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Hello Guys, 
This is Noman
I joined the group just now 
Wanted to know about the current situation of US visas issuance delay in Saudi specifically US Consulate Riyadh.

 

interviewed on 26th Dec, visa approved and VO informed me that ill get my passport in next 2 business days. Today 15 days and my visa status shows on Admin Processing still, i check on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

 

Can somebody help me with an advise what should i do? And share their experiences, im soo worried why its delayed so much as my friend applied togather with me and he got hos PP in 3 days with visa.

 

noman

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Nomam said:

 

More information is needed; What is the visa type? Country of origin? What was your friends country of origin?

 

22 minutes ago, Nomam said:

Hello Guys, 
This is Noman
I joined the group just now 
Wanted to know about the current situation of US visas issuance delay in Saudi specifically US Consulate Riyadh.

 

interviewed on 26th Dec, visa approved and VO informed me that ill get my passport in next 2 business days. Today 15 days and my visa status shows on Admin Processing still, i check on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

 

Can somebody help me with an advise what should i do? And share their experiences, im soo worried why its delayed so much as my friend applied togather with me and he got hos PP in 3 days with visa.

 

noman

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, bk123 said:

More information is needed; What is the visa type? Country of origin? What was your friends country of origin?

 

 

 

B1 B2 visit visa

my CoO is Pakistan

friends CoO was Egypt

we both are collegues working in same company.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Nomam said:

 

Your timeline says H1B!!?? Anyways, its probably name and background check that's taking long. You should get it in a couple of weeks (if all goes well).

 

B1 B2 visit visa

my CoO is Pakistan

friends CoO was Egypt

we both are collegues working in same company.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Nomam said:

Hello Guys, 
This is Noman
I joined the group just now 
Wanted to know about the current situation of US visas issuance delay in Saudi specifically US Consulate Riyadh.

 

interviewed on 26th Dec, visa approved and VO informed me that ill get my passport in next 2 business days. Today 15 days and my visa status shows on Admin Processing still, i check on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

 

Can somebody help me with an advise what should i do? And share their experiences, im soo worried why its delayed so much as my friend applied togather with me and he got hos PP in 3 days with visa.

 

noman

 

 

 

No one can tell you how long AP will take. It could be a couple weeks, months or longer. Each case is different and it depends on what they find. There have been cases of AP posted here that were over a year, but most are completed less than that. Nothing you can do but wait.

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10 hours ago, Nomam said:

Hello Guys, 
This is Noman
I joined the group just now 
Wanted to know about the current situation of US visas issuance delay in Saudi specifically US Consulate Riyadh.

 

interviewed on 26th Dec, visa approved and VO informed me that ill get my passport in next 2 business days. Today 15 days and my visa status shows on Admin Processing still, i check on https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

 

Can somebody help me with an advise what should i do? And share their experiences, im soo worried why its delayed so much as my friend applied togather with me and he got hos PP in 3 days with visa.

Can't compare two cases; each one is adjudicated on it's own merit. 

Pakistan pp holder applying from KSA; expect AP for background checks. 

 

Your timeline shows H1b. What visa did you apply for? 


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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I was applying B1/2 tourist visit visa! 

 

Another friend, Pakistan nation applied from KSA and got PP normal in 4 days without AP!

 

im concerned how long my case will take as i have already made travel plans :( and ill loose my holidays.

 

 

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Like I said, do not compare two cases.. even under similar circumstances. Perhaps you share a name with someone on a 'bad' list, or a multitude of other reasons.

The US must be fully satisfied an applicant is entitled to a visa before granting one, irrespective of leave. The US embassy advises against making nonrefundable travel plans until visa in hand. 


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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Hi, my parents applied for a visitor visa from riyadh. they interviewed on 28th of november but they were told that they will get passports if approved. it may take several weeks for administration process. they have not got passports and not any reply from the embassy in Riyadh. anyone experienced this? if they havent approved it why did the counselor keep passports?

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See reasons above.

(Also, please avoid hijacking other people's threads -- start your own next time. :) )


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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