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Old 06-26-08, 10:53 AM   #126
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Saj there is nothing you can do but pray for patience during this time. I always suggest that you and your fiance/spouse do not discuss this processing too much and take the journey one day at a time.
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Icon14 AP 30 dayz completed !

Hi,
I was wondering what I'm suppose to do now since 30 official days (6 weeks) are passed on AP. According to given "BLUE SHEET" 221g Who should we follow up with DOS or ISL Embassy?

As I've heard DOS sends an electronic report after 30th day of AP to Embassy is that right? I'm little anxious, do they send an initial report of all cases back to VO or it depends on the intensity of the case which ever clears sooner?

My lawyer had said they will follow up after 3 months of AP which will be AUG. Gradually we are being LOKO !!!

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Hello Fomee,

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I was wondering what I'm suppose to do now since 30 official days (6 weeks) are passed on AP. According to given "BLUE SHEET" 221g Who should we follow up with DOS or ISL Embassy?
Officially when you are in AP you do not count days that the embassy closes on the weekends, any holidays and they count 45 days minimum. Your best contact is DOS at that point and they will tell you something. Islamabad you can call and keep getting disconnected or put on hold and the call never answered. Emails are not answered since they have given this letter to others on AP. We did not get this letter.

Letter sent to a lawyer on behalf of the Pakistani client.






hey guys my lawyer emailed the ISB "Dear Consul,

We are following up the status of our client's immigrant visa
application. Your last correspondence on October 26, 2007 was that his
case was under administrative review and the applicant would be contacted.

Please note that this case has been pending since August 28, 2007 and
would appreciate your office following up the status of this
"administrative review" as to why it has not been completed.

Your prompt response is appreciated."

and the response that my lawyer recieved

Thank you for contacting the Immigration Visa Unit at the U.S. Embassy
in Islamabad, Pakistan. Please see the information below for answers to
the questions we most often receive from the public. If your questions
are not answered after reading these FAQs, you may contact us at
PAKIVQUERY@STATE.GOV

Please include your CASE ID. Your case ID begins with "ISL" followed by
10 digits.

If your question is about administrative processing, please refer to
Item 1 in the section 'After the Interview.'

Please note that if you send a question to PAKIVQUERY@STATE.GOV that is
answered by the items listed below, you will not receive a reply.

Thank you.

U.S. Embassy Islamabad
Consular Section
Immigration Visa Unit
Pakistan


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. I understand that my case number should begin with "ISL" and be
followed by a 10-digit number. How do I find my case number?

The Applicant or Petitioner may contact the National Visa Center in
order to obtain the case number. They may also send an email to
PAKIVQUERY@STATE.GOV with the full name and date of birth for the
applicant, and it may be possible for us to assist.

2. I need to update my address and/or phone number. How do
I do this?

The Applicant or Petitioner is required to send a signed
written request via fax at +92-51-2822632.

3. My case has been approved by the National Visa Center.
My file has been transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
What do I do next?

Please wait patiently. The Applicant or Petitioner should receive an
"instruction packet" labeled 3.5 once the file has been reviewed by the
embassy. This process can take 2-3 weeks. The instruction packet 3.5
will be sent to the applicant at his/her mailing address. If you do not
receive your packet 3.5 after one month, please write to
PAKIVQUERY@STATE.GOV with your case number, and the name of the
applicant.

4. What is my priority date?

Your priority date is the date on which your petition was filed with
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The table below
indicates which priority dates are "current," meaning that there are
visas available. If your priority date is earlier than the date listed
below for your visa classification, then your case is considered
"current." The most up-to-date Priority Date Table can be found at
http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_1360.html
<http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html>

IMMIGRANT VISA NUMBERS FOR JANUARY-2008


SYMBOL PRIORITY DATE CATEGORY

Pakistan & Others India
Family Categories

F1 01-FEB-2002 01-FEB-2002 Unmarried Son & Daughter of U.S.
Citizen
F2A 22-FEB-2003 22-FEB-2003 Spouse & Children of Permanent
Resident
F2B 22-NOV-1998 22-NOV-1998 Unmarried Son & Daughter of
Permanent Resident
F3 08-MAY-2000 08-MAY-2000 Married Son & Daughter of U.S.
Citizen
F4 08-JUL-1997 15-SEP-1996 Brother & Sister of U.S. Citizen

