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sai13     03/12/2018 10:41 AM

Hi Admin,Friends,

I need urgent help.

OFC : MAR-07

VISA Interview : MAR-08

I got 221(g) slip at the end of my interview and VO asked me to track on CAES website using the case number on 221(g) slip.

When I try to track my case online, details populated are little-bit different,

It shows CASE CREATED DATE as "MAR-06" - The fact is I have no work/appointment with Chennai Consulate on MAR-06. I am not sure why its showing case created "MAR-06" , it should be MAR-07 as my OFC date.

If anyone have received 221(g) can confirm if they have CASE CREATED DATE matching their OFC date Or something else ?

Really appreciate your help.

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abc783     03/12/2018 09:23 AM


Here is my experience.

Location: Hyderabad
Interview Date: 1st march 2018

Me: Hello Sir,

VO: xxxx company right?
Me: Yes, Repeated again.

VO: Petition valid through xxxxx?
Me: Yes.

VO: Do you have client?
Me: Yes, xxxxxxx.

VO: Are you currently working with this client?
Me: Yes.

VO: Your degree is undergrad or masters?
Me: Masters

VO: Which course?
Me: Told

VO: What is the client location?
Me: Told

VO: Annual salary?
Me: Told

VO: Your visa is approved.
Me: Thank you, have a good day.

VO didn't look into any document.

My suggestions will be, be confident and before you leave the USA make sure check the client that they respond to the verification emails or not? just for the safe side.

Don't panic and be confident.

I picked up the passport, 3rd business day.

All the very best guys!!!

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armens     03/12/2018 03:52 AM

I was given a 221g blue slip after my dropbox for 2nd renewal of H1b requesting for an interview at the consulate along with my Resume. This is the only document they told me to bring along. I appeared on Feb 27th for the interview at the Chennai Consulate. After the interview, the Consular told me that my case needs additional administrative processing. It has been 2 weeks and I still haven't had any updates.

I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Robotics and Mechatronics (from a US University). My work is primarily focussed on Robotics Software. Is it possible that they are trying to verify my degree with my current work?

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sindhuvaishnavi     03/12/2018 01:36 AM


Here is my experience:

Location: Hyderabad Consulate
Date: 26th Feb, 2018

VO: You will be woring for XXX company right?
Me: Yes

VO: To which state are you travelling?

VO: What's your salary?

VO: who is your client?

VO: Your petition is valid till XXX date.
Me: Yes Okay

VO: Congrats, your Visa is approved!

Good Luck!!

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anv1234     03/11/2018 17:26 PM


I would like to share my visa experience from Hyderabad Consulate on February 8th 2018. Sorry, for the late posting.

Visa officer was a lady.

ME: Good Morning Officer. How are you doing?

VO: Let me turn on my super power and guess you are from F1 to OPT and then OPT to H1-B.
ME: Yes, you are correct.

VO: You are working with x employer?
ME: Yes

VO: Are you working in Client location?
ME: Yes

VO: What is your client name?
ME: XXX and after a while I was explaining about my client...

VO: She said, I know that client.

VO: Where in US based are you from?
ME: xxx

VO: She said something about the location.
ME: I didn't heared properly, so i smiled.

VO: Were you out of status any-time?
ME: No

VO: Which university did you graduated from?
ME: XXX (gave short from)

VO: What xxx stands for:?
ME: Ellaborated my university name.

VO: What is your majors?

VO: What is your annual salary?
ME: xxx per annum

VO: She handed over a white slip with case-number and said that my application needs administration processing by taking my passport.

ME: I asked how many days it may take roughly.

VO: She said it's not in my hands, but it's turning around quickly now-a-days.
ME: Thank you, have a nice day.

Friends, I may missed the order of questions but over-all those are the questions i was been asked hope it helps.
My visa is approved and I have collected my passport within a week from the interview date.

All the best everyone.

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akrishn3     03/10/2018 07:01 AM

Planned my trip for two weeks and managed to get back in time despite 221g

Feb 26- dropped of my documents via dropbox at VFS bangalore

March 1 - administrative processing
March 7- Received my passport via bluedart along with 221g with blue slip requesting to appear for interview at Chennai consulate.

