Question from Priya.
I applied to Florida State University for MS Nutritional Science.
My visa got approved on August 11th 2011 but was not sanctioned as I did my graduation in Biochemistry which is a subject that comes under the list of subjects to be verified and rechecked under section 221(g) of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The last date mentioned on I-20 is 28/08/2011 after which the entry in US shall be denied and admission stands cancelled. Its already 24th August and still my case is lying pending under administrative checking.
I have no clue where is my fault in all this and whom shall I contact under the present circumstances?
The university authorities have clearly stated that the first day of attendance at FSU is compulsory , failing to attend the classes shall automatically cancel the admission. Can you please suggest me what should I do?
221(g) Processing and University Start Date
Can you do anything about 221(g) processing?
Unfortunately the answers is No.
Is that you fault?
If you read the F1 Visa interview experiences, you will know that several students received 221(g) while applying for Biotech, Biology, Chemistry, etc.So, there is nothing you could have done.
What Options do you have?
Not much, other than to wait for the results. You are thinking about missing Fall semester admission, US consulate is thinking about background check and other information you provided during DS160 and interview.
If you get visa later than class start date, defer your admission to Spring 2012. Unless university would consider giving you special permission to start within 1 extra week or something like that.