FX 01-MAY-2002 01-MAY-2002 Spouse & children of Legalized
Beneficiary

Pakistan & Others India
Employment Categories

E1 C C Priority Workers
E2 C 01-JAN-2000 Professionals with Advanced Degrees or
Exceptional Ability
E3 15-OCT-2002 01-MAY-2001 Skilled Workers with
Baccalaureate Degree
E4 C C Certain Special Immigrants
EW 01-OCT-2001 01-OCT-2001 Other Workers
SR C C Professional Religious Workers
C5 C C Employment Creation
T5 C C Employment Creation in Targeted Area

5. My priority date is current. What do I do now?

The Applicant or Petitioner may contact the U.S. Embassy at
PAKIVQUERY@STATE.GOV with the applicant's current mailing address and
telephone number in Pakistan. Once we have received this, we will send
the instruction packet 3.5 to the applicant.

6. I am preparing for my interview. What documents do I
need to submit to the U.S. Embassy?

In order to process the case and schedule applicants for
their interviews, we require the following documents. All documents
should be submitted in their original form along with an English
translation and photocopies. The instruction packet 3.5 cover letter
must accompany all documents. Interviews will not be scheduled until
all documents have been received by the U.S. Embassy and have been fully
completed by the applicants and petitioners. Incomplete documents and
forms will delay the scheduling of your interview.

Please submit these documents via our approved courier service
(American Express) (List enclosed in packet 3.5):

* DS 230 Part I for all applicants (all questions must be
answered)
* DS 230 Part II for all applicants (all questions must be
answered)
* Visa Photos for all applicants (Front view, 2x2 inches, white or
off-white background, unaltered)
* Police Certificate(s) for every applicant over 16 from all the
places where the applicant has lived in Pakistan for more than 6 months
after reaching the age of 16 years. Police certificates are required
from all places outside Pakistan where the applicant lived for one year
or more after reaching age 16.
* Birth Certificates from the Union Council for all applicants
along with English translations. If the birth was not registered, a
sworn Affidavit of birth on a proper stamp paper from applicant's close
relative(s) or family friend(s). This is required for every applicant.
The original birth certificate of the petitioner is also required when
the immigrant petition is based on a parent /child or sibling
relationship.
* Marriage Certificates from the Union Council along with English
translations (for the principal applicant) .
* Divorce or Death Certificates for the principal applicant from
the Arbitration Council (as applicable).
* Copies of passports for all applicant(s). Please provide copies
of the pages showing the issuance date of the passport and the photo of
the applicant.
* I-864 Affidavit of Support, signed by the petitioner. The I-864
does not need to be resubmitted if already submitted by your Petitioner
to NVC. However, if your petitioner did not submit the I-864 to NVC,
you will need to submit this as well. (K visa and employment visa
applicants do not need to bring the I-864, but must otherwise
demonstrate that they will not require financial assistance from the
U.S. government.)

After you have received your interview letter, please complete
your medical report from one of our panel physicians 2 weeks prior to
the interview date and bring it on the interview day.

7. I have already submitted my documents. How long will it
take before I have my interview scheduled?

Once we have received your documents, we will review
them. Generally, it takes approximately 2-3 weeks to review these
documents. If your documents are incomplete, we will send a deficiency
sheet to you with instructions on what is needed from you in order to
complete your file and to schedule an interview. If you have completed
all the requirements, we will send an interview letter to you.

8. When I filed a petition I was a Green Card holder. Now
I am a U.S Citizen. How do I update my case?

A clear copy of petitioner's naturalization certificate
or passport is required in order to upgrade the petition. The copy must
be mailed (not faxed or e-mailed) to our mailing address mentioned
above.


AFTER THE INTERVIEW


1. I appeared at the U.S Embassy for my interview. I was told that
administrative processing is required for my case. What does this mean?

