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Some of you might already have know about my case, everything went smoth for me and my fiance in our K-1 visa journey until this point... on december 16, 2016 she got her interview approved in El Salvador and told her to wait 7 business day for her visa to arrive, at this point we havent receive any solid update either from the site ustraveldocs.com or the CEAC(NVC) website...

 

the only changes I've seen are the followings...

 

the website "ustraveldocs.com" status went from "PASSPORT IS STILL WITH CONSULATE/EMBASSY" to "THERES NOT STATUS UPDATE AVAILABLE FOR THE PASSPORT NUMBER YOU SUMITTED"

 

I did noticed that the CEAC website changed the date of case creation, it says "READY"...and it updated today but still says "READY" Im really worried about this situation, I already contacted the embassy and the guy told me just to wait, the guy sounded like he dont know what was going on. I hate this waiting, I cam only imagine the worst ? HELP!

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1 hour ago, RonisCruz said:

Some of you might already have know about my case, everything went smoth for me and my fiance in our K-1 visa journey until this point... on december 16, 2016 she got her interview approved in El Salvador and told her to wait 7 business day for her visa to arrive, at this point we havent receive any solid update either from the site ustraveldocs.com or the CEAC(NVC) website...

 

the only changes I've seen are the followings...

 

the website "ustraveldocs.com" status went from "PASSPORT IS STILL WITH CONSULATE/EMBASSY" to "THERES NOT STATUS UPDATE AVAILABLE FOR THE PASSPORT NUMBER YOU SUMITTED"

 

I did noticed that the CEAC website changed the date of case creation, it says "READY"...and it updated today but still says "READY" Im really worried about this situation, I already contacted the embassy and the guy told me just to wait, the guy sounded like he dont know what was going on. I hate this waiting, I cam only imagine the worst ? HELP!

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you are going to see the GOLDEN word ISSUED soon enough, we were in the same boat in last NOV.

 

All the best for you!

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My status changed from Ready to AP back to Ready and then Issued, the dates kept changing as well and the visa went from non-immigrant to immigrant. The fact that you see changes on your status is a good thing, it means they're working on your case, just wait a little more and it'll probably change to issued soon.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hi RonisCruz,

 

We are in the same situation.  My fiance's K1 visa was approved on Nov 28, 2016 at his interview, and he was told 10 business days to get the visa issued.  However, CEAC showed READY until Jan 8, 2017, when it finally changed to Administrative Processing (AP) and to a Nonimmigrant Visa.  That was 41 days of waiting, after an approved interview.  And we're still waiting.  We thought the status would change to ISSUED within 24-48 hours, based on other posts.  But it is still in AP (praying it will change any day now).

 

As for tracking the passport on ustraveldocs, I don't think that you will be able to track it until it shows as ISSUED.  Ours still shows no status there, too.  I believe that once the embassy issues the visa, they then have to deliver the passport to the courier for your embassy, and that is when the tracking of the passport should be available online.  So I wouldn't worry that you aren't seeing that status yet.  

 

Just to note, from what I've read when your status does change to AP, the CEAC message that shows isn't really for the type of AP that an approved visa goes through but for those issued a 221-g form at the interview for missing docs or more background checks needed; it doesn't apply to those who were approved (Message reads:  "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.")  So don't worry about this message.  If you see the status change to AP, you are closer to getting the visa ISSUED.  

 

It seems there are several people going through this kind of delay right now.  I read somewhere that the embassies get very busy at the end of the year and first couple of weeks in January, with the holiday season.  Keep us posted on the updates.  Good luck to you all!!


7/16/2015: First communication online                     1/23/2017: Visa Received
4/24/2016: Got Engaged! (L)                                      2/1/2017: Entry into USA           
6/10/2016: Filed I-129F petition                                   3/4/2017: Got Married! (L)

6/18/2016: I-129F NOA1                                                4/10/2017: Filed AOS (I-485), EAD, AP

8/18/2016: I-129F NOA2                                                8/4/2017: Approved EAD with AP received

9/5/2016: NVC Received                                               11/8/2017: AOS Approved

9/15/2016: Consulate Received                                   11/16/2017: Green Card Received

11/28/2016: Interview Date - Approved!!

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What was the outcome with your fiancé? I'm so stressed. My husband has been in El Salvador for 50 days was approved then 5 days later asked to send more docs and it's been 17 days in AP since they received everything they requested. This is so frustrating and so wrong! 

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I don't have any advice on this, but I want to say best of luck to all you waiting, I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to be approved and to have to wait 20, 30, or 40 days to get the visa! Wishing you guys the best.


