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  1. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Hey Raj8, Yes, I got an update today that they approved my VISA. How did you come to know about this news? I did not publish the update any where in the public forums. My Timeline: 1. Interview date & Time: 13th July 2016 8:15 am 2. Case created / Status update: 13th July 2016 3. # of working days to issue visa: 21 business days 4. Consulate kept any docs : Client Letter, Employer Letter 5. Consulate asked any additional information: After couple of weeks of interview, they asked me to email them the RFE notice and response submitted to USCIS when we filed for my H1b extension. 5. Consulate kept Passport : YES 6. Color of 221g : YELLOW 7. Any other info would like to share: The Embassy did not respond until yesterday when I sent a follow up email to know any updates about my case as it is close to a month. The status updated date on CEAC website was then changed in an hour to 08/11 after sending the email and the status is changed to ISSUED this morning. The embassy replied back saying the processing is complete and passport will be delivered in 4-5 business days. However, I got the shipment details from CPC in the evening and expected delivery date is 08/15. Good Luck to everyone. The processing is very slow but nothing much we can do about it. Thanks, Rag8
  2. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Raj100, No news. Were you issued a 221g - blue slip for your research background? Irrespective of it, looking at the timelines posted here it is taking 15-19 business days to get 221g cleared. In my case, it is 19th business day today and no update yet. We just cannot do anything other than to wait for our turn. I heard it is 3-4 months for processing 221g in India so Canada is a better option. Good Luck!
  3. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    No news yet. It is close to a month now (today is 18th business day). Did anyone else hear from the embassy?
  4. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Hi Natta, Congrats. Glad to hear that your wait has finally ended..Was the status on the CEAC website changed to "Issued" ?
  5. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Hi Natta, Nice to hear that. Thanks for the update. Hope we hear an update soon.
  6. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Hi Natta, It is frustrating to wait in a foreign country bearing the additional expenses. Were you asked to submit any additional documents that are tick marked in the yellow slip? In my wife's case, none were requested and VO kept her pp too. Hoping our wait comes to an end very soon.
  7. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Good to know Parker. Hang tight!
  8. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Thanks Parker. Her client responded immediately but they did not call her employer yet. The VO assured during interview that she won't get stuck there in Ottawa and the process should be completed in 2 business days (3-4 business days in case of delays) but so far no update. My wife contacted the embassy via email and also in-person twice about the delay and they had the same response for her as "natta" had posted in this thread. I think they are using the same template for everyone while responding.
  9. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    Does anyone have idea on what time of the day status updates usually happen. ?
  10. rag8

    Calling all 221g in Ottawa

    My wife's 221g Details: 1. Interview date & Time: 13th July 2016 8:15 am 2. Case created / Status update: 13th July 2016 3. # of working days so far: 8 days 4. Consulate kept any docs : Client Letter, Employer Letter 5. Consulate kept Passport : YES 6. VO comment: We need to do additional processing and it will take 3-4 Days (no status update till now) 7. Color of 221g : YELLOW(Nothing was tick marked, no additional documentation was requested) 8. Any other info would like to share: They Have Called her Client manager on 20th July 9. Still in CANADA ?? YES
  11. Hello All, My wife and I have H1B visa PAI @ Ottawa on July 13. We only booked our onward journey flight tickets with UNITED airlines but did not book our return tickets because of the recent Canada Post strike and delay in passport deliveries. I am receiving conflicting answers on whether I need to reserve my return tickets beforehand or not. United airlines informed me that they would issue my boarding pass only when there is a return ticket. Why do they need to bother about this? All I need is my passport, Canada tourist visa and a valid onward flight ticket. I cannot book a return flight unless I get my passport and am not sure when that would be. Also, at the POE in Ottawa, Does the officer ask us to show the proof of return ticket? Please confirm as we have the appointment only next week and are worried. Thanks, rag8
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