My fiancé and I are both from Iranian origin. She has only lived in Iran while I grew up here since I was a teenager and I am a US citizen. We applied for K1 visa in mid-2012 and our file was sent to Ankara, Turkey and she went to the interview in April. She was given a pink sheet with a checkmark "Administrative Processing" and was told to return to Iran (there is no US embassy in Iran) and check the Ankara (Turkey) embassy online to see if her number has been posted. From what I have read on here. out of about 20 Iranian couples or fiancés that have been interviewed in the past 6 months, my fiancé and one other person seem to be the only people who were put on AP. Everyone else got their visa within 10 days of the interview. My fiancé's interview and the other Iranian couples' interview were both done in Ankara. Someone else had also suggested to avoid Ankara embassy and try to go to Armenia for the interview. Is this true? I had read that women were less likely to be put under AP and in my case, that was not true. Does anyone know much about how long AP tends to be for Iranian beneficiaries? In our case a female beneficiary. It has been almost 5 weeks since the interview. Does anyone have any more information to share? Thank you very much and God bless all of you good people.
My wife just got her IR-1 approved and waiting for her passport to be stamped and returned. I have an option of booking flight with Lufthansa since she is carrying a pet (Lufthansa is one of the few airlines that allows in-cabin pets on international flights).
My question is - I am not sure if she requires a transit visa while going through Frankfurt (she has an Iran passport and technically they require a transit visa unless they have a valid US visa).
Does anyone know what sort of stamp they put on the passport and if that is enough to be classified as a visa (they give an additional packet that can be opened only at the POE here so that will not be something that can be used as proof of green card or visa).