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AP takes as long as it takes. Usually it's days. Sometimes weeks. Rarely months. Very rarely years.

 

Is there a specific cause for AP (i.e. needing to send in documents)? Or was everything good and you're just waiting for the visa to be issued?


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:

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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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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

AP takes as long as it takes. Usually it's days. Sometimes weeks. Rarely months. Very rarely years.

 

Is there a specific cause for AP (i.e. needing to send in documents)? Or was everything good and you're just waiting for the visa to be issued?

After my interview, the officer said everything was in order and that I will receive my passport in a week or two.  From Ready, it changed to AP yesterday... Problem is I am flying next week to Japan and I need my passport back ASAP.  Coming into Christmas there might be delays if it is sent next week... What to do?

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14 minutes ago, Gj & Cathy said:

After my interview, the officer said everything was in order and that I will receive my passport in a week or two.  From Ready, it changed to AP yesterday... Problem is I am flying next week to Japan and I need my passport back ASAP.  Coming into Christmas there might be delays if it is sent next week... What to do?

Sounds like normal processing. Hopefully you get it back soon. Normally it's a few business days if everything is fine, but I'll defer to specifics from others going through Sydney.

 

Option 2 is to request the passport back now, travel as needed, then submit it again when you return.


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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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

Sounds like normal processing. Hopefully you get it back soon. Normally it's a few business days if everything is fine, but I'll defer to specifics from others going through Sydney.

 

Option 2 is to request the passport back now, travel as needed, then submit it again when you return.

Thanks...hopefully I do hear from them by tomorrow otherwise I'll be in strife.

I will send email to request for my passport back asap as per your suggestion.☹️

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