Parent has a muslim name will I be put into admin processing during H1B visa stamping?


I'm a hindu from India and have a hindu name. My father is a hindu and my mother is a muslim with a common muslim surname syed . Will I be put in admin processing when I go for H1B stamping?



No. The entire focus for adjudication in this visa class is your specialty and the job description match. This problem has been reported though too many times in Middle East US consulates by troubled applicants. It is a guess that religion has something to do with it but then again, it is just a guess. Nobody knows for sure.

Warm regards

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University. [](

Thanks Sandeep for the information.

Hi Sandeep,
Just an update from my end. I got a 221G for my employment verification and my visa got issued today after one month’s time (considered quick as it is taking more than 90 days for most of the cases). So I can confirm that mother’s muslim name did not result in any 221G processing.

Congratulations! Wish you the very best

Best wishes

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University,