221(G) admin processing in chennai and notification to collect passport , but passport was not submitted !!!

Hello Folks,

I attended the visa interview on 22-may-14 at chennai consulate where i was given a blue slip - 221(g) and no additional documents or passport were asked for or submitted after the interview, but i have received an email on 23-jun-14 saying that my passport is being returned to OFC for pickup (email is below). The CEAC status still shows administrative processing and passport status tarcker shows "passport ready for pickup" !!! 

Is this some sort of system error ? Can is go in person and check at the OFC why this email to collect my passport is being sent when i still have my passport with me ?   any sugesstions are more than welcome. Thanks.


Dear XXXXX, 

Your document(s) have been collected from the US Embassy/Consulate 

The passport number being returned is XXXXXXX

You have chosen to have your documents delivered to the following location: 

Chennai, No 3 Cenotaph Road, Chennai, 600018 

If you have any issues or concerns, please contact us at [www.ustraveldocs.com/in](http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in).
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Today I received similar mail. Could you please update the same?




I am exactly in the same situation just like you and I am confused and this has happened for me during 2015 June/July. My email enquiry about this confusion did not give me any understandable answers and even the portal page shows that my passport is ready for pickup and whereas the passport is with me which was returned to me during the Consular Interview in Chennai.

So wondering if you were able to find any clue or should I need to go to the VAC for this and submit the passport and still the CEAC site shows that my case is under Admin Processing and the last update was July 17 2015. Please advice me and appreciate your time.

Thank you very much,

Viswanathan (LV)