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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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Some of you know-I have been waiting to hear from VSC about my k-1 petition which is waiting in limbo. I got a letter from them yesterday telling me that they can not move forward on my case because the "required investigation into your background remains". It says that if I do not hear from them in 6 MONTHS I can call back.

I am obviously upset, I was just wondering if this is a standard letter that they send? Does anyone think it will really be 6 months to my noa2? Neither my fiance or I have any kind of "record", so as you can imagine we are heartbroken by this latest news. It appears to be some kind of "random" thing here. I just can't believe it happened to us. Can't stop crying :(

Any thoughts???

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
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Aww Irish I can feel for you. I can tell you that they cannot give you any type of time limit. Your checks here in the states means something came up in one of the data bases, job, or education can play a part in this. I can only tell you to try and give it some time and hopefully it will pass fastly. If you look at my timeline below I am married and it took her 6 months to get to the embassy and then 6 months to get an interview and now we are in administrative processing. They have not run any security checks on our end right now and they are secretative and will not tell us why we are on hold. Pray for patience and understanding and only look at this process one day at a time. If I look further out I get depressed. I will continue to pray for you and do not give up, this is just a hurdle others may not have to endure. (F)

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((HUGS)) Irish

Sorry they are still keeping you guys on 'hold'..I dont have any advice other than we are hoping for a speedy resolution for you


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Czech Republic
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Im really sorry to hear that, this is not fair that it is taking such a long time :crying: I hope that you will hear from them sooner than in 6 months........

Good luck!


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09-29-2006 getting married

10-20-2006 send AOS + EAD

10-26-2006 NOA

11-01-2006 touch AOS

11-14-2006 biometric appt.

11-03-2006 email from CRIS about RFE

11-27-2006 RFE sent back

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12-12-2006 touch AOS

12-13-2006 touch AOS

12-26-2006 letter about AOS Interview date

01-25-2007 AOS touched

01-28-2007 email from CRIS EAD approved, card is being issued

01-28-2007 AOS touched

02-01-2007 recieved EAD card in mail :-)

02-06-2007 Interview, not approved FBI name check pending

02-08-2007 touch

03-20-2007 email from CRIS: Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident

03-21-2007 touch

03-23-2007 email from CRIS: card production ordered

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03-30-2007 Welcome to the United states of america letter received

03-31-2007 Green card received (for 2 years)

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Some of you know-I have been waiting to hear from VSC about my k-1 petition which is waiting in limbo. I got a letter from them yesterday telling me that they can not move forward on my case because the "required investigation into your background remains". It says that if I do not hear from them in 6 MONTHS I can call back.

I am obviously upset, I was just wondering if this is a standard letter that they send? Does anyone think it will really be 6 months to my noa2? Neither my fiance or I have any kind of "record", so as you can imagine we are heartbroken by this latest news. It appears to be some kind of "random" thing here. I just can't believe it happened to us. Can't stop crying :(

Any thoughts???

While any delay is disappointing, you should continue to draw encouragement that your process is indeed moving along. There is no way of knowing exactly how long any petition will take for approval, because each and every one is unique. Be aware that delays are rarely a random event, but usually occur because of a "hit" during the IBIS check. Each time a hit occurs it must be verified by a human, whether or not the hit actually belongs to the petitioner or beneficiary. Sometimes there are false hits, other times they are legit. Whatever the case, the hit must be verified. Hits occur for a variety of reasons, but usually stem from previous encounters with US law enforcement, or immigration. After a hit is verified that it belongs to the petitioner or beneficiary, it must be adjudicated as to whether the hit is significant. If the USC is wanted by US law enforcement, they will likely be picked up. If the beneficiary has a history of negative dealing with US law enforcement, or immigration, it must be determined whether that dealing is an excludable event, or whether to allow additional evidence to overcome, via the I-601, or other document.

Bottom line, is that there is often nothing to worry about, certainly not until you hear more. You will find there is little that you can do at this point, but it's also very unlikely that you will have to wait long before your petition completes the required security / background check and is approved.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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*hugs*

I also will be praying for a speedy resolution. Don't give up! You have wonderful support here on VJ!

