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221(g) J-1 visa delayed for 4.5 months
Hi Everyone,

I've been so upset owing to the delay in my J-1 visa due to 221g. I am a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH and have been in India since September 28th, 2018 with no intimation on when my case will be updated. I have lost my paycheck and my experiments are at a standstill. To make matters worse, my apartment is still under a lease and my savings have run dry as I am paying rent on a zero income salary. This has been the worst phase of my life.

 Here are some details about my case

Case created: October 1st, 2018
Interview date: October 3rd, 2018 in Mumbai
Case last updated: October 4th, 2018.

On October 5th, 2018 I sent supplemental documents namely details about my 15 year employment history, residential addresses, family and social media presence. In the past 4.5 months, I have contacted the state senator, and also contacted the US consulate in Mumbai several times, but haven't received anything but a generic response.

I know that a lot of US visa applicants share in my anxiety and stress and I wanted to share my experience with the community. I have just been asked to "hang in there"and that is what I am doing right now.

I will be forever grateful for any advice from community members. I wish everyone all the very best and lots of strength if you are going through visa issues.
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