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I submitted the I-129 fiance application May 2011. My fiance had his interview over a month ago on November 25, 2011. We thought he would have his visa by now and don't understand what is taking so long. When I called to ask about it, they said the man in charge of our case was gone for the holidays and would be back "soon" but that our case was still processing even though he was still gone. They would not tell me what "processing" means. I thought they did all that stuff before the interview and that the interview was the last and final thing! I am getting frustrated and am wondering if this time frame is normal or if this seems a bit delayed. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks so much!!

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You mean 2012 no?

Your fiancé might have been put in ap, what did they say at the interview? Was he approved, did they keep his passport?

Xmas and New Years do slow things down...


Noa 1 August 15th 2011
Noa 2 March 2nd


NVC case numbers March 22nd
My sons AOS and IV bill paid March 23rd (status in progress)
My sons AOS and IV bill shows as paid March 26
My IV bill paid March 26
Both packages sent on March 26
My IV bill shows as paid on March 27th
CC on both cases March 30


Current record holder of fastest through the NVC :D

Medical exam in Stockholm April 13th
Interview on May 16th !!!

POE Anchorage July 12th!! 2012

July 2015 n-400 in the mail

September 2015, interview

October 23rd 2015, Oath ceremony!!!!!​​

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It does sound like his case is in AP. Additional Processing, and it can take a few weeks, and in some cases several months. They will sometimes advise that a case is in AP if you ask that specific question, but they will not give you any information beyond that while the process is ongoing. There is also no time frame for completion. Sorry you were unaware that the interview is not possibly the last thing on the list.


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You mean 2012 no?

Your fiancé might have been put in ap, what did they say at the interview? Was he approved, did they keep his passport?

Xmas and New Years do slow things down...

You mean 2012 no?

Your fiancé might have been put in ap, what did they say at the interview? Was he approved, did they keep his passport?

Xmas and New Years do slow things down...

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Yes, his interview was last November on the 25th. They did not keep his passport. 3 people talked with him and 2 people seemed satisfied but 1 man told him to come back with a letter of employment from his job. We didn't understand why this was relevant to our case since he could be jobless and should still be allowed to get a visa since I am the one who has to prove I can support him (and I did prove that). But he did as he was asked and took an official letter back to the embassy 4 days later. At that time, they told him the man who had requested it was gone on vacation and would return "soon." No one else was allowed to handle our case. I called about it a few days ago and they said the man was still gone but would return "soon." (grrrrrr) I am hoping things are just going slowly because of the holidays as you suggested....

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call DoS Hotline (# in my profile, left panel), get a Human, inquire for casefile status.

ask specifically - 'Is the casefile in administrative review or administrative procesing or in additional processing?'

and Good Luck !


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Well you haven't been approved yet. Hopefully that man comes back soon or you get some news from DoS


Noa 1 August 15th 2011
Noa 2 March 2nd


NVC case numbers March 22nd
My sons AOS and IV bill paid March 23rd (status in progress)
My sons AOS and IV bill shows as paid March 26
My IV bill paid March 26
Both packages sent on March 26
My IV bill shows as paid on March 27th
CC on both cases March 30


Current record holder of fastest through the NVC :D

Medical exam in Stockholm April 13th
Interview on May 16th !!!

POE Anchorage July 12th!! 2012

July 2015 n-400 in the mail

September 2015, interview

October 23rd 2015, Oath ceremony!!!!!​​

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He didn't get any paper. ???

So he received no written instructions on what you guys need to hand in, in order to be approved? You got some phone calls to make! He sending in papers regarding his job makes no sense at all. You need to find out exactly what you need! As it is now you are not approved


Noa 1 August 15th 2011
Noa 2 March 2nd


NVC case numbers March 22nd
My sons AOS and IV bill paid March 23rd (status in progress)
My sons AOS and IV bill shows as paid March 26
My IV bill paid March 26
Both packages sent on March 26
My IV bill shows as paid on March 27th
CC on both cases March 30


Current record holder of fastest through the NVC :D

Medical exam in Stockholm April 13th
Interview on May 16th !!!

POE Anchorage July 12th!! 2012

July 2015 n-400 in the mail

September 2015, interview

October 23rd 2015, Oath ceremony!!!!!​​

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


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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