K1 Visa

I-129F Sent: 2015-11-12 I-129F NOA1 notice: 2015-11-18 I-129F NOA2 approval: 2015-12-21 I-129F NOA2 hardcopy: 2015-12-27

NVC case number-hard copy arrived: 2016-1-21 Case arrived at GUA embassy: 2016-1-19 Packet 3 Email Recceived: 2016-1-27

Medical: 2016-2-3

Interview: 2016-2-26 Approved!

Visa in hand: 2016-3-3

POE: 2016-3-23

Married: 2016-3-25 (L)

AOS

AOS filed and delivered: 2016-4-18

Check cashed by USCIS: 2016-5-4

Text notification received: 2016-5-5

NOA arrived in mail for AOS, EAD, AP: 2016-5-7

Biometrics Appointment: 2016-5-24

Service request created by me since we have not heard anything about EAD: 2016-7-12

Status changed to EAD card being produced: 2016-7-21

Received EAD Card and AP in mail: 2016-7-28

Interview for Green card -  Approved: 2016-9-15

Received Green card: 2016-10-9

Done and in love (L)

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Has there been an update to your wife's' case?


Original Scan Date: Oct 3, 2016

Checklist: Nov 25, 2016

2nd Scan date: Dec 19, 2016

Supervisor Review : Jan 24, 2017

CC (phone call): Jan 27, 2017

CC e-mail : Feb 3, 2017

Interview: March 13, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Interview E-mail: February 6, 2017

Visa Packet Received: March 17, 2017

Entry to US: March 21, 2017

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On 1/10/2017 at 10:27 PM, khtak716 said:

Hi RonisCruz,

 

We are in the same situation.  My fiance's K1 visa was approved on Nov 28, 2016 at his interview, and he was told 10 business days to get the visa issued.  However, CEAC showed READY until Jan 8, 2017, when it finally changed to Administrative Processing (AP) and to a Nonimmigrant Visa.  That was 41 days of waiting, after an approved interview.  And we're still waiting.  We thought the status would change to ISSUED within 24-48 hours, based on other posts.  But it is still in AP (praying it will change any day now).

 

As for tracking the passport on ustraveldocs, I don't think that you will be able to track it until it shows as ISSUED.  Ours still shows no status there, too.  I believe that once the embassy issues the visa, they then have to deliver the passport to the courier for your embassy, and that is when the tracking of the passport should be available online.  So I wouldn't worry that you aren't seeing that status yet.  

 

Just to note, from what I've read when your status does change to AP, the CEAC message that shows isn't really for the type of AP that an approved visa goes through but for those issued a 221-g form at the interview for missing docs or more background checks needed; it doesn't apply to those who were approved (Message reads:  "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.")  So don't worry about this message.  If you see the status change to AP, you are closer to getting the visa ISSUED.  

 

It seems there are several people going through this kind of delay right now.  I read somewhere that the embassies get very busy at the end of the year and first couple of weeks in January, with the holiday season.  Keep us posted on the updates.  Good luck to you all!!

Sorry for the late reply, thank God everything went good for me and my fiance, it went from "Ready" to "AP' to "ISSUED" within ours, got our visa in hand on 1/12/2017 and my fiances(now wife is in the states with me, hope yours is going good!

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On 1/31/2017 at 4:46 PM, steph&max said:

I don't have any advice on this, but I want to say best of luck to all you waiting, I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to be approved and to have to wait 20, 30, or 40 days to get the visa! Wishing you guys the best.

thanks, we got our visa on jan 12 :D

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On 05/01/2017 at 10:52 AM, RonisCruz said:

Some of you might already have know about my case, everything went smoth for me and my fiance in our K-1 visa journey until this point... on december 16, 2016 she got her interview approved in El Salvador and told her to wait 7 business day for her visa to arrive, at this point we havent receive any solid update either from the site ustraveldocs.com or the CEAC(NVC) website...

 

the only changes I've seen are the followings...

 

the website "ustraveldocs.com" status went from "PASSPORT IS STILL WITH CONSULATE/EMBASSY" to "THERES NOT STATUS UPDATE AVAILABLE FOR THE PASSPORT NUMBER YOU SUMITTED"

 

I did noticed that the CEAC website changed the date of case creation, it says "READY"...and it updated today but still says "READY" Im really worried about this situation, I already contacted the embassy and the guy told me just to wait, the guy sounded like he dont know what was going on. I hate this waiting, I cam only imagine the worst ? HELP!

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Hi am saleem It happen same thing with me on my case still waiting have u got visa or still waiting for it give me update if any I will give u update 

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On 07/02/2017 at 9:23 AM, RonisCruz said:

we received our visa on Jan 12!

So how long it's take my before it show ready nw it's show ap from last 5 days and my case was in ap since September 19 of 2017 still waiting u have any ideas plz 

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Saleem, the original poster said that he got his visa on January 12, 2017.  AP takes as long as it takes, unfortunately, and no one can say how long.  Try to remain patient.

 

Year-old thread is now closed to further comment.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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