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I had an interview today for K1 in US Embassy, they took my passport and gave 221g form, when I asked is my case approved so she said No and then she said Yes and then your case is in administrative process and when I asked how long it would take so she said there is no time limit.

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Taking the passport is a good sign. Every case goes through AP. there is no timeline for AP...could be days or months or over a year.

That said, applicants from Pakistan tend to go through long AP periods due to background checks (since - in part - the PCCs are not trusted by the US Government).


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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1 hour ago, gsdc23 said:

Did they request any additional documents on the 221g? Or did they just say that your case needs further review & handed you the 221g?

No they didn’t requested any documents..!!  They just give me 221g paper and kept my passport..!! 

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54 minutes ago, Amnazaid said:

No they didn’t requested any documents..!!  They just give me 221g paper and kept my passport..!! 

Just like @geowrian said, the keeping of your passport is a good sign and from what I’ve read your country is known for going into a lengthy AP. If they requested nothing then you just have to be patient and wait until they contact you if/when everything clears.

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