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Apologies if I’m writing this in the wrong thread... unsure where else to post it.

 

i had my interview on the 7th of June at the London Consulate, UK, and was approved then and there. I wasn’t given any form of 221g. However I’ve been put into AP (on June 8th). Is this normal for after approval at the interview? Does anyone know how long you’re meant to sit in AP? I understand it’s not been very long but I am pretty curious. 

 

Thanks!

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Yes, it's normal. Every case goes through some form of AP before the visa is issued. Usually it's only days if there's no issues in final processing.

Edited by geowrian

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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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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100% normal, although it's been almost 5 years since my London interview, I can definitely remember being put in AP for about 2 days.


-K-1 Timeline-                                                                                         -ROC Timeline-
Visited girlfriend first time - 07/20/13                                                    Sent - 12/16/16
I-129f Filed - 08/04/13                                                                              NOA 1 - 12/19/16
NOA1 - 08/20/13                                                                                       Biometrics - 01/27/17
Visited girlfriend second time - 09/10/13 - 09/30/13                       Card Production - 6/14/18
RFE - 08/28/13 (parental consent from courthouse)                        Card in hand - 6/21/18
NOA2 - 11/05/13
Visited girlfriend third time - 11/14/13
Case Shipped to NVC - 12/16/13
NVC Case number - 12/26/13
Sent to London Embassy - 12/27/13
DS - 160 Sent - 05/01/14
Readiness Form Sent - 06/01/14
Medical - 01/09/14
DS Forms & Medical Received By Embassy - 01/14/14
Interview - 02/13/14 APPROVED!!
CEAC Issued - 02/19/14
Visa in hand - 02/24/14
POE: Newark - 02/25/14
Married - 03/22-14

-AOS Timeline-
Filed - 04/16/14
NOA1 Email - 04/24/14

NOA1 Letters - 04/28/14

Biometrics Appointment - 05/19/14

RFE - 04/16/14

EAD Card Production - 07/03/14

EAD In Hand - 07/11/14

Potential Interview Waiver Letter - 07/29/14

Approved! - 03/16/15 (Took Almost 11 months total)

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11 hours ago, Rizwanrizvi said:

Its normal process u will updated 2 or 3 days that visa is approved 

but if u received 221g than u have to submit the required docs ro the embassy 

Okay, thanks!

 

nope didn’t get a 221g

11 hours ago, geowrian said:

Yes, it's normal. Every case goes through some form of AP before the visa is issued. Usually it's only days if there's no issues in final processing.

Fingers crossed it changes soon. It’s been in AP for 4 days now

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11 hours ago, Natonstan said:

100% normal, although it's been almost 5 years since my London interview, I can definitely remember being put in AP for about 2 days.

Oh wow long time ago haha!

 

i was expecting it to be 2-3 days but it’s been 4-5 days now. So that worries me a little 

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36 minutes ago, Brittani said:

How long was that for you hon, 7 days? Mine has been in it for 3 days and I'm in panic mode.

6 days! (It’ll be another 2-3 for you at minimum because it doesn’t update over the weekend). Fingers crossed it changes for you soon ^_^

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41 minutes ago, Brittani said:

How long was that for you hon, 7 days? Mine has been in it for 3 days and I'm in panic mode.

Try not to panic! I know that AP is probably the scariest thing ever, (definitely scared me) but if the interviewer confirmed approval then you’ve nothing at all to worry about! :wub:  AP after interview is extremely common I’ve seen

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Just now, Penny&Lee said:

Try not to panic! I know that AP is probably the scariest thing ever, (definitely scared me) but if the interviewer confirmed approval then you’ve nothing at all to worry about! :wub:  AP after interview is extremely common I’ve seen

I'm trying! I guess it's because we've waited so long already and we're so close to the finish line. I told him I just want the weekend to be over already lol.

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3 minutes ago, Brittani said:

I'm trying! I guess it's because we've waited so long already and we're so close to the finish line. I told him I just want the weekend to be over already lol.

If you get issued by Monday I’d say you should have passport back by Friday. I got email from courier today saying I’m getting my PP back on Monday (11 days from interview) If that helps any!

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3 minutes ago, Penny&Lee said:

If you get issued by Monday I’d say you should have passport back by Friday. I got email from courier today saying I’m getting my PP back on Monday (11 days from interview) If that helps any!

Total or business days?

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