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    K-1 Visa
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    California Service Center
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    Sri Lanka

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  1. annaquin

    adminstrative processing??

    @kmmthw2014 how long did the CEAC website say that your case was in "Ready" status? Did it ever change to AP? Our case has been in "Ready status" for over 100 days now.
  2. annaquin

    adminstrative processing??

    @MandW my fiance and I are going through that exact thing right now, and reading about your experience makes me feel a little more hopeful. My fiance had his interview in September 2018 and was given the 221g which had only AP marked, with no additional documentation needed. They gave his passport back to him as well. Since his interview date, the case date has updated a few times, but the status has never changed from "Ready." I noticed that not many people have had this issue as well - usually it changes to AP right away! The embassy keeps telling us that our case is in AP as well, regardless of the case status, so hopefully we are issued the visa also!
  3. @NearEthereal that's actually exactly what we're scared of. We're scared that AP will last a while and be sent back during this time, leaving us in the dark. I'm afraid that if it is sent back to USCIS, that we won't be informed until way later, or perhaps not receive a decision/letter at all. I wish this process wasn't so ambiguous but we're hoping for the best.
  4. Nope, they actually gave his passport back but kept his original birth certificate! I'm just worried that they'll send our case back to USCIS for "review" and we won't know until many more months go by. Do you think the fact that they're waiting on clearances a good sign?
  5. Hey everyone ~ My fiance has been on AP at the US embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka since 4 September 2018 and our status on the CEAC site still has not changed from "Ready." We've emailed the embassy once a month and have gotten pretty generic responses. Our latest inquiry yielded this response ... "Our office is waiting for certain clearances to further process your case. We understand your difficulty because of the delay in the processing. The timing for these clearances are generally based on the history of the case. Our office will contact you as soon as your case gets the clearance." My fiance was born in Dubai, UAE and I'm aware that AP usually takes longer if the beneficiary is from a MENA country, so we're not really surprised. Has anyone else's status been stuck on Ready? Also, does anyone else know what the "certain clearances" could be? Any advice appreciated! -Anna
  6. My fiance had his interview on 4 September 2018 and was placed on AP. Our case status on the CEAC site still says "Ready." It has been updated a few times since his interview date. I wonder why the status hasn't changed to "Administrative Processing" yet though. Would anyone know why?
  7. Our K1 Visa case was put on Administrative Processing on 4 September 2018. It was a yellow 221(g) sheet, basically saying that they need to review our case further before a decision is made. They returned his passport after the interview. My fiance and I both know that AP can take a while, so given that we've already been apart for over a year now, we would like to visit each other this winter. Is it okay for my fiance to travel while our case is still in AP? We would like to visit Dubai again together.
  8. @Greenbaum it's a yellow sheet and states ... We are presently unable to issue you a visa because at this time you have been found ineligible under section 221g of the US Immigration and Nationality Act or regulations issued pursuant thereto. Your application is therefore being held for additional processing. Next steps are as follows: No further action is currently required on your part. You will be contacted when a final decision has been made or if additional information is required for your case.
  9. My fiance had his interview not long ago and received 221(g) sheet which states ... "We are presently unable to issue you a visa because at this time you have been found ineligible under section 221g of the US Immigration and Nationality Act or regulations issued pursuant thereto. Your application is therefore being held for additional processing. Next steps are as follows: No further action is currently required on your part. You will be contacted when a final decision has been made or if additional information is required for your case." What exactly does this mean? He said the consular officers (there were two interviewing him - is this normal?) were very rude and condescending. He said that they quickly flipped through our proof of relationship and photos (there were at least 100) and more or less disregarded it all. He said that the CO would ask a question, and that when he was responding, would interrupt him halfway with another question. I feel that they didn't take him seriously, ridiculed him, and generally treated him unfairly. They gave his passport back with the 221(g) sheet. He said that two others interviewed for the K1 were treated similarly. Is our case going to be left to die? I feel so depressed, where do we go from here?
  10. Thanks @Greenbaum and @Tommal ! we have a pretty solid and straightforward case. I'm just worried that I'm depending so much on my family member as a co-sponsor. I'm afraid it looks bad or something, that I go to uni full time and don't work at all.
  11. My fiance's interview is in about 12 hours and we are drowning in anxiety - tips anyone?
  12. Hi everyone - Our case has had Ready status since the end of June. NVC says packet was mailed to him on July 16 but he has yet to receive it and we're getting a bit worried. We have most of the documentation (police certificates, etc.) completed and ready to go but haven't filled out the DS-160 yet. He has yet to complete his medical as well, as we were waiting on the instruction packet to make sure everything was done perfectly. Now I'm not so sure. We have emailed and called the embassy several times, only to receive that they're having "technical difficulties with K1 cases with the electronic attachments." They also keep saying that as soon as this issue is resolved, that they will schedule my fiance's appointment. We're thinking the last part is a general response since he needs the packet before he can schedule the interview in the first place. I know there aren't many people right now going through the same embassy (Colombo, Sri Lanka), but I'm mostly just wondering if anyone is familiar with these "technical difficulties" the embassy is talking about. Our NOA2 is set to expire on Oct. 4 2018. To sum it all up ... Is anyone familiar with such technical difficulties or have the slightest idea of what may be going on? What should we be doing at the moment besides gathering the remaining documents - should we fill the DS-160 and schedule his medical already? Is our timeframe okay? How long does it usually take for the beneficiary to receive instruction packet after Ready status? If needed, how can we extend the validity of our NOA2? Any advice appreciated
  13. I will do that! Thank you @Greenbaum
  14. Excited to join you all here! We were approved on June 5th (NOA1 date Nov 14th). I've been wondering something for quite some time - after the petition is processed at the NVC and the embassy receives it and sends him the letter (packet 3, I think?), what should he be expecting to send back? I know they usually want certain documents sent back right away and others need to be prepared for the interview alone - so what do they typically ask for at that point? I'm asking because I want to make sure I send him certain docs in time if he needs them. I know this is probably embassy specific, really, but I guess I'm just looking for a general answer of what to expect. Unfortunately there aren't as many people on here from Sri Lanka, so it's been a little more difficult getting up-to-date info. Any advice appreciated!
  15. Hello, USCIS recently received our petition and now begins the waiting process. Our case is nearly perfect, but I am really worried about our financial situation, and whether or not his embassy (Colombo, Sri Lanka) will accept my co-sponsor for the I-134, Affidavit of Support with open arms. I am a full-time student at university and don't work, but do receive financial aid for my studies and living expenses, and otherwise rely on my family entirely. They are completely supportive of this and my close aunt agreed to be my co-sponsor, so I will be sending him the required forms and documents for his interview asap after we receive our decision (NOA2). To my knowledge, that means 2 copies of the I-134, Affidavit of Support form - one formed filled by my aunt and the other myself, along with the supporting documentation. I have read that some embassies are more accepting of co-sponsors in general and others ... not so much. Does anyone else have experience with a co-sponsor at all, or know how the Colombo embassy handles situations such as this? Anything helps, -Anna
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