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Why US Visa Status on CEAC says Refused for 221g ? Dropbox ? Visa Interview ?

When you check your US Visa Stamping Status online, there are some cases, where the online status on the CEAC website shows as “Refused“, even though the consular officer said after the interview that it was approved. You may also see the same status after you dropped off documents for US Visa Dropbox stamping or you received form 221g Administrative Processing issued by the consular officer saying that they need to do some administrative processing and kept the passport.

In the past, it used to show “Administrative processing”, but it now shows as “refused” from March 3rd, 2020 onwards for most of the cases. This online status of “Refused” can cause a lot of panic among many in 221g administrative processing, dropbox stamping, or general visa stamping applicants. This article covers the issue with the status “Refused”, why it shows like that, and updates with user inputs & experiences.

How to Check US Visa Status on CEAC

If you do not know, the US CEAC website is the place where you check your US Visa status. CEAC stands for US Dept. of State’s Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). If you are new and not sure how to use the CEAC website, you can read How to Check US Visa Status on the CEAC website to get an idea of how to check the status online and understand the status that is typically shown, when you check the US Visa status.

Let’s first look at the common situation with 221g, where you would see “Refused” Status. We will review Dropbox and the general visa interview later.

Previous US Visa Status for 221g on CEAC Website

In general, when you are issued a form 221g for administrative processing, you used to see the status of “Administrative processing” on the US Dept CEAC Website and the text under it used to read like below.

“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. For more information, please visit US Consulate General <City name>”

See the screenshot below on exactly how it looked.

221g Administrative Processing Status CEAC Website
Administrative Processing

We have picked a case that is still in Administrative processing from the past and how it used to look. But, that changed from March 2020.  Pay close attention to the number to check below.

221g Status Changed to Refused for US Visa on US CEAC Website

From early March 2020, many users have reported and we verified as well that most of the 221g Cases’ status has changed to “Refused”, even when there was no real update on their ‘Case Last Updated Date’ or anything has changed. One key thing to note is the text under it has changed. It reads like below now.

“A U.S. Consular Officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please follow any instructions provided by the consular officer. If you were informed by the consular officer that your case was refused for administrative processing, your case will remain refused while undergoing such processing. You will receive another adjudication once such processing is complete. Please be advised that the processing time varies and that you will be contacted if additional information is needed. For more information, please visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV or the website for the Embassy or Consulate at which you made your visa application. For more information, please visit U.S. Consulate General <Consulate name>”

Pay close attention to the bold text, it basically tells that, if you were given Administrative processing, then it will be processed in administrative processing. Also, see the screenshot below with status ‘Refused’, it is the same case number as above.

221g - Status Refused - CEAC Website

You may watch the below YouTube Video on 221g CEAC Status Administrative Processing, which covers the same details

Why has the Status Changed from Administrative Processing to Refused Suddenly?

Well, the CEAC website changed the displayed status text to be in line with the form given by the consular officer, and that’s why you see this big change and the confusion. If you check your 221g notice or any of the standard 221g forms given, you will see the text that says “Your application for a nonimmigrant visa has been refused per section 221(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act…”.

See the below screenshots of sample 221(g) forms issued by US Consulates:

221g Refused Text on White Slip
221g Slip given after the visa interview – White color
221g Pink Slip Refused Text
221g Slip given after the visa interview – Pink Color

So, technically, it was refused and the online status now on the CEAC website now reflects the same. So, nothing to panic about or worry about.

The text below the actual ‘refused‘ status on the CEAC website tells clearly that if you were given administrative processing, it will be continued to be processed and you will receive another update on the decision/adjudication once the process is complete. There is nothing to worry about, if you have been issued a 221g, it will be continued to be processed.

Official Communication Travel.State.Gov New Alert

On March 5th, 2020, the US Department of State updated their website in a news alert that they have made the status-related text change to reflect the actual change, but does not really change the case information. As discussed above, it is in line with the 221g sheet given to the applicant, when their case goes to Administrative processing. Check the below screenshot, which tells the change in text. You can check the Official Travel.State.Gov Press Release for CEAC Change

Adminstrative Processing Changed to Refused - CEAC - March 2020 News Relase
CEAC Case Status Change News Alert by the US Dept of State

National Visa Center – Verified Change

We called National Visa Center regarding the status changed and asked about the change. They confirmed that the status text has changed for Administrative processing, but nothing other than that. If you were given a slip for 221g or told by Consular Officer that your case will be in administrative processing, then your case will be processed accordingly.