Administrative Processing is a standard procedure
required by law for visa applications. It is a normal process and it
does not mean anything is wrong with your case. The processing is not
completed here at the U.S. Embassy and we have no control over the
processing time, nor any influence on the processing. Some cases take
longer to process than others; this does not necessarily mean anything
is wrong with your case. Once the administrative processing has been
completed, we will continue with your visa application. We will contact
you to let you know when your case is complete, and will ask you to
return your passport if we have not retained it. Once we have printed
your visa, we will return your passport along with the visa packet via
our approved courier. If it has been more than 10 months since your
interview, please e-mail Pakivquery@state.gov with the date of your
interview and case number. However, please note that routine
administrative processing questions for cases less than 10 months will
not be answered.

2. I appeared at the U.S. Embassy for my interview. I was
told that I needed to provide additional documentation. What do I need
to do now?

At the time of your interview, you received a blue
refusal sheet with instructions telling you what to do. In most cases,
applicants should obtain the requested documents or photographs and send
them to the U.S. Embassy through our approved courier service. A list
of the approved courier services was provided at the time of the
interview.

3. I appeared at the U.S. Embassy for my interview. It was
suggested that I take a DNA test. What do I do now?

In order to take a DNA test, the first step is for
petitioner to submit his/her DNA samples at one of the labs listed found
at:
http://www.aabb.org/About_the_AABB/S...boutptlabs.htm

The lab will then send a DNA kit to the Embassy. Upon
receiving the DNA kit from the lab, we will contact you to schedule your
appointment for the DNA test. The test will be conducted at the U.S.
Embassy. This process takes several months to complete.

4. I appeared at the U.S. Embassy for my interview. I was
told that my case has been suspended and the Embassy has sent a request
for revocation. What does that mean?

Your petition has been returned to the National Visa
Center with a recommendation for revocation. This means that the
consular officer who interviewed your case had concerns about the
relationship that was the basis for the petition. The final
determination on your case will be made by U.S. Citizenship Immigration
Services (USCIS) in the United States. Questions about a case that has
been returned with a request for revocation should be referred to the
U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) office where the petition
was filed originally. No appeal or reinstatement request will be
processed at the U.S. Embassy.
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Icon14 Calling DOS ..

Hello,
As per schedule my wife had called DOS yesterday since it's been 30 working days past on AP (interview held on 14th of may 2008). DOS were unable to give an authentic info than "case still in pending" stating that once it's completed, Embassy will contact you guys. DOS also revealed some cases takes week,months and years !!!


I was wondering could a CR-1 beneficiary directly contact DOS in regarding of the case status?

I'm concious to come to know on which stage they would send an electronic report to ISL embassy from that point we may estimate the remaining time i guess isn't it ?

One ought to remove the fantasy time frame from BLUE SHEET 221 g. Becuase once upon a time DOS officer was anoyyed to knowing that how come the VO has given you particular time for the case to be done, neither verbaly nor in written can be predicted how long it's gona take ?

Any other way around than emails or calling ISL Embassy since they never answer you back !!!
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Thank you for your useful research and info.
It is surprising for me that they send visas to my wife and children. They keep one daughter passport and replied that she (13 years old) is also on admin process. At interview VO clear all my family and give me blue sheet. In my view at the time if they offer visas to other don’t miss the chance.
They also give me 6 week time for administrative process (Blue sheet) but verbally VO informed that it takes minimum 6 months so please replace weeks in months. My 4 month completed. No clear answer from DOS always answer Case is still on admin process.
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FBI-FP

Hi,
Does it worth to call FBI @ 304-625-5590 for fingerprints check results?
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Icon14 Did you fly ?

Sallamz,
Dear have you ever flown to UK or USA ? Could it be cuasing delay on your AP, I'm sailing on the same boat with you my AP had started from middle of last month. I'm sick and tired of it !!! No wonder how long it's gona take more (may be for ever) By the way how do you contact ISL Embassy for the upates please discribe.

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Old 06-28-08, 08:21 AM   #135
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I have never flown to UK or USA.
Embassy simpaly fwd FAQ on any question as Marry already post it.
Fingerprint check done in a week but name check take more time (months) I am waiting since Feb 2008 for completion of AP.
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DOS also revealed some cases takes week,months and years !!!

