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Is there anyone from Iran who got a Spouse visa (IR1 or CR1) after an interview in 2018

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So basically the question is in the title. 

 

I know of people from Yemen, Syria, as well as Somalia who got a spouse visa (IR1 or CR1) after a 2018 interview. Basically their waiver process was less than 6 months. I know of 3 from Iran (from this forum), but 2 had a medical exception waiver, and the third one seems like an anomaly. I know a number of folks who are waiting since march/april/may interviews, no visa as of yet. 

 

My question is, is there anyone who has been granted a visa after having their interview in 2018? (only IR1 or CR1) without any medical exceptions. 


Along similar lines, can people post how long they have been waiting for waiver? Is there any group (telegram, whatsapp) where iranian folks post their AP wait times? 

 

Prior to the travel ban, folks who were in AP were from Pakistan, Morocco, etc. I have seen on average them taking around 12 months. But I dont seem to have information post travel ban for Iran. 

 

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If you look on travel.state.gov at monthly visa statistics you will see Iran issues 1-5 CR1 visas each month and about the same number of IR1s. 

 

Unfortunately they do not release data on how many are not approved 

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40 minutes ago, EandH0904 said:

If you look on travel.state.gov at monthly visa statistics you will see Iran issues 1-5 CR1 visas each month and about the same number of IR1s. 

 

Unfortunately they do not release data on how many are not approved 

Yes i am aware. I am looking to see if anyone here knows when those 1 to 5 people interviewed. Prior to the ban there used to be 30 to 50. So are these 1 to 5 people who went into ap before the ban? 

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Fundamentally, my thought process is this - with or without the travel ban, people are not going to give up on their spouses and kids. So before the travel ban, 30 to 50 spouses a month interview (and most got their visas). Now, its 1 to 5. So every month, approximately 40 spouses are being put in AP. This started in Jan 2018. Prior to that, under obama administration guidelines, lets say 5 ppl a month were being put in AP (the ones that are getting their visas now, and the ones that really had some red flag). So the month we start seeing the number restored to the norm (30 - 50) is on average how long the AP will take. From reading about experiences from 2016 and 2017, people report anywhere from 3 months to years. But the median seems to be 12 months. So we should start seeing 30-50 visas a month in Jan of next year. If we dont, then we can assume Iran post travel ban AP is worse than others. 

 

 

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