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Hi everyone.

My husband had his interview, they approved the visa, and then gave us the date to pick up his passport w/ visa inside. We went the day we were told, and when we arrived we were told that my husbands visa is in administrative processing and that was all of the information that they could give us at the time.

It has been two weeks. We haven't herd anything and according to a lot that I have read is extremely normal. However, the next day after we were told my husbands case was in AP they decided to call him and tell him again that he was in AP. It shows on the CEAC website that they updated the case the day they called him, however, it still says READY.

So last week on March 3rd I emailed for an inquiry to my Senator. It shows that the case was again updated on March 4th, but again it still says READY.

My senator never emailed me back, the consulate doesn't answer the phone, so today I decided to email the consulate. Again the status on CEAC updated to March 11th, but still says READY.

1. Has anyone herd of the consulate telling them they are in AP, but the CEAC site still says READY?

2. If I call the DOS will they be able to help me, because once again the CEAC says READY?

3. Every time I email about our case/visa will the CEAC website update? Does that just mean someone looked at it or someone is actually doing something to our case?

I can't imagine waiting longer than a few months to hear back or to have my husband here with me. We have waited so long this news has devastated us.


Met in Morocco summer 2009

Visited again 2011, 2012, 2013

(The thing I look forward to the most during the year!)

November 2011

K-1 visa (Denied July 2012)

July-November 2012

Waiting for chance to appeal

December 2012

K-1 visa (filed again)

GIVEN THE HARDEST TIME ABANDONED June 2013

September 2013

MARRIED! happy.png

October 2013

5th: Filed

15th: NOA1

March 2014

7th: Transfered to CSC

April 2014

12th: NOA2

May 2014

27th: AOS paid and DS-261 complete

June 2014

10th: AOS sent

August 2014

8th: DS 260 accepted

13th: IV packaged received

October 2014

18th: Checklist

December 2014

11th: CASE COMPLETE!

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Your statues is the same of mine . My interview was on Feb 23 and we were told that we are approved, and I'm still waiting to see " issued " . My case was ready . then after the interview it shows administrative processing . I have emailed the consulate for more information , they have no complete answer but just waiting . I think it's a normal processing as I read in VJ .


04/11/2009 MARRIAGE (IR1 VISA)

10/06/2013 I-130 SENT

12/06/2013 NOA 1 Form I-797 . USCIS received

20/12/2013 NOA 2 Transfer notice, Texas Service Center

17/01/2014 I-130 Approved

29/01/2014 NVC received the case

21/03/2014 Receive AOS Fee Payment 88$

23/03/2014 Receive DS-261 Agent and Address

25/03/2014 AOS Fee Payment PAID 88$

28/03/2014 Received IV Bill 230$

31/03/2014 IV Bill PAID 230$

03/04/2014 DS-261 DONE , SENT

03/04/2014 Received Affidavit of Support

04/04/2014 DS-260 DONE , SENT

06/04/2014 Original and Supporting documents , DONE , SENT .

21/04/2014 Affidavit of Support , DONE , SENT

07/05/2014 NVC First CHECKLIST ( Passport first page)

15/05/2014 NVC Second CHECKLIST(Affidavit of support)

08/07/ 2014 CASE COMPLETE

14 /08 2014 Interview Date, delayed due to Gaza war

23/10/2014 Interview Date , Delayed due to late arrival of appointment letter

26/11/2014 Interview Date , Delayed due to no permit to reach embassy

04/12/2014 Interview Date , Delayed due to no permit to reach embassy

23/02/2015 Interview Date , DONE , WAITING VISA .

23/03/2015 VISA ISSUED

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Your statues is the same of mine . My interview was on Feb 23 and we were told that we are approved, and I'm still waiting to see " issued " . My case was ready . then after the interview it shows administrative processing . I have emailed the consulate for more information , they have no complete answer but just waiting . I think it's a normal processing as I read in VJ .

