Checking the Status of a Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Some visa applications require additional administrative processing which takes longer than the 3 – 5 workdays required for routine processing. Most administrative processing is resolved within 90 days of the visa interview.
Applicants who are subject to additional administrative processing are advised on the day of the interview. While the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case, you should allow at least 90 days for this stage of the visa process to be completed. You can check on the status of your application by visiting our website at http://london.usembassy.gov/administrative_processing.html.
The spreadsheet is updated weekly, usually on a Friday.
If your application is subject to additional processing because you have answered “Yes” to one or more of the Security and Background questions on the DS-160, you should allow approximately 16 weeks for the application to be processed. Please note that it is not possible to check the status of this type of visa application.