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B1/B2 under administrative processing.can apply for transit visa at the same time to visit another country immediately

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Dear all,

 

My application for B1/B2 has been put under administrative processing.My main purpose is to travel to Jamaica via US for my employment as I have been employed by a corporate entity at Jamaica.

 

I am supposed to travel to Jamaica within this month.Since my B1/B2 application is under administrative processing can i file a separate application for transit visa at the US embassy?Will it also be directed towards administrative processing??

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1 minute ago, Leonard1991 said:

I am supposed to travel to Jamaica within this month.Since my B1/B2 application is under administrative processing can i file a separate application for transit visa at the US embassy?Will it also be directed towards administrative processing??

No the transit visa would have the same outcome since you filed for the B1/B2 first.


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Just now, Paul & Mary said:

No the transit visa would have the same outcome since you filed for the B1/B2 first.

So that means it will go under administrative processing.Then how can i visit Jamaica.Will i have to go via UK then?

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1 minute ago, Leonard1991 said:

Then how can i visit Jamaica.Will i have to go via UK then?

You won't transit the US for now.  If you only needed a transit VISA then that is what you should have applied for.


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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

You won't transit the US for now.  If you only needed a transit VISA then that is what you should have applied for.

Thanks for the response.I am clueless what to do.Since I’m expecting visit USA while at Jamaica is the reason for applying B1/B2.Now I’m stuck in the middle.Cant go to Jamaica even.Any options available for me.

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A transit visa or B2 visa... The requirements are exactly the same so it will be the same outcome.

 

You should have applied sooner instead of last minute. You won't be getting on a flight that goes via the US.

 

If you have to go then book a flight via a different country.

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Posted (edited)

^ the post above is correct. US does not have separate transit areas so a “transit visa” is effectively just a short version of a B visa (you still cross the border on entry) & has the same requirements. Yes you’d need to find a different route to Jamaica if you want to go imminently it seems. No telling how quick or how long AP will be resolved. How long have you been on AP for? Did the interviewing officer indicate why?

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14 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

^ the post above is correct. US does not have separate transit areas so a “transit visa” is effectively just a short version of a B visa (you still cross the border on entry) & has the same requirements. Yes you’d need to find a different route to Jamaica if you want to go imminently it seems. No telling how quick or how long AP will be resolved. How long have you been on AP for? Did the interviewing officer indicate why?

Now it has been three weeks.No he didn’t tell me the reason.Just provided me with a 221(g) green slip.The slip says that if i have not been provided with an update within three weeks i can contact them.But when i inquire they told me to wait 180 days.I need to go to Jamaica soon as I have to commence my employment.I am thinking of withdrawing my passport and applying for UK visa.Unless this is not going to work

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16 minutes ago, Leonard1991 said:

Now it has been three weeks.No he didn’t tell me the reason.Just provided me with a 221(g) green slip.The slip says that if i have not been provided with an update within three weeks i can contact them.But when i inquire they told me to wait 180 days.I need to go to Jamaica soon as I have to commence my employment.I am thinking of withdrawing my passport and applying for UK visa.Unless this is not going to work

AP can take weeks..months.. even years. There's no knowing when it will be finished.

 

If you need to go this month you should look at alternative flights etc straight away.

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2 minutes ago, ElDiablo said:

AP can take weeks..months.. even years. There's no knowing when it will be finished.

 

If you need to go this month you should look at alternative flights etc straight away.

Yes.that’s I’m thinking of since there is no other option.thanks for your assistance 

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