Daksh posted following F1 Visa Interview Experience at  F1 Visa 221g at Chennai US Consulate

Hey guys, it actually feels better after reading few comments and concern over 221g. That pink slip, when is read, gives a real big pain in neck. I am sharing you what happened to me.
My interview was on 2nd july,
VO: Good Morning
Me: Morning Sir,

VO: Why are you going to US?
Me: told, F1

VO: Ever been to US?
Me: Nope.

VO: Interests specifically in the Computer science?
Me: Yes, I have a lil interest in robotics, which aroused from my final year project.

VO types something…

VO: Go to window XXX..
Me: Sure.. with a smile:

VO: Can I have your resume, SOP, letter of acceptance?
Me: Sure, Here it is!

VO checks out ‘robotics’ (probably), and asks me about cooking, as it was mentioned in my resume,
Me: Yeah, I am a good cook and i know blah blah

VO: I am granting you the VISA, But it would take a little longer than usual. i.e., 2-3 weeks.
Me: I confidently being worried ask him, Is everything alryt Sir? :P

VO: Yes, We need to process your visa, thats all. Otherwise your visa has been issued, (and hands me over the pink slip with case number being written)
Me: I see. Sure Sir, Thanks and Have a good day

So guys when I think over that VO’s words, I feel satiated, but the moment I go through the 221g slip.

That sucks!! Big time.

Please help me or share few more experiences of getting the VISA after such drama!!

Next : Got Visa for PhD in Pathobiological Sciences Without 221g in New Delhi Embassy for Fall 2012

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Comments

  1. Hi guys ,
    I was admitted into UIUC for Fall 2012 !
    I attended the visa interview on 6th of july 2012 in Chennai! The VO was impressed with my academics (GPA 3.8 with no backloggs) !
    But then he subjected my case to Admin Processing !!
    I was issued a pink slip with no queries init !!
    I was scared and tensed as i had to attend the college from 20th of july !
    Also i dint have the visa to book a ticket !! It was a tough situation !!!

    But then finally, i was relieved on 16th of July when i got a message on my phone stating that my visa was issued !!!!

    So unless u hav a dcument to submit, you can expect your visa soon !!

    Cheers
    Pranav

  2. Hey guys… I have my interview on 28th of Dec in Kolkatta…and am told that will receive the visa on the very same day…does that really happen?

  3. Hi guys,

    I had an interviewee last week, and the officer gave me my Administrative Processing from. He inserted the date on the top of it.
    However, my Batch Number place is empty :(
    How can I achieve my BATCH Number?
    I have sent e-mail to embassy but till yet I have not received any replication :(
    What shall I do?
    Please help me!

  4. hey!
    i went for my interview in London on 27th july.
    im applying for an F1 visa. i went to the interview desk and he said they couldnt give me a visa,, gave me 221(g) and said my case needed additional processing.
    Ive been checking my case online, and since then have had to submit another form about me to them, and applied for a police certificate to prove im not a criminal.
    meant to be leaving to start college on monday, but not happening. :(
    hope everyone else’s cases go smoothly! x

  5. Hi All,

    To help everyone understand and be patient, I am writing this. I took some time, but, nonetheless, wanted to write my experience so that it could be of help to everyone.

    I completed my PhD (took 5 years in US) a while back and returned back to India. The subject was in Bio/Nanotech and this imo a Red Alert for US visa. Also, I had standing debts with various private credit cards and I forgot about it. Dint repay it also ( no money ~ 3000$)

    However, i had applied for a B1 visa on may 21st 2011 and was put under 221(g) pink slip. Replied them back with all the answers and in a month’s time, received my PP with visa stamped.
    SO..unless you are extremely stupid or you have criminal pasts, 221g is just a wait to test your patience. I would recommend to fill the form and submit it on the same day. Do not wait to reply back. If you dont know some answers like dates of previous travel or previous visa and you have already submitted your pp, Dont panic. Just write it off saying its in the passport or something. Give crisp answers. Do Not make it an essay.
    IF YOU ARENT A CRIMINAL/STUPID, YOU NEED NOT WORRY. All the best

    • Hi/1

      Can you tell me the amount of funds you have to show during your VISA interview??Is it twice the amount mentioned in I-20??

      please help..

  6. Hiee guys….i was approved 221g visa on 27th of june @ 12.30 noon…i have filled the questionare wich was sent to my mail n replied it on 28th of june…today when i checkd my visa status on http://hyderabad.usconsulate.g?ov/pending-or-refused-visas.ht?ml with the batch id given in the 221g slip its showing as.. We were not able to identify Case # 2011178-187-1, Please make sure you have entered your case number correctly…am worried a lot..:(:(pls help me out…

      • hey guys,
        i also got yellow slip under act 221g and they they told me to wait untill they reply…..after talking to various agents and other guys i found they wanted to do my background check.because my name is very common……….Fortunately i got my visa like after two months….on 1st september and i had permission from my school here to join till 7 september….so i was able to make it………….so there is really nothing you guys can do except try to analyze the things u might have done wrong or you have spoken something that you shouldnt,,,…..just pray for best……good luck!!!

      • then what have you guys done…. coz im having the same problem…. if you guys can help me out of the then i can take a deep breath, im worried about it yaaar… what do i do the next, so plzzz help me out… hope you guys give me your favor….!!!

    • hi,
      me too got 221(g) on 21st of july from HYDERABAD consulate…but not yet granted visa ny1 in here who got visa!?!if in how many days..

      if itz says that your case no. is not recognised don’t panic….juz keep on trying it…you suddenly get your no. recognised…it happened to me..

      GUD LUCK 4R YU ALL :)

    • then what have you guys done…. because i am having the same problem…. if you guys can help me out of the then i can take a deep breath, i am worried about it yaar… what do i do the next, so please help me out… hope you guys give me your favor…………!!!!!

    • Nw i’m also facing the same problem.can u let me knw in how many days u got ur visa???nd did the case thing show up again??

  7. I too got a pink form under 221 (g) at the New Delhi consulate. I submitted all the documents necessary for further processing of my visa application four days ago.

    I am clueless why the status says, “We were not able to identify Case #xxx. Please make sure you have entered your case number correctly.”

    Is someone else facing the same problem?

  8. hi guys its kinda relieving to see atleast somebody talk about pending visa status…i got a pink slip on 31st may 2011 and havent got a reply yet..dey asked me to chk my status n its been a month n havent got any news……………….anyone whos gone thr it or can help me with an answer????

