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  1. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Hey, If your case is genuine, nothing to worry about. You WILL get the stamping. The only problem here is, it is impossible to predict the time for this. Unfortunately, for some in here, it has taken a few months. For others, by and large, the resolution comes within a month or so. Prepare yourself for a month's wait anyway. Bear in mind that this is NOT a rejection. Basically you are in limbo. You just need to hang tight till it comes through. Is this your first, or second H1 stamping? Good luck, and God bless. My prayers are with everyone in here.
  2. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Hey - The very fact that they retained the passport is good, right?!? If they just returned it to you and asked you to wait, then it would have caused more angst and worry....'cos then you have no option but to wait, and AFTER they requested your passport (as is happening with some in here), this whole waiting time that you are now experiencing would happen....It would have added several weeks more to your already frustrating wait. Or worse still, they could have just denied the whole visa...then, it's game over....You are fortunately not in that category, so count your blessings. It is sad that people have to undergo this misery.....However, when it comes to National security, all this is very much justified and inevitable.... I was stuck in 221g a few months back...I was expecting to be cleared in 3 weeks time...I was pleasantly surprised when my ordeal finished in exactly 10 days (But those 10 days were full of misery, coupled with the grief of having lost my father, the reason for my travel to India). Now why exactly it takes just a few days for some like me, and a few months for others, nobody has a clue...I guess it all depends on an individual's circumstances, what kind of work they do, Countries they have visited, etc... All I can say is be optimistic, but plan for the worst, and have an alternate plan, if things don't work out for an extended period of time. After all, you have a life to lead, and cannot wait indefinitely for this. Good luck, and God Bless!
  3. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Hey bro, An aquaintance of mine is travelling soon to India, and I warned him about the possibility of being caught in this undesirable state....Are you able to log in hours from remote? Is your company supporting your time away from work for so long? How are you able to maintain status? Sorry if I am intrusive, but my company was only able to support me so much (and I can't blame them, since we are IT consultants, and physical presence is quite important) God bless, and I pray for all our folks to travel back safe and sound...
  4. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Hey Bro, Nothing that you are in control of, unfortunately. I was stuck in a similar situation. Luckily, in my case, the process took 10 calendar days. The website is close to real time in updates. I got back my passport with the stamping before they actually changed the status online as "Issued". Just sit tight.
  5. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    GCSeeker, Did you make it through? I have been following this post ever since my ordeal (Just imagine, this came on the heels at an already existing agonizing situation for me - I lost my father, and came to India to perform the last rites). There is absolutely nothing to do but wait. In my case, the 10 days were tortuous - full of grief and misery. But in the end, if you make an honest living, know that everything will work out in your favour. God bless, and keep the faith.
  6. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    **UPDATE** Folks, I received my passport with the visa stamp today. It took 10 calendar days, and 6 business days for this to come through. Visa Interview Date at Chennai : 01 February 2012 Passport Received; 10 February 2012 There is an annotation that security clearance given on 08 Feb 2012 Good luck to all those who are still waiting. Keep the faith, my fellow countrymen! It appears that the consulate is speeding up the adjudication process.
  7. srajan1

    221G Pink Chennai Tracker

    Visa interview date: Feb 01, 2012 Type of Visa: H1B (second stamping) Direct employee working at client site (US Federal Govt at DC) Highest education - MS in MIS from Chicago I have come to India to perform my father's last rites whose demise was sudden and unexpected. I made an emergency apptt at the chennai post. the VO asked me a few routine questions, and like everyone else, he said "Your visa is eligible to be approved, but there is an administrative processing from our side". He then directed me to counter 31. An Indian gentleman asked me the following questions: 1) When did you join your current company? 2) What are the other companies you have worked in the USA? 3) Have you ever been to any other Country? 4) Did you work in India? What company did you work for before leaving to the USA? 5) Do you have any brothers/sisters? He then handed me this pink slip and said it will take 8 to 10 weeks. I was shocked. I am set to travel back on 9th Feb. I have left behind my wife and little daughter. I told him I have come on bereavement. No exceptions, he said. I am expecting my priority date to get current in the next few days too. I am real frustrated and disappointed in the system. Not only am I incurring a loss on the return flight and job, I might lose my one chance to file for EAS. Worse though, I might lose my job if I am away for so long. And, irony of it, all this grief is self generated by the system. I did nothing wrong to deserve it. I dont know whether to grieve for my late father, or my current situation
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