Thanks a ton for immihelp and all,who had shared their experiences.This forum is really helpful and provided a lot of info for pre,post and the actual activities for the H1 interview.Now its my turn to share my experience
consulate interview happened on 7th NOV @8:00 am,since I got struck up with other activities,I am writing my experience now
I attended OFC appointment on 6th NOV @8:30 am
As you know @ VFS,finger prints and photos will be taken and it went smooth
Finally on the big day,I came 30 mins early to the consulate.Seeing the big queue and crowd there,got a bit tensed and thought I would have come earlier,but thats ok since there are many people whose appnts are later than mine and they were asked to form a different queue
I almost waited around 45 mins in the queue and was nervous,besides trying to be confident to face the real show
Finally entered into the building with the DS160,appointment verification,had security checking done and moved to an other building inside,where the passport have been scanned and was given a token.
I gave my passport and was asked to wait in the lobby,where actual interviews were being conducted
Here in this lobby,I could see the VOs conducting interviews,most of the officers were busy interviewing except one person who was having a good physique working on his computer and just felt like,he may be a tough person to deal with,posing more questions,hoping will not get a chance to get there.I could see lady VOs posing questions to the candidates.I thought its better to get to a lady VO,since they may pose less number of questions(this is baseless and may be wrong also)
I got my passport now and was asked to present myself in the finger prints counter.I have provided my finger prints and photograph.I was given passport now and just thought I will be asked to wait in the lobby,but I was asked to report directly to the VO and the person is the same VO whom I have described earlier.I was tensed,but whatever may be the outcome,I want to face the situation.Unlike earlier,this time he is interviewing a lady and approved her visa.OK,its my turn now...come on.I was waiting for his word to step forward.He said "Next" and I moved to the counter
Me:Good Morning officer
VO:give me your passport
Me:sure(took my pp from the doc folder and handed over to VO)
VO:ok,what is your company?
VO:From how many months are you working with this company
Me:its a new oppurtunity
VO:Where will you be working
Me:I will be working at Employers location for an inhouse project
VO:what do you do there?
Me:answered(about my designation)
VO:What is the name of the project?
Me:answered(I spelled it as the VO didnt understand properly)
VO:What is the project about?
VO:Do you have any project description?
Me:Yes,I do have and (handedover the same to VO,he checked it within few seconds and returned back)
VO:What is your salary?
VO:Where are you going to stay?
Me:answered(told the city and state)
VO:I am approving your visa ,have a nice stay in US and handed over the rights in US pamphlet
Me:Thank you very much sir and left from there
I checked with other Indian officers about the passport collection
I am still in a dilema whether I have did alrite or do I have any pending tasks like submitting or receving documents...and was memorizing everything for this and found to be ok
My suggestion is to just be confident,try to give your best and carry the appropriate documentation based on your case.
Hope for the best,prepare for the worse
Below are the list of documents carried by me
Letter to the consulate
DS 160 confirmation
Last 3 years Tax documents
Current company offer,hike letters
Previous company offer,experience and relieving letters
last 3 months payslips
6 months bank statements
Passports old and new
After that,I was checking the visa status on that day and for next two days(weekend Sat,Sunday) it was administrative processing and it changed on the next business day
All the best for your interviews