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Alright following is the reply from the embassy of the USA Tokyo regarding our case status:

Thanks for the inquiry, We are reviewing your case and have still not resolved all our questions regarding the info provided. We are not able to proceed with processing your case untill we recieve respponse from other US governmental agencies. This proces adds significant time to the processing of a case. We regret the extra time involved, but we will contact you as soon as these issues are resolved.

Please feel free to comment, advice or give personal experience regarding similar conditions. Also one question does it look like AP/AR bullshit? I guess not?

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yes you are on ADMIN processing

call

202 663 1225

press options

1,0,4,3,0

you need case number and Aliens date of Birth

alien can also call to check on case too.

please note most of the time its 15 min hold time.

weds - they are not open til after NOON!

the number is to check on case status.

ask " has the security checks cleared on my case "

they will respond.

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What is AP/AR? Administrative processing?

Seems unusual. I thought the majority of processing and verification was done in the US, and the embassy received the petition after administrative processing is complete.

I'm also confused as you applied with a I-130 / K1 visa. I thought I-130 got you a K3 visa. Maybe someone in K3 forum can offer some advice.

I hope you get some clarification, or better yet, an approval soon. :)

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I have seen the AR/AP after the interview, but not before. From your timeline though it seems they have already spotted what they would view as "red flags" to your case. My guess is that they don't want to do the interview when they already know some issues. If this is the case then I don't think it is all bad, they will finish their review and then they will schedule the interview.

I wouldn't sweat it too much, no case is the same. I can see though you have been on a long journey, so I hope it is resolved soon!

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I concur that your on some type of AR at this time. Some consulates review the files and then schedule the interviews and apparantly they have some questions that need to be investigated before they will proceed with an interview. Hopefully, it will not take much longer and your interview will be scheduled soon. Good luck.

Mary

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What is AP/AR? Administrative processing?

Seems unusual. I thought the majority of processing and verification was done in the US, and the embassy received the petition after administrative processing is complete.

I'm also confused as you applied with a I-130 / K1 visa. I thought I-130 got you a K3 visa. Maybe someone in K3 forum can offer some advice.

I hope you get some clarification, or better yet, an approval soon. :)

michelle:

I-129 for unmarried person = K-1 visa application

I-130 for married person = immigrant visa application

I-130 + I-129f for a married person = K-3 visa application. After K-3 visa approval, it still needs to be converted to PR status (Green Card).

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