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Old 02-26-2008, 06:48 PM
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Default security check

My I-140 application is in security check. I called NSC this morning and asked them my estimated wait time. They told me that security check is pending in my I-140 application they unable to provide an estimate of how long any one application may remain in the security check.

USCIS also goes on to say ".... whatever short-term impact these additional checks will have on processing will not interfere with the Administration's long-term goal of eliminating processing backlogs and meeting a six-month processing standard for all immigration benefit applications......"

I guess I'm screwed

Can any one in the form will please explain me the meaning of security check at I-140 stage in layman words
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:37 PM
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Default I got the same response from NSC today

Hi,

Today i spoke to IO at NSC regarding my pending AP application filed on July 23rd at NSC and still pending. She said my application is pending due to security checks and can not be approved until the security checks are cleared. I asked about 180 day rule but she said that only applies to FBI name check and not USCIS name check!!!! What kind of a name check USCIS does at AP stage??? I thought there are no name/security checks at AP level???

Did anybody else experience the same thing from NSC?? Below are my filing details.

Any input on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks !!!

__________________________________________________ _____________
Filed I-485/EAD/AP - July 24th, 2007 - NSC
PD - October, 2005 - EB3- ROW
I-140 approved - Dec 2006
EAD received - Oct, 07
FP done
LUDS on I-140/I-485 in November and Early December (These LUDS are in addition to LUDS on I-485 when FP was done
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:02 PM
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Priority Date
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Feb-06
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I140 Mailed Date
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06/20/2006
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07/09/2007
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Am sailing in the same boat too. I applied I-140 in june 2006 at TSC. Since theh it is pending. I also received RFE dated April 2007 and I replied back with all the required documents. When I call back to customer service after 90 days as no new updates, I come to know that I will have to wait for the reply from them. And then I come to know that my application is pending due to security check. Still no news.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:36 AM
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Hi,

Today i spoke to IO at NSC regarding my pending AP application filed on July 23rd at NSC and still pending. She said my application is pending due to security checks and can not be approved until the security checks are cleared. I asked about 180 day rule but she said that only applies to FBI name check and not USCIS name check!!!! What kind of a name check USCIS does at AP stage??? I thought there are no name/security checks at AP level???

Did anybody else experience the same thing from NSC?? Below are my filing details.

Any input on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks !!!

__________________________________________________ _____________
Filed I-485/EAD/AP - July 24th, 2007 - NSC
PD - October, 2005 - EB3- ROW
I-140 approved - Dec 2006
EAD received - Oct, 07
FP done
LUDS on I-140/I-485 in November and Early December (These LUDS are in addition to LUDS on I-485 when FP was done
there is a security check for all travel documents (visa-stamping/AP). In fact even before the PIMS delays people used to get caught up in H1 stamping delays when they went for stamping. Happens more often if you work in an area related to security/very-high-tech.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:13 PM
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Aug-05
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04/05/2007
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This is very strange. How come you all are getting caught up in security checks. My assumption was that happens in 485 stage. Sure they do IBIS check on H1, EAD, AP and I140 but the name check requirement is for 485. IBIS is completed in matter of minutes. Maybe they are just given you general answers and that the real reason for delay myabe processing on their part. 6 months for AP seems a bit unusual but when dealing with USCIS, myabe that is the norm. I recalle my mother AP took over 5 months, but that was delayed to misplacing of her file else where. Only a letter form the senator and myself sped the process. Maybe contact your congressmen/woman and senators to get in touch with USCIS.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:14 AM
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There a lots of people who are stuck in Security Check at the I140 stage including myself...My I140 was filed in Oct 2006 and it's pending for 513 days. I and my employer have opened Service Requests with TSC several times, upgraded to premium processing etc, my lawyer contacted USCIS several times and my local congressman's office has taken up my case with the USCIS liason twice already but there has been no progress... LUD is07/28/2007... Each time USCIS says the same thing ... My case has been sent for Additional Review and is pending adjudication. There is no defined time line for this.
We are preparing to file Writ of Mandamus shortly as this is the last option. I am on my 8th year H1B extension and immigration costs are driving me nutz each year.

