I have a bit of a situation here.
I am eligible for interview waiver because mine is an H1B transfer.
I had a Dropbox appointment in New Delhi on Sept 28th 2021. My employer did not provide an NIE. But I submitted all other documents and my passport on the day.
I checked CEAC a couple of days later and it said refused, with the long form text. So I assumed that my case is under adminstrative processing.
Today I received an email and a text message asking me to collect my passport. My passport does not have a stamp. To add to my frustration, i was not given a 221g slip or letter to justify on the day of the drop off or when I picked the passport. I’ve not received any email from the embassy or consulate.
Even after collecting the passport today, my CEAC status shows refused along with the long form text.
I have called US Travel Docs for further clarity and they confirmed administrative processing. But I don’t understand why my passport was returned if processing is ongoing. I’ve emailed US travel docs regarding this.
Have any of you faced a similar situation? I’d sincerely appreciate any information that any of you might have here.
Thanks in advance!