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Was issued visa, and then again asked for my passport for administrative processing.

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I applied for US F-1 (Student) visa, and I had an interview on 29th June. I was issued the visa by the counsellor interviewing me, I was said to pay the $200 fee as I was already issued a visa. Nothing new. Everyone who got approved were doing this. Happy me, but this happiness only lasted for few seconds. Here's the unorthodox part; as soon as it was my turn to pay the fee, the counselor that was interviewing me came to the booth of collecting the visa fee, and asked my passport and I was not allowed to submit the required fee which would have guaranteed my visa approval. The guy collecting the visa fee said that 'They would call me to inform about my status' And, when I asked how long would it take he was unsure about it.

I came back home and checked my application status it states that it is currently on "administrative processing". I searched about the administrative processing which states that it might take week or 60 days for this to get through, which is ridiculous if it takes 60 days, as I have my college starting in August. And, I also didn't find any student visa's going through administrative processing, as it is a usual background check done by US embassy.

Can anyone explain this enigma to me? Should I be worried? Is there a chance that my "approved" visa could be rejected again? And, how long will this administrative processing will take? Please, I need help.

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from what i understand visa that have been approved still go through ap, i have heard other people reference it as them 'printing out' the visa or maybe getting it ready for it to be sent out? Again, this is just from what i've read on here. I would get information from other sources.

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I applied for US F-1 (Student) visa, and I had an interview on 29th June. I was issued the visa by the counsellor interviewing me, I was said to pay the $200 fee as I was already issued a visa. Nothing new. Everyone who got approved were doing this. Happy me, but this happiness only lasted for few seconds. Here's the unorthodox part; as soon as it was my turn to pay the fee, the counselor that was interviewing me came to the booth of collecting the visa fee, and asked my passport and I was not allowed to submit the required fee which would have guaranteed my visa approval. The guy collecting the visa fee said that 'They would call me to inform about my status' And, when I asked how long would it take he was unsure about it.

I came back home and checked my application status it states that it is currently on "administrative processing". I searched about the administrative processing which states that it might take week or 60 days for this to get through, which is ridiculous if it takes 60 days, as I have my college starting in August. And, I also didn't find any student visa's going through administrative processing, as it is a usual background check done by US embassy.

Can anyone explain this enigma to me? Should I be worried? Is there a chance that my "approved" visa could be rejected again? And, how long will this administrative processing will take? Please, I need help.

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They took 15 days to finally call me, and they asked me to pay the $200 fee. Then after 2 business days, I finally recieved my passport with my visa.

If they took your document they will probably take around 10-20 days I assume. They will be checking if your document is legit or not by calling, emailing the offices that you showed the document of. So, I would suggest you to inform your office. Office as in Banks, and the workplace/company document that you showed of.

Also, keep checking your online application status via this site: ceac.state.gov

After what I've experienced I don't think there's no need to worry. If your documents are 100% legit, then its just only a matter of time. I think its some kind of process that embassy needs to go through with some of their applicants.

I hope this helped you.

Good Luck! Hope to hear positive response from you :)

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They took 15 days to finally call me, and they asked me to pay the $200 fee. Then after 2 business days, I finally recieved my passport with my visa.

If they took your document they will probably take around 10-20 days I assume. They will be checking if your document is legit or not by calling, emailing the offices that you showed the document of. So, I would suggest you to inform your office. Office as in Banks, and the workplace/company document that you showed of.

Also, keep checking your online application status via this site: ceac.state.gov

After what I've experienced I don't think there's no need to worry. If your documents are 100% legit, then its just only a matter of time. I think its some kind of process that embassy needs to go through with some of their applicants.

I hope this helped you.

Good Luck! Hope to hear positive response from you :)

Have a safe flight!


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Many thanks @Abasny for sharing your story.

Like you mentioned, I was informed through my sources that the Embassy called my previous employer and my school to verify my admission and funding status. And finally, I got a call from the Embassy on the 14th day and was told to pay the reciprocity fee in the amount of $200. I went to the Embassy the next day and have been informed that I should receive my passport within 2-3 days of time.

Hope everything's going well with you. All the very best!

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