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  1. #1

    Default 221g green slip from mumbai

    Hi Friends,

    I am very tensed as I write this. I had my visa interview today. The interviewer just asked what I worked as and about my education. She then handed over a 221(g) green slip to me which mentions that i need to email them more information. Below is the information requested:
    1) Invitation letter from the company.
    2) Resume.
    3) Research.
    4) Position.
    5) Purpose of the visit.
    6) Itenary of all locations I will visit.
    7) Funding: Name of the person who will fund my trip
    8) Travelers: A list of all the travellers who will accompany me.
    9) Travel dates of all international travel except for US.

    I have done my masters in computer engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA. I have been working with the current company since dec 22. They applied for my H1b this year and I came here for vacation in September and went for stamping today ie 21st September. I don't understand the reason for the refusal.


    Also, Is this a new process where they are asking to email information. I haven't read any post here which mentions anything about emailing information to the counsulate.

    The slip says it will take a minimum of 2 weeks. Can someone please advise me as to how long it will take. I have my vacation until 3rd of October and am really worried.

    Thanks a lot,
    Maxx

  2. #2
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    I am very tensed as I write this. I had my visa interview today. The interviewer just asked what I worked as and about my education. She then handed over a 221(g) green slip to me which mentions that i need to email them more information. Below is the information requested:
    1) Invitation letter from the company.
    2) Resume.
    3) Research.
    4) Position.
    5) Purpose of the visit.
    6) Itenary of all locations I will visit.
    7) Funding: Name of the person who will fund my trip
    8) Travelers: A list of all the travellers who will accompany me.
    9) Travel dates of all international travel except for US.

    I have done my masters in computer engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, USA. I have been working with the current company since dec 22. They applied for my H1b this year and I came here for vacation in September and went for stamping today ie 21st September. I don't understand the reason for the refusal.


    Also, Is this a new process where they are asking to email information. I haven't read any post here which mentions anything about emailing information to the counsulate.

    ---- Yes emailing the US Consulate looks to be a new process for them to get the necessary information. Dropping documents has led to missing documents and other such stuff. Whichever way the process is to completed the US Consulate will review your documents and get back to you

    The slip says it will take a minimum of 2 weeks. Can someone please advise me as to how long it will take. I have my vacation until 3rd of October and am really worried.

    ---- Although they claim 2 weeks it may take longer and how much longer is anyone's guess. At best everyone can only speculate the length of time, but hope the process is complete in 2 weeks

    ---- It may be hard to keep up your vacation time as 3rd OCt is just close by and you may have to reschedule your journey date. You may speak to your empployer regarding the issue if you do not receive any response by 3dr Oct and also email the US Consulate to update your case status if you have not received any reply from them

    ----- This is rather unfortunate that people such as yourself are made to wait for unknown length of time for no reason. Be patient and hope things work out well in the end

    Subramanya

  3. #3

    Smile

    Welcome to the club of '221g' Holders

    Firstly, the good part is that 221g is not a Visa denial. The consulate is seeking more information to ensure that all the organisations and the individual involved in the utilization of H1B visa are genuine & eligible for employment.

    The bad or 'not so good' part is the time taken for the process to get completed and the agonising wait for the inolved person.

    I can share my experience with you which is similar. I had attended an interview in New Delhi consulate ( for H1B restamping ) on 3rd August. The officer explicitly stated that everyhting was OK with my individual credentials, but wante dme to provide Proof of current employement and Letter from End customer, apart from copies of the petition, I-129 and resume. I submitted the docs on 5th Aug and i got a mail from the consulate on 9th August with another 221g form asking me to submit the end customer letter. I wasn't sure why they were asking for letter from end customerr again. However, to ensure that the consulate dos not come back agian with more requirements, we submitted a comprehensive set of documents including letters form current customer, all past clients wher I had been engaged, all intermediaries involved etc. All these docs wre submitted on 31st August and I am yet to hear back from the consulate. When I call up the consulate i am told that my case is under 'Administrative Processing'

    'Administrative Processsng' as per what I have read in this forum involves a check on the genuneness of the docs submitted by you, the organisation involved and the process is conducted by the USCIS in Washington. There is no committment made by the consulate for the time that it can take to get a response as every indivdual case is different. However, some of the threads in this forum provide some insights in terms of the time taken. The average seesm to be 4-6 weeks from the time of submission of docs. But there are cases which have taken months to get resolved.

    So my advice to you is to submit the required docs at the earliest and then start praying if you are a believer.

    Also would request you to update this thread in case you hear from the consulate any sooner so that others can benefit

  4. #4

    Default Tnx

    Thanks Subramanya and Harry,

    Your replies give me hope and encouragement. Rightly said, the only thing in my hand is to submit the documents and wait. Rest I will leave to prayers and luck.

    Fortunately my company has been very supportive of the entire process and has been willing to hep me through it. Hopefully, things will be sorted out soon.

    I will keep the thread updated. Harry, do let me know if you get any updates.

    Thanks all.

  5. #5

    Default 221g fee

    Hi guys I had an interview on 20th SEP I was given a 221g form and was asked to submit some documents.
    I have a question is there any fee for submitting the documents and if there is any fee should i pay it in HDFC bank or can I pay the Fee in cash at the VFS office.
    And should we submit original documents or copies of all the documents.
    Last edited by Hyd007; 09-25-2010 at 12:21 AM.

  6. #6

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    At VFS office, to submit documents you have to pay fees and have to give it in cash i think , the amount should be around 200 rupees.

  7. #7

    Default 221g

    Thanks for the information guys
    It is mentioned in the 221g that the submitted documents will not be returned
    so should I submit copies of documents or originals of all the documents.

  8. #8

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    Please follow what is mentioned in 221g form, in the form if they have asked for any originals like I797 etc then submit original etc else copy will suffice.

  9. #9

    Default hi

    Hi Bhavik, Did you receive any update from the consulate? I am also in the similar situation. I got the same 221g document like you.

    Did you get your visa finally? Please let me know.

  10. #10

    Unhappy

    Hello,

    I had my L1 visa interview on 19 oct. The interviewer just asked what I worked as and about my education. He then handed over a 221(g) green slip to me which mentions that i need to email them more information. Below is the information requested:
    1) Invitation letter from the company.
    2) Resume.
    3) Research.
    4) Position.
    5) Purpose of the visit.
    6) Itenary of all locations I will visit.
    7) Funding: Name of the person who will fund my trip
    8) Travelers: A list of all the travellers who will accompany me.
    9) Travel dates of all international travel except for US.



    I have prepared these documents. Can anyone tell me is there any specific format for same? I have one pdf scanned copy of invitation letter, word document for resume and one more word document containing the rest information. Is this fine or should I change something?

    What will be the further steps for the same? Will they call me or I need to take folloup with them continuously?

    Please reply

    Regards,
    Sumit

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