If your visa is approved, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you. Your immigrant visa will be placed on a page in your passport. Please review the printed information right away to make sure there are no errors.
Once you have received your immigrant visa, you must enter the United States within the visa validity period to obtain an alien registration receipt or “green” card (Form I-151 or I-551) that will allow you to live and work in the United States. You will receive your passport from the courier service.
The entire visa application processing takes somewhere between two weeks and four months, depending on the type of visa. Please check what visa category you are going to need to have enough time left for the application process. Additional factors.
If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed back within two business days. This status includes: The visa issuance process (visa has been approved but not yet printed) Pending for additional documents/information.
After relevant information is reviewed, the application is approved or denied, based on standards established in U.S. law. While the vast majority of visa applications are approved, U.S. law sets out many standards under which a visa application may be denied.
Check the Status of a Visa Application
For nonimmigrant visas, call 1-603-334-0888. Or use the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC).
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It takes around 2-3 calendar days after the interview to get the passport and visa delivered.
Your immigrant petition must be approved by USCIS before your case can proceed to the National Visa Center.
While passports are often available within one week, the exact time may vary significantly depending on the office used and the workload that the consulate is facing at that particular time.
If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa can be collected from the pickup location you selected when you scheduled for interview appointment. When your passport is available at selected location you will receive an email and an SMS that your passport is “Ready for Pick Up”.
At the end of your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied. Visa approval - When approved, you will be informed how and when your passport and visa will be returned to you.
Your passport will be returned to you in a plastic courier envelope. If your courier envelope contains a large white envelope, known as a visa package, it is important that you do not open the visa package. It should only be opened by immigration officials at the U.S. Port of Entry.
Upon approving the I-130 petition, USCIS will mail the petitioner an I-797 approval notice. The next step depends on two important criteria: (1) if the immigrant is in an Immediate Relative or Family Preference Category and (2) if the immigrant is inside or outside the United States.
It takes from 3 to 5 weeks for a US visa application to get processed. After the processing, the applicant can get a positive reply on their application, and the consulate will deliver the document. The delivery of the visa can take up to two other workdays.
You can expect to be at the Embassy or Consulate for approximately two to three hours. The interview with a consular officer is the last step in a two-step process and typically lasts just a few minutes. Prior to the interview staff will collect, data-enter and review your application.
Step 1: Decide whether you are applying online or offline. Step 2:Get all necessary documents from your current and previous employers. Step 3:Complete the visa application form by entering all required information. Step 5:Send the filled application to the concerned embassy.
Step 1: Select the type of visa you are applying for. Step 2: Next, check your eligibility. Step 3: Fill the online application form entering all required information. Step 4: And finally appear for the visa interview along with all required documents at a select embassy.
This process can take up to 4 working days. Stage 4 of 6: Your Passport has been Approved: Next stage is Passport Printed. Stage 5 of 6: Your Passport has been Printed: Your passport will be posted in the next 2 working days by Passport Express. The production and posting stage takes about 2 working days.
You may be eligible to apply for a U.S. visa without an interview based on your age, or if you are renewing a prior U.S. visa. Currently, we are accepting Interview Waiver applications only for crew members (C1/D) from international airlines and cruise/ships and students (F-1).
How long will the processing take? For applications made at Consular Offices in Metro Manila, processing and releasing of passports take 12 working days for regular processing and 6 working days for expedited processing.
When picking up your visa, there are a few things you'll need to bring with you. If you are picking up your own passport, you will need to show an original, government issued photo I.D., and it is recommended that you bring your visa appointment letter with you as well.
Visa processing takes approximately 21 workdays from the date on which the application is received by the Embassy. A further 2-3 workdays should be allowed for the return of your passport.
In general, the decision is taken within 5 working days from the date of application . If, however, you are requested to submit additional documentation or come for an interview, the decision process may be longer.