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    Hello,

    I had my H1B interview yesterday at Mumbai consulate and VO told me that my visa is approved and should be ready for pick-up within 3-5 days. I was tracking the passport today morning and the status says that my passport is still with US consulate/embassy. What does that mean? What status should I see when the passport is ready for pick-up at OFC center?

    Couple of my friends had received their passport on the next day of their interview, so I thought it should be ready today.

    Edit: I haven't got any blue slip or section 221G slip and wasn't asked for any docs either during the interview. Does it really take 3-5 days to get the passport?
    The ceac state website shows this - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.". Is this normal? Do everyone see this after their interview?
    Last edited by ACELA; 09-04-2014, 01:07 AM.

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    Originally posted by ACELA View Post
    Hello,

    I had my H1B interview yesterday at Mumbai consulate and VO told me that my visa is approved and should be ready for pick-up within 3-5 days. I was tracking the passport today morning and the status says that my passport is still with US consulate/embassy. What does that mean? What status should I see when the passport is ready for pick-up at OFC center?

    Couple of my friends had received their passport on the next day of their interview, so I thought it should be ready today.

    Edit: I haven't got any blue slip or section 221G slip and wasn't asked for any docs either during the interview. Does it really take 3-5 days to get the passport?
    The ceac state website shows this - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.". Is this normal? Do everyone see this after their interview?
    Hi,

    Don't worry.. U will see "Issued" status by today or tomorrow. Initially it will show as "administrative processing" this doesn't mean that its pending.

    This is my opinion not legal advice.

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rajesh_chv View Post
      Hi,

      Don't worry.. U will see "Issued" status by today or tomorrow. Initially it will show as "administrative processing" this doesn't mean that its pending.

      This is my opinion not legal advice.

      Thanks,
      Rajesh
      Thanks Rajesh!

      It shows issued now with this message "Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it in more than 10 working days, please see the webpage for contact information of the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application.". Does issued mean the passport is ready for collection? Does the status change to something else for collection?

      I haven't received any email or SMS from them yet. I am thinking for give it another day and may be call them tomorrow before going to OFC for pick-up.

      Edit: I still see this message "Your passport is still with the US Embassy/Consulate" on ustraveldocs site (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-passporttrack.asp).
      Last edited by ACELA; 09-04-2014, 03:29 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ACELA View Post
        Thanks Rajesh!

        It shows issued now with this message "Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it in more than 10 working days, please see the webpage for contact information of the embassy or consulate where you submitted your application.". Does issued mean the passport is ready for collection? Does the status change to something else for collection?

        I haven't received any email or SMS from them yet. I am thinking for give it another day and may be call them tomorrow before going to OFC for pick-up.

        Edit: I still see this message "Your passport is still with the US Embassy/Consulate" on ustraveldocs site (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-passporttrack.asp).
        Hi,

        Issued means Visa issued. This status will not change, where as in www.ustraveldocs.com site the status will be updated to "Ready for pickup" then u should be able to get it from OFC center.

        This is my opinion not legal advice

        Thanks,
        Rajesh

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rajesh_chv View Post
          Hi,

          Issued means Visa issued. This status will not change, where as in www.ustraveldocs.com site the status will be updated to "Ready for pickup" then u should be able to get it from OFC center.

          This is my opinion not legal advice

          Thanks,
          Rajesh
          Thank you Rajesh!

          US Travel Docs website now shows "Your passport is ready for pickup." I can go and pick up tomorrow.

          Thanks again!

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          • #6
            Your passport is still with the US Embassy/Consulate

            Hello,

            My wife's H4 visa was submitted for dropbox stamping at Mumbai consulate.

            Passport status shows: Your passport is still with the US Embassy/Consulate
            Visa status: Administrative processing (30 Mar 2016)

            Any idea what does this mean and how much time it will take?

            Does Administrative processing really take around 2 months?

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            • #7
              Passport not received after Visa Interview

              Hello,

              I had my H1B interview Nov 2nd 2016 at Hyderabad consulate and VO told me that my visa is approved and should be ready for pick-up within 3-5 days. I was tracking the passport and the status says that my passport is still with US consulate/embassy.

              I haven't got any blue slip or section 221G slip and wasn't asked for any docs either during the interview.
              The ceac state website shows this - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.".

              Any one had this issue recently.?

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              • #8
                Hi raviteja29

                I have the same issue as yours, had my interview on Nov 1st 2016. My case is in Administrative Processing. My passport tracker shows: There is no status update available for the passport number submitted. My VISA was also approved by the VO. I do not understand why they are taking this much time to return the passport.

                Originally posted by raviteja29 View Post
                Hello,

                I had my H1B interview Nov 2nd 2016 at Hyderabad consulate and VO told me that my visa is approved and should be ready for pick-up within 3-5 days. I was tracking the passport and the status says that my passport is still with US consulate/embassy.

                I haven't got any blue slip or section 221G slip and wasn't asked for any docs either during the interview.
                The ceac state website shows this - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.".

                Any one had this issue recently.?

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                • #9
                  I read the following info in USTraveldocs:

                  The Kochi Document Delivery Center will be moving locations during the weekend of 25 November, 2016. The new document delivery Center located at Manoj Tower (Coastal Chambers), 1st Floor, Opp. Mercy Hotel, M.G.Road, Ravipuram, Cochin, Kerala- 682015, will start normal operations from 28 November, 2016. All applicants who have selected Kochi as their document delivery location should collect their passports from the new location starting Monday, 28 November 2016.

                  Is anyone facing delay in receiving the passports from the Kochi location?

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                  • #10
                    @raviteja29 I am in exactly the same situation. Interview Jan 18, 2017. VO said visa approved and should be ready to pickup within 3-5 days. But, CEAC tracker says uncertain administrative processing? How long did it take for you to receive your passport with visa?


                    Originally posted by raviteja29 View Post
                    Hello,

                    I had my H1B interview Nov 2nd 2016 at Hyderabad consulate and VO told me that my visa is approved and should be ready for pick-up within 3-5 days. I was tracking the passport and the status says that my passport is still with US consulate/embassy.

                    I haven't got any blue slip or section 221G slip and wasn't asked for any docs either during the interview.
                    The ceac state website shows this - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.".

                    Any one had this issue recently.?

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