I am a resident of New Delhi, India. I received a 10-year B-1/B-2 type US visa on 17th January 2014, which expires on 15th Jan 2024. On account of this visa, I travelled to the United States for 15 days last year, from 11th - 24th February 2014.
I again have to visit the United States from 26th June to 21st July, on account of my acceptance into the prestigious Hansen Summer Institute 2015 Fellowship program being held at the University of San Diego. During the verification of my documents for the same, I learned that my visa has been red-flagged for overstaying on account of my previous journey. I didn't overstay my visa duration and have NO idea whatsoever what led to them red flagging my visa. I was in and out of US in just 15 days.
I tried to check my travel history on the US Customs and Border Protection website, which showed only my date of arrival (11th February, 2014) at JFK Airport, New York. The date of departure was absent, which leads me to believe that somehow the information of my exit from JFK Airport, NY on 22nd February, 2014 was not recorded due to some clerical error. But this issue, in which I have absolutely no fault at all, is causing me a lot of trouble as I have to fly to US again on 26th June.
I am desperately trying to get an interview at the consulate office. Right now they are saying that my case has been forwarded to the embassy and I need to just wait for them to revert back. It's been seven days since I sent them the email and have received absolutely no word from their side.
I have my flight tickets booked for the United States on 26th June, all accommodation arrangements for me have also been made, and therefore it is extremely urgent that you reply back with the relevant details as soon as possible. I have effectively only 11 days left.
I have a copy of my air ticket from New York on the 22nd February 2014, by which I came back to New Delhi on 24th February, which along with the stamp at Indian Immigration should dispel any doubts.
Right now I am not able to get an appointment at the US consulate because there is no predefined procedure for this sort of a thing.