Section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act is the most common ground of refusal for nonimmigrant visa applicants. To learn more about visa denials refused under 214(b) and visa ineligibilities under 212(a), please visit the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affair website.
If a case is pending further documentation or information, a consular officer may temporarily refuse your visa case per section 221(g). If the consular officer has requested that you provide additional information (for example, official school transcripts for returning students, bank statements to show the ability to pay for travel expenses, etc), please collect the requested information and return to the consular section with this information on Monday or Wednesday from 07:30 a.m. to 08:30 a.m. A new appointment is not required and no additional application fees are necessary. Please check the U.S. Embassy’s holiday schedule to ensure that the consular section is open.
If a case is pending further administrative processing, you are not required to take any further action. A consular officer will review the visa application and contact you via email or phone when your case is ready for a follow-up interview. Please read the following information regarding cases that are pending further administrative processing.