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K1 visa in Juarez, blue slip 221(g) with passport return. Now the status is AP

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Hi Guys!

im doing k1 visa for my fiancee from TJ. Interview went smooth with no problem, nor additional documents need. The CO came out and gave my Fiancee blue slip and returned her passport. I check the status and it been Administrative Processing right after her interview. 

No additional documents need. I dont really know why they didnt approve, while there was absolutely no reason to refuse. Anyone of you here is on the same boat. 

The interview was on Aug 1,2019 

thank you

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AP is normal part of the process. How long it takes depends on what exactly needs to be done still.

The fact that they didn't take the passport at the time usually implies they don't expect to issue the visa in the very near future, but it's certainly not definitive either. Once AP clears, if they determine they are eligible for the visa, then they will request the passport at that time.

 

Best wishes.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: received by USCIS

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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A 221(g) is a "soft" refusal. It just means they were unable to determine eligibility at the time, and is the most common refusal for an immigant or K-1 visa. it doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong...it could be due to background checks, verification of documents, etc.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: received by USCIS

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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If he has a fairly common name, that could be another reason for the background checks not being completed.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Norway
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Sir, 

 

Check out this link, you might find more ease about it, it seems to be a pretty normal procedure, go her and read: https://www.***removed***/experience/61688-221g-Administrative-Processing-Blue-Slip.html

 

Best regards!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Both of us has clean record. Like i said, dont see any of the reason. 

Been together more than 5 years and kids. Everything is great just the part of being together in the State is stuck

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Quick update,  been in AP since Sept 20th and have called a few times with no new info. So the wait continues. Anyone else from Juarez consulate waiting for AP to clear up?

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