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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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So, I emailed Islamabad Thursday. I was wondering if any of you have emailed Islamabad and how long it took them to email you back. I dont want to seem like Im bothering them, but I would like to get the gears rolling asap.


Our Journey

Met: 02/25/2010

Married: 08/12/2010

I-130 sent: 02/11/2011

NOA1: 02/14/2011

Request for expedite: 02/24/2011

NOA2-I-130 APPROVED!: 03/16/2011

Interview date: 7/7/2011

Visa in Hand!!!! 09/21/2011

POE JFK 09/24/2011

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So, I emailed Islamabad Thursday. I was wondering if any of you have emailed Islamabad and how long it took them to email you back. I dont want to seem like Im bothering them, but I would like to get the gears rolling asap.

They replied to my first and second emails about addys docs about a day later each time.


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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I figured id give them today and if i dont get a reply by the time they close, i email them again. i just want to effectively create a sense of urgency without being rude.


Our Journey

Met: 02/25/2010

Married: 08/12/2010

I-130 sent: 02/11/2011

NOA1: 02/14/2011

Request for expedite: 02/24/2011

NOA2-I-130 APPROVED!: 03/16/2011

Interview date: 7/7/2011

Visa in Hand!!!! 09/21/2011

POE JFK 09/24/2011

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I figured id give them today and if i dont get a reply by the time they close, i email them again. i just want to effectively create a sense of urgency without being rude.

exactly...they aren't well known for answering the phone or emails very quickly.... I usually saw an email by the time i got up in the mornings. Im sure they will reply soon.


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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AoA,

I have been trying to get an update on my case from Islamabad Embassy but they keep telling me that their lines are down and asking me to call back next day. I also sent them a couple of emails but all I got back was their 'general FAQs', nothing specific to my case inquiry. Has anyone else tried to contact the Immigrant Visa Unit and had any luck? Is there any other way to get an update from them?

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there is a diff email address u need to use ill msg u when i get home what that address is they should reply in a day or two after


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Eabaas may I get that email too please? Our petition has just been forwarded to the embassy yesterday from NVC. I would also like to know what we should put on the subject line. Thanks =)

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PakIVQuery@state.gov

Use this email address the other one doesnt get read by anybody and shoots out a standard info email back

You should always include your case number in the subject line and the issue you are having

Also include in the body of the email

case number

petitioner name and DOB

beneficiary name and DOB

I also included our interview date as well

then ask your questions or give your concerns and they should reply in a day or two.


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Thank you!!

I too have taken note of that email address, thank you for posting it.

How is every doing? Are ALL couples from Pakistan getting AP??

We are still waiting on our NOA2 and I am feared about this AP issue. I just contacted our congressman's office and asked them to inquire about our case, inshallah we will hear something next week.

I have been reading up on all the Pakistani couples here

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=a&op2=d&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28&op6=All&op7=Pakistan&dfile=No

Wish all of us "Pakistani" couples had our own page to post on so we could keep each other updated.

Wishing everyone all the best and inshallah you all get your visa soooo sooon

Allah Hafiz


Your I-130 was approved in 293 Days
04/18/2011 Sent in I-130
04/28/2011 NOA 1 Received in the Mail
11/10/2011 Received a REF **Must prove Bona Fide Marital Relationship**
01/03/2012 Sent REF documentation to California Service Center 2079 pages sent to USCIS
01/05/2012 UPDATED CASE STATUS...On January 5, 2012, we received your response to our request for evidence.
02/07/2012 NOA2 I-130 APPROVED

Embassy
06/27/2012 Interview Date
05/12/2012 Medical done in Lahore
06/272012 DENIED AT THE INTERVIEW 212(A)(5a) ***this code is incorrect*** We have no idea why they denied the visa!

APPEAL PROCESS
08/29/2012 File received back at NVC Embassy and forwarded to CSC
09/10/2012 Received a NOA 1 & Text Message that file was sent to California Service Center where they will make a decision on our case.

05/29/2013 Reaffirmed by USCIS without any appeal process

Embassy

07/02/2013 The Embassy called my husband for packet 3.

07/11/2013 My husband sent in packed 3

07/17/2013 Embassy refused our case yet again without an Interview and set our file back to NVC

07/20/2013 NVC returned out file to USCIS

09/29/2013 To date USCIS has not entered our case back into the system and no one knows where it is!



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I too have taken note of that email address, thank you for posting it.

How is every doing? Are ALL couples from Pakistan getting AP??

We are still waiting on our NOA2 and I am feared about this AP issue. I just contacted our congressman's office and asked them to inquire about our case, inshallah we will hear something next week.

I have been reading up on all the Pakistani couples here

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=a&op2=d&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28&op6=All&op7=Pakistan&dfile=No

Wish all of us "Pakistani" couples had our own page to post on so we could keep each other updated.

Wishing everyone all the best and inshallah you all get your visa soooo sooon

Allah Hafiz

Not all couples getting AP if you go to that link and click on enable advanced mode just above on the right of the timelines you will see when their interview was and if they recieved visa yet. Some have within days, weeks and some havent for months. You can also do a timeline search after you click enable advanced mode and put in jan of 2011 for the interview date leaving evthing else blank and you will see just those for this year.

Good luck and really it wont take but maybe up to a year.. for MOST cases...Inshallah


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Thanks a lot for sharing the Embassy's email address. I sent them an email and included all information you recommended below. I wish you good luck with your process.

PakIVQuery@state.gov

Use this email address the other one doesnt get read by anybody and shoots out a standard info email back

You should always include your case number in the subject line and the issue you are having

Also include in the body of the email

case number

petitioner name and DOB

beneficiary name and DOB

I also included our interview date as well

then ask your questions or give your concerns and they should reply in a day or two.

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Thanks a lot for sharing the Embassy's email address. I sent them an email and included all information you recommended below. I wish you good luck with your process.

Any luck with your AP? We still get the pending no updates info from DOS... emailed embassy myself just the other day and to date no reply...

This is really difficult... :(


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Nothing yet. I called them a few times and they just told me that they have received my document and it's being reviewed. I don't know how long it'll take to finally get this journey over. I think it's just a matter of them picking up our file, confirmring they now have all the documents and simply sending the passport with the visa. It may not make any difference but I was wondering if your husband could make an appointment with the embassy and talk to them in person. I know it's been a long time since he had his interview.

Any luck with your AP? We still get the pending no updates info from DOS... emailed embassy myself just the other day and to date no reply...

This is really difficult... :(

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Nothing yet. I called them a few times and they just told me that they have received my document and it's being reviewed. I don't know how long it'll take to finally get this journey over. I think it's just a matter of them picking up our file, confirmring they now have all the documents and simply sending the passport with the visa. It may not make any difference but I was wondering if your husband could make an appointment with the embassy and talk to them in person. I know it's been a long time since he had his interview.

Wish it was that easy but im sure they wont do that.. we just have to endure this ap.... but i know its bcos im american/white and older so it raised red flags but we were able to overcome them so we just have to wait the last of the background checks but who knows how many they put him thru..cos they obviously wont say...hopefully they will review your docs soon and you will see the visa...


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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