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  • son
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    Originally posted by Mira:
    Hi -

    My fiance had his interview on August 18, 2005 at the US consulate in Mumbai, India. They told him that his case has been put to pending because they need to get name check clearance done for him by the Department of State.
    HI.
    it could take longer than you think ..any way [ ilw.com ] good web to be up to date keep hope good luck for everyone..
    It has been 1 month and the case is still pending. I have contacted my congressman for help. Everytime I call the Department of State they tell me that this case can take 18 MONTHS!! This is nuts. Is this normal for an immigration visa as oppose to a non-immigration visa. I don't know what more to do. I don't want to to take 120 days! My fiance has a typical muslim name. However, this should not be an excuse to keep us apart.

    Any advice? Comments?

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  • mansour
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    Originally posted by mansour:
    hello , hope u sammy answer my questions

    my wife applyed for k3 visa every thing go well .
    i gut aprovel for every thing , but now my case transfed to the country where ower maried take a place ,and they even sent me a pcket and i fax the papers they want, and after i faxed the papers they need , they told me i have to wait now and then they well contact me by email to tell me when well be my interview date ,but now we need to make name cheack , (all taht is normall and iam already know about this steps)
    what scare me right now
    last year i get arrested in holland and they put me in jail but after 2 weeks the court relased me( with no convected as not guilty ) , and they pay me money for the days in the jail and they exstend my visa for more 20 days ,
    u thing this ch name can show the embassy that i already get arrested ,
    and what if i hide it from them ?
    and please excplane to me what check name is ? is it for if iam tourirest ,or if i went to any jail in my country or out side my country , i only know ch name but what about i dont know

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  • mansour
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    hello , hope u sammy answer my questions

    my wife applyed for k3 visa every thing go well .
    i gut aprovel for every thing , but now my case transfed to the country where ower maried take a place ,and they even sent me a pcket and i fax the papers they want, and after i faxed the papers they need , they told me i have to wait now and then they well contact me by email to tell me when well be my interview date ,but now we need to make name cheack , (all taht is normall and iam already know about this steps)
    what scare me right now
    last year i get arrested in holland and they put me in jail but after 2 weeks the court relased me( with no convected as not guilty ) , and they pay me money for the days in the jail and they exstend my visa for more 20 days ,
    u thing this ch name can show the embassy that i already get arrested ,
    and what if i hide it from them ?
    and please excplane to me what check name is ? is it for if iam tourirest ,or if i went to any jail in my country or out side my country , i only know ch name but what about i dont know

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  • harpreet
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    Hi ssid,

    you wrote you applied at montreal consulate. I applied there too. what is update from your side, did you get it.. or are you still waiting. Please write. It will be helpfull.

    regards

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  • ssid
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    hi everyone,

    i have been waiting for administrative processing from Montreal Consulate for 70 days, for immigrnat visa, anyone has any idea how long this will take,

    thank to all

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  • JA
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    You can expect an interview in 2 to 3 months. This is the average waiting time. My brother called the embassy to get an earlier interview date and they told him that bcz of the high work load they cannot give an earlier date. But after he told them that he is leaving for US on the day of his wife's interview and he wants his wife to travel with him, they changed the date by a week.

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  • Mus
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    JA,I am in the family immoigrant category,sent in the medicals to Islamabad embasy a week ago,when should I expect the interview?Is it 3 months on average or less or more than that?
    Secondly how long does it take from sending the medicals to packet-4?
    Thanks.

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  • JA
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    My sister-in-law has her immigrant visa interview in Islamabad in December. She got the interview date in early September. Her visa issue date will give an idea about the name clearance timeline in Islamabad. I will post it here when she gets the visa.

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  • bonez
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    Mus,

    Yeah we had to wait about 2 months for her interview, but I guess that's about an average wait period for the interview date. It still seems confusing as to why it is taking so long. I got word for the state department, that the Embassy sent another request in September for a Name Check Cleareance. Guess I'll have to wait till November to see if they hear anything back. Heh, no I'm not in Islamabad. Currently out in New York. Almost went there with my wife last month to get more information. But I figured it would be a waste of time since they would just tell me what I was told on the phone...Pending Administartive Processing.
    Thanks for the well wishes.
    I'll keep you guys posted if I hear anything back. Let me know if you have hear about any other cases that might be interesting?

