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Nick Name: saad312
Interview Date:
07/18/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Canada : Quebec
Visa Center:
Other
Document Submission Date:
07/19/2022
Passport Collected:
Yes
Notes:
07/18/2022: Interview at the Quebec city consulate for first-time h1b visa (Have held b1/b2 visa for 5 years before). The VO kept the passport and no slip was issued. Was told that I should get back my passport within 10 working days. 07/19/2022: Got an email to fill out ds 5535 07/20/2022: Submitted the ds 5535 form 07/27/2022: Notified of 221g via email and that the case is in administrative processing 09/20/2022: Status changed on CEAC to approved 09/23/2022: Status changed to issued 09/26/2022: Received the passport with visa stamp
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{{'2022-07-27 15:48:36.0' | formatDate}} EDT
Last Updated:
{{'2022-09-27 09:47:57.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: DS-5535 for immigration visa
Interview Date:
03/15/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
United Arab Emirates : Abu Dhabi
Visa Center:
Other
Document Submission Date:
06/18/2022
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
EB1A immigration visa 2022.3.15 interview goes very well, but did not collect my passport and asked me to send the VO my updated resume/publications, and fill a form 2022.3.8 received an email asking to submit DS-3533. Submitted on the same day 2022.4.14 status updated, refused for admin processing 2022.5.17 status updated, refused for admin processing 2022.6.22 status updated, refused for admin processing ... 2022.9.16 Issued
Date Added:
{{'2022-07-10 03:23:08.0' | formatDate}} EDT
Last Updated:
{{'2022-09-27 08:46:31.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: haq108
Interview Date:
12/27/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Pakistan : Islamabad
Visa Center:
Islamabad
Document Submission Date:
12/28/2022
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
I applied for a B1/B2 visa with my spouse and children, Our interview was on 27 December 2021. My wife and children got visa approved and they passports were retained, they got their visa stickers issued and passports delivered within 3 working days, whereas I was given a 221(g) passport returned, and got an email asking my travel history and questions related to my siblings, spouse, children, previous addresses, contact numbers and emails etc. I replied on 28 December 202. The status on the visa tracking site date is not changed.
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{{'2022-09-26 04:47:42.0' | formatDate}} EDT
Last Updated:
{{'2022-09-27 07:20:30.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: Kei
Interview Date:
11/24/2021
Embassy/Consulate:
Canada : Vancouver
Visa Center:
--
Document Submission Date:
11/24/2021
Passport Collected:
Yes
Notes:
Sept. 2nd: they asked me to return my passport as soon as possible so they can continue the process. "Upon receipt of your passport, your case will be reviewed in its entirety to ensure your eligibility for the visa." Sept 20th: Passport was sent to the US embassy. Sept 26th: Status was changed from "Refused" to "Approved".
Date Added:
{{'2022-08-20 05:15:56.0' | formatDate}} EDT
Last Updated:
{{'2022-09-27 02:33:39.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: dm70
Interview Date:
09/09/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Germany : Frankfurt
Visa Center:
--
Document Submission Date:
--
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
Dual German-Iranian citizenship, research field potentially in the TAL, history of approved US Visa and prior stays in the US, also a history of US Visa refusals 9/9/22 -> interview in Frankfurt Told wait for further administrative processing until notified - no additional documents requested
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{{'2022-09-26 03:22:45.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: toronto_221g_green
Interview Date:
09/20/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Canada : Toronto
Visa Center:
--
Document Submission Date:
--
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
First time H1b stamping : standard questions. VO said visa approved but cannot find case in PIMS. Said passport will be delivered in 2 weeks. However, received DS5535 on same day and passport returned 3 days later. Interview Date : 20 Sep 2022 DS5535 submission : 26 Sep 2022
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Nick Name: ZEvS
Interview Date:
07/21/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Czech Republic : Prague
Visa Center:
--
Document Submission Date:
07/26/2022
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
07/21/2022 - L1 interview happened. Passport was returned and VO gave me a white slip with the list of documents to be submitted(Employment confirmation, CV, publications). Also VO said it could take from 2 weeks to 2 months. All documents were sent by email at that day. 07/26/2022 - received the acknowledgment email saying it could take up to 180 days and follow up only after 90 days. 09/13/2022 - the status changed from "Refused" to "Administrative processing" and I received the email from US Embassy saying that my visa is approved and to get it stamped I have to drop off the passport in a person. 09/16/2022 - dropped off the passport and after the status changed from "Administrative processing" to "Approved". 09/19/2022 - the status changed from "Approved" to "Issued". 09/20/2022 - the US VFS in Prague sent me the email asking to provide a mailing address. The passport was shipped via Messenger with ETA 1-3 business days. 09/21/2022 - passport received with visa exp date in 2 years.
