What did I do to get 221(g) processing at Chennai Consulate?
VLSI is not part of Technology Alert List.
Any F1 Visa applicant issues Administrative processing goes through similar emotions.
F1 Student Visa Interview – Chennai Consulate
VO: So, You are going to University of Cincinnati?
VO: How many Admits did you get?
VO: Which was the other admit?
Me: UMass Amherst
VO: Oh.. But why did you choose this university?
Me: It is basically because of the UGS award that covers 85% of my tuition fee there.
VO: What are you specializing in?
VO: What about your parents?
Me: I answered.
VO: What is your undergraduate percentage?
Me: We have a Cumulative Grade point Average at our university and mine is around a 9.7/10.
VO: Oh.. I am convinced but lets see whether there are some more questions to you. She gave me my passport and a pink slip and asked me to go to another counter.
I found this strange because my friends never had such an experience.
I moved to counter F. He checked my paper and the pink slip that the VO gave me. He gave me a 3 page questionnaire. The questions were like
- Anybody accompanying you?
- Planned itenary
- Research background.
- Plans after coming back
- Resume with all the paper publications
- Who will be guiding you once you are there?
- Where will you stay
I filled it up. I gave it back while I was waiting in the interview hall.
VO2: So you have some Research publications.
Me: Yes, I have.
VO2: Can you give me a copy of your resume?
Me: Sir, I dont have it now.
He tore the first pink slip and took a new one. He wrote some number and striked out many things.
He told me I have to e-mail my CV as soon as possible for further processing. I did not understand.
Then I asked, “IS my visa approved?”
He replied, “Yes, but it has to be processed”. He kept my passport with him.
Only when I looked at it I understood it was a “Pink Slip” 221(g) form.
I sent my CV to the e-mail ID they gave me. It has been mentioned in the slip it will take around 4 to 6 weeks for processing.
From some websites, I understand It can take more than that. I know wat 221(g) is. But why me? VLSI doesn’t come under TAL subjects.