Yes, this is correct. This is why I say the time frame on the 221(g) should be removed from the sheet and no time given or like Ali said a minimum of 6 months especially for CR-1 cases.

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I was wondering could a CR-1 beneficiary directly contact DOS in regarding of the case status?

They will not discuss the case with you more than likely.

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I'm concious to come to know on which stage they would send an electronic report to ISL embassy from that point we may estimate the remaining time i guess isn't it ?

Electronic information is transferred to Islamabad once a security check completes. You have to remember that tons of agencies are checking you out so they can have more than one transmittal.

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Any other way around than emails or calling ISL Embassy since they never answer you back !!!

No these are the only two methods.

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Does it worth to call FBI @ 304-625-5590 for fingerprints check results?

The FBI will not discuss a case with you so you can forget this. And again you also have name checks being done with several agencies. So the prints could clear within 24 hours of submittal and the name is still in processing for clearance.

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Dear have you ever flown to UK or USA ? Could it be cuasing delay on your AP, I'm sailing on the same boat with you my AP had started from middle of last month. I'm sick and tired of it !!! No wonder how long it's gona take more (may be for ever) By the way how do you contact ISL Embassy for the upates please discribe.

Regards

I am white USC married tp a Pakistani male and had never traveled out of the USA until our marriage. He had never traveled out of Pakistan; since we married in Pakistan. Any travels have to be looked at when they are going to issue the visa but mainly the fingerprints and names are scrutinized on all applicants no matter what type of visa you are applying for.
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Thank you for your useful research and info.
It is surprising for me that they send visas to my wife and children. They keep one daughter passport and replied that she (13 years old) is also on admin process. At interview VO clear all my family and give me blue sheet. In my view at the time if they offer visas to other don’t miss the chance.
They also give me 6 week time for administrative process (Blue sheet) but verbally VO informed that it takes minimum 6 months so please replace weeks in months. My 4 month completed. No clear answer from DOS always answer Case is still on admin process.
Ali

Ali, I have to agree totally with what you said on the time frame and especially if they offer the visa's to take them and not to wait. DOS most of the time is saying your in AP and will be contacted once it completes so like you said they are not of much help. I always say AP is a dark abyss and you just have to have faith in Allah/God to give you strength and courage during this time. Hang in there like you said it looks like your AP is over halfway done. Do not lose hope and just stay strong!
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Icon14 CR-1 OR IR-1?

I M CURRENTLY ON AP I FILLED MY VISA FOR CR1 AND AFTER 6 MONTHS THERE WILL BE 2 YEAR OF OUR WEDDING, SO WHEN MY AP CLEARS ,WILL I BE GETTING CR1 VISA OR IR1, WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET IR1 VISA ?

COULD I ALSO CONTACT USCIS FOR AP STATUS ?
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If you are married 2 years or longer when they issue the visa it will be an IR-1 (10 year green card). When it is delivered you need to make sure of it's classification and if it is not correct ask them to correct it Also, when you have your POE you need to make sure how they write the type of visa in when you arrive. USCIS has nothing to do with AP status. AP is security checks, verification of your information you submitted in your documents and to rule out fraud if they have any doubts on the local level. You are just going to have to be patient.

On a side note they can issue the visa with less than 6 months travel time and ask you to take it or go back into AP. When Mian got his visa is was less than 3 months travel time and my suggestion is that you be ready to get the visa and travel immediately if it is offered under these circumstances.
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Hi,
What if I got the visa earlier than my second aniv, which cateory would that be ? I believe Cr-1 right ? Once I arrived in USA, what should be the next step towards to IR-1 ? As I've heard from the POE the countdown begins then after 2 yrz you become eligible to apply for IR-1 before 90 days perior of expiring CR-1 status along with your wife for the removal ?

I just became a hopless person ever since stuckd in AP, therefore I usually come up with something new that might track down the status of current case as DOS is the only way out !!!

I might be seing impatient because it has been 17 months sicne I came back from States no idea how much time it will take more to get me back to the business ! My wife's got 2 kids facing all sort of prb every single day all alone and I'm just like an handicap can't do nothing for her that's pathetic
This sound might be familiar with you...

I'm maintly prepared for any offer from Embassy, thanks for advising.

