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how long does it take to get over AP in montreal.i had my interview n everythng was fine as the consular said but he put me in AP.

anyone have any idea how long it might take ...

anyone please share your thoughts

I'm in the same situation. I feel like I'm dying. I don't understand it at all. Did they give you a "Welcome to the USA" letter? I got one, and the official told me I'd get my visa "in about a week." Now it's been over two weeks and I'm in AP. Why? I have no idea.

When was your interview? Mine was January 19.

C.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm in the same situation. I feel like I'm dying. I don't understand it at all. Did they give you a "Welcome to the USA" letter? I got one, and the official told me I'd get my visa "in about a week." Now it's been over two weeks and I'm in AP. Why? I have no idea.

When was your interview? Mine was January 19.

C.

He just had his interview on the first of Feb. Im sure you will get your passport and visa very soon Mtlgato :) hang in there

OP>IT could take a week, a month or even a few months , just hang in there and keep calling dos and checking the DHL site.


~~~Marriage : 2009-07-10~~~

~~~I-130 Sent : 2009-11-24~~~

~~~ Medical : 2010-09-28~~~ ~~~ MTL Interview : 2010-10-20~~~ ~~~ APPROVED~~~

~~~POE Date :2010-10-31~~~ ~~~Received SSN's 2010-11-08~~

~~~Welcome Letter/Notice Receipt :2010-11-30~~~ ~~~Received Our Green Cards 2010-12-06~~~

~~~ ROC :2012-08-20~~~ ~~~NOA1 :2012-08-28~~~ ~~~BIO :2012-09-25~~~~

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Hi mtigato, sorry I know this is a canadian forum but really just wanted to know how u knew that u were put on AP even after recving the welcome letter? I had my interview in lagos on 26th and still no visa. did they write u or what? Pls pls pls reply this post pls. Anybody.


F2A from my husband, for me and our children.

2005-05-21: Got married to my man.

Priority Date: Dec 26, 2006

2006-12-23: I-130 Sent

2007-01-05: I-130 NOA1

2009-05-21: I-130 Approved

2009-06-04: NVC Case No. generated

2010-01-15: DS-3032 / I-864 Bill generated

2010-01-17: Choice of Agent sent via e-mail

2010-01-22: Paid I-864 Bill

2010-01-25: I-864 Bill shows PAID

2010-01-28: Received email saying: Choice of agent accepted/IV bill generated.

2010-01-28: Paid IV bill.

2010-02-25: Sent out completed I-864 and DS- 230.

2010-04-08: Case Complete.

2010-05-03: Interview scheduled for June 2nd 2010 as per NVC live operator.

2010-06-02: 221g refusal pending return of requested document.

2010-06-03: Obtained the requested document. E-mailed consulate requesting a new interview date.

2011-01-26: Visas Approved! To be picked up Feb 2nd.

2011-02-01: Got an e-mail stating Visas aint ready for pick-up yet!! Oh God PLSSSSSSS.

2011-02-09: Got a reply to my incenssant e-mails scolding me for writing, and asking me to refrain from writing more letters, and stating officially that am on AP!!!

2011-03-15: Picked up Visas. Oh My God!

2011-03-21: POE, Atlanta Georgia. Find it hard to believe this is truly happening. Thank you God.

NOW IN THE US.

2011-03-28: Received our Social Security Cards in the Mail.

2011-04-08: Received Green Cards.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Hi mtigato, sorry I know this is a canadian forum but really just wanted to know how u knew that u were put on AP even after recving the welcome letter? I had my interview in lagos on 26th and still no visa. did they write u or what? Pls pls pls reply this post pls. Anybody.

You call DOS and ask if your visa is printed yet. They will tell you yes it has or no you are in AP.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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And yes, I got the welcome letter.


F2A from my husband, for me and our children.

2005-05-21: Got married to my man.

