After applying for a US visa and being told that the visa was approved, the status on the Department of State website still says that it's in "Administrative Processing". What's the reason behind this?

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"Administrative Processing" is the default state for all applications and is not a reason for concern. As soon as the visa is physically stamped in the passport (which can take from 1 to 5 days, depending on the current workload), the status on the website will change to "Issued".

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