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Q: J-1 visa put under AP twice, got the first visa after 2 months of waiting, applied again for the same visa AP again.

Same consulate, Same type of visa, couldn't attend with the first visa due to exceeding the time given (issued the last day of the deadline), got new admission at another place just after just 2 month of the first visa and again under administrative processing, Both cases asked to fill DS5535 form.

My question is it normal to be under AP again ? isn't that previous AP already got my name cleared ?

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Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Under this administration, there is a new level of scrutiny.

If a consular officer determines that a visa applicant warrants this additional scrutiny, the applicant will be instructed to provide the following information on Form DS-5535:

Travel history during the last fifteen years, including source of funding for travel;

Address history during the last fifteen years;

Employment history during the last fifteen years;

All passport numbers and country of issuance held by the applicant;

Names and dates of birth for all siblings;

Name and dates of birth for all children;

Names and dates of birth for all current and former spouses, or civil or domestic partners;

Social media platforms and identifiers, also known as handles, used during the last five years; and

Phone numbers and email addresses used during the last five years.

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