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Good day everyone!

I'm not sure if anyone has posted this but I've skimmed around and can't really find straight answers so I'll ask it myself. I appreciate all your inputs in advance!

I had my interview last August 6 2015. It all went well, the consul doing the interview seem to be having fun as I told our story and all, showing pictures. He then told me "okay, everything seems great from here! You can now proceed to Step 5 and we'll send you your passport in a few days! Thanks!"

He didn't tell me if I was approved or not but I didn't ask since I don't know if I even should. When I was in the releasing counter, the lady was nice and confirmed my contact information. Then she said we will send you everything once they're ready. Now I asked her if it was approved but she said, everything looks okay from there but everything goes through "Administrative Processing" and if anything is lacking they will just let me know.

So I left with a smile since they didn't return my passport, they didn't give me a 221g letter or instructions to prepare for anything else except but wait.

My question is - does it mean it's already okay or is there a possibility of me still receiving a 221g even if they have my passport? Those that I initially asked said that it should be good to go and ready for issuance anytime.

Note : I already tracked and it's too early to tell, passport with still with consulate.

So from your experiences, I'd appreciate your comments.

Thanks!



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Good day everyone!

I'm not sure if anyone has posted this but I've skimmed around and can't really find straight answers so I'll ask it myself. I appreciate all your inputs in advance!

I had my interview last August 6 2015. It all went well, the consul doing the interview seem to be having fun as I told our story and all, showing pictures. He then told me "okay, everything seems great from here! You can now proceed to Step 5 and we'll send you your passport in a few days! Thanks!"

He didn't tell me if I was approved or not but I didn't ask since I don't know if I even should. When I was in the releasing counter, the lady was nice and confirmed my contact information. Then she said we will send you everything once they're ready. Now I asked her if it was approved but she said, everything looks okay from there but everything goes through "Administrative Processing" and if anything is lacking they will just let me know.

So I left with a smile since they didn't return my passport, they didn't give me a 221g letter or instructions to prepare for anything else except but wait.

My question is - does it mean it's already okay or is there a possibility of me still receiving a 221g even if they have my passport? Those that I initially asked said that it should be good to go and ready for issuance anytime.

Note : I already tracked and it's too early to tell, passport with still with consulate.

So from your experiences, I'd appreciate your comments.

Thanks!

Ur gud no worries... window 5 usually wer u can get ur 221 g wait till next week ur status will definitely change n ull be getting ur visa with in a week or 2.... congratulations!!

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Ur gud no worries... window 5 usually wer u can get ur 221 g wait till next week ur status will definitely change n ull be getting ur visa with in a week or 2.... congratulations!!

Yay! thank you very much!

I'm just really anxious and I don't know what to think :3 Salamat again! ^_^



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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I'm very confused. My fiance has his interview in Caracas on the 18th of August. If they keep his passport after the interview, how is he supposed to get back home to Aruba the following day? Is he expected to stay in Caracas?

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Congrats, sounds like you are good to go in a few days !


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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I'm very confused. My fiance has his interview in Caracas on the 18th of August. If they keep his passport after the interview, how is he supposed to get back home to Aruba the following day? Is he expected to stay in Caracas?

Yes, at least until after they return his passport (with the K-1 visa in it) to him.


SEP-1994 First met! 12-16-14 POE PHILADELPHIA

05-25-14 Engaged (what took us so looooong!!!?) 12-19-14 MARRIAGE (SIMPLE)

06-19-14 I-129F packet sent to Lewisville Lockbox (USPS overnight) 01-05-15 I-485 (AOS/EAD/AP) package mailed out

06-20-14 USPS messed up, and had to re-route! 01-12-15 NOA text/email received for AOS/EAD/AP

06-23-14 I-129F packet received at Lockbox 02-03-15 Biometrics (Indianapolis)

06-23-14 NOA1 Notice Date (routed to CSC, yay!) 04-07-15 EAD and AP approved, card ordered

06-25-14 NOA1 text/email received 04-14-15 EAD/AP Combo Card received by certified mail.

06-26-14 Check Cashed 06-15-15 Received letter about interview waiver. 6mo to go!

06-27-14 Alien Registration Number changed 08-06-15 Welcome Notice mailed, permanent status registered.

06-30-14 NOA1 hardcopy received 08-14-15 Green Card mailed to me.

