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  1. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    @shanky_2007: nothing about immigration is even close to being predicted these days. hopefully the wait is over and they asking your passport is a positive note for things to move forward sooner in your favor. All the best!
  2. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    Hi everyone, Finally things fell in place.. a positive one.. Got my passport today with the visa stamping. Details of my case: Interview date: Oct 31, 2011 (Chennai). Issued 221G green form requesting petitioner docs. Docs submission: Nov 8, 2011 (No passport) First response from Consulate/VFS: May 14, 2012. All docs submitted previously were returned and along came a 221G Blue form requesting passport to be submitted. Received passport with visa: May 28, 2012. Literally the wait has been 6 months and 2+ weeks. There has been no employer/client verification on my case as I verified with my manager. I work on EVVC model. I was working remote during this entire period. Other things I did while waiting though it did not really move things any faster are: 1. Contact DOS and VFS atleast once in 3 weeks for an update. 2. Inquired through congressman. 3. Inquired through attorney. I thank everyone in this forum for the support and a special thank you to Vijay is a must say. I sincerely pray everyone waiting should get the good news soon as I know how terrible this wait is. All the best to guys! If any questions, please post it here and I will be more than happy to share any information I might have. Thanks!
  3. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    Hey guys, Well finally heard back that my passport is ready for pickup. I could not make it on time between 4-5pm so it's out for delivery. Will update the forum as soon as I get my passport. Thanks!
  4. harinir

    221g--->got another form to submit docs

    vina888: After 6 and half months, I got a courier from VFS aswell returning all my documents and along came another 221g (blue) stating I need to submit passport through VFS. Went ahead submitted and it's the 2nd business day since. Though nothing about immigration is predictable. all I can say is, from all that I have read on the forums and seen, getting a 221g requesting passport submission (along with Ds-160 confirmation page, I-797, I-129, LCA) is a positive sign. So just go ahead and drop all that they have requested and you should be good in 3-5 business days. All the best!
  5. Syed, from the options you have listed, I would say H4 (option 1) is the easiest and quickest. I know so many of my friends who got back to the US on H4 after getting a 221G on their H1 petition. About options 2 and 3, H1 amendment will be necessary and again this could take a while with USCIS approval, client letter and other dependencies. Not that it is not a feasible option, just that they are way more time consuming and outcome is still not known. So, if you are fine waiting, you can go with either 2 or 3 (prefer 3 to be a better solution than 2). Else, just go ahead with H4. Also, incase you go for H4 it's not mandatory to get your H1 withdrawn. You can do that after you get your H4. I know people who have done it that way and have succeeded getting the H4 while their H1 is still under process. All the best! Hope things work in your favor.
  6. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    hi everyone.. finally an update from my side .. After 6 months 2 weeks wait, got a courier today from VFS.. all documents I had submitted were returned along with a 221G blue form stating "please submit passport through VFS". Will submit my passport tomorrow and hope things progress ... will keep you guys posted
  7. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    @shanky_2007: As mentioned by Vijai.. it is kind of weird that they ask for documents that have contradicting meaning... Anyhow.. all they look for is that the letter should be from End Client (on their letter head) detailing your start date, designation, duties. duration that you are expected to work, physical location (this address should match LCA, I-129). Preferably, if you can get client to add that your employer (or sponsor) is responsible for your work (to clear ee-er relationship query). Hope that helps! All the best!
  8. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    eagerly expected some news atleast this week.. but phew.. no miracles and the wait continues :-(
  9. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    Solmca3: Based on what I have read on forums and heard from friends, 1. You do not have to resign your current job when applying for H4 as you have a H1 approval under administrative processing (though sent to USCIS). The minute your H4 gets approved you ofcourse should not continue working as dependent visa does not permit employment. 2. No quite sure what affidavit is being referred here. But when you go for interview, do carry your spouse client letter so as to avoid any delays there. A friend of mine went for H4 after getting a 22g for H1. She submitted her husband's client letter as they needed it during interview. She got a 221g for H4 aswell but that was to veriy spouse employment in the US which happened within a week. The entire processing took 30days from date of interview. She is back happily :-) 3. Not sure. May be someone who filed H4 might be able to help. Check forums for H4.
  10. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    yet another week :-(
  11. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    @solmca3: You can apply for H4 since you have that backup. I know many of my friends who got H4 as their H1 was under 221g for long. I was told your H1 processing does not stop since you got H4 since they are different visas. Also, after going to the US you can get back to H1 following the approval for a new petition. Just a thing I saw, some cases H4 also there have been 221g's... some cleared.. some takes ages.. but since you have that option, if interested you can try that. As of your other question, I did not get what you meant by H1 transfer. Honestly, there is nothing like H1 transfer..though very commonly used.. everytime when you shift companies you are more or less getting a new petition approved and not transferring anything Alos, since your client is willing to do a H1, you sure will be safer to handle EE-ER relationship queries, since you are under direct control. To sum up the options: 1. Wait for current 221g processing to complete. 2. Apply for new H1 through client and attend interview 3. Apply for H4 based on spouse H1. Either option 2 n 3 sound fine. you will have to try it.. these days any visa class has become crazy and its mere LUCK. All the best! Consulting your attorney would be best.
  12. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    @shinujoy: I so feel the same.. but lets not lose hope. Apart from waiting, worrying, praying and hoping.. there is not much we can do.. There is no place where you can actually log a feedback or complaint about this procedure.. so.. fingers crossed.. lets wait and we will have a positive response. @vijai: I suppose they only meant your degree certificates.. no harm ringing up VFS to confirm .. Hope coming days will have faster response for all of us and we guys get our visas.
  13. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    @vijai: I so agree with you.. No matter who is inquiring (Applicant, attorney, senator's office) the response has been the same till date. It is extremely frustrating to keep hopes high without even knowing when and what the outcome will be after this long.. All that we can do is hope and wait (the worst ever!) .. I sincerely wish both of us can get a positive response and travel back soon. Can you give me your personal ID? Just to stay in touch and share information.
  14. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    Hi all.. is there any update from anyone?? Looks like almost all case in Sep/Oct time frame have been processed as I do not see much going on in this forum.. My case still pending.. waiting to hear back.. been 23 weeks completely :-( ..
  15. harinir

    221G GREEN CHENNAI - SEPTEMBER / OCT TRACKER

    @vijai: oh boy.. did not realize that until I read your post.. phew looks like its just us.. Hope the long wait really pays off fruitful at the end.. God please! There is another person waiting along with us.. (not posted on the forum) and details are as below Visa class - H1B Interview date - Nov 1, 2011 (Chennai) Documents dropped at VFS - Nov 8, 2011 (Same date as me) 221G - Green form No Update till date. Meanwhile, she applied for H4 as there was no response from consulate. Details: Visa class: H4 Interview date: March 10th, 2012 Documents dropped: Same day 221G - Green form. Progress: Employment verified for spouse. The wait continues to know the result of both the interviews..
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