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My fiancee went for her K-1 Visa interview at the Nicaraguan embassy. She said it went well, but after it was concluded, instead of receiving her Visa, the interviewer told her they needed to do "administrative work." What does that mean? Is that good or bad? Besides that, the interviewer told her "everything looked good" and "everything is in order." I really worked hard on my I-134 packet and did a lot of research. I sent an abundance of evidence and organized everything really well, so I'm confident about our case. So, is this normal procedure? Can we sit well and just wait, or should we be worried? They also didn't return her passport, which I've been told is a good thing because if they wanted to deny our case, they would've returned her passport right away and told her on the spot, but they didn't do that. If this is normal, about how long can we expect to wait until they call her?

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2 minutes ago, Ninja Joe said:

My fiancee went for her K-1 Visa interview at the Nicaraguan embassy. She said it went well, but after it was concluded, instead of receiving her Visa, the interviewer told her they needed to do "administrative work." What does that mean? Is that good or bad? Besides that, the interviewer told her "everything looked good" and "everything is in order." I really worked hard on my I-134 packet and did a lot of research. I sent an abundance of evidence and organized everything really well, so I'm confident about our case. So, is this normal procedure? Can we sit well and just wait, or should we be worried? They also didn't return her passport, which I've been told is a good thing because if they wanted to deny our case, they would've returned her passport right away and told her on the spot, but they didn't do that. If this is normal, about how long can we expect to wait until they call her?

Every application goes into administrative processing.   This means they need to finish the paperwork.  For what it's worth,  no visas are issued on the spot

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8 minutes ago, Ninja Joe said:

What does that mean? Is that good or bad?

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/administrative-processing-information.html Everyone goes through administrative processing; it can last from 1 day to years.


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The interviewer said himself that it all looked good. I wouldn't worry. If they need anything additional they'll let you know. Sit well and wait with a packet of pinguinos and a fresca.

 

My pinolero's passport took 11 calendar days until it was delivered with the k1 visa but I'm not sure if things are slower yet with the limited staff at the embassy.

 

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A Tale of Two Dakotaraguans

K1 Journey - 78 Days

 

Sent I-129F - 11/16/15 [Day 1]
NOA1 - 11/18 (Hard copy: 11/24) [Day 2, Day 8]
NOA2 - 12/18 (Hard copy: 12/26) [Day 32, Day 40]
NVC received file: 1/05/2016 [Day 50]
Obtained NVC invoice number, paid visa fee, filled out DS-160: 1/06 [Day 51]
Fiancé's medical: 1/12 9:00am [Day 57]
Interview: 1/22 9:30am, Approved! [67 days] (F)
Visa status = "AP": 1/25, "Issued":01/27, "In Transit: 2/02"
Visa packet in hand: 2/03 [Day 78]
POE: (Houston) 2/04, North Dakota arrival: 2/05

Married (civil): 2/05/16 (L)

AOS - 55 Days

 

I-485, AP, EAD sent : 3/03/2016 [Day 1]

Delivered: 3/04 [Day 2]

Electronic NOA1: 3/08 [Day 5]

NOA1 Hardcopy: 3/12 [Day 9]

Biometric Notification snail-mail: 3/26 [Day 23]

Biometrics Appt: 4/06 in Fargo, ND [Day 33]

Notification(s): "Your new card is being produced" (Green Card) 4/23 [Day 48]

"Your case was approved" (lol backwards) 4/26 [Day 51]

"Your card was mailed on 4/27" 4/28 [Day 53]

Green Card in Hand: 4/30 [Day 55]

D-day ("Dress day"/I do...again Day/wedding reception): 9/10/16

ROC

Spoiler

Window opens: 1/24/2018

Package sent: 1/26, Delivered: 1/29 at 11:17am to CSC - [Day 1]

Check cashed: 1/31 [Day 3]

NOA1: 1/29 [Day 1]

NOA snail-mail: 2/02 [Day 4]

Biometrics snail-mail: Sent 5/5, received 5/12 [Day 107]

Biometrics appt: Not required

Email: 5/25 "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates. We last took action on 3/16" [Day 120]

Email 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 "Still reviewing your case blah blah" [Day 134, 148, 162, 176]

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16 minutes ago, YecaCruz said:

The interviewer said himself that it all looked good. I wouldn't worry. If they need anything additional they'll let you know. Sit well and wait with a packet of pinguinos and a fresca.

 

My pinolero's passport took 11 calendar days until it was delivered with the k1 visa but I'm not sure if things are slower yet with the limited staff at the embassy.

 

You're on the home stretch! Congratulations! Get ready for the AOS while you wait!

Haha, "pinolero," I love it! Sounds good, thanks for your vote of confidence. 🙂

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