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B1/B2 visa approved but in administrative processing (merged)

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Hello,

My parents had Interview in Karachi Consulate for B1/B2 visa, officer told them that visa is approved and provided a slip stating that visa will be processed in 2-4 business days but its been 2 weeks and visa is in administrative processing? Is it usual now a days? Or its unusual? Thanks.

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AP can occur anytime before the visa is printed, and once it is AP, it can take months even year so you can only be patient. Good luck.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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8 minutes ago, NancyNguyen said:

AP can occur anytime before the visa is printed, and once it is AP, it can take months even year so you can only be patient. Good luck.

Thank you for your reply but officer did not provide 221(g) form of administrative processing? He provide form of visa approval

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1 minute ago, Fawwad said:

Thank you for your reply but officer did not provide 221(g) form of administrative processing? He provide form of visa approval

Yes, when they wrap it up, something triggers AP.  Don't worry it will be fine soon.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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The above is correct...AP can happen at any point prior to issuing the visa. AP covers any activities necessary after the interview.

Nobody can say with certainty why it is in AP except for the embassy, but presumably it's due to background checks.


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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5 minutes ago, NancyNguyen said:

Yes, when they wrap it up, something triggers AP.  Don't worry it will be fine

Hope it get issued soon. Thank you for your reply

4 minutes ago, geowrian said:

The above is correct...AP can happen at any point prior to issuing the visa. AP covers any activities necessary after the interview.

Nobody can say with certainty why it is in AP except for the embassy, but presumably it's due to background checks.

Thanks

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Background checks as part of AP are delayed because some US agencies are affected by the Govt Shutdown


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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11 minutes ago, Fawwad said:

So in all those days since visa IV , no body was working on it? I dont think this is the case

Not necessarily, if there is no date updated, it means someone may or may not work on it. I am pretty sure that if the date changes, definitely someone worked on it.  

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