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Hi friends,

 

My fiancé (beneficiary) just had his interview in Kabul late last month; he was given a 221g for administrative processing, pending his medical results (which take forever to reach the embassy over there), but the embassy kept his passport. We recently received the below email from the embassy, which confused us, as nobody involved in our case had sent any email to the embassy inquiring about our status. So questions, just for our peace of mind, while we wait for the embassy to open so we can ask them: 1) could the embassy have just goofed, and replied to the wrong case?  2) If it's not a goof, and is meant for us, this doesn't indicate a permanent denial, right? Just temporary while administrative processing is completed?

 

Thanks!

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It just means your case is going through AP still. It's not a sign of anything wrong or that you need to do anything....just more waiting.


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

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: 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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When my husband was awaiting his visa from Kabul, they kept his passport as well.  I want to say they kept it a good 2-3 weeks, but that was a good sign. The next notification was to come pick up his passport with his visa.  Good luck!


07/07/14: Met at work

08/01/14: Began relationship

11/04/14: Nikah performed

11/17/14: Civil Marriage

12/09/14: Mailed I-130 package

12/26/14: NOA 1 received

01/17/15: Afghan wedding with family

05/20/15 : NOA 2 received

05/23/15: Returned to US without husband :cry:

05/28/15: NVC Received

06/18/15: Welcome Letter

08/12/15: Received Offer Letter of Employment
08/13/15: Overnighted AOS/IV package

08/23/15 - 09/11/15: Meet husband for holiday after three months

09/11/15: Letter from NVC. Package sent to Embassy. Interview date received!

10/20/15: Interview. Went to Admin Processing. Asking for joint sponsor.

11/09/15: Joint Sponsor docs submitted to Embassy

11/11/15 : ceac.state.gov says "ISSUED!!"

11/15/15: VISA IN HAND!!!!

11/21/15: ARRIVED! :goofy:(L):dance:


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