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Good Morning all,

 

My first post and I thank you in anticipation of your assistance.

 

On the 26th November, I had an interview at US Embassy and was told that they would recommend that a Visa was issued and it would take up to 4 months as had to be referred. They did not ask for any additional evidence and simply told me to wait.

 

I have today been nosey and gone on the CEAC webpage and noticed that my application is marked as refused on 26th November 2018 - am I correct in assuming that it is marked refused as it has been referred?

 

Thankyou

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That sounds like it's in Administrative Processing.......you just have to be patient since AP has no definite end date.


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Good Morning,

 

I had my VISA interview on 26th November and have heard nothing since, is there anyone I can call, or is there an indication of how long Administrative processing can take.

 

Thanks for all your help

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No one you can call, no end date for AP.  AP in certain countries can be very long. What embassy was the interview? 


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Afternoon,

 

it does say refused, but have been told that is normal on referrals. They do not have my passport, and I was told it could be 4 - 6 months for AP, when I would be emailed with an answer and request to send passport in

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So, you were told the potential wait time. Again, what embassy is this? 


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11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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I was told the potential wait time at that time, since which the government has been closed, the forum has a wealth of knowledge so I was seeking further clarification based on knowledge of those that have gone through the process, I understood that is what a forum is for, apologies if I have misunderstood 

 

It was the London embassy 

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London usually issues approved B Visa;'s within a week.


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Unless this is an ESTA-refused B2 attempt, OP's country of nationality could play a part in the lengthy AP. 


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11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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1 hour ago, Busa1400 said:

Afternoon,

 

it does say refused, but have been told that is normal on referrals. They do not have my passport, and I was told it could be 4 - 6 months for AP, when I would be emailed with an answer and request to send passport in

Told by the embassy, or told on Internet forums? Usually, what you call “referral” is marked as administrative processing on CEAC, and refused means refused. I realize this doesn’t line up with what the embassy told you, but there are rare instances in which people are told they are approved then the follow up checks result in a refusal. For your peace of mind one way or the other, I’d suggest contacting the embassy to confirm that you are indeed on AP and that it is in progress.

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Never heard of anyone being told 4 - 6 months AP by the London Consulate, even in dodgy Countries they usually say a very short period.


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This is a B2 ESTA non qualifying, previous arrest. I had an appointment took all papers etc. I was interviewed and told refused but consular would recommend waiver of refusal and that it would go to Home Land security and be about four months. I was not given any paperwork. My research has stated that months is about right and when Home Land have confirmed visa then my passport will called for visa added.

 

is there anyone at London embassy I can call, I have not found a number ? 

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ROFL

 

Well that make a difference

 

6 months nearer the mark.


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