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Hey, I’m from Pakistan. And I just heard that Pakistan has been added to USA blacklist for religious freedom violations. It’s been more than year and I’m waiting for my visa which has applied under f2A by my husband who’s LPR. There’s going to be any issue in getting visa from Pakistan? So worried ! Please help. And other issue is that my husband’s green card has been expired month ago. Can he come to visit me? While applying for citizenship. What’s the process? 

TYI. 

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If your husband green card expired then he cannot sponsor you? He needs to renew it, you know?

 

Also F2A takes about 2 years.


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4 minutes ago, Roel said:

If your husband green card expired then he cannot sponsor you? He needs to renew it, you know?

 

Also F2A takes about 2 years.

Hey I didn’t know about this!! Omg, what should he do Rn? Apply for citizenship or renew his green card? My case is already halfway through the process. ☹️ it’s been more than one year and his green card wasn’t expired then .

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If he qualifies for citizenship he should probably file and then upgrade your petition to CR1 visa.

 


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29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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What is the " USA blacklist"?

 

EDIT:  I found some info, but I don't think it will affect immigrant visas.

 

Edited by missileman

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8 minutes ago, Roel said:

If he qualifies for citizenship he should probably file and then upgrade your petition to CR1 visa.

 

My PD is 30th June 2017. Is it safe to apply for citizenship at this point? Cuz if he won’t get citizenship by the time I need sponsorship, what are we supposed to do? We are blank Rn ☹️ thanks for helping me out! 

7 minutes ago, missileman said:

What is the " USA blacklist"?

 

They’re putting some countries to their black list under trump administration. 

Edited by Sal11

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21 minutes ago, Sal11 said:

Hey, I’m from Pakistan. And I just heard that Pakistan has been added to USA blacklist for religious freedom violations. It’s been more than year and I’m waiting for my visa which has applied under f2A by my husband who’s LPR. There’s going to be any issue in getting visa from Pakistan? So worried ! Please help. And other issue is that my husband’s green card has been expired month ago. Can he come to visit me? While applying for citizenship. What’s the process? 

TYI. 

I could be wrong but I don't believe the blacklist affects USA visas at all as China and some other countries are also on this list.  It differs from the banned countries list.   Pakistan is on the list because of the recent events concerning the christian woman and has to do with human rights.   

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Just now, Ahmed&Freda said:

I could be wrong but I don't believe the blacklist affects USA visas at all as China and some other countries are also on this list.  It differs from the banned countries list.   Pakistan is on the list because of the recent events concerning the christian woman and has to do with human rights.   

Thanks so much, you’ve been really helpful!! ❤️ 

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I don't think so Pakistan has been in blacklist under Trump Administration , If your husband has been PR from past 5 years he can apply for citizenship , I think your case has been under administrative process  which is can take a week to a month or a year depend on case level in embassy  I have been Admististrative process from 2008 to 2014 , 6 years been waiting for visa after that they issued my visa course every case is different so be patient and wait for embassy response u can send en inquire about your case to embassy once a while   only thing u can received email from embassy , I hope this information can help you tho whole process there is nobody cant tell you when your visa will be issued only embassy .  

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8 minutes ago, bestluck said:

I don't think so Pakistan has been in blacklist under Trump Administration , If your husband has been PR from past 5 years he can apply for citizenship , I think your case has been under administrative process  which is can take a week to a month or a year depend on case level in embassy  I have been Admististrative process from 2008 to 2014 , 6 years been waiting for visa after that they issued my visa course every case is different so be patient and wait for embassy response u can send en inquire about your case to embassy once a while   only thing u can received email from embassy , I hope this information can help you tho whole process there is nobody cant tell you when your visa will be issued only embassy .  

Ap is what you get after interview right? My interview is going to be happen next year. (According to sources) and he’s LPR since more than 10 years, and at this point where my interview is pending would this be okay to have a spouse with expired green card and citizenship in pending? Or should we go for a green card renewal. I’m praying they won’t put me through AP! 

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12 minutes ago, Sal11 said:

Ap is what you get after interview right? My interview is going to be happen next year. (According to sources) and he’s LPR since more than 10 years, and at this point where my interview is pending would this be okay to have a spouse with expired green card and citizenship in pending? Or should we go for a green card renewal. I’m praying they won’t put me through AP! 

I don't know I might be wrong but if i was you them i will go head renewal my green card and wait for my citizenship test before apply for spouse  visa ...AP is nightmare in Islamabad Embassy

 

Good luck and praying for you  

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29 minutes ago, bestluck said:

I don't know I might be wrong but if i was you them i will go head renewal my green card and wait for my citizenship test before apply for spouse  visa ...AP is nightmare in Islamabad Embassy

 

Good luck and praying for you  

Thanks for you kind words! And yes, I just don’t know what can I do to keep myself safe from this nightmare lol. I heard about it and almost everyone get into AP in Pakistan. I mean it’s an injustice! 

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it was added 

not a visa issue

 

 

https://scroll.in/latest/905374/us-blacklists-10-countries-including-china-and-pakistan-for-severe-religious-freedom-violations

 

black list sanctions against the country are described in following site by country

it is mostly financial 

 

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx

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