Here's our story. We interviewed (I was there with my fiancé) at the Cairo Embassy on March 15th.
The interview went really well. The CO asked some questions, but not many, I'd say the entire thing was maybe 10 minutes long. At the end the CO said we were approved - no 221g, no requests for more documents, proof etc.
They kept my fiancés passport. Then the CO said we would be in AP (administrative processing) but that it "shouldn't take too long"
We've waited these 2 months and counting without any updates to our case.
I've emailed the embassy and contacted my congressional representative. The only response given is "mandatory administrative processing" That's it. Nothing more, no details and no case updates.
Here's my questions:
1. Is there any way of finding out more information about what our case status is - where in the process? I thought the congressional inquiry would at least result in a different email. But it was literally the exact same form letter to me and them.
2. Is there any way of knowing that the case is actually being worked on? I've heard of people waiting long periods of time only to discover that they have fallen through the cracks (its rare I'm sure, but still, how can we be sure that isn't happening).
3. Shouldn't there be an update in the case date if the embassy is actually looking into our case when the congressional representative or I contact them? We've had no updates since the interview. Not one.
4. What could possibly take SO long? I mean really. We are in our early 20s. We aren't talking about a long history to go through. Do they need to know what we ate at lunch in elementary school? I can't figure out why they would need months. They have fingerprints, his picture for facial recognition, medical record, criminal records, etc etc already. What am I missing?
-- As a side note, my fiancé has never traveled outside his country, has no family is the US, has never been married before, has no children, has never committed a crime and is employed as a dive instructor (i.e. not something suspicious)
The same is true for me, with the only exception being that I've traveled out of the US before, obviously that's how we met!