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My fiance had interview today and unfortunately didn't get visa yet. They gave her some paper saying that she's required to send to the embassy document 'certificate of same person' with translation. 

When she was 8yo she had last name change. We've submitted name change document, but I guess now they want to confirm it?

Along with this document, they requested current passport, and said that the proceeding will take 10-15 business days.

 

Are we on the final stretch?

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There was no way she could have received the visa today. It takes at least a few days for processing and printing the visa.

 

That said, it does sound it went well overall. They just need the document they requested then they can continue processing the case. Assuming no issues come up, the visa will be issued. Until then, the case will remain in Administrative Processing (AP).

As for a timeline, I'll defer to others what is typical for that embassy/consulate. Generally a few weeks is normal if there are no issues, but there is no fixed timeline for AP either.

Keep in mind it's the holiday season....things may or may not process as quickly/slowly as normal, and there are a few holidays coming up where they are closed.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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What I meant that she didn't receive visa today is that she didn't get approved yet. They gave here document with list of 30 documents and highlighted only one needed (name change when she was a kid). They also said that this document needs English translation and she needs to send it along with her current passport.

We don't mind waiting few extra weeks. The plan is for her to move to US sometimes in February anyway.

 

Thanks

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On 12/11/2018 at 2:14 AM, geowrian said:

There was no way she could have received the visa today. It takes at least a few days for processing and printing the visa.

Not really relevant information but my wife interviewed on Wednesday and her visa was delivered on that same Friday. I thought it was amazing.

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1 hour ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

Not really relevant information but my wife interviewed on Wednesday and her visa was delivered on that same Friday. I thought it was amazing.

Nice~ That's a great turnaround time!


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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