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I am from Pakistan/male and married to a USC my case is pending for administrative processing more then ten months now, my wife is in US, she contacted her senator's office and then they contacted the US embassy in Islamabad regarding my case. the embassy replied that this is pending for security clearence. well i personally feel like they are not really working on my case because their are alot od case of different types and i need to contact the someone( embassy, DoS, FBI, or USCIS) but i don't know from should i start.

i got this number 202-663-1225 of dhs for the status check is that true

if yes what are the points i should ask them ???

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan


You have the correct information on DOS and suggest that your wife calls them bi weekly and keeps a phone log of the calls. Each call will them be logged and it shows that someone is actively checking the status of your case. No one can expedite the AP and without knowing too much information on your case name checks (especially common like Mohammad (any variation), Iqbal and Ali usually have to be manually checked when they have a name hit in one of the many data bases.

When a senator/congressman gets involved all they do is inquire to why it is taking so long? They cannot get the visa issued any sooner and in some cases when they inquire the embassy will no longer talk to you about your case and sends all information to their office.

This is from an FBI memo on name checks. http://www.fbi.gov/

How can I have my name check expedited?

The FBI tries to process its oldest name checks first. Customer agencies will occasionally request expedited handling of specific name checks. Criteria used to determine which name checks receive expedited handling are internal matters of each customer agency. The FBI does request that the number of expedited cases be kept to a minimum in fairness to the other pending name check requests. Because each customer agency determines which name checks are expedited, contacting Congressional representatives, the FBI's Office of Congressional Affairs, or the NNCP will only further tie up vital resources and will not contribute to the expediting of a name check.

Does contacting my Congressional representative expedite my name check?

No, the customer agency determines expedited handling. The FBI's policy is to be responsive to our customer's needs given the limits of our resources. Re-prioritization from multiple sources would convolute the customer agency's ability to manage their priority cases.

But remember too that the FBI is only one of the many agencies that does handle the name checks.

Good luck!

Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
MARY are they available from 8-5 business hours EST am i right or....

yes they are from 830-5 i believe and call, tell them how long u have been waiting, and see if they can tell u what the update is, or if ur in ap or not..

hope this helps...

10-12-07 -mailed i130 to VSC

10-16-07- received by VSC

1-11-08- i130 NOA1

2-24-08-view case online

4-19-08- i130 NOA2

4-24-08- NOA2 hardcopy received



5-05-08- DS3032 AND AOS fee bill was generated today

5-05-08- paid AOS fee bill $70 online

5-07-08- AOS FEE now says PAID online, can print cover sht.

5-07-08*cald NVC and msg says AOS $recvd

5-12-08-DS3032 EMAIL Accepted

5-13-08*cald NVC and msg now says DS3032 choice of agent has been received.

5-13-08-mailed AOS i864 packet w/printed cover sheet from online payment (certified mail- priority)

5-15-08-AOS packet received by NVC

5-18-08 iv FEE bill invoiced

5-18-08 iv fee $400 paid online

5-20-08-iv fee cleared, able to print covr shet online

5-21-08-mailed DS230 packet to NVC via priority mail

5-29-08 aos ACCEPTED

5-29-08- DS 230 entered in system

6-3-08-cse cmplte.

6-11-08 case left NVC to chennai via DHL

6-16-08 case reached chennai

7-2-08 appt letter received by beneficiary

7-4-08 medical done in chennai

7-28-08 interview- AP for 4-6 weeks (awaiting name chk clearance-told by chenai operator)

8-20-08 chennai forwarded file to DOS- according to inquiry from congressmans office

(also confirmed by DOS)

8-28-08 file reached DOS- told by operator

9-2-08- last update to case,told by DOS

12-12-08 emailed chennai embassy asking status of our case, and got email to send passport..

12-15-08 submitted passport to vfs

12-19-08 VISA ISSUED! in hand!

12-25-08 hubbys arrival! smooth POE!

1-16-09 green card arrives

1-27-09 SSN card in mail

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Turkey

ybutt20--there are a lot of people here on this Forum who have been suffering from Islamabad with AP. The DOS can be frustrating to call, so take the call with a grain of salt. Note to Forum--can we add his information to our AP tracking guide?

Visa Journey:

Marriage: July 6, 2007

I-130 Sent: August 7, 2007

NOA1: September 24, 2007

I-129F Sent: September 25, 2007

NOA1: October 9, 2007

NOA2: March 7, 2008

Packet 3: March 28, 2008

Interview: June 24, 2008

AP: June 24, 2008

10 months in AP--will this ever end?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

I found it helpful to get an elected rep involved as well. It does not serve necessarily to speed things up, but it does make them take notice of your case. It was very calming for me during my hubby's 7 months of Pakistani AP. . .



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