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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Wales
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Michael had his interview last Wednesday, May 12th and was told "I am happy to process and approve your Visa application, Congratulations". He was told three to five business days. Today was only the 4th business day following the interview. His last day at work is this Friday, and we've been making plans for him to travel next Wednesday May 26th, though we have not yet purchased any flight tickets. When we enter the info into the courier website, we get "Sorry, this combination of tracking number and postcode do not correspond with our records. Please check and try again.". I called D.O.S. today and she said that we are in Administrative Processing and I should call back next week. She couldn't tell me anything more. :crying:

So, has anybody else been informed they were in "administrative processing" from London? How long have you been waiting. I know treehugger has been waiting 12 weeks as of today. Anybody else?

Or, any tips?

Thank you!


January 11, 2010 - I mailed K-1 Visa I-129F Petition Overnight Express Mail

February 25, 2010 - Notice date of NOA2 (read the e-mail notice on his birthday 2/26/2010)

May 12, 2010 - Interview - Approved!!!

May 25, 2010 - received Visa back in time to make May 26th Flight :)

June 9, 2010 - Married!!!

AOS:

November 1, 2010 - Sent AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation

November 03, 2010 - Delivered 9:57 am, CHICAGO, IL 60603

November 10, 2010 - Received 3 e-mail & text message NOA1s from USCIS

November 12, 2010 - Received 3 NOA1s hardcopy in mail

November 19, 2010 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in mail

December 3, 2010 - AOS - I-485 transferred to CSC

December 13, 2010 - Biometrics Appointment - Milwaukee, WI - 10:00 a.m.

January 10, 2011 - AOS Touch - I-485 - Still in Initial Review

January 19, 2011 - Complete Congresswoman inquiry paperwork and deliver it to Congresswoman's office

January 20, 2011 - Received e-mail & text message saying status updated : USCIS says AOS approved & card production ordered.

January 21, 2011 - Received multiple e-mails/texts regarding updated statuses on both AOS & EAD, some confusing!

January 26, 2011 - Received Legal Permanent Resident card in mail.

February 2011 - Trip planned to visit Wales

March 12, 2011 - Wedding reception planned in Milwaukee, WI to celebrate with approximately 175 guests :)

June 2012 - Daughter born :)

ROC:

January 2013 - Filed ROC & Received approval in June 2013

June 2014 - Son born 🙂

Naturalization:

2020 - Started Naturalization ppwk prior to COVID pandemic, and when we couldn't get passport photos at local AAA office - set it aside

March 2021 - Finishing Naturalization ppwk and filing ASAP

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

It is very rare for the UK, usually associated with MENA countries.

I am sort of surprised a Welsh name would produce a hit.


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They told me I was in "AP" too but it can be used as a general term that they are just doing routine checks i.e. taking their sweet time on printing the visa. Some people didn't get their UK visas for 2 weeks, so I wouldn't worry just yet. Keep calling and ask if they've printed the visa.

If it's true AP, you'll know if takes longer than 3-4 weeks.

in the meantime, don't buy a planet ticket! until you have the actual visa in hand (even the couriers can be useless sometimes...)

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9/9: Mailed N-400 package off

9/11: Arrived at Dallas, TX

9/17: NOA

9/19: Check cashed

9/23: Received NOA

10/7: Text from USCIS on status update: Biometrics in the mail

10/9: Received Biometrics letter

10/29: Biometrics

10/31: In-line

2/16: Text from USCIS that Baltimore has scheduled an interview...finally!!

2/24: Interview letter received

3/24: Naturalization interview

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I read on VJ somehere that during the printing time the DOS when contacted will say that it is in AP but that it is not true AP.

I cant remember where i saw this but it here somewhere.

I also remember reading that the average time to recieve the visa is six working days.

Hope you get it sorted soon.

Nick

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I just thought i would also add that the DX tracking site will not show the package in their system until the visa package is in their hands and on its way to you.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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hi all,

i am also put in AP. had my interview on 14 may at US embassy london. they asked for my CV. kept my passport, took fingerprints and gave back original birth and marriage certificates and my x ray record in sealed envelop. gave me blue letter. Bit dissappointed but where there is hope there is wait ........ huh what a line i just invented !!

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I read on VJ somehere that during the printing time the DOS when contacted will say that it is in AP but that it is not true AP.

Absolutely. Keep following up on this -- if you're still waiting after 2 weeks it's likely "real" AP is afoot.


