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So....I went online to check the status of our visa...and come to find out it is in Administrative Processing!! Why?? I have noooooo idea!!! Everything went so well at the interview, the IO told us that we were approved, gave us the green slip to pay domex, and said nothing else!!! He stayed with all his (Fiance) documents and did not ask for any paper or evidence other than the necessary (which I made sure of). I found this out yesterday, so I called NVC today to verify if the information on the website was accurate, and a very polite woman told me that yes indeed it was in AP. The only information that she told me was that they were not asking for extra documents or evidence. At this time all I can do is wait for an answer, and she didn't give me a time frame either. She did say I can call everyday to check. What can they be possibly checking?

I am so sad, b/c I was hoping for my man to go home with me, since I am having surgery this week :( I know some of you have been in this situation and/or is still in this situation. Can anyone share some info that I am not aware of? Thank you once again guys....

xoxoxo


USCIS
06/15/2012- Sent 129-F
06/18/2012- 129-F Application Received at Texas Lockbox
06/21/2012- Email and Text of NOA1
06/25/2012- Hardcopy I-797 received (Vermont it is)
02/08/2013- RFE sad.png
02/25/2013- RFE Received
03/25/2013- NOA 2 (Finally)
04/08/2013- CASE # Assigned and sent to Consulate
05/16/2013- Interview- Approved!!!!!

Broke off relationship sometime late 2013

Placed on AP for 10 months and then withdrew the petition 02/2014….

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If the officer told you that you were approved then you must be approved. Send an email or inquiry to the embassy. Ask them what is going on. Pray pray and pray! that everything is alright. I'm sure they just put AP so that they can finish processing your information in the system. Hopefully it will only be a few days. Every one that I have read, if the CO says approved then you should be fine. Don't sweat it, maybe they are just verifying some documents or certificates and list AP until they can print the visa. it's only been a few days, My fiance and I were put on AP and luckily it only lasted i believe a month. I cried my eyes out. Don't stress it, just pray and I'm sure you'll be fine. It's probably just saying that until the CO submits everything and sends it all off to be printed.

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Sorry to hear that you are in AP. Who knows what or why, it could be something simple and may only take a few weeks for them to sort it out. Since they did tell you that you were approved at the interview I don't think you will be in AP for that long. I suggest sending an email to the Embassy just to see what they say. Although they are not going to tell you what you are in AP for or how long it will actually last.


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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

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Call the embassy. Admin processing is just a general term used in the immigration field.....it can mean anything. When my case was denied. In my first interview i asked DOS for update on my case and they said it was undergoing admin process. Everytime i called they would say that. I asked y they kept saying that if my case was being returned and they said that thats what the have to say until the case is resolved. Just recently when my case was in NVC, after being reaffirmed, and they forward it to DR i called DOS for updates and they said ...its undergoing admin process. So dont worry kerida mia....it might be something minor and usually if it is in AP they usually tell you when they approve you....sometimes they even tell u why (like a medical result was missing). Call them mija.....suerte : )

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Thank you guys!! I will email the embassy tomorrow. I leave back to FL Wednesday, with sadness in my heart, but thanks to the information given to me by you all, I will leave with peace in my heart, and faith that the heavenly father has this situation in his hands. I will let everyone know as soon as I get a response.

xoxoxoxo


USCIS
06/15/2012- Sent 129-F
06/18/2012- 129-F Application Received at Texas Lockbox
06/21/2012- Email and Text of NOA1
06/25/2012- Hardcopy I-797 received (Vermont it is)
02/08/2013- RFE sad.png
02/25/2013- RFE Received
03/25/2013- NOA 2 (Finally)
04/08/2013- CASE # Assigned and sent to Consulate
05/16/2013- Interview- Approved!!!!!

Broke off relationship sometime late 2013

Placed on AP for 10 months and then withdrew the petition 02/2014….

Living my life day by day….no stress smile.png

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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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I'm so sorry and Good Luck to you both!


I-129F

July of 2010: We met in Eritrean when I was on vacation.

August of 2010: Returned to U.S and we spoke on the phone everyday and still do (very costly).

December of 2010 to January 2011: went back to Eritrea to see him.

January 11, 2011- Engaged.

March 2, 2011: I-129F sent

March 13, 2012: Second interview. Placed on Administrative Processing.

October 16, 2012: Case sent back to USCIS

November 16, 2012 Case reaffirmed and sent back to the Department of State (according to the USCIS SITE)

November 28, 2012 Vermont Service Center received Petition back from Embassy.

March 2013- Returned K1 validity expired. Here we go again.... !