The status text of the refused for Administrative processing is different from the real refused case, without administrative processing. We cover that below. In any case, you can call National Visa Center as well and verify, if you are concerned. You need to have your Passport Number, Date of Birth, and Case ID for getting info on your case. You may have to wait for 30 to 45 min, details of the Phone Number for the National Visa Center are at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/contact-us/us-visas.html

Actual Refused Status Text on CEAC? Is it Consistent?

It is very hard to say what the exact status you would see on the CEAC website if your US Visa was really refused for good. In the past, it was clear, but since March 2020 and in recent times in 2021, this has been very inconsistent. Many users see the “Refused” status as an intermediate status as well.

In early 2020, some “refused” cases that were ultimately “denied” had “refused” status on the CEAC website with shorter text. See the below screenshots. But, that is not true always. Many cases in late 2020 and 2021 had “Refused” status with shorter text as an intermediate status and later they changed to Administrative processing and then “Issued”. So, it is very hard to say the exact text for real refused cases.

Observed CEAC Status Changes: Refused ( with short text ) >> Administrative Processing >> Issued

The only way to tell, if your case was refused, is if you get a confirmation from Consulate that says, your case is refused. Sample US Visa Denial Letter from US Consulate after 221g

Example of CEAC Status Refused with Shorter text

  • Old Text for Refused: Your application was refused. Please refer to the letter or other instructions you were given at the time of your visa interview. For more information, please visit <US consulate name >
  • New Text for Refused: A consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please see the letter you received at the interview. For more information, please visit <US Consulate name>
  • See below Refused Status with shorter text, before and after March 20th, 2020.
CEAC Status Refused - Before - After Change 2020
US Visa Refused Case status

US Visa Status for Dropbox shows Refused or Administrative Processing

If you have submitted your documents for US Visa stamping using the Dropbox option for renewals, like H1B Dropbox, then you may see “Administrative Processing” as the status on the CEAC website. Sometimes, due to the issue we described in the article above, you may also see the “Refused” status as well.

Usually, this status of “Refused” or “Administrative Processing” would change in about a week to 10 days. If not, then you can reach out to the consulate. Do not panic, if you see this status.

Also, at times, some users reported that you would see “Refused” or “Administrative Processing” status for a general US Visa in-person interview, where the consular officer said that your visa was approved and kept your passport. Give it a few days for the status to change. If it does not change after a week or 10 days, then reach out to the consulate.

What do you see on your 221g Status on CEAC website? How about Dropbox Status? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

   

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  1. Hi, I applied for F1 visa under the VWP for London. After 2 days they changed my status to refused. Today I get an email to say they’re sending me documents related to my visa. They said it’s either been refused or refused for additional documents. I am collecting my documents on Monday but I’m so worried it’s a straight refusal. I wish I had the chance to go to an interview.

    Reply
  2. Hi,
    My L1A was refused, and I was given my passport back with form 221 (g) but it was mentioned that my visa is clearly denied, no additional documents were asked. Still the status on my application on cgi portal is showing as my passport is with US consulate which is incorrect as the passport is with me. How can I get this corrected since I have to apply for L1B which I cannot until I get this corrected.

    Reply
  3. My Dad had his B2 visa interview in New Delhi on 15th Nov, the status was set to refused. The consulate officer did not take any document other than his resume. It’s been more than a week and the status has not changed but the status on CGI shows his passport is on the way.
    I am confused now as the refused status is still with the long text and last updated date as Nov 16th on the CEAC website. Not sure if anyone else has the same experience , if do then please confirm if its refused and we need to reapply or the status is not accurate.

    Reply
  4. Hi kumar. I had my drop box appointment last week. Iam in h1b. Today the status changed from ‘Application received’ to ‘refused’.. is this a 221 g? Anything to panic?

    Reply
  5. Hi,

    My wife has applied for H1 visa through Dropbox as she hold H4 visa but not travelled to US. Her Dropbox appointment was on 9-Nov-2022 and visa status is Refused now but it didn’t mention anything about 221g. Can we still hope for it to be turned to Issued or Is it Refused only.

