When you apply for a US Visa interview, sometimes the consulate would ask you to submit more information and issue something called a 221(g) form or slip that says “Administrative Processing”. Getting 221g is one of the most tricky situations that you can be in after a US visa interview. The wait can be long and frustrating. Read What is 221g, Processing Times to know more.
After you submit all the information that they asked for a 221g administrative processing case, the US Dept of state would review all the proofs and make a decision. They may approve and stamp your passport with US Visa or may issue a denial letter.
Sample 1: H1B Visa Denial Letter after submitting documents after 221g
Below is a case that is from the US consulate in New Delhi. The user got the below letter after submitting the documents for a 221g blue slip. The user sent documents on 25th Jan, 2023 and received the below on March 30th, 2023.
Documents sent by user
- I797 Approval Notice of H1B
- I-129 Petition Document
- H1B Labor Condition Application
- Cover Letter for the submission of the documents
- Supporting Letter for the same.
Sample 2: US Visa Stamping Decision Letter for 221g after Document Submission
In the below case, all the documents were submitted after H1B Visa interview and then after a couple of months, the user was given the below. Technically, USCIS will review the file and then issue a Notice of Intent to Revoke(NOIR) and then the employer has to respond. On paper, this is considered a refusal.
Sample 3: H1B Denial/ Refusal Decision Letter for 221g after Document Submission
Below is a sample H1B Visa refusal letter after the submission of the documents. This is from 2023 January. This was issued by US Consulate in Kolkata in India. As per the below letter, based on the documents that the applicant submitted for their H1B, they believe that the employer in the US is not able to justify that there is a real job for the applicant. So, they are denying the H1B and sending it to USCIS for further review.
Sample 4: US Visa Denial Letter from Consulate after 221(g) given for H1B
Below is a sample denial letter that was sent to one of the users after their 221g Blue Slip was responded with all the required documents. If you get the below, this is confirmed that your US Visa was denied.
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