Blessings,

Lynne


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I'm so sorry to hear this. :( Hoping everything gets cleared up quickly.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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Some of you know-I have been waiting to hear from VSC about my k-1 petition which is waiting in limbo. I got a letter from them yesterday telling me that they can not move forward on my case because the "required investigation into your background remains". It says that if I do not hear from them in 6 MONTHS I can call back.

I am obviously upset, I was just wondering if this is a standard letter that they send? Does anyone think it will really be 6 months to my noa2? Neither my fiance or I have any kind of "record", so as you can imagine we are heartbroken by this latest news. It appears to be some kind of "random" thing here. I just can't believe it happened to us. Can't stop crying :(

Any thoughts???

While any delay is disappointing, you should continue to draw encouragement that your process is indeed moving along. There is no way of knowing exactly how long any petition will take for approval, because each and every one is unique. Be aware that delays are rarely a random event, but usually occur because of a "hit" during the IBIS check. Each time a hit occurs it must be verified by a human, whether or not the hit actually belongs to the petitioner or beneficiary. Sometimes there are false hits, other times they are legit. Whatever the case, the hit must be verified. Hits occur for a variety of reasons, but usually stem from previous encounters with US law enforcement, or immigration. After a hit is verified that it belongs to the petitioner or beneficiary, it must be adjudicated as to whether the hit is significant. If the USC is wanted by US law enforcement, they will likely be picked up. If the beneficiary has a history of negative dealing with US law enforcement, or immigration, it must be determined whether that dealing is an excludable event, or whether to allow additional evidence to overcome, via the I-601, or other document.

Bottom line, is that there is often nothing to worry about, certainly not until you hear more. You will find there is little that you can do at this point, but it's also very unlikely that you will have to wait long before your petition completes the required security / background check and is approved.

Thanks-I am assuming this is because of the fact that my fiance was denied entry here in philly last March(he had overstayed on the vwp by 2 days-bought a ticket for 10/26-1/26 not realizing it wasn't 90 days exactly a genuine oversight) anyway-if that IS what's holding us up I am sure once they investiagte-they will see that everything is ok. He was told by the US Embassy in Dublin, that he will not need to file the waiver b/c it was only a 2 day overstay. He was also told that there is no "ban" placed on him.

I just can't believe it happened to us. I pray that they don't sit on this for 6 months, a quick look into our records would show that we have a very boring past. I pray we hear something soon. I miss him so badly-my head is wrecked :( I can't even bring myself to tell him this news.


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Dublin told him he won't have to file a waiver for an overstay? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........personally I would not bank on that.

I've kept up with you some irish, but don't remember you posting that before about his overstay - sorry if I have missed that.

You might want to read up in the waiver forums and/or pm some of the 'waiver' veterans in order to confirm or deny what Dublin has told you.

Not trying to scare you - but it's better to get prepared now if something else will need done.

*poop just re-read this a bit further - did he actually overstay or they turned him back because of a mistake with airline ticket? If all he did was get turned back of course you won't need a waiver - my bad.*

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Dublin told him he won't have to file a waiver for an overstay? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........personally I would not bank on that.

I've kept up with you some irish, but don't remember you posting that before about his overstay - sorry if I have missed that.

You might want to read up in the waiver forums and/or pm some of the 'waiver' veterans in order to confirm or deny what Dublin has told you.

Not trying to scare you - but it's better to get prepared now if something else will need done.

*poop just re-read this a bit further - did he actually overstay or they turned him back because of a mistake with airline ticket? If all he did was get turned back of course you won't need a waiver - my bad.*

He had bought his ticket for 10/26/04 to 1/26/05...........well his Mother did but anyway-we did not count the days-we thought ok three months-no problem. Well when he came back in March he was stopped by CBP officers, he told them he was here to see me-no big deal. They called me to ask if he was staying with me-"are you getting married?" those kinds of questions. Well at the time we were not planning on getting married so I told them no. They told him he was being denied entry because of his 2 day overstay on the vwp. They sent him out on the next flight. There is nothing stamped in his passport. He contacted a solicitor in Dublin & he wrote a letter to the US Embassy(Gavin was told he had a 5 year ban & it didn't seem right) so the embassy told him that he does NOT have a ban on him whatsoever, but he in ineligible to use the vwp in the future. I was under the impression that he would not need a waiver. Was I completely wrong? :angry:


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Irish I am so sorry to read of this, you've had such a long wait already, my fingers are crossed for you that this will be resloved very quickly.

