Please visit the Department of State Travel Site for information on adminstrative processing wait times.
Instructions for those who submitted a visa application at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi
After your visa interview, if you were found temporarily ineligible for a visa you received a pink, green, or yellow Section 221(g) handout.
If you received a pink handout, you can check the status of your case Status online.
The case status report is updated twice a week. Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the case status report may not get updated every Tuesday and Friday. Do not contact the Embassy as there is no cause for concern.
PLEASE NOTE: The Embassy cannot begin processing your application until you have provided all of the requested documentation. Your case will not appear in the on-line case status report until we have all of your documents.
If you received a green or yellow handout, the information on this page and in the case status report is not relevant to you. Instead you will be contacted by the Embassy if and when further action is required. Do not contact the Embassy.
How to interpret the case status report
Find your BATCH ID in the "Check Case Status" link above case above and note the case STATUS. There are only four case status remarks: Pending Process, Contact Embassy, Send PPT and Processed. Each remark is explained below and instructions are given where applicable.
Your case is still pending administrative processing. The Embassy cannot proceed with your case before completion of the processing. The Embassy cannot waive the processing. Do not contact the Embassy.
Your case has been processed and the Embassy needs additional information from you to process the case to completion. Please e-mail the Embassy (email@example.com) and request the list of documents you must submit. In the subject line of your e-mail state your BATCH ID and then write "Contact Embassy." Submit requested documents as explained below.
You are required to submit your passport for issuance of the visa. Submit the passport as explained below.
The visa has been issued, or the case is closed and no action can be taken at this time.
Document or Passport Submission
Please submit requested documents and passports through one of 11 offsite collection centers.
Be sure to include a copy of the pink 221(g) handout with your submission, and mark all packets of documents "Attention: U.S. Embassy - Administrative Processing. Do not submit any original personal documents (degrees, mark sheets, etc.). Documents submitted will not be returned (other than passport and petitions).
For more information:
Helpline: +91-(0)120-6602222 or +91-(0)22-67209400