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Pending background checks at NBC for almost 10mo

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Title says it all. I was under the impression that the background/security/name check portions went pretty quickly and we were just waiting to come up on an interview date for the local office. Infopass today says the above, NBC said we are waiting on background stuff for my husband. We filed late March 2016, got an RFE for birth cert/translation as well as his i94s, received early May 2016.....nothing since. Got advised on when to renew his EAD by if we haven't gotten a notice for interview, which is in about 6wk.

Is this a normal timeframe to still be waiting on background results?? It feels really long and drawn out. Any ideas what could cause this. His nationality?The fact I petitioned for my ex-husband in like 2007-08? (It was legit by the way, we even had a few kids before splitting) Or just sad luck of the draw?

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I wouldn't say frequently, but it isn't unprecedented.

It mostly affects younger males from MENA countries or who have lived in them previously.

I have seen a couple of people from Pakistan who waited years for their AP to be concluded.

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I wouldn't say frequently, but it isn't unprecedented.

It mostly affects younger males from MENA countries or who have lived in them previously.

I have seen a couple of people from Pakistan who waited years for their AP to be concluded.

Younger MENA male....winner winner. I guess I should be thankful that he is here adjusting and can renew his EAD rather than being stuck apart in AP/checks. Is there anything at all we can do to move the process at all? Congressional inquiry help in any way?

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you are very fortunate that you are doing AOS and together. Search around for embassy/consulate postings from there. People sit in AP for--ever! And then are denied for petty things and bounced around for years... Its different when you do AOS. You wont get bounced for petty stuff but you still have to wait for the same long checks.

The only upside I can offer you is if the time comes for his GC to be issued (like approved by the officer and sent to the printer) and youve been married for more then 2yrs at that point you'll get the 10yr card and no ROC!! otherwise it really sucks to wait and wait and finally get the 2yr card a few months before your 2yr anniversary and then have to wait another 2 yrs from that point to ROC.

And no- nothing you can do. No one can make it go faster. The officer sends it out for checks and cant touch it until it comes back. If you ask the congressperson they will simply ask the officer whats up and they'll be like not much just waiting for it to come back.. Just a waste of time for everyone involved.

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There is absolutely nothing you can do to accelerate the process; it will take as long as it takes.

And yes, at least he is here and able to work and travel, which are distinct pluses.

You could certainly file a congressional enquiry, though most likely they would give you a generic reply similar to "your case is currently undergoing necessary security and background checks".

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There is absolutely nothing you can do to accelerate the process; it will take as long as it takes.

And yes, at least he is here and able to work and travel, which are distinct pluses.

You could certainly file a congressional enquiry, though most likely they would give you a generic reply similar to "your case is currently undergoing necessary security and background checks".

Thanks for clearing that up. I won't even bother with any other gov't offices in that case, just ride this out and drink more wine :P

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you are very fortunate that you are doing AOS and together. Search around for embassy/consulate postings from there. People sit in AP for--ever! And then are denied for petty things and bounced around for years... Its different when you do AOS. You wont get bounced for petty stuff but you still have to wait for the same long checks.

The only upside I can offer you is if the time comes for his GC to be issued (like approved by the officer and sent to the printer) and youve been married for more then 2yrs at that point you'll get the 10yr card and no ROC!! otherwise it really sucks to wait and wait and finally get the 2yr card a few months before your 2yr anniversary and then have to wait another 2 yrs from that point to ROC.

And no- nothing you can do. No one can make it go faster. The officer sends it out for checks and cant touch it until it comes back. If you ask the congressperson they will simply ask the officer whats up and they'll be like not much just waiting for it to come back.. Just a waste of time for everyone involved.

We just passed out 2yr anniversary a few weeks ago. We had to file the i130 alone and wait on approval (Dec. 2015) because my husband got put into removal shortly after we got married. That is all taken care of and was terminated without prejudice so we could normal file with USCIS, and even though our lawyer says it will have no bearing on our case I also wonder if this is making the background checks go deeper as well.

I'm aware Casablanca is like a black hole for AP, delays, denials and overall heartbreak for so many couples :(

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When my hubby applied for his Removal of Conditions, he got stuck in security checks. It was almost 1year exactly from when USCIS received his application to when he received his card. Several calls all just to be told "security checks". Hang in there, you'll get there.

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