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221(g) Administrative Processing for K1 visa in Vietnam

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My fiance went for the interview on June 7th, 2019 and was giving a OF-194 form for additional information.  She went back on June 13th and delivered all the requested documents and got 2nd interview on that same same day with different officer. The interview went smooth but was place under Administrative Processing (221g) and do not need to submit further documents.  Visa status is under Administrative Processing since June 18th, 2019.  Anyone with similar experience and know how long AP takes for Vietnam?

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56 minutes ago, GMvietnam said:

My fiance went for the interview on June 7th, 2019 and was giving a OF-194 form for additional information.  She went back on June 13th and delivered all the requested documents and got 2nd interview on that same same day with different officer. The interview went smooth but was place under Administrative Processing (221g) and do not need to submit further documents.  Visa status is under Administrative Processing since June 18th, 2019.  Anyone with similar experience and know how long AP takes for Vietnam?

I am under the same situation but I’m from Yemen and it has been over 2 months already for me , it’s different for each country. 

its usually solved within 60 days from the interview date. 

Did she gets updates in the ceac website?

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My fiancé is processing everything from UAE but has a Lebanese passport with a Palestinian document inside. He was approved but within 3 days told to fill out Administrative Processing paper work for social media and email accounts. Last update 5/8/2019 interview was 4/30. No updates :( waiting is frustrating but our 60 day mark is almost up praying for the best! 

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22 minutes ago, Fliatt said:

My fiancé is processing everything from UAE but has a Lebanese passport with a Palestinian document inside. He was approved but within 3 days told to fill out Administrative Processing paper work for social media and email accounts. Last update 5/8/2019 interview was 4/30. No updates :( waiting is frustrating but our 60 day mark is almost up praying for the best! 

Best of luck to you...

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4 hours ago, GMvietnam said:

My fiance went for the interview on June 7th, 2019 and was giving a OF-194 form for additional information.  She went back on June 13th and delivered all the requested documents and got 2nd interview on that same same day with different officer. The interview went smooth but was place under Administrative Processing (221g) and do not need to submit further documents.  Visa status is under Administrative Processing since June 18th, 2019.  Anyone with similar experience and know how long AP takes for Vietnam?

Yes others face this same condition. 

 

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. Your mileage may vary.
 


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Administrative processing (AP) has no set limits, it can go as short, or as long, as is determined by the administrative agency deems appropriate. All you can do is sit back, relax, and wait for them to done.

 

As long as you are waiting, I noticed that your timeline is empty. :time:

 

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17 hours ago, craig5977 said:

Good Luck with your case, for Vietnam the problem is what happened in Texas in May of this year. It has created from what I have read

a lot of extra processing of applications.

Wish you well and quick processing.

Craig

Yuup, we provided everything truthfully and now just pray...For folks in TX, they'll pay a heavy price for what they did.

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My finance (K-1 visa) is in AP since June 18th, 2019.  I’m planning to go visit her end of Aug. and praying that her visa will be approved/issued by then. BUT if it doesn’t, is it wise to start planning a wedding and go back to the U.S and file I-130?  Any advise is greatly appreciated.

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11 minutes ago, GMvietnam said:

My finance (K-1 visa) is in AP since June 18th, 2019.  I’m planning to go visit her end of Aug. and praying that her visa will be approved/issued by then. BUT if it doesn’t, is it wise to start planning a wedding and go back to the U.S and file I-130?  Any advise is greatly appreciated.

What was the reason when they handed the 221g?

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4 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

What was the reason when they handed the 221g?

They asked for my ex's info (address/phone#)

Timeline of our relationship, airlines tickets.

We provided and she had second interview but still putting her in AP (no additional documents needed).  Just wait and pray now.

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If you attended the interview, her chance of approval is much higher. If you didn't attend, it seems much easier for a non-approval to be issued. How do I know this? From personal experience and spending a lot of time with Vietnamese that have gone through interviews. In any case, your question is really a non-issue until a decision is reached. And if she is denied, getting married and filing a CR-1 is the best option. My guess is that she'll get approved. Good luck!

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20 minutes ago, WandY said:

If you attended the interview, her chance of approval is much higher. If you didn't attend, it seems much easier for a non-approval to be issued. How do I know this? From personal experience and spending a lot of time with Vietnamese that have gone through interviews. In any case, your question is really a non-issue until a decision is reached. And if she is denied, getting married and filing a CR-1 is the best option. My guess is that she'll get approved. Good luck!

Thanks for positive encouragement.  I was in Vietnam in Nov. of 2018 so I couldn't go back again due to my work schedules.  But you are right, I have read a lot about Petitioner attending the interview, sometimes they don't even interview the Petitioner and got approved.  I really hope I don't have to file CR-1 but I will if they denied her visa.  Now, I would definitely hop on a plane and attend the interview if they asked for me to be there...Thanks!

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