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why AP takes too long, when already approved by NVC

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AP covers essentially anything the interview. Every case goes through some form of AP. Usually it's days, sometimes it's weeks, sometimes it's longer.

 

Was he approved at the interview? Many times when you are approved at the interview but have an extended AP, it's due to security/name checks. If he was not approved at the interview, then they could be reviewing his case in more detail. Was he given any kind of paper/asked to submit additional documents?


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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USCIS approves the I-130 that there is a family relationship allowing the beneficiary to apply for an immigration visa.  USCIS did not approve him for a visa.

 

The NVC collects paperwork.  They do no approve anything.

 

The US Embassy/Consulate adjudicates the case.  They investigate and approve or deny the visa.  

 

AP can last a few days to a few years until the US Embassy concludes its investigation.

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USCIS and NVC didn't approve your son for anything. 

 

USCIS only establishes that the beneficiary has a legitimate claim to apply for a visa (irrespective of whether that application will be successful or not). They just establish the facts: Is the petitioner eligible to file? Is the beneficiary genuinely related to the petitioner in the way they claim to be? If so, USCIS approves the petition that allows the beneficiary to apply for a visa.

 

NVC employees are not even government employees. They are third-party contractors who gather and organize documents for the embassies - kind of like a mail room or secretary for the embassy staff. 

 

There is no approval until the interviewer at the embassy is satisfied.

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3 hours ago, JFH said:

USCIS and NVC didn't approve your son for anything. 

 

USCIS only establishes that the beneficiary has a legitimate claim to apply for a visa (irrespective of whether that application will be successful or not). They just establish the facts: Is the petitioner eligible to file? Is the beneficiary genuinely related to the petitioner in the way they claim to be? If so, USCIS approves the petition that allows the beneficiary to apply for a visa.

 

NVC employees are not even government employees. They are third-party contractors who gather and organize documents for the embassies - kind of like a mail room or secretary for the embassy staff. 

 

There is no approval until the interviewer at the embassy is satisfied.

Oh really? Thank you for the detailed information. oh wow... I understand it's security check, but he is minor child thou

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3 hours ago, geowrian said:

AP covers essentially anything the interview. Every case goes through some form of AP. Usually it's days, sometimes it's weeks, sometimes it's longer.

 

Was he approved at the interview? Many times when you are approved at the interview but have an extended AP, it's due to security/name checks. If he was not approved at the interview, then they could be reviewing his case in more detail. Was he given any kind of paper/asked to submit additional documents?

A consular kept his passport and told him they need review more documents before make any decision to issue visa. It's been 2 months. just don't understand. 

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3 hours ago, Jojo92122 said:

USCIS approves the I-130 that there is a family relationship allowing the beneficiary to apply for an immigration visa.  USCIS did not approve him for a visa.

 

The NVC collects paperwork.  They do no approve anything.

 

The US Embassy/Consulate adjudicates the case.  They investigate and approve or deny the visa.  

 

AP can last a few days to a few years until the US Embassy concludes its investigation.

oh my god, few years ??? I don't understand . he is minor child of US citizen tho.

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Just now, Rika said:

A consular kept his passport and told him they need review more documents before make any decision to issue visa. It's been 2 months. just don't understand. 

Alright. So he wasn't approved yet and he is in AP reviewing the case still, or that has been completed and he in in security checks. Unfortunately, it's just a waiting game at this point since they aren't waiting on anything from him.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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**Moved from US Embassy and Consulate Discussion to Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g); OP's case is in AP**

 

@Rika You just have to wait. AP is a normal process for some nationalities. 2 months is not unheard of, as others have mentioned.


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