What is CEAC account?
Immigrant visa applicants in some countries use a Department of State online application center to submit required fees, forms, and documents to the National Visa Center (NVC) for review. This tool is called the Consular Electronic Application Center, or CEAC.
What is CEAC mean?
Consular Electronic Applications Center
The Consular Electronic Applications Center (CEAC) allows foreign individuals and their legal representatives to check the status of U.S. visa applications online.
How do I pay CEAC fees?
To pay your fee, log into your case in CEAC and click the ‘PAY NOW’ button under Affidavit of Support Fee or IV Fee on your summary page. Please note you cannot pay these two fees simultaneously; the online system will ask you to pay them one at a time.
How much is the NVC processing fee?
Once the NVC has processed your DS-261, you will need to pay two required fees online, for a total of $445: the State Department’s application processing fee ($325) and the financial support form fee ($120).
What’s next after paying visa fee?
After paying the fees, you will need to wait for NVC to process them, which typically takes up to one week. When the payments have been processed, you will be able to access and submit Form DS-260, the online immigrant visa application. Check out detailed instructions for how to do so.
What does it mean to change case status on CEAC?
This is an administrative change to more accurately communicate case status to applicants. Visa applicants whose case status on CEAC had previously displayed as “Administrative Processing” had been refused under section 221 (g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
When does a visa application go to CEAC?
On March 3, 2020, the Department of State made an update to the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website, our online portal for visa applicants. A visa applicant whose case previously displayed as being in “Administrative Processing” on his or her case status page now displays as being “refused.”
Can a visa application be overturned by a CEAC?
Although some refusals under INA section 221 (g) can be overturned, the change in the CEAC correctly reflects that the applicant’s visa application has been refused.
When is the last update on the CEAC website?
Visas: CEAC Case Status Change Last Updated: March 5, 2020 On March 3, 2020, the Department of State made an update to the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) website, our online portal for visa applicants.