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Interview - Conditional Approval Question

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Hi everyone,

 

My wife (from Denmark) had her immigration interview on Tuesday, January 29 in Stockholm, Sweden. They told her that our application is great, however, before they can issue the visa, they need her to re-submit a new birth certificate. She is getting that document tomorrow and she will overnight mail it to the embassy in Stockholm, so they should have it on Monday of next week. How long does it take them to approve documents that have been mailed to them? They said once they receive and approve the document, they will be able to issue the visa and mail her passport back to her. I am getting very impatient and do not have a lot of faith that they will look at the document and approve it right away, just based on how long the entire process takes already. Does anyone have any idea on how long we could be looking at to get her visa issued? Thanks in advance!

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I don't understand how they can "approve" a application before they have all the required documents....the real approval, it seems to me, is when the visa is actually issued....anyway, I hope you get a very swift issuance and return of her passport.....stay positive!!!


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2 minutes ago, missileman said:

I don't understand how they can "approve" a application before they have all the required documents....the real approval, it seems to me, is when the visa is actually issued....anyway, I hope you get a very swift issuance and return of her passport.....stay positive!!!

Yeah, I guess I worded that improperly. Basically, they said once they approve that document that will be mailed to them, we'll be fully approved and they'll issue the visa.

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2 minutes ago, Brittany95 said:

Yeah, I guess I worded that improperly. Basically, they said once they approve that document that will be mailed to them, we'll be fully approved and they'll issue the visa.

Oh...OK.......thanks.......I've seen several posts recently which said "The visa was approved....but....."  Anyway, good luck.......this whole process certainly requires a GREAT deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money!!!


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

"Only a fool would fail to heed the advice of someone who has walked in his shoes"- Missileman, 2/8/19

"What I am to be, I am NOW becoming"- Benjamin Franklin

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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