Lots of hugs to you, keep your chin up (F):thumbs:


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So sorry to hear your news... hang in there... sooner or later it will sort itself out... hopefully sooner (F)


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July 3rd he flew to England to meet me

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It has been so long and so much has happened in between...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Sorry to hear this, that really sucks.


*January 24 2006 - mailed in I129-F petition

*January 25 2006 - I129-F received at CSC

*January 30 2006 - packet returned.....arggggggggg we forgot one signature!!

*January 31 2006 - sent I129-F back to the CSC, hope we did not forget anything else

*February 1 2006 - I129-F received at CSC again

*February 3 2006 - NOA1

*April 20 2006 - NOA2!!!!!

*April 24 2006 - Touched!

*May 15 2006 - NVC received petition today!

*May 17 2006 - Case left NVC today!!

*May 30 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Vancouver!

*May 30 2006 - Faxed back Packet 3!!

*June 6 2006 - Received packet 4!

*June 20 2006 - Medical in Saskatoon

*June 28 2006 - Interview in Vancouver!!

*June 28 2006 - GOT THE VISA!!!*June 30 2006 - Moving day!

*July 3 2006 - Home at last!!

*July 28 2006 - married!

*September 13 2006 - Mailed AOS/EAD package

*September 25 2006 - Received NOA for AOS/EAD

*October 6 2006 - Biometrics appointments

*October 10 2006 - Touched!

*October 19 2006 - Transferred to CSC!

*October 26 2006 - Received by CSC

*October 27 2006 - Touched

*October 28 2006 - Touched again

*October 31 2006 - Touched again

*November 2 2006 - Touched again

*November 3 2006- and another touch

*November 7 2006- touched

*November 7 2006 - My case approved, still waiting for kids!

*November 8 2006 - Touched my case again

*November 13 2006 - Greencard arrived...yeah I can work!

*November 14 2006 - Touched my case again

*January 2007 - RFE for kids Greencard.

*February 2007 - kids medical and sent in RFE

*February 2007 - Received kids greencards

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Dublin told him he won't have to file a waiver for an overstay? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........personally I would not bank on that.

I've kept up with you some irish, but don't remember you posting that before about his overstay - sorry if I have missed that.

You might want to read up in the waiver forums and/or pm some of the 'waiver' veterans in order to confirm or deny what Dublin has told you.

Not trying to scare you - but it's better to get prepared now if something else will need done.

*poop just re-read this a bit further - did he actually overstay or they turned him back because of a mistake with airline ticket? If all he did was get turned back of course you won't need a waiver - my bad.*

He had bought his ticket for 10/26/04 to 1/26/05...........well his Mother did but anyway-we did not count the days-we thought ok three months-no problem. Well when he came back in March he was stopped by CBP officers, he told them he was here to see me-no big deal. They called me to ask if he was staying with me-"are you getting married?" those kinds of questions. Well at the time we were not planning on getting married so I told them no. They told him he was being denied entry because of his 2 day overstay on the vwp. They sent him out on the next flight. There is nothing stamped in his passport. He contacted a solicitor in Dublin & he wrote a letter to the US Embassy(Gavin was told he had a 5 year ban & it didn't seem right) so the embassy told him that he does NOT have a ban on him whatsoever, but he in ineligible to use the vwp in the future. I was under the impression that he would not need a waiver. Was I completely wrong? :angry:

I have no idea, irish. I have just posted this question, though, in the 'UK Waiver Club' thread that exists in the Waivers forums.

Please don't take my word for it or let me upset you with this. Lets get you an answer first.

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