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Hello everyone, so my fiancé had his interview in Naples on December 5th of 2018, he was asked about 5 questions and he answered all correctly. I did accompany him. After the interview, the CO handed out a white slip and said he needed his police certificate from Ghana too and also a filled out DS 5535. And lastly handed him over his passport. She said it would take about a week if all documents are submitted before a decision could be made. We checked the status and it says your case is currently under  administrative processing and if approved he will be contacted. I know it too soon but I wanted to know if any one has had this experience 💕

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2 minutes ago, Ghanaishere said:

Hello everyone, so my fiancé had his interview in Naples on December 5th of 2018, he was asked about 5 questions and he answered all correctly. I did accompany him. After the interview, the CO handed out a white slip and said he needed his police certificate from Ghana too and also a filled out DS 5535. And lastly handed him over his passport. She said it would take about a week if all documents are submitted before a decision could be made. We checked the status and it says your case is currently under  administrative processing and if approved he will be contacted. I know it too soon but I wanted to know if any one has had this experience 💕

Did you provide the missing documents?


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Naples, Italy?

 

Why is he interviewing there?


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The DS-5535 is taking a lot longer than a week to be processed at this time. There is a thread going where others who have been asked to submit the DS-5535 are keeping track of how long it is taking to issue a visa. It seems to take an average of about 1 year now. I hope your outcome is different and it does only take a week or so as the CO said, but I would also be prepared for a longer wait. 

 

 


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2 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

The DS-5535 is taking a lot longer than a week to be processed at this time. There is a thread going where others who have been asked to submit the DS-5535 are keeping track of how long it is taking to issue a visa. It seems to take an average of about 1 year now. I hope your outcome is different and it does only take a week or so as the CO said, but I would also be prepared for a longer wait. 

 

 

Thank you for the reply and we are hoping for a shorter wait time because I have to return to the US and it kind of faustration looking at all these wait times. I appreciate the kind reply. 

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I wouldn't make ANY solid plans....this is likely to be an extended AP.


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It is more difficult for a foreign Consulate to process an application - takes longer.


“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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The Italian Consulate knows about Italian procedures, would not know about other Countries so will need to refer like anything else things out of the normal take longer.


“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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1 minute ago, Boiler said:

The Italian Consulate knows about Italian procedures, would not know about other Countries so will need to refer like anything else things out of the normal take longer.

Oh ok. I now understand you better. Thank you for the clarification. Now am freaking the hell out😮😮. We attached copies of outlet wedding confirmation letter which is to be held 21st of this month and I also told her it my fourth time being in Italy.💁‍♀️🤭

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1 minute ago, Jenny17655 said:

So how would they print the visa in his passport if they gave his passport back to him?

Agree.  That's why I told her this is likely to be an extended AP.......hopefully, I'm wrong.


"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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