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Never a CCP member but was put into 221g and CCP administrative processing

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Hi all, 

 

I am newly registered but have been reading the post for quite some time and it has been very helpful.  My story goes as follow:
 
I had my Eb-2 visa interview at Guangzhou Consulate around mid October 2018.  I told the VO that I currently work for a state-owned employer in China but have never been a CCP (China Communist Party) member.  At the end of interview I was issued a green slip "final processing letter".  It said the visa has been preliminary approved, but I need to submit additional information regarding to my current employer. 
 
I submitted relevant info accordingly.  A few days after my submission, the Consulate emailed me with a new white 221 (g) sheet says “SAO Sheet-D”, requesting a statement re CCP and a detailed resume, for “Administrative Processing”.  I was confused because I have never been a CCP member, and I promptly submitted the requested information which clearly stated so.  Unfortunately there was no further development on my case since then, except for a couple of case status "last update date" change about 2 weeks ago.  Today the case status still remains as “Administrative Processing”.  The passport is still with the Consulate since interview.
 
Later I learned that SAO stands for "Security Advisory Opinion", and many people who were previous CCP members have been requested similar information and gone through the process which takes extensive time.  In my case there is a key difference however: I have never been a CCP member at all.  I thought maybe it has to do with my current employer which is state-owned, but my affiliation is solely because of employment, and it should not be a ground for inadmissibility.  Therefore I’ve got a feeling that this might be a mistake.  
 
I wrote to the Consulate, to the Department of State and asked my district congressional representative to explain my situation and for further help.  All inquiries were eventually directed to the Consulate (or it's IV unit) and the response were all like: "...case is currently under AP in accordance with Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.... AP often lasts several months, but in some instances it can take significantly longer".  No case specific discussions were shared.
 
It has been more than four months since the interview and I really don't know what to do at this point.  I would appreciate if anyone could share any similar experience, resource to go to or advise on what I should do.  Thanks in advance!

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You can bet that they are investigating your connection (or lack thereof) with the Communist Party.

 

On 3/19/2019 at 1:47 PM, BeforeHams said:

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SAO stands for "Security Advisory Opinion"

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my affiliation is solely because of employment


Here you seem to say that there IS a connection.

You have NOT been declared inadmissable.


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44 minutes ago, RandyW said:

Here you seem to say that there IS a connection.

You have NOT been declared inadmissable.

Thanks RandyW for your response. 

 

Maybe "affiliation" is a strong word but I meant to say I am connected with a state-owned employer just because of employment, however as a fact I have never been a member of CCP.  I thought only membership is what they would scrutinize.

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11 hours ago, BeforeHams said:

Thanks RandyW for your response. 

 

Maybe "affiliation" is a strong word but I meant to say I am connected with a state-owned employer just because of employment, however as a fact I have never been a member of CCP.  I thought only membership is what they would scrutinize.

 

 

They are scrutinizing your employment with the SOE. "AP often lasts several months, but in some instances it can take significantly longer". That is likely all you'll hear.


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玉林,桂 resident
Feb 23, 2005 ........ Mailed I-129F to TSC . . . . . . . . .March 8th ............. P1 from CSC
April 11 ................. P2 from CSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25 ................ NVC sends packet to GUZ
June 22 ................ P3 received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 22 ................. PASSED Interview
Dec 2 ................... Made it! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 16 .................. Married
May 23, 2006 ..... TDL, EAD, AP received. . . . . . . . . June 16, 2006 ........ AOS interview - wait for FBI bkgrnd check
Apr 19, 2007 .... EAD # 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 7, 2008 ......... 10-year green card
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - K2 (son) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 ..................... AOS/EAD filed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 17 ................... 21st birthday
Jan 4, 2007 .......... transferred to CSC . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 6, 2007 ............ transferred to MSC
Feb 23 .................... EAD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Apr 16 .................... AOS denied (over 21)
Jul 26 .................... Master Calendar hearing . . . . . . Nov 15 ...................... Removal hearing
Jan 29, 2008 ........ Voluntary departure[/size][/font]

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