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Hi Everyone - had an interview on Sept 12th at the Montreal Embassy and my status won't change from Ready to Issued for some reason... ? I can see it was changed to Ready after I was approved on September 12th... but no action since. I was told I'd receive my Visa and Passport in 2 weeks and that is not looking likely now. Anyone know what the issue might be?

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There is nothing to worry about.It's just been 10 days.You will get it very soon.

Thank you Abhishek. Based on your experience what is the average turn around time to receive the passport with visa after the interview. Thank you

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Hi Everyone - had an interview on Sept 12th at the Montreal Embassy and my status won't change from Ready to Issued for some reason... ? I can see it was changed to Ready after I was approved on September 12th... but no action since. I was told I'd receive my Visa and Passport in 2 weeks and that is not looking likely now. Anyone know what the issue might be?

If anyone else can chime in on this matter I'd greatly appreciate it. Many thanks.

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I know it's hard to be patient but hang in there. It really is different for everyone. I got mine the day after the interview. Some get theirs 3 months after. Maybe you could email the embassy and ask? Vj'ers feel free to correct me :)

Good luck!


2008 : Met online & became friends

2013 : Started talking more

11/30/2013 : Became a couple

09/28/2014 : First meeting in the MN :idea:

10/14/2014 : I flew back to Malaysia :cry:

05/29/2015 : My second visit to MN :dancing:

07/02/2015 : I flew back to Malaysia again :crying:

12/28/2015 : He flew to Malaysia to visit me! :luv:

12/30/2015 : Village wedding ceremony! (L)

01/13/2016 : Marriage registration at Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur! (F)

01/17/2016 : He returned to the US :cry:

01/22/2016 : Began our CR1 journey!

01/26/2016 : Mailed i-130 Petition

01/28/2016 : NOA 1

05/27/2016 : i-130 Approved !!

06/20/2016 : NVC Received !!

06/20/2016 : Case Number Assigned

06/21//2016 : Received DS-261 / AOS Bill

06/21//2016 : Select Agent & Pay AOS Bill

07/01/2016 : Pay IV Bill

07/09/2016 : Submit DS-261

07/23/2016 : Send AOS & IV package

07/25/2016 : AOS & IV Package received

08/16/2016 : Case Complete!!

08/17/2016 : Interview Scheduled

08/18/2016 : Case left NVC

08/19/2016 : Consulate Received

08/24/2016 : Husband arrived for his 2nd visit !! (L)(L)(L)

08/30/2016 : Medical Exam :clock:

09/02/2016 : Long overdue honeymoon in Osaka, Japan :luv::luv:

09/06/2016 : Flew back to Kuala Lumpur

09/07/2016 : Picked up medical results

09/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED !!! :goofy:

09/09/2016 : VISA IN HAND! Weeeeeeeeee!~ :wow:

10/13/2016 : POE @ Minneapolis St.Paul International (L)

11/29/2016 : GREEN CARD arrived in the mail! :dance:


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I know it's hard to be patient but hang in there. It really is different for everyone. I got mine the day after the interview. Some get theirs 3 months after. Maybe you could email the embassy and ask? Vj'ers feel free to correct me :)

Good luck!

@SophieParker - Thank you for your reply. What's throwing me off is that I was told I was approved, was handed a welcome letter, and told that the visa would arrive in two weeks. The status updated to "Ready" right after my interview on the same day (It was showing "Ready" before that too, but the "status update date" changed to the date of the actual interview). In other words, the CO would have manually updated it after my interview. Since then, I was expecting it to go from Ready to AP (as everyone says that's what happens), and then back to ready and then to issued. However, nothing has happened... it's still showing "ready".... and that's all. I'm wondering why my status hasn't changed at all.

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@SophieParker - Thank you for your reply. What's throwing me off is that I was told I was approved, was handed a welcome letter, and told that the visa would arrive in two weeks. The status updated to "Ready" right after my interview on the same day (It was showing "Ready" before that too, but the "status update date" changed to the date of the actual interview). In other words, the CO would have manually updated it after my interview. Since then, I was expecting it to go from Ready to AP (as everyone says that's what happens), and then back to ready and then to issued. However, nothing has happened... it's still showing "ready".... and that's all. I'm wondering why my status hasn't changed at all.

Hey Adam

Yeah, the timing part can be a lil unnerving. They told us we were approved and said my passport would be with them for about a week and then we got it the next day. I'm not complaining. I'm ecstatic. However, my point is that it's so unpredictable and has its own weird timing. It's a good sign that you've got the welcome letter tho. Perhaps they're just a lil slow at updating their info in the CEAC database? I do feel for you. I know that it can be frustrating after months and months of paperwork and waiting. Just hang in there ok. Give it a few more days. Or like I said, maybe email the embassy. :)


2008 : Met online & became friends

2013 : Started talking more

11/30/2013 : Became a couple

09/28/2014 : First meeting in the MN :idea:

10/14/2014 : I flew back to Malaysia :cry:

05/29/2015 : My second visit to MN :dancing:

07/02/2015 : I flew back to Malaysia again :crying:

12/28/2015 : He flew to Malaysia to visit me! :luv:

12/30/2015 : Village wedding ceremony! (L)

01/13/2016 : Marriage registration at Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur! (F)

01/17/2016 : He returned to the US :cry:

01/22/2016 : Began our CR1 journey!