My husbands interview was the same day as yours. They told my husband we are in administrative processing but ours to this day still shows Ready. And from the day of the interview the days that I have seen it has been updated 3 times since my husbands interview.


Met in Morocco summer 2009

Visited again 2011, 2012, 2013

(The thing I look forward to the most during the year!)

November 2011

K-1 visa (Denied July 2012)

July-November 2012

Waiting for chance to appeal

December 2012

K-1 visa (filed again)

GIVEN THE HARDEST TIME ABANDONED June 2013

September 2013

MARRIED! happy.png

October 2013

5th: Filed

15th: NOA1

March 2014

7th: Transfered to CSC

April 2014

12th: NOA2

May 2014

27th: AOS paid and DS-261 complete

June 2014

10th: AOS sent

August 2014

8th: DS 260 accepted

13th: IV packaged received

October 2014

18th: Checklist

December 2014

11th: CASE COMPLETE!

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I'm a bit worry about that . They told me at interview that my case is not gonna be under administrative processing , May be your case is a bit different from mine . as the embassy needs the Israeli criminal certificate , it takes 3 weeks to get it . It has been 2 weeks now and it still says AP . your case has been updated 3 times . it means they are working on it . I wish you see issued soon . your case shows ready , means you are closer to be Issued .


04/11/2009 MARRIAGE (IR1 VISA)

10/06/2013 I-130 SENT

12/06/2013 NOA 1 Form I-797 . USCIS received

20/12/2013 NOA 2 Transfer notice, Texas Service Center

17/01/2014 I-130 Approved

29/01/2014 NVC received the case

21/03/2014 Receive AOS Fee Payment 88$

23/03/2014 Receive DS-261 Agent and Address

25/03/2014 AOS Fee Payment PAID 88$

28/03/2014 Received IV Bill 230$

31/03/2014 IV Bill PAID 230$

03/04/2014 DS-261 DONE , SENT

03/04/2014 Received Affidavit of Support

04/04/2014 DS-260 DONE , SENT

06/04/2014 Original and Supporting documents , DONE , SENT .

21/04/2014 Affidavit of Support , DONE , SENT

07/05/2014 NVC First CHECKLIST ( Passport first page)

15/05/2014 NVC Second CHECKLIST(Affidavit of support)

08/07/ 2014 CASE COMPLETE

14 /08 2014 Interview Date, delayed due to Gaza war

23/10/2014 Interview Date , Delayed due to late arrival of appointment letter

26/11/2014 Interview Date , Delayed due to no permit to reach embassy

04/12/2014 Interview Date , Delayed due to no permit to reach embassy

23/02/2015 Interview Date , DONE , WAITING VISA .

23/03/2015 VISA ISSUED

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:clock: we are in AP 275 days :cry:

I am so sorry. That is horrible and I hope that is not the case for my husband and I. Is there really no one in government who can help you?

Met in Morocco summer 2009

Visited again 2011, 2012, 2013

(The thing I look forward to the most during the year!)

November 2011

K-1 visa (Denied July 2012)

July-November 2012

Waiting for chance to appeal

December 2012

K-1 visa (filed again)

GIVEN THE HARDEST TIME ABANDONED June 2013

September 2013

MARRIED! happy.png

October 2013

5th: Filed

15th: NOA1

March 2014

7th: Transfered to CSC

April 2014

12th: NOA2

May 2014

27th: AOS paid and DS-261 complete

June 2014

10th: AOS sent

August 2014

8th: DS 260 accepted

13th: IV packaged received

October 2014

18th: Checklist

December 2014

11th: CASE COMPLETE!

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That did help a bit. However, I saw that all of those people were issued their visa within a few days. They weren't told they are in AP and then their status changed to AP. Which means their visa is getting processed. And they received it the next few days.

They told my husband and I that his visa is in AP on February 26, but even after being updated 3 times since it still says ready instead of AP. I am just hoping this means it is going to go faster.

Do you happen to know if ceac will update whenever someone just opens it or does it mean someone had to change something for it to be updated?


