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New H1 stamping - Admin Processing, Chennai
About Me:

Graduated in May 2018.
OPT Start Date - July 2nd, 2018
OPT End Date - July 1st, 2018
H1 Approved Date - May 5th, 2019
Cap Gap Period - July 2nd to Sep 30th, 2019
H1 Start Date- October 1st, 2019

Towards the end of my OPT, my company had applied for my H1 and it had been approved in May. Around same time I had alos applied for a STEM extension which got approved someitme after July 2019. So I was on cap gap between July to October 2019.

I work full time for an employer in Dallas.

Bio Metrics on Feb 11th Chennai.

Consulate interview on Feb 12th Chennai. I received a 221g slip for admin processing because the officer wanted to verify my SEVIS history while I was on F1 status.

Questions asked:

1. Salary
2. Location
3. Did you go out of SEVIS status while I was a student on F1 ?
4. When did you graduate and when did you start your OPT and when did it end ?

After these questions, he said that he is placing it for admin processing. It might take 2 weeks. but mostly it should be done within 2 weeks. He said that he doesnt need any documents from me. This will be verified in the U.S and he cant verify it here.

I understand this is normal but the way he asked me questions about F1 status took me by surprise during the interview and left me puzzled to some extent.

Any othes here with similar experience ?
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