Your prompt replies are appreciated.

MAY LORD BLESS YOU WITH BEAUTIFUL BOUNTIES OF YOUR GOOD DEEDS (AMEN)
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What if I got the visa earlier than my second aniv, which cateory would that be ? I believe Cr-1 right ? Once I arrived in USA, what should be the next step towards to IR-1 ? As I've heard from the POE the countdown begins then after 2 yrz you become eligible to apply for IR-1 before 90 days perior of expiring CR-1 status along with your wife for the removal ?

If you get the visa before your second wedding anniversary you are considered a CR-1. At the POE they will stamp your visa and write in the category CR-1 and 90 days before visa expires which is two years from the POE entry date you will file I-751 to change the category to IR-1.

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I just became a hopless person ever since stuckd in AP, therefore I usually come up with something new that might track down the status of current case as DOS is the only way out !!!

I can relate since I was once in your shoes so to speak. At the time no one discussed AP, home and job field investigations out of shame. This is why when it happened to me I spoke up and still stay active to help others understand the processing.

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I might be seing impatient because it has been 17 months sicne I came back from States no idea how much time it will take more to get me back to the business ! My wife's got 2 kids facing all sort of prb every single day all alone and I'm just like an handicap can't do nothing for her that's pathetic
This sound might be familiar with you...

Agree with you and AP is like a dark abyss and no one can completely understand this until they have to go through it themselves and even persons coming from other countries have no idea since Islamabad has one of the lengthiest AP's.

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Your prompt replies are appreciated.

MAY LORD BLESS YOU WITH BEAUTIFUL BOUNTIES OF YOUR GOOD DEEDS (AMEN)

I know you will be prepared to travel and when they issue the visa. May your AP finalize soon.
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Old 06-29-08, 12:41 PM   #142
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Hi,
What if I got the visa earlier than my second aniv, which cateory would that be ? I believe Cr-1 right ? Once I arrived in USA, what should be the next step towards to IR-1 ? As I've heard from the POE the countdown begins then after 2 yrz you become eligible to apply for IR-1 before 90 days perior of expiring CR-1 status along with your wife for the removal ?

Mary explained it very well--you should not worry about this, but simply be aware of it. You can not control whether you are "CR-1" or "IR-1" and it does not matter in the big picture.
Some people may delay their travel when it is very close to their wedding anniversary, but considering what you've gone through, and the part Mary mentions about a shorter visa validity--if I were you I would *go* when I got that visa.
If it will be after your anniversary, just ask us again here before you travel. It is possible to have a CR-1 *visa* but be *admitted* as an IR-1 (if your 2nd anniversary has passed).

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I've a follow up question, My Fiancee's visa petition was approved till July 31, 08. That means Visa must be issued before this date but now it has been pending on AP. What should i do to make sure to get the date extended or does it automatically gets extended since its on AP, becasue of their processing time?
please answer it

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Old 07-02-08, 11:48 AM   #144
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Hi guys,
My wife has spoken to DOS today, they said that; We had sent you a letter on 20th of june (which she never recieved in mail till today) of course they didn't explain what it contains? kinda confidential thingy I guess? Does any one has idea what would that be a Denial or Approval ?
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Fomee,

If the letter was sent to her it could be that it is mailed out in batches and will be in a few days for her to get it. It could be anything so just keep us posted.
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Old 07-02-08, 12:32 PM   #146
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I've a follow up question, My Fiancee's visa petition was approved till July 31, 08. That means Visa must be issued before this date but now it has been pending on AP. What should i do to make sure to get the date extended or does it automatically gets extended since its on AP, becasue of their processing time?
please answer it

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Sajid,

The embassy will extend the date since you are in processing of AP.
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Icon1 Fake Info + Lawyer Email (for AP status)

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It was a wrong info provided by DOS officer to my wife that there's a letter coming to you, later on She had called again another DOS apoligised for that !!!

MY LAWYER EMAIL REGARDING AP STATUS:

I called the U.S. Visa Office and spoke to them about your case.



Nothing was sent to Petitioner.



The agent at the Visa Office told me that your background check is pending and that she sees no notes of any other outstanding issues in your file right now.



