Vidya Sandeep- () • 09/17/2012 04:04 AM
I have been following this site for quite sometime and has been very helpful in preparation for the interview. Here is my experience.
I had my VISA appointment in Chennai Consulate at 7:45AM. Reached consulate by 7AM and was waiting till 7:15AM.
I was asked to provide Passport, Interview confirmation letter. A token was provided (VFS copy and Customer copy.) N39 was my number. After security check (I just got the documents in a file, so checking was simple), I was asked to wait in the lobby for my turn. I went to the counter number displayed in the screen and since my photo was not recent, I was given a slip and asked to take a photo inside the VFS. (Paid Rs.100)
I had to wait for 15 min as the Photographer had not yet come. I took the photo and waited again for my turn, the officer asked for my passport, new photo, I-797 documents, H1B petition document (I had copy only). All the documents were bundled and I was asked to give my finger prints at a separate counter.
After finger print I was asked to go to the next building for my interview. Waited for my turn and got nervous when I saw my number flashed along with the counter no.
VO: Hello mam, How are you today?
Me: I am doing good, How are you?
VO: I am doing great, Thank you.
VO: So you had visited US earlier? In B1 VISA? How long did you stay?
Me: Yes mam, I stayed for 6 months but the VISA was B1 in Lieu of H (authorized to work).
VO: Oh alright, I understand.
VO: Which company are you working for?
Me: I am working for *****, we are the largest *****. We work in **** S/w.
VO: What is the **** S/W
Me: I answered explaining what the software is, she seemed to be convinced.
VO: How long are you working with the current company?
Me: 5 years (She started typing in the system).
VO: I am approving your VISA mam, Please read this (a small white) pamphlet. Thank you, have a nice trip to the US. (returned all documents except passport)
Me: Thank you Mam.
For H1B, if the documentation is strong and answers are confident enough, you will be able to get the approval without any issues.