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#1 newdanny

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:25 AM

Hi everybody. I wanted to have some information abt AP. My case was denied in Oct 07 rite after my interview (immigrant visa - USC spouse), i was told to submit 601 waiver. When i completed my waiver approx after two months of the interview, i emailed embassy and found out that my case is in AP (i was surprised bcz they didnt tell me anything in interview abt AP). Anywayz after couple months, in Feb 08, i went to the embassy and finally submitted the waiver. Now i have been sending them emails and they have been replying to me that my case still pending for AP. However i replied them back asking the reasons for AP and how long it would take, to this they replied saying that my case has been forwarded to USCIS for further processing. What does that mean? Are cases in AP automatically forwaded to USCIS. How can i find out further about my case status? where to contact USCIS?

My case has already been denied. What else can they do? Oh by the way I left US on voluntary departure. My first entry in US in 97 on visitor visa at age 16...overstayed till 2002...left to Canada....returned to US in 2003 (EWI - released after paying bond) and finally left US on VD given by judge on time and reported to US embassy here in Pak after arriving.

Any advice....suggestion would be highly appreciated. i just want to end this dilema....its been about two yrs already...
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#2 emt103c

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:21 AM

QUOTE (newdanny @ Apr 25 2008, 08:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everybody. I wanted to have some information abt AP. My case was denied in Oct 07 rite after my interview (immigrant visa - USC spouse), i was told to submit 601 waiver. When i completed my waiver approx after two months of the interview, i emailed embassy and found out that my case is in AP (i was surprised bcz they didnt tell me anything in interview abt AP). Anywayz after couple months, in Feb 08, i went to the embassy and finally submitted the waiver. Now i have been sending them emails and they have been replying to me that my case still pending for AP. However i replied them back asking the reasons for AP and how long it would take, to this they replied saying that my case has been forwarded to USCIS for further processing. What does that mean? Are cases in AP automatically forwaded to USCIS. How can i find out further about my case status? where to contact USCIS?

My case has already been denied. What else can they do? Oh by the way I left US on voluntary departure. My first entry in US in 97 on visitor visa at age 16...overstayed till 2002...left to Canada....returned to US in 2003 (EWI - released after paying bond) and finally left US on VD given by judge on time and reported to US embassy here in Pak after arriving.

Any advice....suggestion would be highly appreciated. i just want to end this dilema....its been about two yrs already...


I cannot be sure as to how to answer this question, HOWEVER, once my husband's AP was over and they were processing his I-212 waiver, their standard answer to me was "further processing at USCIS" since the waivers are processed at with USCIS.

I think you need to get clarification, you need to make sure they are talking about the waiver (which they probably are) or if they have sent it back for revocation (hopefully not the situation.) I would try two things: call the State Dept number and ask them what the status says. Depending on the operator you can get a lot or no information. If they don't want to give you status, I have found if you prove that you are already well informed on the case they are more likely to give you more information. If you get an extraordinarily unhelpful operator, thank them, hang up and call again later. Calling State Dept Operators is really like playing roulette

If email/state dept requests for clarification don't get answered, this is something a Senate or House liaison would be very helpful with. If you are very specific in your request, the consulate will usually give a really specific response to the liaison and most liaisons usually don't mind doing status checks.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (emt103c @ Apr 25 2008, 08:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (newdanny @ Apr 25 2008, 08:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everybody. I wanted to have some information abt AP. My case was denied in Oct 07 rite after my interview (immigrant visa - USC spouse), i was told to submit 601 waiver. When i completed my waiver approx after two months of the interview, i emailed embassy and found out that my case is in AP (i was surprised bcz they didnt tell me anything in interview abt AP). Anywayz after couple months, in Feb 08, i went to the embassy and finally submitted the waiver. Now i have been sending them emails and they have been replying to me that my case still pending for AP. However i replied them back asking the reasons for AP and how long it would take, to this they replied saying that my case has been forwarded to USCIS for further processing. What does that mean? Are cases in AP automatically forwaded to USCIS. How can i find out further about my case status? where to contact USCIS?

My case has already been denied. What else can they do? Oh by the way I left US on voluntary departure. My first entry in US in 97 on visitor visa at age 16...overstayed till 2002...left to Canada....returned to US in 2003 (EWI - released after paying bond) and finally left US on VD given by judge on time and reported to US embassy here in Pak after arriving.

Any advice....suggestion would be highly appreciated. i just want to end this dilema....its been about two yrs already...


HI friend
Hey m in the same boat ..please let me know the department of state(DOS) email address so that i may enquire about my case which is also pending in admin since Feb:2007 after my k3 spousal visa interview at islamabad embassy....

I cannot be sure as to how to answer this question, HOWEVER, once my husband's AP was over and they were processing his I-212 waiver, their standard answer to me was "further processing at USCIS" since the waivers are processed at with USCIS.