Priority Date: Dec 26, 2006

2006-12-23: I-130 Sent

2007-01-05: I-130 NOA1

2009-05-21: I-130 Approved

2009-06-04: NVC Case No. generated

2010-01-15: DS-3032 / I-864 Bill generated

2010-01-17: Choice of Agent sent via e-mail

2010-01-22: Paid I-864 Bill

2010-01-25: I-864 Bill shows PAID

2010-01-28: Received email saying: Choice of agent accepted/IV bill generated.

2010-01-28: Paid IV bill.

2010-02-25: Sent out completed I-864 and DS- 230.

2010-04-08: Case Complete.

2010-05-03: Interview scheduled for June 2nd 2010 as per NVC live operator.

2010-06-02: 221g refusal pending return of requested document.

2010-06-03: Obtained the requested document. E-mailed consulate requesting a new interview date.

2011-01-26: Visas Approved! To be picked up Feb 2nd.

2011-02-01: Got an e-mail stating Visas aint ready for pick-up yet!! Oh God PLSSSSSSS.

2011-02-09: Got a reply to my incenssant e-mails scolding me for writing, and asking me to refrain from writing more letters, and stating officially that am on AP!!!

2011-03-15: Picked up Visas. Oh My God!

2011-03-21: POE, Atlanta Georgia. Find it hard to believe this is truly happening. Thank you God.

NOW IN THE US.

2011-03-28: Received our Social Security Cards in the Mail.

2011-04-08: Received Green Cards.

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Hi mtigato, sorry I know this is a canadian forum but really just wanted to know how u knew that u were put on AP even after recving the welcome letter? I had my interview in lagos on 26th and still no visa. did they write u or what? Pls pls pls reply this post pls. Anybody.

Inky is correct.

I called DoS to ask about my visa and the operator said it had not been issued yet and that I was in "administrative processing." I just have no idea WHY I'm in AP. My husband and I have a child together so there can be no doubt that it's a real relationship. And we dated for two years before getting married, and now we've been married almost two years. I was born in Canada; he was born in the US. We are only 5 years apart in age. We have spotless histories; there should be no problem with background checks. Why? Why am I in AP? Where is the red flag?

C.

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no i didnt get a welcome letter..but the consular told me it might take 4 to 8 weeks...he gave me a white letter saying that i m in AP...he wanted to keep my passport but i kept it with me...n said whn its done they will call u and ask you to send your passport..

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no i didnt get a welcome letter..but the consular told me it might take 4 to 8 weeks...he gave me a white letter saying that i m in AP...he wanted to keep my passport but i kept it with me...n said whn its done they will call u and ask you to send your passport..

Did he give you a reason for AP? Although I think having a passport is a great thing, I would not have taken my home with me.

In my opinion that is going to make the wait even longer as They do not process mail very quickly, you may be in AP for say a 6

weeks but then it could take them another 6 weeks to find your package and stamp/return your passport. Again just my opinion as

MTL really is slow at times.

I am sure you have your reasoning for keeping your passport and I am not bashing you at all :)


~~~Marriage : 2009-07-10~~~

~~~I-130 Sent : 2009-11-24~~~

~~~ Medical : 2010-09-28~~~ ~~~ MTL Interview : 2010-10-20~~~ ~~~ APPROVED~~~

~~~POE Date :2010-10-31~~~ ~~~Received SSN's 2010-11-08~~

~~~Welcome Letter/Notice Receipt :2010-11-30~~~ ~~~Received Our Green Cards 2010-12-06~~~

~~~ ROC :2012-08-20~~~ ~~~NOA1 :2012-08-28~~~ ~~~BIO :2012-09-25~~~~

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I have seen a lot more cases of late that are ending up in AP... Anyone have any ideas?


Fatih and Kelly's Visa Journey

2010- 12-10: Sent I-130 and DS-230 Complete Package to US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey via UPS

which included everything BUT the Kitchen SINK!

2010-12-13: Per UPS, Package has been received at American Consulate in Ankara, Turkey

2011-01-20: Received Email from US Embassy in Ankara

INTERVIEW DATE 03/08/2011 @ 8:30 am !!!

