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

Our interview was on June 2, when we were told that everything is OK as far as they were concerned but needed to do additional processing (Kuwait) (A/P) We received an email from the embassy today stating they wanted documentation of travel outside of Kuwait or Jordan(my husbands home country). Neither of us have traveled to any other countries other than these 2. My question...does this mean that our files are pretty much out of A/P now? pending this last bit of information? Thanks for any input! I will follow up with a call to DOS this week of course.

Izzat and Eliza

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Hi there,

I am sorry you are in this mess, especially being from the Middle East region and having to face AP. There could be two sides to this, first that they indeed did not need to do any background checks because your husband's name check came out clear and they only need the travel history. The second, and more unwanted thing is that they need his travel history to first be verified and then they will start the background checks, which can take months to years for that region depending on how popular his name is. In our case, we went to India for our honeymoon and I a sure they checked this out, which prolonged the visa process, but this may have been done first or in the middle of AP and I do not know. I had written a letter with the packet 4 I believe, to the embassy saying where we had gone and how long so they did not need to ask me but if I had not said it and they asked me about any travel before starting AP, I would have thought that was all they needed. After 13 months of waiting, I was sure that was not the only thing they had checked, so it could be that in addition to security checks, they are now needing your husband's travel history. Either way, it should not be a problem if everything is cleared and generally name checks last 2-8 months on average. Just prepare yourself to wait for some time and hopefully you will not need to.

God bless and may your journey be speedy and well.


AP: Over 1 year.

Visa: Nov 2

US Entry: Nov 13, Alhamdulillah.


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