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H1B1 for NY - visa verbally approved, only to receive an email an hour later asking for my history from the last 15 years. Been put on processing for 6 weeks now with no end in sight - anyone else?

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How can a visa be verbally approved?

That means literally nothing. The agency doesn’t approve your visa, USCIS does after reviewing your file and application. Your visa is approved after you get it in writing from their office (USCIS).

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