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I was the one who posted the breaking news story yesterday, ""BAD NEWS, delays in visa and passport requests," at a little after 6:00 p.m., about US immigration and some parts of Homeland Security. This is terrible news for so many people.

Visas and passports applied for on or after June 9 will have delays.

Our K-1 had an interview in March, and was told by the officer that the interview was passed, BUT because the fiance spent 6 months in Japan with her sisters, she had to apply to the Japanese

Embassy for a clean police report. After two months, it came and was forwarded to the Embassy in Manila, in a special 2GO envelope. It was placed inside her passport and sent.

The CEAC has it documented as "in there AP processing system" as of May 29th. This past Friday, which was a holiday there, made 2 weeks in their system.

This is a very simple thing, a clean police report, and Hank( who is the Filipino expert) still told me to relax, and be patient, as any kind of AP processing, takes a few weeks.

NOW, obviously, her passport, and clean police report was in the embassy's hands by May 29.

With what I am reading on the news, and hearing, that most all foreign consulates """cannot print visas""" but the date of June 9 is used.

So, does her paperwork, listed on the CEAC as May 29th.,.,.,..,"""DOES THIS EFFECT HER VISA ISSUE???"""

Any and all opinions are welcomed. I still wonder why, "this administration" cannot protect our personal information?"

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I would say yes, even if all your paperwork has been reviewed and your visa is ready to be issued, the embassy is unable to print a visa until this issue is resolved.


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I think you are right, with what I am hearing on the news. We will be delayed, some I think, but the poor people just going for interviews next week, and people that need passports re-newed.,,..

it is such a shame, one delay after another, it has come to the point, that you wonder, "what will delay us next?"

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I would say yes since NVC has been having technical issue since April. People like me had a hard time paying fees. I have to try it almost daily and was able to do so on the third day. I'm just hoping now that this issue will be resolved soonest as my son is scheduled to be interviewed at USEM Manila on the 29th.


N-400 process

03/03/16 Submitted N-400 application and docs
03/09/16 USCIS ackn rcpt (txt, email, and NOA1) and chk cashed
03/29/16 Biometrics (walked in - orig date 04/05/16)
04/04/16 In Line for an Interview (txt, email, and checked case status)

05/16/16 Scheduled for an Interview (Case Status Online)

05/20/16 Received I/L
06/24/16 Interview date (PASSED)
07/20/16 Oath-taking at LACC ( I AM NOW A US CITIZEN!!!)

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An argumentative post has been removed. Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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So basically if you already submitted your paperwork before June 9 you can keep the process going, but no printing of Visas until this is resolved? That seems to be the consensus I'm hearing. Our interview is in a few weeks and even though we have a few months of leeway I'd still like to have it all fixed and done before too long.


K1 Visa Timeline

Spoiler

I-129F Sent : 3/11/2015

I-129F NOA1 : 3/17/2015

I-129F NOA2 : 4/7/2015

NVC Received : 5/5/2015

Embassy Received : 5/26/2015

Interview Date : 7/8/2015 (APPROVED)

Visa Received : 7/15/2015

US Entry : 9/21/2015

Married : 12/12/2015

 

Adjustment of Status Timeline

Spoiler

AOS Sent : 1/30/2016

AOS Received Text : 2/1/2016

I-797s Received : 2/6/2016

Biometrics Letter : 2/13/2016

Biometrics Appt : 2/25/2016

Interview Letter : 3/18/2016

EAD/AP Approval online : 4/11/2016

Interview Appt : 4/15/2016 (APPROVED)

Green card in hand : 4/23/2016

 

Removal of Conditions Timeline

Spoiler

ROC Sent: 2/20/2018

ROC delivered by USPS: 2/23/2018

I-797 received: 3/2/2018

Biometrics Letter: 5/12/2018 (using old fingerprints)

 

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I was the one who posted the breaking news story yesterday, ""BAD NEWS, delays in visa and passport requests," at a little after 6:00 p.m., about US immigration and some parts of Homeland Security. This is terrible news for so many people.

Visas and passports applied for on or after June 9 will have delays.

Our K-1 had an interview in March, and was told by the officer that the interview was passed, BUT because the fiance spent 6 months in Japan with her sisters, she had to apply to the Japanese

Embassy for a clean police report. After two months, it came and was forwarded to the Embassy in Manila, in a special 2GO envelope. It was placed inside her passport and sent.

The CEAC has it documented as "in there AP processing system" as of May 29th. This past Friday, which was a holiday there, made 2 weeks in their system.

This is a very simple thing, a clean police report, and Hank( who is the Filipino expert) still told me to relax, and be patient, as any kind of AP processing, takes a few weeks.

NOW, obviously, her passport, and clean police report was in the embassy's hands by May 29.

With what I am reading on the news, and hearing, that most all foreign consulates """cannot print visas""" but the date of June 9 is used.

So, does her paperwork, listed on the CEAC as May 29th.,.,.,..,"""DOES THIS EFFECT HER VISA ISSUE???"""

Any and all opinions are welcomed. I still wonder why, "this administration" cannot protect our personal information?"

Actually, foreign embassies have had this up on their sites for some time.....MPORTANT: The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.

Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.

We are stuck in AP since June 5th because of this.....

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So basically if you already submitted your paperwork before June 9 you can keep the process going, but no printing of Visas until this is resolved? That seems to be the consensus I'm hearing. Our interview is in a few weeks and even though we have a few months of leeway I'd still like to have it all fixed and done before too long.

On all foreign embassy websites. Our interview June 5, all good, now stuck in AP because of this

IMPORTANT: The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.

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Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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As someone who was caught in AP purgatory after interviewing all the way back on May 14th, this news could not have come at a worse time. Urgh. For those who were already waiting, this is just going to tack on yet another wait. I can only imagine the mountain of requests to print visas that are going to accumulated in the oncoming weeks while this issue is unresolved.

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ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

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Trenz, I agree with you. When this "breaks loose" this is going to be a mess. I see no way for those visas to be put in a passport, but by hand. There will be massive pressure to catch up,

and I think there will be more than a few visas ending up in the wrong passport. What do you think.

Maybe we got lucky, and the visa was printed for us before the June 9 date (NOTE: THEY are using, we have no idea what the real date is)

My main question is why can "this administration" not keep our most sensitive information safe and secure. Why, I just do not remember, this type of "hacking".,.,.,ever in any administration!!

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Trenz, I agree with you. When this "breaks loose" this is going to be a mess. I see no way for those visas to be put in a passport, but by hand. There will be massive pressure to catch up,

and I think there will be more than a few visas ending up in the wrong passport. What do you think.

Maybe we got lucky, and the visa was printed for us before the June 9 date (NOTE: THEY are using, we have no idea what the real date is)

My main question is why can "this administration" not keep our most sensitive information safe and secure. Why, I just do not remember, this type of "hacking".,.,.,ever in any administration!!

I do think there is a distinct possibility that in their haste to catch up, mistakes may occur. I surely do hope that is not the case, but we shall see.

I was already frustrated with my now month long wait on my K1 visa, but now add this on top of that, jeez. I'm honestly at a loss for words at how badly lady luck is standing me up on this date.


ROC - July 2017 CSC Filer (I-751 July 2017 Filers Spreadsheet)

  • 7/15/2017: I-751 Sent
  • 7/17/2017: I-751 Received
  • 7/18/2017: NOA1 Date
  • 7/20/2017: Cheque Cashed
  • 7/21/2017: NOA1 Received
  • 7/29/2017: Biometrics Received
  • 8/10/2017: Biometics Appointment Completed
  • 2/26/2018: Case Received at Local Office

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