I think you need to get clarification, you need to make sure they are talking about the waiver (which they probably are) or if they have sent it back for revocation (hopefully not the situation.) I would try two things: call the State Dept number and ask them what the status says. Depending on the operator you can get a lot or no information. If they don't want to give you status, I have found if you prove that you are already well informed on the case they are more likely to give you more information. If you get an extraordinarily unhelpful operator, thank them, hang up and call again later. Calling State Dept Operators is really like playing roulette

If email/state dept requests for clarification don't get answered, this is something a Senate or House liaison would be very helpful with. If you are very specific in your request, the consulate will usually give a really specific response to the liaison and most liaisons usually don't mind doing status checks.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 02:05 PM

myprayers--

Yours has been pending so long that it is time to not only inquire with the dept of state, but to send an inquiry through your State Congressional Representatives.

For the state Dept you actually call them at 202-663-1225 when the machine answers choose "1" and then "0" for an operator. You will have to hold a few minutes to speak to a representative. You will need your case number and date of birth to get any information. This line will only give you status.

Have you been emailing Islamabad already?

In order to get a Congressional Rep to do an inquiry, your fiance will need to go to the web addresses below and look up her state reps. She will need to figure out who is most influential or helpful and fill out a "Constituent Services" from from their individual website.

www.senate.gov

www.house.gov

Edited by emt103c, 26 April 2008 - 02:05 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:23 AM

Dear emt103c. thank you for your reply. So u mean there is a possiblity that my AP is over and my waiver is being processed now? I havent received anything from them saying that my AP is over. Did they send u any letter and inform you somehow that your AP is over. Another question: if you know whether waiver from islamabad pakistan are sent to Rome or USCIS? Are they both same.....i m jsut a bit confused wat do they mean by "case forwarded to USCIS for further processing". ....did they send it back to US or to Rome....i have been sending them email but no reply.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:01 AM

QUOTE (newdanny @ May 2 2008, 07:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dear emt103c. thank you for your reply. So u mean there is a possiblity that my AP is over and my waiver is being processed now? I havent received anything from them saying that my AP is over. Did they send u any letter and inform you somehow that your AP is over. Another question: if you know whether waiver from islamabad pakistan are sent to Rome or USCIS? Are they both same.....i m jsut a bit confused wat do they mean by "case forwarded to USCIS for further processing". ....did they send it back to US or to Rome....i have been sending them email but no reply.



They sent me NOTHING to tell me that the AP was over. I called the state dept weekly, and suddenly when I called, they told me the screen said nothing about AP, it was if it had never existed, this was how I found out. They actually gave me the same line they gave you, "USCIS for further processing." It just meant that the waiver was processing.

As for the USCIS v. Rome question, they are one and the same. The USCIS adjudicates waivers, they just have an office in Rome. It is a possibility that they are referring to your waiver being processed. I would call the DOS hotline and ask them for status. If you let them know that you know there is a waiver they will give you more info. The DOS operator told me that she wasn't allowed to mention the waiver unless I mentioned it first. The DOS will be able to tell you if there is a notation that the Consulate/Embassy is waiting for waiver approval. That is all they will tell you in that circumstance.

Good luck :-)

Edited by emt103c, 02 May 2008 - 07:03 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 07:30 AM

i called state dept and they also told me that nothing apears on their screen that can relate to AP. the operator also told me that it can "mean" that AP is over also they said that my waiver is with DHS they didnt tell me for wat purpose: processing or wat? i asked since when its with DHS and the date they told me is same when i submitted wavier. That was last week and the next day i emailed embassy and they replied that my case is pending for AP so i am confused who is telling me the truth. i replied back and asked the reasons for AP to which they relplied sayi8gn that my case is forwarded to USCIS for further processing. can you gimme DOS no. plz. will appreciate any other adivice. and suggestions ... thanx alot
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:36 AM

QUOTE (newdanny @ May 2 2008, 08:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i called state dept and they also told me that nothing apears on their screen that can relate to AP. the operator also told me that it can "mean" that AP is over also they said that my waiver is with DHS they didnt tell me for wat purpose: processing or wat? i asked since when its with DHS and the date they told me is same when i submitted wavier. That was last week and the next day i emailed embassy and they replied that my case is pending for AP so i am confused who is telling me the truth. i replied back and asked the reasons for AP to which they relplied sayi8gn that my case is forwarded to USCIS for further processing. can you gimme DOS no. plz. will appreciate any other adivice. and suggestions ... thanx alot


For the embassy, AP is any processing that must be done before the visa is issued (whether we like the double usage of the terminology or not.)

If the state dept says no AP, then you are out of AP. USCIS/DHS double for the same name (another thing that bothers me) when processing waivers.

From what you have said, you are out of AP and now waiting for the waiver to be processed.

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