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  • Mo
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    denizs

    What references did the embassy make on the 221(g) letter (administrative process form) your husband was given? did it just say: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS - or something else?

    3 months is uncommon, but it can take that long for certain cases. I think you should call the DOS's Visa Office, and press the visa specialists there to give you more information about status of the name-check on the case. Some of the operators will not share that information with you, simply because they are given a guidance by the DOS to treat details of name-check cases as confidential. However, there are nice operators who are willing to give you the status of security cables sent to outside agencies (FBI, CIA, DHS, etc), all cables are coordinated by the State Department.

    In my situation, I know 3 clearances has been requested on my case. One of them cleared in 48 hours from the moment it was requested, the others are still pending. I am not sure what databases my name is being checked on, but I have a strong feeling 2 of them are getting done by the FBI (NCIC-III and NNCP databases), the other one I am not sure. So far I have been waiting around 5 weeks.

    Good luck

    - mo

    P.S. The DOS's Visa Office number is 1-202-663-1225 (press option 1, then 1 again, then 0 to get to through a live Visa Specialist).

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  • denizs
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    Mira,
    I completly understand you my husband and i are going through the exact same problem my husband is from turkey and he has a very muslim name to i called and have done everthing i miss my husband terribly and miss him so much all i can do is pray and wait i guess. His security check has taken over 3 months

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  • Mo
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    Here are some congressional testimonies on name checks, for future references:


    "We have made great progress in improving the inter-agency security clearance process in recent months by moving from a paper-based system to electronic transmission, thereby greatly enhancing response times and accountability. The Security Advisory Opinion Improvement Project (SAO IP) has been fully implemented at all posts and has produced noticeable efficiencies in SAO processing. As SAO requests and responses now flow electronically, there is no longer any possibility for a case to get lost" - Janice Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services, Remarks before House Government Reform Committee, Washington, DC. September 9, 2004



    "The other clearing agencies (beside FBI) generally take 15 working days to respond to SAOs but, occasionally, they notify the Visa Office when they need additional time to clear a specific case." - Janice L. Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Testimony before the House of Representatives Science Committee, Washington, DC February 25, 2004



    "I can tell you, Mr. Chairman, that with the advent of new visa screening requirements in late 2001, specifically the Visa Condor program, the FBI was overwhelmed by the increase in names to be checked. We did experience a backlog, and visas requested in the spring and summer of 2002 were delayed beyond the time period travelers had anticipated. We have all but eliminated the backlog, and have worked together with the State Department to ensure that any old visa requests have been accounted for and processed. The days of what some people would characterize as an unreasonable delay have now passed us by... The consular officer will submit their name check requests by cable, simultaneously to both the FBI and State Department headquarters... Approximately 85% of name checks are electronically returned to the Department of State as having "No Record" within 72 hours" - Testimony of Robert J. Garrity, Jr., Acting Assistant Director, Records Management Division, FBI. Before the House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform. July 10, 2003

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  • Mus
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    Bonez,
    About your wife's clerance pending since June as you mentioned,there are two factors to look into it.
    The embassy sends cable for name check soon as they receive back the packet 3.5 in immigrant cases.The general rule of thumb is that the sooner you get the interview date the longer it will take for clearance and the further you get the interview date the sooner the clearance.I would rather see the later as a better option for any applicant.No doubt the wait is painful earlier or later.
    We have encountered atleast two immigrant cases in this forum from Islamabad who each got their clearance done in 5 weeks.A name check is a name check and it has no differentiation between a non-immigrant and an IV since they have to match the names from their database for anyone entering the US.I stand by my observation and can cite 3 instance I have personally met from Islamabad who got their clearance done in less than 4 weeks.
    Abut the technicalities and rules involved,Mo can better better explain it and he has already done so many times in his posts.
    Wish you get yours done for your spouse soon.
    Are you based in Islamabad?

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  • Mo
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    Adam

    I am an immigrant visa applicant. I never worked for a US embassy, the information I provided is based on personal analysis on advisory opinion guidelines I found on the State Department's website.

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  • Adam
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    Mo, Where are you in the US, Your post of Oct. 11, says that you have worked for the US Embassy at some point?

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