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H1 Stamp refused under section 221(g)

Old Sep 30th 2004, 9:22 am
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Unhappy H1 Stamp refused under section 221(g)

dear all

I went for my H1 stamping in US Embassy London but they refused me saying they "your visa application has been refused due to insufficient information". Officer checked paragraph which says "your visa application requires additional administrative processing before a visa can be issued......When the administrative processing is complete, a decision on your visa application will be made and we will advise you by mail".

Actually i was arrested and charged for affray but in court hearing, prosecution dropped all charges against me because victim himself made it clear that i wasnt involve in fight and i was innocent. Since i got arrested i Marked YES under Q38 in form DS156.

Visa interview went very fine but at the end visa officer asked for court proof that my case was dropped. Only thing i got was letter from solicitor saying they represented me and charges were dropped. No paper work from court. Visa officer then refused my visa application under section 221(g) keeping all my documents including Approval Notice and returing my passport with stamp saying "Application recieved" . I was asked to wait and they will contact me by mail after administrative process is complete.

I dont have any criminal record and this was first time i was arrested in my life though i was later found not guilty and case was dropped against me. Now i dont know what to do. Should i try getting some kind of letter from court and post to us embassy in London? How much time they will take to decide on my visa application? Can they refuse me on the basis i was arrested even though not found guilty? please help me out. thanks in advance

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Old Oct 4th 2004, 10:48 pm
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HI Anil,

I am still waiting for my H1B visa and its almost four months now.

I went of the stamping in June and the visa officer said that my application is proper but they wanted to do adminstrative processing, they took all my original papers and degree certificates and returned my passport....

I am still wiating. I dont know when I will get the H1B stamp.... In this discussion board, I have read that people waiting for more than six months and yet no communication..

So it will take something from 1 month to a year, there is no time limit... but if everything is right, you will get your visa.

Regards-Ashok
Originally Posted by Anil_uk
dear all

I went for my H1 stamping in US Embassy London but they refused me saying they "your visa application has been refused due to insufficient information". Officer checked paragraph which says "your visa application requires additional administrative processing before a visa can be issued......When the administrative processing is complete, a decision on your visa application will be made and we will advise you by mail".

Actually i was arrested and charged for affray but in court hearing, prosecution dropped all charges against me because victim himself made it clear that i wasnt involve in fight and i was innocent. Since i got arrested i Marked YES under Q38 in form DS156.

Visa interview went very fine but at the end visa officer asked for court proof that my case was dropped. Only thing i got was letter from solicitor saying they represented me and charges were dropped. No paper work from court. Visa officer then refused my visa application under section 221(g) keeping all my documents including Approval Notice and returing my passport with stamp saying "Application recieved" . I was asked to wait and they will contact me by mail after administrative process is complete.

I dont have any criminal record and this was first time i was arrested in my life though i was later found not guilty and case was dropped against me. Now i dont know what to do. Should i try getting some kind of letter from court and post to us embassy in London? How much time they will take to decide on my visa application? Can they refuse me on the basis i was arrested even though not found guilty? please help me out. thanks in advance

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Old Oct 4th 2004, 11:12 pm
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Hi

I do not understand even if you have approval notice from BICIS they refuse visa???? If so what are the main resons this fourm have experienced?

I am planning to go to my home country and stamp h1 B visa I have approval notice from BICIS. I never been arrested. But I am out of usa for 3 months now. Do you think it will be a problem?

Thanks a lot


Originally Posted by AlexanderAshok
HI Anil,

I am still waiting for my H1B visa and its almost four months now.

I went of the stamping in June and the visa officer said that my application is proper but they wanted to do adminstrative processing, they took all my original papers and degree certificates and returned my passport....

I am still wiating. I dont know when I will get the H1B stamp.... In this discussion board, I have read that people waiting for more than six months and yet no communication..

So it will take something from 1 month to a year, there is no time limit... but if everything is right, you will get your visa.

Regards-Ashok
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Old Oct 9th 2004, 3:19 am
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On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 21:22:55 +0000, Anil_uk wrote:

    >
    > dear all
    >
    > I went for my H1 stamping in US Embassy London but they
    > refused me saying they "your visa application has been
    > refused due to insufficient information". Officer checked
    > paragraph which says "your visa application requires
    > additional administrative processing before a visa can be
    > issued......When the administrative processing is complete,
    > a decision on your visa application will be made and we
    > will advise you by mail".
    >
    > Actually i was arrested and charged for affray but in court hearing,
    > prosecution dropped all charges against me because victim himself made
    > it clear that i wasnt involve in fight and i was innocent. Since i got
    > arrested i Marked YES under Q38 in form DS156.

That was good

    > Visa interview went very fine but at the end visa officer asked for
    > court proof that my case was dropped. Only thing i got was letter from
    > solicitor saying they represented me and charges were dropped. No paper
    > work from court. Visa officer then refused my visa application under
    > section 221(g) keeping all my documents including Approval Notice and
    > returing my passport with stamp saying "Application recieved" . I was
    > asked to wait and they will contact me by mail after administrative
    > process is complete.

Call your solicitor and ask what kind of official court document there may
be. I am sure there actually is something to show the dismissal. Then
contact the consulate (my guess is that you will need to reapply. I'm not
sure if you have to pay the fee again).

    > I dont have any criminal record and this was first time i was arrested
    > in my life though i was later found not guilty and case was dropped
    > against me. Now i dont know what to do. Should i try getting some kind
    > of letter from court and post to us embassy in London? How much time
    > they will take to decide on my visa application? Can they refuse me on
    > the basis i was arrested even though not found guilty? please help me
    > out. thanks in advance
    >
    > Anil

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