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    Hi All,
    We had our first AOS interview in January; It went well (apparently!!)
    we were told by the officer that we will be approved if the background
    checks come back OK and not to worry, the dude even told us we were a
    nice couple!! He did ask that we send in copies of the photos we
    brought and a copy of our joint gym membership.

    Well its been 5 months since the interview and I have heard nothing!
    Last week I made "a walk in" appointment so I could get some sort of
    evidence that I was legal (so I could get my drivers license)…Well the
    officer (different) told me I wasn't approved yet and to come back in
    1 month and ask for the original person who interview us (don't
    remember!) to find out my status!!!

    I get a funny feeling that if I do not act then nothing will happen? I
    am thinking of just letting them drag their heels and delay all they
    like because our 2 year anniversary will be in December. But I guess
    the gamble is if they call me in sometime between now and December and
    having to wait a full two years to become Permanent!!!

    Anyone had similar experience with this at Los Angeles??

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    Thats too bad of a wait so far...I think its poster Margaret who hold
    the current record of 17 months waiting.. it just seems some people's
    security checks take an incredible time... and other just sail thru...
    of course Margaret need about another month and she will get her 10 year
    GC... place your bets....


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      Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...


      Originally posted by ray6
      Thats too bad of a wait so
      far...I think its poster Margaret who hold the current record of 17
      months waiting.. it just seems some people's security checks take an
      incredible time... and other just sail thru... of course Margaret need
      about another month and she will get her 10 year GC... place your
      bets....

      Holy cow 17 months!!!!!

      When I was at my district
      office yesturday there was a memo regarding AOS about it taking awhile
      before you find out if your approved & or getting your green card. The
      reason for this is there behind on background checks. I guess more
      district offices are getting behind with AOS stuff.


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        Yup I'm the one who has been waiting for now over 17 months. This
        after having gotten re-fingerprinted about a month ago.

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          16 months here....(since "successful" interview).


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            If you have waited that long you shouldnt have to wait any longer. That
            is ridiculous. Hope your wait ends soon.


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              it's been 15 months and still waitinggg....

              Got a letter from my
              Senator attached is the reply from my district office on our inquiry
              stating that background check is still pending


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                I saw this posted on another board - phone number for FBI to ask about
                your background check:

                304-625-5590
                Select Option 3
                8am - 5:30pm
                Eastern time Monday-Friday

                I think you need to have your A# and date of
                birth to make the inquiry. Haven't had to try it myself (just got
                approval letter after 11.5 month wait post-interview) so I don't know if
                it works - but the person who posted it said they spoke to someone and
                got an answer.


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                  You have to remember that its not just the FBI that do security checks
                  ..The FBI really just do the fingerprints "other agencies" are involved
                  too..

                  4 week to go Margaret... then who cares...
                  PF or Robert J standby
                  to take over the mantle


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                    Originally posted by ray6
                    You have to remember that its
                    not just the FBI that do security checks ..The FBI really just do the
                    fingerprints "other agencies" are involved too..Oh I
                    didn't know that. Everytime we checked with the CIS they would say that
                    the background check hadn't come back yet, and it was in the hands of
                    the FBI, and there was nothing they could do. It was so frustrating
                    because we felt like we were being jerked around and the FBI was
                    completely untouchable and no one could check with them what was going
                    on. For all we knew our file fell in a crack between two desks. So I
                    was happy to find the phone number.

                    What other agencies are involved?
                    Does the FBI coordinate the background check with these other agencies?
                    Or do all the other places report back in to the CIS indepedently?


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                      Originally posted by hcj1440
                      Oh I didn't know that.
                      Everytime we checked with the CIS they would say that the background
                      check hadn't come back yet, and it was in the hands of the FBI, and
                      there was nothing they could do. It was so frustrating because we felt
                      like we were being jerked around and the FBI was completely untouchable
                      and no one could check with them what was going on. For all we knew our
                      file fell in a crack between two desks. So I was happy to find the
                      phone number.
                      What other agencies are involved? Does the FBI
                      coordinate the background check with these other agencies? Or do all
                      the other places report back in to the CIS indepedently?
                      As
                      with all security they don't tell why, who or where...or how its all
                      collated..who they don't say but we can safely assume its the CIA... and
                      other Goverment agency databases..


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                        > 4 week to go Margaret... then who cares...
                        PF or Robert J standby to take over the mantle

                        Here's hoping they don't give me a an approval date before July 1.

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                          Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...


                          Originally posted by ray6
                          As with all security they
                          don't tell why, who or where...or how its all collated..who they don't
                          say but we can safely assume its the CIA... and other Goverment agency
                          databases..


                          It is the CIA, FBI and the IBIS. Also if the
                          name gets a hit with the IBIS that will take even longer since the name
                          has to be cleared even though they have your prints on file.

                          As for
                          having the FBI number it has been given out so often a simple search of
                          the database would have pulled it right up.

                          Glad to hear though that
                          you were approved.

                          Rete


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                            Originally posted by Rete
                            It is the CIA, FBI and the
                            IBIS. Also if the name gets a hit with the IBIS that will take even
                            longer since the name has to be cleared even though they have your
                            prints on file.
                            As for having the FBI number it has been given out
                            so often a simple search of the database would have pulled it right up.
                            Glad to hear though that you were approved. Rete

                            Thank you for the explanation and the "Glad to hear" :-)

                            Re: the FBI
                            number - I wish it had occurred to me to search for such a thing! I
                            just never saw it anywhere and wasn't aware that such a number existed.
                            Now it seems so obvious so I don't know why I felt like we couldn't do
                            anything to check on it. Maybe it's because the CIS acted like they
                            couldn't even check on it, so I assumed little ordinary mortal me
                            definitely couldn't.


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                              Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...

                              So back to the original question.....If they have not done the
                              background check by our 2nd wedding aniversary, will I be intitled to
                              get my 10 year green card? (after the all clear of course)

                              hcj1440 <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
                              Originally posted by Rete
                              It is the CIA, FBI and the
                              IBIS. Also if the name gets a hit with the IBIS that will take even longer since the name has to be cleared even though they have your prints on file.
                              As for having the FBI number it has been given out
                              so often a simple search of the database would have pulled it right up.
                              Glad to hear though that you were approved. Rete
                              Thank you for the explanation and the "Glad to hear" :-) Re: the FBI number - I wish it had occurred to me to search for such a thing! I just never saw it anywhere and wasn't aware that such a number existed. Now it seems so obvious so I don't know why I felt like we couldn't do anything to check on it. Maybe it's because the CIS acted like they couldn't even check on it, so I assumed little ordinary mortal me definitely couldn't.

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