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H1B visa stamping with DUI- 2021 Chennai consulate
No need to panic. You will be fine. But just not worth the stress.
So dont ever drink and drive.

Date of arrest - 3rd Feb 2019
Location - Seattle, WA - Seattle to Bellevue Mid night 1.30AM

Waited for 2 years. No case was filed. Got lucky. However, visa stamp was revoked within 48hrs after date of arrest.

Feb 2021- Booked visa appointment for Sep 2021.

Sep 15th - In person interview at Chennai consulate
DS160- Be honest. Mention about the arrest

VO- Tell me abt the DUI
Response- Like I have mentioned, I was accused and arrested for DUI. however no case was filed later.

Keep your responses simple and to 2 sentences. No need to tell the detailed story of what happened on the day of arrest.

VO- 221g blue slip. Referred to medical panel at APHC Apollo primary health care Chennai.

Medical test reports will be sent directly to Embassy. I dropped off the passport along with 221g in Chennai VAC.
No further action now.

Sep 16th- Medical check up. Take your passport and 221g for medical test.

Sep 21st - Case status updated to Refused. But that’s not a problem. As it is different from rejected.

Oct 10- Case status changed to Administrative Processing.

Nov 3rd- Case status issued

Nov 6th- Collected Passport from BLR pick up location.

Good luck to everyone in the wrong side of the law. Pray hard and regret the mistake. Don’t ever drink and drive. Not worth the hassle and stress.

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