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Visa Delay May be Over

Old Sep 25th 2002, 1:33 am
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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2002/13641.htm

Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 24, 2002


Visa Security Reviews

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the State Department has been engaged with other U.S. government agencies in an extensive and
ongoing review of visa issuing procedures as they relate to the security of our borders and our nation. As a result, some visa applicants worldwide have
been subject to additional background and security checks coordinated with the U.S. law enforcement and security community. Applicants were informed
when their applications were subject to delay.

As a result of improved interagency and automated procedures, the Department of State last week sent authorization to consular posts worldwide to issue
visas to more than 10,000 visa applicants following mandatory security reviews. Many foreign students, business people and other travelers whose visa
applications have been subject to the security procedure known as "Visas Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications.

"Visas Condor" is a program under which posts abroad submit names of visa applicants subject to further analysis by appropriate U.S. government
agencies. In the future, these security reviews are expected to take less than a month from the time of visa application.

The primary responsibility of consular officers is to carry out U.S. law and to ensure that applicants to whom they issue visas will not pose a threat to the
safety and security of the United States. This must take precedence over other considerations in adjudicating visa applications. There is no automatic
entitlement to a U.S. visa. All visas are subject to the requirements of U.S. visa and immigration law.

The Department of State does everything possible to meet the legitimate needs of prospective travelers to the United States, consistent with our security
responsibilities. However, individuals who do not build in ample time before their planned travel date to obtain a visa may be inconvenienced.
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Old Sep 25th 2002, 12:27 pm
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Hmmmmm, with this statement in there -

"Many foreign students, business people and other travelers whose visa
applications have been subject to the security procedure known as "Visas
Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications."

I have to wonder if this is only the visa's listed in it or if it is all
Visas. I think the first is correct. I see nothing about any other type of
visa in this but hey, it would be nice if they did speed things up for the
fiancée and spousal visas too.


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    > http://www.state.gov/r/pa/p-
    > rs/ps/2002/13641.htm

    > Press Statement
    > Richard Boucher, Spokesman
    > Washington, DC
    > September 24, 2002
    > Visa Security Reviews
    > Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the State
    > Department has been engaged with other U.S. government agencies
    > in an extensive and
    > ongoing review of visa issuing procedures as they relate to the
    > security of our borders and our nation. As a result, some visa
    > applicants worldwide have
    > been subject to additional background and security checks
    > coordinated with the U.S. law enforcement and security community.
    > Applicants were informed
    > when their applications were subject to delay.
    > As a result of improved interagency and automated procedures, the
    > Department of State last week sent authorization to consular
    > posts worldwide to issue
    > visas to more than 10,000 visa applicants following mandatory
    > security reviews. Many foreign students, business people and
    > other travelers whose visa
    > applications have been subject to the security procedure known as
    > "Visas Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications.
    > "Visas Condor" is a program under which posts abroad submit names
    > of visa applicants subject to further analysis by appropriate
    > U.S. government
    > agencies. In the future, these security reviews are expected to
    > take less than a month from the time of visa application.
    > The primary responsibility of consular officers is to carry out
    > U.S. law and to ensure that applicants to whom they issue visas
    > will not pose a threat to the
    > safety and security of the United States. This must take
    > precedence over other considerations in adjudicating visa
    > applications. There is no automatic
    > entitlement to a U.S. visa. All visas are subject to the
    > requirements of U.S. visa and immigration law.
    > The Department of State does everything possible to meet the
    > legitimate needs of prospective travelers to the United States,
    > consistent with our security
    > responsibilities. However, individuals who do not build in ample
    > time before their planned travel date to obtain a visa may be
    > inconvenienced.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Sep 26th 2002, 3:14 am
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James Donovan
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I hope they speed up green cards. Maybe then we can also reduce the numbers.

"A-Lee" wrote in message news:...
    > Hmmmmm, with this statement in there -
    > "Many foreign students, business people and other travelers whose visa
    > applications have been subject to the security procedure known as "Visas
    > Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications."
    > I have to wonder if this is only the visa's listed in it or if it is all
    > Visas. I think the first is correct. I see nothing about any other type of
    > visa in this but hey, it would be nice if they did speed things up for the
    > fiancée and spousal visas too.
    > "Lennybruce" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > ts.com
    ...
    > >
    > > http://www.state.gov/r/pa-
    > > /prs/ps/2002/13641.htm

    > >
    > > Press Statement
    > > Richard Boucher, Spokesman
    > > Washington, DC
    > > September 24, 2002
    > >
    > >
    > > Visa Security Reviews
    > >
    > > Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the State
    > > Department has been engaged with other U.S. government agencies
    > > in an extensive and
    > > ongoing review of visa issuing procedures as they relate to the
    > > security of our borders and our nation. As a result, some visa
    > > applicants worldwide have
    > > been subject to additional background and security checks
    > > coordinated with the U.S. law enforcement and security community.
    > > Applicants were informed
    > > when their applications were subject to delay.
    > >
    > > As a result of improved interagency and automated procedures, the
    > > Department of State last week sent authorization to consular
    > > posts worldwide to issue
    > > visas to more than 10,000 visa applicants following mandatory
    > > security reviews. Many foreign students, business people and
    > > other travelers whose visa
    > > applications have been subject to the security procedure known as
    > > "Visas Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications.
    > >
    > > "Visas Condor" is a program under which posts abroad submit names
    > > of visa applicants subject to further analysis by appropriate
    > > U.S. government
    > > agencies. In the future, these security reviews are expected to
    > > take less than a month from the time of visa application.
    > >
    > > The primary responsibility of consular officers is to carry out
    > > U.S. law and to ensure that applicants to whom they issue visas
    > > will not pose a threat to the
    > > safety and security of the United States. This must take
    > > precedence over other considerations in adjudicating visa
    > > applications. There is no automatic
    > > entitlement to a U.S. visa. All visas are subject to the
    > > requirements of U.S. visa and immigration law.
    > >
    > > The Department of State does everything possible to meet the
    > > legitimate needs of prospective travelers to the United States,
    > > consistent with our security
    > > responsibilities. However, individuals who do not build in ample
    > > time before their planned travel date to obtain a visa may be
    > > inconvenienced.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > >
    > >
 
