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Need some advice on what is the next step in my CR-1 Visa process

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I went for my CR 1 visa interview at the US Embassy

Interview took 5 mins, they only asked for proof of financial support, I showed them my bank account.

I did not have to file for an affidavit of support because I had enough cash in hand.

During the interview, I did not bring my passport, so the consulate officer gave me a paper with the 'Listed things' to submit to them.

- It noted my passport.

I asked the consulate officer if I had to come back for another interview (Trying to get a hint if it was approved)

The consulate officer's last words were, "send over the passport and we'll process the application"

They gave me a courier service they used - explained how to send my passport over.

Following week (last Thursday 9th April) , I followed the instructions to send the passport over.

My question is, what happens next ?

I was never given a firm answer if my CR 1 has been approved (During my interview).

Does that mean they are still deliberating ?

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Sounds pretty positive, hopefully they will simply send your passport back with the visa inside of it.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Sounds pretty positive, hopefully they will simply send your passport back with the visa inside of it.

Hi (:

This visa is just a stamp on the passport ?

I had the impression it was some big document package.

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Yes and yes :)

The visa itself is a piece of special paper that they affix/ stamp into your passport.

With it will come "the mysterious big brown envelope" that you may NOT open; it has your paperwork in it and you will hand it over to immigration when you enter the USA.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Yes and yes :)

The visa itself is a piece of special paper that they affix/ stamp into your passport.

With it will come "the mysterious big brown envelope" that you may NOT open; it has your paperwork in it and you will hand it over to immigration when you enter the USA.

Do you have any idea what is the process time ?

Must I wait another 60 days ?

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Hard to say- if it is truly only them needing your passport to print the visa in, you could have it back as quickly as 2 weeks after they get it, though around 4 weeks is probably more realistic. But they may take their time printing it, or they may double check your other entry and exit stamps in the passport which can take some time, or just be slow, or the ink in the visa printing machine runs out (that actually happened in Dublin the week after I got my visa!)... so basically, don't book any flights till you have your passport in hand.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Hard to say- if it is truly only them needing your passport to print the visa in, you could have it back as quickly as 2 weeks after they get it, though around 4 weeks is probably more realistic. But they may take their time printing it, or they may double check your other entry and exit stamps in the passport which can take some time, or just be slow, or the ink in the visa printing machine runs out (that actually happened in Dublin the week after I got my visa!)... so basically, don't book any flights till you have your passport in hand.

courier just delivered off the package to me today !

I thought that was quick. less than a week.

the consulate wrote a letter in the package telling me to expect a long wait time when I enter a port of entry because they have to do a biometric thingy.

just wondering, do you think it'll be faster if i traveled from Vancouver into Seattle by train ?

I'm just assuming less immigrants would go through that way, hence a lesser wait time to get things done.

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Less immigrants mean the CBP are less familiar with the process. I suggest somewhere they know what they're doing.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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I agree with NLR- for example, we went through Newark, one of the busiest immigrant airports, and we were done before our lugage even hit the carousel.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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