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Hello everyone,

My fiance went for his interview yesterday and in the end was told "Congratulations, you were accepted for a visa". However, they then gave him a 221(g) letter saying they needed additional clearances and/or administrative processing. It also said they have suspended the processing of our visa. I am very confused and emailed the consulate just asking about the meaning of the 221(g) since it said in our letter we could email to ask questions. I'm going to wait patiently now to see the outcome but I truly don't understand what's going on. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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From what I have read " 221g for administrative processing/security checks is standard procedure for MENA consulates" AP is normal but I too am confused why they said Congratulations and made you feel he is approved then tell you they have SUSPENDED the processing of your visa. I have heard of others here on VJ CALLING the Moroccan consulate to speak to a live person there and maybe you can get a little more info if your husband is actually approved. I would search for the consulates number here and I am sure someone has posted it...Good luck and keep us posted.

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Moving to AP forum.


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I Found this link for you with all of Morocco contact info

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Morocco&cty=Casablanca

Thank you for the information. The letter said "do not call" so I'm a little wary. I hope they'll respond to my e-mail. We're both very confused by our interviewer saying precisely "Congratulations, you have your visa!" and then giving him that letter.

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Don't be confused this is standard procedures they even took his passport and then decided to do the AP sometimes they have a very short 2-3 administrative review I would relax for a least a month and hope it is review and not processing they refer to AP as just that any office procedures while working on your case it is just a term to avoid telling us exactly what they are doing and what stage it is in. Keep positive


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Did they keep your husband´s passport? IF they took it, I would be fine. Usually it takes a few weeks until they delivery your visa to your home. Relax and be positive. Well I´m guessing if they took your husband´s passport of course. Keep us updated! They dont say Congratulations with no reason.


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Did they keep your husband´s passport? IF they took it, I would be fine. Usually it takes a few weeks until they delivery your visa to your home. Relax and be positive. Well I´m guessing if they took your husband´s passport of course. Keep us updated! They dont say Congratulations with no reason.

They didn't take his passport, but the same interviewer didn't take anyone's passport. Another interviewer, however, asked her people for their passports. It was kind of like each interviewer was doing their own process. In a 'normal' visa interview in Morocco they congratulate you and call you in a week to come pick up your visa. I will wait it out. Thanks for your good wishes everyone.

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They didn't take his passport, but the same interviewer didn't take anyone's passport. Another interviewer, however, asked her people for their passports. It was kind of like each interviewer was doing their own process. In a 'normal' visa interview in Morocco they congratulate you and call you in a week to come pick up your visa. I will wait it out. Thanks for your good wishes everyone.

Not taking the passport may not mean anything. Sometimes the CO will not take the passport just because the interviewee has been put in AP and they do not know how long that will take. The Consulate cannot keep someone's passport indefinately. Once your fiance clears the AP, they will ask for his passport to put the visa in.

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Not taking the passport may not mean anything. Sometimes the CO will not take the passport just because the interviewee has been put in AP and they do not know how long that will take. The Consulate cannot keep someone's passport indefinately. Once your fiance clears the AP, they will ask for his passport to put the visa in.

So true OP. In our experience, they didn't keep the passport, but popped out a favorable decision in 2.5 months. What you can do now is call the DOS periodically to inquire on the status of your case, maybe involve your senator (like we did), and then really just wait it out. Most people on the AP tracker have favorable outcomes, so try not to fret too much. It sounds like the CO thought your case was a strong one going in :thumbs:


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I´ve read before, a consulate took someone´s passport, he was put in AP, it is now 4 months since then and he can´t travel anywhere without it. He was trying to get it back again so he could travel somewhere... Some consulates do it, some don´t. They kept my passport for AP but it just took 5 days to delivery my visa at home. Hopefully everything will be fine for u.


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01-18-2012 : Sent I-751 Package

01-22-2012 : Delivered California Service Center

01-24-2012 : Check cashed! Yayyy

01-30-2012 : Received ASC letter... Dated 01-27

02-08-2012 : Got Extension Stamp (Passport) Expires 02-07-2013

02-24-2012 : Biometrics Appt.

06-13-2012 : Got my 10 years greencard. Yeah baby!!!

NATURALIZATION

01-15-2013 : Eligible to file

07-05-2013 : Sent package to Phoenix Lockbox

07-11-2013 : Check cashed

07-15-2013 : NOA

07-30-2013 : Biometrics done

08-09-2013 : Interview letter

09-10-2013 : Interview!! PASSED!

11-22-2013 : Oath Ceremony - I AM A CITIZEN OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

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Hello everyone,

My fiance went for his interview yesterday and in the end was told "Congratulations, you were accepted for a visa". However, they then gave him a 221(g) letter saying they needed additional clearances and/or administrative processing. It also said they have suspended the processing of our visa. I am very confused and emailed the consulate just asking about the meaning of the 221(g) since it said in our letter we could email to ask questions. I'm going to wait patiently now to see the outcome but I truly don't understand what's going on. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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Was he interviewed by a man or woman?

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