    Case Created: 15-Nov-2022
    Case Last Updated: 18-Nov-2022

    A U.S. consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please see the letter you received at the interview.
    For more information, please visit U.S. Consulate General Chennai.

    Reply
  6. Hi,

    I applied for an F1 Visa and my status on CEAC website was approved after a week. I had opted in for delivery but would be out of town for a couple of days so, I asked the helpdesk if I could change from delivery to pickup, they gave me the following instructions:

    1.”Login into the profile.
    2.”Click on ”New application/Schedule appointment tab”’ and proceed further.
    3.”After Step-7, you will find an option to change your document delivery location.
    4. Click on the same and proceed ahead to change the pickup location.

    I did this and my in a couple of hours my visa status changed to “Refused”, do you have an idea of of what is going on or have seen cases like this?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Parth,
      You doing something in the USTravelDocs portal has nothing to do with what you saw on CEAC website. Give it a couple of days, it will change. The refused status can be misleading at times.

      Reply
    • Did you get any update? One of my friends had similar situation. His visa was approved but then changed to refused. Not sure what to do now?

      Reply
  7. We had an interview for H1B (me) and H4( my wife) visa at US consulate in Vancouver, Canada on June 13, 2022. After interview officer took our passports and told us you are subjected to administrative processing and I will send you an email you should provide some additional documents. He said I don’t see any problem with your visa and you will get it within 1 month. Even he told me to pay the visa stamp fee. But It’s been 5 months and I have not received any updates yet! I emailed multiple times to the US consulate but I got the same response saying please wait.
    Do you know is there anyway to follow up my application?
    Thank you

    Reply
  8. Hi,

    Just yesterday my parents got approved by consular officer,
    The status was approved
    They kept passports but we asked them back to us because we had flight back and couldn’t stay in that country,
    They said it’s ok, later send it to us
    But after 24hours status changed to refused
    So shocked, panick
    Should we send passports for pick up? And the refused text is the long one

    Reply
  9. I have applied for L2 dependent visa for spouse and new born. Both through Dropbox as wife already has B1 visa. I am already on L1 visa and currently working in Amazon USA. Status for kid shows approved and spouse is Refused. I am confident that I have submitted all the documents requests. Has any one faced this issue. What are my options now?

    Reply
    • Update: The status for both are same (Spouse: Refused with long text) Kid : approved

      The ustraveldocs website now says that : Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery

      What does this mean ?. I have selected premium delivery for the passport. If this is administrative processes (fingers crossed) will I get the information through email/ mail ?

      Will they retain the passport of return it back. ?

      My baby passport is issued ?

      Also, kudos to all the unsung heros who share their experiences before and after and all along the way!

      Reply
  10. Hi ..
    I had an immigrant visa interview one week ago for an F4 immigrant visa in Jordan US embassy ..
    the case is for my mother , sister and I .. at the end of the interview they told us that our case is approved .. but today only 2 of our visas sho “issued” and one of them shows “refused” …
    Please tell me what to do ??

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  11. H1B dropbox visa renewal at Mumbai .
    This was the third time renewing my visa with the same employer
    I had lost my passport about 9 years ago. thre prior visa renewals were smooth and always completed within 3-4 days at the Delhi Visa center and embassy. This time I had to choose Mumbai because of availability

    Oct 14- submitted
    Oct 17- Case created
    Oct 21- Refused
    Oct 25- Refused
    Oct 27- Passport available for pick up along with 221g( white)
    Oct 28- 221g Documents submitted( Friday)
    Oct 31- Administrative possessing(Monday)
    Oct 31- Approved
    Nov 01- Issued

    221g-, following documents requested 1) Employment letetr 2) Police report and copies of of lost passport (if available) 3) Visas in lost passport ( if available)

    now here’s my assessment :

    1) My hospital had outsourced employment letter to third party service. and on the letter head was the third part name and not my employer ( hospital). It had all details of my employment and hours. I think the counsular officer may have hurriedly looked at it and misunderstood. I had to make emergency requests to my HR and HOD and they both provided letters with company and hospital letter heads which I received by email and printed out. On the advice of my lawyer they incuded a few lines about how urgently they need me back. I also had a printout with my hourly wages and FTE first time iIsubmitted which the VFS clerk did not take.

    2) I had provided prior visas with the initial submission. I think the visa officer didn’t realize. The VFS clerk said that prior passport front page was not needed.

