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Hi I had my interview in early December of 2015 and I was told by the CO that everything looked good but I'm going to be in administrative processing under 221g and it'll be for about a month. In February I was told they needed more document and I sent them in.

Has anyone been in the same situation and if it was approved how long did it take you? What's the longest time you've been on administrative processing?

I have a 2.5 year old daughter with my husband who he's only been able to see for 5 months of her entire life because of this visa situation.

My interview was at the London embassy and I'm still on administrative processing

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Hi I had my interview in early December of 2015 and I was told by the CO that everything looked good but I'm going to be in administrative processing under 221g and it'll be for about a month. In February I was told they needed more document and I sent them in.

Has anyone been in the same situation and if it was approved how long did it take you? What's the longest time you've been on administrative processing?

I have a 2.5 year old daughter with my husband who he's only been able to see for 5 months of her entire life because of this visa situation.

My interview was at the London embassy and I'm still on administrative processing

You need to call or email your embassy to find out what going on

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Hi I had my interview in early December of 2015 and I was told by the CO that everything looked good but I'm going to be in administrative processing under 221g and it'll be for about a month. In February I was told they needed more document and I sent them in.

Has anyone been in the same situation and if it was approved how long did it take you? What's the longest time you've been on administrative processing?

I have a 2.5 year old daughter with my husband who he's only been able to see for 5 months of her entire life because of this visa situation.

My interview was at the London embassy and I'm still on administrative processing

There is no maximum time for AP. Some people are in AP for years, and no one can really predict when your AP will finish. Just keep in contact with the embassy once every 90 days.

The longest I know of is AP that lasted 8 years (which is much longer than average).

Lots of people end up in AP and the larger majority of them go on top be approved.


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AP can last for years, as mentioned above, but it is rare to last as long as yours, especially in Europe. Are you a UK citizen, and born there? What sort of thing did the CO concentrate on at interview, and what documents were you asked to send in later?


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I am a UK citizen and born here too. My ethnicity is Pakistani. I was told that they would be doing a few background checks but my criminal record and everything is clean so why is it taking so long?

also the documents they asked for was the joint affidavit of support which I had already sent to the national visa centre and was already at the interview.

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I am a UK citizen and born here too. My ethnicity is Pakistani. I was told that they would be doing a few background checks but my criminal record and everything is clean so why is it taking so long?

also the documents they asked for was the joint affidavit of support which I had already sent to the national visa centre and was already at the interview.

If they get any kind of "hit" on your name in worldwide security databases, they have to do further research to rule you out as out that person. A common Pakistani name could present a long search. If enough information isn't available readily, they may even have to request somebody at a post in Pakistan to physically pull a file and report back. Or they might request a physical file sent to Lomdon. So then you would be waiting on on multiple people to do their part before they can resolve the issue. And it maybe could even be a close relative's name that draws scrutiny and they research that.


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