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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
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I just spoke with the most helpful embassy manager. Based on last week's e-mail exchange that the embassy was following-up with the US on my husband's AP, I called today to see what news they'd received...

NOTHING.

Ugh, even when the embassy requests info, there's no response. She said that our case stands out as taking a particularly long time and that it is not lost among hundreds. She also said that she has no reason to think that there's a problem. In fact, if there was a problem, they'd have come back by now. She said she and her team will continue to follow-up, but that all they can really do is jog the memory of the US agencies (the various different places the case travels to in its AP).

Doesn't give me a lot of hope for a quick resolution. :unsure:


Meredith & Brahim

2 April 2009 - Married in France

23 April 2009 - Sent K3 Petitions

23 August 2009 - Petitions approved, sent to Paris

9 December 2009 - Interview: Approved, pending AP

7 May 2010 - 5 MONTHS LATER: DOS Confirms Visa Final Approval

10 May 2010 - Embassy Confirms Visa Being Issued

11 May 2010 - VISA IN HAND

14 May 2010 - Flights to Newark!!

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Hey lady - don't know what to say but just wanted to say something. Will say some Ohms for you ... (F)


OUR JOURNEY SO FAR: (dd/mm/yyyy)

18/09/09 - CR1 NOA1

16/07/10 - POE LAX (256 days NOA1 to interview)

27/09/10 - Aussie/American bun in the oven due May 10, 2011

06/01/11 - Submitted change of address online to USCIS. Mailed I-865 for sponsor. Neverending!

05/05/11 - Bouncing baby boy arrives

10/07/12 - Sent I-751

13/07/12 - I-751 NOA1

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Has your US significant other contacted a congressman or senator? Sometimes thats whats needed to get a good response out of them.. I would try that route if I was you.


Invictus..

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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I know it's hard, but try and look at the positives: you have some information and the embassy is trying to help...it has to be better than nothing, even if only marginally :unsure:

I've been in AP for nearly nine weeks now, and to me it's nearly nine weeks too long, but at least it's not Hot Guy's 13 months...at least not yet!!

(if you're reading this Hot Guy, I don't know how you do it...you must have the patience of Job!!)

sorry, I know there's not much to be said to make you feel better, but just know that you're not alone and that it will eventually pass (F)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
Timeline

Thanks for your kind wishes.

I'm the SO/USC and I have gone the Congressman route, but essentially they just call the DOS and get the same information that I do - it's still pending administrative processing and it normally takes 60-90 days but it could take much longer.

As you all say, at least the embassy is trying to help in the capacity that they can. And it's comforting to know that we're considered in AP for a long time and stand out from the crowd, as the CO says.

Here's hoping...for all of us!


Meredith & Brahim

2 April 2009 - Married in France

23 April 2009 - Sent K3 Petitions

23 August 2009 - Petitions approved, sent to Paris

9 December 2009 - Interview: Approved, pending AP

7 May 2010 - 5 MONTHS LATER: DOS Confirms Visa Final Approval

10 May 2010 - Embassy Confirms Visa Being Issued

11 May 2010 - VISA IN HAND

14 May 2010 - Flights to Newark!!

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Thanks for your kind wishes.

I'm the SO/USC and I have gone the Congressman route, but essentially they just call the DOS and get the same information that I do - it's still pending administrative processing and it normally takes 60-90 days but it could take much longer.

As you all say, at least the embassy is trying to help in the capacity that they can. And it's comforting to know that we're considered in AP for a long time and stand out from the crowd, as the CO says.

Here's hoping...for all of us!

Hang in there Meredith ... this process will make you insane but in the end it will be so sweet .... I hope all of this resolves quickly and you guys can come home!!!

Malarie


** The black ribbon I display in my display is for my son in law who was killed in Afganistan November 23,2009 **

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hey.. keep your chin up, all. Zaheer got the visa on Friday! So, we are finally gonna be together again! He finally can see his little princess, Stevie, for the first time. She is almost 2 months old and he hasnt seen her yet. It is so great. Insha'Allah, you all will hear good news soon. AP is like purgatory.. but once it's over, it is like God smiled on you and said "I was only teasing." haha. Take care.