    • i have tood for it on 31st may, 2011 and its been one month since then and same here. “additional adminstrative processing”, 221(g). the status is showing “pending processing”

  9. Hello frns, my intrw was on 21st of june .Vo asked me some common ques i answered thm all, he din’t look into any of my docs and in the end he told that before granting the visa he’s going to send some questions to my mail and to answer thm back , also he handed me a 221(g) white color (donno whether it is called white slip or pink slip) ,he din’t return my passport.Can any 1 of u pls help me regarding this are thr ny chances of rejection? And also pls share if u have got visa…after gettin 221(g) ….

    • did you get ur visa?? if yes then in how many days? Same thing happened to me too so i’m just a little worried, It will be great if you can help, thanks.

  10. I also got a pink slip, they call it ” 221(g)” .
    don’t know about the implication of it.
    what are the chances of getting a visa now.

    • hehe. i wud like to know the same plz. now what r the chances. after getting the prestigious 221(g).

      • hey i got a 221g yellow slip for an m1 visa on 13 feb 2012 how long wuld they take to reply did any of u got your visas

        • hey hamza
          did u get ur visa? if yes then in how many days?..i aam on the same boat..got 221g for m1 visa nd its over a month nd still there is no reply from embassy..

  11. hey daksh…iam also in the same boat….how many days did it take for u to get ur visa finally….??

  12. Hello Guys, I had interview yesterday on th May 2011, my study sponsor is my aunt who resides in USA and she is a doctor. The VO asked me to prove that she is your aunt, I showed her authority letter and form i-134 of support(signed by US public notray) but he told me to give a solid prove in the form of your aunt passport and your mother’s passport which I didn’t had. He handed me a white form “Administrative processing”. Please anyone help me in this regard that how much time it would take?? my programme starts on 22 August2011.

  13. Hey,
    I had my visa interview yesterday and I was handed a green slip instead asking me to mail some information which I did.
    I didnt receive any case number….neither the VO looked into any of my documents.
    I dont know whats worse green or pink..
    I know Im stuck with the green slip because I gave a little more information about my research.

    Can you suggest where I could check my status.

      • Hey Sharma,
        I too got 221g green slip. Hey when did your case number appeared on web site? and when did you got your visa?

    • I too got 221g green slip. Hey when did your case number appeared on web site? and when did you got your visa?

  14. I attended my Visa interview in December 2010 and i was told by the consular that my application has been approve and should collect my visa the following day,but upon arrival to pick up my visa i was told that my visa is going through administrative processing and if the visa is late they would have to pusth my program to next semester. i call the consular office in march 2011 and i was told to provide the telephone numbers i have been using for the past ten years and now we are in April .i still have not hear from them. Am confuse and worried i don't know what is happening.i don't want to miss the nest semester for i have already miss one.

  15. The suspension of interviews at one of the highest traffic consulates is unfortunate and hope that they resume at the earliest.

  16. Finally I got my Visa today.I booked my flight for 5th January.

    Thanks HSB.Hope you guys get your visa soon.Keep going HSB.

    Faysal

  17. Hey, its Mohammed again,

    Got my visa yesterday (24th December) finally after five months of long wait.

    Date attended – 27th July
    Status – 221 g white slip (which people say takes one month to get processed usually)
    Date visa approved – 21st December 2010
    Date passport received – 24th December

    So guys, as I mentioned in my post before, you just have to have patience and wait for your turn. As the saying goes, "God's mill grinds slow but sure."

    Well, I have just booked my flight and I'm flying on the 29th (college starts from January 3rd). Wishing all you guys good luck and lots of happiness and prosperity on the eve of Christmas and also wishing you a very happy new year

    yours
    Mohammed

  18. Hey guys! I am from Bangladesh.My interview was on 05th December.I was given sec221 white slip and a PIN.My class will start on 11th January.I am still waiting for my visa.It's really frustrating.I don't know what should I do now.Should I contact with embassy?How many days more they need to complete processing? If anyone know about this,Plz reply me. thanks

    • Brother Faysal,
      There is hardly anything you can do except to be in contact with embassy via email.No one can intercede on your behalf,even if someone does its of no use. Govt of USA has to process you app through appropriate name checks.Keep ready for the worst option too incase you have to postpone you semester dont feel downhearted ,it happens to all of us.The fault is entirely due to under staffing of US Gov employees and applicants are always huge in numbers.Hope it helps.

  19. U will Probably have to wait for some time.

    there is a probability that u may lose this semester.

    U will have to get ur admission deffered to the next term if u dont get an answer from the counsalate by jan end.

    My skype Id is safdar910 add me so that we can talk to each other

  20. Hi Guys,

    Let me also join with you. I had my interview on 23rd November and got 221g yellow slip.

    so far no response from Mumbai consulate.

    its really very frustarting…

    Please keep updating your status so that we can have some idea when we will get our visa.

    Thanks

    Nafees

  21. Hello all
    I have attended for interview atHyderabad consulate 23 rd nov 2010
    given white slip, have to report in jan, im quite uneasy that what surprise i have to face in the future.
    really tensed
    anyone with same as of my case and got visa with in 20-25 days plz let me know ill be really thankfull

  22. Visa interview date : 27th July 2010 (F1)
    221 (g) white slip handed over and was told that my visa needs further administrative processing. Missed the fall admission.
    Emailed the consulate again on 21st October 2010 (after about 84 days) requesting them to send my old i-20 so that i can get a new one from the college that has a spring start date. Got the i-20 back from the Consulate with in two days. Sent that to the college and got the new one back with in a week.
    Again emailed the consulate stating that i got my new i-20 and asked them the procedure to submit the new i-20. Got a reply from the Consulate in a couple of days that i need to scan and email them my new i-20. This was done just last week. All in all it has been 107 days and still counting.
    My take from this: Its not that the Consulate is unaware of our needs and emergencies but then, its their duty to see to it that the right guys get through and that's the reason they keep it so stringent. Sooner or later your your visa would be issued if you are correct in every aspect. So, please do not panic…… just wait and watch

  23. Mumbai consulate

    F1 visa – 221g yellow slip on 26th july 2010

    2nd option checked

    no docs asked till today

    got an email from mumbai consulate to submit passport on 2nd sept 2010

    submitted on 3rd sept 2010

    got my passport back on 10th but visa is not stamped

    instead there is a new yellow slip in the envelope, 2nd yellow slip

    221g 2nd option checked

    new date :- reads :- application received on 8 sept 2010

    I had to defer my admit to sprng due to this issue

    got an email from 3RD TIME from mumbai consulate to submit passport on 28th oct 2010

    submitted on 29th Oct 2010

    got my passport back on 3rd Nov but visa is not stamped

    instead there is a new yellow slip in the envelope, 3RD YELLOW SLIP for same 221g case

    221g 2nd option checked

    new date :- reads :- application received on 2nd Nov 2010

    Spring Join date is 19/1/2010, missed Fall already…

    New I20 for spring, old i20 for fall and passport submission letter returned back

    TOTAL DAYS : 101 DAYSS….lol getting WORST

    not sure if i wud get ma visa before spring….

