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Hey guys,

 

Curiously I'm trying to understand why London Embassy is taking so long to issue visa's. I don't need patronized with the usual variables, such as holidays, back logs, every case must go into AP etc..The process of getting a K1 visa is long enough and its so disheartening to see some people not only wait longer (but with such straight forward cases) take so long to get a visa issued?! I mean people who are approved on the spot are waiting longer than the usual 7-10 working days? Is there new quality control checks in place that make it take longer?

 

I do agree with some earlier posts- there are more cases in a longer AP for whatever reason. When I had my interview it took less than a week for it to turn from AP to 'Issued' which seemed to be the norm here on VJ for London in September 2018 and before that. 

 

I'm just trying to get a consensus... 

 

Thanks 

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Lord knows buddy I was in immigrant ap for 12 working days/19 total days before I changed to non immigrant ap yesterday. 

Hoping for a change to issued soon and that I don’t get stuck again!! 


Late 2016: Met playing Clash of Kings the West

Feb 2017: Started online "dating"

May 2017: Met in Orlando

July 2017: Arkansas and Seminole (1 night) visit

October 2017: Washington DC visit.

December 2017: Seminole OKC home visit and Amanda  met Chayne's kids and dad.

January 2018:  York England visit Chayne met Amanda's son.

April 2018: London/Paris/York visit we got engaged on April 6th!!

April 19th 2018: packet sent

April 23rd 2018: USPS say packet signed for.

April 25th 2018: Electronic NOA1 received 

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Just now, AmandaandChayne said:

Lord knows buddy I was in immigrant ap for 12 working days/19 total days before I changed to non immigrant ap yesterday. 

Hoping for a change to issued soon and that I don’t get stuck again!! 

And moreover you were APPROVED on the spot, NO 221g!! So WHY the delay in getting your visa? Of course standard checks are done but periodically in the past these were done relatively quick!! 

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4 minutes ago, jakejon said:

And moreover you were APPROVED on the spot, NO 221g!! So WHY the delay in getting your visa? Of course standard checks are done but periodically in the past these were done relatively quick!! 

A friend of mine has heard a rumour that appears to have some substance that London recruited some new supervisors a couple of months ago and as the UK is very low fraud it’s hard for them to make names for themselves so apparently they are randomly selecting files for bogus extra checks.

like I said just a rumour but it’s gaining popularity on another site .


Late 2016: Met playing Clash of Kings the West

Feb 2017: Started online "dating"

May 2017: Met in Orlando

July 2017: Arkansas and Seminole (1 night) visit

October 2017: Washington DC visit.

December 2017: Seminole OKC home visit and Amanda  met Chayne's kids and dad.

January 2018:  York England visit Chayne met Amanda's son.

April 2018: London/Paris/York visit we got engaged on April 6th!!

April 19th 2018: packet sent

April 23rd 2018: USPS say packet signed for.

April 25th 2018: Electronic NOA1 received 

April 26th 2018: Cheque Cashed

April 30th 2018: hard copy NOA1 received

June 2018: Seminole visit, Amanda met Chayne's  adult son

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, AmandaandChayne said:

A friend of mine has heard a rumour that appears to have some substance that London recruited some new supervisors a couple of months ago and as the UK is very low fraud it’s hard for them to make names for themselves so apparently they are randomly selecting files for bogus extra checks.

like I said just a rumour but it’s gaining popularity on another site .

That's definitely interesting!!  

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Who knows, I've been wondering that myself since November. They emailed us and told us approved 2 weeks ago and then emailed me yesterday and basically were like lol just kidding still in AP (that generic AP one) absolutely no updates on ceac or changes. I don't think my fiance can soak up anymore of the UK he is ready to go with boxes packed. 😅

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That's crazy!! Yeah I myself have been guilty of telling a few to soak up the UK as you only really miss it when your gone and have to go through the wait to get AP for a K1! However, seems ridiculous that people are waiting for so longer. I just feel bad for people like yourselves and others who were approved, and yes of course people have to go through security and background checks but jeeez it doesn't take that long. I booked my flight the day after getting approved for 3 weeks after (quite fooshingly) but was lucky enough to get my visa within 1 week. Really hoping that all the those that have been waiting much longer get their visas soon! :) 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

That's definitely true. I'm more curious for the anomalies that were approved on the spot, given no 221 (g) and told they should expect their visa's to be issued within 7-10 working days and yet are still waiting past that. Just wandering why if they have ticked all the boxes, clean ACRO's etc - why do we see some prolonged AP's for a low fraud country like the UK? 