This is the process for the background check:



A background check is done by running both fingerprints and many different variations of your name and comparing these with databases worldwide. The fingerprints clear rather quickly, but name checks can take a considerable amount of time. The US Embassy sends a request for a background check to the U.S. Visa Office in Washington, D.C., and your background check is currently pending there. Upon completion, confirmation will be sent back to the U.S. Embassy of the results.



Again, the agent confirmed that this is the only outstanding issue in your file right now. So do not worry about what you are finding on the internet, blog sites, various government web pages or by calling different government customer service agents. It’s settled. You need to wait for your background check to clear.



Thank you,



Guys doesn't it sound like I'm done with NAME CHECK ???
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Old 07-03-08, 07:56 AM   #148
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Guys doesn't it sound like I'm done with NAME CHECK ???

NO you are still in name check. Look at this reply to your lawyer.
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The agent at the Visa Office told me that your background check is pending and that she sees no notes of any other outstanding issues in your file right now.

The lawyer then explains what I have said all along about the security checks. DOS does not have anything negative reporting on your case at this time is all he was told.

You are just going to have to wait a little longer.
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Icon13 FINGER PRINTS+NAME CHECK= BACK GORUND CHECK?

PREVIOUS EMAIL FROM LAWYER:

I understand your concerns. Unfortunately, Administrative Processing is a vague term used to describe the review the consulate is doing. It can be any kind of review.



Security checks include both fingerprint and name checks. Name checks are a very common hold up for Pakistani applicants.



As unfortunate as the delay is, it is normal and there is nothing that we can do right now.



We will e-mail the US Embassy on your behalf from now on since they are more likely to respond to your attorneys (although they are not good at responding to us, either- just better). The Embassy does not like responding to inquiries and unfortunately, that is the status quo. Again, there is nothing that we can do right now about their lack of response, either.



If you have any more questions, let me know. I wish there was more we could do to speed the process at this point.






>The lawyer then explains what I have said all along about the security checks. "DOS does not have anything negative reporting on your case"

Marry since nothing is reported wrong or more on my back ground check file why do I have to wait little longer then? What I thought name check/finger prints are diffrent than back ground check ! usually name check doesn't take long (that's the first thing they run ) so I thought I'm done with it and stucked in back ground check but then you addressed it's still in pending...

My wife were told by DOS and USCIS officer yesterday, It shall take several months for the back ground check" (I was surprized they tell nothing but YES OR NO)

Well dear does my case sound to you a normal or stucked some where ? how do you see statics of current updates ? What possibilities are you seing getting done by 6 months or later?


Your commits are more than wel come.

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Marry since nothing is reported wrong or more on my back ground check file why do I have to wait little longer then? What I thought name check/finger prints are diffrent than back ground check ! usually name check doesn't take long (that's the first thing they run ) so I thought I'm done with it and stucked in back ground check but then you addressed it's still in pending...

It says your case is PENDING and that means the checks have not completed yet. When you file a case with the embassy they will do a field investigation if they suspect fraud that is what is shown as clear so far on your case. This what DOS says is not negative on your case. The fingerprints and name checks are still pending.

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My wife were told by DOS and USCIS officer yesterday, It shall take several months for the back ground check" (I was surprized they tell nothing but YES OR NO)

I had a list of times I called the date and operator name and kept it as running call log. A few of the ladies talked to me weekly and would tell me to be patient that all looked fine just waiting out security checks. Each operator has a different personality and some will tell you yes or no while others may sympathize with your being upset and in the dark abyss.

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Well dear does my case sound to you a normal or stucked some where ? how do you see statics of current updates ? What possibilities are you seing getting done by 6 months or later?

Your case is in normal processing and not stuck. It takes time for males and that is why I say it is crazy for them to give a 221(g) with a time frame of weeks listed. I strongly suggest that you give it a time frame in your mind of 6 months as a minimum. There is no way that I can tell you how long it will take each case is different but if you keep thinking earlier for visa issuance and that time goes by then you keep getting disappointed. When we processed my husband and I said he would be here by my birthday. This came and went and that is when we decided not to set dates or plans until the visa was in hand.

Hang in there.
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