  24. Hi Guys ,

    I recently atteneted my Visa interview and i got a 221g blue sheet and the VO had placed a check mark on the first option.(Your case needs more administration processing….) and asked me to fill out a paper in which they asked abt my work experience and education details and why study in usa and asked me to check the status and just took my Passport and my I2o, i am not sure if i will get a visa or not…

    plz advice on this

    • hii,
      This is sandeep i too got the same blue slip in Hyderabad but the officer doesn’t ask me to fill any thing there can u please tell me how many days does it will take them to send my passport they also took my i20 form along with my marks list … please reply me back

      thank u

  25. hi,

    please can some one help me out,i am from cameroon,i just complited my stuidies here in india,i got and admission in us university,can i apply for a visa here in india or i will need to go back to cameroon?thanks waiting for the reply.

  26. Hi All,

    My name is Gibran Ali and i was admitted to Uni' of Florida for MS in Aerospace.I

    was given the section 221-G(green slip).This has resulted to my visa

    being on further 'administrative processing'.As a result i had to

    defer my admission from Fall 2010 to Spring 2011.There is no knowing

    when will my visa get stamped(its over 2 months and

    counting).Generally it's not handed to master's students but i guess

    it's my luck (or my sir name!). I was checking the list of H1-B

    applicants,as they get this 221-G often, who have faced this and

    in some cases it took them more than a year to get the visa

    approval.Even though i am applying for F-1 i think i am being treated

    at the same level.Is there anything i can do about it

    or anyone who can help me out.

    Regards,

    Gibran Ali

    • so gibran did you get ur visa?

      i got a green slip too and they have asked me to email some information.
      im kind of tense..i dont want to miss my admission.

      • Hi,
        i did get my visa after 3 and a half months..dont worry, my major was aerospace which involves a lot of clearance..most cases take within a month.

        • thanks for your positive reply.

          well my major is on plant biology its really not that much of a big deal.
          I think i got a green slip over my job profile. The VO lady kept asking more details on my job since I told her i was working as a Research Associate.
          I think i opened my mouth too much..
          pfft.
          lets see what happens.

  27. hi guys

    here is my issue

    mumbai consulate

    F1 visa – 221g yellow slip on 26th july 2010

    2nd option checked

    no docs asked till today

    got an email from mumbai consulate to submit passport on 2nd sept 2010

    submitted on 3rd sept 2010

    got my passport back today but visa is not stamped

    instead there is a new yellow slip in the envelope

    221g 2nd option checked

    new date :- reads :- application received on 8 sept 2010

    and on envelope it still has a sticker stating DD REQD(demand draft required)

    since i had paid visa fees before june 4 2010 but Visa interview was after june 4 2010 so i had to pay the difference(since visa fees increased after june 4 2010) on the day of interview via DD which i had already did..but envelope still has a sticker stating DD REQD….

    now i am blank dont know wats rong again….???

    ne 1 wid similar issue ?

    • mumbai consulate

      F1 visa – 221g yellow slip on 22nd july 2010

      2nd option checked

      no docs asked till today

      got an email from mumbai consulate to submit passport on 26th aug 2010

      submitted on 27th aug 2010 sept

      got my passport back today but visa is not stamped

      instead there is a new yellow slip in the envelope

      221g 2nd option checked

      I had gone to the counsalate and they told me that this your case is still under administrative processing it will take some more time before making a final decidion in ur case

      what u Need to do is that u will have to defer ur admission to spring.

      U will get a new I 20 form from the college and a new admission letter from college.

      U will then have to take a xerox copy of the I 20 and letter and submit it to the counsalate. I know people who r in similar situation.

      • hey safdar …. wats ur email address tell me…we may have to contact….it will be easier than waiting for reply here

        1) is it d same situation that u r facing ?

        2) who else is facing this situation ?

        3) and y wud they ask for ppt and give a new form if they wanted more time to process application

        4) I have already deferred my admit to spring d only thing left is to send new docs for college to process them and they will send the new admit package in 15 days…

        6) did mumbai consulate tell u to do this –>what u Need to do is that u will have to defer ur admission to spring.

        U will get a new I 20 form from the college and a new admission letter from college.

        U will then have to take a xerox copy of the I 20 and letter and submit it to the counsalate. I know people who r in similar situation.

        —-

        also consulate doesnt allow submission of docs to vfs untill they have asked u to send this docs…

        • yeah i am facing the same situation

          One of my friend is in the same situation.

          I dont know why they gave u ppt

          even i have defered my admission to spring

          If u have skype u can add me on it my ID is safdar910

          I had gon to mumbai counsalate

          Yes they told me this

          U will get a new I 20 form from the college and a new admission letter from college.

          U will then have to take a xerox copy of the I 20 and letter and submit it to the counsalate. I know people who r in similar situation.

          and they also told me to heck to VFS center with all the materials

          • they asked to go to vfs and submit all dis ???

            did u do it???

            did they say nehting ?

            have added u on skype…

            did u get ne email from mumbai consulate ?? ne updates on ur case…

            and ppl u know who r stuck with same situation …..are they here on happyblog??

            after how many days did they receive 2nd email to submit passport for stamping ?

            did they get visa ???

            if yes how many years??

    • F1 visa 221g yellow slip on 22nd july 2010

      2nd option checked

      no docs asked till today

      got an email from mumbai consulate to submit passport on 26th aug 2010

      submitted on 27th aug 2010 sept

      got my passport back today but visa is not stamped

      instead there is a new yellow slip in the envelope

      221g 2nd option checked

      I had gone to the counsalate and they told me that this your case is still under administrative processing it will take some more time before making a final decidion in ur case

      what u Need to do is that u will have to defer ur admission to spring.

      U will get a new I 20 form from the college and a new admission letter from college.

      U will then have to take a xerox copy of the I 20 and letter and submit it to the counsalate. I know people who r in similar situation.

