The H1B Visa Program is the official and primary USA work visa / work permit. The H1B is a non-immigrant visa in the USA under the Immigration & Nationality Act, section 101(a) (15)(H). It allows US employers to employ foreign workers, from all over the world, in specialty occupations.
The US Government introduced the H1B visa to provide highly skilled International Professionals and/or International Students, from all over the World, the opportunity to live and work in America.
The H1B is the most sought after US work visa and US Immigration requires 'every' foreign national to obtain a visa in order to legally work in America.
At the time of the interview an applicant who has been refused or pending administrative processing would have received either a pink handout or a blue handout from the Consular officer.
Blue Handout Cases : The Consular Officer would have given the applicant a blue handout seeking additional information or stating that further additional processing would be required. These cases do not fall within the category of cases which are listed on this website. In such cases the American Consulate, Chennai will get in touch with the applicant in due course as and when further action is required from the applicant. Specific instructions will be sent on a case by case basis. If your case falls within this category, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT the Consulate regarding the status of your case.
Pink Handout Cases: If you received a pink handout at the time of your interview, you can check the status of your case below.
“Pending process”: Your case is still pending administrative processing. Consulate can not issue the visa prior to completing this processing. Consulate can not waive this processing for any applicant. This is not a matter of missing documents and is in no way related to the number of times an individual may have been able to obtain visas or enter the U.S. in the past. If your case is “Pending Process”, please DO NOT contact the Consulate or you may risk delaying the administrative processing of your visa.
“Contact Consulate”: Your case has been processed and the Consulate needs additional information from you to process the case to completion.
“Send Passport & DD”: Each case will have specific instructions about the documents that an applicant is required to send.