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  1. Hi! My fiance had his interview in Rio (1/22) and he was put on AP. Today they emailed asking him for his social, phone #s, travel last 15 year, etc...basically I researched and saw these are the DS5535 questions. I'm wondering if anyone from Latin America has gone through a similar experience and how long they went through AP? I've seen a lot cases from the middle east that took 5+ months, but I'm wondering if anyone in Brazil or Latin America is in the same boat. My fiance is a Cuban refugee in Brazil. FYI. We turned in all documents asked at the interview. Thx in advance!
  2. CR1 Visa interview at Casablanca, MOROCCO Hello everyone! So my husband just recently had his interview. He said he answered all the questions correctly and it went well. But the consular officer was non informative! At the end of the interview she tells him what to do at the airport when he arrives, and asked him if he’s in trouble what number he should call (he said 911). She also said not to show anyone his passport! At this point, he thought she was going to tell him he was approved! But she said he needed to get an original translation of our marriage certificate and handed him back his passport but told him to send his passport and translation at ARAMEX. She said when everything is clear, they will call him but that it can take weeks to months! She also said that they have his other documents and they are keeping it with them. She did give him a 221 g refusal letter stating that the case needs necessary administrative processing. But he did not receive the additional documents letter or blue slip or anything else stating what he needed exactly for the additional documents. I’m confused! She only vocally stated for the ONE translation he needed. ALSO, she gave him a letter that said register and pick up your documents at ARAMEX, and the steps on how to do it. At the bottom of the letter it says “WE WISH YOU SAFE TRAVELS AND A HAPPY LIFE IN AMERICA”. AND gave him the letter to all immigrants for his SOCIAL SECURITY. My husband says that she did not say he was approved or denied! Please help me and my husband on our visa journey!!!! HELP!!! QUESTIONS: Has anyone received the letter to pick up their documents AND been asked to send their documents at the same time? Does it always say “We wish you safe travels and a happy life in America?”. I don’t want our case to be sent back to USCIS :’( Does this sound like he will be approved after AP???
  3. Hey guys, husband just received and completed the DS-5535 form through email today after the consulate received his passport/ document on 10/24. Can anyone share tips/ success stories after AP and DS-5535? Pleaseeeee tell me someone’s been issued a visa recently. I’m starting to freak out 😪😔😰😰 I’m praying to be patient 🤲☝️
  4. Husband is under administrative processing and CO asked him if he could answer some questions that they will send to him through email. He said sure. But now I’m reading about a DS-5535 form? Does everyone receive this? I think this may be the questions that the CO was talking about but she never said DS-5535 and still hasn’t sent it via email. Should I call and ask them to send it? Or should I just leave it alone? In which cases is DS-5535 form usually required? This is too much to handle. I just want it to end happily. 😪
  5. If you have read my posts from before you know that my husband had a ten year ban. And once the ban finished He was approved to reenter the U.S. Thank You to everyone. Thanks to Visajourney and its Users for helping me get through the roughest of processes with a little hope knowing that there are lots of people in the same boat as me.
  6. Hi everyone! I was googling around to find timelines of some cases that was issued with 221g at US Embassy Manila. I could not find any that are recent so I decided to create this topic. Here's my case. I have two brothers that are over 21 but are considered IR2 because of the CSPA. Their interview was last Dec 27,2017 but unfortunately, they were issued 221g asking for proof of relationship between the applicant and petitioner. We have not submitted any documents yet but I would like to find out if anyone had this issue before and if you could tell me how long was the processing time after you submitted the missing documents until your visa was issued. Regards, Mariane
  7. Hi Everyone, My Palestinian husband had his interview at the Jerusalem Embassy on August 23rd. The interview went well, he was approved, had his passport taken and was told he will receive his visa in 2-3 weeks. He then got a call back one week later to have another interview on September 11th. They interview went well again told him that he just needs to go under "normal processing." It has been 3 months and they very very occasionally updated his case and the status just always stayed as "Ready." This past Monday and Tuesday they updated the case and then today (Wednesday) they updated the case again and changed the status to "Administrative Processing." What does this mean? I read on the forums that it means the embassy is about to issue the visa but I am not sure if it should return back to "Ready" before being issued. Has anyone had experience with this? Thank you for all of your help and advice! Any glimpse of hope helps in such a dark situation.
  8. Hello! I’m Coleen and I just had my interview last Nov 6, 2017. I think my case was approved, however I have one missing document which is Explanation letter from the petitioner for not remitting taxes. So the consul gave me this 221(g) letter and told me to comply as soon as possible before he can issue my visa. Just a background of my case, the petitioner is my father and he’s unemployed ever since he set foot in the US. So, I have my sister and bro-in-law as my co-sponsors. When I had my interview, the consul wasn’t concerned of my father being unemployed and he was satisfied with my co-sponsor’s ITR and W2. But because I lack the said letter, he had to delay the issuance of the visa and placed my case on Administrative Processing. Hours after the interview, I told my dad to make a letter of explanation and when it was done, I sent it right away to the US Embassy thru 2Go courier service for free (as long as you attached letter). The following day, I got a notification from the courier that the docs had already been received by the US embassy. I checked my visa status online via CEAC, still it hasn’t been updated yet. Not until the following day when I checked again my visa status, it reflected there that my case has been recently updated (Nov 8, 2017). Went all over google to search how long will the processing take and per NVC’s instruction, usually it is resolved within 60 days. Now my concern here is I’ll be turning 21 this January 1st 2018, if I’ll wait for the allotted 2 mos processing, I will definitely age out and I might encounter some issues with the immigration. Is there any way I can “expedite” the processing, knowing my valid reason? Or has anyone here had gone through the same situation as I did, and how long did your processing took? I heard it would range from 3 days to 5 weeks to months and I couldn’t afford to wait for further because of my age. Huhuhuhu! Please anyone? I need your thoughts on this. I’m really anxious right now.
  9. Hi guys so last Thursday on the 12th of October I was told me and my partner were approved at the interview ! Yay ! However because I had "no live trace" on my police certificate Because (I shoplifted when I was 14 recieved a reprimand) anyway I have them a sworn statement with all the details of the case which I had discussed with Acro and they said they would need to confirm this with Acro but that I should get my visa within 10 days ! So I walked out so happy and told my partner. However we are now on the 7th day since the interview and I am starting to panic ! We have been on the ceac status check and for the past 4 days it has said "administrative processing" and that we can expect to wait "several weeks" 😳 Can someone please tell me what this is as it isn't clear on the website and I am really worried ? I've read so many horror stories on the internet about people getting stuck on AP for years ! I could understand if we were missing alot of paper work but for just one fact check seems odd, I also checked with Acro and they had confirmed my statement with the US embassy and emailed back to them on the 16th which was when the case status was last updated since then it has said "administrative processing" any ideas of what's going on ??
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