You can read every detail of my case here -
http://www..com/discuss/140/10124719/

You guys could include your case details in the thread I had started last year to track cases stuck in Security Checks if you wish... http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=12283 (I-140 Security/Background/Domestic Investigation Check Tracker)

Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:15 PM
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09/18/2006
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Default I-131 security check

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There a lots of people who are stuck in Security Check at the I140 stage including myself...My I140 was filed in Oct 2006 and it's pending for 513 days. I and my employer have opened Service Requests with TSC several times, upgraded to premium processing etc, my lawyer contacted USCIS several times and my local congressman's office has taken up my case with the USCIS liason twice already but there has been no progress... LUD is07/28/2007... Each time USCIS says the same thing ... My case has been sent for Additional Review and is pending adjudication. There is no defined time line for this.
We are preparing to file Writ of Mandamus shortly as this is the last option. I am on my 8th year H1B extension and immigration costs are driving me nutz each year.

You can read every detail of my case here -
http://www..com/discuss/140/10124719/

You guys could include your case details in the thread I had started last year to track cases stuck in Security Checks if you wish... http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=12283 (I-140 Security/Background/Domestic Investigation Check Tracker)

Good luck!

My wife's AP is also pending for more than 6 months. Is could be because of security check. I saw some people whose AP is stuck due to security check.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:29 PM
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At I-140 they do IBIS check. Not name-check. IBIS checks should not take that long. So it seems like this is not security check issue at all. May be its employer verification or something.

Please provide some details...are you from list-of-26 countries? do you have a common name? Does your job profile fall under TAL list?



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There a lots of people who are stuck in Security Check at the I140 stage including myself...My I140 was filed in Oct 2006 and it's pending for 513 days. I and my employer have opened Service Requests with TSC several times, upgraded to premium processing etc, my lawyer contacted USCIS several times and my local congressman's office has taken up my case with the USCIS liason twice already but there has been no progress... LUD is07/28/2007... Each time USCIS says the same thing ... My case has been sent for Additional Review and is pending adjudication. There is no defined time line for this.
We are preparing to file Writ of Mandamus shortly as this is the last option. I am on my 8th year H1B extension and immigration costs are driving me nutz each year.

You can read every detail of my case here -
http://www..com/discuss/140/10124719/

You guys could include your case details in the thread I had started last year to track cases stuck in Security Checks if you wish... http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=12283 (I-140 Security/Background/Domestic Investigation Check Tracker)

Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:30 PM
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In general everyone whose I-140, I-131's are pending due to (seemingly) security check issues, please answer the above questions. This will help us understand the pattern.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:34 PM
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What is IBIS check? if they try to cross check previous employment and education I guess it will take them ages.

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At I-140 they do IBIS check. Not name-check. IBIS checks should not take that long. So it seems like this is not security check issue at all. May be its employer verification or something.

Please provide some details...are you from list-of-26 countries? do you have a common name? Does your job profile fall under TAL list?
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:37 PM
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What is IBIS check? if they try to cross check previous employment and education I guess it will take them ages.
Read this document which has detailed information about background/security checks for applications for immigration benefit.
http://boards.immigrationportal.com/...0&d=1192717289
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:43 PM
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Default still in security check!!

I got AP for me and my wife..we did not apply EAD...but did not receive FP notice yet..they are saying its stuck in some frekin security check..and that needs to clear before they can send FP notice...i had my attorney create 2SR's and also did infopass..no avail...
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:06 PM
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Apr-06
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08/01/2006
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India
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06/29/2007
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I got AP for me and my wife..we did not apply EAD...but did not receive FP notice yet..they are saying its stuck in some frekin security check..and that needs to clear before they can send FP notice...i had my attorney create 2SR's and also did infopass..no avail...
Got the same exact response as you...

Still waiting. This s**t sucks!
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485 ND: 8/27 from TSC
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485: Received CPO email for self and spouse: 8/4/8
485: Received email welcoming new PR: 8/5/8
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