I arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport on 28 and was detained for more than 9 hours and was denied entry due to President Trump's ban on nationals of 7 countries and I am a national of the Republic of Yemen.
I was forced to sign the i-275 and then canceled my visa and was returned from where I came from.
visa type: F1
I called the embassy in Riyadh and they told me I could apply again.
I booked an appointment at the embassy and wrote what happened to me in D-160. In the interview, the consular officer informed me that my visa had been approved. He picked up the passport.
He told me the passport would be picked up within one week of Aramex.
The date of the interview was: February 23, 2017. So far I have not received the passport and the visa has not been issued !
Based on the information you provided you withdrew your initial visa. You do not state why. However, you were told a new visa was issued but you have not received it. Based on these facts it sounds like the issuance has been delayed or your passport lost. It is impossible to tell you exactly why with out inquiry at the U.S. consulate.
Possibly additional background checks. Has the consulate already asked for your passwords for "Facebook", etc.?
Have your attorney inquire with Riyadh.
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Based on my personal professional experience and knowledge of recent security measures some visas from Yemen do receive secondary security background checks. In some such cases, even prior issued visas to Yemeni nationals may be denied with prejudice on national security and public safety grounds.
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The delay could possible be for additional security/background checks. Hopefully, there is no lost passport issue or delivery problem. I would recommend contacting the Embassy or hiring an immigration lawyer to file an inquiry. Good Luck!
Additional security checks may be required and causing the delay. Hopefully you will have a favorable outcome soon.
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