  28. hi,

    i was being interviewed at OSLO embassy. iam a norwegien citizeen basically m frm pakistan. my interview was lil bit weired. she did'nt ask me for any financial doc. any anything else. she kept my passport nd my i20 nd my sevis reciept. at the end i asked her that do i get my visa or not? she said we'll contact u after 1 week.ns now its more than 45 dayz. i was lyk ok. she gave me jus an MRV recipet. nd told good bye. now da problem is my reporting date is passed i have got new i20 for next semester. wat shud i do now. will they grant me visa on my old i20 or i have to contact wd them for giving them da new1? can any1 tell me plz wat are they doing wd my case? or wat are da chances? because as i have heard they denied you at da interview day if they were nt intended to gave u visa!!! nd how long its gonna take more? plz help me!!

  29. hi all,

    I attended da interview on 12th aug nd even i got da white slip….its been 3 weeks nd still ma status z pending…ma reportin date in da univ iz 7th sep so do i need to mail da date extention letter vch i hav taken frm da univ to da consulate or do i need to wait untill dey ask me 4 tat?????

  30. Hi,

    I have got admission in Southern Methodist University for fall 2010 and I got my visa stamped on 23th august 2010. Unfortunately I am not able to go in fall because i am late. I spoke to the univ to defer my admission to spring 2011 which they accepted. Can I go in spring with my same visa after I get my new I-20 ?

    Your valuable suggestions will be of great help.

    Thanks,

    • hey congrats that you have received the visa….does smu have a good impression on the visa officers…what were your interview questions…i have received smu admit for telecommunication masters for spring 2011…please post all your interview questions on my id it will be a gr8 help dude..

  31. Hello Everybody,

    I have got a letter from the consulate today (2 hrs ago to submit my passport).

    Below is summary of the whole ordeal.

    Interview Date:14 th May,2010.Yellow Pending letter.Univ reporting date 23rd Aug.

    Add Docs request:14th July.

    Submitted Docs:14 th July.

    Letter from Consulate to Submit passport:25th Aug.

    Problem:

    1.VISA is yet to come to my hands.

    2.If the univ agrees to admit me late in Fall say 30th Aug its good else I miss semester.

    Will update more of my status.

    Anyways thanks everyone.Keep getting VISAs.

        • safdar did u get it from mumbai con??

          wat was ur vi date

          which slip and which option checked

          did u submit ne docs

          wats ur report date on i20 ?

          any extension?

        • hey alam how do u understand its a name check issue …

          if they dont ask u 2 submit any docs does it mean its name check ??

          • Yes Rockky you are correct in your conclusion,name check is the issue incase no other docs are required and unfortunately it takes time due to paper records being referenced,dont woory it will get cleared.Have hope and faith.

    • University's dept has declined to admit me late in the semester due to the stringent policy which they abide at all cost.So I will have to try for the Spring -2011 semester.

      Thanks everyone specially the site administrator and the team.

  32. Hi guys

    I gave my B1 visa interview on 21st april and was handed over 221g slip. On the us embassy site it started showing case processes with 4 weeks of my interview..i waited for 15 days after that but i did not receive my passport. I contacted the embassy and they told me my admin process is still going on. I said that on the website its showing case processed since one month..the guy checked back and said no my case is still under process and gave me an email address to contact.

    I mailed the embassy and from next day it again started showing case under process! its been 4 months now and i am still waiting for my case to be processed!!

    Any word of advice??

    • Dont woory it the review name check thats take undefined amount of time due to host of issues like understaff,paper records refering and lot of field offices being searched.Have hope and pray.

  33. I was interviewed for F1 visa on july 12. Given yellow slip (221g) from mumbai for going for Phd after bachelors. I have last date to report to univ as 23 aug, now its gone. I have deferred my admission to spring 11. Bad luck for me, I don't have visa yet.

    • I am suffering with the same sitution.Phd after bachelors,Mumbai Yellow slip,14th May interview,no updates about VISA yet.Just have patience.

      • @Vinod and Alam thanks for ur comment guys But do u know what we will have to do. can we go to US as soon as we get the email from the counsalate that we have got the visa or we will need to apply for another I2o form ?

        • Hi Safdar,

          Its not so easy brother.If it comes by the time Univ can accept you then you are good to go if you have your VISA in your hand.Else you apply next Sem with new I-20 ,which means entirely new application.

          • Got my VISA email confirmation today, after 42 days of wait. I had to defer my admission (last date of reporting was Aug 23, and got VISA email on Aug 23). It is really sad that I had to defer, if only I could have got 4 days back

            • Give it another try. Call grad school and say you just got the visa and you can report to school in next few days. If it works out, then you are good to go. There is nothing wrong in asking.

              • Thanks…

                I talked earlier with graduate head. He said must come 23Aug or next sem. Chances are very less I tried it earlier but they didn't agree.

            • But gr8! news .Cheer up ,Congratulations on getting VISA Vinod.Its ok try for next SEm i hope you got extended VISA ,so next time just Univ application will be required.Congrats again on getting VISA.

            • what is the procedure to go usa if ur visa comes after ur last date to enroll. Do we have to apply for a new I 20 or the same I20 will do

  34. @Sundar raman
    Brother mail them that u have deferred your admission and submit your I-20 to the consulate just you get it from the university.No need to reappear for interview.
    They will start processing your case from then onwards afresh.

  35. I appeared for my Visa interview on 22nd July 2010 in mumbai and my case is still under administrative processing. My class starts on 19th Aug. The university recommends me to defer my admissions to spring 2011. I have no other options but to defer my admission.

    So do i need to re apply for visa once again for spring? or can i use the same visa to enter my university in spring?

    The university will provide me a different I-20. Will my SEVIS ID is same in the new I-20? Do i need to pay SEVIS fees again?

    How much time does it take when u get a yellow slip

    The last date to enter the university is 27th july.

    Plz leave ur comment

  36. Dear Friends

    I appeared for my VI on 24th June 2010 in chennai and my case is still under administrative processing. My class starts on 19th Aug. The university recommends me to defer my admissions to spring 2011. I have no other options but to defer my admission.

    So do i need to re apply for visa once again for spring? or can i use the same visa to enter my university in spring?

    The university will provide me a different I-20. Will my SEVIS ID is same in the new I-20? Do i need to pay SEVIS fees again? Kindly help me out

  37. hey Guys I got 221g yellow slip with 2nd option checked on 26th july 2010 at mumbai consulate….they dint ask me for any docs …so i presume its a name check issuee….my college date as per i20 is 25 aug 2010 for fall

    does any 1 have same issue with same date around me …

    pls throw some light on my issue and tell me wen will i get my visa??

    • Hi Rockky,

      I have my Class starting on 23rd Aug,but I am sailing in the same boat as yours.There is no certain duration when they will complete thier process but as a precautionary measure keep some backup plan incase you miss the dates.Talk to the faculty or admission officers about this VISA hassel and see what date is last when they are willing to admit you in Fall.

