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kris0485

H1 Visa Approved @Vancouver on JUly 21st, 2014, but still waiting for passport pickup

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raj0017,

 

I had my interview on 24th July and i received my passport from the consulate office today - 31st. Please send them an email explaining your situation. Good luck!

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Everyone,

 

Another update: My status was showing 'Ready' (as in Ready for Interview, finger printing) in the CEAC website from July 24th (interview date) and i emailed Vancouver consulate yesterday (30th, this was my 2nd email to them explaining my situation) and today morning (31st) i got an email stating that Visa is approved and i can pick up my passport from the consulate directly to save time. 

 

thanks!

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Atleast Vancouver they started issuing visas and passports. In Ottawa, nothing is being done. It's in AP since 21st July.

Anybody who had interview on 21st July still waiting for passport?

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Hi Stanjavoor,

 

My wife submitted her passport on 22nd July in Toronto. Her case is still administrative processing still. we are eagerly checking to see if the status changes soon.

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Hi Kittusunny,

yes, you go to the us consulate (downtown) and show them the email which says you can pick up your passport (there is a passport number for reference) and the greeters have the passport right there, you dont even have to go to 20th floor. Please email them and explain your situation. 

Good luck!

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yes, in Vancouver ..as far as I know people attended on july 21st  didn't receive passports yet....but later dates attended ones received....at least good sign...

 

waiting for our turn....

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Ram,

 

You can share with me at hotel accomodation near vancouver airport. my email id : shravan.j2ee@gmail.com

 

hi Shravan

 

missed this post, have just emailed you.

could you please check.

 

~Ram

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How much time it takes to change status from Issued to ready to pick up? Mine is currently issued. I attended at vancouver on 23rd july

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Whats the status of people who attended the interview on and after 28th? what is the status of your passports? 

Please let us know. I'm planing to come next week to canada.

Hi, 

 

I had interview on June30th, Aug 1st changed from AP to Issued but still waiting for waybill #.

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My wife's status at Toronto is still Administrative processing. Submitted passport on 22nd July. Anybody in toronto in similar situation ?? Did anybody from 21st or 22nd got their passports back ?

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Hi, 

 

I had interview on June30th, Aug 1st changed from AP to Issued but still waiting for waybill #.

Where did u had ur interview? and please let us know the status.

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yes, in Vancouver ..as far as I know people attended on july 21st  didn't receive passports yet....but later dates attended ones received....at least good sign...

 

waiting for our turn....

Hi Kris 

 

Have you guys received the passport yet - folks who attended on 21st July. I saw your post stating folks who attended after 21st July in Vancouver - some of them received their passport. 

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Calgary, still waiting for waybill #. Hopefully expecting by tuesday.

 

Hey Can you give me ur contact details or you can contact me at my email ID in my profile.

I need some info about what questions asked and where to stay  and some other.

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H1b vancouver 21st july interview...status changed to Issued today Aug 5th..so it takes 2 weeks total time who ever plan to visit for interview..wait until september and then plan for stamping...its takes atleast 4 weeks to become visa issue turnaround times to normal...

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Hi Kris 

 

Have you guys received the passport yet - folks who attended on 21st July. I saw your post stating folks who attended after 21st July in Vancouver - some of them received their passport. 

HI Swatina,

 

Yes, My wife (F1) & me (H1 extension) received passport on Friday itself, and I directly went to consulate to pick it up in the morning hours (11 AM, where my status got changed to issued at 9:15 AM on same day). Since I have some emergency travel, I was allowed to consulate office (20th flr) and collected our passports.

 

But few people attended on 21st still didn't receive...hoping they would have got some update today..

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Just FYI,

 

folks who are looking for hotels...look for price line express deals..I found very cheap ($70-$90) near by YVR in 3+ star rated hotels,...

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Updates from Travel.state.gov website -

 

Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status

We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues. We are working diligently to clear those cases. Visa applicants are advised they might still experience delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times. Applicants should take this into consideration when making travel plans. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information. Please see our FAQs for more information.

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