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Got approved but on CEAC it says Administrative Processing??

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Hey guys!

 

I had my interview at the embassy last month and the consul said we were approved and that we'd be getting our visa within 5 to 10 days. It's been now 18 days and I haven't heard anything and so I decided to look it up our case status on ceac.state.gov and it says that our visa is undergoing Administrative Processing and that it might take several weeks.

 

I'm really confused because the consul told me we were approved and that we'd be receiving our visa. Can someone please explain this to me? I'd really appreciate it!

 

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Unfortunately, AP can be neither waived nor expedited.  It can take days, weeks, months, or years.....there is no actionable resolution.


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1 minute ago, SMK&JDR said:

I get that but why would the consul tell me we were approved?

They say "approved" quite often...but it administrative processing is external to the interview....Usually, they are correct.......but sometimes case are denied during AP.


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  • 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  
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  • 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
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  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
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Just wait it out patiently, is the only advice.  Maybe some head brass needs to scrutinize the background check one last time before they stamp it with approval, and the number of cases is piled up causing a delay.  If there is more information they are seeking, you'll be sure to hear about it.

 

Wish you the best of luck, hope news comes soon!

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On 5/12/2019 at 6:08 AM, givionte said:

Just wait it out patiently, is the only advice.  Maybe some head brass needs to scrutinize the background check one last time before they stamp it with approval, and the number of cases is piled up causing a delay.  If there is more information they are seeking, you'll be sure to hear about it.

 

Wish you the best of luck, hope news comes soon!

Thank you for your kind words and motivation!

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On 5/12/2019 at 6:13 AM, SMK&JDR said:

I get that but why would the consul tell me we were approved?

You are approved.  Before the visa will be issued, it will go through an Administrative processing. It may take days or weeks but that is how the visa is been processed. You cannot expedite it. You just have to wait and check it everyday. 

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