Case Status

General information:

You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.

Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.

If your visa has been denied, you may find useful information on Ineligibilities and Waivers on usvisas.state.gov.

How to Check Your Visa Application Status:

Keep a copy of your application barcode number.  You will need this and the location of your interview (Republic of Guinea, Conakry).

Go to the secure website at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/ 

 Fill out the required fields with your barcode number and the location of your interview– Republic of Guinea, Conakry.

 You will see one of the following statuses of your application:

  • Administrative Processing: Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing.  This processing can take several weeks to several months.  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 will be available within two business days.
  • Issued: Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it in more than 10 working days, please see the webpage for contact information of the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application.
  • Ready: Your case is open and ready for your interview, fingerprints, and required documents. If you have already had your interview, please check your status after two business days.  If no interview was required, please check back in two business days for the status of your application.
  • Refused: Your application was refused. Please see the letter or other instructions you received at the interview.