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Issued 221(g) during K1 interview

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Had my K1 interview today in Vancouver. Everything went well except for the fact that my Australian police clearance certificate was from 2013. I didn't think this would be an issue as I haven't been there since that time but they wanted an updated one.
I was issued a paper saying:

AUTHORIZATION TO RETURN TO THE NONIMMIGRANT VISA UNIT FOR K1 VISA APPLICANTS

The office is unable to make a final decision on your visa application at this time, as we require additional information. Under 221(g) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a consular officer may not issue a visa to any applicant whose eligibility has not been clearly established. Further Action on your case has been suspended pending the receipt and review of the additional documentation below.

1. Passport
2. Police clearance certificate Australia


(followed by instructions on how to send them)

I naturally feel really upset but not too stressed as our wedding plans are still not for a few months now.
However I am worried as I have plans to visit Australia (I have family there) one last time in February before getting married and starting my life in the United States.

I don't think it's possible to receive my police certificate and send it to the consulate in time to also receive my passport back in time for my trip. I'm thinking of sending it all off to them when I return first week of March, however I'm obviously worried about it taking so long to send my police certificate to them.

I guess I wanted to ask if anyone else has received a notice like this upon their interview and if it took them a while to send off the documentation required? Will the longer it takes to send off said documentation jeopardize my visa?

Does it take longer processing times to get your visa and passport if you have been given this type of form? I want to be able to move in with my fiance/enter the United States a month upon returning from my trip.



Thankyou,

Any further insight into this form would also be greatly appreciated :)

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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