. So happy that 12-15 months was a gross overestimate - here's to much more news in the coming weeks!
Yay!!!! Congrats and just wow, that is super quick!!! Lucky you guys

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I think we're going to have to start telling people to get their FBI check either before they apply or right after application, given how fast grants seem to be coming. We'll just have to also give them the caveat that they may have to redo them if their application takes a long time.
Agreed - I couldn't believe how quickly I was contacted by the CO after uploading the FBI check - about 24 hours. Seems as if they don't even seriously look at an application until they see that's been completed, considering it can take so long on the FBI's part. For people who apply for that check in advance and upload with their initial application, grants could be even quicker!

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Just got my visa granted today! 5 months and 5 days. Woohoo! Must enter by September 16th, one year from my med check being submitted. So happy that 12-15 months was a gross overestimate - here's to much more news in the coming weeks!
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Agreed - I couldn't believe how quickly I was contacted by the CO after uploading the FBI check - about 24 hours. Seems as if they don't even seriously look at an application until they see that's been completed, considering it can take so long on the FBI's part. For people who apply for that check in advance and upload with their initial application, grants could be even quicker! Thanks for all the good wishes!
I don't think having the checks up front will necessarily make it any quicker - I uploaded both state and federal within hours of lodgment and mine took 5 months 12 days.

I would definitely agree that people should apply for their FBIs immediately before or at the time of visa application.

In theory, someday the FBI will work out the bugs in their new system and get back to a reasonable processing time!

I wonder if that's part of why DC is working so quickly these days - they've got their online application review process honed.

Huge tremendous congrats to all the recent grantees!

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My FBI check expires in 4 1/2 months, so I emailed them through the contact form to see if I should fly back to America to get another one.


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My FBI check expires in 4 1/2 months, so I emailed them through the contact form to see if I should fly back to America to get another one.
I don't think you have to be in the US to order one - just need your prints on the right template, which you can download from the FBI website. The US embassy in Greece may be able to do the prints for you or some other authorized agency. Since you're case is more complex than most, it may be prudent to go ahead and order a new set. But, the CO can also extend the validity of the checks for 3 months, so I'd wager you probably won't need a second set. That said, if it were me, I'd risk the $80 or whatever it'll cost for prints and the summary just in case you do end up needing them.

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DChubbyAuwife I've been thinking about you…. No word from your CO again? I would have expected corks popping by now Sending out some visa approval wishes your way!!

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