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The Administrative Processing System

We have an online system for applicants who require administrative processing.  Please see instructions below for details.


You can check the status of your case by following these 2 steps:

  1. Find your DS-160 confirmation barcode (example: AA0025B45T) on your DS-160 confirmation page.
  2. Check your Case Status

When Your Administrative Processing is Complete

Iranian Visa Applicants

When your administrative processing is complete, you should come to the Embassy on any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 14:00 and 14:30.  You should submit your passport to the embassy at least 10 days before the expiration date of your administrative processing. Before you come to the Embassy, you and any accompanying family members applying for a visa must visit http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=’ or call 0850 252 6355 from Turkey or (703) 439-2348 from the U.S. to select a passport pickup location. You need to submit a copy of this receipt along with your passport(s) and any other required documents when you come to the Consular Section of the Embassy. You may visit: http://redirect.state.sbu/?url= to check your number.

Turkish Citizens and Residents in Turkey

When your administrative processing is complete, you should send your passport(s) to the American Embassy Ankara, Nonimmigrant Visa Unit via Turkish Post (PTT). Please visit or call 0850 252 6355 from Turkey or (703) 439-2348 from the U.S. to send your documents and select a passport pickup location.  Please attach the “Passport Pickup Registration Receipts” for each family member and take your documents to the PTT location you selected for delivery to the Embassy, Nonimmigrant Visa Unit. You may visit: to check your number.

Please note that it usually takes at least 3-5 business days before you can pick-up your passport from your selected PTT (Turkish Post) location. 
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