      • Hi Alam,

        i did talk to uni they said max till 30th u can enter…else spring deferal

        share ur info

        VI DATE

        color of slip and option checked…

        any docs submitted,,,?

        • Same is the case with my University.

          VI DATE : 14th May,2010

          color of slip and option checked… :Yellow Slip ,same option

          any docs submitted,,,?: On 14th July,2010 I submitted CV,Tech Questionnaire and Letter of Invite to Consulate.

          Still waiting for thier reply.

          • @ alam

            in ur case was it the 2nd option checked a name check issue

            coz cv and tech q's are submitted for 3rd option..

            r u going to do some research work der in US Uni ?

            or does ur college project or past included some research work ?

            or ur current work profile does it include nething with research ??

            • Yes after interview it was only 2nd Opt checked.So no Docs were requested.Then ,yes I have applied for Phd in that university so they asked me for more docs after 60 days.But I am just a graduate student.

              Thanks

    • Hi,
      I have appeared for interview on 28th july at mumbai consulate……..mine case is also same as urs…..identical in all terms…….i went to consulate 2day…but they told that mine case is still under administrative processing and i have to wait for their mail…and no time limit of answer is defined…………….do reply me on my mai id

      • …ok Ankit….but I cant see ur email id to reply der….

        wat color slip u got ?

        any option checked on it ?

        i20 start date for college ?

        did u check with any one….if they have same issue and case is cleared…

        any idea which date mumbai consulate has reached for clearance ???

        • hi,

          i got yellow slip…….marked: my case is under administrative processing..(2nd point marked)…..they didnt asked for ne docs……..and just told that they will inform me later….and gave my passport back…..25th aug is the starting date of coll……….ankitsatanigmail.com

  38. Hi all,

    I had been for a student visa Interview on the 24th of May 2010 at the Chennai Consulate. After my Interview I was told that my case has been referred for administrative processing and I was given a 221(g) pink slip. I had filled a questionnaire at the Consulate and given it back. On 30-June-2010 I received a mail from the consulate, which stated that my case has been referred for additional administrative processing and I was asked to answer a different questionnaire this time. The reply to that mail with the answers to the questionnaire was sent. Till date I have not received my visa and the website shows that my case is still pending under administrative processing. I have to attend a mandatory orientation on 18-august-2010 and my classes begin from 25-august-2010. I called up and even mailed the consulate Their reply was same as on website(pending administrative processing). I dont know what to do now as I have booked my flight on 16-August-2010,can anyone guide me on this.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sameer.

    • Hi Sameer,

      I am floating in the same situation.You got to postpone your fligh tickets if you havent got your VISA yet.I have been through all sources(Governments sites ,educational sites and also VISA specialist) but you can be assured no one can expedite this process we can only hope ,wait and pray.Hope this helps.

      • Thanks Alam for your moral support. I am yet to hear from the Consulate regarding my case. I have mailed them asking them on the developments on my case.

        Its been 14 weeks and counting since my interview. I just hope that the process ends with a positive note.

        • Abuzar, mine took nearly 12 weeks for final response to submit my passport.I pray your also end with the same note.But you got to know this the more popular and more used your name is the more likelyhood of name check delay which is tiring.Just hangin there and pray.

  39. Hi All,

    I attended VISA interview on 14th May,2010 at Mumbai Consulate.I am applying for F-1 ,got admit from University of Central Florida with full funding for my Phd in Electrical Engineering -specialization Signal Processing and Systems.I am currently just a graduate student and working as a Software Engineer in a reputed company.I havent got any reply from the consulate yet though my Fall 2010 course schedule starts around this time.This delay is too prolonged and very taxing to our minds.Its close to 90 days since I appeared for Interview.Now I know lot of good students like me are also in the same situation.I think the awareness level among we students is less about this situation and the hassels involved maybe we can be the one to inform all other who intend to take this path well in advance.WE NEED TO HAVE HOPE AND FAITH IN THE SYSTEM TO GET US THOUGH SINCE WE ARE CLEAN.

    Thanks Everyone viewing here and also the site administrator and team.

    • Its placed under section 221g adminstrative processing,a yellow slip was handed over to me after interview.

      • Hi Alam,

        Its generally happen just for documentation so dont be tense about ur VISA. Well Im also same on boat as u are but I would like to apply for PhD in Biotechnology. Please read my education back ground and trip and suggest me..

        I'm quiet afraid about my education back ground. I think its not impressive to satisfy university’s and VO's, may be they have lots of questions about it while such person going to visa interview. Well My education back ground is follow.

        I have completed…

        # 10th with 56.55% in 1997 from Rajasthan Board.

        # 12th with 58.62% in 2000 from Rajasthan Board.

        # B.Sc with 57.13% in 2004 from Kota University.

        # M.Sc with 62.60% in 2008 from Periyar University.

        Extra qualifications-

        # DMLT with 61.62% in 2002 from reputed institute.

        # DISM in 2005 with B+ from reputed institute.(During job)

        # Currently pursuing PGDIPR from IGNOU (Jan 2001- Dec 2010 session) result awaited.

        I have many of gapes its just due to my financial and personal problems. Here I want to mention all gaps with you my with specific reasons.

        # First gape in 1998 which just due to grade improvement during 12th.

        # Second in 2002 after completing First year B.Sc( Regular) because I was stuck with financial problem, was unable to continue my study so I enrolled DMLT. That's the main reason to completing 3 years Bachelor Degree in 4 years. From 2002 to 2006 I joined some of Laboratories.

        # After that I went for M.Sc in Aug. 2006 and completed (July 2008) on right time and have one back log in first semester which I cleared in third semester, but after July 2008 I was busy in the preparation for CSIR but unluckily not selected (Dec. 2008) than in March 2009 I joined one of food processing company on the the post of QC and resigned it in Aug 2009. Then I back to my study for the preparation GRE & TOEFL and wrote my first TOEFL exam on Oct 10, 2009 but the score was not so good and since that I'm working hard on GRE and now planning to write GRE in coming Sep 2010. I would like to apply for PhD (Biotechnology) for 2011 session.

        Of course I have gap in every steps but really it was not my fault. I can satisfy University as well as VO for all the gaps because I have valid reason, but sometime I regret myself.

        I have 4years work experience in medical laboratory after B.Sc and 7months after M.Sc and 2 projects on my hand (one of summer non thesis and second is final project with thesis). I have one national level training certificate and one best poster presentation certificate.

        After all my questions are..

        What do you say about it? M I eligible for PhD or not?

        I can finish 2-3 mini projects within 3-4 months, so can I add these projects in current CV which I’m going to join in Jan or Feb 2011? Because I think these projects will be enhance my skill and chance to get admission.

