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Administrative Process Status

Administrative Process Status for Immigrant Visa Applicants

Important Notice: All nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants (including 'K' visa applicants) may require administrative processing. While most administrative procedures occur prior to the final immigrant visa interview, in some instances additional processing may be required after the interview. They cannot be expedited and our office does not have any control over them. Applicants should plan their schedules accordingly.

As soon as the administrative processing is complete, the case numbers will be announced on our web page at http://www.usemb-ankara.org.tr/consular/english/immigrant_admin_processing.html. This web page is updated every seven days.

For Turkish Applicants:

After your case number appears, you can send your passport, OF-194 refusal sheet and missing documents, if any, to the U.S. Embassy Ankara.  You have until the expiration date, announced next to your case number, to send in your passport and documents.  Before sending your passport and documents, please visit usvisa-info.com or call 0850 252 6355 from Turkey or (703) 439-2348 from the United States to arrange for delivery of your packet to the Embassy and to select a passport/visa pickup location.   Please note that once you register for PTT service, you will have the opportunity to send and receive your documents without paying a fee.

Upon receipt of your packet, we will review your application again and, if everything is in order, your passport and visa packet will be given to PTT courier service within 5 business days for delivery to the PTT branch you have chosen.  If your application is still missing items, then you will receive a notice informing you of the additional items needed to complete your application.

For Iranian Applicants:

After you see your case number on our web page, please appear in person with your passport, refusal sheet (OF-194) and the missing items, if any, at the U.S. Embassy Ankara Consular Gate any Monday through Thursday between 10:30am and 12:00.  You have until the expiration date, announced next to your case number, to return for your visa.  Before coming to the Embassy, please make sure to select a passport/visa pickup location either through usvisa-info.com or by calling 0850 252 6355 from Turkey or (703) 439-2348 from the United States.

After your personal appearance, we will review your application again and if everything is in order, your passport and visa packet will be given to PTT courier service within 5 business days for delivery to the PTT branch you have chosen previously. If your application is still missing items, then you will receive a notice informing you of the additional items needed to complete your application. One member of a family can return to Turkey on behalf of the entire family.  The person returning to the Embassy must be one of the family members receiving a visa.

NOTE FOR THOSE WHO HAD THEIR INTERVIEWS BEFORE 19 DECEMBER 2012 BUT WERE TEMPORARILY REFUSED UNDER INA SECTION 221(G) FOR MISSING DOCUMENTS AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING:

NON-TURKISH APPLICANTS:  If your file is missing a document and/or needs administrative processing, then, upon completion of your administrative processing, you will need to return to the Embassy with your passport, missing documents and your address and phone number in Turkey any Monday through Thursday between 10:30am – 12:00.  If your application is complete, we will return your passport and visa packet to your address in Turkey by UPS courier service.  Please note that you will need to pay for UPS courier service at the time of delivery.

TURKISH APPLICANTS  If your file is missing a document, you can send it to the Embassy through a courier service along with your passport.  If your case also needed administrative processing, please wait until your case number is announced on our web page before sending your missing documents.  If your application is complete, then we will return your passport and visa packet to your address by UPS courier service.  Please note that you will need to pay for UPS courier service at the time of delivery.

 The date stated next to your case number is NOT a new appointment date.  It is the expiration date of your administrative process. We advise you to come (or send your documents, if you are a Turkish citizen) to our office at your earliest convenience when your case number is announced below and not to wait until the expiration date of your administrative process.

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Important Reminder Regarding Medical Examinations

Medical examinations classified as "Class B (TB)" are valid for 3 months from the date the doctor signed the report. All other medical examinations classified as "No apparent disease or defect” are valid for 6 months after the doctor’s signature date. If your case is subject to further administrative processing, your medical report may expire during the process.  In that case, you are required to renew your examination and submit an updated medical report to our office when you come here to receive your immigrant visa. Your visa validity will be limited with the validity of your medical report. If you plan to travel at a later date, you are advised to renew your medical report and get a visa with a longer validity period.

NOTE: When you return our office to receive your visa, please obtain and provide the most recent taxable year’s complete income tax returns from your petitioner and co-sponsor (such as 1040 Individual income tax returns, Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statements or Form 1099, Miscellaneous Income).

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