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My fiance had his interview and submitted his passport on November 15 at the Jerusalem consulate. The status on the CEAC was updated from Ready to Administrative Processing. Then a few days ago it was changed back to Ready so we emailed them to ask what is going on. They said that they are in final processing of the case. And then said it can be 2 weeks or longer. From what I have read on this website, most people seems to get their visas within a week to 10 days from when the embassy has all the information. Can anyone give any insight? This process is so frustrating and difficult. We are a very straightforward case. I would think all of the issues are addressed prior to the interview and that the interview is the last step.

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It always varies case by case, embassy to embassy.

Sounds like you should get "issued" soon.

It's normal for CEAC to stay as "Ready", then even to a "Ready(Open Status)", then "AP", then sometimes back to "Ready" or straight to "Issued".

The Jerusalem embassy might just be a bit slow compared to others, hard to say, or if they had to do extra checks.

Sounds like you should be seeing "Issued" soon though.

Good luck!

08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.


02/03/2017 - Married 


02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview





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It's possible for the timelines for the consulates to fluctuate, depending on the volume or depending on the case itself. Just keep checking every day, I am sure you will see a status change soon.

At least they have responded to your email and it sounds like you have been approved. I completely understand, it can be annoying to wait. Even after my fiance and I saw the status change to "Issued" it still took several days (over a week) to get the visa in hand.

I recommend not making your travel arrangements until you have the visa in hand!

K1 Visa

06-13-2015 - Engaged!

07-17-2015 - I-129F packet sent

09-02-2015 - NVC sent case to U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, packet 3 sent via email

11-04-2015 - Interview (Approved!)

11-19-2015 - K-1 Visa in-hand

12-25-2015 - POE (Atlanta, GA)

AOS/Green Card

01-10-2016 - Got married

01-16-2016 - I-485/EAD application sent (same packet)

03-04-2016 - EAD card arrives in mail (successful expedite)

05-18-2016 - Received AOS letter with interview appointment

06-07-2016 - AOS Interview scheduled (Atlanta) - Approved!

06-15-2016 - Green Card in hand!


03-24-2018 - Mailed in ROC petition packet

03-27-2018 - NOA (packet received); 1-year extension

05-25-2018 - Biometrics

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