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Dear Wonderful Team,

I am Asian and working in Belgium for 4 years. I have a local job, means not an expat, but resident paying social security.

I applied for tourist visa(family) from Belgium as my brother in law stays there. We had everything in place, went for an interview.

The visa officer asked basic questions like, purpose of visit, my studies and nature of job and same to my wife. We were having the interview at same counter.

After interview the visa officer said, that everything looks OK on my side, but I cant grant you visa now, He gave us 221G(white) and asked us to email our(me and my wife's)CV, nothing else. has anyone came across this before?

I know there are no timelines for 221G processing, but was wondering when we can expect an answer or more important whether it will be a positive or a negative one.

Thank you for your time to read and respond to my query.


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It sounds like they may suspect you want to work over in the USA. Do you have a job that is easily transferable, or does your brother-in-law work in a related field?

Asking for the cv/ resume is not uncommon, so it is hard to predict whether you will be approved or denied.

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Thank you for your reply.

Well in both case the organizations that me and my wife work for have offices in US. We are in IT and so my brother in law, but at interview we had taken our respective contracts. I even asked him to take a look, but he declined with a smile, that there's no need for that!

Also he did say" that everything looks OK on his side and there's nothing we need to worry, also he said once he has approval from Washington he will send us an email, and we can come to drop our passports and he will issue a visa" I am writing exactly what he said. I don't know if we should be hopeful or he was just playing with his words!

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If they asked for a CV, that means they want to do a security/background check based on what your field is. Certain types/fields of work or education require a different type of security check than the standard. It could take a few months for the results.


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