> Following F1 Visa Interview for Ph.D. in Agronomy is shared by Gagan. He expected Administrative Processing, and he did get just that. Find out why and how.
- Consulate: Hyderabad
- Date: 20th June
- Time: 10:15 AM
- Counter: 9
- Course: PhD
- Verdict: 221g Administrative Processing
I appeared for F1 visa interview on 20th June at US Consulate Hyderabad. My token number was C179.
I had to wait for around two hours and then my number flashed, at LED and I reported at counter number 9. An American guy in his 40’s was taking the interview. I was third in the queue. He rejected visa for a guy and I saw him arguing with the VO. By then it was 12:05 pm.
A lady standing before me went to the counter; he approved her visa in less than a minute. Next is my turn.
F1 Visa Interview – PhD – 221g White Slip
Me: Good afternoon sir, How are you doing?
VO: Good after noon, I’m good, How about you?
Me: I am doing good too sir.
VO: Where are you going ?
Me: Ohio State University?
VO: What you will be doing there?
Me: PhD in Agronomy
VO: What exactly you will be studying?
Me: Cellular Mechanism in Roots?
VO: Roots what?
Me: I explained him for about 20 seconds, but in the mean time I saw him raising his hand and taking out a paper, Oops!, Then he wrote something on it and passed it to me, but kept my passport and I-20 with him.
VO: Sir, I”ll send you an email, please reply to that.
Me: I asked him, Do I need to submit something here. (I asked him this thing because one of my friend and several of HSB followers mentioned that they had to submit everthing there only)
VO: Please read it first, Sir.
Me: Oh! I am so sorry. Have a nice day sir.
And came the out of consulate. I always had this feeling that I will get an Administrative Processing 221g because I have done my Masters in Biotechnology.
I replied to the email on the very next day. Most of my friends and colleagues who got 221g received visa approval within 2-4 weeks.
It has been one month for me and am still waiting for my visa.
My session at OSU will start on 14 August.
I am getting worried about it the delay.
I have not booked the flight ticket and its getting expansive day by day.
Guys, if you have any information about 221g and anything related to this which can be of any help, please do share it.
I have been checking status on VFS website in Pending visa section with the case number given for 221g.
It was showing my status as under process but from last saturday, it shows that we were unable to identify this case number and now i am stressed out.
I just don’t know what to do, whom should I contact?
Please do let me know about the options available. Thanks.
Update – Just wanted to inform you & HSB followers that after exactly five weeks, I have got my visa today after Administrative Processing. Thanks for you help.