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Hi VJ

My question in regards to the CEAC status updated date. I am from Iraq and have applied for a special immigrant visa (SIV). My visa interview was 18 December 2014 and as normal, I have been put under AP since then. The first update on CEAC was the date following my interview 19 December 2014.

Another change in "Status Updated Date" was two days ago 20 February 2015 in USA time.

First, is this a good indication with bearing in mind there was no email or call made to either NVC or the Embassy?

Second, what does the change in CEAC updated date mean?

Friends of mine have a number of changes, but nothing happened in relation to the visa issuance.

Thanks

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It means they are working on something in your case. Its a good thing. Hopefully you'll hear something soon.


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DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

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A friend of mine works for the fraud dept at the DOS. I asked her about updates. She said the only way the date changes is if someone adds or updates your file. It does not change if someone is just viewing your case. It could be the USCIS is communicating with the DOS about your case. I used to stalk the ceac a thousand times a day. Ours updated daily there for a while. It was comforting to know somebody was actually working on our case.

Edited by LoveMyTico

Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Thanks guys for your replies.

I totally agree that the date change refers to someone who was working onto our cases. My other question, does this update indicate that the case has entered a new step? and why these updates are occuring at spaced intervals?

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I have been into the same situation but mine is little bit different.

Case created: late 2013. After more than one year embassy requested my passport in 22 January 2015.

First date update: 28/1/2015

Second date update: 29/1/2015

Then they returend my passport while the status still shows admin processing and they said the request of my passport was made by mistake. One week later they requested my passport again and now the case date updated for the third time in 24/2/2015 but still shows AP.

Im not sure if this is a good indication. As far as I know date update means they are updating ur file and confirming it with DHS but the question is: Does this really mean that they are on the final procedures of issuing a visa?

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Hi aroyd28,

Let me first ask you where did you lodge your application at?

As long as the Embassy has requested your passport (after a long wait time in AP), then this a really good sign! A friend of mine has been into the same scenario and the visa was issued after a few days upon the submission of the passport.

Can you throw some light onto my case updates:

Interview date: 18 Dec 2014

First Update: 18 Dec 2014 (Administrative Processing)

Second Update: 19 Dec 2014 (Administrative Processing)

Third Update: 20 Feb 2015 (Administrative Processing)

That's it ???

Thanks

Edited by Saiofy

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The application was submitted in the US consulate in one of the gulf country.

As far as I know, requesting passport after long time and updating the date even though it shows AP is definitely a good sign and is only a matter of time before CEAC changes to "issued" .Unfortunately, they returned my passport with no visa stamp and I was so disappointed and confused by this step which they explained later on in their reply as a mistake. Now they requested it again and to be honest I have no explaination for what is going on in my case,

As for u did they request your passport later on or they kept it since the interview date?

The application was submitted in the US consulate in one of the gulf country.

As far as I know, requesting passport after long time and updating the date even though it shows AP is definitely a good sign and is only a matter of time before CEAC changes to "issued" .Unfortunately, they returned my passport with no visa stamp and I was so disappointed and confused by this step which they explained later on in their reply as a mistake. Now they requested it again and to be honest I have no explaination for what is going on in my case,

As for u did they request your passport later on or they kept it since the interview date?

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The consulate is not allowed to ask for your passport and keep it unless they intend to issue your visa. If they put your file in AP, they are supposed to give it back. Since they asked for it again, you should be getting issued soon..it is normal for your status to go from ready to AP to issued. The date changes are when somebody updates your file. Its not a bad thing so just relax. You're almost there

Edited by LoveMyTico

Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Thanks aroyd28.

The CO had asked the passport to be sent later upon request, so the passport is still in my possession pending request by the Embassy.

What do you think about the update dates, as outlined above, of my case? I know there is a spaced intervals in date updating my case :-(

Cheers

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They communicate with the different government agencies. I know they do another background check and have t get approval from Washington DC before they can issue the visa. That takes 24-48 hours. But it depends on your embassy. I'm sure when the file goes from one desk to another, the employee probably has to sign in. That's probably why it updates frequently


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Don't read into it too much. Just be thankful somebody is touching your file. They are working on it..let them do their jobs.


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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