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Got letter from immigration after service request.

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I got a letter and it said that my case is "pending adjudication" for I821D. What does that mean? My cases were recieved and processed on August 23,2012 and I did biometric appointment on September 13,2012 and I have been waiting ever since...........almost 1 year of waiting and still waiting....

They had put me on processing hold for my case I821D because of pending background checks that was in June but in August they sent me a letter saying now I am pending adjudication? What does that mean?

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It means that your case is still pending. It might be a good idea to consult with an immigration attorney about your case, to try to determine why the case has been taking this long.

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It means it is pending adjudication.

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They have the right to check your background. They need to make sure they know who they are dealing with and that the person they do deal with is not a criminal.


It means it is still pending. Sorry it's taking so long. You are not the only one that's going through this. I think everyone of my colleagues that I know that does I-821D's has at least one or two clients who are in the same boat as you.

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I agree with my colleagues. Your case is pending. There is nothing you can do but wait. If you get a negative decision, contact an immigration lawyer immediately!
Good luck,
Otis C. Landerholm, Esq.