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interview successful, approved but visa not in hand over a week

#1 tommysanfran

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:59 AM

My fiancee had her interview just over a week ago.  And the officer said she was approved and to come back in a few days to get her visa stamped in her passport. But it has been over a week and still passport not ready with visa stamped.   Have bought plane ticket because thought visa was approved. 

 

What is going on here?

 

The  other girls at the interview that day all got their visa in their passports already.


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#2 izzylove11

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:51 AM

What reason did they give her when she went to pick up the visa? Also, how much longer did they tell her to wait?


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#3 tommysanfran

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:08 AM

At the interview she was told she passed and to come get her passport in a few days.  But when she returned they said they will call when its ready.  I then emailed them and they said the visa is subject to "administration" .  Whatever that means.

 

I wrote them again and asked if there was any documents needed ? And they replied "not at this time".

 

Really have no idea.  And nothing has been said.  Very strange.  

 

NO excuses given as to why it is not available yet and no request for more info or more documents and when asked about how long this will take,  a very noncommittal response came with a "we will let you know, no time can be promised".

 

Very strange indeed.

 

 


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#4 NiaRod

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 04:30 PM

Hi Tommysanfran, do not need to be worry, ur fiancée will get her visa soon. Just give them time because it's a weekend. the important that they keep ur fiancée's passport.
Did ur fiancée get small white slip approval with a date on it after her interview?
Usually the CO will give small white approval slip after interview passed and showing what date we can pick up our visas. Other wise if CO still needed another docs requirement from us they will give us 221g paper. And probably it will take a time till we submit it.
U can check ur fiancée status application, so u will know better what going on with her processing. Mine I check my status application on CEAC before.
I got my interview in July18th,2013 but i am not got approval at same date. I got 221g after my interview but the CO keep my passport anyway.They said they don't need any docs from me. Just ask me to wait until they can fixed my case and they will call me if they ready with my visa. When I ask them how long I have to wait. They said don't know can't promise. Really that time I was so depressed too. July19th my fiancé called to USEM. And was surprising they ask me to pick up my visa on July24th. So mine just delay 1 day.
So, please just wait if ur fiancée status changed to be ISSUE that's mean ur fiancée ready to pick up her visa, usually USEM will send an email and let us know when we should pick up our visas.
Be optimist, hope this week u will hear the great news from USEM and ask ur fiancée to pick up her visa.
My prayers and best wishes for both of u....
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#5 tommysanfran

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:51 AM

Yes they kept passport and said can come get visa with a day on it, but that day came and she went to get visa and they said need more admin work? Very strange.

 

How to check online current status?

 

 


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#6 tommysanfran

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:07 AM

still waiting . no word.


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#7 Dazeline

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:37 AM

Is it possible the delay has something to do with Ramadan public holiday?

 


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#8 Darnell

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:23 AM

is possible it's in administrative processing for some reason. 

 

1.  check status at ceac.state.gov and

2.  call DoS Hotline when they are open, inquire for casefile status.  


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#9 tommysanfran

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:25 AM

Thanks for the link:

 

This is what it said.  

 

Strange that the case was created ONE DAY AFTER the interview , where we were told she was APPROVED.  And now pending?  How is that possible?  And I emailed them and they said no other documents are needed from us.   Really strange wouldnt you say? We got the white sheet of paper saying approved and to come get the passport the next week.  But seems that wasnt the case.  

 

Meantime, was a mistake it seems to book the flight already for departure in about 2 weeks.

 

Gee whiz..  Wish I knew bout this site before i bought the ticket. 

 

 

 

 

"

Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.

 

"

 

 

 

 


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#10 tommysanfran

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:41 AM

Yup, wish i had read more about this exact thing happening.  Getting "Approved" but put into the black hole that is ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING.  Where they don't have to give you an answer as to how long they plan to keep you there.  Or why you are even there.  It is truly a black hole.

 

Booked a flight and quit her job on the strength of the Consul saying she's approved turned out to be pretty dumb a move to make.

 

Word to the wise.  WAIT UNTIL YOU GET THAT VISA IN HAND before you make any plans !!!! 

 

I can't say this enough now.

 

 


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#11 tommysanfran

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:46 AM

Well she missed her intended flight.  NO visa in hand yet.   Thank God we were able to cancel her air ticket. Which costs 1300 dollars ONE WAY.  And get that back in 21 days minus a charge of 75 dollars !

 

At least did not lose the whole ticket.

 

That was with ORbitz.

 

Still counting the days and waiting waiting waiting.  Hey guess what? You are approved but we won't give you the visa !!  Until such time as we feel like it.  

 

That is what it seems to be.

 

 


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#12 Nurseling

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:59 AM

Well she missed her intended flight.  NO visa in hand yet.   Thank God we were able to cancel her air ticket. Which costs 1300 dollars ONE WAY.  And get that back in 21 days minus a charge of 75 dollars !
 
At least did not lose the whole ticket.
 
That was with ORbitz.
 
Still counting the days and waiting waiting waiting.  Hey guess what? You are approved but we won't give you the visa !!  Until such time as we feel like it.  
 
That is what it seems to be.
 
 

that was lucky you could do that. Always best to wait till visa is in the hand before booking a ticket. That's a lesson for all of us. Thank you for sharing your experiance.
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#13 tommysanfran

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:50 PM

OK GReat news.  Finally got a call from the Embassy to go and pick up her passport with HER VISA IN IT !!  Yippee !!

 

Over six weeks in Administrative Processing , but finally a great outcome.

 

 


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