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Siddu- ()     11/07/2012 07:03 AM
 


Hi Friends,

Thanks for sharing the experiance. Let me add up my exp also here so that some can refer.

Day 1 : Biometric

1. If you have interview somewhere like 09/10/11 in morning, please plan accordingly so that you reach on time. I had interview at 10 and I had left from Powai at 8.45 only but still since the traffic was worst reached the venue at 10.

2. Ensure you get down to OFC building for Biometric and not to Trident Building where Visa Interview takes place. Me including many other gone to Trident Building. If you reach late, and if u go to wrong building , this may add up your tesions

3. Rest is just a procedure inside the OFC, there will be initially security check to check if you have any objects which was not be carried, then you will be provided a token which will have number and they will ask to wait for your turn. It is a speedy process unlike Visa Interview. In your tuen, you will provide them your DS 160 Confirmation First page, Appointment letter and passport. They will take your photograph, finger prints and seal the DS 160 Doc and attach a sticket with a barcode to your Passport. You will need to bring these to ViSA interview.

4. Before you leave, one guy will ask you if you want courrier services. You can take the form ( free ) so that you can fill it and bring during the visa interview

Day 2 : Visa

This is a very strenous procedure, really tests your patience :). I had interview at 7.45 and I had reached there at 6.30 only but the time I came out it was 11.00 !! well, strain apart, end result will be sweet. Though most of the below steps will be anyhow told there, I will just mention for your referance.

1. Initially you will asked to stand in Q where huge crowd will be there. Ensure you were standing in rite Q. There will be immigrant and non immigrant Q separately. You need to be in Non Immigrant Q. In Key the Visa representatives will check your Appoitment letter, passport and first page Petition. They wil ask you to fold it and hold, rest documents you can have in your file.

2. As first Q progresses, you will be asked to ensure you dont have any Mobile, Remote Car keys, pen drive bla bla..then once u get in you will be checked thourougly by securiy.

3. You will be asked to Sit on chairs for some time and then they will allow inside. Inside, first thing you will have to do is get your biometric verified. After that, they will attach a token number to passport and you will wait for your turn. The time to wait on chairs outside and waiting inside for your turn is where maximum time is consumed

4. When you turn comes, they will ask only Passport, Petition doc. If requiired they may ask more.

Questions asked:

a. Who is your client ?
b. What do they ( client ) do ?
c. What is your salary

and finally " You Visa is approved, Have a Good day " ..wooow. Thats it.

Then head to Courier and hand over the form which you collected during Bilometric, pay 300 bucks and head back home happily.

All the best guys,

Cheers,
Siddu

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Sri- ()     11/07/2012 04:16 AM
 


My husband and our Visa(h1 and H4 ) is approved. But the Officer dint take the LCA.She jus took the Passport and DS160. Will it create problem in receivung the visa. Kindly give inputs.Should we give our LCA also. She dint ask for it. We are confused

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Sri- ()     11/07/2012 04:09 AM
 


We had the interview today.By husband is the primary applicant and myself and Kid(7months) are dependents.
Question for my Husband.

1)Why are you going to US?
answered
2)Who is your client?
answered
3)Who is your reporting manager?
answered
4)Which company is ur reporting manager working?
answered
5)what is your role ?
answered
6)how many reportees u have at offshore?
answered

She turned at me and asked

1)mam could you tell ur educational background?
she dint mind the answer at all. was jus a question to make ourselves occupied while she was typing in the computer
2)How old is your baby?
answered
3)how long u have been married?
answered

She told those golden words "Visa is approved"
Hurraaaayy!!!

looks like all questions was oly for name sake.She had already prepared to approve the visa.But we were tensed as my husband's L1 visa was rejected twice earlier.

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Umamaheswari- ()     11/07/2012 04:05 AM
 


Hi All,
Today we(myself,spouse,kid) had H1B PA date.
Everything went smooth.Below were the questions
VO: Please give your passports
Me: Wished him and gave him 3 passport.
VO:Who is your employer?
me: Answered
VO:What you will do there?
me: Answered roles and resposibilities.
VO:to my spouse,What are doing now?
Spouse:Resigned now but previously,a software engineer in xxx company.
VO:your visa approved.

Be confident and be Cool.

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Sri- ()     11/07/2012 03:59 AM
 


We had the interview today.By husband is the primary applicant and myself and Kid(7months) are dependents.
Question for my Husband.

1)Why are you going to US?
answered
2)Who is your client?
answered
3)Who is your reporting manager?
answered
4)Which company is ur reporting manager working?
answered
5)what is your role ?
answered
6)how many reportees u have at offshore?
answered

She turned at me and asked

1)mam could you tell ur educational background?
she dint mind the answer at all. was jus a question to make ourselves occupied while she was typing in the computer
2)How old is your baby?
answered
3)how long u have been married?
answered

She told those golden words "Visa is approved"
Hurraaaayy!!!

looks like all questions was oly for name sake.She had already prepared to approve the visa.But we were tensed as my husband's L1 visa was rejected twice earlier.

