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221(g) Refusal Pink Form at U.S. Embassy in New Delhi
If you received a Pink form at US Embassy in New Delhi, under 221(g) visa refusal for US, you can check the status of your case online. You will be given a Reference ID for you to track the details of the case online.

The case status report is updated twice a week. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the case status report may not get updated every Tuesday and Friday. Do not contact the Embassy as there is no cause for concern.

You have been requested to wait until the Embassy contacts you. Please don't make an appointment. Your case requires further administrative processing the Embassy will contact you once this has been completed.

Interpreting Case Status Report
Find your BATCH ID in the case status report and note the case STATUS. There are only three case status remarks: PENDING PROCESS, CONTACT EMBASSY AND SEND PPT. Please follow the appropriate instructions. These are general guidelines. Please note that you need to submit your passports and all other additional documents as specified or necessary.

PENDING PROCESS
Your case is still pending administrative processing. Embassy can not issue the visa prior to completing the administrative processing. Embassy can not waive the administrative processing for any applicant. This is not a matter of missing documents and is in no way related to the number of times an individual may have been able to obtain visas or enter the US in the past. If your case is "Pending process", please do not contact the Embassy or you may risk delaying the administrative processing of your visa.

CONTACT EMBASSY
Your case has been processed and the Embassy needs additional information from you to process the case to completion. Please e-mail the Embassy and request the list of documents you must submit. In the subject line of your e-mail, state your BATCH ID and then write "Contact Embassy".

SEND PPT (PASSPORT)
You are required to submit the documents listed in the Embassy's response to your e-mail. You can submit them in either of the two ways described below:
  1. Submit your passport and any other requested documents at the Embassy. Come to the Embassy on any business day between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. and bring your original pink 221(g) handout and document pack. Come to Window 5 of the Consular Section and submit your documents.

    Note: If you are asked to send a travel itinerary with your passport, attach proof that your travel plans are still valid and necessary.

  2. Submit your document pack at a VFS Application Center. You can do this either in person, through a third party, or by mail. VFS will return your documents by courier.

    When you create your document pack, mark all documents "Attention: U.S. Embassy - Administrative Processing" and include in your pack a demand draft or HDFC Bank check to pay the VFS SErvice Charge of Rs. 141/- per passport (inclusive of Service Tax). The demand draft or check should favor "HDFC Bank A/c VFS".

    If you want to submit your document pack to VFS in person or use a third party to do so, the original pink 221(g) handout must be shown to VFS staff. If you want to submit your document pack by mail, a copy of the original pink 221(g) handout must be included in your document pack.

    VFS Application Centers in North India.

    Note: If you are asked to send a travel itinerary with your passport, attach proof that your travel plans are still valid and necessary.

Students & Scholars - Further Instructions
  • If you are student applying for an F-1 visa, submit a Form I-20 with a valid reporting date (at least one week in the future) or a letter from the school specifying the latest date that you can report for the same program.

  • If you are an exchange visitor applying for a J-1 visa, submit a Form DS-2019 with a valid start date (at least one week in the future) or a letter from the sponsoring organization specifying the latest date you can report for the same program.

  • If additional information is requested you must send information about your curriculum and the professor who will supervise your work.