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Parents visa stuck in administrative processing for 3 years

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We are four siblings - all naturalized US citizens for over a decade. We're all well settled professionals with immaculate history here. My parents, residing in Pakistan, got a 5 year US tourist visa back in 2009. In 2015, they applied for Visa again and got an interview call at Islamabad Embassy within couple of weeks. Here's what happened next. 


1. At the interview they tried to scan the application form but they embassy staff weren't able to pull up their profile on the computers.

2. Embassy staff advised to go to facilitation center and fill out another application form so they could try scanning that.

3. My parents brought back a new form, but that failed to scan either. They were advised to come back another day.

4. Few days later my parents got back at the embassy, this time the embassy staff was able to pull up their profile, did the interview and told them they are approved and will get their visa in a week.

5. After several weeks my parents received their passports via courier and were surprised to find out that there was NO visa stamp on the passports.

6. They reached out to the embassy again and were told that Embassy will let them know when to resend their passports.

7. About 6 months later, they received notification from Embassy to send their passports again - which they did promptly.

8. Its been  a year and half now and Embassy is saying the application is in "administrative processing".

9. My dad last contact embassy in June this year and got a canned response saying that application is still in required administrative processing...


It seems like something got screwed up in their system the first time and that somehow flagged their visa application.  What should we do next? 

Edited by HighwayMan

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Your parents have 4 children who are USCs?  I doubt they will ever recieve another US visa unless it's an IR5 visa.  Their risk of staying is too great. 

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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