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How long does it take to get a B2 renewed in Hyderabad, India?

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Hello there - my mom's US B2 visa just expired - it was valid from 2006-2016. We just reapplied and she qualified for the interview waiver and got her 10 printed (biometrics) 3 days ago. Her case is currently "The current status of your passport is In Transit To Post."my mom has been in the US several times, followed all the laws and never overstayed.

Any ideas on how long it will take for her to get her B2 visa? We have applied in Hyderabad, India. My sister is a US citizen and I am a US LPR. I am in India right now and ideally will be able to help her do the running around to get her visa before I head back to the states. Thanks for your help!

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My bad -- you probably meant Administrative Processing.

So I just checked the status and it says "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days."

What processing does it really need? She has traveled to the US multiple times, followed all the laws and never overstayed. Is this just routine processing, or does it mean that she needs an interview? Any advice?

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Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?

Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?

Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?

Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

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Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law law says B2 is for short, temporary visit and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

Practically living in the US, close to abusing a B2.

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On 12/28/2016 at 6:42 PM, Robin Mateje said:

Fair enough. There is an interview scheduled for her next week. We just got the note from the consulate.

Just got done with her interview and she got her visa. No questions about her previous stays in the USA. She was asked if both my sister and I were in the states and whether or not she has property in India. Both were answered as affirmative. The AP is also gone from the portal and it now says issued! Thanks for your help!

 

 

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