    3) The second time resubmitting, I wrote on the top of each document name in capital letters with a thick red marker. i also used a sticky=note/post it on each group of documents ( employment letters, police report + letter form Indian consulate in US and prior visas)

    4) I had visited the website of the senator of my state and submitted a help request. although they did not reply ( as weekend ) , I don’t know if the were involved.

    5) once the consulate received the documents , visa was approved within 4-6 hours.

    my take- home points
    1) give all possible documents. even if the VFS people say no need, insist and give them.
    2) Visa officers are dumb. clearly label each document and use a sticky note to reinforce.
    3) Dont hesitate to get your congressman and senator involved.

    Will try to answer any questions.

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    • I’m a first time H1B applicant. My passport was returned along with 221g( white). I was just asked to mail the additional documents.
      What would be the next steps here?
      Will I get a separate notification to submit the passport for stamping?

      Reply
  12. i am L2 dependent Visa , they took the passport during the Visa interview, later they have return my passport and my status on the website is Refused, almost 11 months has been completed, emailed the US consulates but they replied still in processing .Please advise how long the Visa process would took for approval l? Do I need to reply? or is there any other procedure?

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  13. Hi, i had my US C1D Visa interview and the interviewer said that the visa is approved and then the status of my visa was refused,they sent me the passport back with no stamp and no letter of instructions.

    Reply
  14. I applied for US Non-immigrant visa along with my husband and 2 kids. Our passports were taken by the interviewing officer. He didn’t really ask anything during the interview except reason for US visa and I told them that my sister lives there and I want to visit her. BTW I’m a Canadian PR and applied through Toronto Consulate. Today, I received emails for passport collection of my husband and both kids. I checked my application status at CEAC and it says REFUSED with the same text as mentioned in the article. I didn’t receive any email or form from the consulate so far, and no information on the passport either. I’m perplexed ,it’s MY sister I wanted to visit, and they gave visa to everyone except me?!!!
    Moreover, how and when am I going to get my passport back? If it’s in administrative processing, how long can it take, and what if I need to travel somewhere else? Can I get it back at request?

    Reply
  15. Hi KUMAR
    I applied for us visa and i went for my interview on the 16th September and my visa was approved and my passport collected. It’s over one month now I still haven’t gotten my visa and when I called the embassy today they told me to wait. So I decided to track it and my status changed from approved to refused with the long text u input here with the administrative processing text. I am so worried please what can I do about it? Should I pay for another visa fee and book new appointment because I’m quite confused. Please help me thanks

    Reply
    • Adeyinka,
      Do not worry, 221g can take time. If they have your passport it is positive sign. No need to pay fee again for the current one. You do not need to take a new appointment. Just wait and stay positive. Keep following up every couple of weeks with the Consulate.

      Reply
  16. I submitted my docs for H1B through dropbox and received mail today that I need to attend in-person interview after I receive my passport. The visa status is now showing as refused. Will this status change after I schedule the interview or after visa is approved.

    Reply
  17. Used Dropbox to submit my B1B2 visa for renewal along with my new and old passports. The status changed from received to refused overnight and I have not heard back from the consulate. Also, the email address provided was my companys and will cease to exist in a month. How and when will the consulate contact me for documents?

    Thanks for your guidance.

    Reply
    • Sum,
      Usually you should see that updated in few days, do not worry. Well, you should contact them, if anything changes from your contact info side towards the end of the company’s email.

      Reply
    • Hello Sam, I am in the same boat. But I hear that the status changes in a few days.
      Has your status changed yet?
      Drop box appt: Oct 11th
      Status received Oct 12th
      Status Refused Oct 13th.

      Reply
      • Hey Saurabh,

        I am also in the same boat. Did you receive your passport or the reason for the refusal?

        Thanks
        Kulendra

        Reply
        • Hello Kulendra,
          The status still says “refused,” but the passport status today (oct 17th) says, ” Passport has been received from Consular section and is currently being processed for delivery.”
          I guess I am going to get 221g

          Reply
          • So they will send 221-G hard copy with your passport ? If they asked for some extra documents and you provided them then whats next step ? do we have to schedule appointment again or we can just goto dropbox location and drop the documents ?

      • I had a dropbox at pune location on 11th OCT, I can see status as refused from yesterday. Not sure why it got refused, I had to change the ds160 at the time of submitting my documents at dropbox, there was a mistake in my name in original ds160.

