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  1. Hello Members, I hope you are all well. Have you recently filled the Writ of Mandamus for your IR1 ?📃✒ Have your case moved or its paused due to Covid..?📰
  2. Hi Friends, So my fiance was given a white 221g with administrative processing marked on it. His passport was also kept. I emailed the Islamabad embassy asking them why he wasnt issued a visa. I got a reply back from them today. This is the reply:Dear Sir/Madam, Our records indicate that this case is in its final review. Please feel free to check back with our office after four weeks. So guys should i consider this a good sign? They didnt write the usual its in AP so just wait for it response. Plz give any feedback you guys might have!
  3. I don’t know where it’s written or if it’s even written, but pertaining to a WoM (Writ of Mandamus), what do you all think a federal judge considers to be an UNREASONABLE length of administrative processing when considering the WoM?
  4. 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!
  5. Long story short i was studying in LA 2012-2014, took a leave of absence with intention to return fall 2015, in march 2015 i went to renew my visa which was expiring in may, the visa was renewed, in may i flew over to LA to spend the summer there before school started. I was turned away at POE because my sevis was cancelled (which i had no clue about and was not informed when i renewed my visa). I was given a 5yr ban because i didnt have $3k on me to pay for a return ticket. I want to finish my degree so I got a lawyer who prepped the 212(d)(3), went for the interview this july. The officer asked me to explain what happened and why I got the expedited removal. I told her what happened she said she believed me. She gave me a green 221g but said she didn't need the waiver packet and didn't look at it. I tried to insist but she said it wasn't necessary, she was going to 'make my application nice' and would get back to me. She said she wanted to keep my passport so that I could just "pick up the visa". The only document she looked at was my i-20. Its been 3 weeks and they havent requested any documents, status is still under AP. Uni starts in 2 weeks. I cannot find anything online anywhere about a 5yr ban 212(a)(7) waived with a 221(g) with zero documents so i dont get whats going on. Anyone know anything about this or had a similar experience? TIA
  6. My case has been in AP for more then 7 months. I very exhausted mentally and just cant deal with the torture. We sent more then enough evidence but the counselor said they wanted more proof. We sent so much and it seemed just hard to believe that they would want something again. They contacted us after some time and said documents where not receive. I genuinely thought that I was being discriminated. It sounded so B.S that they didn't receive the documents. I had the tracking number and gave it to them and they responded. They said they received the documents and since then heard nothing. Im frustrated. I am US Citizen and I miss my wife so much to the point where I have become depressed. Now the Cornovirus has come. Will this impact the processing? Will they still process the case? Anyone in the same boat?
  7. Hello everyone I just wanted to see if I can get others experience and results in this process, so I had my k1 visa interview in london two weeks ago and was told there may be an ineligibility on my visa based on two cautions in 2008 for shoplifting on the same day but has been stepped down, they hadn't spoken to acro at that point to confirm or had my medical results which they did 5 days later, he did tell me the quicker the response of them it wouldn't be good and gave me a green form which said I was refused under 221g pending admin processing, which I assume it's because they didn't have all the information yet, even though I walked away as though I had been denied already, the waiting game is killing me and I'm wondering if anyone else got accepted or denied based on two cautions or petty crimes,and if so did you appeal? any responses or insight would be appreciated. Thank you.
  8. I've been trying to track my passport and I'm getting these different replies from these different sources recently: USTRAVELDOCS Profile: "Document Delivery Information" instead of "Your passport is still with consulate/embassy" passportstatus email: "There's no status update available for the passport number submitted" Is that a good sign? My CEAC visa status still says admin processing though. Thank you.
  9. Hello everyone, I'm an American citizen and my husband's interview was on Feb 20th 2018. He had all of his documents but had to go under administrative processing because of the travel ban on Syria. He's been under administrative processing since then and the CEAC site states that his case was last updated on Feb 22nd. Does anyone know how long the AP could take and is there anyone that is/was in a similar situation? Thank you.
