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  • 221g Administrative processing tracker

    Hi All,
    I wanted this thread to be a tracker for all who have been held up on 221g admin processing bug. I guess we can post our experiences and suggestions to help each other out

    My Self
    Attended Delhi consulate on 16th and 20th of Aug 2004.
    Reason for hold -- query on my company
    Still waiting on their reply on my petition.

    I am told that admin processing includes name check and clearance .

    I have been calling up the Delhi Consulate, Dept of State in D.C., and also FBI Name Check dept to find out the status on my file.

    Sreenath

  • #2
    8th week into administrative processing

    I applied for revalidation at the Islamabad embassy on the 6th of Dec. Its been a little over 8 weeks now.

    Did you have any luck gettting status info from Dept of State or FBI? The embassy here just says that the application is under administrative processing and they don't know how long it will take.

    Ali
    Cheers,
    Ali

    - I-140 approved: 9/14/05
    - I-485 filed: 11/15/06: LUD: 01/05/06, 01/06/06, 01/08/06
    - Biometrics done: 12/2/06
    - EAD received (both wife and mine): 12/6/06
    - Wife's I-131 approved: 12/5/06
    - I-131: Approved: 01/10/06, REF: 12/18/06 : LUD : 01/08/06, 01/09/06
    - I485 approval date: 10/2/07
    - Green card received: 10/7/2007
    - Wife's I485 approval date: 10/30/2007
    - Wife's green card received: 11/2/2007

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    • #3
      re:

      sreenath,

      what is the number you called for Dept of State in D.C., and also FBI Name Check dept.

      thank a lot!

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      • #4
        Contact for FBI and DoS

        Lemme know if you guys get any luck with these numbers. I left messages with Rene Morton but for the DoS no. could not get track of their automated messages.

        FBI Name Check Unit Chief (Immigration & State Dept. Services)
        Unit Chief : Rene Morton
        Tel : 1-202-324-1492
        Fax : 1-202-324-9890

        Here are the nos.
        State Dept Number : 1-202-663-1225
        Fax (202) 663-3899

        Sreenath

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        • #5
          Another source

          This is the message that i found online who actually send delayed visa case to uscis. Just a blind shot dont know if it works.


          -----Original Message-----
          From: Silva, Mariza [mailto:MSilva@nas.edu]
          Sent: Tue 7/13/2004 4:52 PM
          To: VISAS
          Cc:
          Subject: Visa Case Reported to DOS July 13


          Thank you for completing our Visa Questionnaire. Your case has been
          added to our database and it will help us to better understand the
          problems that scientists are facing with the visa process.

          Since you have been waiting for your visa for more than 30 days, we
          reported your case to the Department of State on JULY 13. We will
          contact you only if we receive any information about your application.
          Your case will remain in our database until you receive your visa. Due
          to the large volume of emails we are receiving, we can not respond to
          each email individually.

          INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMAILS TO: visas@nas.edu

          Send email only to this address: visas@nas.edu. All emails should
          include the name of the visa applicant in the subject line.

          VISA GRANTED (you have received your visa)
          If your visa has been granted since you last contacted us, send an email
          to visas@nas.edu. In the subject line only, include the full name of the
          visa applicant, date of birth, the words "Visa Granted" and the date
          that it was granted. Our database will be updated and your name will be
          removed from our list of pending cases.

          Example: John Smith, DOB 05/05/1965, Visa Granted 01/23/2004

          VISA PENDING (you are still waiting for your visa)
          If you are still waiting for your visa, send an email to visas@nas.edu.
          In the subject line only, include the full name of the visa applicant,
          date of birth, and the words "Visa Pending". If your case is still
          pending, we will report your case to the Department of State. Please do
          not include anything in the body of the message unless you have
          something significant to report. We have many cases still pending in our
          database. The more time spent reading email messages, the longer it will
          take to inquire about your case.

          Example: John Smith, DOB 05/05/1965, Visa Pending

          Thank you.

          International Visitors Office
          The National Academies
          500 Fifth Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20001 USA
          Fax: 1-202-334-2231
          Email: visas@nas.edu
          http://national-academies.org/visas

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          • #6
            re:

            thanks sreenath,

            im not waiting for admin processing only fingerprinting.

            do you have a specific number i could call?

