Sagar Kumar- () • 05/05/2008 05:44:17 AM
Thanks to this wonderful site which had loads of information for L1B visa interview. I was almost prepared for it and went in there quite confident. My visa experience was a mixed one. I had this Big guy as VO in front of me and he was not happy about something( i dont know what..maybe weather or the people around). As prepared, I greeted him with a big smile and a Good Morning wish. He was not too sure what to reply, so he smiled for a change(I was watching this guy for long and was praying to God that I dont get interviewed by him...plzzz). He was really making me nervous by looking at my papers for first 2-3 minutes without asking anything.
And then he broke his silence and asked some patent questions:
1) For how long you have been with xxx ?
2) For how long u intend to stay in US ?
3) For how long are u working on this project?
4) What are ur special skills ?
I was answering them quite confidently but here he dropped a big unexpected question to me...
I just interviewed a guy from your team who had the same knowledge as u have...so why are u both going there..since i approved his visa..u may stay back(this weirdo doesnt know that i was desperate to get my visa..and i really dont know who that guy was from my company who rescheduled his interview today..)
I said...being confident enough of myself..that i have been with this and this client and i am the only one to do so...and i believe i had this special skill of my product and my project requirements are such that i need to be in US.
Then, the VO..not giving up..asked me...well then, you may work from India too, why is it that ur team always requires a guy in US to do so...now this freaked me out...I replied since there needs to be someone present in the same time zone to attend the project scheduling and estimation meetings, i need to be there...
Thankfully, he was convinced enough now after 20 minutes of "not so" expected questions and he said...Mr. Kumar, your Visa is approved, you will receive it in next 3 days...that it..I thanked him..big fella..i better do so...
Moral: - Be prepared for all the answers, expected as well as unexpected and answer them Confidently with a big C.