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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Good day all, i went for my spousal visa interview in Lagos Nigeria, during my interview the consular officer returned all my original documents,  But he held  on to my wife and co sponsored Tax papers and W2 .  passport was returned as well, he gave me a white slip 221g which he ticked the box that indicated passport on the paper, he told me i have to go through A.P when they are through they will get back to me through my email address .. please what is my faith? And how long to wait 

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Administrative Processing is a normal part of the process.  However, in some cases such as yours, extended AP is required while they investigate.  It could be weeks, months, or more than a year.  Unfortunately, it cannot be expedited or waived.  You just have to have patience.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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5 minutes ago, Timmy45 said:

Good day all, i went for my spousal visa interview in Lagos Nigeria, during my interview the consular officer returned all my original documents,  But he held  on to my wife and co sponsored Tax papers and W2 .  passport was returned as well, he gave me a white slip 221g which he ticked the box that indicated passport on the paper, he told me i have to go through A.P when they are through they will get back to me through my email address .. please what is my faith? And how long to wait 

Was there anything specific that popped up during the interview that the CO emphasized or asked several questions about? Have you ever applied for a US visa in the past? There is no set timeframe for AP it can be couple weeks or a year. Just continue to pray and try not to worry too much. It's a good sign that on the 221g form passport was selected which means they will eventually issue your visa. AP isn't pleasant but it's better than a denial. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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6 minutes ago, PatLuvO said:

Was there anything specific that popped up during the interview that the CO emphasized or asked several questions about? Have you ever applied for a US visa in the past? There is no set timeframe for AP it can be couple weeks or a year. Just continue to pray and try not to worry too much. It's a good sign that on the 221g form passport was selected which means they will eventually issue your visa. AP isn't pleasant but it's better than a denial. 

Yes have applied for a student Visa before, 5yrs ago ,he asked about my wife ex husband and our age gap

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5 minutes ago, PatLuvO said:

It's a good sign that on the 221g form passport was selected which means they will eventually issue your visa.

I have never heard that.  Approvals or denials always come after administrative processing has been completed. 

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"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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1 minute ago, Timmy45 said:

I wanted to attach the paper, but i can't too large file

Oh...OK......it probably just says administrative processing.......good luck.  I hope your AP is short.

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"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Timmy45 said:

Good day all, i went for my spousal visa interview in Lagos Nigeria, during my interview the consular officer returned all my original documents,  But he held  on to my wife and co sponsored Tax papers and W2 .  passport was returned as well, he gave me a white slip 221g which he ticked the box that indicated passport on the paper, he told me i have to go through A.P when they are through they will get back to me through my email address .. please what is my faith? And how long to wait 

Were you married before? Do you have children?

I've read USCIS is double checking on Nigerian cases where the beneficiary was married. 

They might take some time to double check you are in fact divorced from the first wife... 

Another member just went through the process and I believe it took about 6 months before they received the visa. 

If you have never been married and don't have children you'll just have to wait while they go through regular security checks. 

1 minute ago, Timmy45 said:

I wanted to attach the paper, but i can't too large file

You can write what the paper says if you cannot attach the file. 

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21 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

I have never heard that.  Approvals or denials always come after administrative processing has been completed. 

They know the norms of their embassy, just because you have not heard of it, does not mean it does not happen at that embassy.  


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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20 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

I have never heard that.  Approvals or denials always come after administrative processing has been completed. 

I am speaking from what I have seen with others that have interviewed at Lagos. After AP is completed the passport has to be turned into DHL so that it can be delivered to the US Consulate for the visa to be issued. The CO selected the passport box meaning after AP this individual will drop off his passport at DHL to be issued. If it was a straight denial they wouldn't select that box. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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17 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

I have never heard that.  Approvals or denials always come after administrative processing has been completed. 

could be the passport was under 6 months from expiring?  

or CO checked the wrong box / they can error too

 

OP 

the age difference will be the factor in determining the case along with the extra security checks to insure your documents are valid / yes,  Nigeria documents are under scrutiny these days as others before you have produced fake ones 

so  very sorry some have ruined these process for the rest of u

 

expect one of 3 things

1. u or USC gets notice visa is approved and u need to deliver passport to Lagos embassy/ if more than 6 months from medical exam a new one would be needed

 

2.  in about 6 months the USC gets a NOIR/NOID to say case is returned and she needs to reply to the notice to validate the relationship as real and marriage bona fida

 

3. CO requests a 2nd interview 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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25 minutes ago, Timmy45 said:

Yes have applied for a student Visa before, 5yrs ago ,he asked about my wife ex husband and our age gap

Ok, Hopefully you didn't lie on your previous student visa application. Age gap can also cause more scrutiny but nothing to worry too much about cause alot of age gap cases have been approved at Lagos lately. Just continue to think positively.

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6 minutes ago, Pinkrlion said:

They know the norms of their embassy, just because you have not heard of it, does not mean it does not happen at that embassy.  

It is the norm at all consulates to wait until administrative processing is complete to determine approval or denial.  


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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11 minutes ago, PatLuvO said:

I am speaking from what I have seen with others that have interviewed at Lagos. After AP is completed the passport has to be turned into DHL so that it can be delivered to the US Consulate for the visa to be issued. The CO selected the passport box meaning after AP this individual will drop off his passport at DHL to be issued. If it was a straight denial they wouldn't select that box. 

Yes it means after the AP have been completed the passport will be delivered with the white paper given to me to be submitted at DHL my view

5 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

It is the norm at all consulates to wait until administrative processing is complete to determine approval or denial.  

Alright,  no status changes yet 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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11 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

could be the passport was under 6 months from expiring?  

or CO checked the wrong box / they can error too

 

OP 

the age difference will be the factor in determining the case along with the extra security checks to insure your documents are valid / yes,  Nigeria documents are under scrutiny these days as others before you have produced fake ones 

so  very sorry some have ruined these process for the rest of u

 

expect one of 3 things

1. u or USC gets notice visa is approved and u need to deliver passport to Lagos embassy/ if more than 6 months from medical exam a new one would be needed

 

2.  in about 6 months the USC gets a NOIR/NOID to say case is returned and she needs to reply to the notice to validate the relationship as real and marriage bona fida

 

3. CO requests a 2nd interview 

The Co notified me the date of my medical expiration on the white paper 

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