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So you had the K-1 interview and the Consulate

The consulate said the 3 magic words "Your Visa's approved"

Now what???

For the first 2 working days:

CEAC (Dept Of State) shows NVC Case # status with

- "Case Creation Date of March XX"

- "Case Update" Date as April 30 (Interview date)

- Status "Ready"

USTravelDoc site shows "Your Passport is still at Embassy/Consulate"

On the 3rd Working day:

CEAC (Dept Of State) shows NVC Case # status with

- "Case Creation Date" of today May 06

- "Case Update" Date as today May 06

- Status "Administrative Processing"

USTravelDoc site shows the same message "Your Passport is still at Embassy/Consulate"

Can others share these details of

- if this is normal?

- when Embassy ships out passport?

- how long these steps take?

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It depends on your country. In China they issued visas on the 3d day, the next day they change the status on ustraveldocs that the passport has left the consular office and is been currently processed for delivery, since then no changes at all

You don't have neither track number nor the name of the of the shipping company. Totally it took 10 days for me from interview to the day I received my passport. I guess it depends on how busy they are. Because in Russia it took only 4 say for one friend of mine.


K-1 Visa Timeline!
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guanzhou, China

 


I-129F Sent : 2015-01-14 I-129F NOA1 : 2015-01-16                     California SC received: 2015-01-21
I-129F NOA1 hardcopy: 2015-01-27 I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-06   I-129F NOA2 hardcopy: 2015-02-18
NVC received: 2015-02-18 Consulate Received : 2015-02-27
Fiance received the hard mail from NVC with a new assinged number: 2015-3-3
received instructions (pkt 3): 2015-3-5 (hard mail)          
paid visa fee: 2015-3-12
received appointment letter (pkt 4): 2015-3-12 (email)    
Medical: 2015-04-03 Picked medical up: 2015-04-10
Interview Date : 2015-4-14 Interview Result :Approved   Visa Received :
2015-4-24
US Entry : 2015-5-19
Marriage : 2015-6-27

 
 

AOS:

Spoiler

filed for AOS: 2015-7-16 delivered to Chicago Lockbox: 2015-7-20

Electronic NOA1: 2015-7-23 Hard copies NOA1: 2015-7-28

Biometrics appointment letter: 2015-8-1 Biometrics appointment: 2015-8-12

RFE :( 2015-8-19 RFE hard copy: 2015-8-22

Finally sent RFE back:: 2015-10-02 RFE was delivered: 2015-10-05

USCIS updated status on "request for evidence was received": 2015-10-07

Combo card is being produced: 2015-10-26 (exactly three weeks after submitting RFE)

Case status update; card was mailed: 2015-10-28 Received EAD approval letter: 2015-10-29

Combo card received: 2015-11-2 Interview scheduled: 2015-12-21 (APPROVED :dancing: )

Green card received: 2015-12-21

N-400.319(b)

Spoiler

October 17, 2016 - case filed 

October 25, 2016 - NOA1

December 19, 2016 - Biometrics at GUZ field Office 

December 2, 2017 - Inquiry about the case being outside the processing time norms

January 2, 2018 - notification regarding the inquiry being outside processing time norms, the case has not assigned yet 

February 23, 2018 - scheduled for the Interview 

March 21, 2018 -  a response was sent to my inquiry about why your case is taking longer than our processing time

April 4, 2018 - Interview 

April 12, 2019 - in line for the Oath Ceremony

 

ROC

Spoiler

October 28, 2017 - filed I-751 case

November 6, 2017 - NOA1

November 20, 2017 - biometric at GUZ field office 

March 4, 2018 - status change: Your case was received by your local office 

 

 

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~Inquiry about case status~


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So you had the K-1 interview and the Consulate

The consulate said the 3 magic words "Your Visa's approved"

Now what???

For the first 2 working days:

CEAC (Dept Of State) shows NVC Case # status with

- "Case Creation Date of March XX"

- "Case Update" Date as April 30 (Interview date)

- Status "Ready"

USTravelDoc site shows "Your Passport is still at Embassy/Consulate"

On the 3rd Working day:

CEAC (Dept Of State) shows NVC Case # status with

- "Case Creation Date" of today May 06

- "Case Update" Date as today May 06

- Status "Administrative Processing"

USTravelDoc site shows the same message "Your Passport is still at Embassy/Consulate"

Can others share these details of

- if this is normal?

- when Embassy ships out passport?

- how long these steps take?

As kattaklizm said, it depends on the country.

That being said:

1. Yes, it is very normal

2. Probably sometime this week, but that was just my experience, which was not with the embassy in India.

3. Depends on the embassy/country. Probably a week or so. Did the CO tell you anything at the end?

Edited by usmsbow

Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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The CO said "You're approved" and also that "you will get your passport in 2-3 working days".

Today is day 4 and the worst part is the case went into "Administrative Processing" with the CEAC date Case Creation Date changing from the original middle-of-March to now showing May 06 :(

I called the visa services number and they said it can take up to 60 days.

They said they may be doing some checks.

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The CO said "You're approved" and also that "you will get your passport in 2-3 working days".

Today is day 4 and the worst part is the case went into "Administrative Processing" with the CEAC date Case Creation Date changing from the original middle-of-March to now showing May 06 :(

That happens to everyone. No reason to fret yet.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Romanian Beauty

Congrats!

Can you share CEAC status message at various points?

a) after interview

b) after visa was issued

c) after passport mailed

Also, update on my end:

On the 4th Working day:

CEAC (Dept Of State) shows NVC Case # status with

- "Case Creation Date" May 06

- "Case Update" Date as today May 07

- Status "Issued"

- message says it can take 10 days to prepare paperwork to send back.

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On the 5th Working day:

CEAC (Dept Of State) shows NVC Case # status as Issued and no change even as other sites have progressed

The USTravelDoc site now shows "The Embassy has given your passport and is being prepared for delivery" or something like that.

On the 6th Working day:

It says "Ready for Pickup" on cgifederal / USTravelDocs site, not on CEAC site.

no SMS or call yet from them.

Going to go and get the passport.

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