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I had my medical on Thursday 6th December and my interview yesterday (on Monday 17th December). Everything was fine in the interview, but I was told that my medical results hadn't arrived yet and was handed a blue form for visa refusal under 221(g) for the missing medical. The consular officer stated 2-3 weeks for the return of my passport. Knightsbridge Medical said yesterday that my medical had been signed off and that it is waiting to be sent to the embassy, so hopefully I will hear something soon. CEAC status currently says Immigrant Visa - Administrative Processing.

 

Just a word of advice to anyone currently scheduling their medical is to leave at least a full 10 working days in-between the two, as you have to declare a 221(g) as a visa denial whenever you are asked (e.g. when applying for an ESTA), even after it is eventually approved. From reading the forums, a late medical can cause up to a few weeks of additional processing time, so always best to ensure that the embassy has your medical before attending your appointment.

 

Oddly the consular officer also said I would receive an inner envelope in the packet alongside my passport which I must not open. I didn't think that this was the case any more, as London was entirely electronic?

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Yes you will get that package and after the hospital sent your medical result to the embassy on your case issue,  which is under administrative process , things will turn into progress report soon by God grace !

May God Almighty help us reach our goals successful !!! AMEN 🙏🙏🙏

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2 hours ago, coltr said:

Oddly the consular officer also said I would receive an inner envelope in the packet alongside my passport which I must not open. I didn't think that this was the case any more, as London was entirely electronic?

 

That is happening on spouse cases, but I think K1s may still be getting the white envelope. 

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I've been getting conflicting results on if you have to announce a 221(g) as a Visa denial if it is eventually approved as a result of the administrative processing. Is there a consensus on this; as it will be useful to know during the AoS process.

 

Thank you,

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3 minutes ago, DeclanW said:

I don't get why you get the 221(g) but I don't for the exact same thing, I even had my medical on a Thursday 11 days before my interview on a Monday.

Just wondering because my case is in a perpetual state or "ready"

Yes that’s odd. Mine jumped straight into Administrative Processing.

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49 minutes ago, DeclanW said:

I've heard others haven't gotten it before. My case just seems in limbo so I'm looking for everything

I'm sorry to hear that. It doesn't sound like London hang around for too long, so hopefully you'll see some movement any time soon. I think 211(g)s are fairly uncommon for missing medicals in London, so I wouldn't read too much into it. Just an officer going completely by the book I guess, but they probably ultimately all end up in the same queue. I'll share anything that I find out!

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I don't want to speculate too hard on any specific individual, but I do also wonder if it's a timing thing. We're near to the holidays so they're speculating longer wait times, and maybe they give 221(g) around this time to cover their butts in case something takes longer than expected?

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Interestingly, the officer told me that they have strict targets on processing times for immigrant visas, and that those exceeding the consulate's targets have to be reported to the Department of State. Immediately after that, he issued me with the 221(g). I think you might be right.

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My husband also had his interview on the 17th and was given the 221g due to needing more time to look into his case. But on CEAC it still says our case is at London. Should it have changed into Administrative Processing already or should we give it a few days to see an update? They kept his passport so im hoping thats a positive sign as well?

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Mine updated straight away, but I’m not sure it means anything. Did they explain why, and give him a form? Was it for missing documents, or just general administrative processing (e.g. security checks)? Did they say it needs to go back to USCIS, as it could be administrative processing in London?

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