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My husband went to his interview at the consulate in Ankara on Friday. It went fine and he was told he had to have a second interview because we were previously denied the K-1. They tried make it happen the same day but the officer they needed was not available. The told him to come back on Monday. He changed his flight and went back. Two officers took turns firing out questions about us, our relationship, family etc...anything you can imagine! My husband said they were impressed by the 3 additional visits we had after filing out application and they apologized for the questioning but said it is sometimes done after a previous denial. They told him we would hear within a week. My husband feels very confident and I do too but.....my question is: If they were satisfied why not say " approved but due to travel ban you are in AP", or,  "denied". I guess I should be happy it went so well.. my husband said there was nothing he could not answer and even had them laughing at times when he spoke about my Cats. So..I have never heard of a second interview happening so fast on the heels of the first and I don't know if we will really hear anything after one week. There is not status change online. Anyone ever experience such a thing?

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Wait and see what happens and if they don't contact you within 2 weeks after the interview, try to contact the embassy. Considering they told him you would hear in a week, I don't think he is in AP. AP takes MUCH longer than just a week.


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1 minute ago, LilyJohansen said:

Wait and see what happens and if they don't contact you within 2 weeks after the interview, try to contact the embassy. Considering they told him you would hear in a week, I don't think he is in AP. AP takes MUCH longer than just a week.

Oh so you are saying he may be denied??? 


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I don't think it means he is particularly denied, I just don't think he is in AP since AP takes a few months, not a week. They maybe just want to look over everything again. Contact them if you don't hear within a couple weeks to find out if they made a verdict or to get a new time frame if they haven't decided yet.


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Just now, LilyJohansen said:

I don't think it means he is particularly denied, I just don't think he is in AP since AP takes a few months, not a week. They maybe just want to look over everything again. Contact them if you don't hear within a couple weeks to find out if they made a verdict or to get a new time frame if they haven't decided yet.

Well, no visas are being issued for Iranians so it could be he is eligible for the waiver or not-that might be the decision we will hear about within the week. I hate this process. Thanks for your input though!


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On 3/2/2019 at 1:11 AM, natasha-mehdito said:

Oh so you are saying he may be denied??? 

 

On 3/2/2019 at 1:12 AM, LilyJohansen said:

I don't think it means he is particularly denied, I just don't think he is in AP since AP takes a few months, not a week. They maybe just want to look over everything again. Contact them if you don't hear within a couple weeks to find out if they made a verdict or to get a new time frame if they haven't decided yet.

 

No, AP dose NOT necessarily mean it will take months!

 

I had my medical on February 28th and my interview the next day on March 1st. 

 

I was approved pending medical. So I’m in AP till my medical gets seen by the embassy panel physicians.

It will be about 2 weeks till my visa is issued. 

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1 hour ago, MrsB2212 said:

 

 

No, AP dose NOT necessarily mean it will take months!

 

I had my medical on February 28th and my interview the next day on March 1st. 

 

I was approved pending medical. So I’m in AP till my medical gets seen by the embassy panel physicians.

It will be about 2 weeks till my visa is issued. 

With the travel ban in effect AP is taking a LONG time for the countries specified in the ban. My question is more about the second interview being unusually expedited and there was no denial or approval when it was completed.


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1 hour ago, MrsB2212 said:

 

 

No, AP dose NOT necessarily mean it will take months!

 

I had my medical on February 28th and my interview the next day on March 1st. 

 

I was approved pending medical. So I’m in AP till my medical gets seen by the embassy panel physicians.

It will be about 2 weeks till my visa is issued. 

In THAT kind of situation, yes, AP is short, however you are from a low fraud country and also were only awaiting a medical. In OTHER cases, and from higher fraud and more politically unstable countries, AP takes a LONG time.


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2 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

In THAT kind of situation, yes, AP is short, however you are from a low fraud country and also were only awaiting a medical. In OTHER cases, and from higher fraud and more politically unstable countries, AP takes a LONG time.

Its true! I know of one couple who have been in AP for close to 2 years because of the Travel Ban. It has always been a long AP for Iranians but not this long...ugh 


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31 minutes ago, natasha-mehdito said:

Its true! I know of one couple who have been in AP for close to 2 years because of the Travel Ban. It has always been a long AP for Iranians but not this long...ugh 

It's extremely unfortunate and very unfair! Praying and hoping for you that you and your husband will be reunited soon, I know it must be very hard especially when you don't know how long it will be. All well wishes to you both, keep us updated! Hopefully you'll hear a decision soon from the time frame they gave you


Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • Waiting for: NOA2

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58 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

In THAT kind of situation, yes, AP is short, however you are from a low fraud country and also were only awaiting a medical. In OTHER cases, and from higher fraud and more politically unstable countries, AP takes a LONG time.

Such a shame. Best of luck to all

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On March 3, 2019 at 6:51 PM, LilyJohansen said:

It's extremely unfortunate and very unfair! Praying and hoping for you that you and your husband will be reunited soon, I know it must be very hard especially when you don't know how long it will be. All well wishes to you both, keep us updated! Hopefully you'll hear a decision soon from the time frame they gave you

Thank you soooo much! I really appreciate that. Its incredibly tough indeed.

On March 3, 2019 at 7:12 PM, MrsB2212 said:

Such a shame. Best of luck to all

Thank you!!!


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