221(g) Refusal – Pink Form at the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad

221(g) Refusal - Pink Form at the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad

Consulate General of the United States of America

Hyderabad, India

Dear Applicant: Your visa application is pending administrative processing. 

Case Number (Batch ID): ___________________________________________________

We are unable to continue processing your visa application at this time. Your case has been suspended under Section 221(g) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) pending review of the information and documents requested below.

You can use the case number given above to check your case status. If more than 12 weeks have elapsed, you may send an email to [email protected] with your Batch ID (above) and “(12 weeks elapsed)” included in the subject line.


Please send the following information via e-mail to [email protected] using Text Only (*.txt) format. Scan any documents and provide as attachments. Title the email subject line: “Passport # – Full Name” (example: A1234567 – Reddy, Raghu). Detailed answers are important. Incomplete answers may result in more delays.

_____ Name of applicant, passport number, and date and place of birth.

_____ Names of all accompanying travelers. If you are traveling to the U.S. as a member of a team, please list the names and passport numbers of all team members. 

_____ Trip itinerary and contact information for the place you will stay. 

_____ Description of your current or most recent research/professional projects in detail, and description of practical applications of your most recent research or study. Assume that you are describing your work to a technical expert, scientist, or professional in your field. 

_____ Description of your planned subjects of research, study, or project in the U.S., and the practical applications of your planned research or study. 

_____ Scanned letter of invitation from your U.S. sponsor (DO NOT SEND any other scanned or PDF documents). The letter should include details about your visit and technical activities.

_____ Your organization’s goals and objectives as relating to your visit to the U.S. 

_____ Plans after completion of study/work (i.e., where will you live/study/work?).

_____ Description of your professional and academic background. Please attach a complete CV/resume and a complete list of publications and professional/research references. 

_____ Details of previous U.S. visa(s), including date of issuance, expiry, and classification. 

_____ Dates and countries for all previous travel abroad.

_____ Sponsoring institutions (U.S. and/or Indian) funding your travel, research, or education.

_____ Advisor or contact person in the U.S., and his/her address, phone number, and email address.

_____ Export License number, if applicable (or, if pending, the Export License Application number).

Other: _______________________________________________________________________

Please visit our website at https://in.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/hyderabad/sections-offices for further information.

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