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CR1 interview approved but still no visa. Was not issued a 221g

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My husband and I had our interview on Nov 21, 2013 and were told we were approved. The officer told us that we would be contacted in 7-10 days. After two weeks I called to inquire and was told they would call the next day. They did not. I called a few days later and was told our case was still pending. Of course when I asked to define "pending" i received scripted answers. She did say that she hoped that we would have an answer by the 23rd of Dec. I wanted to login to the CEAC sit to check the progress, but the case number given to us by the Embassy here in Athens does not work.

questions: If we were told we were approved and they kept his passport and was not issued a 221g should there be a concern on our part.. and what is the usually cause of the delay considering they told us initially that they could contact us in 7-10 days

secondly. How can you access the CEAC website if the case number given by the embassy does not work. I emailed the embassy to ask this question and their response was " As we discussed in our phone conversation, your husbands case is still pending". But they would not answer my question on how to access the website.

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It's possible that it is as simple as the visa printing machine running out of ink.

You could try running DOS and see what the case status is in their system.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase and isn't limited to CR-1 cases. ***


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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