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            • #7
              Applied H1B reval on Dec 14th, chennai consulate, took FPs with 85$ fee, No response from consulate (Have been in the US since last 5 yrs on F1 and then H1).

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              • #8
                Finger print number

                This might be an old number but might be helpful.

                3046252000

                Try out. Why are you waiting on Finger prints. Could you explain your case?

                Sreenath

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                • #9
                  re:

                  spoke to the consul in mumbai today, they say most FPs come around 3 working weeks. i hope i get some good news friday.

                  from what i understand, there r diff levels of clearances, which take diff times. my friend in october last yr, was waiting on FP and got the results in 6 weeks.
                  name checks and other background check clearances take longer.

                  jus my two cents,

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                  • #10
                    Just to check.....

                    Hi,
                    Just to check on updates from every one here.... has any one actually heard of some one getting into 221g admin processing and getting out of it successfully... I have been searching on the web and on all other immigration web sites but all I could find is some who got into this but no posts of them getting out of it..... does anyone know of anyone who has gone thru this....

                    Not trying to be pessimistic..... Just wanna confirm on where the whole process stands...

                    Sreenath

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                    • #11
                      re:

                      ok jus an update for those waiting on FP

                      i called the fbi and dos numbers and spoke to cust service

                      my FP got processed on 01/28 and DOS sent a response to NVC on 02/01

                      hope the NVC sends a response to the US consul quickly. cannot get through to the NVC.

                      u guys have had any luck?

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                      • #12
                        File still in New Delhi

                        Hi,
                        I am told by DOS that my file is still in New Delhi.

                        Any whose file has been in Indian US consulate for 6 months.

                        Sreenath

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                        • #13
                          re:

                          sreenath, was ur file ever sent?

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                          • #14
                            I am contacting the name check dividion to check to see if they recieved any request for query...

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                            • #15
                              re:

                              jus an update i got now...my friend in mumbai consulate was FPed with me on 1/4, got an email from the consul today to re-appear. his clearance came today

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                              • #16
                                re:

                                guyz, jus got an email from the US consul in mumbai, got my clearance.

                                i pray that all of you also get them soon.

                                thanks!

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                                • #17
                                  Does anyone has a number for fingerprint department.... The number I have is not working....

                                  Thanks
                                  Sreenath

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                                  • #18
                                    304-625-2000. Ask for the Records division and also say you are regarding visa purposes.

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                                    • #19
                                      mail from delhi cons

                                      After nearly seven months of wait and then assured that my file is on express track.... when I call them up today they said that it would take some more time as the check is not complete. The following is the mail they sent out.


                                      "Your case is under administrative review. It will take some time to
                                      complete this as the issues under investigation are in the United
                                      States. "

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by sreenath78
                                        Hi,
                                        Just to check on updates from every one here.... has any one actually heard of some one getting into 221g admin processing and getting out of it successfully... I have been searching on the web and on all other immigration web sites but all I could find is some who got into this but no posts of them getting out of it..... does anyone know of anyone who has gone thru this....

                                        Not trying to be pessimistic..... Just wanna confirm on where the whole process stands...

                                        Sreenath
                                        hello everybody

                                        i was going to post yesterday our sad story about 'administrative processing' - but today i have a diff story.

                                        chennai embassy for H1 transfer & H4 - oct 26th - recd all documents - told to wait - came back - gave us a letter stating our visa will take 45 days due to admin. processing - no qustions asked. waited till dec to email - reply was - under review - emailed after the holidays - no reply. called end of jan - after some 10 calls lady said we our clearance has come and we need more dds - told her we had given all dds - took 2 days to locate dds - found dds - told us we will get ppts in a week - called and emailed all thro feb. 18th of fed we recd email from SAO (security advisory office) asking for new applcn, photos and dds for 2200rs as the visa issuance fee has changed (dollar fell)
                                        we sent everything they asked and waited - called over and over again and emailed - no reply to email. finally the lady at customer service asked us to callback today - we did and they informed us that our ppts have been sent (hopefully with the visa) TTS confirmed that they have it and we will get it in a day or two. it took 4 months and 2 weeks for us............it was torture waiting ..............

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