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Hi everyone,
 I would like to share my experience with dropbox in the Hyderabad consulate.
3/18 - dropped off all the required documents at the Hyd Visa Application center.
3/22 - Received an email from the consulate with the following:

"Thank you for submitting your documents for the Interview Waiver Program at the VAC office Hyderabad. However, to process your visa application we would like to let you know that your case needs further review and requires you to come to the Consulate for fingerprints and interview."

I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this lately? Given that this was just an H1-b extension, with the same employer (not a 3rd party worksite) that I've been with for 5yrs, the requirement for further review has come as a surprise to me. CEAC visa status is "Administrative Processing" with a description - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing...". With a lot of anxiety around the email I received, I have the following questions:

1. What could be the possible reasons for this pending status and a further review?
2. Nothing about 221g is mentioned in the email. But does this mean I may have got a 221g?
3. I had chosen to pick up my passport from the visa application center location. The passport is still with the consulate.
 Since I haven't been notified about 221g at all, does this mean I'm probably required to just go for my fingerprints?

Has anyone been in the same situation recently? Any pointers that can help me prepare with what to expect, from anyone who has experienced or heard about related case, will greatly be appreciated.

Thank you!
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