I recently found out that my husband is still in security checks. I don't know why they would ask us to submit fresh documents if they were not ready to issue the visa. It really got my hopes up and now I'm feeling down again because I've been doing some research and my understanding is that it could take 3-9 months to get security checks cleared. I think they never worked on our case until January, when they picked up the file to work on and realized that everything was expired.
American government has no heart at all. They cant see thousands of us struggling. I cry day and night because I don't know when I'll get my happy every after. How is that fair? if my husband wasn't a Muslim and had different facial features he would've been here a long time ago. This is a slap in the face. American government telling us that we are inferior and don't deserve to be happy.
The sad thing is I didn't know about ap before we got married because the media never talks about. It's brushed under the rug. Had we known this process was this lengthy and painful we would've made arrangements to live else where. the media only talks about how horrible Muslims are but never talks about the ###### we are put through because someone else committed a crime.
Surely you can try to understand that certain countries are hot spots and potential immigrants need to be well checked. It has nothing to do with
having "different facial features." The American government is not telling you that you are inferior. Please get a grip !
The "someone else" who commit crimes are in those hot spots and understandably the US considers Pakistan a hot spot.
Your country is not the only one.
My fiance was in AP for 16 months and then was denied and he is not Pakistani and he is not a muslim.
So count yourself lucky if you get approved after 3-9 months.
As for us...we have to start all over again.
So please get some perspective.
I-129F Sent : 2014-03-31
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-04
NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.
Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.
Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014
Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.
Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.
US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014
Marriage : Dec 27, 2014
AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority
Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox
NOA1 (3x) : May 22, 2015
Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015
RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.
RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.
UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.
Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.
UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !
Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.
I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015
EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015
EAD/AP combo card received : Aug 31, 2015
Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy
*Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
*Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
*Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18
*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016
AOS Interview September 21, 2016.
Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).
Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2017
Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!
EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016
Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.
Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 80 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles, waiting for approval.
First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.