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    Default Waiting for passport return from New Delhi Embassy

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    I am confused why my passport has not been returned back to me yet. Please help me understand what might be causing this delay. Here are the facts -

    1. I appeared for my H1B visa interview (initial stamping) at New Delhi Embassy on Thursday April 12th, 2012.
    2. After few questions (job profile, education background, etc.) Visa Officer informed me that "I am approving your visa... you should receive your passport back in 4 to 5 days". I did not receive any slips from the VO.
    3. Today is day 10 from the day of my interview and I have not yet received my passport.
    4. I tried contacting VFS and they say that "US Embassy has not handed over the passport to us and we have no more information".
    5. The online passport tracking tool of VFS states"your passport is under process at U.S. Embassy/Consulate".
    6. Couple of days ago, I called the State department's toll free number in Washington D.C. and they said "your passport is under review, you have to wait". I asked how long can be this "wait", they replied "check back next week".
    7. I called the New Delhi Embassy several times and they tell me to check with VFS. Its a vicious circle!
    8. I have been living in the US for many years. All my education is from US universities.
    9. All my previous visas were in an old passport (which I still have). I received a new passport within last few years while in the US.
    10. I have already missed my flight back to the US

    My questions are -
    1. What could be going on with my case?
    2. Why am I not getting any information from the US authorities?
    3. How long could I be made to wait for my passport?
    4. Is there anything else I can do to expedite my passport?
    5. Is there any chance my visa won't be approved (despite being told otherwise during the interview)?

    As you can imagine, this ordeal has been quite stressful for me and my family. I wish nobody has to go through this.

    I will really appreciate your input.
    Last edited by gojo123; 04-21-2012 at 07:52 AM.

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    1. What could be going on with my case?
    2. Why am I not getting any information from the US authorities?
    >>>You need to be a little patience. 10 days is hardly nothing. It could very well be a delay in handing over the passport to VFS. Wait for one more week before you hit the panic button.

    3. How long could I be made to wait for my passport?
    >>> If the case has gone into an admin processing, then it will take time. No one can predict how long it might take as they are case by case basis.

    4. Is there anything else I can do to expedite my passport?
    >>> There is nothing you can do to expedite the process.

    5. Is there any chance my visa won't be approved (despite being told otherwise during the interview)?
    >>> There are cases where the application has gone into admin process after a successful visa interview. But in your case, it is too early to come to that conclusion.
    Last edited by shervin143; 04-22-2012 at 02:20 AM.
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    Shervin143 - Your comments are encouraging of sorts. I am hoping this week will be it when I receive my passport back. I will keep the forum posted.

  4. #4

    Default received 221(g) Green slip from US Embassy Delhi

    Today, after 16 days from my interview date, I received a 221(g) green slip from the U.S. Embassy, Delhi. They have checked all document boxes on it. The Embassy still have my passport, I797, and interview form. I am hoping to get all documents submitted soon, but I am worried how much longer the administrative processing will take before my passport will be returned with the visa.

    I am amazed why they made me wait so long before I received the 221(g) form. Could there be any "other" issues with my case??

    Any comments will be greatly welcomed.
    Last edited by gojo123; 04-27-2012 at 10:07 AM.

  5. #5

    Default Waiting for L2 Visa

    Hi Gojo,

    My wife has given interview on 27th March 2012 for L2 visa and we are still waiting for the visa.VO told her that her visa is approved and she will get her passport within 2-3 days and she has not given any slip to her.I am calling VFS on daily basis and getting the same reply"your passport is under admin prcessing" . When I am trying to track my passport on VFS website getting message :- "You passport is under process at US Consulate/Embassy".I don't know why they are holding her visa .She has been there in US on L2 visa for three years last month she went to india.
    L2 is a dependent visa and its under process since last one month so really its like a black box .nobody can predict the timeline.I am in US.I am Suffering from High Blood Pressure and I am not getting my food properly.Every single minute is painful for me.Atleast your Family is with you and that is a big support.For me If I will go back to India then I will loose my JOB and if I am staying here then I will be playing with my health still not able to decide So as Sevrin suggested don't hit the panic button for you its 16 days and for me its more than a month now.Keep ur hopes alive

    Please update if somebody has given interview at Delhi Consulate after March 20th

    [Note:- She was not doing any job here]
    Last edited by L2visawaiting; 04-27-2012 at 11:01 AM.

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    Dear L2visawaiting,

    Your story is certainly humbling. I wish and pray your predicament is soon resolved. In my case contacting a US senator helped move the process forward. You can approach a local senator's office and present your plead. It will help if you know any US citizen who might support your cause.

    I am finding out that you can never have enough friends and well wishers in this world. Had it not been for a few of my friends, I could have waited much longer before hearing back from the US embassy.

    You will be in my thoughts. Good luck to both of us.

  7. #7

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    Hi Gojo,
    not sure this will work or not.As per blogs it has worked for few people only. Will try to do this in next week.

  8. #8

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    Hi Gojo,
    My wife has received L2 visa today.have you received your visa ?




    Quote Originally Posted by gojo123 View Post
    Dear L2visawaiting,

    Your story is certainly humbling. I wish and pray your predicament is soon resolved. In my case contacting a US senator helped move the process forward. You can approach a local senator's office and present your plead. It will help if you know any US citizen who might support your cause.

    I am finding out that you can never have enough friends and well wishers in this world. Had it not been for a few of my friends, I could have waited much longer before hearing back from the US embassy.

    You will be in my thoughts. Good luck to both of us.

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    Hi L2visawaiting,

    I am very happy to hear this new from you. I wish you make up for all the lost time. I have not yet received my visa. I was informed few days ago that the Embassy needs more documents from me. I submitted those documents today. Hopefully, they won't keep me waiting for too much longer.

    Again, I am very happy for you. Good luck to both of you.

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    Hi gojo123,

    Did you get your passport?

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