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  1. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    They'll collect your passport as well at VAC. You can drop them off without an appointment. Just make sure to carry the letter from the consulate that asks you to submit the documents along with 2 copies of 'Document Submission Letter' from the UStravelDocs website
  2. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    That was incredibly fast! Congrats.. Glad the period of uncertainty is over. And thanks for posting your detailed experience.
  3. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    Cool. Typically it takes <10 days from here to get the passport in hand. Good luck :)
  4. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    On #1 - Please go through the other comments in this thread, where people have posted a detailed timeline of their experiences. To re-summarize - It took roughly 1 month after the interview to receive the letter which asked me to submit the passport, and 1 week after for the CEACC status to change to 'Issued', and 3 days after I got my passport delivered over BlueDart. YMMV depending on the consulate and time of year. Take a look at this post for a timeline on other's experience http://forum.murthy.com/topic/112339-h1b-renewal-after-dui-admin-processing/?do=findComment&comment=428118 http://forum.murthy.com/topic/112339-h1b-renewal-after-dui-admin-processing/?do=findComment&comment=428122 On #2 - Hospital submits the hospital document to VFS AFAIK. Following up is futile On #3 - See #1
  5. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    @stampwithgraceThis is very sad indeed. Just adds to the uncertainty. Hope you hear back soon, and keep us posted. Good luck. @newuser12345 Congrats. Good to hear it all went pretty much as expected.
  6. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    It's interesting that you had to pick up the report and submit it yourself, and that you submitted your passport as well. In my case, the medical report was sent directly from the hospital to the embassy. Could that be the difference between how Chennai and Delhi consulate handles 221(g) for DUI Perhaps(?) I agree it is stressful, but rest assured you will get it sooner or later. The wait is painful, but sit tight, and find peace in knowing the result will almost definitely be positive :)
  7. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    I've provided a lot of these details in the first post in this thread. I'll re-summarize below. If you have any other specific questions, please do ask. Jun '14 - Arrested for DUI in Mtn. View, CA. BAC : 0.14 Oct '14 - Charged with DUI. Had 7 days of community service, some fine, license suspended for 1 month + 6 month of restricted license (allowed to drive to and from work only), 3 months of DUI program. Travelled to India 3 times in 2015. But didn't require stamping, since I had a valid H1B till 2016. I did have to go through the standard secondary at the immigration. Just few regular question on the incident were asked. (In an earlier post I said 2017 was the first time I travelled after the incident. That is incorrect) Oct 11th 2017 - At the Chennai consulate everything was going fine, except in the end I was asked if I had any run ins with the law. I was then asked what and how it happened, my BAC, the fine I payed, and the police report. I was given 221(g) after some 10 mins of wait and was required to go to the physical panel. I went to Apollo the same day at around 10ish AM, paid INR 14K (I am assuming 2K was bribe, since I didn't get a receipt) and they did a blood test, XRAY, a full body check up and psych analysis. Nothing to be concerned here. I was done with all by 2PM. Make sure to carry 12 or so photographs with you. Be prepared to run between counters, and lot of confusion, specially if you don't speak the local language. It's a very poorly managed hospital. The CEAC status at this point was Administrative Processing and last updated date of Oct10th (Yes, one day before the interview.) Nov 7th 2017 - I receive a letter from BlueDart, asking me to submit my passport to any of VAC. The CEAC website had no updates at this point, and last updated date continued to be Oct10th. Nov 9th 2017 - I submit my passport, along with the 221(g) at VAC in Chennai. Download 2 copies of 'Document Submission Letter' from the UStravelDocs website. This too has to be submitted along with the passport. One copy will be stamped and be given back. Nov 16th 2017- 'Last Updated' date in CEAC finally changed for the first time to Nov 16th from Oct 6th.. The status continued to remain Administrative Processing. So it took roughly one week after I submitted my passport for the status to change. Nov 17th 2017 - In the morning CEAC status changed to 'Issued' from 'Administrative Processing'. USTravelDocs status changed at around noon to 'Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery'. Nov 20th 2017 - I receive the passport from the BlueDart office. Reach out to me for any other specific questions.
  8. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    I would expect that you would be receiving the letter sometime this week, or early next week. My stamping was in Chennai however. So YMMV considering your processing is in Delhi. It appears there are too many 221(g) being issued these days, and that probably has increased the timeline for us all. Good luck to you, and please do create a new thread with your experience, so folks going to Delhi consulate are benefitted. Let me know if you have more questions.
  9. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    Received my passport today (Nov 20th). So it took roughly 1 month after the interview to receive the letter which asked me to submit the passport, and 1 week after for the CEACC status to change to 'Issued', and 3 days after I got my passport delivered over BlueDart
  10. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    Nov 16th - 'Last Updated' date in CEAC finally changed for the first time to Nov 16th from Oct 6th.. The status continued to remain Administrative Processing. So it took roughly one week after I submitted my passport for the status to change. Nov 17th - In the morning CEAC status changed to 'Issued' from 'Administrative Processing'. USTravelDocs status changed at around noon to 'Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery'
  11. remremfnov

    Administrative processing with Arrest record

    DUI. Not yet. Still waiting for it. It's been a week since I submitted it
  12. remremfnov

    H1B renewal after DUI - Admin Processing

    Thanks. Do you have an approximate idea for how long it took. I ask, since I have rescheduled my flight twice already, and it would be helpful to know to when I have to reschedule it for the 3rd time.
  13. remremfnov

    Administrative processing with Arrest record

    I had my stamping on Oct11th and received a letter to submit to my passport on Nov 7th. So it took close to a month. I haven't received my passport back yet though. So the whole process takes over a month. All of this in the Chennai Consulate
  14. remremfnov

    Visa Stamping after H1B Transfer

    Nope, you don't have to go for stamping.
  15. remremfnov

    H4 221g administrative processing

    Any update on this? Did you get the stamped passport back?
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