Do you love Robots?
Here is your 221(g) Pink Form!
That’s exactly what happened to this student about working in TEchnical Field – F1 Visa Interview Experience at F1 Visa 221g at Chennai US Consulate.
Pink 221g Form – Administrative Processing
Anyone appearing for F1 Visa interview should be aware of the Technology Alert List and if you have technical or scientific experience that matches the areas from the list, you may be subject to additional processing. And this interview is no brainer. See how the Visa Officer decides about 221g once the Robotics was mentioned.
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Hey guys, it actually feels better after reading few comments and concern over 221g. That pink slip gives a real big pain in the neck. I am sharing you what happened to me.
My interview was on July 2nd.
VO: Good Morning
Me: Morning Sir
VO: Why are you going to US?
Me: To Study.
VO: Ever been to US?
VO: Interests specifically in Computer science?
Me: Yes, I have an interest in Robotics, which aroused from my final year project.
VO: Types something on his computer.
VO: Go to Counter Number 10.
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 alright Sir?
VO: Yes, We need to process your visa, that’s 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 that Robotics is the reason for 221g. Please help me or share a few more experiences of getting theF1 VISA after such drama.
If you are subject to Administrative Processing, you have to wait till the F1 Visa Administrative Processing is Complete.
Maybe the following suggestion might calm you down a bit.
To help everyone understand and be patient, I wanted to write my experience so that it could be of help to everyone.
I completed my Ph.D. (took 5 years in the US) a while back and returned back to India. The subject was in Bio/Nanotech and this 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 21 May and was put under 221(g) pink slip. Replied them back with all the answers and in a month’s time, received my passport 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 don’t know some answers like dates of previous travel or previous visa and you have already submitted your passport. Don’t panic. Just write it off saying its in the passport or something. Give crisp answers. Do Not make it an essay. If you aren’t a criminal or stupid, you don’t need to worry.
So, sit tight and wait for the Visa to be cleared.
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