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Who has waited in AP the longest?

How long have you waited in AP?  

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  1. 1. How long have you been waiting in AP?

    • 1-3 months
    • 3-6 months
    • 7 months
    • 8 months
    • 9 months
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    • 10 months
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    • 11 months
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    • 1 year
    • 1 year & 1 month
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    • 1 year & 2 months
    • 1 year & 3 months
    • 1 year & 4 months or longer


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Please help me collect some data about those currently waiting in AP...

Please post how long you've been waiting in AP and why you think you were put in AP or if there are any red flags in your case that are making it take so long (common muslim name, age differences, etc.)or anything else that is special or unique or happened in your case....

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God delays but doesn't forget.

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i am in Ap from last 2 years


Got ds 3032 :23 March 2010

Interview : 09-09-2010 Result :Administrative Processing

In december 2010 priority dates retrogessed and wait priority date current again in

MARCH 2012 2nd

Medical submit :07 March 2012 Result :Administrative Processing

3rd Medical submit :28th Feb 2013 Result Administrative Processing

4th Medical submit :26th Feb 2014 Result :Got email reply from embassy that they will call me for finger prints and oath ..and still waiting Got call for finger prints and oath

on 12th MAY Went for finger prints and oath :21th May Result :ApprovedVisa Issued :22.05.2014

visa Issued Today after 3 years 8 months and 13 days

Green Card fee paid : 05/06/2014

Poe :17/06/2014

Ssn Received :27-06-2014

Green Card Produced and Mailed :07/22/2014

Got 10 YEAR Green Card :25/07/2014

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We've been in AP for 2years & half. Yes, 29months! Why were we put on AP? I wish I knew. My husband's first & last names are NOT a common name, yet his middle name maybe. We are only 5years apart so I don't think that matters. & the interview went well, our daughter & I were physically there and I thought everything went smoothly but he gave us a blue sheet. I'm having our second baby due any day now. It's very difficult to be apart. I've done all that I can & nothing has helped. From my emails to senators emails, the only thing we get is, 'case is undergoing admin process, wait until we finish' . I mean I'm all for safety and security but why should it take more than 2years & a half & counting to check on someone's case & background. It's beyond ridiculous. I wouldn't even wish my worst enemy to go through admin process. It's just not fair and the lack of attention they show cases that go through admin process is very fustrating.

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Yesterday was one year in AP for us....I cannot imagine waiting another whole year or more :( I am thankful that we don't have children and my heart breaks for those who do - it must make this process so much more difficult... Making us wait this long is a cruel punishment - I pray for all of our cases to be resolved asap! I've had my Senator make several inquiries and I've recently written to the White House asking President Obama to please help those in Administrative Processing and please expedite all cases pending over a year - I have not heard a response yet and I'm not sure I will. Desperately trying to remain hopeful that something good will happen...


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I am under Administrative review for 2 months


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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I have contacted also president Obama on may and the DOS sent me a reply on july saying that my case is still under administrative processing. They said that they are aware of my concerns and will contact my husband as soon as the administrative processing is completed. It's been 3 months now and still we are waiting. I am in AP since october 5th 2011, I don't even know how long I will have to wait to be with my husband in order to start our family together.

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We are on our second go round with AP. We were in AP for 16 months and had our case denied. It was sent back to USCIS and reaffirmed. After it was sent back to the embassy they put our case in AP again. At this time we have been waiting 4 months for another interview.

I too wrote to the President about the long AP's from Pakistan. My letter was sent to the Dept of State and they wrote me back. Telling me we were in AP and that they would contact my husband when AP was finished.

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This is not right - if they are going to throw every Muslim in AP they should take the responsibility to process the cases in a timely manner - and expedite those pending over a year...this is far too long to wait - I find it completely unacceptable - they need to find a quicker and more efficient way to process these cases!

I have considered starting a change.org petition and writing to the media - however, if I do, it needs to be executed properly and with realistic expectations - it would be helpful if we could get as many AP'ers on board as possible - and maybe even a lawyer to help us manage our expectations and help w/the wording of it all - this is a huge problem that is affecting many problems and this issue needs to get some attention....


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We've been in AP for 16 months after his interview we submitted the requested documents and haven't heard from them since, no other interviews or docs requested nothing! My daughters brain tumor has increased in size from 4x5 cm to 10x12 and another one growing on her optic nerve 5x6 cm... She is being monitored closely for brain damage, stroke, seizures or death. We submitted those medical records in july and all we know is they reviewed them and then nothing!

I cant leave her to visit my husband and I cant take her with me due to the cabin pressure of the plane which could cause brain damage or stroke and once we get there what facility could do brain surgery if we needed it?"??... we're totally lost and heartbroken. But all we can do is wait and make inquiries... we can deal with 6 months even 9 months of AP but it shouldn't last over a year i feel so broken.


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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We've been in AP for 16 months after his interview we submitted the requested documents and haven't heard from them since, no other interviews or docs requested nothing! My daughters brain tumor has increased in size from 4x5 cm to 10x12 and another one growing on her optic nerve 5x6 cm... She is being monitored closely for brain damage, stroke, seizures or death. We submitted those medical records in july and all we know is they reviewed them and then nothing!

I cant leave her to visit my husband and I cant take her with me due to the cabin pressure of the plane which could cause brain damage or stroke and once we get there what facility could do brain surgery if we needed it?"??... we're totally lost and heartbroken. But all we can do is wait and make inquiries... we can deal with 6 months even 9 months of AP but it shouldn't last over a year i feel so broken.

So sorry to hear that. I don't even know what to say. Prayers for your daughter and may you be soon reunited and under one roof.

We were in AP for 16 month and then the petition was returned.


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I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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EAbbas,

I'm so sorry about your daughters health. I will pray for her and for you and your husband. I can't imagine what you are going through waiting all this time for your husband with a sick child to worry about. You are a strong woman and may God bless you soon with a visa for your husband.

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