Jump to content
JennyLu

Administrative processing...how long??

5 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

If anyone can help...my husband had interview Jume 4th. Guatemala. We somehow missed my 2014 w-2 (stupid!! ?) we submitted it same day and it arrived at embassy June 5th. That afternoon the traveldocs website said "your passport is being delivered to post" I thought that meant it was being delivered to cargo express pick up location but I am learning that may not be the case and I am so scared we are going to be in AP for weeks/months!!!

Please anyone who has any ideas how long we can expect please let me know something.

Thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No one can tell you for certain.

It can range from a few hours to a couple months.

I'm sorry to say it's a waiting game at the moment.

If it does pass a month then I'd start contacting them.

Unless it says AP, you're not in AP

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No one can tell you for certain.

It can range from a few hours to a couple months.

I'm sorry to say it's a waiting game at the moment.

If it does pass a month then I'd start contacting them.

Unless it says AP, you're not in AP

It says AP on CEAC website

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are two different kinds of "Administrative Processing". One is just what it sounds like, simple administrative processing as they complete your paperwork, do a final, quick check, print the visa, etc. This AP is usually done quickly, within days. If, at your interview, the CO told you something like, "Your visa will be approved as soon as we get your 2014 W2" then you are probably in this kind of AP and should have the visa soon. It is normal for a visa application's status to go back and forth from "AP" to "Ready" a couple of times before the status changes to "Issued". To reassure yourself, check the status date on the CEAC website. If the status is being updated every 1-3 days, then you are probably in the middle of routine processing and can relax.

The other kind of "Administrative Processing" is the black hole that can take weeks or months with no explanation. This kind of AP is frequently seen in areas with a high degree of immigration fraud and/or perceived risk of terrorist activity. As far as I know, Guatemala is not one of those countries, so unless you have reason to suspect that there is a real problem with your application, I would not worry about being in this kind of AP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are two different kinds of "Administrative Processing". One is just what it sounds like, simple administrative processing as they complete your paperwork, do a final, quick check, print the visa, etc. This AP is usually done quickly, within days. If, at your interview, the CO told you something like, "Your visa will be approved as soon as we get your 2014 W2" then you are probably in this kind of AP and should have the visa soon. It is normal for a visa application's status to go back and forth from "AP" to "Ready" a couple of times before the status changes to "Issued". To reassure yourself, check the status date on the CEAC website. If the status is being updated every 1-3 days, then you are probably in the middle of routine processing and can relax.

The other kind of "Administrative Processing" is the black hole that can take weeks or months with no explanation. This kind of AP is frequently seen in areas with a high degree of immigration fraud and/or perceived risk of terrorist activity. As far as I know, Guatemala is not one of those countries, so unless you have reason to suspect that there is a real problem with your application, I would not worry about being in this kind of AP.

Thanks! That makes sense. Interviewer sounded like everything was ok other than they needed that so we will remain hopeful! They took his passport too which I've heard is a good sign ? and said he doesn't have to come back in or anything, just get that in and she will finish the processing is kinda how she put it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×