My brother attended F1 interview on 13th August and was issued 221G and then we were told to track the case in CEAC portal. The case was under “Refused” status since Aug 13th and it was updated on Sept 2nd with same “Refused” status. I’m posting the exact information from the CEAC portal below for your reference. Does this mean he was refused completely? Also, we have not received any email about passport pick up and while checking the passport tracking under USCIS website it says " Your passport is still with the US Embassy/Consulate". Any comments or insights are much appreciated. Thanks for your help. -Srikanth.
U.S. Department of State
NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION
|Application ID or Case Number:|AA00AXXXXX|
|Case Last Updated:|02-Sep-2021|
A U.S. consular officer has adjudicated and refused your visa application. Please see the letter you received at the interview.
For more information, please visit U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad.