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Husband approved on July 28th 2015 then put in administrative processing still waiting. CEAC status states READY. Emailed Kingston embassy which only response is this case is in administrative processing and will be contacted soon as complete. Just when I though we was finish with this horrible ordeal. At his interview officer clearly stated approved and to pick up passport next week which was last week and make sure to travel before September 30th medical will expire on this date. The medical in Kingston is $330 US this is just a terrible experience did everything that they ask in a timely manner. Anyone know of this treatment after approval. :(

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Everyone goes into to AP no matter what kind of visa they're getting. Sometimes it's a few days, sometimes it can last months depending on the circumstances.....even for those that are approved. Ours was approved and it took a month to get it in hand (like you they said a week) and ours was in AP for less than a day.

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Everyone goes into to AP no matter what kind of visa they're getting. Sometimes it's a few days, sometimes it can last months depending on the circumstances.....even for those that are approved. Ours was approved and it took a month to get it in hand (like you they said a week) and ours was in AP for less than a day.

I think OP knows that, OP is concerned about having to re-do the medical if it expires before the visa is in hand. Wouldn't the embassy be able to expedite in a situation like that? Or would they say it's your fault for doing the medical too early?


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AP will take as long as it has to be and the embassy don't care if the medical will expire. Just be prepared in case it has to be done again.

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I think OP knows that, OP is concerned about having to re-do the medical if it expires before the visa is in hand. Wouldn't the embassy be able to expedite in a situation like that? Or would they say it's your fault for doing the medical too early?

That's not what I got from it...I know they're worried about medical expiring but also seem to be worried about AP.......either way. Unless you just get really lucky and get ahold of someone super nice, they don't care if the medical will expire, the will process things on there own time unless there is some sort of emergency backed by proof.

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That's not what I got from it...I know they're worried about medical expiring but also seem to be worried about AP.......either way. Unless you just get really lucky and get ahold of someone super nice, they don't care if the medical will expire, the will process things on there own time unless there is some sort of emergency backed by proof.

Well I think it would be worth it to get a senator's or congressman's inquiry on it, at least trying is better than doing nothing. And it might work. You never know how much $400 could mean to someone


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Thanks for your input, but I just didn't understand why they would tell him he approved and he can pick up his passport the following week now this. These people have taken us through hell and back. his interview in April the officer said everything was alright just wanted him to being clearance letter from court for having possession of a knife as a juvenile which he wasn't charged for. His police record is clean. He did that then the officer tells him to retake his drug test after he passed his medical. He gets to the clinic that make him retake the whole medical vaccinations and all due to embassy doesn't except partial medicals well that's what he was told so after that they tell him his visa application fee is expired so now he given an interview to repay visa application fee and be sworn in by an officer than was approved and told to pick up passport following week already registered with dhl from sending documents from before. Now back in AP after approved and on the CEAC WEBSITE the status reads READY smh this whole process is insane.

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Yes I was wondering the same thing when I seen the status said ready but then I emailed Kingston embassy and that's when they stated this case is currently in administrative processing and will be contacted when complete. This is torture I first filed for my husband in 2013 we been together since 2009 this is hell stressful

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I'm confused as to why it says ready not ap, unless they are just being lazy not updating it. AP is a standard waiting game, mostly imposed on male benificaries, unfortunately! With AP there is nothing to do but wait, contacting a senator or congressman will do nothing but get your hopes up. My congressman told me that the embassy told him that they are unable to respond to any political influence as this would be unethical. Contacting a lawyer will just eat your $ for no reason. There is nothing they can do. AP= A patience test. There are people who wait days, weeks, months, and few wait years. It is not fair, nor is it holy by any means. It is emotional torture, to be physically separated from your spouse without your consent.

We have survived 430 days of AP torture, and I look at it so differently now. We both feel like our relationship is so rock solid strong, having survived every day of this hell. Nothing and no one can disturb our happiness, and we know beyond any doubt our love will survive forever, because this experience proves how deep our love is. Only 2 people who cannot live without the other can endure this torure, and it is comforting to know that someone would stay with you day in and day out through this horrible prison without any sign of parole....for over a year....that's love. Some people on here have been waiting 3/4 years, it's very rare, but it happens. Our best advice is to not stress and take it each day at a time. I say everyday is anyday....but now I also say today's the day! Because seriously it will just happen, it'll say issued. Best wishes for everyone's ISSUEDS now!!!

Mine stayed at ready for three weeks then in a single turned to ap to issued. Passport delivered 7 days later.....

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Well I hope and pray that will be our outcome we really tired of repaying all these fees like our money grow on trees because there slow in processing smh

I meant mined turned from ready to ap to issued in a single day....anyway.....

I hope you get relief soon, you've certainly been at it long enough, though my visa journey itself was much shorter we have been together quite a few years like you and couldn't get the right time because of my work.

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I meant mined turned from ready to ap to issued in a single day....anyway.....

I hope you get relief soon, you've certainly been at it long enough, though my visa journey itself was much shorter we have been together quite a few years like you and couldn't get the right time because of my work.

Thanks a lot :)

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From other posts, the status changes to ready, and possible back to AP before it says "Issued". It's a good sign; the wait is almost over.


K-1 fiance visa journey

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here

November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

Spoiler

December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox  at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) **

 

 

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From other posts, the status changes to ready, and possible back to AP before it says "Issued". It's a good sign; the wait is almost over.

Thanks I hope so, I'm so ready for this to be over been going on too long. You have gave me some type of hope I was thinking something was wrong again.

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