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Hi. Good day to all of you. We were approved last June 28 and as per instructions we need to wait for 10 working days then contact US embassy here in Riyadh. But it's more than a month already, there's no change in the status of my passport and visa when I tracked it. It says the same. "Theres no status updates with the passport number submitted". I'm worried already because I already resigned in my current job and maybe they will send me out of our dormitory anytime soon. When I send email to the they are not answering back. Please help if you have same case with me.

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Middle East/North Africa regional 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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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replying to this because.. well, Riyadh.. but..

after your interview, I'm assuming passed, no 221G/etc..

what exactly did they tell you guys??

SPECIFICALLY, did the CO tell you to go pay at the SMSA Express?

I think Riyadh's procedures are different now.. they don't use Aramex anymore/ustraveldocs/etc.. my fiancee used SMSA

basically when she passed her interview, she was told "go pay at the smsa" and she went, paid, filled out the waybill..

anyways.. not sure what happened to yours but fill in a bit more details specifically the COURIER info


March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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Thanks for the response. When I had my interview they gave me 221g and then they told me to send the documents through SMSA. When I checked in CEAC of we were approved last June 28,they said it's issued. I actually don't know anymore. I just followed there instructions. You were approved when? Since your fiancee used SMSA like me what did you do anyway? Please help me.

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replying to this because.. well, Riyadh.. but..

after your interview, I'm assuming passed, no 221G/etc..

what exactly did they tell you guys??

SPECIFICALLY, did the CO tell you to go pay at the SMSA Express?

I think Riyadh's procedures are different now.. they don't use Aramex anymore/ustraveldocs/etc.. my fiancee used SMSA

basically when she passed her interview, she was told "go pay at the smsa" and she went, paid, filled out the waybill..

anyways.. not sure what happened to yours but fill in a bit more details specifically the COURIER info

Thanks for the response. When I had my interview they gave me 221g and then they told me to send the documents through SMSA. When I checked in CEAC of we were approved last June 28,they said it's issued. I actually don't know anymore. I just followed there instructions. When I tracked my passport since June 28 in passporttraveldocs.com it says no status updated in the passport number submitted. I cannot book my ticket because I reaslly dont know when my passport will arrived. What scares me more is that, my dormitory will send me out of the building by Sept 29. Did the pasport arrived in your fianccee's hand?

 

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Thanks for the response. When I had my interview they gave me 221g and then they told me to send the documents through SMSA. When I checked in CEAC of we were approved last June 28,they said it's issued. I actually don't know anymore. I just followed there instructions. When I tracked my passport since June 28 in passporttraveldocs.com it says no status updated in the passport number submitted. I cannot book my ticket because I reaslly dont know when my passport will arrived. What scares me more is that, my dormitory will send me out of the building by Sept 29. Did the pasport arrived in your fianccee's hand?

 

this is what i mean exactly.. Riyadh Embassy does NOT use Aramex. They use SMSA.. furthermore, they do NOT use the ustraveldocs website...

my suggestion is email them and try to see the status of your passport/visa, see if you can get a tracking number or something.. how else will you know your passport/visa is ready to be picked up?

you cannot use their website because they do not use it anymore for status. yes, my fiancee picks up her passport/visa from the smsa location she filled out/paid for after her interview and to this day, if i check the ustraveldocs website for passport status, it will say the same thing you're seeing

:( email the embassy, try to get a tracking number, a status, something..


March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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this is what i mean exactly.. Riyadh Embassy does NOT use Aramex. They use SMSA.. furthermore, they do NOT use the ustraveldocs website...

my suggestion is email them and try to see the status of your passport/visa, see if you can get a tracking number or something.. how else will you know your passport/visa is ready to be picked up?

you cannot use their website because they do not use it anymore for status. yes, my fiancee picks up her passport/visa from the smsa location she filled out/paid for after her interview and to this day, if i check the ustraveldocs website for passport status, it will say the same thing you're seeing

:( email the embassy, try to get a tracking number, a status, something.

How did your fiancee know that the passport is already in SMSA? Im scared that maybe they already called me but I miss it because I'm at work. We were approved since June 28. Its more than a month already.

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How did your fiancee know that the passport is already in SMSA? Im scared that maybe they already called me but I miss it because I'm at work. We were approved since June 28. Its more than a month already.

now we're talking :) now you understand what i mean

when my fiancee was told to go pay SMSA, she filled out a waybill.. this is where you know which location to pick it up at. the benefit of this is you can go to smsaexpress.com and track it online :P

plus she gave her # so when it's ready for pickup, they txt'd her..

like i said, was your fiancee told to pay at smsa after her interview? I honestly do not know but I'm just relaying my experience..

do not go by ustraveldocs "Track Passport"... it does not work. At least, not for Riyadh..


March 20, 2018 = Biometrics Appt  (i797-C, Notice of Action .. noa1?)

January 30, 2018 = Received I-757 NOA for i-751 petition

January 26, 2018 = Mailed I-751 Removal of Conditions to Vermont Service Center

March 30, 2016 = AOS Approved on the same day!!! YES THANK YOU JESUS!!

March 30, 2016 = Adjustment of Status interview..

December 3, 2015 = Employment Auth & Travel Permit Approved

September 24, 2015 = Filed for Adjustment of Status, Employment Auth, Travel Permit

August 27, 2015 = Married !!!!!!!

July 16, 2015 = CEAC status ISSUED!!! :) OH YES BABY!!! Flight Book to NYC on August 8!!!

July 2, 2015 = Returned to Embassy for fingerprints and brought Passport and 221G documents -- PASSED!!

June 21, 2015 = K-1 Interview .. issued a 221G and was told to come back to do fingerprints

June 16, 2015 = Interview Date from Riyadh Embassy!!! :D Received Packet 4

March 22, 2015 = Readyness Documents Delivered!! yay!

March 18, 2015 = Readyness Documents mailed to Riyadh Embassy.

March 17, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Shows up on ustraveldocs.com/sa/ (Last step for the K-1 Packet!!)

March 14, 2015 = Visa MRV Fee Paid (1,0007 sar)

March 05, 2015 = K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) received by fiancee in Riyadh!!! (that quick?! WOW!)

March 02, 2015 = Mailed K-1 Required Documents (Affidavit of Support, etc) to Riyadh via FedEx

February 20, 2015 = NVC Approval Letter Received! (lol a week after Riyadh Embassy contacted us)

= Riyadh Embassy EMAILS the "Packet 3" notification :) game on! and yes, they reference your Case #

February 16, 2015 = Case # Received from RIYADH EMBASSY!! Yup! Didn't call NVC or hear anything but damn that FAST!

February 06, 2015 = NVC received I-129F package (called them, no case # yet)

January 30, 2015 = Hardcopy of NOA2 received

January 30, 2015 = USCIS Status Change! Application Mailed to Visa Center. (so it took a week for TSC to mail it to NVC)

January 23, 2015 = NOA 2 Case Approval by USCIS Website and Email!!!!!

December 24, 2014 = Hardcopy NOA1 received

December 22, 2014 = NOA 1 Receipt TSC (NO!! not the hellhole that is TSC) :(

December 18, 2014 = I-129F submitted

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Actually, when I finished my interview Im already done with my fingerprinting. But I received 221g form, then they advised me to go to SMSA to submit the needed documents but they didnt tell me to fill out a waybill. If you dont mind if you can send me in private message your fiancee's number. This is my email, Ill do the filing out a waybill first thing in the morning tomorrow. I just thought it will be send to Aramex as instructed in the US embassy Riyadh.

eluis_05@yahoo.com

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