H1B interview CEAC status Refused, though officer said Approved

Hi, I attended H1B visa interview on 12/23/2020 in Hyderabad. Visa consular told that my visa got approved and asked me to drop the passport in the adjacent box. I checked the status of my visa yesterday and it shows that “refused”. What does that mean? Why is it showing refused? Passport status shows that it is still with consulate.

Thank you!!

It is a status that is confusing for many. If you see it with long text, there is not much to worry, it is just administrative processing. Sometimes you see these intermittent statuses that can be worrying. Do not worry, if it does not change after 10 days, then you may need to worry and reach out to consulate.

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