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Family-Based Immigration
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At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied.

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.  You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.  Please visit Visa Status Check Online (CEAC Status Check): Immigrant Visa and K visa for details.

If you are asked to submit additional documents, please follow the instructions you received at the time of the interview. If the letter indicates you should submit the documents through CEAC, please watch this video on how to submit additional documents  through CEAC.

If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers.

How to upload documents to CEAC (Consular Electronic Application Center)

If you need to submit your documents through CEAC, please watch this video on step-by-step instructions and tips on how to do it correctly.

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