L1 Visa Stamping Delays

My company filed an L1 visa application for me which was approved in September of 2009. I went to apply for the L1 visa stamp in Madrid but was told that they could not issue the visa due to an “internal administrative process.” What is an internal administrative process? Does this mean that they will not issue the visa? Can I go to another Consulate to apply?

We’ve seen this type of issue before and it has always been related to either an FBI name check issue or anti-fraud measure that required a site visit by a USCIS hired private investigator. I would not recommend applying for the visa stamp at another Consulate until this is resolved. In our experience, it typically takes 1-2 months to complete the review.

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  1. Written by Natxo
    on September 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Did you get the visa already? I am in the same situation for an H1B but my interview was on Sept 4th. Thanks

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