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How long does it take to get a B2 renewed in Hyderabad, India?

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Hello there - my mom's US B2 visa just expired - it was valid from 2006-2016. We just reapplied and she qualified for the interview waiver and got her 10 printed (biometrics) 3 days ago. Her case is currently "The current status of your passport is In Transit To Post."my mom has been in the US several times, followed all the laws and never overstayed.

Any ideas on how long it will take for her to get her B2 visa? We have applied in Hyderabad, India. My sister is a US citizen and I am a US LPR. I am in India right now and ideally will be able to help her do the running around to get her visa before I head back to the states. Thanks for your help!

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Not sure what running around there would be to do.

AP is the big unknown.


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My bad -- you probably meant Administrative Processing.

So I just checked the status and it says "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days."

What processing does it really need? She has traveled to the US multiple times, followed all the laws and never overstayed. Is this just routine processing, or does it mean that she needs an interview? Any advice?

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Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?

Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?

Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

Could be just routine processing, or they may need to dig deeper. Being called for an interview is always a possibility.

Has she ever stayed close to the 6-mo limit on any previous trips?

Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

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Hey KirrenHby - The latest status says that her passport is with the US consulate. Yeah she's stayed close to the 6-month limit on pretty much every visit to the US. My parents would come and spend time with my sister and I, we would go on mini trips and visit family in the States. She's never overstayed, always followed the law law says B2 is for short, temporary visit and what not. It must be routine processing. I think its high time we started her Green Card process and not deal with all this.

Practically living in the US, close to abusing a B2.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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However, she's followed the stay limits given by the officer at the port of entry.

Which is acceptable, but tends to have potentially unintended consequences down the road.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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On 12/28/2016 at 6:42 PM, Robin Mateje said:

Fair enough. There is an interview scheduled for her next week. We just got the note from the consulate.

Just got done with her interview and she got her visa. No questions about her previous stays in the USA. She was asked if both my sister and I were in the states and whether or not she has property in India. Both were answered as affirmative. The AP is also gone from the portal and it now says issued! Thanks for your help!

 

 

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