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I'm US Citizen and recently applied i130 for my spouse last week. I am expecting USCIS process of about 5 months and then the case being sent over to NVC. After NVC has sent the case over to the local embassy in Karachi. Is the Administration Process still happening as I saw some previous threads that 98% applications were being held additionally for 3-4 months for AP.

This is very confusing as I have never heard of such a thing. I'm not sure if it implies to my condition. Please provide your suggestions.


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Sorry to hear that but I believe that is only if your local embassy is in Islamabad who is approving the Visa and not Karachi.


All my friends who got married overseas in PK were never put in the AP process ever and their wives arrived within 7-8 month period.


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Key word is wife in your comment, ap is very common for that embassy actually for any Muslim or middle eastern country and like the other person said if your a male it will more then likely, I'm not saying 100% it will happen to you just a higher chance then a woman . It's the reality, and that five month processing time don't hold to that either not everyone waits 5 months it's usually 6-9 in most cases . Good luck and be prepared this isn't a easy journey for a lot of people .

And just because your friends got their wives over in 7-8 months doesn't mean you will be the same you are not them every case is different .

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Every case goes into ap in every country in the world some for a few days, others a few months, some a year or more your case will be no different . It will happen after the interview but hopefully it will only last a few days while they process the visa . It is the reality sorry, good luck and hope it goes smooth for you .

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Thanks but I'm staying away from negativity as far as I can. This forum has alot of inconsistent information that I have ran into previously. But I believe this AP process is only being held this long at ISB embassy.

Every case goes into ap in every country in the world some for a few days, others a few months, some a year or more your case will be no different . It will happen after the interview but hopefully it will only last a few days while they process the visa . It is the reality sorry, good luck and hope it goes smooth for you .


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Thanks but I'm staying away from negativity as far as I can. This forum has alot of inconsistent information that I have ran into previously. But I believe this AP process is only being held this long at ISB embassy.

And where do you think your wife's immigrant case will be processed? Sorry to tell you brother but Immigrant visas are not processed in Karachi. She will have to travel to Islamabad for the interview.

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Like someone said that every country and every one has to go through the AP process. But not everyone gets held. In my case, it is pretty straight forward and clean. I believe I shouldn't have a problem.

Gluck.

And where do you think your wife's immigrant case will be processed? Sorry to tell you brother but Immigrant visas are not processed in Karachi. She will have to travel to Islamabad for the interview.


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Like someone said that every country and every one has to go through the AP process. But not everyone gets held. In my case, it is pretty straight forward and clean. I believe I shouldn't have a problem.

Gluck.

Well good luck to you too. I was also that confident before interview and now here I am. 61 days in AP. not w single update since interview. be confident and have faith but be realistic too. I'll pray things go better for you than for me.

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***Thread closed to additional discussion, OP has been given a sufficient amount of answers from other based on first hand knowledge and experience and some recent replies are unnecessarily argumentative. OP is free to create another thread to provide a case update.***


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