What can I do my husband’s immigration case has been under administrative process for over a year?

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What can I do my husband’s immigration case has been under administrative process for over a year?

I filed a I-130 petition for my husband almost 3 years ago and he had his visa interview 13 months ago. At the interview he was told, his documents are complete and to wait for a call from the embassy. As of today it has been over a year and we haven’t heard anything back from the embassy. I tried calling the embassy to get update on my husband’s case but didn’t get a definitive answer but that the case is under administrative process.

Asked on April 12, 2012 under Immigration Law, California

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SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

There is really nothing you can do except follow up from time to time.  I suspect that the administrative process hold is on this case because the Embassy suspects that the marriage is not bona fide.  It is very possible that at some point they will simply let you know that they are revoking the approval.  THis is often the case wherein the marriage is such that the spouses rarely see one another and have been married for quite some time; it is then suspected that the marriage was entered into for immigration purposes.


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