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Priyanka Jadhav     12/08/2015 01:12 AM

My H-1B Visa was approved with an incorrect salary which is 5K more than my current salary. Is amendment required?

Also is it safe to travel with this approved(with incorrect salary) document? Will it cause any issue for stamping or at the port of entry?

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arun567     12/07/2015 21:35 PM


I attended the interview in Chennai on 2nd Dec 2015 and was told my visa was approved and i could collect it from my preferred location in 2-4 business days.

I have got nothing yet and the status shows my passport is 'Your passport is still with the US Embassy/Consulate' and in the CEAC site it shows that it is under 'admin processing'

Does this mean its been flagged or is this something to do with the floods/consulate being shut down?

Has anybody got a successful experience to share for the past week?

I urgently need to return to the US on 10th - this is a nightmare really - appreciate your help!

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suryalodhi     12/07/2015 16:10 PM

I have my H1B Pa scheduled for next week & going for first time so will need fingerprints, but my left hand's little finger not in real shape though it may produce print but not exactly round shape and size.
Kindly advice what should I do in this case to save my Visa, should I take some kind of Doctor certificate for the same ???

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nsingha     12/07/2015 13:12 PM

DISCLAIMER: Please read below details if you want MORE of NON-H1B experiences and LESS of H1B interview experience.

30-NOV :
Rain had already started in Chennai but no one knew the disaster was yet to come. Landed at Chennai airport at 21:30 at night with wife and two sons (aged 1 and 8). IT WAS RAINING.

WHERE IS TAXI? There was no taxi at airport. Government pre-paid said no taxis available. Other authorised taxis within airport (before exit) said no taxis for next 1 hour. What a bad luck.

OUTSIDE AIRPORT: Other private taxis started negotiating with me for 4 times the prices. Somehow managed to negotiate with a taxi with double the price and shared taxi with other passenger.

CITY CONDITION: Only after coming to main road I realised how big mess it was with water logging and traffic jam. Somehow reached my place at 23:00 hrs crossing Saidapet bridge (Adyar River flows under it).

01-DEC: (DAY TIME - it was raining all the day)
FOR BIOMETRIC: Hmmm... the horrible day of rain. Somehow managed to get a taxi. No taxis were available. After request got a vehicle which the Owner of a big taxi company himself drove to help us. He was gentle and helpful person. There was deep water every where in Chennai. Somehow reached the place for biometric, finished it and safely returned.

Reached the consulate in time. There was a small queue outside Consulate. Fortunately it was not raining. Not even a single drop. As I was with kids I was moved ahead by the securities. (I did not have to request). After all the checking I finally reached the area where there were counters for interview. All candidates were standing in a queue to wait for their turn. I moved to the end of the queue. A candidate told us to move the front of the queue as we were with small children. We moved to the front of the queue and immediately were called for interview at a counter.


VO (a lady): (TO MY SON) How did you come here, by swimming?
VO: By boat?
VO: by car?
SON: Yes
VO: Who is he?
SON: My father
VO: Who is she
SON: My mother.
VO: Who is that little baby?
SON: My younger brother.

Question to me.
VO: Who is your end client?
ME: Answered
VO: What is your highest qualification?
ME: Answered
VO: How much is your salary per annum?
ME: Answered
VO: Do you have i797?
ME: Gave
VO: How long have you been working with your employer?
ME: New employment
She took some time to read details in computer and after sometime
VO: Now let us start the H1B interview. Here is the most difficult question. When is your anniversary?
ME: Answered
VO: Looked at my wife and asked is it correct?
My Wife: Yes
She again took some time to read details in computer and after sometime...
VO: I am approving your visa and returned i797 and a booklet.
"Thank You" and "BYE" were exchanged.

Yes, All of us were smiling during the interview and VO's relaxed mood gave me the confidence.

I checked for courier service to home for passport delivery and the service was not there.

Overall consulate IN-2-OUT was done in less than 30 minutes.

