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

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

Consulate General of the United States of America

Hyderabad, India

Case Number: _____________________________

Date: ___________________________________

Dear Visa Applicant: 

This office is unable to continue processing your case at this time. Further action in your case has been suspended under section 221(g) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Please provide the following documents to us through VFS.


_____ A copy of the petition with all supporting documents as filed to USCIS. 

_____ A copy of the employment contract or letter of agreement signed by you and the petitioner. 

_____ Petitioner’s Income Tax Return for the last two tax years and financial statements. 

_____ A notarized list of all the petitioner’s employees of the job site listed. The list should show all employees’ names, their specific job titles, start and end dates, and their individual salaries and immigration statuses.

_____ State Unemployment Wage Reports, showing all wages paid to each employee in the state, for the past three quarters. 

(These should be the actual forms filed with State authorities listing each employee and wages paid during the quarter.) 

_____ A letter from the client company sponsoring the project and a copy of the contract between the U.S.-based petitioner and the client company, stating the timing, terms, and agreement for your project.

_____ A copy of the contract between the U.S. employment agency (petitioner) and the job site (the location where you will actually work).

_____ A letter (on letterhead) from the personnel department at the U.S. job site stating that there is a vacancy for you. 

_____ A detailed and specific description of the internal development project to which you will be assigned. Include a complete technical description of the project, employer, timeline, current status, number of employees assigned, worksite location, and marketing analysis for the final product. 

_____ LCA for correct job location.


_____ Your license to practice your profession in the U.S. 

_____ Original or certified copies of your complete academic credentials. 

_____ Evidence of previous work experience in the petitioned field. 

_____ All previous passports, even if not used for travel. 

_____ Evidence of extension of legal status in the U.S. 

_____ Your U.S. federal income tax returns and W-2 forms, for tax years:

_____ Copies of all payslips and monthly bank statements for the following period:

_____ A notarized letter from the petitioner explaining the failure to pay the approved wage for the following period: _____________________________________ 

_____ Original marriage certificate and wedding photos. 


_____ The petition is being returned to USCIS for further review. Upon completion of the review, USCIS will contact your petitioner. Please wait for notification from the Consulate General. 


Please submit copies of or original documents as indicated above along with a new DS-156 available at https://evisaforms.state.gov. All documents may be submitted to VFS to be forwarded to the Consulate General. VFS will charge a fee for this service. To locate the VFS center closest to you, please check www.vfs-usa.co.in, and click on U.S. Visa Application Center. Be sure to reference your case number on any submission of information.

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

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