My visa application has been put into administrative processing by the consulate. What should I do?

Administrative processing will generally be completed within 60 days of the completion of the visa interview, but the exact timing will vary depending on the circumstances of your case. If your application is subject to administrative clearance, you should contact experienced immigration counsel.

During the time in which your case is in administrative processing you will need to wait to hear from the consular officer. If you receive a request for supplemental information or documents from the consular officer, contact your immigration counsel so that they can assist with responding promptly and thoroughly. If not, you do not need to do anything until you hear from the embassy/consulate.

Do not contact the consulate/embassy until at least 60 days after the date of the interview or the submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm by phone at 704-442-8000 or via email with any additional questions and to receive more information.