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shuchigupta

Calling all 221g in Ottawa

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On 10/20/2016 at 2:59 PM, kumar1128 said:

Anyone with PIMS issue here? VO told me it will take 3-4 business days. In 2014 also i had the same PIMS issue from the same Ottawa embassy and i got it in 4 days.

Did the VO say it was a PIMS issue? How did you know? 

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20 hours ago, RoSogolla_221g said:

Congratulations!!! Can you post the timeline from now till when you received to give a better idea on postal timeframe.

Interview Date: Oct 18th

CEAC Status Issued: Oct 24

CPC Courier: Oct 25

Total 5 business days

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19 hours ago, Rohini K said:

Did the VO say it was a PIMS issue? How did you know? 

Yes after my interview she said they dont see my petition in the system which means PIMS and she said it will take 3-4 business days.

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On 10/18/2016 at 11:55 AM, biodallas said:

1. Interview date & Time: 4th Oct

2. Case created / Status update:   4th Oct

3. # of working days so far: 10 days

4. Consulate kept any docs : Asked to email CV

5. Consulate kept Passport : NO

6. VO comment: We need to do additional processing and it will take 2-3 weeks

7. Color of 221g : BLUE

8. Any other info would like to share: I am applying for H4 visa along with my spouse, her H1 was approved but mine was put in processing

9. Still in CANADA : Yes

Final Update:

Oct 21, 3pm: Email from consulate to drop passport at consulate

Oct 24, 9:30pm: passport dropped off

Oct 26, 3pm: Email from usvisainfo website with tracking number and simultaneously from Canada post with tracking details

Oct 27, 10am: Picked up passport from Toronto postal station (interview ottawa but passport picked up in Toronto)

 

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45 minutes ago, biodallas said:

Final Update:

Oct 21, 3pm: Email from consulate to drop passport at consulate

Oct 24, 9:30pm: passport dropped off

Oct 26, 3pm: Email from usvisainfo website with tracking number and simultaneously from Canada post with tracking details

Oct 27, 10am: Picked up passport from Toronto postal station (interview ottawa but passport picked up in Toronto)

 

Congrats! Safe returns to you 

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4 hours ago, Shawshank said:

Congrats biodallas!  Did you submit the passport to the Ottawa consulate in person?

Yes, I did. And it is supposed to be 9:30am, not pm.

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On 10/19/2016 at 3:50 PM, Cool_breeze said:

Make that count 13 @ Aarthi99...

I have been through 221g two times now. first in 2013 in Mumbai India and second in Ottawa 2016.

Read my experience here. I am waiting for receiving my passport. Will update how many years visa i get.

If any questions. Email me at brijparikh@gmail.com 

 

Still waiting:/

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Hi Everyone,

I had my visa interview on 17th at ottawa US consulate got a blue slip, Is anyone in the same boat? Anyone waiting for H1B 221g approval? Any idea how long it is taking now a days? 

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Interview date : 12 Jan 2017

Slip color : Blue 

Consulate asked for passport on 31st Jan 2017 

Submitted passport on 1st feb 2017

passport returned through canda post on 8th feb 2017

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I had same experience as Sukhdeep. Went for interview at Calgary consulate on Feb 8th, 2017; got 221(g) yellow ( color doesn't matter). I was asked exact same questions as anyone else and visa officer asked me to submit my resume , research and publications even though this is my third H1B and returned my passport and docs . Got approval exactly after 3 weeks , 16 business days and got passport in my hand in 5 business days exactly. I know this is tense situation but I haven't seen anybody getting his visa rejected on these bases .

 

good luck 

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1. Interview date & Time: 22 Feb, 2018

 

2. Case created / Status update:   16 Feb, 2018

 

3. # of working days so far: 3 days

 

4. Consulate kept any docs : None

 

5. Consulate kept Passport : NO

 

6. VO comment: We need to do additional processing and it will take 2-3 weeks

 

7. Color of 221g : Blue

 

8. Any other info would like to share: 221G is aksing my list of publications, cv, cv of my PhD supervisor.  

 

9. Still in CANADA ?? YES

Edited by tomarmk

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1. Interview date & Time: 27 Feb, 2018

 

2. Case created / Status update:   23 Feb, 2018

 

3. # of working days so far: 2 days

 

4. Consulate kept any docs : CV, I-129

 

5. Consulate kept Passport : NO

 

6. VO comment: We need to do additional processing.

 

7. Color of 221g : Blue

 

8. Any other info would like to share: EVC, US- Master's degree with thesis, working with same employer since graduation for over 3 years.  

 

9. Still in CANADA ?? YES

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1. Interview date & Time: 14 Feb, 2018

 

2. Case created / Status update:   12 Feb, 2018

 

3. # of working days so far: 12 days

 

4. Consulate kept any docs : CV

 

5. Consulate kept Passport : NO

 

6. VO comment: We need to do additional processing and it will take 2-3 weeks.

 

7. Color of 221g : Blue

 

8. Any other info would like to share: I and my husband had interview together. Visa office approved my husband's H1B but gave me 221g Blue for H4 visa. I did masters from USA. I am really worried now. Its been more than two weeks and have not heard anything yet.   

 

9. Still in CANADA ?? YES

Edited by Ottawa H4 221g

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 1:11 PM, tomarmk said:

1. Interview date & Time: 22 Feb, 2018

 

2. Case created / Status update:   16 Feb, 2018

 

3. # of working days so far: 3 days

 

4. Consulate kept any docs : None

 

5. Consulate kept Passport : NO

 

6. VO comment: We need to do additional processing and it will take 2-3 weeks

 

7. Color of 221g : Blue

 

8. Any other info would like to share: 221G is aksing my list of publications, cv, cv of my PhD supervisor.  

 

9. Still in CANADA ?? YES

 

Hi Did you get any update? is your degree in TAL?

 

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23 hours ago, Ottawa H4 221g said:

No Update yet. Its been 13 working days. anyone got any update? 

Tomarmk, any update on your case? 

No update

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On 3/2/2018 at 0:02 PM, Ottawa H4 221g said:

 

Yes my PhD is in TAL. But funny part, i am in US for last 13 years but i never had any problem with visa stamping. This is first time they found that my degree is in TAL. I would suggest everyone who has TAL degree not to come to Ottawa Canada. I realized consular officer is young and very inexperienced. 

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