I went to my interview for a visa, and I was given a 221 (g) denial. What shall I do?

221 (g) denial
  • August 31, 2022

The following explanations apply if you were denied a visa under Section 221(g) of the U.S. Immigration  and Nationality Act: (221 (g) denial)

1. Perhaps there are informational gaps in your visa application or

2. The processing of a visa application requires some further documentation or

3. The applicant’s passport has all available visa pages filled. 4. The application’s photo does not fulfill the standards.

5. A visa officer has requested advice on the applicability of inadmissibility grounds 

6. The Petition Information Management Service has not yet listed the applicant’s petition approval  (PIMS),

221 (g) denial

Let’s say the consulate determines that, for any of the aforementioned reasons, your application needs to go through “administrative processing.” Your visa application will thereafter be delayed while the consulate conducts additional review.

If you need to submit additional supporting documents, the consular officer who interviews you will let you know how to do so.

You will need to wait to hear from the consulate or embassy once your case has been settled if you have been informed that you are undergoing administrative processing but won’t need to submit any additional paperwork.

If you didn’t get any notice, email the embassy where you had your interview to find out the status of your visa case.

221 (g) denial

USC is unable to help you get your visa faster because the Department of State’s administrative processing is strictly regulated. Depending on the particulars of each case, the timing will vary when administrative processing is necessary. When they apply, candidates are informed of this potential. After the visa interview, most administrative processing is finished in 60 days. However, candidates should not make contact with the consulate or embassy until 180 days have passed since the date of the interview or the receipt of the documents. The length of administrative processing will be decided by the U.S. Consulate or Embassy handling visa applications.

Let our team of immigration specialists know if you have any more queries about the 221g procedure so they can provide you with the knowledge you need to allay your fears.

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