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Guys my fiancé had his interview two weeks ago and got the white slip. My fiancé said the officer said the case looked fine to him but it requires additional administrative processing. I know each case is different so it's hard to predict when it will be resolved. But I'm wondering what experience other people had it they went through AP in Islamabad for K1 visa. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm already getting so stir crazy waiting for this to be resolved and have him home.

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Usually months, but some cases can take years.


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:/ this is what I'm afraid of. I feel more miserable every day. Part of me is thinking I should try to visit him again (last time I tried my visit visa was denied) and maybe we should think about getting married there and going CR1 route. It wouldn't be faster but at least I could stay there with him while it's being processed.

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My husband came here last year on a K1 out of Islamabad. We had planned on a year of AP after the interview, knowing it could be longer and hoping it would be less. He ended up getting his visa less than 2 weeks after interviewing. Unfortunately there's just no way of knowing how long it will take. Like Boiler said, it could be months or years, in general I would say months is most likely, but every case is different.

I had trouble getting a visitor visa to Pakistan. My husband actually got his visa to the US before I could get a tourist visa to Pakistan, which is crazy. You can always try for another tourist visa if you really are considering the CR1 route. If you are denied again you could consider meeting and marrying in Dubai, Malaysia, etc then start the CR1 route. Personally, I would just wait for the K1 to come through as you are so close.

I've got my fingers crossed for you that his AP will be short. Try to stay busy and if he has free time have him get any medical/dental things done there (if he can find good doctor's) to cut down on costs in the US and make his time there go faster. That's the only thing we regret not having more time to do before my hubby came here.

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My husband came here last year on a K1 out of Islamabad. We had planned on a year of AP after the interview, knowing it could be longer and hoping it would be less. He ended up getting his visa less than 2 weeks after interviewing. Unfortunately there's just no way of knowing how long it will take. Like Boiler said, it could be months or years, in general I would say months is most likely, but every case is different.

I had trouble getting a visitor visa to Pakistan. My husband actually got his visa to the US before I could get a tourist visa to Pakistan, which is crazy. You can always try for another tourist visa if you really are considering the CR1 route. If you are denied again you could consider meeting and marrying in Dubai, Malaysia, etc then start the CR1 route. Personally, I would just wait for the K1 to come through as you are so close.

I've got my fingers crossed for you that his AP will be short. Try to stay busy and if he has free time have him get any medical/dental things done there (if he can find good doctor's) to cut down on costs in the US and make his time there go faster. That's the only thing we regret not having more time to do before my hubby came here.

Im not completely set on CR1 right now but I'm just thinking that if it gets to be months and months, I'd rather be there waiting with him than apart for too long. But I can't stay in Pakistan for over 30 days without getting married (I'm not even sure if it would be easy for me to stay after marriage either)

I know it's only been two weeks but my case hasn't even been touched since the interview. This makes me worried that maybe I'll be stuck in AP.

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Im not completely set on CR1 right now but I'm just thinking that if it gets to be months and months, I'd rather be there waiting with him than apart for too long. But I can't stay in Pakistan for over 30 days without getting married (I'm not even sure if it would be easy for me to stay after marriage either)

I know it's only been two weeks but my case hasn't even been touched since the interview. This makes me worried that maybe I'll be stuck in AP.

Have you checked this http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/523897-new-islamabad-ap-tracker-part-iii/


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Im not completely set on CR1 right now but I'm just thinking that if it gets to be months and months, I'd rather be there waiting with him than apart for too long. But I can't stay in Pakistan for over 30 days without getting married (I'm not even sure if it would be easy for me to stay after marriage either)

I know it's only been two weeks but my case hasn't even been touched since the interview. This makes me worried that maybe I'll be stuck in AP.

Unfortunately this journey requires us all to have a lot of patience so just stick with it and stay strong. As for the visitor visa, why not request a 6 mo visa then get an extension when you get there? I had a friend that went to meet a man she met online and did exactly that. She did end up getting married there, but didn't know that at the time of getting her visa and she had no problems. This was about 7 years ago so things may have changed.

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Unfortunately this journey requires us all to have a lot of patience so just stick with it and stay strong. As for the visitor visa, why not request a 6 mo visa then get an extension when you get there? I had a friend that went to meet a man she met online and did exactly that. She did end up getting married there, but didn't know that at the time of getting her visa and she had no problems. This was about 7 years ago so things may have changed.

When I went last year I requested a 6 month visit visa and got a visa that was for three months, allowing a single 30 day stay. The second time I applied it was denied. I would try again for visit visa but its kinda up in the air as to what they would decide.

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Yeah it has me worried a lot. I see people waiting some months and some people waiting many years. It's difficult not knowing how long to be prepared for :/

How have you been though?? How's the processing going for you? I hope you're doing well :)

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InshaAllah he will get his visa soon don't be worried. What I observed it depends upon individual circumstances I was worried after interview at london embassy they put me in AP but luckily

For 2 days , now status has changed "issued". I feel it depends what you have provided in petition. We provided them everything. So during interview they even didn't ask photos and other proof. I just provided them birth certificate n police certificate and affidavit of support. They asked few questions which I answered correctly . After interview gentleman told me I have been approved and will get my passport back in 2 weeks . But Alhamdulillah its exact 7 days today and I am expecting my passport collection. So it's nothing to do with Muslims or Pakistanis I guess . I think it also depends on petitioner's job and income mentioned on affidavit of support .

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There are seemingly two types of AP, the nasty one is mainly related to T Countries and then mainly males.

Pakistan seems to hold the records.

Security checks of various types, if you have the same or similar names of people of interest then it will take longer.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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And an other plus point in my case was she has visited me 4 times in 9 months .

Yeah boiler is right about the two AP. I'm in the other AP. The background checks and who even knows what. Not the getting your visa and paperwork ready AP. It's been three weeks already and my case hasn't even been updated once.

And it's lucky your fiance could visit multiple times. It makes it a bit easier being so far away. I tried to visit last December but was denied. I'm thinking to apply for another tourist visa and maybe visit before Eid (it's looking more like he would not have the visa by then)

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