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Spent 12 working day in immigrant status and been in non immigrant status ap since January 30th with no status update.

no 221g, told “ congratulations we should be able to approve your visa within 7-10 working days” and only had 4 simple questions. No clue why they put me in additional ap.

i had two name changes 1 at 15 changed to my stepfathers surname and one after my divorce when I went back to my birth name.

Medical was passed, all documents in order.

My fiancé earns a lot so maybe checking that.

my job is a risk and value analyst so not on the danger list. I was born here so no clue why, both divorced and yes our relationship started when he was separated so don’t know if that’s why. Had 11 visits prior to interview.

19 working days 29 days now I’m really scared of being denied.

 


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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Most people in AP are not denied. Don't go there. Keep positive.

 

Maybe it's taking longer for all the name searches. Do you know the name of every single person on watch lists? It wouldn't be simply because of when you started the relationship as long as you both were free to marry the day you submitted the petition. USCIS would have denied the petition if that wasn't in order. Why do you think a high income of the Petitioner would be a factor? 

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2 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

Most people in AP are not denied. Don't go there. Keep positive.

 

Maybe it's taking longer for all the name searches. Do you know the name of every single person on watch lists? It wouldn't be simply because of when you started the relationship as long as you both were free to marry the day you submitted the petition. USCIS would have denied the petition if that wasn't in order. Why do you think a high income of the Petitioner would be a factor? 

I don’t know the name of anyone on watch lists. 

The man who checked my documents didn’t tick the income box he just wrote down the income and didn’t tick my name change boxes either.

the co asked if either of us had been married before.


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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I feel for you.  I was told congratulations, they took my passport and said I’d have it back in 7 calendar days.

 

That day came and went.  I waited an additional 2 days, incase he meant business days, and then sent an e-mail to the embassy.  Never got an actual email in response, but later that day, suddenly, my status changed to “issued” and then 3 days after that, I received my passport back.

 

Try sending an e-mail.  I don’t think they’d say congrats and then refuse it.  I think that would take something immensely critical.  Sometimes, things just get stuck in a pile.  

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1 hour ago, AmandaandChayne said:

 

the co asked if either of us had been married before.

That’s a standard interview question. I was also asked that. They do ask such random facts to see if the answer you gives ties up with the answers you gave on the DS-160 or DS-260. 

 

Don’t keep guessing at reasons why - easier said than done, I know - because you will never know. And all it will do is keep you awake at night. Even at the end of AP they never tell you what was going on. 

 

If I had to place a bet, I’d say it’s the name changes. Not that there’s anything wrong with name changes - most women (and nowadays even many men) go through at least one name change in their lives. There is a misconception that only Arabic names appear on the watch lists. I work with a woman, a USC born and raised here, with a perfectly normal English name who is flagged every time she flies because her perfectly ordinary name is the same as a pseudonym that a girlfriend of one the 9/11 hijackers used. 


 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

I feel for you.  I was told congratulations, they took my passport and said I’d have it back in 7 calendar days.

 

That day came and went.  I waited an additional 2 days, incase he meant business days, and then sent an e-mail to the embassy.  Never got an actual email in response, but later that day, suddenly, my status changed to “issued” and then 3 days after that, I received my passport back.

 

Try sending an e-mail.  I don’t think they’d say congrats and then refuse it.  I think that would take something immensely critical.  Sometimes, things just get stuck in a pile.  

I sent them an email 3 days ago


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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15 minutes ago, JFH said:

That’s a standard interview question. I was also asked that. They do ask such random facts to see if the answer you gives ties up with the answers you gave on the DS-160 or DS-260. 

 

Don’t keep guessing at reasons why - easier said than done, I know - because you will never know. And all it will do is keep you awake at night. Even at the end of AP they never tell you what was going on. 

 

If I had to place a bet, I’d say it’s the name changes. Not that there’s anything wrong with name changes - most women (and nowadays even many men) go through at least one name change in their lives. There is a misconception that only Arabic names appear on the watch lists. I work with a woman, a USC born and raised here, with a perfectly normal English name who is flagged every time she flies because her perfectly ordinary name is the same as a pseudonym that a girlfriend of one the 9/11 hijackers used. 

