Tag Archives: administrative processing

My Visa Was Denied After Being Delayed in Administrative Processing—What Should I Do Now?

The visa application process can be slow. Many applicants run into frustrating and prolonged delays. Administrative processing has sometimes been referred to as a “black hole” for visa applicants. Essentially, the term “administrative processing” is government-speak for a temporary refusal pending a further investigation of the application. In this context, a refusal is not the …

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How Long Does Administrative Processing Take?

Administrative processing or administrative clearance is a period of additional review and screening during which officials will make sure that a visa application meets all of the proper criteria. You likely want to know: How much longer is administrative processing going to take? The unsatisfying answer is “it depends”—in some cases it takes 30 or …

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Four Things to Know About Mandamus Cases

Our legal team hears it again and again: “My immigration application is stuck in limbo.” If you are waiting for a decision on your petition, you are certainly not alone. According to data published by TRAC Immigration, California has the largest immigration backlog of any state in the country—there are nearly 180,000 cases pending in …

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4 Reasons Not To File A Lawsuit for Administrative Processing

4 Reasons NOT To File Mandamus For Administrative Processing! Jump To: Visitor Visa, When Its Too Soon, When There Is A Serious Problem, Can You Wait It Out?, When To Consider A Lawsuit You went to your visa interview at a US consulate, but instead of getting your visa, you were told that your visa …

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2 Reasons Your Visa May Be In Administrative Processing

 You may be wondering… Why was my visa put into administrative processing? Why was my visa delayed? Why was I given the 221(g) worksheet? My name’s Joshua Goldstein and I am an immigration lawyer. I help families across the country and around the world get their visas out of administrative processing. So why is …

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