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My fiancée had her K1 visa interview Monday at the Bangkok embassy. She was given a 221(g) and responded by email to their question later that morning. They had her come back in for the second interview on Tuesday,

They kept her passport and the interviewer said good luck with your visa and you will receive the packet after 10 business days.

I emailed the embassy for follow up and I got this info from them:

"Currently, your visa has progressed to the next stage of our visa approval process. The case status means the consular officer believes your case is documentarily qualified for issuance. We caution you that this is not a guarantee of issuance as all applicants need to clear the final stage of background checks. Applicants must refrain from making any irrevocable travel arrangements until they receive the visa package including their passport with the visa inside. It could take a minimum of 10 working days before background checks and a visa package is prepared. Once the visa package is ready, it will be mailed to the applicant at the mailing address indicated on his/her GSS profile. All the original civil documents will be returned to the applicant in this package. We appreciate your patience as your application is completing the final adjudication step."

I checked the CEAC website and as of 6/8/2016, it says her visa is listed as "ISSUED".

Anyone see this before? Is this a new change for everyone? because we got a 221g?

I thought there was a window for EMS that she had to pay to have the visa shipped to her. My girl said there was no such window.

Confused..............


6/10/2016 Received visa package in mail

Didn't work out....relationship is over

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My fiancée had her K1 visa interview Monday at the Bangkok embassy. She was given a 221(g) and responded by email to their question later that morning. They had her come back in for the second interview on Tuesday,

They kept her passport and the interviewer said good luck with your visa and you will receive the packet after 10 business days.

I emailed the embassy for follow up and I got this info from them:

"Currently, your visa has progressed to the next stage of our visa approval process. The case status means the consular officer believes your case is documentarily qualified for issuance. We caution you that this is not a guarantee of issuance as all applicants need to clear the final stage of background checks. Applicants must refrain from making any irrevocable travel arrangements until they receive the visa package including their passport with the visa inside. It could take a minimum of 10 working days before background checks and a visa package is prepared. Once the visa package is ready, it will be mailed to the applicant at the mailing address indicated on his/her GSS profile. All the original civil documents will be returned to the applicant in this package. We appreciate your patience as your application is completing the final adjudication step."

I checked the CEAC website and as of 6/8/2016, it says her visa is listed as "ISSUED".

Anyone see this before? Is this a new change for everyone? because we got a 221g?

I thought there was a window for EMS that she had to pay to have the visa shipped to her. My girl said there was no such window.

Confused..............

Issued is a good sign. I cannot 100% answer for Thailand, but for China there were 2 options for passport delivery. Option 1 was to have the passport sent to an authorized CITIC Bank for pickup by the beneficiary. Option 2 was to have the passport mailed directly to the recipient. Option 2 was the one that cost extra money, Option 1 was included in the Price paid on USTravelDocs. Paying for Option 2 was done during the Interview fee payment process on the website, and not at the US Embassy.

Again I can only answer for China, not for Thailand, one would think the process is somewhat similar.


Click Below to View my timeline (spoiler added to reduce visible space consumption)

 

Timeline to date:

11/11/14 - Met online through eHarmony
11/12/14 - Started communication through email (1-2 emails daily)
12/20/14 - Communicating through Phone Calls and Video Calls
07/04/15 - First Trip to China to visit her (spent time at her home, her hometown, and Beijing), Met the whole family.
07/18/15 - Sadly I had to return back to the US
10/01/15 - I am returning back to China to be with her again
10/11/15 - She will accompany me back on the same flight for 30 days
11/14/15 - She returns back to China
12/01/15 - I-129F Fed-Ex'd to the Lewisville address
12/03/15 - Packet signed for by the receiver
12/07/15 - NOA1 Generated
12/11/15 - NOA1 Received
01/14/15 - NOA2 Generated (Approved)
01/28/16 - NVC Received (Still waiting papers for official date)
01/29/16 - NVC Case# Assigned (Still waiting papers for official date)
02/03/16 - Case Sent to Embassy
02/04/16 - Case Received by Embassy
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Received
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
03/04/16 - DS-160 Fee paid
03/09/16 - Packet 4 Received (Documents were prepared in advance)
04/02/16 - I return to China to provide moral and emotional support as she goes to her Interview on the 5th
04/05/16 - Interview Date (APPROVED!!!)

04/25/16 - POE Dallas Texas (DFW) smooth sailing through customs

04/25/16 - Arrived in Nashville, TN 10pm
04/29/16 - Marriage Certificate received
SSN filed somewhere after this point (exact date is not remembered, received after a 30 minute wait)
11/16/16 - AoS packet mailed (i-485, i-765, i-131)
11/18/16 - AoS packet received
12/06/16 - Check Cashed
02/28/17 - EAD and AP Approved
03/02/17 - NOA2 for EAD and AP Arrived
03/02/17 - EAD/AP Card Arrived

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Chris bless my status changed it was in ap for 2 weeks and the status date updated twice then yesterday friday i checked it and it said ready check back status in 2 days i was approved at the interview and everything so now im wondering whats the next step after the 2 business days?

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