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A friend of mine applied for B1/B2 visa and he wasn't refused, but, put on additional administrative processing. 

Does anyone have experience with that? What triggers it? How long does it usually take?

 

Thanks!


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7 minutes ago, march16filer said:

A friend of mine applied for B1/B2 visa and he wasn't refused, but, put on additional administrative processing. 

Does anyone have experience with that? What triggers it? How long does it usually take?

 

Thanks!

 

Administrative process (AP) is just them doing background/security checks, verifying information, ect.. It is open ended, no definitive timeline can be given really. Can be 2-3 days, 2-3 weeks, 2-3 months, or even years. It doesn't end until the embassy finishes their checks and makes a decision. Not much can be done except wait for their decision.


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06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

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The longer ones are usually connected with coming from a T country, how long has your friend been in AP?


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3 minutes ago, Boiler said:

The longer ones are usually connected with coming from a T country, how long has your friend been in AP?

What's a T country? Where is that list? It's been since April 21st. 


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Which Country is involved?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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4 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Administrative process (AP) is just them doing background/security checks, verifying information, ect.. It is open ended, no definitive timeline can be given really. Can be 2-3 days, 2-3 weeks, 2-3 months, or even years. It doesn't end until the embassy finishes their checks and makes a decision. Not much can be done except wait for their decision.

That's interesting. @Boiler just mentioned that it's triggered by visiting certain countries. 

Just now, Boiler said:

Which Country is involved?

He's been to a bunch of countries. Is there a list of countries that land visitors on the AP?


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Day 001 - 04/09/2019 Packaged delivered to Chicago Lockbox via Fedex

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Check cashed

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 NOA1 received in the mail

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Biometrics notice received in the mail for XX/XX/2019

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Biometrics

Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview Notice

Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview

 

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1 minute ago, march16filer said:

That's interesting. @Boiler just mentioned that it's triggered by visiting certain countries. 

He's been to a bunch of countries. Is there a list of countries that land visitors on the AP?

 

It can also be triggered yea by previous travel history, but it also involves still security/background checks and information verification, so could be a combo of both.

 

I don't know if there is a specific list, but traveling to like Syria will raise some questions from the embassy.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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Just now, Ben&Zian said:

 

It can also be triggered yea by previous travel history, but it also involves still security/background checks and information verification, so could be a combo of both.

 

I don't know if there is a specific list, but traveling to like Syria will raise some questions from the embassy.

Yeah, he's been to Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia, which I am sure all trigger some concerns at the embassy. 


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Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview Notice

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Where is he from?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Just now, Boiler said:

Where is he from?

ِEgypt.


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Day 001 - 04/09/2019 Packaged delivered to Chicago Lockbox via Fedex

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Check cashed

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 NOA1 received in the mail

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Biometrics notice received in the mail for XX/XX/2019

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Biometrics

Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview Notice

Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview

 

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Just now, Boiler said:

That would explain it.

But everyone else got their visas from there within a week. I don't think that explains it at all. 


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Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 NOA1 received in the mail

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Biometrics notice received in the mail for XX/XX/2019

Day xxx - XX/XX/2019 Biometrics

Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview Notice

Day xxx - XX/XX/2020 Interview

 

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As has been mentioned it is an individual process.


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How many friends do you want to ask here for?


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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