DHS “waiver of ineligibility” processing at the Consulate General Belfast

Waivers of Ineligibility are processed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Estimated current processing time: 8 – 10 months.  Note that this is an estimate only and it can take longer. We have no control over DHS processing times.

If you left your passport at the Consulate, we will process your application to conclusion as soon as the DHS process your waiver application and your passport will be returned to you as per your booking at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/niv/.
If you did not leave your passport at the Consulate, we will contact you by email when the DHS has processed your waiver application to request you to submit your passport to us for visa processing.

If you change your email address or your left your passport at the Consulate and need to request its return before your application has been processed to conclusion, email consularbelfast@state.gov.

Please note we cannot respond to inquiries about the status of your case.  If we have not contacted you, you can assume DHS waiver processing is ongoing.