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Held pending administrative processing

Your application may require additional administrative processing before the Consular Officer can decide whether to approve or refuse. The Officer will inform you, in writing, that your application is pending and will return your passport to you. The processing time lasts, on average, between between one (1) and six (6) weeks. 

In most cases, applications are approved, and you will be asked to drop off your passport for visa issuance. In a minority of cases, applications are refused following administrative processing.

In either case, we appreciate your patience.

You may check the status of your visa case, using the case number (starts with 201) written by the interviewing Consular Officer on the letter. 

Please click here to check the status of your visa.