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Good evening all!

Just to get an idea of how long others have waited,how long were any of you in "Administrative Processing" for before you had your visa sent back to you? I have been in this process for a while (3 weeks) ,just interested to know how long others have waited?

Thank you :)

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A couple of days to a week is sort of normal "paper shuffling" AP. AP for longer suggests you're in the other kind which can last for an indefinite period of time. Do you have some unusual circumstances? Were you born outside the UK or lived or worked anywhere outside the UK?


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it's rather strange to be in administrative processing for a k-1 visa after an interview in London.

Is the applicant 'born in the UK', with a non-muslim sounding last name? If so, that's doubly weird to be in AP.

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My wife and her daughter just got their visas in the mail, which were sent to the local bank in the city of the US consulate to save time on shipping. 3 weeks is a long time to wait for info. We were also told 2-3 days. After 3 days the status was changed to "Issued", where it stood for another few days before we were notified of the shipment tracking info. Total days to receive the visas in hand was 8. (The interview was also surprisingly easy, very few questions and no need for proof of valid relationship.)

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Sorry you're in AP! I've seen your recent post though and it looked like you were approved and just waiting for your passport to get back to you. Were you told you were approved at the interview?

Hello! Yes i was told I was approved at the interview,everything seemed to go smoothly at the interview,i did think it was rather strange to be waiting this long for the visa to come through.

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it's rather strange to be in administrative processing for a k-1 visa after an interview in London.

Is the applicant 'born in the UK', with a non-muslim sounding last name? If so, that's doubly weird to be in AP.

Hello Darnell :) No nfot at all,neither of us has any coonection with the middle-east and we have very English sounding full names,I am born and bred in England,no trace of any criminal offence and myself and my fiance Scott are both we feel very respectable people so cannot understand the wait for so long,i wonder if it's because I told them at interview that i plan to leave late september and so they put me at the back of the priority line.

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Hello! Yes i was told I was approved at the interview,everything seemed to go smoothly at the interview,i did think it was rather strange to be waiting this long for the visa to come through.

Have you called them to enquire? We're you born in the UK? It might be worth speaking to someone to see whats going on.


05/02/2013 I-129f sent via USPS express

05/03/2013 received by Dallas-lock box

05/07/2013 NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2013 Alien number change a email from USCIS

07/29/2013 NOA2 Approval email from USCIS

08/03/2013 NOA2 Hard Copy Recieved

08/16/2013 file sent to NVC

08/19/2013 Called DOS told NVC received file case number given.

08/21/2013 file in transit to London embassy as stated on CEAC website also spoke to DOS to confirm

08/28/2013 file ready according to CEAC website

08/30/2013 packet 3 sent with DS-2001

O9/05/2015 medical appointment

09/06/2013 packet 3 arrived in the mail.

09/10/2013 CEAC update medical result received by embassy

10/04/2013 CEAC update dos says waiting to give interview date

10/11/2013 packet 4 interview letter arrived

10/22/2013 interview at London embassy

10/22/2013 Approved the visa

10/29/2013 visa delivered

12/02/2013 POE In Atlanta Georgia

AOS

1/25/2014 AOS forms mailed

1/27/2014 arrived at PO Box Chicago lock box waiting to be picked up

1/27/2014 (day1)AOS received by USCIS according to USPS online mail tracker signed for by R MERCADO

2/2/2014. (day7) text message and email from USCIS for acceptance of all forms.

1/31/2014 I-485 accepted receipt number and hard copy has been sent. Processed at National Benefits Centre.

1/28/2014 I-131 application for travel documents in initial review receipt number given and hard copy has been sent

1/28/2014 I-765 application for employment authorization in initial review receipt number given and hard copy has been sent.

2/7/2014 (day11) noa1 hard copy arrived in the mail for I-485 I-131 I-765

2/14/2014 (day18) biometric appt letter arrived in the mail. Appt schedualled for 2/26/2014 11.00am.

2/18/2014 (day 22) biometrics successful walkin.

4/01/2014 faxed expedite supporting documents to number on letter sent to me. Waiting waiting waiting

4/03/2014 (68 days) EAD and AP approved text message sent status post decision. Hooray !!!

4/7/2014 (72 days ) status change to card in production for EAD.

4/10/2014 ( 75 days) status changed after calling uscis regarding urgency of EAD. Also usps tracking number at 20.580pm

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A couple of days to a week is sort of normal "paper shuffling" AP. AP for longer suggests you're in the other kind which can last for an indefinite period of time. Do you have some unusual circumstances? Were you born outside the UK or lived or worked anywhere outside the UK?

I haven't any unusual circumstances no,the interview went smoothly,i didn't need to show any further evidence. I am born and bred in England and neither of us have any connections of any sort with the middle east...

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I haven't any unusual circumstances no,the interview went smoothly,i didn't need to show any further evidence. I am born and bred in England and neither of us have any connections of any sort with the middle east...