  10. My passport got damaged (threads came loose) during 221g administrate processing phase but I was able to renew it. For the visa stamping, I have no option but to submit both new+old since the old one is mentioned in the petition, I-797, DS-160 etc. Is there any reason that I will be subject to another interview or further administrative processing. Please advise how I can prevent further delays. Thanks, folks.
  11. Back again, So I wanted to start a new discussion regarding the Administrative Process. So my husband was approved for his visa, passed his medical exam, and his passport was taken. However, my husband only had a certified copy of our marriage certificate and not the original. He was given a 221(g) refusal form that provided information on what he needed to provide, and how to submit the marriage certificate. (I provided the picture below) ***Original Marriage Certificate Mailed (2/3/2020) same day as interview ***DHL confirmed that Marriage Certificate arrived and signed for at embassy (2/6/2020) I am writing this post for two reason... To inform others and to understand that administrative process "pool" myself. I say "pool" because there are others in the same category as myself and are wondering about the process. Please help me with the questions below. True/False: Every application initially starts in the "Administrative Process" after the interview approval, then status will change to ready, then to issued. True/False: If you are missing a document and it is submitted, the embassy will notify you by email to let you know they have received the missing document. True/False: Your case creation date will change once your visa is ready to be mailed. And of course, the obvious... how long will the Administrative Process take based on a missing document?
  12. Hi all, I was given 221G and asked to provide proof of domicile for petitioner. What are some qualifiying docs to overcome this?
  13. Hello! good day! My mom went to her interview in Juarez Mexico but the consular officer handed her a blue paper 221g asking for more documents. We sent them but after 2 weeks we received the same 221g paper asking for another document which we sent as soon as we could. I called 4 days ago to ask for information after 2 months of the last request and they said they had in the system that in order to continue with the case we have to send her passport. We send it that same day and arrived the next day. 1 day after they received it they updated the system in CEAC but still appears in "Administrative processing ". I was wondering what does it mean that they asked for the passport? Is it a good sign that her green card will get approved? But why is her case still in administrative processing? Thank you
  14. On 13-July-2018, we had our interview for F4 category. It was a bitter experience and we are very confused about it. It would be great if anyone clears our situation. Our interview was at 8 AM at Islamabad Embassy. Our priority date is 27/10/2004. We were 5 persons in total. My parents and their three children in which two were under CSPA with ages 23 and 26. We reached embassy and took tokens by 8:30 AM. First we went to a window in which the officer took our Interview letter, Pictures and took our finger prints. Then, after a while we went to another window where one officer collected our documents and it turned out that the birth certificate was not original. We protested a bit and then he said that if you wish me to put it with documents, I would but it would affect your case as you are under oath and this would be considered a lie. On hearing that, we asked him to give it back and then he told us that you could send it after wards. He was rude and asked us in a bitter way that whether we children are married or not. We told him that we are not. He also asked us what do we do and we answered him accordingly. This whole situation created an upset in my family and we got nervous as something terrible had happened. After a while we were asked to come to a window where there was a female visa officer with a male interpreter as we chose to give our interview in Urdu (native language). My uncle sponsored us but his income was well under poverty line so we had our cousin as joint sponsor as his income is on the higher side. First he interviewed my Father Q: Who was the petitioner? A: My little brother and (HIS NAME) Q: Where does he live? A: California (did not answer with the whole address) Q: From when is he living there? A: The answer was 2010 but my father answered it 2004 because my uncle shifted from NY to Rochester in 2004 so father confused it with. He corrected it after we cleared it to him. Q: How many children do you have and what do they do? A: Answered Properly but nervously Q: Have you all visited US before? (Question where it started to go wrong) A: Father told him that he had visited a couple of times in the fast. Q: You stayed for 6 months? A: Yes, i stayed for 6 months. Q: Did you over stay? A: Father said No. (and it was true) Q: You sure? A: Yes Q: Why did you stay for 6 months? A: I am a keen traveler and i visited my family (Answered nervously) Q: What did you do there? A: I like to travel, I traveled to many places with my friends and family. (The interpreter did not translate it to the VO) Q: But what did you do there? (asked again) A: Traveled alot and some other general statements. (interpreter did not seem to be satisfied so he did not translate it again and asked the same question again) Q: But what did you do? A: Some general statements but when he did not seem to be satisfied my father said that my brother had stores there