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Anyone have any knowledge or experience with "Administrative Processing" status from the embassy in Cambodia? Do these generally have good outcomes or is it always bad? I am trying to stay positive and look at this way, if they were going to fail us they would have done it outright and he would have not said he needed more time.

My fiance had her interview and the consular officer said he needed more time to read through everything....Uggggg....This is killing us after waiting so long, it has been such a long process. Our paperwork is perfect and we have over 100 supporting pics from two trips together, over 100 pages of chats, emails, daily phone calls etc dating back to 2011. My fiance is crying everyday and I don't know what to do or what else we could do to prove our case.

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He did not keep her passport. She was flying out of town on business that weekend and let him know she needed it.

He said he needed more time to read through our documents as we had so much supporting evidence and that they would call her when they were done. But it has been almost two months now and not a word or change in status.

If you had already failed would they not just set the status to denied, I mean why even change it to AP status? He gave her one of those forms that said they needed to review the case, no other documents were required.

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From my understanding, Administrative processing is a stage where they review documents and perform additional checks.

When did your fiance attend the interview?

Have you tried emailing the embassy/consulate or contacting NVC for an update?

Also, there is currently an ongoing issue with visa issuance being delayed, not sure if this has any impact on your situation.

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Reply to SVB-The interview was on May 4th. Our status on the Ceac website changed the next day from ready to AP and the update date has not changed ever since. She got the 221G form at the end of the interview from the CO who checked the box that the case needed more time to research or something like that. He verbally said he needed more time to read through everything, this was after they took 6-7 hours at the consulate in the first place and two CO's went over the documents.

I had read and been told by our lawyer that you cannot submit any requests for info before 60 days so I have not tried emailing them.

My guess is they are doing background checks but would the status date not change each time if the case was ever being worked on?

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What I am really wondering is if they did fail you do they wait months to tell you? I mean let's say we were failed for starters I would think/hope they would just tell you at the interview. But if they don't do things like that does it take months for the CEAC website to update to failed?

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Reply to SVB-The interview was on May 4th. Our status on the Ceac website changed the next day from ready to AP and the update date has not changed ever since. She got the 221G form at the end of the interview from the CO who checked the box that the case needed more time to research or something like that. He verbally said he needed more time to read through everything, this was after they took 6-7 hours at the consulate in the first place and two CO's went over the documents.

I had read and been told by our lawyer that you cannot submit any requests for info before 60 days so I have not tried emailing them.

My guess is they are doing background checks but would the status date not change each time if the case was ever being worked on?

If you were issue a 221G, then the status would be Administrative Processing. The document should contain the next steps I believe. I am not sure if the status would keep getting updated frequently. You probably would need to re-schedule an appointment once you hear from them.

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The 221G simply had the box checked that said nothing is needed from us, they simply needed more administrative time or something like that.

Our status and update date has never changed since it was updated the next day to AP. I check it once each day.

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Well, It's been 3.5 months now and still no status changes on our case. In fact the case has never been touched from what I can see in the update date on the CEAC website. :(

Does anyone know if they have quotas on visa's and this is how they handle it....Just forget your case, never answer yes or no and wait until you give up?

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You are facing the same problem as I am now . From Cambodia ?? my case is on AP for 6 weeks . My husband keep email n called embassy . They said AP might take around 60 days . My interview was going well . CO did not ask me a lot . He keep all my evident of relationship . N told me not to take any action just wait for them to contact me . He even told me to keep checking on visa statue . I wonder why CO did not tell me exactly how long it take for AP? Well he did not tell me if my visa is issue or denied . That make me so worry

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We are at 4 months, so 6 weeks is a long time ago!!!

I spoke with someone who use to work at the US embassy in PP and he said it will probably be another 3 months before we hear anything! :(

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And here we are in 2016 now and still waiting(8 months since our interview)!!!! We actually were engaged in March 2014 and started the process in April 2014. :( :( :(

Our update date never changes(I check everyday) so it is obvious no one is even looking/working on our case. Well, it does change, but only when I email asking for an update. And all we get back is the standard cut and paste that they don't need any information from us and will contact us.

Why on earth are they doing this to us?

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