I got flagged 4 times in a row in 2017 then they haven’t flagged me since then. So maybe it is one of my names.

it is affecting my sleep a lot I can’t stop thinking about it 


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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3 hours ago, AmandaandChayne said:

I got flagged 4 times in a row in 2017 then they haven’t flagged me since then. So maybe it is one of my names.

it is affecting my sleep a lot I can’t stop thinking about it 

 

Maybe that is it, definitely sounds plausible...

 

I think that’s the problem with AP, all the poor person waiting can do is think about information relating to them and their circumstance...but perhaps often it’s relating to something completely removed, ie, another person, with no link to the petitioner or the benefactor, who just happens to share the same name...

 

On paper, me and my fiancé should be fine (no criminal records, financial issues, lack of evidence of relationship or lack of visits)...but there’s always that worrying thought that something outside of our control could easily impact it...

 

I’m really sorry you’re going through this and hope your AP ends soon 🙏.

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33 minutes ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

 

Maybe that is it, definitely sounds plausible...

 

I think that’s the problem with AP, all the poor person waiting can do is think about information relating to them and their circumstance...but perhaps often it’s relating to something completely removed, ie, another person, with no link to the petitioner or the benefactor, who just happens to share the same name...

 

On paper, me and my fiancé should be fine (no criminal records, financial issues, lack of evidence of relationship or lack of visits)...but there’s always that worrying thought that something outside of our control could easily impact it...

 

I’m really sorry you’re going through this and hope your AP ends soon 🙏.

Thank you 😘


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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40 days can’t let go of the fear of being denied now.

 The fact they put us in non-immigrant  AP on January 30 is messing with our heads. No clue why they did that if the checks hadn’t been completed .


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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I feel your pain and frustration my dear.  My husband the Beneficiary reside in Georgetown, Guyana.  I the Petitioner is an American Citizen I accompanied him to the interview.  We had such a long, nerve wrecking sorta day.  We were confident until everyone's name were called except us.  Everything looked good on paper we had all of our required documents/evidence etc.  The officer said you've proven your legitimately/legally married and your approved, we were ELATED/OVERWHELMED.  THESE WERE THE WORDS WE WERE DYING TO HEAR.  HE TOOK MY HUSBAND PASSPORT AND WENT TO HIS SUPERVISOR AND WHEN HE CAME BACK HE SAID I HAVE SOME BAD NEWS MY SUPERVISOR PUT YOUR CASE IN ADMINISTARIVE review.  WE WERE SPEECHLESS IT'S LIKE SOMEONE WAS PLAYING A MASSIVE JOKE ON US. THIS ALL HAPPEN 01/4/19 since then I email the US Consulate in Georgetown, Guyana and still no avail.  All they can tell me my case is:

Our records indicate that beneficiary application is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing.  Administrative processing is normally completed in three to six months, but in some instances, it can take significantly longer. While we cannot predict when the processing of this application will be completed, please be assured that the applicant will be contacted as soon as new information becomes available.  SOMEONE DECIDES OUR FAITH AND OUR LIFE IS NOW CURRENTLY ON HOLD.  I WAS PREGNAT AND RECENTLY SUFFERED A MISCARRIAGE DUE TO STRESS.  THIS IS ALL SO UNFAIR.  OUR SYSTEM IS BROKEN.  THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.  I AM SO ANGRY AND HURT I AM NOT MISSING ANY INFORMATION, WE WERE LIED TO THE OFFER PROCEEDED TO TELL ME IT"S SOME SORT OF VERIFICATION WHICH TAKES A FEW DAYS IT"S OVER A MONTH NOW.. STILL NO LETTER/PHONE CALL ANYTHING.  AFTER ALL THIS HAPPENED I WAS STILL IN THE COUNTRY ON 01/10/19  I WENT BACK TO THE US CONSULATE IN GUYANA TO MAKE AN INQURY BUT WASN'T ALLOWED BEYOND THE FRONT DOOR HOW FRUSTRATING.  MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL THROUGH THID WAITING GAME

 

 

 

 

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