I-130

March 15, 2013 Married

April 29, 2013 Filed I-130

May 2, 2013: Received NOA1 via text/email

May 6, 2013: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail

XX- XX, 2013: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!

XX- XX, 2013: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail

XX- X, 2013: NVC received file

XX- X, 2013: NVC case number assigned

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Praying for quick answers for you!


Dec 13, 2012 ~ heart.gif Married my Best Friend heart.gif

Jan 18, 2013 ~ Mailed I 130

Jan 22, 2013 ~ I 130 Received at USCIS

May 10, 2013 ~ I 130 Approved

July 2, 2013 ~ NVC Received packet from USCIS

July 8, 2013 ~ Got NVC Case #, Invoice # & Beneficiary #

July 10, 2013 ~ Sent DS 3032 by email

July 15, 2013~ Received DS3032/I-864 email

July 15, 2013 ~ Sent I-864 Payment... Re-sent DS 3032 Supervisor Review

July 16, 2013 ~ AOS shows PAID

July 17, 2013 ~ Mailed AOS package

July 22, 2013 ~ AOS received at NVC

July 25, 2013 ~ Accepted DS 3032 email

July 26, 2013 ~ Received IV Bill

July 27, 2013 ~ Paid IV Bill

July 31, 2013 ~ IV Bill Shows Paid, Mailed IV Packet!

Aug 01, 2013 ~ NVC received DS 230 packet

Aug 12, 2013 ~ Called NVC and was told I had a checklist on AOS..uuuggghhhhh

Aug 19, 2013 ~ NVC received corrected AOS

Aug 23, 2013 ~ Received Checklist on DS230..need Birth Certificate in Extensa

Sept 9, 2013 ~ NVC Received correct Birth Certificate, but now being told 30 business day review instead of 20 sad.png

Sept 13, 2013 ~ Did the DS 260 online...another 30 business day review ..Ugghhhhh...was told we didn't need to do this, but now we do mad.gif

Oct 2, 2013 ~ CASE COMPLETE AND INTERVIEW DATE OF NOV. 20th!! WAHOOOOO!

Nov 20, 2013 ~ VISA APROVADA!!

Nov 26, 2013 ~ Picked Up Visa in Santo Domingo at Domex

Nov 27, 2013 ~ POE Atlanta....Then flew to Illinois....Picked my Hubby up at the Airport!!!






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don't worry much, I was on AP then, but they gave me a 221g...for your case that they didn't give you any and was told that you were approved...it must be that they're just making some verification of your docs or making name checks...chill and wait patiently...you'll be fine...goodluck!

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Sorry to hear about your case, I was also approved and everything went well, two weeks later we were put on AP, still waiting four months later, I keep calling and they just keep telling me that it is a good case and that it is still undergoing verification, some say that this is do so you won't have any problems at POE, some say that this happens when the consulate is a their busiest time. I'm not sure anymore, just hope this process will be over soon. Good luck and be patient........ On a positive note you guys were approved! good luck


1/2008 Met

11/2008 Became a couple

10/23/2010 Visited for the first time :)

12/31/2010 Proposed on New years Eve

4/8/2011 Visited for 2 weeks

12/22/2011 Our first Christmas together ♥

5/9/2012 I-129F mailed

5/11/2012 Received NOA1

5/15/2012 Visited again

11/13/2012 NOA2 text received

11/16/2012 NOA2 hard copy received

11/16/2012 NVC Received case

11/19/2012 NVC number assigned

11/20/2012 CASE forwarded to DR

11/30/2012 Cita (Interview) set for 1/16/2013

12/20/2012 package 4 received

12/28/2012 Medical Done

1/04/2013 Banco Popular paid

1/16/2013 Interview/Cita....APPROVED

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Sorry to hear about your case, I was also approved and everything went well, two weeks later we were put on AP, still waiting four months later, I keep calling and they just keep telling me that it is a good case and that it is still undergoing verification, some say that this is do so you won't have any problems at POE, some say that this happens when the consulate is a their busiest time. I'm not sure anymore, just hope this process will be over soon. Good luck and be patient........ On a positive note you guys were approved! good luck

Wow, I am trully sorry to hear that you have been on AP for quite some time. I am sure that you have called, but have they said why?? Seems to me that your interview went as smooth as mine or better. Did you email them? It has not even been a week and I am so sad. I can't imagine how you feel. Did they give you a time frame?

don't worry much, I was on AP then, but they gave me a 221g...for your case that they didn't give you any and was told that you were approved...it must be that they're just making some verification of your docs or making name checks...chill and wait patiently...you'll be fine...goodluck!