Date Added:
{{'2022-09-06 09:58:34.0' | formatDate}} EDT
Last Updated:
{{'2022-09-21 08:31:09.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: 221GBKK
Interview Date:
08/23/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Thailand : Bangkok
Visa Center:
Other
Document Submission Date:
--
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
Visa Type H1 Renewal with same employer. Visa interview attended on 23 Apr2022 at Bangkok. VO asked basic questions like, work location, Highest education etc.. VO retained my original I797 & passport. Status shows Refused and no update since Interview date. Previous H1 was approved in June 2017 in Malaysia(After 17 months admin process without asking any docs) Difference between previous interview and now is retained passport in 2022 On 15/Sep/2022 status changed from Refused to Admin process On 19/Sep/2022 status changed back from Admin process to Refused On 20/Sep/2022 status changed from refused to Approved On 21/Sep/2022 status changed from Approved to Issued
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Last Updated:
{{'2022-09-21 05:36:12.0' | formatDate}} EDT
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Nick Name: rootsspirit
Interview Date:
08/24/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
Canada : Toronto
Visa Center:
--
Document Submission Date:
08/24/2022
Passport Collected:
No
Date Added:
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Nick Name: AR1437
Interview Date:
08/30/2022
Embassy/Consulate:
India : New Delhi
Visa Center:
India : Delhi
Document Submission Date:
--
Passport Collected:
No
Notes:
Biometric Appointment – 28 August 2022 at Mumbai VFS. In person Interview - 30 August 2022 at New Delhi Location. VO Asked for Passport and I797, then asked about why my organization will place me for US based role (reply - I am an US employee and residing in US from last 8 years – not visited India in last 5 years). VO - Issued a yellow slip. This is the third time I received 221G , it took around 90 days to complete administrative processing on both occasions. CEAC Tracker status – Refused. Case Created – 30 - Aug - 2022 Case Last updated - 30 - Aug - 2022 Anyone with similar situation of recieving 221g third time and approximate timeline it took to complete?
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Posted by Comments Status Status Date Citizenship Country Visa Type Interview Date Embassy/Consulate Visa Center Slip Color Document Submission Date Passport Collected Date Added Last Updated Notes Tracker Actions
pacman312 9 Comments Approved 09/20/2022 Pakistan H1 07/18/2022 Canada : Quebec Other No Slip Given 07/19/2022 Yes {{'2022-07-27 15:48:36.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-27 09:47:57.0' | formatDateWithZone}} 07/18/2022: Interview at the Quebec city consulate for ...more
july669422 24 Comments Approved 06/16/2022 China E 03/15/2022 United Arab Emirates : Abu Dhabi Other Blue 06/18/2022 No {{'2022-07-10 03:23:08.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-27 08:46:31.0' | formatDateWithZone}} EB1A immigration visa 2022.3.15 interview goes very we...more
haq108 0 Comments Pending 12/27/2022 Pakistan B2 12/27/2022 Pakistan : Islamabad Islamabad White 12/28/2022 No {{'2022-09-26 04:47:42.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-27 07:20:30.0' | formatDateWithZone}} I applied for a B1/B2 visa with my spouse and children,...more
Kei 0 Comments Approved 09/26/2022 Niue B2 11/24/2021 Canada : Vancouver -- Yellow 11/24/2021 Yes {{'2022-08-20 05:15:56.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-27 02:33:39.0' | formatDateWithZone}} Sept. 2nd: they asked me to return my passport as soon ...more
dr70ma12 0 Comments Pending 09/26/2022 Germany H1 09/09/2022 Germany : Frankfurt -- White -- No {{'2022-09-26 03:22:45.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-26 03:22:45.0' | formatDateWithZone}} Dual German-Iranian citizenship, research field potenti...more
max85 0 Comments Pending 09/20/2022 India H1 09/20/2022 Canada : Toronto -- Green -- No {{'2022-09-26 00:36:41.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-26 00:36:41.0' | formatDateWithZone}} First time H1b stamping : standard questions. VO said v...more
ZEvS 3 Comments Approved 09/21/2022 Ukraine L1 07/21/2022 Czech Republic : Prague -- White 07/26/2022 No {{'2022-09-06 09:58:34.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-21 08:31:09.0' | formatDateWithZone}} 07/21/2022 - L1 interview happened. Passport was return...more
221GBKK 10 Comments Approved 09/21/2022 India H1 08/23/2022 Thailand : Bangkok Other White -- No {{'2022-09-15 05:42:00.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-21 05:36:12.0' | formatDateWithZone}} Visa Type H1 Renewal with same employer. Visa intervie...more
rootsspirit 0 Comments Pending 08/24/2022 Pakistan B1 08/24/2022 Canada : Toronto -- Yellow 08/24/2022 No {{'2022-09-17 17:34:03.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-17 17:34:03.0' | formatDateWithZone}} --
AR1437 11 Comments Pending 08/30/2022 India H1 08/30/2022 India : New Delhi India : Delhi Yellow -- No {{'2022-09-15 09:43:44.0' | formatDateWithZone}} {{'2022-09-15 09:43:44.0' | formatDateWithZone}} Biometric Appointment – 28 August 2022 at Mumbai VFS. I...more

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