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Filed: Other Country: El Salvador
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This is my question:

So, I haven't heard anything about the status of my husband's case for quite a long time. Actually we haven't heard anything since his interviews at the US embassy in El Salvador last May (2010). Very soon after (in June 2010) we turned in his I601. I tried to be patient, but then called and asked our lawyer for an update. She said she called the embassy and was told his case had been transferred in June of 2010 to the Dept of Homeland Security. What?! What does this mean? Is this bad? According to the embassy site they are processing applications submitted prior to April 2010. We're getting closer, but I'm getting really nervous? Is there anyone out there with a similar situation to ours?

PS--I know I have to update my timeline if I want good feedback, I just don't know that I've kept as good a track on the info as I should have.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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This is my question:

So, I haven't heard anything about the status of my husband's case for quite a long time. Actually we haven't heard anything since his interviews at the US embassy in El Salvador last May (2010). Very soon after (in June 2010) we turned in his I601. I tried to be patient, but then called and asked our lawyer for an update. She said she called the embassy and was told his case had been transferred in June of 2010 to the Dept of Homeland Security. What?! What does this mean? Is this bad? According to the embassy site they are processing applications submitted prior to April 2010. We're getting closer, but I'm getting really nervous? Is there anyone out there with a similar situation to ours?

PS--I know I have to update my timeline if I want good feedback, I just don't know that I've kept as good a track on the info as I should have.

USCIS is "department of homeland security" the application is where it should be.

I would though send an email to the USCIS office in El Salvador to confirm they have your application. If its been a year since you filed you might want to supplement your evidence as well.

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USCIS is "department of homeland security" the application is where it should be.

I would though send an email to the USCIS office in El Salvador to confirm they have your application. If its been a year since you filed you might want to supplement your evidence as well.

DHS is who processes the waiver and gives the decision. Usually ES puts applicants in AP (administrative processing) after submitting the waiver....this usually takes two months and then its sent to DHS who then adjudicates the waiver. Not sure if you have received a decision but they seem to be going a lot faster these days.


08/08/08 Married

11/22/11 Interview in San Salvador

11/29/11 Submitted I-601 waiver

04/16/12 Submitted expedite request

04/18/12 Expedite request approved

05/17/12 I-601 waiver approved

05/27/12 DH enters US as LPR

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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DHS is who processes the waiver and gives the decision. Usually ES puts applicants in AP (administrative processing) after submitting the waiver....this usually takes two months and then its sent to DHS who then adjudicates the waiver. Not sure if you have received a decision but they seem to be going a lot faster these days.

For clarity.. DHS is Department of Homeland Security which is an umbrella organization for the various institutions that used to be independent

entities. USCIS is the division within DHS that adjudicates the waiver. El Sal is notoriously slow. You should email them at and just verify your case is in fact in the que. Not sure if El Salvador publishes a list that is posted on the Embassy website with case status, you should check to find out.

You might be able to "track it" somehow that way.

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