DHS "waiver of ineligibility" processing at the U.S. Consulate Belfast
If your application was refused pending Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authorization (a "waiver of ineligibility") to issue you a visa, you can check the status of your case on-line. The case status report will be updated periodically. If your case is not yet listed, please check back periodically for the latest information.
How to read the case status report
Find your Batch No. in the case status report and note the case Status. There are only four case status remarks: Pending; Email Sent (Date); Send Passport (PPT) and Processed. Each remark is explained below and instructions are given where applicable.
Pending: We are still awaiting a response from DHS. Please continue to check here for further updates.
Send Passport (PPT): DHS have granted you a waiver of ineligibility. You need to submit your passport for visa issuance. You should send it by Royal Mail Special Delivery to Visa Section, U.S. Consulate General, Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5GR. You will also need to provide a prepaid Royal Mail Special Delivery envelope for the return of your passport if you have not already done so.
Email Sent: We have sent an email to the email address you provided on your visa application form requesting additional information or documents, or providing you with additional information on the status of your case. Please check your emails.
Processed: We have received a response from DHS, your application has been processed to conclusion, and your passport has been returned to you by mail in the Royal Mail Special Delivery envelope you provided. You can check the delivery status using the special delivery number at www.royalmail.com.
Please note: DHS can either grant or deny the waiver request. "Processed to conclusion" means that your visa has been issued or denied depending on the DHS response. For this reason, please do not purchase tickets or make final travel plans until you have received your documents in the mail and confirmed that your visa application has been successful.
Case Status Check
Please note: In order to check the status of your application, you will require your Batch No (found on the letter handed to you at the visa interview.)