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I had my interview on 30th June and got approval for my IR-. They told me that I will get my passport in 5-10 days. So, far my CEAC status is still stuck at "Ready" for interview after 15 days, I am suspecting that they might take more time to process my visa. 

 

Now, I want to travel to some other country and I need my passport for it. I am scheduled to leave by 1 August 2019. Now my question is that can i request my embassy to either expedite my process or at least return my passport as i need it for travelling. If yes, then what will be the process and how can it impact my visa processing.

 

 

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Until your status changes to "issued", it isn't approved.......Yes, you can ask them to return your passport....but it will probably result in even longer administrative processing......


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They won’t expedite anything at this stage. AP takes as long as it takes. Could be weeks, months or even years. 

 

Pakistan cases usually have a longer-than-normal AP, maybe (in part) because of the lack of police certificates.

 

It’s strange that you have planned an overseas trip so close to immigrating. 


 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, JFH said:

They won’t expedite anything at this stage. AP takes as long as it takes. Could be weeks, months or even years. 

 

Pakistan cases usually have a longer-than-normal AP, maybe (in part) because of the lack of police certificates.

 

It’s strange that you have planned an overseas trip so close to immigrating. 

Actually, I have applied through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia consulate as i am working here. My trip was already planned since long for annual vacations. 

 

However, I will check with the embassy by end of this week about the status and for the possibility of getting my passport back for travelling purpose.

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I know that Pakistanis have longer AP compared to others, hoping that i will get the passport back in time otherwise cancelling my trip will be the wise choice. 

 

However, my CEAC still shows Ready for interview and was last updated a week ago. I think my case should still be in AP although CEAC is stating otherwise ?

 

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One member here posted a good explanation of the process /  wish i could find that post

 

it was like this 

ready -for interview

AP for document and security checks

then ready again for processing the visa

to AP while the visa is being processed (takes time to implement the hologram of the passport photo on visa especially in countries where electric and computer          systems go down frequently like the one i had to work with)

next is issued 

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53 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

One member here posted a good explanation of the process /  wish i could find that post

 

it was like this 

ready -for interview

AP for document and security checks

then ready again for processing the visa

to AP while the visa is being processed (takes time to implement the hologram of the passport photo on visa especially in countries where electric and computer          systems go down frequently like the one i had to work with)

next is issued 

Somewhere in that list you could add "CO gives verbal (meaningless) approval".......I wish COs would not use the term "approved".


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  • 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
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • 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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  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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2 minutes ago, missileman said:

Somewhere in that list you could add "CO gives verbal (meaningless) approval".......I wish COs would not use the term "approved".

Mine said “I’m recommending you for approval”. That’s probably what most of them say but people only hear what they want to hear. 


 

 

 

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1 minute ago, JFH said:

Mine said “I’m recommending you for approval”. That’s probably what most of them say but people only hear what they want to hear. 

I like that phrasing a lot........and I think you are correct.........


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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • 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  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • 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
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • 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
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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4 hours ago, pakImmi said:

 

I had my interview on 30th June and got approval for my IR-. They told me that I will get my passport in 5-10 days. So, far my CEAC status is still stuck at "Ready" for interview after 15 days, I am suspecting that they might take more time to process my visa. 

 

Now, I want to travel to some other country and I need my passport for it. I am scheduled to leave by 1 August 2019. Now my question is that can i request my embassy to either expedite my process or at least return my passport as i need it for travelling. If yes, then what will be the process and how can it impact my visa processing.

 

 

Why don’t you email them and ask them?

We had very good response on requests from Riyadh IV unit.

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2 hours ago, JFH said:

They won’t expedite anything at this stage. AP takes as long as it takes. Could be weeks, months or even years. 

 

Pakistan cases usually have a longer-than-normal AP, maybe (in part) because of the lack of police certificates.

 

It’s strange that you have planned an overseas trip so close to immigrating. 

Not really.  Employers have power over all of your entry/exits over there and there is a requirement (legal) to be out of the country for a certain number of days each year with not a lot of choice as to when you can plan it..

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4 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

Why don’t you email them and ask them?

We had very good response on requests from Riyadh IV unit.

Yep, I will be sending them an email tonight. 

 

How much time did they take for your case to return the passport ?

 

 

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