01/26/2016 : Mailed i-130 Petition

01/28/2016 : NOA 1

05/27/2016 : i-130 Approved !!

06/20/2016 : NVC Received !!

06/20/2016 : Case Number Assigned

06/21//2016 : Received DS-261 / AOS Bill

06/21//2016 : Select Agent & Pay AOS Bill

07/01/2016 : Pay IV Bill

07/09/2016 : Submit DS-261

07/23/2016 : Send AOS & IV package

07/25/2016 : AOS & IV Package received

08/16/2016 : Case Complete!!

08/17/2016 : Interview Scheduled

08/18/2016 : Case left NVC

08/19/2016 : Consulate Received

08/24/2016 : Husband arrived for his 2nd visit !! (L)(L)(L)

08/30/2016 : Medical Exam :clock:

09/02/2016 : Long overdue honeymoon in Osaka, Japan :luv::luv:

09/06/2016 : Flew back to Kuala Lumpur

09/07/2016 : Picked up medical results

09/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED !!! :goofy:

09/09/2016 : VISA IN HAND! Weeeeeeeeee!~ :wow:

10/13/2016 : POE @ Minneapolis St.Paul International (L)

11/29/2016 : GREEN CARD arrived in the mail! :dance:


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Thank you so much for your positive spirit and support. You're absolutely right.. It is frustrating after waiting so long. I'm on a F1 being sponsored by my USC mother. Is been years of wait already so that's why haven't it drag on any longer is just difficult to deal with.

Ps. Congratulations on getting your visa! :)

Thank you so much for your positive spirit and support. You're absolutely right.. It is frustrating after waiting so long. I'm on a F1 being sponsored by my USC mother. Is been years of wait already so that's why haven't it drag on any longer is just difficult to deal with.

Ps. Congratulations on getting your visa! :)

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Mr Smith we haven't waited as long as you but our status won't change from ready either! Good luck!

Edited by Harold_Oakland

2-24-16 Petition Sent

2-29-16 Petition Received, Lewisville, TX

3-03-16 NOA1

6-03-16 RFE

6-22-16 NOA2

7-15-16 NVC Received

7-19-16 NVC Case Number Received

7-20-16 NVC Status changed to in route

7-21-16 NVC Status changed to Ready

8-07-16 Packet 3 Received

8-07-16 Packet 3 Sent

8-12-16 Packet 4 Received

8-15-16 Medical Interview

9-06-16 Interview

9-06-16 Additional Documents request

9-29-16 CEAC Status Issued - Approved!

10-9-16 Visa in hand

10-11-16 POE Detroit

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September 6th. Status changed to ready with new creation date on September 22nd. Is also changed to non-immigrant visa.


2-24-16 Petition Sent

2-29-16 Petition Received, Lewisville, TX

3-03-16 NOA1

6-03-16 RFE

6-22-16 NOA2

7-15-16 NVC Received

7-19-16 NVC Case Number Received

7-20-16 NVC Status changed to in route

7-21-16 NVC Status changed to Ready

8-07-16 Packet 3 Received

8-07-16 Packet 3 Sent

8-12-16 Packet 4 Received

8-15-16 Medical Interview

9-06-16 Interview

9-06-16 Additional Documents request

9-29-16 CEAC Status Issued - Approved!

10-9-16 Visa in hand

10-11-16 POE Detroit

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September 6th. Status changed to ready with new creation date on September 22nd. Is also changed to non-immigrant visa.

So if it changed to ready on September 22nd then what was it showing before that for status? What visa type are you applying for if I may ask?

Edited by Adam Smith

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K1. It was AP before that. Supposedly issued or ap then issued comes next.


2-24-16 Petition Sent

2-29-16 Petition Received, Lewisville, TX

3-03-16 NOA1

6-03-16 RFE

6-22-16 NOA2

7-15-16 NVC Received

7-19-16 NVC Case Number Received

7-20-16 NVC Status changed to in route

7-21-16 NVC Status changed to Ready

8-07-16 Packet 3 Received

8-07-16 Packet 3 Sent

8-12-16 Packet 4 Received

8-15-16 Medical Interview

9-06-16 Interview

9-06-16 Additional Documents request

9-29-16 CEAC Status Issued - Approved!

10-9-16 Visa in hand

10-11-16 POE Detroit

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