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Administrative Processing in Calgary

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Hi Folks,

Had a Visa Interview today at the US Consulate in Calgary. I was told that my case requires administrative processing (AP). Surprisingly, I wasn't given any 221(G) forms. Just a printout saying Administrative Processing with check mark against DS-157. I was asked to fill that(DS-157) out and hand it back to the Visa officer. They have all my documents with the exception of my passport. The VO told me they'll contact me via email and it could take upto 2 to 3 weeks. Anybody else in the boat? If anyone had a similar experience, please let me know how long it took for you, because I know the estimates given are usually the utmost time it can take. Thank you!

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Hi Vv29,

Sorry to hear that, and what are the questions VO asked you and could you tell me the the experience of your visa interview.

Which model are you in EVC, full time, or EC? and any idea why do your case needs Administrative Processing?

Please reply!!

Thanks,

-krishna

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Reading through previous posts looks like its usual practice to state admin process in calgary. I don't think it would take very long. Are you FTE or Contractor? If Contractor what model is it? EVC OR EC?

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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the response! Here are the details:

I work as a Contractor and it's EVC model. The questions were all generic. I was asked who my client is , where I did my Masters from and how long I've worked for this company. After that she handed me the administrative processing form with DS-157 checked. I filled that out and handed it back to here. The verbiage was the same, we'll notify you via email and it could take upto 2 to 3 weeks! I have no idea what it is for! Could be anything from PIMS update to back ground check (I don't have a common name, so it couldn't be that). Anybody here in Calgary waiting on this decision?

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Hi W29,

I also went for H1B stamping at Calgary on Nov 22nd and got white slip with Administrative processing. She kept my all the documents and returned my passport. I was told it is going to take 7-10 working days to finish Administrative process. I am in EVC model and she mainly asked questions about E-E relationship. I initially planned to go to Ottawa for stamping as I got my last 2 stamping from there but after seeing lots of 221g in Ottawa, I decided to go to Calgary. Hope our case can get clear soon!!!

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Hi Desi_md,

How is the overall situation in calgary. Did you see anyone getting approved on same day.? I heard the VO are bit unfriendly? is that true?

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Hi desi_md,

I'm sorry to hear about your case. I hope everything gets sorted out very soon. Every other person seems to be getting it now and thats what bothers me, I hope the increasing number of cases don't create a backlog. So where are you put up? Are you planning on working remotely?

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Hi vv29,

I am currently in Regina and working remotely from here. I am planning to go back to India and wait from there. Can you contact me at sanket dot h dot raval at g...com

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Hey vv29,

I am also planning to come to calgary and can you contact me at broomfield12 at g.

Hey Bricky, I send you an email. So when do you plan on coming to Calgary? Are you a contractor working under the EVC Model? Everybody's case is bound to be different. I hope you get your's without any hassles. But my advice is just be prepared to stay back for 10 to 15 days in the worst case.

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Hi vv29,

I am also planning to calgary on Dec 6th, i am on EVC Model.

Can you please email me at replybin at gXXXX dot com?

ALso please post any updates you have.

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Hello everybody,

I also have an appointment on Dec 6th and I am from boston and planning to go calgary on dec 4th or 5th and is there anybody going from boston or near to boston then please let me know.

Thanks,

-krishna

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@ Bricky

My net access is a little sporadic, please bear with me.On Friday I got an email to submit my detailed resume, which I did. Thats the latest I heard from them. Will keep you guys posted

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Guys,

I got my visa approved today. I was interviewed on Nov 22nd and got an email on Friday to submit passport. They verified my employment with Client and Vendor before sending me passport request. Majority of guys are working in EVC model are getting Administrative Processing but final outcome is positive. There is only one lady VO who is interviewing all the Non-Immigrant applications. I submitted my passport today and hoping to get within 2-3 business days.

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Hi Desi_md congratulation on you Visa approval.

I have a couple of quick questions and would appreciate if any one help me on those:

1. How to prove employee-employer relationship to the Visa officer?

2. I am in E-V-C model, besides saying, that on a weekly basis I interact with my employer or petitioner about the work assignment, should I also prove that I talk about the work assignment to the middle vendor as well?

3. what if the VO asks about middle vendor and his role, what is the best way to convince him. As we all know middle vendor is like primary vendor to the client and I can only work for the client through him, so i am not sure if I have to involve him in the employee employer relation ship.

Please help me with some valuable suggestions and thanks in advance.

-thanks

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