What is a 221g? But you were still approved?? Thank you for your inputs :)

Praying for quick answers for you!

Thank you so much!

Sorry to hear that you are in AP. Who knows what or why, it could be something simple and may only take a few weeks for them to sort it out. Since they did tell you that you were approved at the interview I don't think you will be in AP for that long. I suggest sending an email to the Embassy just to see what they say. Although they are not going to tell you what you are in AP for or how long it will actually last.

Thank you, sorry for your AP as well, I know it has been a long time for yourself. Did they tell you why were you put on AP?


USCIS
06/15/2012- Sent 129-F
06/18/2012- 129-F Application Received at Texas Lockbox
06/21/2012- Email and Text of NOA1
06/25/2012- Hardcopy I-797 received (Vermont it is)
02/08/2013- RFE sad.png
02/25/2013- RFE Received
03/25/2013- NOA 2 (Finally)
04/08/2013- CASE # Assigned and sent to Consulate
05/16/2013- Interview- Approved!!!!!

Broke off relationship sometime late 2013

Placed on AP for 10 months and then withdrew the petition 02/2014….

Living my life day by day….no stress smile.png

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Wow, I am trully sorry to hear that you have been on AP for quite some time. I am sure that you have called, but have they said why?? Seems to me that your interview went as smooth as mine or better. Did you email them? It has not even been a week and I am so sad. I can't imagine how you feel. Did they give you a time frame?

What is a 221g? But you were still approved?? Thank you for your inputs smile.png

Thank you so much!

Thank you, sorry for your AP as well, I know it has been a long time for yourself. Did they tell you why were you put on AP?

221g is soft denial, and they were askin for some missing docs from us....My hubby, fiancee then used to call the NVC and asked about our case and why we were under AP , though we already submitted the docs needed, and the NVC rep told him that all we need to do is wait for the news from the USEM in Bangkok...and after 3 days...I received my passport....one question...did the Consul keep your passport? if they do keep, might be that they are just doin some name checks....

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So....I went online to check the status of our visa...and come to find out it is in Administrative Processing!! Why?? I have noooooo idea!!! Everything went so well at the interview, the IO told us that we were approved, gave us the green slip to pay domex, and said nothing else!!! He stayed with all his (Fiance) documents and did not ask for any paper or evidence other than the necessary (which I made sure of). I found this out yesterday, so I called NVC today to verify if the information on the website was accurate, and a very polite woman told me that yes indeed it was in AP. The only information that she told me was that they were not asking for extra documents or evidence. At this time all I can do is wait for an answer, and she didn't give me a time frame either. She did say I can call everyday to check. What can they be possibly checking?

I am so sad, b/c I was hoping for my man to go home with me, since I am having surgery this week sad.png I know some of you have been in this situation and/or is still in this situation. Can anyone share some info that I am not aware of? Thank you once again guys....

xoxoxo

Did they keep your passport or gave it back to you?

In general is it possible to get the passport back for the duration of administrative processing?

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Did they keep your passport or gave it back to you?

In general is it possible to get the passport back for the duration of administrative processing?

No he stayed with his passport, and just told me to pay the mail courier and said that I was approved. He didn't say anything about our case undergoing AP :(

221g is soft denial, and they were askin for some missing docs from us....My hubby, fiancee then used to call the NVC and asked about our case and why we were under AP , though we already submitted the docs needed, and the NVC rep told him that all we need to do is wait for the news from the USEM in Bangkok...and after 3 days...I received my passport....one question...did the Consul keep your passport? if they do keep, might be that they are just doin some name checks....

oh ok, yes they kept his passport


USCIS
06/15/2012- Sent 129-F
06/18/2012- 129-F Application Received at Texas Lockbox
06/21/2012- Email and Text of NOA1
06/25/2012- Hardcopy I-797 received (Vermont it is)
02/08/2013- RFE sad.png
02/25/2013- RFE Received
03/25/2013- NOA 2 (Finally)
04/08/2013- CASE # Assigned and sent to Consulate
05/16/2013- Interview- Approved!!!!!

Broke off relationship sometime late 2013

Placed on AP for 10 months and then withdrew the petition 02/2014….

Living my life day by day….no stress smile.png

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No he stayed with his passport, and just told me to pay the mail courier and said that I was approved. He didn't say anything about our case undergoing AP sad.png

oh ok, yes they kept his passport

Does anyone know how to get the passport back in such situation? I wouldn't want to be grounded like that for more than a week without the ability to travel.

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