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What exactly is Administrative Processing?

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I have read some sad stories of people getting stuck in AP for a long time, but I don't quite understand it. It seems as if some people get approved, but their CEAC status changes to AP, while others get a 221g slip (not sure what that is really) and go into AP...

After an interview is approved, what are the status updates on CEAC supposed to look like? Will it always update to AP before "issued?" Just kind of confused on this here. Obviously, I'm referring to K1 visas in this case.


K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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I have read some sad stories of people getting stuck in AP for a long time, but I don't quite understand it. It seems as if some people get approved, but their CEAC status changes to AP, while others get a 221g slip (not sure what that is really) and go into AP...

After an interview is approved, what are the status updates on CEAC supposed to look like? Will it always update to AP before "issued?" Just kind of confused on this here. Obviously, I'm referring to K1 visas in this case.

there's administrative processing then there's ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING. Everyone's status will change to AP during the process....sometimes more than once, just means your case is actively being worked on. When someone gets a 221g they are also in administrative processing as their case is being worked on but it takes far longer...that's what we call ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING.

I don't really know how to explain except don't freak out if you see change back and forth a few times if you didn't get an RFE.

Most people sayd there's goes like this

READY

AP

READY

AP

ISSUE

or some form of that.

Mine went

Ready

AP

Issue ......all in one day.

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in a majority of IV Units across the World,

the Consular Workers change the casefile status to 'Additional processing' on/after interview day, before it's actually changed to 'issued' by a Vice-Consul ...


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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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I have read some sad stories of people getting stuck in AP for a long time, but I don't quite understand it. It seems as if some people get approved, but their CEAC status changes to AP, while others get a 221g slip (not sure what that is really) and go into AP...

After an interview is approved, what are the status updates on CEAC supposed to look like? Will it always update to AP before "issued?" Just kind of confused on this here. Obviously, I'm referring to K1 visas in this case.

There are 2 kinds and we've experienced both. The AP for 221g, I dont remember exactly but it basically says to follow whatever instructions the 221g(usually yellow, for us, white) paper or the consul tells you to do. It is usually for cases with lacking documents that is needed to be passed.

The other AP, which is usual for those approved cases, which basically says, your papers are being processed or what not.

Ours look like this:

Ready for interview-> Ready(Case open) for 9 days, -> AP for 2 days -> Issued

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Okay, thanks :). So basically, AP status if you didn't get a 221g is nothing to worry about? It just means they're working on getting it issued? My fiancee doesn't have an interview date but should be receiving packet 3 any day now, so I'm just thinking ahead. I haven't read of any 221g cases for Spain, so I think everything will be okay.

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K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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What exactly is Administrative Processing?

before interview day, the casefile is worked, yet another round of namechecks.

after interview day, the casefile is worked, finalized.

these two things, are part of the label of 'administrative processing'.


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 !

2mzcunl.gif

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in a majority of IV Units across the World,

the Consular Workers change the casefile status to 'Additional processing' on/after interview day, before it's actually changed to 'issued' by a Vice-Consul ...

sorry, i truly meant 'administrative processing'.


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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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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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