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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana

Babs was told to pick up his visa today at 3. When he was called, the CO told him that she was very sorry and she knows he has been patient and that they wanted to give him the visa today, but, even though our documents are fine and our relationship is fine, the case is still in admin processing (what???). She gave him back his passport and a white sheet and said she'd call.

We've already done 6 months of admin processing, before they called him back and told him he was approved. During this whole approval drama, Babs was attacked by armed robbers on his way to the embassy, had to get a new passport, and also got a new biometric birth certificate (which he gave to the embassy when he turned in the new passport for the visa two weeks ago). Why would they call him in multiple times and make him do all that running around if they were just going to take it back? What could have happened? And what can we do about it?

The white sheet says something like: "The visa has been temporarily refused according to INA section 221g as we lack certain documents or information needed to reach a final decision." They didn't ask for any documents, but circled "awaiting results of administrative processing" and then the CO wrote "We'll call" and signed it.

I'm so frustrated. After the robbery, it's really difficult waiting every time Babs goes to the embassy and worrying about what could happen. On the up side, he's buddy buddy with all the security and embassy staff by now:)

Jen and Babs

Psalm 20:5

1/01/2007 - First date

2/04/2010 - I-129F sent

2/08/2010 - NOA1

3/30/2010 - NOA2 Approved!!

4/07/2010 - NVC received

5/12/2010 - Packet picked up/interview date assigned

10/25/2010 - Finally back in Ghana to visit!

11/01/2010 - Interview--mostly positive, but consular officer requires cosponsor

11/24/2010 - 3rd appt.--Finally have all documents in. Result-Administrative Processing! Consulate says they will contact my fiance

05/18/2011 - Admin processing complete! Babs is asked to appear at the embassy on the 25th.

05/25/2011 - En route to the embassy, Babs is robbed on the roadside. His passport and other papers are all stolen. After filling out a police report, he arrives at the embassy a little late, and they allow him in to speak to the CO, even though he has no valid ID. Thank God! The CO gives him another appointment on June 15th, to bring a new passport and also an updated police certificate.

06/14/2011 - New passport (expedited) ready.

06/15/2011 - The CO finds a missing stamp on the new passport. Sends Babs back to the passport office and tells him to return in the afternoon. All is taken care of. VISA APPROVED!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!

06/24/2011 - Visa pick up date--told to return on the 30th.

06/30/2011 - Babs returns but doesn't get the visa. Back in AP!

10/05/2011 - Embassy brings Babs back with updated medical. Approved!! CO sets pick-up for only 2 days away, so as not to delay him any longer.

10/07/2011 - VISA IN HAND!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland

First and foremost, get transport to and from the embassy if there's a real risk of getting robbed. I hope to God he's careful so he can get himself home.

I hope your situation gets resolved soon. God Bless.

I can't wait to be home with my love.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana

On my goodness! What is this am reading.admin processing again.why then did the embassy gave him a blue slip to pick up visa.this is so unfair and disgusting. I am very very sorry for the two of you. It shall be well,i pray they call him soon.

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