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Hi everyone.

On Jan. 8th I had my interview at the US Consulate in Naples.

I was told that we provided all the needed documents and that our case was approved 😍

The Consul said to expect my passport in the mail in few days.

CEAC showed Application Received on the same day of the interview and the header changed to Non Immigrant.

Startin from the day after the interview (Jan. 9th) CEAC shows ADMIN PROCESSING and it’s never been updated since then.

Anyone has any idea on why my visa hasn’t been issued yet?

Previous experiences with the Consulate in Italy show that it shouldn’t take more than 3 days to get the passport in the mail.

I’m a little upset, I really thought I would have spent this weekend with my fiancé but no, I’m still stuck here in Italy 😢 

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Administrative processing is always required for every case.  Unfortunately, it can not be waived or ex[edited......in your case, it will probably be only a few days (there are cases which take much, much longer).  Congratulations on getting beyond the interview.


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59 minutes ago, Lucrezia_ITALY said:

Hi everyone.

On Jan. 8th I had my interview at the US Consulate in Naples.

I was told that we provided all the needed documents and that our case was approved 😍

The Consul said to expect my passport in the mail in few days.

CEAC showed Application Received on the same day of the interview and the header changed to Non Immigrant.

Startin from the day after the interview (Jan. 9th) CEAC shows ADMIN PROCESSING and it’s never been updated since then.

Anyone has any idea on why my visa hasn’t been issued yet?

Previous experiences with the Consulate in Italy show that it shouldn’t take more than 3 days to get the passport in the mail.

I’m a little upset, I really thought I would have spent this weekend with my fiancé but no, I’m still stuck here in Italy 😢 

since the CEAC case status has changed to non immigrant this is a great sign give it a few more days and you should have it, it has to be printed and attached to the passport.

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16 minutes ago, C32 said:

That’s normal. Have patience - the end is in sight. You’ll get it back as soon as they’re done with admin processing :) 

I feel like I don’t have patience anymore lol The Consul said “in few days/less than a week” so I’m hoping they’ll keep the promise and send me my passport asap

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I'm assuming this is your first time with a visa from the immigrant visa unit. It typically takes longer than those issued through the non-immigrant visa unit.


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:

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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2 hours ago, Lucrezia_ITALY said:

Hi everyone.

On Jan. 8th I had my interview at the US Consulate in Naples.

I was told that we provided all the needed documents and that our case was approved 😍

The Consul said to expect my passport in the mail in few days.

CEAC showed Application Received on the same day of the interview and the header changed to Non Immigrant.

Startin from the day after the interview (Jan. 9th) CEAC shows ADMIN PROCESSING and it’s never been updated since then.

Anyone has any idea on why my visa hasn’t been issued yet?

Previous experiences with the Consulate in Italy show that it shouldn’t take more than 3 days to get the passport in the mail.

I’m a little upset, I really thought I would have spent this weekend with my fiancé but no, I’m still stuck here in Italy 😢 

It's been only 3 days (2 from AP).

You have waited longer than that before so don't lose your mind when you are almost ready to go. 


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RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

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RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

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34 minutes ago, Daniela M_______ said:

It's been only 3 days (2 from AP).

You have waited longer than that before so don't lose your mind when you are almost ready to go. 

I know, that’s what I keep telling myself.

I’m just done with this whole process and the wait. I want to stay with my fiancé and finally start planning our life together.

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6 minutes ago, Lucrezia_ITALY said:

I know, that’s what I keep telling myself.

I’m just done with this whole process and the wait. I want to stay with my fiancé and finally start planning our life together.

That's what we all want too. You are almost there, go to the movies or for a run. Keep yourself busy and fix the expectation, it can take a couple of weeks so...


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1st Visit: March, 2017 Mexico

2nd Visit: May, 2017 Mexico

3rd Visit: October, 2017. Mexico

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5th Visit: May, 2018 Mexico.

RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

RFE Hard copy: October 01, 2018

RFE Response Sent:  October 10, 2018

RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

NVC In Transit: December 11, 2018

NVC Ready: December 13, 2018

Interview: February 20, 2018

 

6th Visit: ----------> January 25, 2019. Mexico

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1 hour ago, Lucrezia_ITALY said:

I know, that’s what I keep telling myself.

I’m just done with this whole process and the wait. I want to stay with my fiancé and finally start planning our life together.

my CR1 took 17 months from start to finish, we will have missed 2 of our wedding anniversary, 1 of which is by choice so he can get a 10 year green card upon arrival.

 

we have all waited, I waited his AP out for 48 days at last you are not among the unknown ones who get handed a 221G for nothing missing, nothing requested but a mark in AP and it sat there with no information.

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5 hours ago, Lucrezia_ITALY said:

Hi everyone.

On Jan. 8th I had my interview at the US Consulate in Naples.

I was told that we provided all the needed documents and that our case was approved 😍

The Consul said to expect my passport in the mail in few days.

CEAC showed Application Received on the same day of the interview and the header changed to Non Immigrant.

Startin from the day after the interview (Jan. 9th) CEAC shows ADMIN PROCESSING and it’s never been updated since then.

Anyone has any idea on why my visa hasn’t been issued yet?

Previous experiences with the Consulate in Italy show that it shouldn’t take more than 3 days to get the passport in the mail.

I’m a little upset, I really thought I would have spent this weekend with my fiancé but no, I’m still stuck here in Italy 😢 

Hi there, I messaged you privately! :) 


I-485/I-765/I-131 TIMELINE (ADJUSTING FROM K1)

AOS PACKAGE SENT: JULY 29, 2018 
AOS PACKAGE RECEIVED: AUGUST 2, 2018

NOA1: AUGUST 6, 2018 (I-485 Case Status Update: "Fingerprint Fee Was Received")

BIOMETRICS: AUGUST 28, 2018

EAD/AP APPROVAL: JANUARY 03, 2019 
COMBO CARD RECEIVED: JANUARY 11, 2019


 

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I've no idea about USA embassies / consulates in Italy. My recent experience with the US Embassy in Myanmar. Dec 26: my fiancee had her interview. Visa approved. Officer said it would be "1 to 2 weeks".

 

We then realized that with USA and Myanmar holidays, it could be one week actually meant Jan 7 and not Jan 2, because the holidays were New Years Eve (Myanmar), New Years Day (USA),  Independence Day (Jan 4, Myanmar). 

 

Sure enough, the day the visa was available to pick up was Monday, January 7. She picked it up that day, and we flew home Tuesday night, getting home early Wednesday morning.

 

With this process, things move really slow until they don't, and then you need to move fast.

 

Your visa is likely to be ready in the range of dates you were given.

 

Amuse yourself by looking for cheap fares to the USA, and be ready to buy. In our case, we just used frequent flyer miles. It's a very simple way to limit costs. Buy the frequent flyer miles up front (really easy to on United.com).

 

Good luck, and enjoy your life with your betrothed.

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Congrats


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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