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VISA STATUS CHECK Online (CEAC Status Check): Immigrant Visa

Applicants for immigrant and K-visa can view the status of their visa cases from the CEAC launch page.

How to use the system:
In order to use the CEAC Status Check, you will need to enter the case number (FRN…) 
If you submitted your petition at the USCIS office in Frankfurt, a case number will only be assigned after the petition has been approved by USCIS and forwarded to the Immigrant Visa Section. At that time, the case number will be provided to you.

STATUSES FOR IV APPLICANTS
The check will return one of the following statuses.

Ready: Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section.  If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time.  Otherwise, please wait until you have been notified of your interview appointment.  Additional information about how Immigrant Visa interview appointments are scheduled can be found at:  http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3731.html

Administrative processing: Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing.  This processing can take several weeks.  Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted.  If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.  Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigrant Visas for "Diversity Visas" cannot be issued after September 30th of the year in which you were selected to apply for a Diversity Visa.  For example, entrants into the Diversity Visa Program in Fall of 2011 were selected for  Diversity Visa 2012 Program, and selectees MUST apply and receive their visa prior to September 30, 2012 otherwise they lose eligibility to receive a Diversity Immigrant Visa, regardless of additional administrative processing.

In addition, please note that some immigrant visas may not be able to be issued  if the annual numerical limit for that category has been reached.

Issued: Your visa has been printed.  Depending on local procedures at the location where you were interviewed, your visa will be mailed or available for pickup soon.  If there are further questions, or if we need updated contact information, you will be contacted. 

Refused: Please see the letter you received at your interview for more information.

Returned to NVC: Your case has been returned to the National Visa Center (NVC). Please contact NVC for further information.  http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3177.html

Transfer in progress: Your Immigrant Visa case has been transferred to another U.S. Consular office.  You should check back for your case status at a later date.