and i sometimes used to go with them. The interpreter shrugged his shoulders and said something to VO which i could not hear properly and i was standing with my father. (I have two uncles in USA and they used to have stores but my petitioner is not an owner of property now and he works as an associate in a store officially owned by other relatives that is why his income is below poverty line significantly) At this point the VO peeked to another window, talked to some other fellow and put a stamp on the passport of my passport which i believe is that she revoked his existing visit visa which was still valid. Q: Do you have any domicile proof of joint sponsor? A: i gave them the copy green card of my cousin. They did not ask any question about him but my father volunteered and told them about our relationship with the joint sponsor but the interpreter did not translate it to VO. That was the last question they asked my father and situation got very nervous there. The they asked my elder brother who is 26 and working in QATAR right now. Q: Where do you work? A: answered properly Q: Do you have your police clearance certificate with you? A: I gave the the PCC as i was holding all the documents with me. The PCC had Arabic on right side and English translation on left side of the document. She asked that where is the English translation? My brother answered properly that it is on the same document and it is the one they provide officially. She looked on it for a while and then returned. She did not seem to look very happy. Q: From how long have you been in Qatar? A: 8 months but i visited for a month in between as he visited on eldest brothers marriage. Then he asked me one question that what do you do? I told him that i am engineer doing job right now. Situation was quite tense and we were not very confident as she seemed to be strict from the very beginning. Then she gave us 221g form on which it was marked that we have to provide birth certificate of my father. The thing that happened after it is the thing that is particularly bothering me. She kept all of our passports but gave my elder brother his passport so that he can go back to Qatar for his job. My brother refused to take it saying that he is here for a while. Then she said that we will process your case and if your visa gets ready, we will ask you to give us your passport. My brother insisted not to take it and said he can wait. She replied, "IT WILL TAKE A VERY LONG TIME". My brother said he can wait for two months and if it would not get worked till then he would take it back. This statement terrified us badly. After that she went away and I asked our interpreter how to submit birth certificate. He told us to to go to another window to get instructions. Then i asked him is there and remarks on our interview, he replied that your interview is concluded and now we would do a departmental verification. I asked is there any time frame for this process? he replied negatively. After that we went to the other window and got information about where to submit the document? We got it and we will submit the document is a couple of days. Now, we are very confuse about what would happen next and how long we have to wait? whole family is upset about it. Her statement about "LONG TIME" particularly is hurting us. My brother`s job is on stake as well. We are confused whether to ask for his passport as we are unsure about how much time would it take. There is nothing fraudulent in our documents, its just we gave the interview nervously which we think have created some doubt in their mind. The status of case is changed to administrative processing. During whole this process the VO stamped 5 or 6 of our documents, does anyone have idea what that stamp is about? It would be great in some expert analyzes the situation and gives us some advice about what to do.
  15. Hello everyone, my fiance had his interview on november 22 2016, at jamaican embassy in kingston. They issue him a white slip 221g. The additional documents they needed were my tax return transcript, and w2 1040. They gave me the option to email those documents. I emailed them the next day. When I go on the ceac website, it looks as though they've looked at his case, I see a date of december 12. This is the second time they've reviewed it, last time it was december 2. So it went from November 22, to dec 2, to dec 12. But status still says administrative processing. Can someone please tell me what's going? Im very nervous....im nervous because I'm hoping I have enough income to sponsor him. I have a household of 5 (including him) and made only 35,000 last year 2015. This year, I made 37,000. I see for a household of 5, I would have to have made at least 35,550. So I missed it by 550 dollars. Can someone please give me insight? Does k1 go by 100% or 125% poverty level? Will they turn him down because of This? I had to complete form i- 134 affidavit of support, if that helps. Thank you.
  16. My husband has been in AP in Islamabad since April 2019, 1 day after interview received dd5535 filed and returned, last update was 11/2019 after we sent inquiry, no updates since even after we’ve sent inquiry a couple times in December. So over Islamabad and their process 🥺
  17. Hi all, We just had our interview yesterday at the Manila embassy and we received news that she passed and he would approve her. He kept her passport and she left. Now online it says "Your visa case is undergoing necessary administrative processing." What we understood is that once she is approved, that's it, and its just a matter of sending the passport to her home. Has anyone dealt with this?
