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Need Guidance; Visa Officer Approved H1B at US Consulate Dubai but in Admin Processing for 4 Weeks

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Dear All,


I appeared for the H1B interview on 11th January 2017 with my Wife and two kids at US consulate Dubai. The visa officer was satisfied with the interview and with the fact I have 19 years of UAE experience and out of which 10 years is of being certified Project Manager Professional. The Visa officer handed over the pink slip and said that the visa is approved and we will receive our passports in few days.


The day i collected my passport from post, to my surprise the visa was not stamped and there was a yellow slip with a case number saying the application is under administrative processing.


After 2 weeks on 24th January 2017 got an email from FPU Dubai (Fraud Prevention Unit) asking for Educational Certificate, experience letters, US company offer letter, Client Site contract and confirmation letter. All the requested information with details were submitted on 25th January 2017.


Since then there is no update on my case and it has been 4 weeks since interview. Has anyone faced a similar situation and what should I expect next. What are the chances of approval?


Any idea what numbers or email addresses in Dubai or DOS I can follow up on.


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Best person to talk to is the Lawyer who is handling your case.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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On 2/7/2017 at 11:28 PM, Boiler said:

Best person to talk to is the Lawyer who is handling your case.

Dear Boiler,


i don't have a lawyer in Dubai, the company lawyer says that they cannot do anything about this. May be the only option left for me is to wait.


By the way, there is not 221g history on my case when i login to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ae/niv website.


thank you for your answer.




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Fraud prevention unit has to verify everything submitted Jan 25th; takes time. 


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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