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Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone knows how long it usually takes before the CEAS site updates to say it is being processed (after your interview)

Also, Even though they say at the end of the interview it is approved, is there still a chance you can get something from them to say they require more information or anything like that?

I was just reading different peoples posts and i do read things that i didn't think were possible, like the on i have just mentioned above.

I also read that people are collecting their passports but I thought i had read that you could not collect your passport and this had to be delivered. :unsure:

I don't know i get really confused the more i read.

Either way they said at the embassy my visa was approved and i could expect to receive it within a couple of weeks.

Just wanting to check those things i have mentioned already.


PS - This would be London! :)

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After they say "approved" the info gets sent back electronically to the US. There you may or may not be pulled for additional "Administrated processing". This is random (in most cases) and rare (for western European countries) but it is possible.

From there on there are more systems you go through until the embassy gets the message to print the visa.

It can take several days and you will see the dreaded "administrative processing" in there at least one time. DO NOT PANIC ON THIS ONE!! :)

Edited by Fr8dog

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Some people go back to embassy to get their passport with visa (like my fiancée/wife did), others go home and wait for it to be delivered

I cleaned My Timeline. Hope nobody minds

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See they don't even advise this at the embassy that there is a chance you may have something else they want. Ugh

I'm guessing now I have to keep checking my emails and the status on the website.at the moment it still says ready for interview even though I have been. I understand it won't be that quick to change but I have no idea what I can expect it to say.

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I was two days before you at London.

Mine is IR-1 but it went like this:

Tuesday - interview

Wednesday - administrative processing

Thursday - issued

Just waiting for email from courier now.

London no longer allows collection but other embassies do.






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I checked the status again this morning and it still says:


Case creation date (it was in august can't remember the exact day it said)

Updated on 9th December (which was the day after my interview

It was still saying about it was ready for me to book an interview and to get my documents ready if i had already scheduled it.

Now it is saying something different but still saying ready... I don't know if the ready status ever changed as i didn't check it every 5 minutes.

This is what it says now...

Any ideas on whats going on with it? I will obviously do as it says and check it in two business days as i know my interview was on a Thursday afternoon so it has only been almost 2 full business days...

I will just keep an eye on my emails and wait for it to turn up if i do not hear anything from them, I am just wondering out of curiosity more than anything to be honest

Case Creation Date: 12-Dec-2016 Status Updated Date: 12-Dec-2016
Your case is open and ready for your interview, fingerprints, and required documents. If you have already had your interview, please check your status after two business days. If no interview was required, please check back in two business days for the status of your application.

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