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We had our K-1 visa interview yesterday, and today the ceac website says AP. I know sometimes it's one day before "issued," sometimes it's weeks. Any idea what percentage of cases say AP at some point? Do most go directly from "ready" to "issued"?

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Now I feel totally stupid! My fiancée's visa was approved at the interview yesterday. Today, I got worried when the status showed "administrative processing," which is why I posted this thread. But after only a couple of hours in AP status, the ceac website changed and it is now "issued." Well, I guess that answers my question. :)

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That was quick! Congratulations! :D

Edited by dynm

K1 visa timeline10/10/2014 - NOA1 > 11/14/2014 - NOA2 > 12/12/2014 - MNL Case# > 02/5-6/2015 - Medical exam > 03/12/2015 - Interview, Approved (Thank God!) > 03/12/2015 CEAC created // 3-17-2015 (AP)  >  3-18-2015 (ISSUED) > 03/23/2015 - visa in-hand > 03/30/2015 - CFO sticker > 05/11/2015 - POE, SFO > 06/20/2015 - Got married!
AOS timeline - 6/26/2015 - applied for SS card (in my MAIDEN name) > 7/6/2015 - received SS card in the mail > 7/3/2015 - Sent AOS packet > 7/14/2015 - Got confirmation text/email from USCIS > 7/20/2015 - Received NOAs for I-485 & I-765 > Aug. 2015 - Received EADMar. 2016 Received conditional GC (no interview) expires March 2018

GC (ROC) timeline

Jan. 25, 2018 Submitted I-751 paperwork to remove GC conditions > Feb. '18 Received I-797 > Mar. '18 Received appointment for bio-metrics / biometrics done.

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Now I feel totally stupid! My fiancée's visa was approved at the interview yesterday. Today, I got worried when the status showed "administrative processing," which is why I posted this thread. But after only a couple of hours in AP status, the ceac website changed and it is now "issued." Well, I guess that answers my question. :)

That's one of the fastest turnaround for visa issuance that I have seen. My answer was going to be "no one knows" as each case is held on it's own merits. Normal processing was between 7 and 10 business days.

Well, anywooo - Good luck and Congrats. Welcome to These United States.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Our case was one that showed "ISSUED" the afternoon of our interview. (Actually since we went out and about after the morning interview, it had already showed ISSUED by the time I checked CEAC). Got the visa relatively quick after that.


"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

==========

Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

==========

Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Our case was one that showed "ISSUED" the afternoon of our interview. (Actually since we went out and about after the morning interview, it had already showed ISSUED by the time I checked CEAC). Got the visa relatively quick after that.

I had to laugh because your such a detailed individual (good quality to have) that the CO didn't have anything to do because you had everything in order for her to process [paperclip here, paperclip there, sign off here] your visa same day. :rofl:

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I had to laugh because your such a detailed individual (good quality to have) that the CO didn't having anything to do because you had everything in order for her to process [paperclip here, paperclip there, sign off here] your visa same day. :rofl:

I think we hit for the cycle on our case.

-ISSUED same day as interview on CEAC

-Received a hard copy NOA2 via PhilPost

-Received a hard copy Packet 3 via PhilPost

Maybe I should have the wife buy some lottery tickets. :content:


"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

==========

Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

==========

Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Everyone gets Administrative Processing. Most of the time it is nothing but the clerical work of checking the file to make sure nobody forgot anything, completing the forms, and printing the visa.

AP got a bad rep because sometimes it involves more extensive things that take weeks or months. But unless you are from some specific nations, that is rare. Most of us get the benign version, that seems to last between 1 and 10 days.

Sometimes your file moves between AP and READY two mor more times, and other times it jumps right to ISSUED. There is no rhyme or reason for which one happens.

But even if it jumps statuses more than once, that is a good sign. That tells you someone is working on it.

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Now I feel totally stupid! My fiancée's visa was approved at the interview yesterday. Today, I got worried when the status showed "administrative processing," which is why I posted this thread. But after only a couple of hours in AP status, the ceac website changed and it is now "issued." Well, I guess that answers my question. :)

Did your fiancee already get her visa/passport??

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Yes, she got her text and picked up her package at the 2GO office in Butuan earlier today

Nice:) i hope they also issue my visa soon

I had my interview last march23, the CO said that I was approved

March 23 : visa approved

March 24&25 : issued

March 26 : administrative process

March 27 : issued again

I hope this is it, im too worried:/

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