Nutan- () • 03/06/2008 14:40:47 PM
went for stamping in nogales on march 3,2008. i would like share my experience with you all. Before going to stamping i suggest you all to email all ur details(I-797, passport#,passport details, etc..) to the state consulate office(ex: email@example.com
Below is a sample email that you can send to the consulate with your H1-B scanned copies.
Dear Consulate Officer,
I am Abc (your name), working as a Programmer Analyst(Your designation as on your H1-B or LCA) on H1B with xxx(your company name). I scheduled an appointment at Nogales Consulate for getting my H1-B visa stamped on (appointment date) and my confirmation number is below:
xxx: NOG 00 00 00 00 00 000099999
I would like to know if my PIMS check is already cleared for my I-129 petitions. I am attaching scanned copy of approval of I-797 as pdf file to this mail.
Attachments: 1. xxx1 H1.pdf
Hope to hear from you soon.
It really helped me a lot I received response from the consulate the same day. They said My Petition does not appear in PIMS, they have sent a request. After the request is sent, it usually takes at least 2 working days for petition to appear in the system. By the time I reached Nogales it was cleared I emailed my details 4 working days prior to my appointment date. An Indian couple had an appointment on the same day they knew that new security check is creating lot of problem but still they took a chance unfortunately their visa is not approved, but they used their AP and returned back. If u r looking for a motel in nogales(US side) I recommend Bestwestern Siesta Motel owned by desi(Manu) phone# 5202874671, 5202230299(mobile). he will help u in getting DD charges 40 to 50 bucks. He is not an agent or broker, helping our fellow Indian just give him a call and he will tell u how to proceed.