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Hi, i am a Canadian citizen and my husband is a US citizen. I had my interview visa appointment for my IR1 at the MTL US consulate today (July 21, 2021). Unfortunately my visa was refused and is undergoing administrative processing. I provided all documents that were requested so I’m not too sure why the delay. I’m really devastated especially since I applied for the visa December 2019, were documentarily approved September, 2020). If you’ve been in this situation and have an idea of the time line or what to expect please advise!

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3 hours ago, Fana92 said:

Hi, i am a Canadian citizen and my husband is a US citizen. I had my interview visa appointment for my IR1 at the MTL US consulate today (July 21, 2021). Unfortunately my visa was refused and is undergoing administrative processing. I provided all documents that were requested so I’m not too sure why the delay. I’m really devastated especially since I applied for the visa December 2019, were documentarily approved September, 2020). If you’ve been in this situation and have an idea of the time line or what to expect please advise!

The answers to questions they asked you might not match what they have in file and they may require him to come to the interview with you. Or the documents to show it is a bonafide marriage wasn't enough. I wish you all the best. What documents did you bring to your interview?

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30 minutes ago, Fana92 said:

No they never stated.

Did they give you a 221g slip or did you just see AP on the status check website? Because if it’s the latter it might just be the normal processing between interview and issuance.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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7 hours ago, Fana92 said:

Hi, i am a Canadian citizen and my husband is a US citizen. I had my interview visa appointment for my IR1 at the MTL US consulate today (July 21, 2021). Unfortunately my visa was refused and is undergoing administrative processing. I provided all documents that were requested so I’m not too sure why the delay. I’m really devastated especially since I applied for the visa December 2019, were documentarily approved September, 2020). If you’ve been in this situation and have an idea of the time line or what to expect please advise!

Refused doesn't necessarily mean denied. Did the IO give you any paper after the interview?

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21 hours ago, Fana92 said:

Hi, i am a Canadian citizen and my husband is a US citizen. I had my interview visa appointment for my IR1 at the MTL US consulate today (July 21, 2021). Unfortunately my visa was refused and is undergoing administrative processing. I provided all documents that were requested so I’m not too sure why the delay. I’m really devastated especially since I applied for the visa December 2019, were documentarily approved September, 2020). If you’ve been in this situation and have an idea of the time line or what to expect please advise!

All cases go through some form of Administrative Processing.  It could last hours, days, weeks, or months.  Hopefully, the status will change to "Issued" in a day or so.


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Did they make you keep your passport or did they keep it? Usually, if the visa is denied, you receive some kind of 221G slip and they hand your passport back or never ask for it. 

Are there any red flags between you and your partner?

 

Everyone goes through AP. In most cases, they keep your passport, your status changes to AP and it will move to 'Issued' when your visa packet is ready and you went through all administrative checks. 


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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22 hours ago, Fana92 said:

Hi, i am a Canadian citizen and my husband is a US citizen. I had my interview visa appointment for my IR1 at the MTL US consulate today (July 21, 2021). Unfortunately my visa was refused and is undergoing administrative processing. I provided all documents that were requested so I’m not too sure why the delay. I’m really devastated especially since I applied for the visa December 2019, were documentarily approved September, 2020). If you’ve been in this situation and have an idea of the time line or what to expect please advise!

I am yet to personally experience this part of the process, but from what I read from other VJers who interviewed at Montreal, it is not usual for the status to show "refused" and in AP immediately after the interview.

 

So long as they didn't tell you your visa is refused and/or give you a 221g slip, you can simply ignore this and your status will likely change to approve within a day or two.

 

I suggest this be moved to the following thread:

 

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