I've a few questions but let me give a little background information first. My parents had their first interview for their family based immigration visa in May 2006. US Consulate Islamabad told my father that his case needs administrative processing. After waiting for 8 months in January 2007 they sent the passports back with a letter for new medical and police reports. My parents went to the consulate again and they were told that my mother will get her visa within 5 days and my father will get his visa in 10 days. My mother got her visa on time but it's been more than 3 weeks now and there is no sign of my father's visa. On contacting the US embassy we got a reply that it is still under administrative processing and no travel arrangements should be made at this stage.
My questions are,
1. My father is 60+ years of age. Does he still fall under the security clearance process criteria?
2. When my parents were called again, we thought that the security clearance process is over now because they didn't call them after the medical and police reports expired but after more than 8 months. Is it possible that the security clearance was complete at that time and now they started the clearance process again from scratch?
3. If there is anyone reading this who has relatives or friends who've been through the same process for a family based immigration visa then please share your experience.
4. Whenever we contact the US embassy in Islamabad, they tell us that the case is still under Administrative process. Is there a way to get more specific information about the case? Like what stage it is in and whether the security clearance part is over or not.
Please share you experiences and suggestions.
Thanks and Regards