Met in Morocco summer 2009

Visited again 2011, 2012, 2013

(The thing I look forward to the most during the year!)

November 2011

K-1 visa (Denied July 2012)

July-November 2012

Waiting for chance to appeal

December 2012

K-1 visa (filed again)

GIVEN THE HARDEST TIME ABANDONED June 2013

September 2013

MARRIED! happy.png

October 2013

5th: Filed

15th: NOA1

March 2014

7th: Transfered to CSC

April 2014

12th: NOA2

May 2014

27th: AOS paid and DS-261 complete

June 2014

10th: AOS sent

August 2014

8th: DS 260 accepted

13th: IV packaged received

October 2014

18th: Checklist

December 2014

11th: CASE COMPLETE!

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before they issue the visa, they have to get some kind of approval from Washington DC.( told to me by the consulate in Costa Rica in January of this year) It usually takes 24-48 hours but it also depends on your consulate and how fast they want to move. It is normal for status to change from ready to AP to issued. Don't over think it. Just keep an eye on the CEAC status for date changes.

Edited by LoveMyTico

Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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before they issue the visa, they have to get some kind of approval from Washington DC.( told to me by the consulate in Costa Rica in January of this year) It usually takes 24-48 hours but it also depends on your consulate and how fast they want to move. It is normal for status to change from ready to AP to issued. Don't over think it. Just keep an eye on the CEAC status for date changes.

The status has never changed. That's why I was wondering. It has been in ready since before the interview. The status has never changed from ready to anything.

Thank you for the information. Hopefully that is what is going on and maybe it just took longer for my husbands visa to go through DC. He has a very common name.


Met in Morocco summer 2009

Visited again 2011, 2012, 2013

(The thing I look forward to the most during the year!)

November 2011

K-1 visa (Denied July 2012)

July-November 2012

Waiting for chance to appeal

December 2012

K-1 visa (filed again)

GIVEN THE HARDEST TIME ABANDONED June 2013

September 2013

MARRIED! happy.png

October 2013

5th: Filed

15th: NOA1

March 2014

7th: Transfered to CSC

April 2014

12th: NOA2

May 2014

27th: AOS paid and DS-261 complete

June 2014

10th: AOS sent

August 2014

8th: DS 260 accepted

13th: IV packaged received

October 2014

18th: Checklist

December 2014

11th: CASE COMPLETE!

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2/23 - Interview

Result: Approved but in AP

(CEAC: READY)

2/25 - Received a phone call telling us we are in AP (from the consulate)

3/2 - Emailed senator (Never received a response)

3/3 - Updated date (CEAC:READY)

3/10- Emailed the consulate

3/10 - updated date (CEAC:READY)

3/11- updated date (CEAC: READY)

3/12 - updated date (CEAC: READY)

3/13 - MORNING: updated date (CEAC:READY)

AFTERNOON: updated date (CEAC: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING)

Is this a good thing that CEAC is updated to AP or does that just make this date that much more official?


Met in Morocco summer 2009

Visited again 2011, 2012, 2013

(The thing I look forward to the most during the year!)

November 2011

K-1 visa (Denied July 2012)

July-November 2012

Waiting for chance to appeal

December 2012

K-1 visa (filed again)

GIVEN THE HARDEST TIME ABANDONED June 2013

September 2013

MARRIED! happy.png

October 2013

5th: Filed

15th: NOA1

March 2014

7th: Transfered to CSC

April 2014

12th: NOA2

May 2014

27th: AOS paid and DS-261 complete

June 2014

10th: AOS sent

August 2014

8th: DS 260 accepted

13th: IV packaged received

October 2014

18th: Checklist

December 2014

11th: CASE COMPLETE!

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It means they are working on your case. It's normal to go from ready to AP to issued. Don't read to much into it. Be glad the dates are changing and someone is actually working on it


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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its normal for the status to go from READY to AP to ISSUED. Sometimes it takes a few days .. Relax and keep checking. It will happen


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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