        Please reply and all comments will be appreciated.

        Thanks in advance

        • Hi Banwari,

          You are definitely eligible for Phd so long as the Dept to which you apply find your qualifications promising.Dont let your gaps hinder you to venture further.Prepare well for GRE and TOELF exams and deliver your best rest you leave God to decide.

          Thanks

  40. I attended F1 visa interview today(Jul 27th) I recived my I20 little late and hence late interview.

    Interview went fine without any hiccups but I was given a 221(g) or pink slip. Asked for Resume and acceptance letter for which I had Resume in hand but not the acceptance letter. I will be sending the aceptane letter soon.

    Question: Since my start date in univeristy in Aug 10th would this processing result to rejection because there is a chance that I cant make it to orientation?

    Any body in same boat or what to do.. Any suggestions please help…

    Thanks,

    Anu

    • hi anu…..

      I also got the yellow slip @mumbai consulate…..I had my orientation today and the classes are begenning from monday………I had given the iterview on 9th July…..I hope you get a clear picture of the situation….there is no timeframe of this process…….I dont know I will get it before the classes begin or not

  41. Green slip (221g) @ Kolkata consulate on 19th July. All docs submitted on 20th July. VO says minimum 5 weeks. Course starting on 18th Aug. I haven't booked my air ticket yet (and prics are rocketing up).

    Any sugestion on :

    (1) Should I write to my Univ to help/intervene in expediting the visa? can they?

    (2) My destination airport is Atlanta, GA. Should I book my ticket and reschedule later on? Which airline allows such rescheduling?

    Thanks in advance.

  42. Hi,

    I attended for F1 visa interview on july7th at hyderabad consulate, and after a brief interview VO told me you have good news and bad news and send me to another counter , Indian lady gave me a Questionere asked me fill it up right there, it is all about the my previous research and plans of future research, .. how it is going to relate and useful to you and future plans etc…, of course it took me almost 2 hours to fill. after that they asked me to attach a CV, but i did not have one with me at that time, she gave me one small white slip which have my case number, e-mail which i have to send my CV, and one web address :http://usconsulate.hyderabad.gov/221g.html (of course it is not working always showing file not found),,, and that lady told you will get your reply in and around 3 wks, apart form that she did not want to share any information (of course i asked her, what is this 221g for, and i am applying for just F1 visa, not for H or J or M visa…, and she smiled)…; now i am biting my nails waiting for reply.

    IF ANYBODY HAD SAME EXPERIENCE, WITH SMALL WHITE SLIP PLS SHARE…

    • Exactly same thing happened to me on 26 july 2010. first male vo,redirected to indian(north)lady vo,asked me fill up 3 pages of irrelevant info requrement, when asked the why all this, she just blushed and said not before Aug 15 th 2007, asked me for resume which i did not have,asked me to e mail at the earliest.

      same day at 1500 hrs when i checked on the said site for case follow up it indicated blannk, but after e mailing resume at 1515 hrs, same site responded positively with acknowledgement and an advise keep on cheking the same site for further information.

      me too in a sort of destress as have a time bound audit before 22 Aug 2010.

      wishing you all the best do keep in touch.

      anumolumohan

      • Hi Mohan,

        Today I took my pass port, with shivering hands…., and it is stamped with a visa.

        all 3wks of tension is over today.

        it happend within 3 wks…, i think you will get it in time…, so dont worry with a white slip. (my consultancy people told that)

        thanks to everybody for sharing experience…., encouraging and making not to loose confidence.

        • Hi drJ,

          congarts on u gettin visa……kindly tell me that had they taken ur passport……and how did they notified u……

    • Exactly same thing happened to me ,my visa interview was on 9 august and the interview was for few seconds and the vo told me to go to another counter and the lady in the counter gave me a questionnare vch i filled and submitted and she gave me a white slip with case number and it has been two weeks and the website says case number has not been identified

    • Hi,

      iam ino the same situation and my visa inerview was on aug 12 n it was for my doctorate, it has been two weeks and still there is no update on my visa status n the case is not been identified on the consulate(Hyderabad) site.All the best for ur visa……… did u got ur visa….hope u'l get soon…..

  43. Hi All,

    I have attended my visa interview on june 3rd at hyderabad. Was given a white slip. I was going to University Of Texas Dallas for phd in Cell and Molecular Biology with full funding. Vo just asked me two questions, where did u study and what field. I replied, was given white slip. It has been around 6 weeks. I called up the consulate, just said it is still in administrative processing. Actually i made a mistake at the interview time, i filled out the form all right, but did not take an updated resume with me. Gave a resume i prepared in engineering second year (biotechnology) I am worried may be the delay for me is cause of my not so great resume :( Can any1 tell if that would be a factor?

    • Dont woory,they are viewing your resume for security and authentication perspective and not to rate your proficiency and qualification for a Job. Did you get your VISA till now ?

    • hello priyanka,

      Dont worry your hard work and bless of God will come as true. But really u made a biggest mistake that u couldnt submit ur updated CV anyway cam u tell me wts ur GRE and TOEFL score coz Im also in same boat.

      Pls reply

      Thanks

  44. Hi Rahul,

    thanks for raising few points on which i never bothered. Well, I do agree with you, coz I didnt prepare myself .. and it doesnt need preparation too. The resume which my consultant (wisdom mart, delhi) had made for the application purpose in the universities, was presented to the VO. So there is a sync between what they need to confirm from the professors.

    If I had been like a true professional, tie packed, overly dedicated, enthusiastic, that would have made me an artificial person altogether. :) And VOs are pretty tight in observing stuff

    Now I have my fingers crossed, Waiting for the passport to come, Let it be.

    Thanks for the comments and wishing u all a very good luck.

  45. Hey…Daksh…whatever u said was exactly same with me only that robotic was not but VO also told me that they are granting visa but will take 2-3 weeks.Please let me know when u get the visa

    • After all the support and discussions on this portal,

      I got the Stamped Passport from the US Embassy, which says that I can study in my preferred University.

      Thanks all for the support… God Bless.Keep getting Visas ;)

  46. does anybody know how long it will take for your status to be updated as NO SHOW. Also can we take a new HDFC bank DD even if the old is valid but can't be use because your status has not been updated to NO SHOW . Thanks

  47. I too got the dreadful pink slip at the Mumbai consulate on 15th July.. I wish to go to Texas tech Uni for MS Biotech. I mentioned my interest to plant genomics.The next thing I got was the slip! the lady said my visa looks vulnerable!!!I never felt so dissappointed.