Old Sep 26th 2002, 7:05 pm
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I spoke to the DOS today. None, zero, zip, nadah a one of the 10,000
visas cleared from the backlog were visas applications from Russia. I
am sorry to relay this news.
 
Old Sep 27th 2002, 5:17 pm
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[email protected] (James Donovan) wrote in message news:...
    > I hope they speed up green cards. Maybe then we can also reduce the numbers.
    > "A-Lee" wrote in message news:...
    > > Hmmmmm, with this statement in there -
    > >
    > > "Many foreign students, business people and other travelers whose visa
    > > applications have been subject to the security procedure known as "Visas
    > > Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications."
    > >
    > > I have to wonder if this is only the visa's listed in it or if it is all
    > > Visas. I think the first is correct. I see nothing about any other type of
    > > visa in this but hey, it would be nice if they did speed things up for the
    > > fiancée and spousal visas too.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Lennybruce" wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > pats.com
    ...
    > > >
    > > > http://www.state.gov/r/-
    > > > pa/prs/ps/2002/13641.htm

    > > >
    > > > Press Statement
    > > > Richard Boucher, Spokesman
    > > > Washington, DC
    > > > September 24, 2002
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Visa Security Reviews
    > > >
    > > > Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the State
    > > > Department has been engaged with other U.S. government agencies
    > > > in an extensive and
    > > > ongoing review of visa issuing procedures as they relate to the
    > > > security of our borders and our nation. As a result, some visa
    > > > applicants worldwide have
    > > > been subject to additional background and security checks
    > > > coordinated with the U.S. law enforcement and security community.
    > > > Applicants were informed
    > > > when their applications were subject to delay.
    > > >
    > > > As a result of improved interagency and automated procedures, the
    > > > Department of State last week sent authorization to consular
    > > > posts worldwide to issue
    > > > visas to more than 10,000 visa applicants following mandatory
    > > > security reviews. Many foreign students, business people and
    > > > other travelers whose visa
    > > > applications have been subject to the security procedure known as
    > > > "Visas Condor" will now see speedier visa adjudications.
    > > >
    > > > "Visas Condor" is a program under which posts abroad submit names
    > > > of visa applicants subject to further analysis by appropriate
    > > > U.S. government
    > > > agencies. In the future, these security reviews are expected to
    > > > take less than a month from the time of visa application.
    > > >
    > > > The primary responsibility of consular officers is to carry out
    > > > U.S. law and to ensure that applicants to whom they issue visas
    > > > will not pose a threat to the
    > > > safety and security of the United States. This must take
    > > > precedence over other considerations in adjudicating visa
    > > > applications. There is no automatic
    > > > entitlement to a U.S. visa. All visas are subject to the
    > > > requirements of U.S. visa and immigration law.
    > > >
    > > > The Department of State does everything possible to meet the
    > > > legitimate needs of prospective travelers to the United States,
    > > > consistent with our security
    > > > responsibilities. However, individuals who do not build in ample
    > > > time before their planned travel date to obtain a visa may be
    > > > inconvenienced.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > > >
    > > >


Dear All:
Does any one have any specific information about these issueing
10,000 visa for which country and which type of visa? Is China
fiance(K1) belong to this? Please share! Thanks!

H2
 
Old Sep 27th 2002, 11:59 pm
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Waiting4lenochka
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Default Re: Visa Delay is NOT Over

I spoke with the DOS two days ago, none of the visas in this backlog
were from Russia or China. This is old news and the only positive
that can be drawn from it is that it does mean there is something
happening but this does not have any effect for K visas from Russia or
China.
 
Old Sep 28th 2002, 1:27 am
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does this have any effectt on k-3 from
missouri? i called today my congressman's office and our petition is
ready to be decided
i need prayers......i want my husband here
he is in canada
 
Old Sep 29th 2002, 3:46 am
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I have no idea about any of the process as it relates to Canada.
However, I can say that if you are still at an INS service center
awaiting an NOA on a petition then you are still only half the way
through the process. My coments were in direct reference to the fact
that no visa has been issued at the embassy in Moscow since July 22,
2002. Richard Boucher had a press release last week stating that
10,000 visa under the "visas condor" SAO had been released for
issuance and had therefore negated any current backlog.

The problem is that K visas are not affected by the "visas condor" SAO
but are subject to the "visas donkeys" SAO. As a result, many people
who thought Boucher's statement was good news and that the visas in
Moscow and China would soon be issued were disappointed because there
has been no movement by the DOS to clear the backlog of approved K
visas for Russia and China. As for the SAO procedures affecting
Canadian visa benficiaries, I could not tell you. My focus has been
strictly on Russia because I am waiting 4 Lenochka.


[email protected] wrote in message news:...
    > does this have any effectt on k-3 from
    > missouri? i called today my congressman's office and our petition is
    > ready to be decided
    > i need prayers......i want my husband here
    > he is in canada
 

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