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Nick Name: Vinoth

Username: VinothKumarMaha Visa Type: H1
Citizenship Country: India Interview Date: 01/04/2017
Embassy/Consulate: India : Chennai Visa Center: India : Chennai
Slip Color: Document Submission Date:

Status: Approved Status Date: 06/05/2017
Passport Collected No    

Notes: 4th Jan 2017: VO asked me simple questions and then asked me to wait. After like 30mins, VO called me and
collected I-797,I129,LCA, and petitioners request letter on the date of interview.
VO didn't request me to submit any documents in 221(g). They just marked "Your case requires additional administration processing.".

Interview Date: 04-Jan-2017
Location: Chennai
Case Created: 03-Jan-2017
Case Last Updated: 04-Jan-2017

Note: I have B1 visa. I visited US two times using my B1 visa & VO returned our passports(Me & My Wife)

02/22/2017 : Completed 51 days . no updates yet.
03/16/2017 : Completed 71 days. no updates yet.
04/04/2017 : Completed 90 days . no updates yet.
05/04/2017 : Completed 120 days. no updates yet.
05/26/2017 : Got an email to submit passport(Myself & My wife)

Case Last Updated: 05/26/2017.
Case Last Updated 06/05/2017. ISSUED
Collected passports with VISA
Date Added: 01/09/2017 10:04:15 AM EST Last Updated: 06/05/2017 07:44:14 AM EDT

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swami.a     01/16/2017 09:29 AM

Hi, I am in same situation.

Interview Date - 9th Jan
Location - Chennai

Officer collected all the documents and didnt ask for more. Got a blue slip marked with "additional processing needed".


VinothKumarMaha     01/17/2017 02:29 AM

Do you have any other US visa?


sankepalli     03/23/2017 13:08 PM

Hi, I am also in the same situation. I had B1/B2 visa and travelled to USA once before I got my H1B.
VO retrurned my & My wife passport on VI date. no status update after Feb-06-17. waiting for updates.

what is your status today?



VinothKumarMaha     03/24/2017 06:02 AM

no Updates yet. Completed 53 working days


ruam     03/23/2017 17:41 PM


Any updates on your visa?
We are also in same situation. Had visa interview on January 4. No updates till now. Called NVC (for non immigrant visas in US) several times. Also mailed US embassy in New Delhi. No update till now.


VinothKumarMaha     03/24/2017 06:02 AM

no Updates yet. Completed 53 working days


ruam     03/29/2017 20:22 PM


Did you call NVC? I called them several times. But there is no update available till now. It's very frustrating.


VinothKumarMaha     03/30/2017 01:28 AM

I did but no updates.


sedhu madhavan     05/26/2017 07:53 AM

Congrats.. r u first time H1?


twotime221g     03/30/2017 03:34 AM

Please try and follow the detailed process listed on one of my replies. This is the second time it seems to be working. I saw this happening to another person too and basically followed what he did.


VinothKumarMaha     03/30/2017 03:55 AM

Can You give me a call on this no +91 - 9629950088


VinothKumarMaha     03/30/2017 04:01 AM

I did what you said . I will ask my employer to contact Congressman & senators.
That is the only think that i can do. frustrated.

Thanks for you updates. appreciate it. At least it gives some hope.


sankepalli     04/04/2017 07:29 AM

Did your employer contacted any congressman or Senator? what is your status now? My case 57 days completed no status update.


VinothKumarMaha     04/04/2017 08:37 AM

I sent an email( feedback) to Ustravels.com.
we haven't contacted Congressman/Senator. bcoz i haven't completed 60 working days. have to wait few more days


ruam     05/01/2017 17:20 PM

Any update?


VinothKumarMaha     05/27/2017 00:55 AM

MAY 26th 2017 : I got an email to submit passports. Have to submit on tuesday(MAY 30th)


[email protected]     05/28/2017 04:43 AM

Congrats something shall happen


GRaj     05/30/2017 09:51 AM

Congrats , after submitting the documents can you tell me trick or follow up you did which moved your case status ?



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