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Ibrahim Wady

Non-Immigrant Visa B1/B2

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Hi guys,

 

I am wondering if anyone can help, as I am in Egypt and I recently applied for a B1/B2 visa on the 16th of September 2018 to attend a conference that my company is sending me to. (Company's headquarters is based in the US).

I was given a yellow paper that has a case ID, and the officer told me to get in touch if I didn't hear from them. I keep checking the websites given to me on a daily basis, and it says that my application is going through mandatory administrative processing, I even tried to email them and call them and they said that they can't do anything about it or they just send me automated templates that my application is going through mandatory AP.

The conference I am attending is on the 25th of this month and I really don't know what to do about it. Thank you.

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Can't do anything. There is no expediting or avoiding AP. It will take as long as it needs to take.


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Agreed...nothing to do but wait.


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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Let me add a third, I would imagine the US Company is familiar with this.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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26 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Let me add a third, I would imagine the US Company is familiar with this.

Thank you, but I am afraid not.

A few people applied before and after I did this year and they got the visa approval straight away at the interview.

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All visas go through AP, nothing gets approved straight away.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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