|Subject: What Kind of Checks Will Be Included in the I-485 Background Security Check?
||Posted on: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 20:42:00 +0000 (UTC)
My EB1A application has been approved. Thank you very much for the
help of your Do It Yourself package of EB1A. Now my I-485 application
is pending. I called the USCIS Customer Service Help Line for my case
progress, and was told that it is in the process of "background
security check". What kind of checks will be included in this
background security check?
To ensure that immigration benefits are given only to eligible
applicants, USCIS adopted background security check procedures that
address a wide range of possible risk factors. Different kinds of
applications undergo different levels of scrutiny. USCIS normally uses
the following three background check mechanisms but maintains the
authority to conduct other background investigations as necessary:
1) The Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) Name Check=97 IBIS is
a multi-agency effort with a central system that combines information
from multiple agencies, databases and system interfaces to compile
data relating to national security risks, public safety issues and
other law enforcement concerns.
2) FBI Fingerprint Check=97FBI fingerprint checks are conducted for many
applications. The FBI fingerprint check provides information relating
to criminal background within the United States. Generally, the FBI
forwards responses to USCIS within 24-48 hours. If there is a record
match, the FBI forwards an electronic copy of the criminal history
(RAP sheet) to USCIS.
3) FBI Name Checks=97FBI name checks are also required for many
applications. The FBI name check is totally different from the FBI
fingerprint check. The records maintained in the FBI name check
process consist of administrative, applicant, criminal, personnel and
other files compiled by law enforcement. Initial responses to this
check generally take about two weeks. In about 80 percent of the
cases, no match is found. http://www.greencardapply.com/question/question11=