Sorry just saw you had replied to another post. I see what you mean 3 weeks is rather long. Call and see what the problem is. Hope you get it sorted out and your visa gets issued.


05/02/2013 I-129f sent via USPS express

05/03/2013 received by Dallas-lock box

05/07/2013 NOA1 hard copy

05/13/2013 Alien number change a email from USCIS

07/29/2013 NOA2 Approval email from USCIS

08/03/2013 NOA2 Hard Copy Recieved

08/16/2013 file sent to NVC

08/19/2013 Called DOS told NVC received file case number given.

08/21/2013 file in transit to London embassy as stated on CEAC website also spoke to DOS to confirm

08/28/2013 file ready according to CEAC website

08/30/2013 packet 3 sent with DS-2001

O9/05/2015 medical appointment

09/06/2013 packet 3 arrived in the mail.

09/10/2013 CEAC update medical result received by embassy

10/04/2013 CEAC update dos says waiting to give interview date

10/11/2013 packet 4 interview letter arrived

10/22/2013 interview at London embassy

10/22/2013 Approved the visa

10/29/2013 visa delivered

12/02/2013 POE In Atlanta Georgia

AOS

1/25/2014 AOS forms mailed

1/27/2014 arrived at PO Box Chicago lock box waiting to be picked up

1/27/2014 (day1)AOS received by USCIS according to USPS online mail tracker signed for by R MERCADO

2/2/2014. (day7) text message and email from USCIS for acceptance of all forms.

1/31/2014 I-485 accepted receipt number and hard copy has been sent. Processed at National Benefits Centre.

1/28/2014 I-131 application for travel documents in initial review receipt number given and hard copy has been sent

1/28/2014 I-765 application for employment authorization in initial review receipt number given and hard copy has been sent.

2/7/2014 (day11) noa1 hard copy arrived in the mail for I-485 I-131 I-765

2/14/2014 (day18) biometric appt letter arrived in the mail. Appt schedualled for 2/26/2014 11.00am.

2/18/2014 (day 22) biometrics successful walkin.

4/01/2014 faxed expedite supporting documents to number on letter sent to me. Waiting waiting waiting

4/03/2014 (68 days) EAD and AP approved text message sent status post decision. Hooray !!!

4/7/2014 (72 days ) status change to card in production for EAD.

4/10/2014 ( 75 days) status changed after calling uscis regarding urgency of EAD. Also usps tracking number at 20.580pm

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Hi missypatrick14,

This AP thing has me really puzzled. I'd never heard of it until earlier this year. My In-Laws were put on AP and a cousin's mom as well and took them 4 and 5 months respectively to receive their visas. This was in the Dominican Republic. Not to say yours will take that long, I truly hope not as this very frustrating and don't wish anyone to have to go through this nonesense. I know, their cases and yours fall under totally different categories, but that AP bs can take up to 60 days or more no matter the case. Many do not take that long, but is good to be aware.

Here is the link:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/a_zindex/a_zindex_4353.html

Here is an excerpt from the link:

"Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case."

The worst part about this is that everytime you call, the answer is the same, they do not provide details as to why it is in AP.

Just try your best to stay possitive it will come soon, as patience is probably the only option available for those in AP. If everything went well in the interview, you should be good.

Do not forget to call them and email them at least every week.

the Visa Services, Public Inquiries Division at (202) 663-1225. Important Notice: Effective Monday, September 9, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., the new telephone number for the Public Inquiries Division will be (202) 485-7600.

NVC: 603-334-0700 (7:00 am EST to 12:00 pm EST) or e-mail: NVCINQUIRY@state.go

Take care, best of luck.

Kel

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We were on AP ( further review ) for two weeks. Hope yours will change soon! Pray hard!


11-28-2012 : Filed I-129F

11-30-2012 : NOA1

04-09-2013 : NOA2

05-24-2013 : Case sent from NVC to USEM

06-10-2013 : Medical

07-30-2013 : Interview

: Put to AP for one missing doc

07-30-2013 : CEAC status Administrative Processing

08-01-2013 : Doc submitted to the USEM

08-02-2013 : Doc received

08-12-2013 : Case referred to the CO

08-13-2013 : CEAC status READY ( Appointment info )

08-14-2013 : CEAC status READY ( Case is open )

08-15-2013 : CEAC status AP

08-16-2013 : CEAC Status ISSUED ( Heck, yeah! )

08-24-2013 : Visa packet received

09-04-2013 : Hello, America!

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Good evening all!

Just to get an idea of how long others have waited,how long were any of you in "Administrative Processing" for before you had your visa sent back to you? I have been in this process for a while (3 weeks) ,just interested to know how long others have waited?

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43 days as of today... i know some who are waiting for 99 days already and 64 days... But our consular is here in Philippines... :/

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