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Does anyone know why our administrative process might be taking so long? It has already been a month since we submitted everything they need and people who submitted documents after us have already been approved. Does anyone have any clue as to what the hold up could possibly be? I've heard of people taking 15 and twenty months for administrative processing.

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***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Waivers and Administrative Processes forum.***

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OP, Administrative Processing will take as long as it takes for any given case, there is no defined timetable or absolute limit. The poster who posted "most ap handled in 2 month" is off base as that being the norm in all cases of AP. Some people may experience it for that amount of time, others may experience it for less time, and others may experience it for a much longer time.


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ccp membership? AP based on that? not gonna be quick.

if really at the 2 month mark of receiving date (GUZ IV received it via CITIC Bank Courier)

then

perhaps something is amiss. Have you checked in via the webform email thingie to GUZ IV ?


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Window 19 Consular Officer asked" are u a ccp member?" I replied NO.

" Were u a ccp member?" I replied NO again. He questioned me for 1hr during my interview with a poker face on 6.8

It's been exactly 1 month since I sent the email version of my NZL police certificate visa SH CITIC Bank Headquarters on 7.9. AP updated on 7.15, 8.3 only after I called 51915200.

Shall I resend the original police certificate since I got it last week by post otherwise wots the bloody hold up?! Passport status says passport at the consulate 3 weeks ago& there's no passport status available for the passport number submitted since.

The reply from webform thingie says my case is still under process. Didn't answer my question which is how much longer. Almost everyone else got theirs in 10 days. Thanks a bunch, Darnell.

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hey you ! send in the original pcc , making a doc coversheet (you know where) and getting it to citic bank today (or monday).

it'll hit within 2 days, and force the goons there at GUZ IV to bring the entire casefile to a Vice-Consul for review and approval, same day.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Just sent off my original police certificate via SH CITIC Headquarters again after 7.9 before getting this "Thanks for your email. The physical NZ PC is not required at this time, and your documentation has been received and the case is currently under review by a consular officer. You will be duly informed if further information is required."

U.S. GZ Consulate only updates my AP after I call on 7.3, 7.15, 8.3& 8.10, I ain't a Communist Party Member yet it takes more than 1 month so far to issue me CR-1 visa baffles us.

P.S. I shouldn't even need NZL police certificate as additional documents on 6.8 because I only lived there for 5 months& 11 months at a time instead of over 1 yr each time. Pretty sure Window 19 VO is an intern.

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well, there's some movement, and report of movement, so that's a good thing !

I hope it all gets resolved this week !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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CR-1 Visa Issued after 20 months finally, it's been hell haha. We made it! And thanks again Darnell, couldn't do it without ya!

Holy Moly and All The Ships at Sea!

Wow ! Yay ! See? I did mention 'this week' ... omgz.

Congratulations !

Whatcha cooking, to celebrate ?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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This is good news. Thanks for the update.


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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