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Administrative Processing

Administrative Processing

Administrative Processing at the U.S. Consulate General Auckland

Some cases require additional administrative processing. If you recently attended a visa interview and your application was temporarily refused under 221(g) and you received the "Administrative Processing" handout at the interview, you can check the status of your case on-line. The case status report will be updated periodically. The review of your application may take more than 6 – 8 months to complete. In some cases, processing can take six months or longer, so if your case is not yet listed, please check back periodically for the latest information.

How to read the case status report

Find your Batch No. in the case status report and note the case Status. There are only four case status remarks: Pending; Email Sent (Date); Send Passport (PPT) and Processed. Each remark is explained below and instructions are given where applicable.

Pending:  Your case is still pending administrative processing. The Consulate General cannot issue you a visa before completion of this process. The Consulate General cannot waive this processing or influence the amount of time this processing may take. Please do not contact the Consulate General while your application is being processed as we will not be able to assist you.

Email Sent: The Consulate General needs additional information from you in order to finish processing your case. The Consulate General has emailed or telephoned you regarding this information. You must submit this information to the Consulate General before your case can be completed. If your case status is EMAIL SENT, but that email was never received, please contact our Call Center on +64 9 887 5999 and let them know that you need to email the Consulate General regarding this information.

Send Passport (PPT):
You are required to submit your passport for issuance of the visa. Submit your passport along with a self addressed courier bag or you can use the drop box facility at the Consulate General, Auckland.

The visa has been issued, or the case is closed and no action can be taken at this time. If the visa is issued, it will be returned within approximately 3-4 days.

You can track the progress of your passport, once it has been picked up from our office by the courier company, on-line by visiting

Case Status Check