H4 visa -> given 221g white slip -> re- interview -> now pasprt requested with 221g form via Drop box

My name is Ram, working in Germany.
I’m married (recently) and my wife is an H1B holder working in California. I appeared for H4 visa interview on 14th march in US consulate, Hyderabad. However, they returned my passport with 221(g) form and after 1 week I got a call from US ebassy and asked to appear again on April 1st. The interview was more than 1 hour, asked so many questions about my marriage, photos also some personal questions. She gave my passport back again, because she know I’m going back to Germany next day.
After 10 days I receiver an email with subject ‘Passport requested’. In email they requested my passport submission with 221g form through VAC or VFS offices in HYD for further processing ( didn’t mentioned about approval).

I’m in Germany now. I have to submit (drop box) my passport in VAC / VFSoffice in Hyderabad. My questions are:

  1. Do they need my passport for stamping ? If yes
  2. How long it will take for processing after submission?

would be great, if anyone give me suggestions on this case.


I have answered it on the blog. Again here

  1. Yes, they need passport for stamping.
  2. Usually it should take about a 10 days or so, if they just issue stamp and send it back.

You can reach out to them and check, if there are any alternatives for submitting the passport in Germany, where you currently live.

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Do you need to book an appoinment with VAC to submit passport ?