2011-03-08: Placed in AP

I will NEVER give up and WILL fight to the END!

Apologies if I state in a comment that my husband and I have been together for years & years. It's just that I can hardly remember a time when he and I were not together.

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hey thnks for your reply..they actually didnt give me any reason all he said was everythng is fine..you guys came well prepared ..but we need to do administrative processing..i was thnking of keeping my passport with them..then its my only id in canada so wanted to keep with me.

i just hope it goes fast..anyone here in canada forum went thrugh the same AP..just wanna knw how long it might take .

thank you

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hey thnks for your reply..they actually didnt give me any reason all he said was everythng is fine..you guys came well prepared ..but we need to do administrative processing..i was thnking of keeping my passport with them..then its my only id in canada so wanted to keep with me.

i just hope it goes fast..anyone here in canada forum went thrugh the same AP..just wanna knw how long it might take .

thank you

If I were you, I'd apply now for some other Canadian ID--like a driver's license...or in BC we have "BC ID" which has the same ID value as a driver's license but just doesn't entitle you to drive. Maybe other provinces have something similar if you're not living in BC. I say this, because as Canadiandgal suggested, you may end up being without your passport for a while once they tell you to send it in. It'll probably sit in their mail room for a while.

I am very sympathetic. I think it's crazy that they can hang onto our passports so long.

On another topic...I've got to say...I kind of think it's unfair that I didn't get proper notification that I'm in AP. Why did they give me the welcome letter and then put me in AP?! It seems to me I should have had the AP letter you got! Either that, or I should have my visa!

best wishes,

c

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hey thnks for your reply..they actually didnt give me any reason all he said was everythng is fine..you guys came well prepared ..but we need to do administrative processing..i was thnking of keeping my passport with them..then its my only id in canada so wanted to keep with me.

i just hope it goes fast..anyone here in canada forum went thrugh the same AP..just wanna knw how long it might take .

thank you

Are you a Canadian born citizen? or are you from another country and got Canadian Citizenship?

The reason I ask is you said your passport is your ONLY ID. Generally people have other ID like the Canadian photo ID health card that everyone has, Drivers license etc.

If you are from certain other countrys you will get a required AP even if you have obtained Canadian Citizenship.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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mtlgato, i so totally agree with you. why give someone a welcome letter only to then place them on AP??? APs should all have been resolved b4 ever giving someone a welcome letter. Do these pple know they toy with pple's lives and emotions? is there no way or no where to complain to? Why give them so much power to play God?


F2A from my husband, for me and our children.

2005-05-21: Got married to my man.

Priority Date: Dec 26, 2006

2006-12-23: I-130 Sent

2007-01-05: I-130 NOA1

2009-05-21: I-130 Approved

2009-06-04: NVC Case No. generated

2010-01-15: DS-3032 / I-864 Bill generated

2010-01-17: Choice of Agent sent via e-mail

2010-01-22: Paid I-864 Bill

2010-01-25: I-864 Bill shows PAID

2010-01-28: Received email saying: Choice of agent accepted/IV bill generated.

2010-01-28: Paid IV bill.

2010-02-25: Sent out completed I-864 and DS- 230.

2010-04-08: Case Complete.

2010-05-03: Interview scheduled for June 2nd 2010 as per NVC live operator.

2010-06-02: 221g refusal pending return of requested document.

2010-06-03: Obtained the requested document. E-mailed consulate requesting a new interview date.

2011-01-26: Visas Approved! To be picked up Feb 2nd.

2011-02-01: Got an e-mail stating Visas aint ready for pick-up yet!! Oh God PLSSSSSSS.

2011-02-09: Got a reply to my incenssant e-mails scolding me for writing, and asking me to refrain from writing more letters, and stating officially that am on AP!!!

2011-03-15: Picked up Visas. Oh My God!

2011-03-21: POE, Atlanta Georgia. Find it hard to believe this is truly happening. Thank you God.

NOW IN THE US.

2011-03-28: Received our Social Security Cards in the Mail.

2011-04-08: Received Green Cards.

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