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I read on VJ somehere that during the printing time the DOS when contacted will say that it is in AP but that it is not true AP.

I really hope this turns out to be the case for you guys! I, like others, am surprised that they would pick your case for AP.

Hope you find out quickly (F)


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Wales
Timeline

Thank you so very much everybody for your responses, thoughts, and for your words of encouragement and support! I am very happy to report that the courier's tracking website today (sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. UK time) was updated to show that the passport is scheduled to be delivered to Michael's house. So, thankfully I didn't have to call D.O.S. again, especially next week like she suggested!!!

So, if everything works out, we are still hoping for a POE date of next Wednesday 05/26/2010. Thank you so much again everybody, and wishing everyone a speedy journey. It is unbelievably stressful, worriesome, etc.


January 11, 2010 - I mailed K-1 Visa I-129F Petition Overnight Express Mail

February 25, 2010 - Notice date of NOA2 (read the e-mail notice on his birthday 2/26/2010)

May 12, 2010 - Interview - Approved!!!

May 25, 2010 - received Visa back in time to make May 26th Flight :)

June 9, 2010 - Married!!!

AOS:

November 1, 2010 - Sent AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation

November 03, 2010 - Delivered 9:57 am, CHICAGO, IL 60603

November 10, 2010 - Received 3 e-mail & text message NOA1s from USCIS

November 12, 2010 - Received 3 NOA1s hardcopy in mail

November 19, 2010 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in mail

December 3, 2010 - AOS - I-485 transferred to CSC

December 13, 2010 - Biometrics Appointment - Milwaukee, WI - 10:00 a.m.

January 10, 2011 - AOS Touch - I-485 - Still in Initial Review

January 19, 2011 - Complete Congresswoman inquiry paperwork and deliver it to Congresswoman's office

January 20, 2011 - Received e-mail & text message saying status updated : USCIS says AOS approved & card production ordered.

January 21, 2011 - Received multiple e-mails/texts regarding updated statuses on both AOS & EAD, some confusing!

January 26, 2011 - Received Legal Permanent Resident card in mail.

February 2011 - Trip planned to visit Wales

March 12, 2011 - Wedding reception planned in Milwaukee, WI to celebrate with approximately 175 guests :)

June 2012 - Daughter born :)

ROC:

January 2013 - Filed ROC & Received approval in June 2013

June 2014 - Son born 🙂

Naturalization:

2020 - Started Naturalization ppwk prior to COVID pandemic, and when we couldn't get passport photos at local AAA office - set it aside

March 2021 - Finishing Naturalization ppwk and filing ASAP

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Thank you so very much everybody for your responses, thoughts, and for your words of encouragement and support! I am very happy to report that the courier's tracking website today (sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. UK time) was updated to show that the passport is scheduled to be delivered to Michael's house. So, thankfully I didn't have to call D.O.S. again, especially next week like she suggested!!!

So, if everything works out, we are still hoping for a POE date of next Wednesday 05/26/2010. Thank you so much again everybody, and wishing everyone a speedy journey. It is unbelievably stressful, worriesome, etc.

Thats great news, my visa has shown up on the DX site now too.. I will have it in hand on monday :-)

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So, if everything works out, we are still hoping for a POE date of next Wednesday 05/26/2010. Thank you so much again everybody, and wishing everyone a speedy journey. It is unbelievably stressful, worriesome, etc.

Glad to hear that Michael got his visa, and hoping that you manage to get a flight for the 26th :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Thats great news, my visa has shown up on the DX site now too.. I will have it in hand on monday :-)

lol thats 3 people including myself now that are receiving their visa on monday.. hope they get around to all of us! hehe


08-15-09 -- I-129F Sent! Here we go!!

05-20-10 -- K1 Approved!!!!!

06-29-10 -- Mike flys into the USA

09-18-10 -- Wedding!!

10-16-10 -- EAD/AOS Mailed

10-23-10 -- Biometrics appt received, 17 Nov!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Wales
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So, we were scheduled to get it Friday, Michael's last day at work. Michael's mother & brother stayed home all day waiting for the courier to arrive. It still hadn't arrived at 4 p.m., so his brother phoned the courier but was told to call back in an hour. They called back and were told the courier truck had broken down, and since they only work until 5, had to report back to the main office!!!!! :angry: They were told the earliest the courier can deliver it is Tuesday!!! :angry: I can't believe that if they have an issue where they fail to deliver on the scheduled day, they don't do everything they can to deliver it asap.