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14 hours ago, jakejon said:

That's definitely true. I'm more curious for the anomalies that were approved on the spot, given no 221 (g) and told they should expect their visa's to be issued within 7-10 working days and yet are still waiting past that. Just wandering why if they have ticked all the boxes, clean ACRO's etc - why do we see some prolonged AP's for a low fraud country like the UK? 

I’m sure me and a few others are wondering the exact same thing. Thank you for raising this. 


Late 2016: Met playing Clash of Kings the West

Feb 2017: Started online "dating"

May 2017: Met in Orlando

July 2017: Arkansas and Seminole (1 night) visit

October 2017: Washington DC visit.

December 2017: Seminole OKC home visit and Amanda  met Chayne's kids and dad.

January 2018:  York England visit Chayne met Amanda's son.

April 2018: London/Paris/York visit we got engaged on April 6th!!

April 19th 2018: packet sent

April 23rd 2018: USPS say packet signed for.

April 25th 2018: Electronic NOA1 received 

April 26th 2018: Cheque Cashed

April 30th 2018: hard copy NOA1 received

June 2018: Seminole visit, Amanda met Chayne's  adult son

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, jakejon said:

That's definitely true. I'm more curious for the anomalies that were approved on the spot, given no 221 (g) and told they should expect their visa's to be issued within 7-10 working days and yet are still waiting past that. Just wandering why if they have ticked all the boxes, clean ACRO's etc - why do we see some prolonged AP's for a low fraud country like the UK? 

It is a misnomer to say they were approved on the spot. The interviewer was satisfied all the proper documentation was provided and had no issues with the brief interview part. But nobody can really feel approved until the visa is issued. 

 

Also many in this forum didn't have a medical in their file on interview day. They were part of those threads stressing on it taking too long so it seemed like everybody in London was being delayed. But if you press through and start booking things while the case is still at NVC, you can screw things up and end up delayed.  

 

For those with extra long AP, there is an issue of some kind that we may never know about. And I don't personally know these people or their background or have read their entire application files so any speculation is merely guessing. I don't personally think London suddenly dropped the ball with processing all visas. I'm not diminishing the angst it causes the ones waiting, especially when the reason will never be shared with them. 

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On 2/2/2019 at 4:20 AM, Wuozopo said:

 

 

For those with extra long AP, there is an issue of some kind that we may never know about. And I don't personally know these people or their background or have read their entire application files so any speculation is merely guessing. I don't personally think London suddenly dropped the ball with processing all visas. I'm not diminishing the angst it causes the ones waiting, especially when the reason will never be shared with them. 

In your time on here have you ever seen an embassy send an email stating the visa has been issued with or without any ceac status updates? 

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29 minutes ago, moreadore said:

In your time on here have you ever seen an embassy send an email stating the visa has been issued with or without any ceac status updates? 

 

No. But I also don't recall seeing the embassy email anybody and say their visa was issued.

 

Updates are sometimes not reliable. I suspect that's because a person has to pull the trigger to update. What if they went for coffee and forgot that last bit? My greencard approval didn't update for over a year after it arrived in the mail unannounced. Surprise greencard. 

 

Even if your CEAC didn't update, the visa would still have finished the process of going to the courier within 2 days. It seems more like it hasn't been issued yet. It is a very puzzling case. You may have already said, but have you had a congressman inquire and include the email asking London why the email was sent saying the visa was issued but it has not yet received? A specific question like that might give you more information than "What is the status of case LNDXXXXXXXXXX?".

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