Passport returned without stamping after VO approved my visa

Hi All,

I recently attended my H1B stamping interview on 19th April 2021 at Chennai
Consulate & I was told that my Visa was approved. After a week, I received
the passport without stamping. It had a white slip & had below options checked:

  1. After we have resumed regular operations you must appear for an
    interview with a consular officer
  2. You must bring a photograph - 50 mm X 50 mm
  3. Your application is refused for administrative processing. The
    application may be reconsidered when administrative processing is complete.

There was no additional documents requested either. Did anyone face similar issue? I m still wondering what could be the issue here. Is it related to photo issue? Please share your thoughts/suggestions/experiences.

It is not possible to guess as to what could be the issue.

Do you recall anything in the interview that you were not able to answer? It looks like they want to interview you again.

Hi Anil,

Thanks for the response. The interview was fairly simple & I have answered all the questions. They asked me to go to a different counter to get my photograph taken on the day of interview before my interview. That’s the only weird thing that happened.

Vishwa S