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I know a negative outcome might create negative feelings for you, but those feelings should be directed to the US laws, not me. Thank you for your understanding.
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ANSWER: First, this is not a spousal visa. A spousal visa is the K-3 visa. You are seeking an immigrant visa based on marriage - CR-1. Those are different from K-3.
Second, the documents you provided do not indicate why the case went to administrative processing. But the most common reason is likely a background security check.
Unfortunately, there is nothing you or even a lawyer can do about that. You just have to wait for the processing to be completed. It does not mean it was denied or that it will be denied. It just means that they ned more time to investigate, and more agencies and resources to put towards the investigation, before they can provide a final answer.
The only thing you can do it continue to check the status of the case. It only happened yesterday, so do not expect anything to change within the next week or even next month. Usually, it takes a 3 to 60 months, but can take longer (that is not common).
After about 1 month, you can send them an email. Then send follow-ups about every month to 6 weeks. Do not send them messages every day. It does not speed anything up, and it only serves to irritate them. In other words, it does you no good.
Finally, I think it is important for you to know that this is not unusual, and it does not indicate anything about the outcome of the case.
I know this can be confusing. If you want a 30 minute phone call to discuss this or anything else, let me know. I can send you an offer for that.
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