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Hello Just wanted to share my experience as it could be very stressful after you receive a  221g


My wife of  9 years and mother of our 2 children had her interview for an immigrant visa via ds260 in Cuidad Juarez  on December 31st. 


We where issued a 221g and asked to mail in My Original Birth Certificate along with her Mexican passport.  It was very upsetting as the checklist of requiered documents did not include petitioners birth certificate. we had it shipped to us and we sent it in and it arrived at the embassy on Jan 7th I had to fly back to the us and its been 3 long weeks almost 4 since i've hugged my wife and kids. With the government shut down and all the wall issues it was very stressful and caused me alot of anxiety at times, not knowing when my family would be home. We are know awaiting her package so they can return home. 



are status changed as followed


Jan 3rd 2019 - Administrative processing 

Jan 14th -  Administrative Processing Case last updated Date changed to Jan 14th 

Jan 28th -  Ready  - Case last updated Date changed to Jan 28th

Jan 29th - Ready - Case last updated Date changed to Jan 29th

Jan 30th - Issued - Case last updated Date changed to Jan 30th


I would appreciate any information as to what is next? do we receive a tracking number? if so by when? 


I hope our story gives those that are going through a similar situation hope 


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I so sorry and completely understand your frustration.  I flew down from NYC for my husband interview and we ended having the same scenario.  I was in tears and speechless when the immigration officer handed my husband that white slip 221g saying our case is put into administrative processing.  he said that the letter seems more drastic than it is - this is just a formality that will resolve in a few days, he took my husband phone number and said we will call/send a letter with further instructions. All of this happened 01/4/19 I was still in my country, so a week later I decided to go to the US Consulate in Georgetown Guyana and I couldn't even get inside the building.  I've emailed them several times and still no avail - I keep getting automated emails.  The immigration officer did tell me that you have proven  your legitimately married, but this is protocol.  I didn't argue with him because that's a NO NO however I thanked him and told him we will be optimistic awaiting the good news.  Still nothing we are just waiting and still apart with a new addition on the way.  The good news is I am pregnant - and now is a crucial time to have my husband by my side.  Once again I understand your dilemma and I feel your frustration.  May God be with us all during this time and ease our frustration and bless us all with good news soon.  Stay positive buddy.  God is watching over us...

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