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Karachi Embassy Pakistan - F1 221g - passport kept

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Hello,

 

I received admission for a Masters program in Engineering this Fall. I applied for my visa on the 25th of June, 2019.

 

The interview went smooth. The VO asked me questions about my brother who's on an H1B, and then about my program. At the end he kept my passport but handed me a yellow slip, asking for my CV + advisor's CV + research plans. I submitted them within 24 hours and received an automated acknowledgement email.

 

It's been ~45 days now. My classes start on the 26th of August. A couple of friends told me they were on an F-1 AP but their cases were resolved in 30 days. On similar Facebook groups I saw most F1 cases from India resolved quickly.

 

I did some research and this seems like a background/security check in Washington. Has anyone here gone through the same process? Can it take longer than 1.5 months for a student visa? Since classes are starting very soon I need to inform my school about a possible deferral.


Thanks.

 

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18 hours ago, DCRI said:

Hello,

 

I received admission for a Masters program in Engineering this Fall. I applied for my visa on the 25th of June, 2019.

 

The interview went smooth. The VO asked me questions about my brother who's on an H1B, and then about my program. At the end he kept my passport but handed me a yellow slip, asking for my CV + advisor's CV + research plans. I submitted them within 24 hours and received an automated acknowledgement email.

 

It's been ~45 days now. My classes start on the 26th of August. A couple of friends told me they were on an F-1 AP but their cases were resolved in 30 days. On similar Facebook groups I saw most F1 cases from India resolved quickly.

 

I did some research and this seems like a background/security check in Washington. Has anyone here gone through the same process? Can it take longer than 1.5 months for a student visa? Since classes are starting very soon I need to inform my school about a possible deferral.


Thanks.

 

They will reach out soon. It would be appropriate that you inform about delay to your school, as Pakistan use to face delays in visa applications. But hope for the best embassy will contact you soon it won't take much longer now.

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On 8/9/2019 at 10:06 AM, Q@sim said:

They will reach out soon. It would be appropriate that you inform about delay to your school, as Pakistan use to face delays in visa applications. But hope for the best embassy will contact you soon it won't take much longer now.

I did mention about the school in my last email. I will probably send another email very soon again, seeing as how my 60th day is around the corner. I'm a bit concerned because most cases I've read about either take LESS than 60 days or more than a year.

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40 minutes ago, DCRI said:

I did mention about the school in my last email. I will probably send another email very soon again, seeing as how my 60th day is around the corner. I'm a bit concerned because most cases I've read about either take LESS than 60 days or more than a year.

Hope for the best brother, as you mentioned within 60 days or it take as long as 1.5 year this is the time usually cases took (this time limit is what I've seen), and one more thing, time also depends on case to case it varies so always hope 4 the best

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