Michael got hom at 6 p.m. and tried phoning them, but was told the offices were closed until Monday. We're still hoping he can fly Wednesday. The very lucky thing for us, is my cousin works for American Airlines and has helped us out with a guest pass for standby tickets. So, we won't be out money, we will just have to cancel the "reservation". We still pay for his flight, but it is cheaper than booking online or thru a travel agent.

Still hoping he gets his Visa & Passport back soon!!! Congratulations to everyone receiving theirs soon, and we wish we could be with the Monday group!!


January 11, 2010 - I mailed K-1 Visa I-129F Petition Overnight Express Mail

February 25, 2010 - Notice date of NOA2 (read the e-mail notice on his birthday 2/26/2010)

May 12, 2010 - Interview - Approved!!!

May 25, 2010 - received Visa back in time to make May 26th Flight :)

June 9, 2010 - Married!!!

AOS:

November 1, 2010 - Sent AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation

November 03, 2010 - Delivered 9:57 am, CHICAGO, IL 60603

November 10, 2010 - Received 3 e-mail & text message NOA1s from USCIS

November 12, 2010 - Received 3 NOA1s hardcopy in mail

November 19, 2010 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in mail

December 3, 2010 - AOS - I-485 transferred to CSC

December 13, 2010 - Biometrics Appointment - Milwaukee, WI - 10:00 a.m.

January 10, 2011 - AOS Touch - I-485 - Still in Initial Review

January 19, 2011 - Complete Congresswoman inquiry paperwork and deliver it to Congresswoman's office

January 20, 2011 - Received e-mail & text message saying status updated : USCIS says AOS approved & card production ordered.

January 21, 2011 - Received multiple e-mails/texts regarding updated statuses on both AOS & EAD, some confusing!

January 26, 2011 - Received Legal Permanent Resident card in mail.

February 2011 - Trip planned to visit Wales

March 12, 2011 - Wedding reception planned in Milwaukee, WI to celebrate with approximately 175 guests :)

June 2012 - Daughter born :)

ROC:

January 2013 - Filed ROC & Received approval in June 2013

June 2014 - Son born 🙂

Naturalization:

2020 - Started Naturalization ppwk prior to COVID pandemic, and when we couldn't get passport photos at local AAA office - set it aside

March 2021 - Finishing Naturalization ppwk and filing ASAP

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Wales
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Michael got his Passport back with Visa yesterday at this time :) Today, he's just getting to Heathrow with his family and flying over. He arrives in Chicago tonight!!!!!!!!

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January 11, 2010 - I mailed K-1 Visa I-129F Petition Overnight Express Mail

February 25, 2010 - Notice date of NOA2 (read the e-mail notice on his birthday 2/26/2010)

May 12, 2010 - Interview - Approved!!!

May 25, 2010 - received Visa back in time to make May 26th Flight :)

June 9, 2010 - Married!!!

AOS:

November 1, 2010 - Sent AOS, EAD & AP to Chicago via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation

November 03, 2010 - Delivered 9:57 am, CHICAGO, IL 60603

November 10, 2010 - Received 3 e-mail & text message NOA1s from USCIS

November 12, 2010 - Received 3 NOA1s hardcopy in mail

November 19, 2010 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in mail

December 3, 2010 - AOS - I-485 transferred to CSC

December 13, 2010 - Biometrics Appointment - Milwaukee, WI - 10:00 a.m.

January 10, 2011 - AOS Touch - I-485 - Still in Initial Review

January 19, 2011 - Complete Congresswoman inquiry paperwork and deliver it to Congresswoman's office

January 20, 2011 - Received e-mail & text message saying status updated : USCIS says AOS approved & card production ordered.

January 21, 2011 - Received multiple e-mails/texts regarding updated statuses on both AOS & EAD, some confusing!

January 26, 2011 - Received Legal Permanent Resident card in mail.

February 2011 - Trip planned to visit Wales

March 12, 2011 - Wedding reception planned in Milwaukee, WI to celebrate with approximately 175 guests :)

June 2012 - Daughter born :)

ROC:

January 2013 - Filed ROC & Received approval in June 2013

June 2014 - Son born 🙂

Naturalization:

2020 - Started Naturalization ppwk prior to COVID pandemic, and when we couldn't get passport photos at local AAA office - set it aside

March 2021 - Finishing Naturalization ppwk and filing ASAP

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