Refused or Pending Visas
Administrative Processing: 221(g)
If your visa application was refused with a "221 (g)" notation for further administrative processing, please read these instructions before checking your case status below.
- Check Case Status Here (PDF 322 KB)
The Consulate cannot provide additional details on your case status. This processing is mandatory, and cannot be expedited. We will print your visa and return your passport as soon as the processing is finished. We cannot predict how long this process will take as it varies based on the individual circumstances of each case.
If your visa was refused 214(b), it means your application has been denied. This decision cannot be appealed. However, you may reapply by following the visa application process you used for the first application. Your must again pay fees and make an appointment. A different officer will hear your case. Please review the information on the refusal letter you received at the time of your interview.
You can read more about 214(b) refusals and U.S. immigration law here.
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