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I went for my h1b visa stamping and got a section 221g and they gave me the passport back and i received an email asking for background information for past 15 years to which i responded with a detailed response. This was my second h1b stamping, i got the first one successfully last year with no issues, and not sure why i got section 221g this time. I had not changed any job, the stamping was for the same exact job. Anyone has any insight or been in the same boat? Should i be worried?

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Did you travel to Middle East in the past 1 year. Best case it will be issues in 1 week, worst case is 6-12 months for background verification.

Yeah they do, they flag people for really stupid reasons and unfortunately this is one of them.

The Dreaded 221g - Admin Processing. It’s painful n just no timelines for completion. Know a person on my team stuck for abt 6 months😳. Good Luck OP

I’ve said this a few times and it’s not a popular opinion but you could look into filing a mandamus suit if the delay lasts longer than a month, but it will be costly $7K or so.

Hi- curious to know, where did you go for your visa stamping?

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