      • No reply as yet. But generally it is cleasrd in about 40 days.I too have to join before Aug16.My university aslo has not made its stand clear, so really testing times!

  48. Dear Friends,

    i have an admit from San Jose State University, CA for MS Mechanical. I have Graduated in 2007, After tht i had secured a job in AL, Italy. Later worked for Mahindra for 1.6yrs. Guys i got infected with Malaria and Dengue and was later forced to quit my job due to my prolonged hospitalisation. Guys i vent worked since then for lik 8 months coz i dint get a decent job. In the Visa Interview how do i cover up for the past 8 months. i have the work exp of the previous companies, but i m not sure about how to answer for tht particular questions. Plz help.Thnx

  49. hey i attended my visa interview from hyd on july 6th..and got 221 g,how long would the process take and wat would they do actually?i booked my ticket on aug 12 ….do i need to postpone my plan or is that time enough …..can answer my question plz

    • Hi,

      I attended visa interview on 28th June and even i got the yellow slip ie. act 221g…….3 weeks have passed and no reply……i mailed them to update my status but the reply was same saying WHENEVER THEY ARE FINISHED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING THEY WILL CONTACT ME AND THEY CANNOT ESTIMATE TIME FOR IT………….

      So whts ur nxt step………

  50. hi divya and viki ,

    I got admit for the PhD program in Pharmacology in Loyola university Chicago with full funding. I had my visa interview on 9th july @ mumbai consulate for F1 visa …..the VO asked me only three questions……didnt saw any of my documents and gave me the 221g yellow slip. I have submitted the qualification questionnnaire and other documents online the very same day…..but still I havent go any rply from them. My flight was on 19th july and I had to reshedule it to 25th july….The orientation is on 29th july and this was the maximum I can extend my itenary……Please tell me the timeline of getting the visa issued. Iam very tensed as the date of my flight is nearby and it is from new delhi……I am right now in mumbai….Please tell me what can be done in my case…..si there any way to expedite the process……Please help me in this regard

  51. hello folks

    i hd visa interview on jun 29th…

    i was given pink slip…

    currently status is "pending process"……..

    can any1 tel me wt vl dey luk for during administrative processing???????????

    am worried…..

    pls reply……

  52. Hi, i was interviewed on june 14, and VO took my passport and degree and gave me the white paper which said " your visa has been approved and is in administratvie processing". After two weeks when i was asked to collect my passport, they gave me another white letter which said " VISA refused under 214(b)". I am pretty depressed, any word of advice?

    • hi………did they mention any reason for refusal….. where was ur interview…….can u reply me plz

  53. I had my B1 VISA interview on 9th July.The answers which we told were satisfactory but I havent been issued the VISA.
    Vo.Good Morning
    Me.Good Morning.

    Vo Document?
    Me Provided the document

    Vo We dont require all your document.
    Me Took it back.

    Vo Why you going to USA?
    Me told the specific answer.

    Vo What does comapany do ?
    Me Told the answer.

    Vo What was your previous employer?
    Me I am a fresher from a ____ Insti .

    Vo How many years ?
    Me One month.

    Vo What you some some thing ..
    Me Cant able to hear since it was from a mike .. and so much of noise is present that some time you cant make out what is he asking for .
    I ask for the pardon ,but got only few words of his.

    Me Answered the question.

    Vo I am sorry to state that your visa is denied under 214(b).
    Me Dont know why ,but do make an attempt again there to convince him.

    Now planing to apply again.

    All the best to every one who are seeking for US VISA

  54. hei guys can you tell me if i give GRE in 2011, then i will be able to apply for admissions in 2012?

    is there something like that

  55. Heey Daksh Dont worry at all you will surely get your Visa….See the thing is when You opt for any field under artificial intelligence like Robotics that you are going for they do check your profile carefully because during the course you will get to know many things regarding their nations research & Technology which generally they keep confidential…..because they think it can be a threat to their country…similar is the case regarding people related to chemical or nuclear branches…..So stop worrying on this…hope this will help….I am going to University of Texas at Dallas for M.S in MIS & got my VISA from Mumbai Consulate…….!!!

    • hey Sasmit,

      wat u said seems very much in unison with wat happened to me too. I was interviewed at the delhi consulate. wen asked y this univ, i said "the course i am being offered includes Artificial Intelligence and Robotics combined", which i said was rare at other univs. i also mentioned that i got an 80% scholarship too. he kept my passport right away and asked me to go to another counter where i was handed over the PINK 221g FORM saying: we are unable to issue you a visa at this time as your case requires you to submit additional documents.

      How do u know that the visa will surely be issued? it's been a whole week and the status online hasn't changed yet– "under processing". please be kind to reply.

      I found both these technologies under the TAL and thus figured out wat went wrong in my interview. please help…

    • hey hai sasmit,

      my visa too has been put on hold under 221g.i'm awaiting my visa.do u have any idea of how many year they grant the visa under 221g,like 2 years or 3 years.i heard they are issueing it only for 2 years.is it true?many of my friends too are issued pink slips(221g) and they too donn have any idea regarding it..

    • After all the support and discussions on this portal,

      I got the Stamped Passport from the US Embassy, which says that I can study in my preferred University.

      Thanks all for the support… God Bless.Keep getting Visas ;)

  56. Hi………………… Divya

    Regarding F1 visa

    I took my visa interview on 25th vo said my visa is approved but i got mail on 28th saying that my visa is suspended on 221(g) for administrative processing i have bookd my ticket on 5th aug im really tensed abt the visa……………….

    meanwhile i got a mail to send my acceptance copy from univ……

    how can we know that our file is being processed……………….

    will i get visa in time i.e., before july 25th how can the process be expedited…….

    • Dear Viki,

      Dont worry much about the 221g. They are like I mentioned in my past comments just wanting to do some background check, either on the students documents, acceptance or checking on whether the course of study chosen is appropriate.

      I would recommend just waiting for a few more days and menawhile would recommend postponing the tickets if you dont receive any answers until the 20 th July.

      Meanwhile I would advise you to just stay positive. There is nothing to worry

      Hope this helps

      Divya

      • hey Divya,

        I got yellow slip under 221 g on 24th of june for my F1 visa application. I am very worried due to this reason. I got fully funded Ph.D. program in Biochem and mol biology at University of nebraska. I have already one visit of US for 6 months regarding observership purpose. Initially it was for 2 months but I extended it to 5 months. My VO asked questions regarding my this previous visit. I replied honestly that I have done 5 months observership and then my VO said that B1/B2 visa dont allow u to do observership for 5 months and gave me yellow slip……After one week, I receive me an email to submit invitation letter, I20, funding papers and resume. I have submitted all these documents. I am very worried….what do u think about my status? I really need some advice. :-(

  57. Hey Thanks Divya and Khan

    Really great to read your comments!

