221G for H4,

New / Eng DJIE46
Dec 8, 2018 6 Comments

My spouse attended visa interviews from Hyderabad, India, she converted her status form F1 OPT to H4 and H4EAD. Visa interview was very quick but she got 221g, saying no additional documentation is required, I work as mechanical engineer for top company.

We are worried about her visa.

Any advice



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TOP 6 Comments
  • Wells Fargo hsLy13
    No issues since they said no additional documentation. They just need some more time to do BG verification regarding F1 OPT. Should be done in few weeks.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng UUKg61
    221(g) is unofficially mandatory part of US Visa processing now . I work for Google, have been to US 15 times in last decade, have visas basically from all over the world and still got 221(g) for B1 visa renewal. Got it after 2 months of delay. If this was for B1, I would imagine the process for long term visas.

    So don’t worry. If all her documentation is right and you have no violations, it would take time but you will get it. It is just that someone in US immigration has decided to create more jobs for US officials.

    Note: I am mot implying working with top tier company makes me super special. Just that if the filter for 221 catches my kind of profile, then basically no one is spared.
    Dec 8, 2018 1
    • New / Eng DJIE46
      I could see that, we are little bit worried that, this could happen, it’s been 4 years we went to India, we couldn’t wait any longer.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Apple KGHP41
    Did they tell her why they gave her a 221g?
    Dec 8, 2018 1
    • New / Eng DJIE46
      No, they said, “everything is good from your side, interview went well, there is some issue from our side we need work it out” if you don’t get in 2 weeks you can call.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Amazon 123raj
    Dec 8, 2018 0

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