Visa Status Check Online (CEAC Status Check): Immigrant Visa and K visa

Applicants for immigrant and K-visa can view the status of their visa cases from the CEAC launch page 

How to use the system:
In order to use the CEAC Status Check, you will need to enter the case number (TKY…)
If you submitted your petition at the USCIS office in the U.S., a case number will only be assigned after the petition has been approved by USCIS and forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC). At that time, the case number will be provided to you.

Statuses for IV applicants:
The check will return one of the following statuses.

Ready

Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section.  If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time.  Otherwise, please wait until you have been notified of your interview appointment.  Additional information about how Immigrant Visa interview appointments are scheduled can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview.html

For K visa applicants only:
If you have already attended a K visa interview, AND 10 business days have passed since the interview day, please submit an online inquiry form to inquire about your pending visa application status. Please note that if 10 business days have not passed, you will NOT receive an email response.
https://japan2.usembassy.gov/e/visa/tvisa-form-status.html

You can track your passport by using the Japan Post tracking link:
https://www.post.japanpost.jp/index_en.html

Administrative Processing

Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks.  Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted.  If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.  Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigrant Visas for “Diversity Visas” cannot be issued after September 30th of the year in which you were selected to apply for a Diversity Visa.  For example, entrants into the Diversity Visa Program in Fall of 2011 were selected for  Diversity Visa 2012 Program, and selectees MUST apply and receive their visa prior to September 30, 2012 otherwise they lose eligibility to receive a Diversity Immigrant Visa, regardless of additional administrative processing.

In addition, please note that some immigrant visas may not be able to be issued  if the annual numerical limit for that category has been reached.

Issued Your visa has been printed.  Depending on local procedures at the location where you were interviewed, your visa will be mailed or available for pickup soon.  If there are further questions, or if we need updated contact information, you will be contacted.
Refused Please see the letter you received at your interview for more information.
Returned to NVC Your case has been returned to the National Visa Center (NVC). Please contact NVC for further information.  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/national-visa-center.html
Transfer in Progress Your Immigrant Visa case has been transferred to another U.S. Consular office.  You should check back for your case status at a later date.
Expired

You have been notified that your registration for an immigrant visa was cancelled, and any petition approved on your behalf was also cancelled.  We informed you that your application might be reinstated if, within one year, you could establish that your failure to pursue your immigrant visa application was due to circumstances beyond your control.

Since you have failed to do so, the record of your registration and any petition approved on your behalf and all supporting documents have been destroyed; any Department of Labor certification has been returned to your prospective employer.

If you are still interested in obtaining an immigrant visa, the petitioner should contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regarding filing a new immigrant visa petition.

Expiring Soon

Section 203(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act requires that your registration be canceled and any petition approved on your behalf canceled, if you do not apply for your immigrant visa within one year of being advised to do so.

You were advised of this requirement over 1 year ago, but we have not received a response from you since then.  As a result, your application for a visa has been canceled and any petition approved on your behalf has also been canceled.

Your application may be reinstated and any petition revalidated if, within one year, you can establish that your failure to pursue your immigrant visa application was due to circumstances beyond your control.  Please provide a written statement to the Embassy or Consulate outlining the circumstances beyond your control and noting that you still wish to pursue this visa petition.

Application Receipt Pending Please allow up to 20 business days from the day the DS-260 was submitted for the form to be reviewed.
*At NVC

Please follow the instructions you received from the National Visa Center (NVC) for the next step in the processing of your visa petition.

If you have misplaced the instructions sent to you by the NVC or did not receive them, please contact us at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/national-visa-center.html for additional information.

*At NVC: the visa application is currently processed at the National Visa Center (NVC). Please direct the applicants to contact NVC directly regarding the current status. Once United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves a petition, the petition will be forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will send the visa applicant instructions asking to prepare all of the required forms, documents and payment of fees. Once the NVC has received all of the forms and documents, they will review and schedule a visa interview appointment. The NVC then forwards the case file containing the petition, forms and documents submitted by or on behalf of a visa applicant, to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate General, Naha where the applicant will be interviewed. For details on the application procedures through NVC, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/national-visa-center.html