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        • Hi Anand.

          I too had a dropbox at Pune on 11th October. The status changed to APPROVED on 20th October and today it has changed to REFUSED. This is weird as it was approved before being refused.
          Just wanted to check if you got your passport back or tracking details for the same? or is it still with the consulate? I had to travel but am stuck and don’t know if I should wait for the passport or it will take lot of time for me to receive it.

          Leaving my email id here in case you want to connect offline. sandeep2parab@gmail.com

          Reply
          • The same thing happened to me as well. On Nov 7, it was approved, then the status changed to Refused on Nov 9. Have you heard anything about your case’s progress?

  18. Hi
    I am applicant under special immigration visa from Afghanistan, I post my interview at Ankara US Embassy, after the interview the consular officer told us that your visa have approved, but I received from 221g because my son medical report was not submitted to the embassy the officer told me get the report and send it back including your passports by the courier to the embassy for visa issue. I do that but my passports was returned without visa and the status showed refused. Almost 4 months have left still my case status shows refused I send my email to the embassy they are not replying

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    • Ali,
      This is sad reality of the 221g status, All you can do is wait and keep following up. There is not much you can do, other than emailing the consulate or embassy.

      Reply
  19. Hi, I had an in person interview at Mumbai consulate for H1B on 22nd August and got 221G white slip with no additional documents. My case status was showing refused. On 13th sept it changed to Admin processing for few minutes and then changed back to Refused. Does anyone know what this means?

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    • Hi, I also had an interview at the Islamabad embassy in 2017 . I was given 221g refusal but my passport was kept. Then after 20 days, they started asking different questions about my family background, travel history, and copies of my previous passports. Then almost after 8 months, they gave me the visa.
      So probably you need to wait and they will definitely send you an email asking questions.

      Reply
  20. Hi Guys.

    When for Immigrants visa interview on the 28th of June 2022..was issued a 221g pink form and the officer kept my passport without asking for additional documents…few days after I check my status and it shows refused but after some times it changed to ready and ever since then it has remain at ready till today and they keep updating,they have updated 8times…please what does this means…please reply.

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  21. Hi Guys.

    When for Immigrants visa interview on the 28th of June 2022..was issued a 221g pink form and the officer kept my passport without asking for additional documents…few days after I check my status and it shows refused but after some times it changed to ready and ever since then it has remain at ready till today and they keep updated ,they have updated 8times…please what does this means…please reply.

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  22. Hello Mr. Kumar,

    We live in Germany. Our H1B got approved after a RFE in 2020 beginning and due to the travel restrictions we could not get through interview until Aug 2021. We have been issued a 221(g) without asking for any documents. It’s been an year and we have already written to the Consulate regarding the same. The first time we got reply that our application is under process and will be informed soon about the status. Meanwhile we got citizenship here as well and have informed the same in our second email. But no response.
    We have lived for over 6 years on L1 few years ago and are desperate to get back to the USA. What do you suggest or think we should do in this scenario? We have tried approaching Murthy Law firms also and as many they are suggesting we should take a new appointment and just go for an interview.
    Kindly suggest.

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  23. Hi
    I was given 221g last year post my interview .
    I had received an email asking to submit my passport at any VFC location.
    How should I take appointment for same ?

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  24. Hello! My wife passed her interview on June 29 2022, everything was good but she forgot one document, and she gave that document since July 20 2022, until today if I chake the status it says refused, and the document was originally.

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    • I had my interview in later 2019 and forgot to add some documents, because of covid it took a while to get those docs so I got the Docs in 2021. I presented it in Jan 2022 and I was sent 221g to go submit some additional documents and police report, I did all that they never requested for me passport. I submitted all those Docs in June 2022. My status still said last updated august 2019. I sent a mail to their barcode email and I realized the status still said refused and last updated august 2022 but no reply. I am even confused.

      Reply
  25. hi, I did dropbox for my h1-b stamping in June. It was refused and i was called in for interview. After the interview, the consular officer returned my passport and asked me to submit additional documents. I submitted the documents on 28th July and status was updated to Administrative Processing on 29th July. its been more than a week. Any advice on how long it might take and if there is anyone I can email to check the status and stuff?
    I already tried the vfs support email and they just respond with “you case is under admin processing”. So wondering if there is any official US embassy email that i can write to?
    Than you.

