I received and submitted an SOR. When I inquired about an update for this with DOHA they said it is “Pending Administrative Determination.” Is this anything significant or just a generic explanation saying that is being processed. I guess what i’m really getting at, does this imply that they will make a decision off the written response, and not push forward to a hearing? Thanks for any help.
You seem to have confused two different processes. DOHA does not send out SORs. They rule on the initial decision to deny. If you responded to an SOR it is still in the initial denial process and you should have had the opportunity to appeal in writing or in person.