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Was wondering if anyone approved right after an IR1/CR1 Visa interview at Montreal went straight into status "Issued" but underwent Administrative Processing in the CEAC tracker description?  Looks like there was some old threads in relation to this but thought I might see if anyone else experienced this more recently. From what I understand, it gets changed to "Issued" - Printed before it's sent off via Canada Post. Exact wording is as such in the first paragraph: Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. As the officer told you in the interview, if further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved when administrative processing is finished, you will receive notification to collect the passport with the visa from the Loomis branch you selected when you booked your appointment.

 

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1 hour ago, skyzee said:

Was wondering if anyone approved right after an IR1/CR1 Visa interview at Montreal went straight into status "Issued" but underwent Administrative Processing in the CEAC tracker description?  Looks like there was some old threads in relation to this but thought I might see if anyone else experienced this more recently. From what I understand, it gets changed to "Issued" - Printed before it's sent off via Canada Post. Exact wording is as such in the first paragraph: Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. As the officer told you in the interview, if further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved when administrative processing is finished, you will receive notification to collect the passport with the visa from the Loomis branch you selected when you booked your appointment.

 

Thanks in advance.

I would not consider a visa as "approved" until it is printed (issued)....

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19 minutes ago, missileman said:

I would not consider a visa as "approved" until it is printed (issued)....

Well, forgive me if I sound sarcastic, but after waiting 17 months, being told "congratulations, you're approved" by the interviewing officer and being handed a "welcome to the United States of America" letter at the US Embassy shouldn't be taken as being approved, then there's really no words to express precisely how infuriating that is. 

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14 minutes ago, skyzee said:

Well, forgive me if I sound sarcastic, but after waiting 17 months, being told "congratulations, you're approved" by the interviewing officer and being handed a "welcome to the United States of America" letter at the US Embassy shouldn't be taken as being approved, then there's really no words to express precisely how infuriating that is. 

In over 99 out of 100 cases, that means the visa will be issued.

Sometimes it still results in a refusal because they discover an issue during final checks.


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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59 minutes ago, skyzee said:

Well, forgive me if I sound sarcastic, but after waiting 17 months, being told "congratulations, you're approved" by the interviewing officer and being handed a "welcome to the United States of America" letter at the US Embassy shouldn't be taken as being approved, then there's really no words to express precisely how infuriating that is. 

I'm just saying that, in this process, anything can happen.......but I'm sure you will see "issued" soon.


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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Hallelujah, after 2 1/2 days, the status changed on CEAC. Hope I get my tracking number soon. 

 

Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it in more than five (5) working days, please go to http://usvisa-info.com/en-CA/selfservice/us_courrier_information to track your courier waybill. 

For more information, please visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV.

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I would say thats normal while they physically print the visa.  When it says issued, I've yet to see that change to anything else.  

 

Congrats!


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