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Hello guys!! Quick question, I had my interview today and I was given a 221(g) form and the consular officer has ticked on “further consideration will be given to your visa application after we receive the items checked below” so he has checked financial documents and evidence of relationship. And I submitted them just now. Is this a bad sign? They kept my passport and original birth certificate and marriage certificate and the translations. What could happen next? At the interview the consular officer didn’t even wanna look at the evidence I brought there. If I’m getting the visa will I have to be interviewed again? Any possible red flags about my experience today?

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After review of the documents you sent, the Consulate Officer will likely issue your visa....assuming you sent proper documents.  Just watch the CEAC status.  It should change to "Issued".  The fact that they kept your passport is a good sign.


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1 minute ago, Lucky Cat said:

After review of the documents you sent, the Consulate Officer will likely issue your visa....assuming you sent proper documents.  Just watch the CEAC status.  It should change to "Issued".  The fact that they kept your passport is a good sign.

Hi thank you for your reply! How long will this take? Our marriage is a straightforward one, no prior marriages. 

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2 minutes ago, L&U said:

Hi thank you for your reply! How long will this take? Our marriage is a straightforward one, no prior marriages. 

There is no way to know.  All cases go through administrative processing.  It could be a few hours, days, weeks, or months.  


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10 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

There is no way to know.  All cases go through administrative processing.  It could be a few hours, days, weeks, or months.  

I see. Will there be another interview?

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14 minutes ago, L&U said:

I see. Will there be another interview?

Not likely.


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52 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

There is no way to know.  All cases go through administrative processing.  It could be a few hours, days, weeks, or months.  

Is this administrative processing different than "approved" after an interview?  

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1 hour ago, Louis61404 said:

Is this administrative processing different than "approved" after an interview?  

Administrative Processing is done for all cases. Visas are actually approved after the interview is done and after all administrative processing is completed.  The real indication of visa approval is when the status is changed to "Issued".  Although not very common, there have been cases denied or sent back to USCIS after the CO verbally indicated "approval" during the interview.  It is more common for a case to be placed into extended administrative processing after the CO recommends approval.  This is especially true for certain countries (Pakistan is a very, very common example). 


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On 9/10/2020 at 7:07 PM, Lucky Cat said:

Administrative Processing is done for all cases. Visas are actually approved after the interview is done and after all administrative processing is completed.  The real indication of visa approval is when the status is changed to "Issued".  Although not very common, there have been cases denied or sent back to USCIS after the CO verbally indicated "approval" during the interview.  It is more common for a case to be placed into extended administrative processing after the CO recommends approval.  This is especially true for certain countries (Pakistan is a very, very common example). 

A little update guys. My case was last updated yesterday. Exactly 7 days after submission of the requested documents/interview. What does this mean? Is this a good sign? How many times is it being updated before it shows issued?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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12 hours ago, L&U said:

A little update guys. My case was last updated yesterday. Exactly 7 days after submission of the requested documents/interview. What does this mean? Is this a good sign? How many times is it being updated before it shows issued?

My case was almost like your, I didn’t get my visa at time of interview , they kept my passport and same documents till today i am waiting for them to get back to me 😞 my interview was on 18 November 2019 , and my case was updated over and over again but no results till today, even the pictures they wanted to see are accepted at Ceac portal but still i heard nothing back 😞 

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1 minute ago, Rab12 said:

My case was almost like your, I didn’t get my visa at time of interview , they kept my passport and same documents till today i am waiting for them to get back to me 😞 my interview was on 18 November 2019 , and my case was updated over and over again but no results till today, even the pictures they wanted to see are accepted at Ceac portal but still i heard nothing back 😞 

Can you upload pictures to the CEAC website? I thought only the civil documents and financial documents were supposed to upload on that? Well I’ve heard due to inability of tracking crimes in Pakistan, they put immigrant visa applicants on hold for an extended period of time. Contact the embassy and keep it moving since It’s almost a year now.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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3 minutes ago, L&U said:

Can you upload pictures to the CEAC website? I thought only the civil documents and financial documents were supposed to upload on that? Well I’ve heard due to inability of tracking crimes in Pakistan, they put immigrant visa applicants on hold for an extended period of time. Contact the embassy and keep it moving since It’s almost a year now.

I did alot of times and all time they just reply same thing, that its in admin processing and not issuing routine immigrants or non immigrant visas bc of covid so expect delay, and yes we can upload their as i was asked to uplooad pics their so i uploaded it there under additional documents heading.

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8 minutes ago, Rab12 said:

I did alot of times and all time they just reply same thing, that its in admin processing and not issuing routine immigrants or non immigrant visas bc of covid so expect delay, and yes we can upload their as i was asked to uplooad pics their so i uploaded it there under additional documents heading.

It looks like U.S. Embassies in Pk are closed at the moment due to Covid. There’s nothing you can do other than waiting. Cannot predict anything at a time like this. I wish you good luck. 

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