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The US embassy have had my passport for 2 weeks Monday. The

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The US embassy have had my passport for 2 weeks Monday. The kept it after my CR1 visa interview as they refused my application pending further investigation. Meaning they have not checked the information I supplied to them with ACRO.I travel for work and this is now effecting my work. How long can they legally keep my passport?
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 18 days ago.

Hi

Further to your question I am a solicitor and will be assisting you with your question today

Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 18 days ago.

Hi

Further to your question it should be returned within 7-10 days by courier

Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 17 days ago.
You can call them and obtain the tracking number for the courier
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 16 days ago.
I do hope that I have managed to answer your question and many thanks for visiting the JustAnswer website
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
The visa hasn't been approved, they have requested further information from ACRO.
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Where consent was provided
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
prior the meeting. I then called ACRO and asked if the embassy had made contact, ACRO confirmed the embassy have not.
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Monday I will be 2 weeks with no passport and no contact. I am told to just wait
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
In a climate where work is already low, I have to turn down work as I am unable to leave the country.
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 16 days ago.

If they are wanting for the criminal clearance that can take up to 4 weeks

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I'm concerned it will go on longer than 4 weeks, for me thats 4 weeks without work. How long by law are they able to keep my passport?
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 16 days ago.
There is nothing stipulated in law who long they can keep your passport
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
what do you suggest?
Expert:  Immigration Warrior replied 16 days ago.
Please do call them