Administrative processing usually means that the US consulate needs to verify some additional information related to your case or is waiting for a security clearance required for further processing.
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Checking the application for fraud, criminal records and other security related issues. Nothing bad should be assumed just yet.
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It means the passport was retained while administrative processing is ongoing, and nothing else. Whether the visa is approved or not, depends on what is uncovered during the administrative processing.
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Neither approval nor denial. All it means that you are now undergoing the mandatory security checks that the consulate must perform by law for all applicants of your nationality.
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