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H1B is in Administrative Processing due to Misdemeanor charges

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Hello Everyone, 

I'm currently stuck in India as my H1 is in administrative processing for the past two months. Need advice possible outcome and I can expedite the process in any way? 

I was charged with Misdemeanor Class B for selling alcohol to under 21 for which I have pleaded guilty of charges and paid the fine. I have consulted many attorneys and everyone suggested this would not impact my H1 stamping as this doesn’t come under moral turpitude, so I mentioned the same on DS-160 form and attended the visa interview at Mumbai, India consulate. I was told by the visa officer that my visa was approved after asking a few questions about my work background and she asked nothing about the charges. However, when I received the passport from the consulate I didn’t see any H1 stamping rather I have received a 221g slip requesting court documents about the case I have mentioned in DS160. I have submitted the court disposition letter along with the initial ticket I have received at Hyderabad consulate. Its been over 60 days and I did not receive any response from the consulate. I have tried reaching out to consulate through email and phone, the only response I have received is asking to wait for 180 days. 

 

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