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Interview CR1, Welcome to USA letter, but after 2 hours, AP

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I had my interview yesterday, December 12th, for a spousal visa at the Montreal consulate at 10:30AM. I provided all documents requested and answered all questions by the consular officer, who replied that everything looked good and she handed me the "welcome to the USA" letter. She told me it would take 7-14 days to receive the VISA package via courier.

When we arrived home, we received an email from the consulate stating that we needed to provide evidence of the relationship. I had all of this information with me at the consular officer's window (window #8), but she did not request any of this. My husband was even with me at the interview in the waiting room. This is extremely frustrating because now we are in administrative process that create even more delays. If the officer merely asked for the information, we could have provided it immediately at the interview and we had a lot of proof of our relationship (21 trips in 15 months, plenty of pictures, skype and whatsapp conversations)

Did someone had a similar situation ? What delay would we need to expect ?

Thanks for your help

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It can happen at any point even after entering the US...

You are never guaranteed anything in this process. Your best bet....provide whats requested and wait it out.

At least its not a denial.

Edited by Catuela

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Hi

I had my interview Dec 12th for CR1 at the Montreal Consulate. The consulate officer told me at the end of the interview "Everything look good" and gave me the Welcome to USA letter and explain to me how to get my visa. Three hours after the Interview, I received an email from the consulate that I'm on AP to prove evidence of relationship. I had all the proof during the interview but the consulate officer never asked me for it.

Since the interview, we built our case proving the evidence of our relationship and I posted it yesterday at the Postal office that I selected for my visa.

I know that the time delay for the AP is very variable a case to another, but what do you think we should expect as time frame if our evidence are very strong with very thick file proving our relationship ??

Thanks

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Normally, it takes 2-4 weeks to review evidence sent after the interview, though it depends of course on the evidence, whether they just read it or also go to your neighbourhood and work and interview people about the relationship etc. With the holidays in there, I would not expect any news until mid January.

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