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Hi everyone,

I applied for my husband's immigration visa 2 years ago, he had his interview at the Islamabad Embassy in Pakistan on february 27th of 2018 and was put under administrative processing with a request of more pics for proof of relationship (they kept his passport). We mailed the pics 2 days after his interview and received a questionnaire a few days later in march which we filled out and emailed back right away. I asked for an update in may of 2018 after the 60 day mark and just got the admin processing message in their email response. I decided to wait and let them do their thing. A year goes by and the last status update is still from may 2018 when I made my inquiry. I email them again in march of 2019 and got the same admin processing message. His status update date was changed to reflect the new update after my inquiry. I emailed them again about 4 or 5 times since march of this year and now don't even receive an email response, but instead they just give me a response by updating the status date on the CEAC site with the same admin processing status. Recently on July 2nd there was an automatic update that said the case is expiring soon, I panicked and emailed them again, luckily they changed it back to admin processing on the 5th. The case status date only changes after I make an inquiry which tells me they aren't working on it unless I reach out to ask for an update, even then I assume its not a person updating but the system itself. Its been 14 months going on 15 soon, I know theres nothing anyone can do, but any advice based off your own experience or if there is something worth trying?? Im thinking about reaching out to my local congressman, but afraid I'll piss off the embassy by doing that. Any advice?

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Your Congressman cannot help.  Administrative Processing can not be waived or expedited......It's a very unfortunate situation, but there is no remedy other than patience.


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I agree, not much a congressperson or senator can do at this point.  Administrative processing is a pain, but it is what it is particularly in countries that are not entirely cooperative with records that might be needed for a background check (speculation on my part).

 

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Consulates do not handle AP, the updates were because of your enquiries.


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Our case is family immigration Fb3 category we are in AP from almost 13 month our interview is in 12-june-2018 till now we have done with DNAs and all the stuff of additional documents we have recently send marriage  and divorce timeline of my mother she is principal applicant my grand mother has applied for us we send marriage and divorce timeline on 8-may-2018 till that time to now we all are in AP and no update on CEAC only date change when we send them an inquiry what should we do is there any option to get out this AP process as soon as possible its too much late and frustrated time for us any suggestions will be appreciated if we can do anything they are have not reviewed out documents from 2 month what should we have to do now thanks

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On 7/8/2019 at 10:11 AM, Insha said:

Hi everyone,

I applied for my husband's immigration visa 2 years ago, he had his interview at the Islamabad Embassy in Pakistan on february 27th of 2018 and was put under administrative processing with a request of more pics for proof of relationship (they kept his passport). We mailed the pics 2 days after his interview and received a questionnaire a few days later in march which we filled out and emailed back right away. I asked for an update in may of 2018 after the 60 day mark and just got the admin processing message in their email response. I decided to wait and let them do their thing. A year goes by and the last status update is still from may 2018 when I made my inquiry. I email them again in march of 2019 and got the same admin processing message. His status update date was changed to reflect the new update after my inquiry. I emailed them again about 4 or 5 times since march of this year and now don't even receive an email response, but instead they just give me a response by updating the status date on the CEAC site with the same admin processing status. Recently on July 2nd there was an automatic update that said the case is expiring soon, I panicked and emailed them again, luckily they changed it back to admin processing on the 5th. The case status date only changes after I make an inquiry which tells me they aren't working on it unless I reach out to ask for an update, even then I assume its not a person updating but the system itself. Its been 14 months going on 15 soon, I know theres nothing anyone can do, but any advice based off your own experience or if there is something worth trying?? Im thinking about reaching out to my local congressman, but afraid I'll piss off the embassy by doing that. Any advice?

Im going through the same thing... we filed in 2017, interview was on 2018 and still on AP. It’s been 13 months 

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