Understanding the Passport Submission Email from the US Consulate after 221(g) administrative processing?

Asked over 1 year ago - Seattle, WA

We appeared for H1b+H4 Visa Stamping interview on 12/7/12 at the US Consulate, Mumbai - India. Got a blue 221(g) slip issued requesting additional documents. Submitted all the docs on 3/8/13. On 5/2/13, we received an email from the Mumbai Consulate, which says; "We are ready for final processing. Please submit your passport, pending letter to the Consulate General via any of the 11 document delivery locations. Please visit www.ustraveldocs.com/in for more information. Please carry a copy of this email for ready reference."

What I need clarification on is what do they mean by "pending letter" above. I submitted the original 221(g) slip along with the requested docs on 3/8. I researched the web but no satisfactory answers yet.

Also I would be submitting both our passports, correct? :)

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  1. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It's the letter you called the 221(g) 'slip' ... since you already sent the original, include a copy.

    As for 2 passports, it depends on who the e-mail was addressed to.

    If you continue to be confused ... you should be talking to the company's immigration lawyer ... not a group of strangers on an internet blog, nor non-attorneys in HR.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  2. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.


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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Capriotti.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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