Writing this on my behalf of my wife who is currently on H4.
Timeline of Events:
April 26th - Myself and my wife Reached India
April 29th - My wife has dropped off documents at consulate (she was eligible for dropbox)
May 3rd – She received a 221g email saying to attend for a visa interview. We scheduled for a visa interview on May 14th
May 14th – My wife attended the visa interview and the VO asked the following questions.
How long have you been married?
Where does your husband stay?
Were you ever out of status?
Do you have previous H4 visa?
And the VO took the passport and told my wife that there is some further administrative processing needs to be done and we will get back to you in 3-5 business days. And the VO also gave her a small white slip which says the following:
"Your visa application has been refused under 221(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) because your application requires additional administrative processing before a final decision can be made. No visa shall be issued unless an application is complete.
Please be advised that you should only receive information from the U.S. Consulate or U.S Embassy about your case. Additionally, the fees that you paid at the time you applied for your visa are the only fees that you should be paying. If any other organization, consultancy, or person contacts you regarding your visa, or requests any additional fees, please inform the consulate at [email protected]
For any inquires, please call the call center numbers mentioned at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in"
It's been almost 8 business days and we have not heard from the consulate yet. My husband has a full time job and I'm also working full time. Not sure of the reason for this 221g for a H4. Really frustrated with this wait.
Is anyone in the same boat???