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Hello everyone,

Just when my wife and I thought this process was over we are back in limbo again. My wife had her interview on July 23. She was asked a couple questions submitted all the required documents and the CO told her that everything looked fine and she was "Approved". Her passport was taken and she was told to be back in a week to pick up the visa. The day before the scheduled pick up she gets a call from the embassy informing her that the visa will not be ready yet. That really caught us by surprise, last minute too. We already had plans for her to fly in this weekend and she even gave her 2 weeks notice at work. Any advise as to how to proceed or what to expect will be appreciated. Thank you.

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7 minutes ago, H&T said:

Everyone has go through AP before visa print out. The "Golden Rule" : never buy any ticket or  put any work notice before you have the visa on hand.

Yes, but what we dont understand is why would they tell her that it will ready on such date and then last minute it isnt. 

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16 minutes ago, alpha97 said:

That really caught us by surprise, last minute too. We already had plans for her to fly in this weekend and she even gave her 2 weeks notice at work. Any advise as to how to proceed or what to expect will be appreciated. Thank you.

The only way to proceed is to wait. Nothing you can do. It is strongly advised on the US government site not to make plans or arrangements prior to a visa being issued. 

 

1 minute ago, alpha97 said:

Yes, but what we dont understand is why would they tell her that it will ready on such date and then last minute it isnt. 

Because things happen. Maybe something happened with final processing. Maybe the computer servers crash. Maybe the visa printing machines broke down. The CO is not the only person or the final say in the approval. There are still final steps afterwards even if the CO tells you you are approved.

 

Point being you will never know and that is why a visa should not be assumed to be approved before it is physically in your hands and you can touch it, feel it, and check it to make sure everything is accurate.


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Posted (edited)

It's pretty clearly stated all over the NVC website.  Visa received means you have it in your hands.  Until then there's no guarantee you'll get it by a certain date.

 

After the Interview

Important Notice

Do not sell your house, car or property,  resign from your job or make non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.

Edited by carmel34

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5 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

The only way to proceed is to wait. Nothing you can do. It is strongly advised on the US government site not to make plans or arrangements prior to a visa being issued. 

 

Because things happen. Maybe something happened with final processing. Maybe the computer servers crash. Maybe the visa printing machines broke down. The CO is not the only person or the final say in the approval. There are still final steps afterwards even if the CO tells you you are approved.

 

Point being you will never know and that is why a visa should not be assumed to be approved before it is physically in your hands and you can touch it, feel it, and check it to make sure everything is accurate.

You are absolutely right. We got carried away and put all our trust on a verbal approval. We should have waited for the physical document before making big decisions. 

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3 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

It's pretty clearly stated all over the NVC website.  Visa received means you have it in your hands.  Until then there's no guarantee you'll get it by a certain date.

 

After the Interview

Important Notice

Do not sell your house, car or property,  resign from your job or make non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.

Well to be honest, we are not too concerned about the flight or her quitting her job. We are just curious as to how often something like this happens.

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They (Embassy) emphasis on not to buy Tickets or sell properties until you get your Passport back with Stamped Visa, but this is a unusual case that first they say to pick up the Passport and later change it, but I wish you get the Visa soon .

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