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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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I am a student applying from Kenya.. I managed to get into the university of utah and also had an interview with the US consulate in Nairobi. I was not denied the visa but instead was told that I was going to be subjected to administrative processing.. I just wanted to find out the normal duration of this process and also if i will require another interview.

P/S: I was given a blue slip giving some details about the processing.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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Is anything noted on the blue slip? Does it ask for more documents? Or simply states that you are put in AP?

What is the degree you plan to pursue? Certain academic fields may require visas mantis clearance and additional security/background checks.

There is not really any way of knowing the duration. Could be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

Best of luck to you.


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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Hey thanks for the best wishes.. I had applied for an F1 visa but did not declare my undergrad major.. So the I20 does not specify what degree I wanted to pursue.. Well, that's common in US.. I mean people always change majors without any problems.. So this blue slip simply states that the office is unable to conclude my NIV application at this time as they require additional information or screening..additional documents may be asked for once the embassy contacts me i.e the I20 form and passport..I am just slightly worried that it will delay more than usual, because I don't hold Kenyan citizenship and my name is quite common. Anyways, let's wait and see.. It's been about 2 weeks so far.. You know what's really frustrating? It's the fact that I don't know what's going to happen.. Will it go through or not? That makes it hard to make any future plans..

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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What is your nationality?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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I thought that might be the case.

Assume months, how many is anybody's guess, you see years sometimes but that is unusual.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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nowadays, the administrative processing takes anytime from 1 day to 90 days period. some nationals has to be cleared from the FBI. I remember mine took 41 days. after 90 days, if the embassy didn't receive anything from the FBI, they will consider that as " no record", and they will issue u the visa. that's why they will tell you don't' contact the embassy before 90 days.

Since you hold a Pakistani Passport, definitely you have to go through the administrative processing. you have nothing to worry about, just relax and keep checking your case number on the embassy website.

GoodLuck

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AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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Thank you for the info..,it's actually just been about 20days since the interview.. Yeah, on the blue form, it says that I should refrain from contacting the embassy until 60days have passed.. Well right now, time seems to be moving really slowly. Oh yeah, about the case number, I wasn't given any and neither was I told to check the status online.. And they did not retain my passport.. The consular officer simply said that they'll give me a call..I don't know how the system works in other countries.. Yeah, Pakistani nationals often have alot of security issues... Well, I can't blame other governments for their stern background checks on Pakistani passport holders..Anyways, the more the information I'm getting about administrative processing, the more I'm feeling relaxed because I have nothing to worry about. Let the US government do its job:)

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I got the blue paper too, and it didn't ask for any more documents.

Just simply told me to wait, I have waited for 2 weeks and they finally called my home phone to tell me I was approved.

No need for another interview, I went back to the consulate, did everything just like first interview, turned in your paperwork and wait for them to call your name. When they called my name, I went to the window and they gave me the little card says I am approved. Very easy, didn't need to talk to any of the interview officer.

Good Luck to you!!


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AOS from F1:
Day0 -- 2012.05.08 Sent packet through USPS
Day1 -- 2012.05.09 Packet delivered at 1:29pm
Day7 -- 2012.05.15 Emails/texts acceptance confirmation at 5:16pm
Day8 -- 2012.05.16 Checks been cashed in the morning
Day11--2012.05.19 I-797C 4 hard copies received.
Day14--2012.05.22 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for June 5th.
Day15--2012.05.23 Biometrics Completed at 1:30pm (2 weeks earlier than the scheduled date)
Day27--2012.06.04 Card production ordered for EAD&AP
Day28--2012.06.05 Second card production ordered email received for EAD.(why?)
Day30--2012.06.07 EAD&AP Combo Card mailed
Day32--2012.06.09 EAD&AP Combo Card received
Day98--2012.08.14 Interview scheduled for Sep.18th @12:30pm(thank god I don't have school that day)
Day100-2012.08.16 Interview notice hard copy received
Day133-2012.09.18 Interview!! I-485 updated to Card Production around 3:30pm
Day134-2012.09.19 Online Update: I-130 approved; I-485 New permanent Resident Status Registered.
Day136-2012.09.21 Second Card production Email.
Day141-2012.09.26 GreenCard received. (Done for 2 years!)

ROC:

Day0 -- 2014.07.07 Sent package to CSC by USPS

Day1 -- 2014.07.08 Package delivered

Day3 -- 2014.07.10 Check has been cashed

Day4 -- 2014.07.11 I-797 Hard Copy Received

Day12--2014.07.19 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for Aug 5th.

Day23--2014.07.30 Biometrics Completed @1pm (6 days early)

Day95--2014.10.10 Card Production

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Do you know why they are holding on your visa?

I asked them before I left at the first interview, they said something about my age(being too young to graduated from high school) and about my parents work.

I didn't quite understand, but turned out they did call my parents work and asked if my parents really work there.

And the called my high school principal office to asked if I was really graduating.

After they verifying everything, they approved my visa.


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AOS from F1:
Day0 -- 2012.05.08 Sent packet through USPS
Day1 -- 2012.05.09 Packet delivered at 1:29pm
Day7 -- 2012.05.15 Emails/texts acceptance confirmation at 5:16pm
Day8 -- 2012.05.16 Checks been cashed in the morning
Day11--2012.05.19 I-797C 4 hard copies received.
Day14--2012.05.22 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for June 5th.
Day15--2012.05.23 Biometrics Completed at 1:30pm (2 weeks earlier than the scheduled date)
Day27--2012.06.04 Card production ordered for EAD&AP
Day28--2012.06.05 Second card production ordered email received for EAD.(why?)
Day30--2012.06.07 EAD&AP Combo Card mailed
Day32--2012.06.09 EAD&AP Combo Card received
Day98--2012.08.14 Interview scheduled for Sep.18th @12:30pm(thank god I don't have school that day)
Day100-2012.08.16 Interview notice hard copy received
Day133-2012.09.18 Interview!! I-485 updated to Card Production around 3:30pm
Day134-2012.09.19 Online Update: I-130 approved; I-485 New permanent Resident Status Registered.
Day136-2012.09.21 Second Card production Email.
Day141-2012.09.26 GreenCard received. (Done for 2 years!)

ROC:

Day0 -- 2014.07.07 Sent package to CSC by USPS

Day1 -- 2014.07.08 Package delivered

Day3 -- 2014.07.10 Check has been cashed

Day4 -- 2014.07.11 I-797 Hard Copy Received

Day12--2014.07.19 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for Aug 5th.

Day23--2014.07.30 Biometrics Completed @1pm (6 days early)

Day95--2014.10.10 Card Production

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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Hey guys.. Guess what??? I just got an email from the embassy stating that my admin processing has been completed and that I need to mail my passport as soon as I can!! Yay!!!:) I'm so happy today!! The best day of my life..,well, I just wanted to ask, I couldn't make it in time for summer semester, but I have the I-20 for the summer which states that I should've been in school on 15/05/12. But I couldn't possibly have travelled because I didn't have the visa. So, do I need to reapply for fall and have a new I20 before sending the passport or should I send the passport with the old I20 now?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Was your I-20 ONLY for the summer semester, or for the whole year/ course of several year's length?


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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