H1B 221g blue slip in Chennai - admin processing for Sevis record

I attended my H1B interview for stamping on 12th February 2020 in Chennai. F1 to H1B and visited India;
VO: tell me why you want to go to US?
VO: company name
VO: place?
VO: name of the job?
VO: what do you do?
VO: your wife is in H4?
VO: you studied in US?
VO: highest degree?
VO: so, you have old passport with F1 stamping?
VO: we need to check your sevis record.
Gave me blue slip
Me: how long for decision?
VO: I cant tell Washington will have to make decision.

VO took my passport.

Not sure how long it would take.
The status using DS160 confirmation number indicates Administrative processing. The last updated moved from 12 feb to 13 February, yesterday.

Online search indicating it would take 7-20 days.

My sevis record is complete as per my university DSO.
Any comments regarding when I can expect H1B to be issued will be helpful.
Please let me know


Hi @C_Y

This kind of cases usually take about 2-4 weeks at Chennai embassy.

There is no need to worry. Your visa will be approved. Its just a matter of time.

Thank you for the comment.

I am glad to say that the status of my visa application has changed to Issued today, 18th Feb.

Attended for visa interview on 2/12/2020 and administrative processing

Last change status change on 2/13/2020 administrative processing

Status changed to issued on 2/18/2020.

Very happy that it turned out soon.

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