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Hi everyone!

I have a quick question...I've been reading all of the exciting and informative posts that all of you publish, but I haven't found any that can answer my question, maybe because once the visa is issued most don't come back to this site.

My husband and I had our CR-1 embassy appointment (yesterday) 8/19/15. We were approved! yei!!!

When we arrived back to Santiago I decided to check the Visa Status on https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=o/iS8zDpeAKjMWCuebHqOw== and it said "ISSUED" ..."your visa has been printed..." less than 12 hrs after the interview.

My question is as follows, I see most people write about "AP" and "Ready" Statuses and I know that if it goes to that it takes a few weeks to receive the visa, but what is the wait time frame/wait to actually get the visa/passport available for pick up once the status says "Ready"? (We opted to pick it up at the Galleria 360 mall in Sto Dgo, I assumed it would be faster) Are we super lucky or will the status change? We were never sent to AP.

I would be elated if we could travel to the US together by the end of the month but i'm a little confused since they told us at the embassy that it could take from 2-3 weeks to have the visa issued and the status check shows that ours already is.

I would appreciate any insight on this.

Thank you!

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After my husband's interview, I too checked the status shortly after and it also read issued. The consular officer told him he would receive the passport in 5 days, but he picked it up 3 days after the interview. We decided to have it delivered there in Juarez. Hope this helps. And congrats on your approval!


  • Our Journey

  • Met My Husband: 04/2012 :wub:

Moved in together: 07/2012 (F)

Got Married: 09/2012 (L)

I-130 filed: 11/2012

I-130 Approved: 01/2013

I-601a Filed: 04/2013

I-601a Approved: 11/2014

NVC NOA1: 04/2015

NVC NOA2: 05/2015

NVC NOA3: 06/2015

Consular Interview: 7/27/15

Visa Approved? YES!! :dancing: :cry:

Visa in Hand: 07/30/15

Port of Entry: 07/30/15

Passport Stamped? Yes

Biometrics? No

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So happy!!!! We just got word that the passport is ready for pick up, only 2 days after the interview!!!!!

Congrats!

After my husband's interview, I too checked the status shortly after and it also read issued. The consular officer told him he would receive the passport in 5 days, but he picked it up 3 days after the interview. We decided to have it delivered there in Juarez. Hope this helps. And congrats on your approval!

Congrats!

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So happy!!!! We just got word that the passport is ready for pick up, only 2 days after the interview!!!!!

Awesome. Congrats!!


  • Our Journey

  • Met My Husband: 04/2012 :wub:

Moved in together: 07/2012 (F)

Got Married: 09/2012 (L)

I-130 filed: 11/2012

I-130 Approved: 01/2013

I-601a Filed: 04/2013

I-601a Approved: 11/2014

NVC NOA1: 04/2015

NVC NOA2: 05/2015

NVC NOA3: 06/2015

Consular Interview: 7/27/15

Visa Approved? YES!! :dancing: :cry:

Visa in Hand: 07/30/15

Port of Entry: 07/30/15

Passport Stamped? Yes

Biometrics? No

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So lucky. We got approval on 7/30th and it just changed from AP to issued. It's been almost a month already.

Yeah, it was time to have some luck with these people, we had 2 checklist and so many delays. Good luck with your visa as well.

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So lucky. We got approval on 7/30th and it just changed from AP to issued. It's been almost a month already.

Yeah, it was time to have some luck with these people, we had 2 checklist and so many delays. Good luck with your visa as well.

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So happy!!!! We just got word that the passport is ready for pick up, only 2 days after the interview!!!!!

Hi, and congratulations again! I definitely understand your joy, yay!! How did you find out that your hubby passport was ready for pick up? Our visa status said "Issue" this morning, which, I couldn't believe our luck.. How did they notify you?

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