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So today my fiancé and I attended her interview at the USEM, the interview was almost perfect and we had no reason to think otherwise. The CO told us we would receive the passport along with the issued visa by Friday, stating that they would email us when it would be ready for pickup. 

 

However shortly after the interview I looked up our case status and the dreaded words of “Administrative Processing” came up...

 

I was wondering if this happens to all visas,  considering the CO said we were approved and handed nothing to us.. and if we should forget about seeing that passport by Friday as originally mentioned.

 

Thanks,

 

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4 minutes ago, kolopop said:

So today my fiancé and I attended her interview at the USEM, the interview was almost perfect and we had no reason to think otherwise. The CO told us we would receive the passport along with the issued visa by Friday, stating that they would email us when it would be ready for pickup. 

 

However shortly after the interview I looked up our case status and the dreaded words of “Administrative Processing” came up...

 

I was wondering if this happens to all visas,  considering the CO said we were approved and handed nothing to us.. and if we should forget about seeing that passport by Friday as originally mentioned.

 

Thanks,

 

Every visa goes into administrative processing,  no way to avoid.   


YMMV

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Every application, every single one, goes through administrative processing post-interview. It’s a “catch all” term for all the stuff that takes place after the interview (preparing the visa, running final checks, printing the visa, etc). Sometimes it last a few hours. Sometimes a day or two. Sometimes weeks, months or years. It takes as long as it takes. They told you they would email when it’s ready. Just wait for the email. You’ll drive yourself crazy if you keep refreshing CEAC.

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Also, USEM is an acronym used here for the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Because by far the most common country for K-1s is the Philippines (even though it's only about 20% of K-1s), a lot of documentation you see online (even here) includes Philippines-specific language, but it seems improbable that a beneficiary from Slovakia is interviewing in Manila. :lol:


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03     EAD/AP In Hand: 2019-09-16
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28   GC Interview Date: 2019-09-25
Interview date: 2019-02-14      GC In Hand: TBD
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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Just now, DaveAndAnastasia said:

Also, USEM is an acronym used here for the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Because by far the most common country for K-1s is the Philippines (even though it's only about 20% of K-1s), a lot of documentation you see online (even here) includes Philippines-specific language, but it seems improbable that a beneficiary from Slovakia is interviewing in Manila. :lol:

Oh my 😂 I just assumed it means us embassy in general

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42 minutes ago, kolopop said:

So today my fiancé and I attended her interview at the USEM, the interview was almost perfect and we had no reason to think otherwise. The CO told us we would receive the passport along with the issued visa by Friday, stating that they would email us when it would be ready for pickup. 

 

Just about everyone goes through this process.  Based on the discussions I had with the case officer he informed me of the steps to complete the processing of your visa:

 

the first AP is the immigration unit doing the paperwork for approving the visa

the first ready is a notice that they are finished and the paperwork is being sent for visa issuance

the second AP is the visa issuance people doing their own paperwork

the second ready is that the visa has been issued and is currently being processed for delivery

 

Then "issue" is posted and the visa has left the BIG house to YOUR house.

 

Once you get that second ready, it should be sent out within a few days, although we received our visa before any of the various websites that allow you to look up the status said that it had been sent out.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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