09-24-14 NOA2 text/email received *APPROVED* 08-18-15 Green Card (which is green!) in hand!!

09-28-14 NOA2 hardcopy received

10-15-14 NVC received 05-17-17 Time to start ROC !

10-16-14 NVC case number assigned

10-21-14 NVC left (to Amsterdam Consulate)

10-23-14 Consulate Received

10-25-14 PACKET-3 Received (regular mail)

10-25-14 Online DS-160 submitted **** I am the Beneficiary (Fred) ****

10-27-14 Sent reply to Consulate (arrives 10-28)

10-29-14 Touched *** If you have questions about the K-1 journey coming

11-01-14 PACKET-4 Received (regular mail) *** from The Netherlands, send me a message !

11-26-14 MEDICAL *PASSED*

12-04-14 INTERVIEW *APPROVED*

12-06-14 Touched (Administrative Processing)

12-08-14 Touched (Ready)

12-09-14 Touched (Issued)

12-10-14 Received email that package was sent off

12-11-14 VISA IN HAND

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@ Teddybearlove....That depends what transpired before and you didn't give any details.

AP means long or short term background checks, security checks, document verification, investigation etc.

Need details of your circumstances to determine if it's long term or short term.

Edited by Ebunoluwa

Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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What do you ,mean long or short term ??? I don't understand u .on what you are trying to ask me

I can say my fiancé never received any packets so we took things in our own hands so we downloaded from the web and he followed all the steps doing his ds160 and doing all the doctors and even the second visit and his police clearances and background check ok still nothing sent to him So we then made a interview it was August 14. And when he went they looked at his passport but gave back and only asked for my bank statements and his and doctors envelope that doctor gave him and also the police reports after that he sat and he was called and then he was handed a letter saying its pending and being sent to the NVC for review , he didn't even have a sit down interview my fiancé said it was like 5 minutes and didn't ask any questions or say anything to him my fiancé even asked the lady who gave him the letter what it met and what does it all mean the lady said nothing and called the next person to her window he brought all our proof of our relationship with him but they didn't ask or want any . So now when I search his visa it's now says administrative processing ??? So what is long or short help I'm confused my petition for the k1 ends sept 28 that's why we had to do things because they never gotten with him and time was going by to fast so explain yourself what do u mean please

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@ EVERYONE - thanks for all the replies. Yep I did get my visa a few days later! I was just really worried because I wasnt told anything. LOL Thanks!



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What do you ,mean long or short term ??? I don't understand u .on what you are trying to ask me

I can say my fiancé never received any packets so we took things in our own hands so we downloaded from the web and he followed all the steps doing his ds160 and doing all the doctors and even the second visit and his police clearances and background check ok still nothing sent to him So we then made a interview it was August 14. And when he went they looked at his passport but gave back and only asked for my bank statements and his and doctors envelope that doctor gave him and also the police reports after that he sat and he was called and then he was handed a letter saying its pending and being sent to the NVC for review , he didn't even have a sit down interview my fiancé said it was like 5 minutes and didn't ask any questions or say anything to him my fiancé even asked the lady who gave him the letter what it met and what does it all mean the lady said nothing and called the next person to her window he brought all our proof of our relationship with him but they didn't ask or want any . So now when I search his visa it's now says administrative processing ??? So what is long or short help I'm confused my petition for the k1 ends sept 28 that's why we had to do things because they never gotten with him and time was going by to fast so explain yourself what do u mean

It means that your fiance might go through a short term or long term background check - and it all depends in the USEM. No one can really tell how long it will take because if they need more details they will check on it or eventually contact you/your fiance if they have to. And what do you mean that your petition is expiring? If your NOA2 is expiring, that should be fine as long as you have already filed the visa itself then it's an ongoing process.

Other than that I don't know because we're from different countries so there might be a variation in procedures.



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I wonder if we did things to fast but I'm not sure I got my letter with our case number and also the letter where it was sent to his embassy but that was in June so we thought ok then let's start doing the steps they want and where we followed everything since they never called or sent him anything wow

I am so confused right now

Sometimes I feel they are double checking it because he is in a country where a lot of fraud ,they never told him that he needed anything from me or something is missing or needed like I see others was told and had a time to get it to them nothing so ....

Will I be notified if they do since I am the petitioner ?

So upsetting ???

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