  18. Assalaamualaikum. I have a little situation. I had my interview last month at us embassy Islamabad, Pakistan for IR1. They kept my passport and asked me for domicile for my wife and tax paper of joint sponser (IRS paper) which i already had but they reject to receive them that time and said me to send us with your wife's domicile. We sent them written domicile and some proves for domicile and IRS Papers. After 4 days i got call from embassy and they told me the domicile you have sent is not accepted, my suggestion is that your wife go back to usa. You sent us exist stamp and her pic in front of post office. I did the same job. My wife left pakistan and i sent them stamp n picture of her with us post office. After 4 working days i checked my status on CEAC and my date was updated. And after 3 days including holidays date was again updated and then yesterday on 2 may, date was again updated but my wife got a email from embassy stating that:
  19. Hey guys, I had my interview on September 25th. I was given a 221g for my fiance's divorce documents as they were not certified. After finally receiving the documents, I sent them via courier to Montreal Embassy, in which they were received on November 7th. I got a "date update" on November 21st, (which was I think because they sent me an email that day) as well as November 27th (which is currently the last update). I know it says 6-8 weeks of waiting... but is there any chance I'm gonna get issued before then? It will be 4 weeks this Thursday. Can people please share their experiences of their 221g, and how long it took to get issued? I really think I'm starting to go crazy... All I want is to spend Christmas in the U.S. with my love.
  20. Hi! My case has been in AP for about 63 days after sending out my documents for 221g. Today at 5pm when I checked ceac it changed to “Ready” Does anyone know how long it takes to change to “Issued”? If you have been through this, can I hear your experience?
  21. Hey , my interview was on 23/Dec/2019 and the officer return my passport back with a yellow slip 221g and 10 questions for AP and submitted the information on 24/Dec , without approval , consulate US in Jordan , IR1, What that means and how long does it take ???
  22. Hello guys, I had a interviewed on 24 October 2019 at Mumbai consulate. Interview went well she asked some basic questions and some proofs( pics, calls and chats). In the end of the interview she said case put on Administrative processing when it's done we will contact you. Letter say your file is incomplete and case on administrative processing. I asked what it is mean?, why incomplete? but she said we will contact you. No docs asked. 58 days is passed now but nothing changes in status only few date updates.
  23. Hello, My husband and I had our EB2 visa interview mid July in Montreal. My husband is the main petitioner and his visa was approved right away and got the passport back, but my case was put on an administrative processing since then. It's been extremely frustrating to say the least since we just don't know what's happening and how much longer we need to wait. At the end of the interview, the interviewer said that my case may take 3 weeks instead of 2 weeks to check the record but we both got green slips, and they never asked for any additional documents either. We both got our master's degrees in US and worked and lived in US prior to the interview. I have not been able to return to work and my home for over 3 months now, and I also have a toddler son waiting back home too. I'm wondering if anyone has had similar experience at Montreal and have any advice for us. I'm also considering asking for my passport back to return to my home in US and wait there. Has anyone tried asking for their passports back in similar situations? What does the process look like? Do they continue the administrative processing even after they return the passport back to us? Also, can I cross the border with the current passport event if they do return it to me? I currently have a valid TN visa. Any advice or help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
  24. Hello everyone, I am a Syrian applicant, my case has been under AP for 8 months now. I contact the embassy on monthly basis and all I get is a automatic response with the same words every time. I am thinking of filing a lawsuit but I am scared from the outcome, I have heard of some cases getting approved after filing a lawsuit (Iranian citizens). Does anyone have a background about this?? Thank you
  25. Hello My visa category is F4 Brothers and Sisters of US Citizen. I am married and have 2 kids of age 8 & 5 and a spouse. I want to know that on this visa category am i eligible with my whole family to immigrate or only my self.? Also if anyone knows a good Immigration attorney to deal this whole immigration procedure. Thanks
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