March 8 - appeared for interview. Was asked about type of work, salary, highest education level, which other visas I had before (in my case was J1 and F1) and the consulate officer approved the visa

March 9 - status changed to issued
March 10 - received the passport with visa via bluedart

March 12 - flight back

My two cents - pay for the premium delivery. It saves you a lot of time and hassle and enables you to make quick decisions.
For example - March 7 - since I had the passport in hand with the blue slip, I was able to book a train ticket immediately for travelling the same day to chennai. If I had to go to the pick up location, I wouldnt have known about the 221g until a few hours later and hence might not have been able to travel the same day and hence would have had to reschedule my flight. Paying for the premium delivery is far cheaper than rescheduling your flight.

Good luck

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MmTrinity     03/10/2018 01:34 AM

Traveled with f2 and changed to H1b working in US for past 4 years. This is my first H1 stamping.

Here is my experience: Chennai : 9th Mar 2018

VO: Who is you petitioner
ME: told

VO: Which location
ME: I told my petitioner location and my client location

VO: Asked for I797
ME: Gave

VO: Who is the client
ME: told

VO:How long working with same client

VO: What is your role

VO:What is your salary?
ME :Told

VO:Asked for client letter?
ME: Told I dont' have client letter but i have email copy from my manager and gave the same.

VO: So there is no middle vendor.
ME: told that there is a middle vendor - vendor name.and gave vendor letter.

VO: Asked for salary slip and W2.
ME : Gave

VO : Looked into the system for a very longgggggggggggg minute and returned all the documents without saying anything.

and he finally said it is approved.

ME: Thank you.

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Rasika88     03/09/2018 19:24 PM

I travelled to US 4 months (Oct 2017) back with H1B to a Location for client A and within 2 months I had to move to different location for client B under same Employer. My H1B was about to expire in 9 month and hence my employer filed for location transfer as well as extension. My petition went to RFE and got denied 2 days back.I am currently in US (location B). I need to continue in the location for client B and there is no way to work for old client A.

I am yet to get the official notice stating the reason for denial. What are the possible way out for me. My employer is ready to take up any measure to make me continue in US. I am eligible for L1B.

1. Can I file for appeal against my denial from location B
2. Try for H1B to L1B conversion (as i am working in a specialized field) from my new location B.
3. Should I go back to old location A and file for location transfer and extension again from there. Please guide

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shankify     03/09/2018 14:31 PM

I was watching this forum almost 10 times daily before my stamping for a month. I would like to share my experience here to give confidence to others. This is my 3rd h1b stamping.

Visa Stamping @Chennai consulate. Took 5 mins for the whole interview process at the counter. Following questions were asked.

1. What company ?
2. What is your salary?
3. What is your title ?

VO: Your passport is approved.

I received my passport after 2 days.

Be confident and have all the documents needed.

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sai13     03/09/2018 11:37 AM

Hi Friends,
I had very unique experience @Chennai consulate. despite having all genuine documents my VISA was not issued.

I got 221g Blue slip for H1B Visa stamping @Chennai consulate mentioning they need todo administration processing.

VO asks for following documents and took copies of all of them:
- All Passports
- i797 petition
- Client letter
- Employer verification letter
- i129

VO asked following questions.

VO: Who is your petitioner?
ME: Answered

VO: Who is your client ? Is there any vendor inbetween ?.
ME: Answered

VO: What is the work location?
ME: Answered

VO: What is your highest education ?
ME: Answered

VO: What if your salary ?
ME: Answered

Questions to my spouse:
VO : How long you been married? : Answered
VO : What is your highest level of edcucation? : Answered
VO : What is your daughter's age ? : Answered
Despite giving all answers, VO gave me yellow slip which he mentioned it will allow me to remain in the building and I can wait in the waiting area while he checks my documents. I waited there for around 15-20 minutes.

After that one Indian lady called me on one of the VISA counter and asked my project documents. She said she dont want anything but LCA and i-129 copy. They scanned all my documents and made a copy. And she asked me to wait again in the waiting area.

After around 20 minutes, same VO comes back to same window and called me there. He handed me 221(g) blue slip(With administration processing option ticked) and told me that they are refusing my application for administrative processing and need more time to make decision on my application. They said they have all documents and I will be contacted if they need anymore documents/information.

He returned my all documents and passports and ask me to leave for the day.

Status on the CAES state department site shows "Administrative processing".

Any one got the same 221(g) blue slip experience or in the same boat ? Any information on this topic will be highly appriciated.


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