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Can anyone share their experience who applied for US Visa and been to administrative processing after the interview? How long it took for you to get a result? Sharing my experience, I had my interview last April 16, 2019 and after my interview i was handed out a pink form 221g together with my passport and was told to wait for an email for 2 days for an additional information they need from me. After 2 days i got an email from them and received the DS-5535 for filling up. I send it back to them after completing the info needed after 2 days and got a reply from them that they received it. Up to now i didnt hear from them again and was checking the status from their website and getting same status that's it on AP. I just want to get an idea for those who had a similar experience here in KSA on how long the processing took them. Thanks

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35 minutes ago, Shar1073 said:

Can anyone share their experience who applied for US Visa and been to administrative processing after the interview? How long it took for you to get a result? Sharing my experience, I had my interview last April 16, 2019 and after my interview i was handed out a pink form 221g together with my passport and was told to wait for an email for 2 days for an additional information they need from me. After 2 days i got an email from them and received the DS-5535 for filling up. I send it back to them after completing the info needed after 2 days and got a reply from them that they received it. Up to now i didnt hear from them again and was checking the status from their website and getting same status that's it on AP. I just want to get an idea for those who had a similar experience here in KSA on how long the processing took them. Thanks

the AP is a black hole normal AP can be resolved in 60-90 days, however we have been seeing more and more AP for the DS-5535 and it is taking anywhere from 6 months to a year for them to complete.

 

Sorry you got handed that, hope it can be resolved soon for you.

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3 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

the AP is a black hole normal AP can be resolved in 60-90 days, however we have been seeing more and more AP for the DS-5535 and it is taking anywhere from 6 months to a year for them to complete.

 

Sorry you got handed that, hope it can be resolved soon for you.

Did you have a similar experience here in SA? As what i know the processing will depends on per embassy and location.

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4 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Isn’t there a specific ds5535 thread somewhere on VJ?

I read the thread but Im particular about those who had an experience here in KSA. As what i read the processing will depends on the embassy and location.

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7 minutes ago, Shar1073 said:

Did you have a similar experience here in SA? As what i know the processing will depends on per embassy and location.

my husband was in AP for no reason, never given a 221G but sat in AP for 50 days in most mena the average is 6 months, some have taken longer.

 

 

 

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**Moved from Tourist Visas to Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g); question is past the point of just applying for a tourist visa**


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