I don't think you can do a straight comparison with the other folks who interviewed with you on the same day just because they all got the notification for passport pickup. Did they all have to provide a NZ PCC like you? Maybe the embassy is still waiting for that PCC in your case (I understand NZ does not issue the PCC directly to the applicant, they have some convoluted process of sending it to the embassy which adds some additional delay).@Sm1smom hi there, i had my interview on aug 3 at my home country , consular gave me a card which says your visa is approved,didnt say i was going in ap, when i came home n check my status it was in ap then next day it was in ready. I havent got any email from embassy for additional documents nor they told me anything in interview. Those who interviewed with me everyone got their passport with visa printed today but mine is still in ready. I am so confused , i have emailed embassy but they dont response. So stressed, as i have to fly back to Australia i am international student there, they said if i dont attend my class they will cancel my enrollment. I am so stressed. Neither i have usa visa nor passport.
At this point, you will need to decide if it is prudent to contact the embassy and find out if you can have your passport back to enable you return to Australia, following which you mail in the passport back to them; or if you should remain in your country waiting until whenever they send back the passport (and subsequently jeopardizing your studies in Australia).