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Hi

My Fiancee had interview last week. She was given 221G. No other documents asked and case status is now 'Administrative Processing'

How long does it take to clear AP. What should next step we should take

Please advise

 

Thanks


Mailed: March 15, 2018 

Received: March 20, 2018

NOA1 Old Site: March 20, 2018

NOA1 New Site: March 24, 2018

NOA2: October 15, 2018

NVC Received : Nov 08,2018

NVC Case Number Assigned: Nov 14,2018

 

Medical: Jan 10,2019

Interview:Jan 18, 2019

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12 minutes ago, mangy said:

Hi

My Fiancee had interview last week. She was given 221G. No other documents asked and case status is now 'Administrative Processing'

How long does it take to clear AP. What should next step we should take

Please advise

 

Thanks

AP is common, especially in countries such as India.  There is no way to predict length of time for AP. There is nothing for you to do, unless you are/were requested to provide additional documents.

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55 minutes ago, mangy said:

Hi

My Fiancee had interview last week. She was given 221G. No other documents asked and case status is now 'Administrative Processing'

How long does it take to clear AP. What should next step we should take

Please advise

 

Thanks

Hi were you asked to fill the form ds5535?

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Every case goes through some form of AP. Usually it's days,. sometimes weeks, rarely months, and very rarely longer.

Was any reason given? What is noted on the 221g?

 

41 minutes ago, kvalam said:

Mumbai is by far the hardest place to interview! 

Not a measuring contest, but there are many who would gladly go through Mumbai than their home countries. ;)


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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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

Every case goes through some form of AP. Usually it's days,. sometimes weeks, rarely months, and very rarely longer.

Was any reason given? What is noted on the 221g?

 

Not a measuring contest, but there are many who would gladly go through Mumbai than their home countries. ;)

Please do anyone know the success rate of AP ? Is majority of visas issued after AP?

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Just now, Jerooz said:

Please do anyone know the success rate of AP ? Is majority of visas issued after AP?

Depends on the cause of AP. AP (even extended AP) itself is not a sign or signal of a denial vs approval. Some people are refused right away. Some are approved after over a year in AP for extended background checks. I wouldn't view any length of AP (short or long) as a negative factor in the end result.


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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On 1/20/2019 at 1:04 AM, Jerooz said:

Hi were you asked to fill the form ds5535?

Nope. CO did  not asked to fill any form.

 


Mailed: March 15, 2018 

Received: March 20, 2018

NOA1 Old Site: March 20, 2018

NOA1 New Site: March 24, 2018

NOA2: October 15, 2018

NVC Received : Nov 08,2018

NVC Case Number Assigned: Nov 14,2018

 

Medical: Jan 10,2019

Interview:Jan 18, 2019

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5 hours ago, ujones said:

What was the 221g for if no other documents were asked ?

Here is the content of letter

 

We have received your application  for an immigrant visa. Unfortunately your file is incomplete, there fore your application has been refused under 221(g) of INA

Your case is under admin processing. We will contact you once admin processing is complete.

When you are contacted, please present this letter and passport to any of drop off location


Mailed: March 15, 2018 

Received: March 20, 2018

NOA1 Old Site: March 20, 2018

NOA1 New Site: March 24, 2018

NOA2: October 15, 2018

NVC Received : Nov 08,2018

NVC Case Number Assigned: Nov 14,2018

 

Medical: Jan 10,2019

Interview:Jan 18, 2019

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8 hours ago, mangy said:

Here is the content of letter

 

We have received your application  for an immigrant visa. Unfortunately your file is incomplete, there fore your application has been refused under 221(g) of INA

Your case is under admin processing. We will contact you once admin processing is complete.

When you are contacted, please present this letter and passport to any of drop off location

@mangy, I am so sorry that you hve to go thru this stress. How can they say that the file is incomplete but not ask for any documents ? Have you tried contacting embassy to see if they would give you as a petitioner more info ? I’ll pray for everything to get resolved quick for you two. Can you think of any red flags in your case that might hve needed more documentation? This is indeed a stressful processs 

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On 1/20/2019 at 12:36 AM, kvalam said:

Our interview was Jan 18th, and we also got a 221g requesting more proof of relationship. Mumbai is by far the hardest place to interview! How would you say your interview went? Good bad?

My fiance has interview in mumbai also and is in ap since jan 11th. whats your status on ceac is it immigrant application or non immigrant application on top of administrative processing

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