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My fiancee went to Guangzhou Consulate, China and got a blue slip, saying it needs additional processing.....

We feel so bad, don't know what to do, anybody knows how long it will take? is there any chance that she will be denied a visa?

we are applying k1 visa

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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On second thought, moving thread into China regional forum for country-specific input.


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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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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My fiancee went to Guangzhou Consulate, China and got a blue slip, saying it needs additional processing.....

We feel so bad, don't know what to do, anybody knows how long it will take? is there any chance that she will be denied a visa?

we are applying k1 visa

Welcome to the forum.

Very sorry to hear about your fiancee receiving a blue slip, indicating "Additional Processing" (AP) will be necessary on her visa application. The amount of time associated AP is pretty variable and is dependent on the individual visa application and/or interview. There is a possibility that she will be approved and issued a visa, of course she may also be denied. Hope for the best. :yes: You can contact the DoS Hotline @ 202-485-7600, press 1, then 0, for a visa specialist. I would suggest that you contact them at least twice weekly until this issue is resolved. You could try to contact the GUZ IV unit, but they can only be contacted via email, and it can take them 1-2 days to respond to your message. Your best bet is the DoS Hotline. (They changed numbers a while ago, I believe that is the current number. If not use the forum's custom Google search function to find the current number.)

Take some time, check in, and review some of the threads at the China regional forum. This isn't the first time someone has gotten a blue slip at the GUZ consulate. There may be some members with some pearls of wisdom for you.

While you are waiting, :time: It helps everyone that uses, or is helped by the forum.

Good luck and hang in there. Hopefully it will be resolved to your satisfaction quickly.


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Welcome to the forum.

Very sorry to hear about your fiancee receiving a blue slip, indicating "Additional Processing" (AP) will be necessary on her visa application. The amount of time associated AP is pretty variable and is dependent on the individual visa application and/or interview. There is a possibility that she will be approved and issued a visa, of course she may also be denied. Hope for the best. :yes: You can contact the DoS Hotline @ 202-485-7600, press 1, then 0, for a visa specialist. I would suggest that you contact them at least twice weekly until this issue is resolved. You could try to contact the GUZ IV unit, but they can only be contacted via email, and it can take them 1-2 days to respond to your message. Your best bet is the DoS Hotline. (They changed numbers a while ago, I believe that is the current number. If not use the forum's custom Google search function to find the current number.)

Take some time, check in, and review some of the threads at the China regional forum. This isn't the first time someone has gotten a blue slip at the GUZ consulate. There may be some members with some pearls of wisdom for you.

While you are waiting, :time: It helps everyone that uses, or is helped by the forum.

Good luck and hang in there. Hopefully it will be resolved to your satisfaction quickly.

Thanks, what Dos can do for my case? please explain further

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Thanks, what Dos can do for my case? please explain further

To provide you with a method to help you keep current on the status of the case. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. You have to proactive in this situation, and not just sit back and wait for them to determine you and your fiancee's fate. DOS has the same electronic information as the GUZ consulate. As mentioned in my response, It is often quicker to talk with someone at DOS than to send an email the the GUZ IV unit at the consulate in China.

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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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To provide you with a method to help you keep current on the status of the case. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. You have to proactive in this situation, and not just sit back and wait for them to determine you and your fiancee's fate. DOS has the same electronic information as the GUZ consulate. As mentioned in my response, It is often quicker to talk with someone at DOS than to send an email the the GUZ IV unit at the consulate in China.

Thanks, I 'll call them

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Is she a CCP member? If so, then a blue slip is automatic after the interview. The consulate won't issue a visa until they receive a Security Advisory Opinion is complete in Washington DC.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Thanks, I 'll call them

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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Is she a CCP member? If so, then a blue slip is automatic after the interview. The consulate won't issue a visa until they receive a Security Advisory Opinion is complete in Washington DC.

she is not

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Be vigilant in this! remember also you could always get married in China and apply for the CR-1 visa and gather a LOT of evidence of bonafide relationship. Hopefully it is just a routine red tape and you are approved. Good luck this is worth fighting for!


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Be vigilant in this! remember also you could always get married in China and apply for the CR-1 visa and gather a LOT of evidence of bonafide relationship. Hopefully it is just a routine red tape and you are approved. Good luck this is worth fighting for!

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