First of all, I would like to thank other members for posting their experiences. They help alot to the future applicants.
I've been logging here more than FB recently.
Tue, 23 Apr'13
I finshed in 15 mins, the DS 160 confirmation check, usual fingerprinting process.
Also, I guess you have to collect the 'get your passport courier-ed' form there only.
Fri, 26 Apr'13
This was my first time in chennai and yes it is very humid, a handkercheif is must. My apt was at 11, I reached the gates at 9:45 and was able to get in by 10:35 or so.
You will get a sticker pasted on your passport which will have to token number.
Document Verification counter
Keep you I129, I 179s and passport seprate and ready, it will be bundled together by a rubber band.
Next is the fingerprint checking counter and then you proceed for the interview
Visa fees counter
Pay the Visa fees and then wait for your turn to come.
The ordeal starts here, I had prepared like a gazillion times in front of the mirror but when I saw the crowd and counter, it just felt like BUTTERFLIES in stomach. I tried to relax and tried remembering my answers, waiting for token number to flash.
The token were appearing in order but my token was skipped and the number after me started flashing, more butterflies. I went and spoke to a executive and he told me that these numbers are not necesscarily in order.
Finally, after an agonising wait of 15 mins my token flashed and I went and stood in the line in front of counter.
I was slightly hear able to hear about what was happening at the counter and I heard sorry and stuff, extra butterflies.
By this time, I was hopelessly nervous but I still tried to maintain my calm, VO signalled me to came in front and
VO: Good Morning, How are you?
Me: Good Morning Sir, I am doing well, thank you.
VO: So you work for XXXX?
VO: So I see you are going to XXXXX?
Me : Yes
VO: So, What are you going to do there exactly?
Me: I design tech solution for XXXX, in that I basically take care of an internal tool, which does this and that......
VO: (Interrupting me) You are giving me memorised answers.
Just tell me, what you are going to do in your own words and he smiled at me.
Me: Started repeating the same thing, slowly.
VO: Okay, Dont worry relax. and he started stamping on my forms (That was my YAY moment)
I am issuing you the visa, have a great trip to the US.
Me: Thank you!!
I felt that the visa was kind of pre approved and you just have to give your answers honestly and properly.
The VO's are really nice people and are not there to reject the visa's
I hope this helps,
Sorry for the typos, I wish you all the best!