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I'm in the same boat, but in my case the CO kept my passport and gave me the 221g (White) with Admin Review highlighted, have you checked CEAC.STATE.GOV to see if you had any updates?

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7 minutes ago, itsbob said:

I'm in the same boat, but in my case the CO kept my passport and gave me the 221g (White) with Admin Review highlighted, have you checked CEAC.STATE.GOV to see if you had any updates?

he was updated three times the last one was on June 29.

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sorry but not good news

the embassy did not keep your passport or ask for any additional info, so expect the USC to hear the case is denied

Get ready to marry in Morocco and apply for a CR1

the CR1 will take 12 to 14 months from application date to interview

the USC will need to spend quality time with you to prove a real relationship to the Casa embassy

i wish i am wrong and they send to you an email saying to send passport and register with Aramex 

but casa is a very difficult embassy to get any visa from especially a K1 

only 6 were approved in June 

 

If i am wrong, please forgive this email as it sounds  non sympathetic

but i am sympathetic as we tried K1 in June 2009 and had to go thru a long process to marry and do CR1 getting the visa in 2015

 

this is not easy

this is not fast

this is not cheap

 

you need patience

and a very loving fiancee

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Same with us - the dreaded DS-5535 a day after our interview, but the embassy did keep his passport. They also gave us back the majority of our petition back (copies of chats, screenshots, pictures etc) only kept the I129F application, the adjustment of status, his medical results and his passport. We are coming up on 6 months of AP and still no word. 


Timeline:

  • Met on Facebook - September 18, 2016
  • Started Dating - December 30, 2016
  • Met in Person - September 25, 2017 (Surprised him for his birthday)
  • Got Engaged! - September 28, 2017 ♥
  • Filed for I-129F - December 22, 2017
  • Rec'd NOA1(Text/Email) - January 2, 2018 :D
  • Rec'd Hard Copy NOA1 (Letter) - Jan. 3, 2018 (letter dated Dec. 29, 2017)
  • Rec'd RFE notice (email 7/24/18) - Pending hard copy letter :whistle:
  • Rec'd RFE letter in mail (July 27, 2018). Needs details about previous petition <_<
  • Mailed RFE - Sept. 06, 2018 (will be rec'd Saturday and picked up by Monday)
  • USCIS confirmed RFE rec'd (email, text & USCIS App) - Sept, 11, 2018
  • NOA2 Approval Letter - rec'd Nov. 17, 2018 (dated Nov. 09, 2018) - approximately  10 1/2 months of waiting! 😞
  • NVC Rec'd Petition - Nov. 23, 2018
  • NVC Case # - PENDING 👈
  • Case # Rec'd - December 06, 2018
  • In Transit to Embassy - Dec. 26, 2018
  • CEAC says 'READY' - Dec. 28, 2018 😀 (Super Fast)
  • PENDING Interview Date 🤯
  • Rec'd Interview Packet (Email) January 29, 2019
  • Interview Schedule FEBRUARY 26!!
  • Interview Results - Stuck in AP - Was given the DS-5535 Questionnaire. Kept his passport - pending results
  • After 8 CEAC updates (If I counted correctly) still waiting in AP. Last update was today-June 24, 2019.
  • CEAC updated #9 - August 8, 2019 - but this might be from an inquiry I made the day before - maybe not a true 'update'



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A very priceless video my sweetheart made about our time together and our engagement! :wub:

I LOVE this man! Can't wait to marry him! :P:D

 

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14 hours ago, Nik-Jake said:

Same with us - the dreaded DS-5535 a day after our interview, but the embassy did keep his passport. They also gave us back the majority of our petition back (copies of chats, screenshots, pictures etc) only kept the I129F application, the adjustment of status, his medical results and his passport. We are coming up on 6 months of AP and still no word. 

it's a tiring process

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On 8/14/2019 at 9:26 PM, JeanneAdil said:

sorry but not good news

the embassy did not keep your passport or ask for any additional info, so expect the USC to hear the case is denied

Get ready to marry in Morocco and apply for a CR1

the CR1 will take 12 to 14 months from application date to interview

the USC will need to spend quality time with you to prove a real relationship to the Casa embassy

i wish i am wrong and they send to you an email saying to send passport and register with Aramex 

but casa is a very difficult embassy to get any visa from especially a K1 

only 6 were approved in June 

 

If i am wrong, please forgive this email as it sounds  non sympathetic

but i am sympathetic as we tried K1 in June 2009 and had to go thru a long process to marry and do CR1 getting the visa in 2015

 

this is not easy

this is not fast

this is not cheap

 

you need patience

and a very loving fiancee

My girlfriend didn't know that things have changed. Visa K1 was faster ... now we plan to get married and switch to visa cr1.

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50 minutes ago, Mtoudy said:

My girlfriend didn't know that things have changed. Visa K1 was faster ... now we plan to get married and switch to visa cr1.

It won't be a switch. It will be a new (spousal) case.

 

When do you plan on getting married?

 

 


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OK. Well you don't know how close you are to the end. Your administrative process (AP) could be complete next week. Seems risky to get married now and start all over. That is another year and half to get an interview for the spousal visa but you may end up back in AP.


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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14 hours ago, Mtoudy said:

Next month

I wouldn't do anything til you hear the end result. You and others are only speculating as to what could happen. An argument like that has two sides and you are hearing only one side. Just my experience. 


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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12 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

I wouldn't do anything til you hear the end result. You and others are only speculating as to what could happen. An argument like that has two sides and you are hearing only one side. Just my experience. 

but it takes a long time ... there are cases that have been in AP status for two years

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19 minutes ago, Mtoudy said:

but it takes a long time ... there are cases that have been in AP status for two years

and there are cases that have been in AP status for "any" amount of time which could be one day, one month or 6 months or more. The OP will just have to make a decision what works for them.


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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