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Confirmation of Visa - How soon?

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Depends... You are either approved at the interview or you’re given 221(g) to submit additional documents. If latter, then the case would be under Administration Processing (AP) and AP’s are usually unpredictable. 🙄

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USCIS should have emailed, texted or mailed you.   If you got a receipt that is your NOA1.  When you get notice it is being transferred to the embassy/ consulate that is your NOA2.


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1 hour ago, CJlove said:

Depends... You are either approved at the interview or you’re given 221(g) to submit additional documents. If latter, then the case would be under Administration Processing (AP) and AP’s are usually unpredictable. 🙄

Thanks @CJlove - I wasn't sure if they made you wait until you receive your passport back to find out!

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10 hours ago, Kateybot said:

How soon after the interview did you guys receive confirmation that your visa was approved?

 

I have filed (via Direct Consular Filing) for a CR-1 through the US Embassy in London. 

 

Thanks!

At a London interview, they will say approved at the short interview if you brought all the paperwork and the medical results had arrived.  That does not mean it's a done deal. It can get delayed with security checks. Not often. When your online case status says "Issued", you know it's final and printed. Then it gets turned over to the courier for packaging/delivery. Usually two days after "issued", the email from the courier says it will be delivered next day. A 7 day turn around to have it back to you is possible. Lately it's been slightly longer but many of those went to interview before their medical file had been received and put in the case file. So they are are hold before it gets finalized. Don't make plane reservations based on a successful interview. Stuff gets bogged down when you least want it to.

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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