~Tara


Zaheer - 25 ; Tara - 26 ;

Married - 01/25/09; Stevie Zainab Ahmed - born 03-18-2010

OUR TIMELINE

03-18-2009 ----- Sent I-130 to USA

03-23-2009 ----- Father sent I-130 to USCIS

03-25-2009 ----- USCIS Received I-130

04-02-2009 ----- Money Order Cashed

04-13-2009 ----- NOA1 Received

04-27-2009 ----- USCIS Received I-129F packet

05-12-2009 ----- NOA1 for I-129F received

08-28-2009 ----- Approval Notices for I-130 and I-129F

09-15-2009 ----- Received Packet 3.5 from NVC

09-26-2009 ----- Sent Packet 3.5 to Embassy

09-30-2009 ----- Interview Appt Letter Received

10-13-2009 ----- Medical Exam @ 2:30pm in Lahore

10-26-2009 ----- Interview Scheduled

10-26-2009 ----- Embassy Closed, reschedule

11-02-2009 ----- Rescheduled Interview - Passed; AP

11-02-2009 ----- Administrative Processing Begins..........

04-23-2010 ----- AP Finished

04-24-2010 ----- Visa Arrives via SpeedEx

05-06-2010 ----- US Entry (Insha'Allah) JFK Airport POE

05-07-2010 ----- Flight from NY to West Palm Beach, FL

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Algeria
Timeline

Hey.. keep your chin up, all. Zaheer got the visa on Friday! So, we are finally gonna be together again! He finally can see his little princess, Stevie, for the first time. She is almost 2 months old and he hasnt seen her yet. It is so great. Insha'Allah, you all will hear good news soon. AP is like purgatory.. but once it's over, it is like God smiled on you and said "I was only teasing." haha. Take care.

~Tara

Mabrook! That's the best news I've heard in a while. Many many many congratulations to you both! I'm so excited for you! Tell us all the news - did it just come in the mail with no notification?! When's he flying to the States? You must be beside yourself!


Meredith & Brahim

2 April 2009 - Married in France

23 April 2009 - Sent K3 Petitions

23 August 2009 - Petitions approved, sent to Paris

9 December 2009 - Interview: Approved, pending AP

7 May 2010 - 5 MONTHS LATER: DOS Confirms Visa Final Approval

10 May 2010 - Embassy Confirms Visa Being Issued

11 May 2010 - VISA IN HAND

14 May 2010 - Flights to Newark!!

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Hang in there Meredith ... this process will make you insane but in the end it will be so sweet .... I hope all of this resolves quickly and you guys can come home!!!

Malarie

Awe, thanks for your kind wishes. Hope all is well for you! When's he flying to the States??


Meredith & Brahim

2 April 2009 - Married in France

23 April 2009 - Sent K3 Petitions

23 August 2009 - Petitions approved, sent to Paris

9 December 2009 - Interview: Approved, pending AP

7 May 2010 - 5 MONTHS LATER: DOS Confirms Visa Final Approval

10 May 2010 - Embassy Confirms Visa Being Issued

11 May 2010 - VISA IN HAND

14 May 2010 - Flights to Newark!!

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Awe, thanks for your kind wishes. Hope all is well for you! When's he flying to the States??

He does not have the visa in his hands yet .... he is actually at the embassy RIGHT NOW waiting for it.

Praying not funny games will be played as he was told 2 times before this the visa would be ready ... this time however the DOS confirmed to me there was a visa number in the computer.

Minutes are dragging ... tic tic tic

Hoping to be Happy Dancing in a little while -- I will post when I find out!!

Take care and still crossing fingers for you guys!!!

Malarie


** The black ribbon I display in my display is for my son in law who was killed in Afganistan November 23,2009 **

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