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POLL - How long have you been in 221g / administrative processing?

#1 ManuNSam

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:56 PM

Hey

my husband got a 221g so we are now stuck in this step.

Im curious how long others who got the 221g were stuck in the process?
or
for those still under processing-how long you have been in the process?

Sam
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#2 Ta Ta

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:14 PM

Interview was Dec. 14.
My fiance did not receieve a 221g paper. The consular told him she was not going to give him a visa that day....they are doing an " investigation to determine his visa eligibility "
whatever that means. No security or name check. My guess is a document check ...
who knows....waiting 1 month and 1 week now !!!! :angry:
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#3 NaijaPrincess Need NaijaPrince

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:59 AM

My spouse got his on Sept. 19. 2006 for the K-3 interview.....He asked the CO what is administrative processing and was told that he would find out when he called him back. So the case is still under administratve processing. However, he has another interview scheduled very soon for the CR1 but we were told that a visa would not be issued until the adminstravite b/s is complete. I don't get them.
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#4 chaingang

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (NaijaPrincess Need NaijaPrince @ Jan 24 2007, 12:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My spouse got his on Sept. 19. 2006 for the K-3 interview.....He asked the CO what is administrative processing and was told that he would find out when he called him back. So the case is still under administratve processing. However, he has another interview scheduled very soon for the CR1 but we were told that a visa would not be issued until the adminstravite b/s is complete. I don't get them.



i am also stucked in ap from march 2007
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#5 Nutty

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:09 PM

Husband had interview December 11, 2007. Now in AP.

Was told by consulate officer THREE TIMES that AP would only take 1 month.

However, I know that isn't the case.
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#6 Ta Ta

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:27 PM

Am still in AP but he has a 2. interview April 10. First interview was 12/14/07.

It was weird seeing my old post when I was one month in AP at the beginning of this thread !
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#7 221g

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:20 AM

QUOTE (ManuNSam @ Jan 22 2007, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey

my husband got a 221g so we are now stuck in this step.

Im curious how long others who got the 221g were stuck in the process?
or
for those still under processing-how long you have been in the process?

Sam


Hi

My husband's case is in the same boat, had interview on 31 Dec 2007 and all went good but got 221g white form ' administrative process' ticked and ask to wait unitill they will contact him, its now three weeks no reply yet.

Any one got pass throw to it please update here...

Sam have you got any updates??
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#8 doodlebugg

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:30 AM

K-3 here and going on 6 months of AP so far. crying.gif
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (bridget @ Jan 18 2008, 12:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
K-3 here and going on 6 months of AP so far. crying.gif


I got this email from casablanca consulat says " ****'a case requires administrative processing in Washington, DC. We will notify her as soon as we can continue with the case".
bye the way i had interview in 1 novembre 2007 ( application K1- visa fiance) and it was positive and they kept my passport, however there was an issue regading document translation. i was given form 221G ..i corrected this and gave the correct document translation.
i was contacted again to return to consulate to fill out form DS157 which i has done.
so, now am still waiting, and waiting...
THIS IS AP, we should WAIT
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#10 sun_flower4712000

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:05 PM

9 monthes of AP
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#11 wendya

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:35 PM

My SO had his interview in Ankara, Turkey on July 16, 2007. He was denied because of a previous overstay when in the US. We filed the waiver on August 16, 2007 which was sent to Greece. It has been 5 months so far.

Has anyone gone through the American Embassy in Greece for a waiver? and how long did it take?

Thanks
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#12 FEW

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:09 PM

I got an AP on Friday January 18 2008, asking for a CV at my interview in Montreal.

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#13 JenK

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:04 PM

We are now on AP going on 3 days and it already feels like an eternity. I hate seeing the cases that go on for months, it is so upsetting and discouraging. We submitted more evidence of our relationship to the consulate and we are waiting to hear from him, he says "sometime late next week" which I dont believe for one minute. It also scares me to see how many submitted more evidence, and it didnt matter, they got sent back to the US anyway. It is sad to see that because of all the people who DONT have legitimate relationships, it makes it harder for those of us who DO. I just hope we are not at the beginning of what is going to be a VERY long wait. Somewhere in the back of my mind I am holding on to hope that the consulate officer will change his mind to send our case back to the US once he sees our new evidence, probably foolishly, but as for now, its the only hope Ive got.

GOOD LUCK to everyone out there going through this, with love and dedication, we WILL get through this.
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#14 Nutty

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:29 PM

I just had a meltdown with the DOS visa specialist...

I called this morning from work (I'm a receptionist)..Waited for 15 minutes and was totally fine. But when someone came on the line, all of sudden began to cry....Totally unexpected on my part...

However, my tearful voice had a softening effect on the visa specialist (who at first sounded rude).

I wanted to know if my husband travelling to see me in a few months time (we must meet in India or Thailand) would require more administrative processing.
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#15 depre

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:50 AM

My husband had interview on Feb. 6th, 2007, been on admin processing since.................... finally, called dos, case is in washington for security check,
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