CHENNAI FLOOD: Got the news of severe flooding in Chennai. Adyar river was flowing over the Saidapet bridge. My flight got cancelled/re-scheduled 3 times. For safety of my family I stayed back in Chennai for 4 more days.

MY CASE: I have 14 years of IT experience. Not in Job for 14 months. Currently have a valid US B1/B2 visa. Have visited these countries (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Indonesia, Uruguay) multiple times in last 5 years in business visa. No past history of visa denial to any countries. Earlier visited USA in 2000 and 2001 in business. All these details were filled in DS160.

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ch_mahikanth     12/07/2015 10:59 AM


Here's my Interview Experience

Who do you work for
Who is your End Client
Does your LCA says the same Client location
What is your annual income
What is your highest qualification

VISA Approved :-)

All the Best

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knpchicago     12/07/2015 03:36 AM

Hi All,
Iam working in US from last 5+ years. I came to visit India. I have a status change from L1 to H1B 4 years back and had to got for a stamping. I have attended the visa interview on Dec 3rd at 9.00 AM and VO Confirmed that passport is approved. Iam now waiting for passport but the status is still shown as passport still with embassy/US Consulate.

Appreciate any replies from anyone who attended the H1B/F1 visa interviews that day.


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PK_20Nov_H1_Chennai     12/07/2015 01:28 AM

Hi All,

My experience:

I have given interview on 20th Nov. VO asked simple questions. he asked me location of my client as I am going to work for EC model. I told ABC city . He told me , there is no office in ABC city. He searched for INC site for my client so he got confused instead of LLC of my client. He told me to wait for some time. I will call you, Again I got call for new counter, An Indian lady asked me basic questions and took my I797,LCA,I129,Project description, Employer and Client agreement,Client offer letter and also Passport.

Got call for same counter. Vo told me that sorry for waiting . He has given 221 g green form and marked AP and told that Your visa will take time.

I wished VO sir happy weekend and left the counter.

Now Status:
Administrative Processing
Application ID or Case Number:
Case Creation Date: 19-Nov-2015
Status Updated Date: 20-Nov-2015

Your visa case is currently undergoing necessary administrative processing. This processing can take several weeks. Please follow any instructions provided by the Consular Officer at the time of your interview. If further information is needed, you will be contacted. If your visa application is approved, it will be processed and mailed/available within two business days.

As My interview was on 20 so it was last updated on 20.

for passport:
I checked with my passport number and i got message that My Passport is with us embassy.

On 30th Nov ,

Status Updated Date is updated to 30th Nov.
Still status is AP.
same for passprt
for passport:
I checked with my passport number and i got message that My Passport is with us embassy.

On 6th Dec,2015

Status Updated Date isstill 30th Nov.
Still status is AP.
but for passport,I am getting different message

Message is coming like this

Passport Status :
There is no status update available for the passport number submitted

Please let me know is it good sign or bad sign.
How much time will they take for updating me as I know there is no time limit for 221g?
If i want to take passport, How to take passport?

Please guys. I am waiting for your reply.


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Ahsan76     12/07/2015 00:58 AM

I would like to share my H4 visa case experience via Drop Box,

Embassay: Islamabad US.

Drop Box documents sent to embassay on 2nd Dec by Amex.
Case created on 3rd December ... Status was Ready.
Case update : Admin Processing. on 4th December.
5th and 6th week end holidays.
7th Dec : Case status : ISSUED :)


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satman     12/07/2015 00:16 AM


Anyone who had their H1B approved on Nov 29/Nov 30 or around these dates in Chennai, have you got your passport? It is still showing administrative processing. There heavy rains, wondering whether it is causing any delay?

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sanjeet9211     12/06/2015 04:03 AM

Hi All,

H1B Visa Interview is scheduled @ Delhi consulate. Having below query please respond:

Visited Malaysia in 2009 with "visa on arrival" which was sponsered by my company for meeting client abut project requirement discussion.

But on the stamped page it is mentioned that "not permitted to engage in any employment or professional occupation in Malaysia"

My doubt is what should i tell VO if asked about my Malaysian trip ?


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