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Depends on the reason for AP. Most AP lasts days, some are weeks, rarely it's months, and very rarely it's years.

Is there a known reason for the case being in AP? How long has it been pending in AP status? Did the CO indicate any missing documents at the interview, or provide a 221(g) letter?

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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5 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Depends on the reason for AP. Most AP lasts days, some are weeks, rarely it's months, and very rarely it's years.

Is there a known reason for the case being in AP? How long has it been pending in AP status? Did the CO indicate any missing documents at the interview, or provide a 221(g) letter?

Everything went well in the interview at 7th Feb 2018 but in the end he pointed at my under cspa kid that he will get ds5535 via email, reply instantly and after this he gave 221g marked with administrative process 

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1 minute ago, Munazza said:

Everything went well in the interview at 7th Feb 2018 but in the end he pointed at my under cspa kid that he will get ds5535 via email, reply instantly and after this he gave 221g marked with administrative process 

Ok, got it. Thanks for the clarification.

There's no fixed timeline for somebody who needs to submit a DS-5535, but generally it is at least a few months for security checks to go through.

 

Here's a megathread about the DS-5535. It's big, but hopefully you can get a better idea of the timelines and process, and feel free to post there:

 

Note that the past waiting for the PD to become current has no impact on AP. It takes as long as it takes for AP to complete.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Thanks but that's what I already knew and was in that thread since then.. My question was for those most awaited categories, you may take it like does it make any difference what your category is and how long you waited already.. 

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2 minutes ago, Munazza said:

Thanks but that's what I already knew and was in that thread since then.. My question was for those most awaited categories, you may take it like does it make any difference what your category is and how long you waited already.. 

No, the past wait or category won't matter in any way.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

No, the past wait or category won't matter in any way.

But I don't see such category waiting in Ap long as the visa issuing ratio is also more than others.. Anyways thanks you may delete the thread 

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Munazza said:

Anyone here from the category F3 and F4 as I need to know if these categories too take much time in Ap as they already reach there after 13 to 15 years 😐😐

The time a case spends in AP has got nothing at all to do with the wait for a priority date to become current. The AP process starts after the interview and the time it takes depends on the reason for the particular person being in AP,  no matter how long it took to get to interview stage. DS5535 is a security related AP and can take months - someone already referred to the dedicated thread to that.

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