    But I wonder how would they check the financials?? because they never asked for it!

    Also, they have just kept my SOP, Resume, nd letter of acceptance….

    Thanks , I need help again!! :)

    God Bless all who helped this poor guy!! lol

    Daksh

  58. i got my visa rejected on 8th july at hyderabad consulate. i completed my bachelor degree in dental surgery (bds) . now am planing to do MBA in health care mangement in findaly university. my interview start like this
    me: goodmorning mam
    vo: no response
    me: passed my folder
    vo: why findlay university
    me: telling my prepaid answer
    vo: interapted . asked another question
    me: please repeat
    vo: asked some thing( in second time also did’t here anything expect graduation)
    me: i told about my bds degree
    vo: typed something in the system. better luck next time
    please help me . now am going to reapply

  59. I am in the process of going for my visa appointment but I will not be staying on campus I will be living near to the campus with my grandmother will this affect my changes of getting my student visa approved?

  60. Hi Daksh

    Thats alright. I came for my PhD in Spring 2010 and was also given a pink slip during my interview. I can understand it gets a bit scary but don't worry..it will just take like 20 days and you will have the stamped passport. Meanwhile, try and enjoy your time in India.

    Best wishes

    • Hi Abhita,

      You are the first one..whos answered about timeperiod spent in your 220g status.
      is it happen to everyone in spring….did they all get response in 20 days,

      please reply on my email.

      Thanks
      Taran

    • Hey Abhita,

      After all the support and discussions on this portal,

      I got the Stamped Passport from the US Embassy, which says that I can study in my preferred University.

      Thanks all for the support… God Bless.Keep getting Visas ;)

  61. Hey Sujith,

    HSB is quite right in why they have removed my email id. Though I belong to a consulting firm… I am more than happy to leave my comments for any questions you have on VISA.

    • hiiiii divya,

      i am sushma attended interview on 8 july at hyd, and they gave me white small slip and blue slip to my friend…… they did'nt ask us abt our financial status……. is getting of visa is sure after the processing, vat they vil check….. we have % of above 80 and moreover v have funding also…….can u plz help me

  62. Daksh,

    Dude, u have been granted visa. unless all of ur paper work is valid u will get it for sure. Just a matter of time, Enjoy your stay in India… u will miss it later

  63. Hi my USA VISA got rejected 5 times under 214(b) from new delhi ! i am applying for 6th time with Troy university. No problem with funding wid me ! I am planning to give Mumbai Consulate this time ! not from delhi , what are the chances ? please help me !

  64. Hey Daksh,

    Nice to read your experience..Congratulations on your successful visa. I have been working as an Education advisor for the past 5 years ( India and now in Dubai). Dont worry much about the 221g. The reason this process would take longer is cause they need to check certain documents before they grant your visa.. I had a similar instacne wih one of my students and he was asked to submit all his academic documents by sending it through an online portal system or email it to the consulate as mentioned on the pink slip..

    Please dont worry about it..your visa would come without a hassel but would take a bit longer…. If you have any further questions…don feel free to contact me at [Email Removed by Admin]
    All the Best

    Divya

    • may i knw y is ur email id been removed my Admin???? coz it would actually be helpfull in asking u some questions….?!?!?! so that informations can be shared and doubts ll be cleared na?!?!?!

      • W have comments policy not to display any emails address or contact info. You can use Forums or Facebook to connect with others or share ideas through comments. Also the person who left email address is having consulting company and we don't allow free advertisement.

    • Hi Divya

      After all the support and discussions on this portal,

      I got the Stamped Passport from the US Embassy, which says that I can study in my preferred University.

      Thanks all for the support… God Bless.Keep getting Visas ;)

  65. I also felt the same dude but I got the white slip in which written that my case needs the further processing and they will inform me later. Its almost 1 week past,i am felling fear that what will be the response,please help me.

    • nothing to worry hira. pink or white slips….all cums under the same category i.e. 221 g…u will get ur visa for sure. Infact am also waiting for my visa to get approved which is under processing…..received a white slip on 21st june.

  66. Wat was that "lil interested in robotics".. why did u act so casual then .. and in resume cooking.. U must have two or three different kind of resumes for regular Job interviews/ for sending to profs and for Visa .. U got to understand different attributes need to be high lightened during different kind of scenarios.Hope u understand what i am getting up to. first u are telling to VO that u are "lil" interested then u are good in cooking.. why should n he think ur could be potential immigrant ?

    • This 221 G is purely a bureacratic process. And whenever the word "bureacracy" is involved, in whichever country, it means delays and tension. The visa officers have a heart and are family-oriented, but they are bound by the laws that govern this process. Extend your full cooperation to the US missions in India to see this process through smoothly.

      The 221G is mostly issued to Indian students because the subject they are pursuing is listed in the US Technology Alert List (TAL). The visa finally is always issued after the long wait (sometimes six weeks) unless the student has had a stint in the army or has worked in organizations like the ISRO or Bhabha Atomic Research. The only way to see this process through without any tension is to apply early. If it is an F1 visa you are applying to, you must apply at least by May end. The problem is the lack of awareness among students about TAL. Forums like this should highlight this thorny, yet harmless, process. The name of the game is "Apply Early." There is no escaping this process.

      • Hi All

        I had my visa today at the Embassy at Delhi at 11.00 am.

        The VO asked me just 3 questions and directed me to the next counter for the Pink Slip.

        And I said I am going to do Masters in Computer Science.

        There were two other girls with me who too were handed the Pink Slips and they too were going for Computer Science.

        When did Computer Science come under T.A.L?

        and is a pink slip a guaranteed acceptance?

    • Hi Rahul,

      thanks for raising few points on which i never bothered. Well, I do agree with you, coz I didnt prepare myself .. and it doesnt need preparation too. The resume which my consultant (wisdom mart, delhi) had made for the application purpose in the universities, was presented to the VO. So there is a sync between what they need to confirm from the professors.

      If I had been like a true professional, tie packed, overly dedicated, enthusiastic, that would have made me an artificial person altogether. :) And VOs are pretty tight in observing stuff

      Now I have my fingers crossed, Waiting for the passport to come, Let it be.

      Thanks for the comments and wishing u all a very good luck.

      I just now received my Visa By the way,.. Thanks

  67. Dont worry its only for background check… u r f1 so u might get ur visa within 20-25 days, so dont panic, the only bad is u oni 2.5yrs visa which is okay, u will know why it is okay once u come here…

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