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Visa ISSUED, but administrative processing?

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Hey everyone,

it's been 1 week since I've been approved at the Montreal consulate. When I check on CEAC website, it says they my case is still under administrative processing.

Here's what it says exactly:

U.S. Department of State

IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION
Issued
Immigrant Visa Case Number: XXX Case Creation Date: 23-Jun-2014 Status Updated Date: 08-Dec-2014
Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. As the officer told you in the interview, if further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved when administrative processing is finished, you will receive notification to collect the passport with the visa from the Loomis branch you selected when you booked your appointment.
​Has anyone lee been through this? What does it mean?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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Strange. Typically issued means it's been printed. I'd take this more as a good sign.


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-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

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-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

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-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

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-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
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-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

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It happens sometimes. They just do some more name checks etc. You were approved and will have the visa but I do not know how long it will take to get to you.


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Strange. Typically issued means it's been printed. I'd take this more as a good sign.

It happens sometimes. They just do some more name checks etc. You were approved and will have the visa but I do not know how long it will take to get to you.

Thank you for both your responses. The status on the website literally JUST changed, and now says this:

Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it in more than five (5) working days, please go to http://usvisa-info.com/en-CA/selfservice/us_courrier_information to track your courier waybill.

I can now breathe and relax!

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YAY!


btw organizer hat on.

~~moved to progress reports from process and procedures~~


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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