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Interview CR1, Welcome to USA letter, but after 2 hours, AP

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I had my interview yesterday, December 12th, for a spousal visa at the Montreal consulate at 10:30AM. I provided all documents requested and answered all questions by the consular officer, who replied that everything looked good and she handed me the "welcome to the USA" letter. She told me it would take 7-14 days to receive the VISA package via courier.

When we arrived home, we received an email from the consulate stating that we needed to provide evidence of the relationship. I had all of this information with me at the consular officer's window (window #8), but she did not request any of this. My husband was even with me at the interview in the waiting room. This is extremely frustrating because now we are in administrative process that create even more delays. If the officer merely asked for the information, we could have provided it immediately at the interview and we had a lot of proof of our relationship (21 trips in 15 months, plenty of pictures, skype and whatsapp conversations)

Did someone had a similar situation ? What delay would we need to expect ?

Thanks for your help

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It can happen at any point even after entering the US...

You are never guaranteed anything in this process. Your best bet....provide whats requested and wait it out.

At least its not a denial.

Edited by Catuela

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Hi

I had my interview Dec 12th for CR1 at the Montreal Consulate. The consulate officer told me at the end of the interview "Everything look good" and gave me the Welcome to USA letter and explain to me how to get my visa. Three hours after the Interview, I received an email from the consulate that I'm on AP to prove evidence of relationship. I had all the proof during the interview but the consulate officer never asked me for it.

Since the interview, we built our case proving the evidence of our relationship and I posted it yesterday at the Postal office that I selected for my visa.

I know that the time delay for the AP is very variable a case to another, but what do you think we should expect as time frame if our evidence are very strong with very thick file proving our relationship ??

Thanks

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Normally, it takes 2-4 weeks to review evidence sent after the interview, though it depends of course on the evidence, whether they just read it or also go to your neighbourhood and work and interview people about the relationship etc. With the holidays in there, I would not expect any news until mid January.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

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Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

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