Here I go to share my H1B/H4 visa interview experience….
I had taken OFC date on 29th April, 2013(11:30) and Visa Interview date on 30th April, 2013(09:00)
29th April, 2013: Very cool because there was no any interview just fingerprints and photograph…
Our OFC time was 11:30, they allowed us to OFC center at 11:30 and we came outside at 11:45, they taken left hand 4 fingers, right hand 4 fingers and 2 thumbs finger print, also taken a photograph at same time - that’s it. OFC Done. If you fill-up DS160 in proper manner it will become a 15 mint task only. So be careful when you fill up DS160 online – enter FIRST NAME and LAST NAME same as in your passport. If you entered wrong, they have some option; in same building they have some facilities to change/modify in your application form and after that correction you can complete your OFC.
30th April, 2013: Very tense even I have all docs and complete details of my employer…..
Interview time was at 9:00 O’clock and we reached at consulate at 8:30, (it should be good for you if you reach at least 30mintus before your interview time), there were around 200 people standing in a queue outside of visa office, we also stand in a queue and waiting for our turn. After half an hour they allowed us to go inside.
After security check-in we reached at main Consulate office but there is BIG hall outside that office where we sited and waiting for our turn, almost 1 hour passed and at 10:00 they allow us to go inside the main consulate hall – it was a BIG AC hall, at the entrance they took our passport with I-797 and returned the same with paste one token number on it. Now waiting time, there are around 15 windows in single row where the US consulate taken an interview, in front of those windows around 250 chairs were there, we have to sit and waiting for our number for an interview.
There are number of Display over there so from any corner you can track your token number easily on those displays, just wait for your turn, once your turn will come your number will be showing on displays with specific window number. You should go with that window for an interview.
Me & my Wife: Good Morning Officer
VO: Very Good Morning
ME: passed I797 and Passport (both)
VO: Are you working in XXX Company?
ME: No, At present I am working with YYY and once my visa get approved I will work for XXX company
VO: How to know this XXX Company?
VO: Asking for Offer letter
ME: passed the same
VO: Asking for Support Letter
ME: Passed the same
Me: than he was playing with his system for 10 mints after that ….
VO: how much salary you will earn in US?
ME : $ ABC
VO: what is your highest qualification?
ME: B.E in Electronics and Communication
VO: Is it 4 year course right?
ME: Yes, 4 year course.
VO: How many years of exp do you have?
ME: YY years
VO: when did you got married?
VO: Again he start playing with his computer for another 5 minutes and at last…..he said golden word “Your visa has been approved and you get your passport in next 2-3 days”
VO not asked any question to my wife.
If your documents are clear and you are much confident, than no one can stop to clear this interview.
Be cool, confident and keep smiling when you answer the question to VO, don’t see here and there keep your eye contact with VO only.
All the best….
Last but not least …thanks to all who posted their experience on this site, it helps a lot….