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Good morning,

 

Two weeks ago I ecstatically posted that my fiancé was approved in Casablanca. The consular officer told him he would see "issued" on CEAC within two weeks. Today is the two-week mark and it's still listed as "administrative processing." Should we be worried? The consular officer did not ask for any additional paperwork or anything, just said that he was approved and gave him the paperwork to register with Aramex. Any advice? I sent an email to the embassy this morning, but I'm not sure what else to do. 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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You wait. They always tell people two weeks, but there are lots of way it can be delayed a few days or weeks. After the interview, I imagine the CO has to do a ton of paperwork to approve the visa, then probably his supervisor has to review all the paperwork and approve it. Then who knows who else has to approve it (section chief, anyone else from State?...) before it is considered "approved". The visa will have to be printed and goes through a quality control process where they test and test again on readable machine to make sure it will read correctly when you get to the POE in front of the CBP. Any of those steps (and any other steps we don't know ) could be the holdup for an foreseen reasons: people go to vacation for a week or two, computer systems are down, they ran out of ink on the visa printer and has to wait for a shipment of the super secret ink from area 51, who knows. On top of that, your visa is not the only one that Post is working on. Everyday, a typical Post approve hundreds and hundreds of immigrant and non-immigrants visas. So, you get the pictures. Be patient, you will get there. 

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16 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

THis question is asked by everyone lol. FYI, that's normal, you should hear something shortly, it's normal to have AP after every interview, don't worry it's approved, relax and celebrate. Have a good day and congrats ! 😃

Thank you for the support. I needed to hear that. 

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@missileman when I wrote shortly, I didn't mean tomorrow as it's clear that there is no time frame for AP, they usually say it can be days, weeks or months as a standard response, I was just easing her thought that it was not approved which indeed it was. I am aware that AP varies but usually takes a couple of weeks .

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when  CO  says approved and register at aramex and  does not ask for any additional documents,  u are good to go

AP  that lasts for months is usually for those requiring additional  evidence such as the ds5535

did the CO  keep your  passport?

did the CO give you the "Welcome to the USA letter"?

saving my congratulations till the visa is in hand so let us all know when this happens

allah yessir means God  will set this right

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3 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

when  CO  says approved and register at aramex and  does not ask for any additional documents,  u are good to go

AP  that lasts for months is usually for those requiring additional  evidence such as the ds5535

did the CO  keep your  passport?

did the CO give you the "Welcome to the USA letter"?

saving my congratulations till the visa is in hand so let us all know when this happens

allah yessir means God  will set this right

Yes, they kept his passport and gave him the welcome letter. Hopefully, we will just wait a few more days. Thanks for your response. I will definitely keep everyone updated. 

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33 minutes ago, Meryem467 said:

Yes, they kept his passport and gave him the welcome letter. Hopefully, we will just wait a few more days. Thanks for your response. I will definitely keep everyone updated. 

You will get it in a few days, don't worry at all.

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12 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

You will get it in a few days, don't worry at all.

There you go again......"a few days" might be true...or it could be months.....


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  • 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  
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1 minute ago, Hobidyali said:

That's my opinion from what I have seen from the consulate, I am no expert and not claiming to be, just my observations.

I hope your prediction is correct.  This whole process is just horrible.  I can't imagine the torture of having to endure an extended AP......Sorry if I seemed insensitive. 


"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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Just now, missileman said:

I hope your prediction is correct.  This whole process is just horrible.  I can't imagine the torture of having to endure an extended AP......Sorry if I seemed insensitive. 

No no not at all , I really hope it does go smoothly for her as well.

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Just now, Hobidyali said:

No no not at all , I really hope it does go smoothly for her as well.

Thank you both. The differences between individual cases are what makes it so difficult. Another man who did the interview the same day as my fiance got his passport back three days ago. It's just the whole no communication/not knowing/differences in every case that make people crazy! 

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3 minutes ago, Hobidyali said:

No no not at all , I really hope it does go smoothly for her as well.

After my wife's interview, the CO gave her a 221g requesting a proper divorce certificate....she sent it the same day...I freaked out at first because the status changed to "Refused".....2 days later, it changed to "Issued".........a long AP would be difficult to endure.

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"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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