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Hello my lovely VJers!

My interview was on 5th Feb 2013 at US embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Everthing went well and interview was very easy, however, the CO gave me a white sheet of 221g and checked the Additional Administrative Processing field.

He also handed over to me a Domestic violence paper, returned my Original BC, MC and my passport and explained $165 new fee of USICS to be paid before I depart for the US and said to wait their call.

What are the signs of all of these?

I am quite nervous and confused at the same time.

Please share your thoughts and experiences.

Thank you vjers?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

What is the domestic violence paper?

good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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What is the domestic violence paper?

good luck

I am sorry I could not explain enough.

Its a paper which lists the rights of immigrants in case of domestic violence in the US against spouses plus how and where to seek assistance during those situations.

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

I'm not 100% sure but maybe it is just AP for additional name checks.



See my Timeline for details of our visa journey
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo 
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130
21-Nov-2011 NOA1
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days
10-Jan-2013 Case complete via email

28-Feb-2013 Interview, result AP
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours
30-Apr-2013 POE Chicago O'Hare - He's home!

04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California

12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC
16-Mar-2015 Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!
08-Nov-2016 Card is mailed
10-Nov-2016 Card is Delivered!!!! YAY

Biometrics appointment for 2020-03-27 has been cancelled until further notice as all field offices are closed because of COVID-19.

***NOA dated 12/10/2020 USCIS stated they are able to reuse previous Biometrics***

Interview was easy. My hubby's Oath Ceremony is scheduled for February 25th. I can't watch >sad< but happy he is getting his certificate!

25-FEB-2021 Oath Ceremony! My hubby is a Citizen!

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I'm not 100% sure but maybe it is just AP for additional name checks.

It seems that way to me and the worst thing about AP is that you do not have a clue of when they will contact you and what the decision will be!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan

It seems that way to me and the worst thing about AP is that you do not have a clue of when they will contact you and what the decision will be!!

there is no timeline for AP, it can last a week, a month, several months to a year or more. There is no way to bypass it or expedite it, it is done when it's done, no one can tell you how long it will be My husband had it for 10 weeks. After 60 days you can contact the DOS to check on the status of your case or you can check this link. Good luck!! https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=WwjqOlbeRYzCYubaSQI+RA==

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