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    • hey AJP, did you have consular processing? Also how did you set up your interview? was a date given to you or did you book it through the portal?

      Reply
  26. What happens next. I did the Dropbox option.
    U.S. Department of State
    NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION
    Refused
    Application ID or Case Number: ***********
    Case Created: 28-Jul-2022
    Case Last Updated: 05-Aug-2022

    A U.S. consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please follow any instructions provided by the consular officer. If you were informed by the consular officer that your case was refused for administrative processing, your case will remain refused while undergoing such processing. You will receive another adjudication once such processing is complete. Please be advised that the processing time varies and that you will be contacted if additional information is needed. For more information, please visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV or the website for the Embassy or Consulate at which you made your visa application.
    For more information, please visit U.S. Consulate General Vancouver.

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    • Hello, did you get any updates?. My status shows refused, and i got my passport back without any letter of explanation). But i see a blue tape on my previous visa.

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      • For my F1 Dropbox on 2nd September for Mumbai VAC, I was given Refused status with administrative processing for In Person interview. Do I need to interview only at Mumbai Embassy or can it be at any embassy location? As I want to interview at Delhi embassy? plz respond.

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        • I have same question. 221g has been issued for mother-in-law for visitor visa renewal in Delhi. The documents had dropped in Bangalore. Applied for parents and in-laws, all approved, but only for mother-in-law got 221g. Received letter to appear for finger prints and Interview from Delhi consulate within a year. Should we need to appear in ONLY Delhi or can go to any consulate?
          Any advise is really appreciated.
          Thanks
          Damo

          Reply
          • Damo,
            Usually, the consulate that handles your case should be the location you must visit. So, it would be technically Delhi. But, you can always check with the New Delhi Embassy to see, if they can get you an exception, if it is only biometrics. if it is interview, then you must go to Delhi for sure.

    • Hello Ritesh,

      I am facing a similar situation here. Dis the embassy reached you back with any information? If yes, Dis they reach you out via email or a call?

      Thanks!
      Vamsi

      Reply
  27. I was given a 221g letter after my interview in April 21, that was 3 months ago. I have not received any emails or anything, the only thing I noticed is that the “last updated” text changed from April 21 to August 1st. What does that mean? I haven’t received any emails so far

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  28. Hello everyone, I had my interview on 24 July and at the end of my interview the officer said to me that my visa has been approved and you can collect your passport from the courier. However, when I checked my visa status online it says refused. I had my B1/B2 visa previously and I VISTED USA 2 TIME .In 2016. I got pregnant and we went to USA for vacation in my fifth month of pregnancy, but due to excessive traveling my pregnancy worse ned with placenta previa and I had some bleeding. After visiting a doctor, I was advised to refrain from any travel as it was a major health issue. In my interview, I told the officer that I have a letter from the doctor stating that I was not able to travel and had to deliver in USA but she said there is no need. I am just thinking if this is the reason of my visa refusal. Its being almost 7 days and I didn’t recieve any email or call from the embassy. What does it mean? I’m really worried.

    Reply
  29. Hello,
    I had my visa interview at embassy 3 weeks ago where I was given 211 g paper. after one week I was asked for additional documents that I submitted in 3 days. Yesterday I checked CEAC webpage and the date last updated changed and also I’m getting shorter text instead of long text that the webpage showed previously. Does this mean that my application was finally refused or can visa still be approved?

    Reply
  30. Hello,
    I had my visa interview at embassy 3 weeks ago where I was given 211 g paper. after one week I was asked for additional documents that I submitted in 3 days. Yesterday I checked CEAC webpage and the date last updated changed and also I’m getting shorter text instead of long text that the webpage showed previously. Does this mean that my application was finally refused or can visa still be approved?

    Reply
  31. Hi,
    I had an interview for B1/b2 non immigrant at Dubai Consulate on the 16th dec, the consulate officer approved my visa gave me the approved copy , and advised in 5 days get my paaport with visa by emiartes post, after 3 days, i got an email saying my visa refused for 221g and needed answer questions , i replied, and was confirmed it was received and will be advised after processing is complete, i sent email after five month and again after 6 month asking status, and all i got is same reply that it is under admin processing…. what should I do ? its actually my 4th time applying and i was never refused for this 221g… anything i need to do ?

    Reply

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