Will the National Visa Center conduct background checks?

Yes, after the immigrant visa application and supporting documentation is filed with the National Visa Center, it begins the necessary steps to complete background checks from various government agencies. The purpose is to ensure that there is no record of any criminal, immoral, or subversive conduct, and that no prior immigration-related violations have occurred. These checks are handled by various government agencies and it is difficult to predict how long the background checks will take to complete.