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After Admin processing for 221 days finally K1 Visa approved for my fiancee today at Tunis consulate. My congressman in Texas was instrumental in helping us get updates from the Tunis consulate. This was one the most trying few months for us and I am happy the nightmare is over, my advice is to be persistent during the admin processing. I kept calling Tunis consulate, congressman and DOS of state regularly and sent emails to Tunis consulate requesting for updates.

The irony is when they finally sent me the email on 9/05/12, I missed the email due high volume of emails coming to my inbox and when I called the DOS on Monday, I was informed that my fiance needs to take the passport at the consulate which she did on Tuesday but she could not get through the security due to the unfortunate incidents of 9/14, I wrote another email to the consulate and they asked her to come to the consulate at10 am today, she had the visa in her hand in 2 hours.

Tunis consular staff was very professional in handling the visa petition and doing their due diligence.

This site has been fundamental for in understanding what Admin Processing is and how to deal with our situation...

Have a good night.

Salman

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After Admin processing for 221 days finally K1 Visa approved for my fiancee today at Tunis consulate. My congressman in Texas was instrumental in helping us get updates from the Tunis consulate. This was one the most trying few months for us and I am happy the nightmare is over, my advice is to be persistent during the admin processing. I kept calling Tunis consulate, congressman and DOS of state regularly and sent emails to Tunis consulate requesting for updates.

The irony is when they finally sent me the email on 9/05/12, I missed the email due high volume of emails coming to my inbox and when I called the DOS on Monday, I was informed that my fiance needs to take the passport at the consulate which she did on Tuesday but she could not get through the security due to the unfortunate incidents of 9/14, I wrote another email to the consulate and they asked her to come to the consulate at10 am today, she had the visa in her hand in 2 hours.

Tunis consular staff was very professional in handling the visa petition and doing their due diligence.

This site has been fundamental for in understanding what Admin Processing is and how to deal with our situation...

Have a good night.

Salman

Did they ever tell you why she was in AP and why for so long? I'm curious if this is typical in Tunis...

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Congratulations!


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K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Texas Service Center
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2011-03-07
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-07-08
Interview Date : 2011-11-01
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2011-11-03
US Entry : 2012-02-28
Marriage : 2012-03-05
AOS sent: 05/16/2012
AOS received USCIS: 5/23/2012
EAD Delivered: 8/3/2012
AOS Interview: 08/20/2012.
Green Card Received: 08/27/2012

ROC Form Sent 07/17/2014

ROC NOA 07/24/2014
ROC Biometrics Appt. 8/21/2014
ROC RFE 10/2014 Evidence sent 1/4/2014

ROC Approval Letter received 1/13/2015

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ConGraTuLaTions :):dance::star:


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Congrats!


November 19, 2010 - Met for the first time on first trip to JA

February 2011 - Second trip to JA

May 2011 - Third trip to JA

February 10, 2012 - Engaged on Fourth trip to JA

February 13, 2012 – I-129F Mailed: VSC

February 22, 2012 – NOA1

August 10, 2012 – NOA2

August 17, 2012 - NVC received

August 23, 2012 - Jamaican Consulate received

August 30, 2012 – emailed DS-230

August 31, 2012 - Consulate verified receipt of DS-230 by email

September 17, 2012 - Packet 4 received

October 4, 2012 - Medical Appointment

October 19, 2012 - Interview

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Congratulations!

*** Thread moved from K-1 Process to K-1 Progress. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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:dance: :dance: CONGRATULATIONS !!! :dance: :dance:


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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:dance: Congratulations :dance: Edited by reese1

Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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