First of all, thanks to Immihelp for really helping in getting prepared for the process.
I had my interview on 2nd. Went in early, surprisingly the queue outside was very small. Reached almost 30-40 minutes before. Went through security quickly as I was not carrying the mobile, so no need to deposit it as it wastes lot of time. However, inside the queue was large.
Inside a guy would be there. He will see that you have L1 Blanket, he will separate 3 copies of I-129s and I797 is bundled with passport. He would ask you to write your name and passport no. on the back side of the draft. Visa fees keep changing, so please check before going for appointment whether the visa rate is valid or not on http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/
I carried the cash difference, just in case card is not accepted or some issue with card and avoid all such noises. Paid it, got the receipt. Other formalities done and waited in the queue for visa interview.
I just relaxed and took some deep breath. The key is to keep calm and do not worry about the outcome. I had my mind set up that in worst case what could happen is that the visa would be rejected. This is not the end of the world and I will take it in my stride. Remain calm and confident. Again I am laying emphasis, please keep your calm and be confident. One of the guys got his stamped even though he was stuttering in giving answers. Do a mock before, and highlight the questions where you get stuck and then practice them again.
I dressed in formals. Nothing overboard, no tie and no coat. I am not comfortable with a tie and the
Chennai weather, you will really sweat, so wear what is comfortable.
The VO was male, in mid-30 or late.
VO did not greet me, so I said Good Morning, How are you? This is standard courtesy and then he greeted back.
So here are the questions, pretty standard, nothing out of the box.
VO: You are working for XXXX?
Me: Yes sir.
VO: How long you have been working with XXXX?
Me: Gave the duration
VO: What is your designation?
Me: Working as BBBBB
VO: What is your annual salary in US?
Me: YYYY per annum
VO: Are you going to client location?
VO: Who is your client?
Me: ZZZZZ Client
VO: What is your specialization?
Me: WWWWW Specialization
VO: What WWWWW? <<He asked about the specialization in detail>>
Me: Mentioned WWWWW in detail. Told him about my product experience & specialized knowledge about it.
VO: For how long you want to go to US
Me: CCC years.
VO: Are you married?
VO: Do you have children?
VO: How many?
VO: Are they travelling with you?
Me: No, not with me right now…but later on – I mentioned in DS-160 that I will be travelling alone
VO: What will be your role at client location?
And then those golden words, Sir your visa is approved, please give 1 copy to your HR and one copy to immigration officer when you go to US. I tried to maintain an eye contact with him, especially when he was asking about the specialized skills question, as that is a make or break question.
Thanked the guy twice out of excitement.