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AKUS2006

Kolkata H1 Visa Stamping - VO said approved but CEAC status says Administrative Processing

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Details below for Interview :

Location : Kolkata 
Fingerprinting : Dec 11th
Visa Interview Date : Dec 12th

Been in US since 2006 and working as full-time in one of the oldest company of USA since last 5 years. Went for stamping after 7 years. Interview lasted 5 min and Visa Officer said Visa is approved and kept our passports (mine & wife's - H4). Gave me a white sheet stating "Congratulations  your US Non-Immigrant Visa to visit the United States has been approved!" followed by some details.

When I got home and checked the case status on CEAC it read - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days." As of now status is still the same.

Anyone else experienced this - even after VO said Visa is approved and kept passports? If so what is time line for Visa approval? Any cause for worry?

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You have to wait for a few days. All applications show up as AP on CEAC for 1-5 business days. After 5 business days, you should contact the consulate if you haven't received any response  or an official communication about 221g AP.

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10 hours ago, AKUS2006 said:

Details below for Interview :

Location : Kolkata 
Fingerprinting : Dec 11th
Visa Interview Date : Dec 12th

Been in US since 2006 and working as full-time in one of the oldest company of USA since last 5 years. Went for stamping after 7 years. Interview lasted 5 min and Visa Officer said Visa is approved and kept our passports (mine & wife's - H4). Gave me a white sheet stating "Congratulations  your US Non-Immigrant Visa to visit the United States has been approved!" followed by some details.

When I got home and checked the case status on CEAC it read - "Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days." As of now status is still the same.

Anyone else experienced this - even after VO said Visa is approved and kept passports? If so what is time line for Visa approval? Any cause for worry?

That is a standard message. Give yourself at least till Dec 18th and then check.

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Hi

 

Same here, I appear for visa stamping on 12th at Mumbai consulate, I am on H1 in 13th Year. I was told that I approved your visa and he took my passport.

 

Now status is administrative processing.

 

Thanks, Rakesh

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mine also same situation, i attended visa on Dec 27th in Hyd and its approved,

but its showing administrative process.  any one in Hyd have same situation?

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