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Refusal under Section 221(g) means that essential information is missing from an application. At the end of your interview the consular officer may either tell you that the case has to undergo administrative processing, or will ask you to submit additional information, and that your case is being refused under Section 221(g).  Once we receive the additional information or complete our administrative processing, we will reconsider your case. 

If further information is required, the officer will tell you how to submit that information. As part of this process, you will be given a written letter and will have 12 months from the date of your application to submit the requested documents without having to pay a new visa application fee. After one year, an application refused under Section 221(g) is terminated per Section 203(e).

If the U.S. Embassy or Consulate requested additional information or documentation from you, you must submit those documents at a Vietnam Post document collection office. This web page explains how to submit your documents for delivery to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Other Information

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after your interview with a consular officer. You will be advised of this possibility during your interview. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of your visa interview. When additional administrative processing is required, the length of processing time will vary based on the circumstances of each case. You are reminded to apply early for your visa, well in advance of your anticipated date of travel.

Note: Before inquiring about your visa status, you or your representative must wait at least 60 days from the date of your interview or the submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later. Please be patient.

You can check the status of your application any time at the following website.