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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bangladesh
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Hey friends,

I am having a confusing situation here. My fiance's visa was on 24th November at Dhaka Embassy, Bangladesh. His visa was approved and he got the white paper. The CO did not tell him when to pick up the passport but said that he should keep checkinh USTRAVELDOC account for update. I keep checking CEAC website. The status remained ready until 26th November and went to "ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING" on 26. Does anyone have any idea if it is normal AP or is there any chance after the visa approval that it will stay on AP for long time? What could be the possible reasons after the visa approval to go to AP?

I thought when your visa is approved it takes two days to issue the visa. I am really confused

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I am confused as you, mine is stuck on ready and both the creation date for the case and status update date is the same 24-Nov-2014, so i dont know what to say just watch it and see what happen by now and next week

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Hey friends,

I am having a confusing situation here. My fiance's visa was on 24th November at Dhaka Embassy, Bangladesh. His visa was approved and he got the white paper. The CO did not tell him when to pick up the passport but said that he should keep checkinh USTRAVELDOC account for update. I keep checking CEAC website. The status remained ready until 26th November and went to "ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING" on 26. Does anyone have any idea if it is normal AP or is there any chance after the visa approval that it will stay on AP for long time? What could be the possible reasons after the visa approval to go to AP?

I thought when your visa is approved it takes two days to issue the visa. I am really confused

Possible reasons for AP is being from a high fraud country. Bangadlesh is high fraud. AP can last anywhere from days, weeks, months and in a few cases years.

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First thind check your status on ceac check visa status, if your creation date changed and the updated date changed too, then you dont have nothing to worry.

But if your creation date hasnt changed the be patient.

Ap can be days, weeks, months or years.

I was approved on march 18, and i am in ap 8 months now ans still waiting.

Ap doesnt have a timeline when finish.

But if your creation date on ceac changes that is good news.

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AP is pretty standard for some countries, specially if you are a male from those countries, AP is pretty standard. Even more sadly the time you can be in AP could be 1 month to 9 months. Though I heard once some one moved out in less than a month but it's an exemption. Just keep your fingers cross hoping it will be over soon. Just background check and that's all. You can't do anything to expedite it or get an exact answer, so just hang in there for some more time.

Best wishes and want your quick approval on this.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bangladesh
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Thank you....It is pretty stressful to go through this whole process patiently and finally when you are on the last stage you just have to sit here and hope and pray until something magical happens. Sigh...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bangladesh
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Just to be clear, if you know, the petition has already been approved & as far as I know background check is done by the DOS after USCIS approves the petition, right? So after the visa approval why do they go through another background check?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I do not think this AP was in effect, just not as prevalent as now (we were 2013, early).,.,.,but it seems to be a real pain in the #######!

More obama B.S. !!!

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Hey friends,

I am having a confusing situation here. My fiance's visa was on 24th November at Dhaka Embassy, Bangladesh. His visa was approved and he got the white paper. The CO did not tell him when to pick up the passport but said that he should keep checkinh USTRAVELDOC account for update. I keep checking CEAC website. The status remained ready until 26th November and went to "ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING" on 26. Does anyone have any idea if it is normal AP or is there any chance after the visa approval that it will stay on AP for long time? What could be the possible reasons after the visa approval to go to AP?

I thought when your visa is approved it takes two days to issue the visa. I am really confused

I had an interview also last November 24th (US Embassy Manila) and when I checked my visa status today it is in Administrative Processing also. I think it is normal. Just be patient. This journey needs patience.

By the way, I was told by a Filipino consul at the embassy that if I never received a text message from the 2GO courier in two weeks regarding on my visa, I can call the embassy to follow up.

I will then wait and will just call them if I never heard anything from the courier in two weeks. :)


***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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Oppsss.. I just checked my visa status in CEAC website just now and it says "ISSUED" :dance:

Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received your passport in more than 10 days after your interview, please contact the Embassy call center from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to track the delivery of your passport.


***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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skylark647: yes AP aka advanced processing that is done at the embassy level. Usually the background check is very basick with USCIS and DOS. In fact USCIS don't do any background check. The checks at te embassy level may end up with name check to heavy duty FBI check depending on God knows what. You will not get any answer from anyone but just that its under processing. Best part is this usually doesn't means nothing and visa is issued after you will develop ulcer unless your fiancé turns out someone with real shady past.

So yes, hold on tight with hopes and tell him to use this time to do all the last minute shopping, meeting and enjoy the Bangladeshi foods :-)

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Thank you all for the reply...we are just praying and hoping that this is just a normal routine process and he gets his visa soon

Well, dont be stressfull just try to relax.

It could be days, weeks, months or years.

So bes thing is no think too much

I have 8 months in ap, and i have learned to no think in that.

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