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They may or may not tell her if they will recommend the case for approval. She can ask them as well. If she gets a welcome to the US pamphlet and they hold her passport, that's a good sign.

Nothing is official until they issue the visa, which generally takes a few business days if there are no missing documents or other factors to delay the case.

The passport with the visa will be sent via 2GO. She can register her delivery address via the website afterwards.


Timelines:

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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:

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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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3 minutes ago, geowrian said:

They may or may not tell her if they will recommend the case for approval. She can ask them as well. If she gets a welcome to the US pamphlet and they hold her passport, that's a good sign.

Nothing is official until they issue the visa, which generally takes a few business days if there are no missing documents or other factors to delay the case.

The passport with the visa will be sent via 2GO. She can register her delivery address via the website afterwards.

Just sharing...applicant was told visa is approved and was given a white slip stating visa will be delivered within 7-10 working days; status in ceac website states that visa is issued..until now, still waiting since interview date of 11.23.18

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9 hours ago, harley2012 said:

Just sharing...applicant was told visa is approved and was given a white slip stating visa will be delivered within 7-10 working days; status in ceac website states that visa is issued..until now, still waiting since interview date of 11.23.18

in a white paper there is a number that the CO will tell the approved applicants to call when they get home to confirm their delivery address..as what i know there is a limited days that the applicants can pick up their passport and DONOT OPEN packet in 2go outlet (where they chose it to be delivered) if they dont pick those in 2go ,2go will send it back to embassy.

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5 hours ago, icanbenobody said:

in a white paper there is a number that the CO will tell the approved applicants to call when they get home to confirm their delivery address..as what i know there is a limited days that the applicants can pick up their passport and DONOT OPEN packet in 2go outlet (where they chose it to be delivered) if they dont pick those in 2go ,2go will send it back to embassy.

Immigrant visa shiws issued in ceac website but 2go doesnt have the packet...after the interview, applicant called right away and comfirmed delivery address...until now still waiting

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1 hour ago, harley2012 said:

Immigrant visa shiws issued in ceac website but 2go doesnt have the packet...after the interview, applicant called right away and comfirmed delivery address...until now still waiting

if the time frame is already passed the applicant must call the embassy and ask about the packet..it wont hurt to make a call.

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1 minute ago, icanbenobody said:

if the time frame is already passed the applicant must call the embassy and ask about the packet..it wont hurt to make a call.

the applicant did but was informed that there was no tracking number indicated thereof.  so the visa center agent just submitted an escalation request for status.

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On 12/13/2018 at 4:34 AM, waterdog said:

Our interview date was October 1. We were recomend for approval and was told 2 to 4 weeks for visa. It was issued on December 3 and we are still waiting for the passport.

Wow...that is really a long wait. Where dis u have the interview? What category? Any update? Have u checked passport status using 2go?

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March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
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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
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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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On 12/12/2018 at 11:42 PM, craig a VK said:

My Fiancee's interview is next week. If approved do they tell her the same day? Also how long from approval to actually getting the visa and is it mailed or do you go pick it up or what? This is in Manila Philippines

 

 

 

The CO may tell her APPROVED during the the interview, but that is not the actual approval.  Until you see ISSUED on the CEAC website the application is not approved .. after that it can be another 7-10 BUSINESS days for delivery of the visa.


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On 12/15/2018 at 1:48 PM, harley2012 said:

Wow...that is really a long wait. Where dis u have the interview? What category? Any update? Have u checked passport status using 2go?

It's a cr1 visa and it was in Manila. 2go finally says it's in transit as 12-18.

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19 hours ago, waterdog said:

It's a cr1 visa and it was in Manila. 2go finally says it's in transit as 12-18.

@waterdog: so it took 2 months from interview date before visa became in transit.  but at least, it is now really in transit. am happy for you.  my dad's case also changed to ISSUED on dec 3rd, but until now, now information is available for his passport to be tracked.  i hope he also gets his just like yours.

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On 12/13/2018 at 12:55 PM, icanbenobody said:

if the time frame is already passed the applicant must call the embassy and ask about the packet..it wont hurt to make a call.

yes, i have been calling but to no avail...patience, patience, patience...but it's hard

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