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Ram- ()     11/07/2012 03:48 AM
 


We booked the appointment time & date for both of us at same day. It was the US election results day. Reached consulate around 9:50AM and our appointment is at 10AM. went inside the consulate and finished the formalities like security check. First counters are for verify the passport and staple I-797A,fee receipt, appointment letter & DS-160 conformation page. We have to proceed next to a waiting area for our turn. We were told to keep it ready the LCA,I-129, employer letter & client letter, resume, pay stubs and project description. Since we are family we attended the interview together even though we have a seperate H1B's and appointments.

Me: Good morning How are you.
Vo: Good morning How are you doing.

Me: Are you following US election. ( As it was a US election results day ( Wednesday Morning Nov 7th))
Vo: Yes... Obama got reelected

Vo: Please provide the passport & I-797A. I will complete your interview first and take your wife H1B interview next.
Me: ok sounds good.

Vo: How long you are working for this compnany and what is your highest qualification.
Me: Masters degree and working in the same field.

Vo: what is your designation and job role and responsibilities
Me: explained and handed it over and he said he anyway does not understand the technical details.

Vo: Provide me your employer letter,LCA, I-129.
Me: given the docs.

Vo: How long on H1B and did anyone applied for immigrat visa (I-140)
Me: Yes and provided I-140 copy.

VO: Is your son a US citizen and only one child.
Me: Yes he is US citizen and have a daughter and she is at home with grand parents.

Vo said he is approving my visa and receive the passport in one week and said let us see if your wife qualify for H1B visa.

similar questions to my wife and approved the visa.

My suggestion is please take all the documents expecially I-129, LCA, Client letter and pay stubs. He is look each and every details but if your documentation is good you dont need to worry.

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H1b aspirant- ()     11/06/2012 23:42 PM
 


The following questions were asked:
Me: Good Morning Sir
VO: Good Morning, How are you
Me: Fine Sir
VO: Can I have passport
Me: Handed the passport

VO: Who is your current employer
Me: I am working in XXX semiconductors
VO: I797 please
Me: Handed
VO: How long you have been working with employer
Me: It got a new offer from XXX INC sir, will be joining after XXX.
VO: What is your pay
Me: It is XXk per annum
VO: Can I see rest of documents
Me: Handed the H1b bundle to him, He saw some documents, LCA I guess
VO: What will you do in US
Me: I will be working as XXX for XXX, san jose.
VO: What is your highest qualification
Me: I did my XXX.
VO: Do you have questions on white pamplet
Me: No, Thanks Sir
VO: We need additional information on your application, you will be called at another counter. Gave the Pink Slip

Another Counter:
Lady: Asked about brothers and sisters
Me: Told about my brother
lady: Did you have any US Visa
Me: yes and handed over the passport to her
Lady: your Height
Me: Noted the Height on scale
Lady: Done
Me: When will I get the passport
lady: Maximum delay will be 4 weeks.

They took passport.
No one asked for offer letter, concelor letter, Designation/Role/Responsibilities, employer details. Hence No way did I get a chance to speak more.

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Ravindran Gopinathan- ()     11/06/2012 09:35 AM
 


Thanks for sharing all the experiences.. It was very useful to go through them and understand what to expect with the new process. Below is my experience..

OFC on 5th Nov - Our appointment was at 10:30 AM. It is possible to get car parking within walkable distance. They allow mobiles inside (should be in switched off mode). We reached there by 9:30 and had to stand outside until 10:10 AM. They allowed people inside after that. Since we had a kid, we were allowed first inside. We got a token and there were multiple counters. Then people will be allowed in the order. Fingerprint itself takes only a few minutes. They ask your full name and DOB just for verification. That's it!

Visa appointment on 6th Nov - Our appointment was at 10:00AM. We reached there around 9:20AM. Only some 5 people were in the queue. Even if you take some things which are not allowed, you can drop them outside for a fee (not sure about the amount). Lot of people were using that. Security check went smooth. They give a token once we enter the building. Then we had to stand at two counters outside. At first one they ask for passport, DS160 and appointment confirmation. They made is a small bundle with a rubber band. They also asked for petition. In the second counter, they scan the appointment confirmation letter and ask to keep the finger prints. Then we headed to the other building. Everything is based on the same token number. We went inside and our token came up right away! There were other people sitting in the chairs though. Not sure how we got it so quick. We were in front of the VO. He asked which client are you working at XXX state. Answered. Asked how much I am being paid.. Answered. He looked at my kid and asked if she is an American citizen (she is). Then he said our visa is approved. It was so quick! Everything inside the consulate was complete within 20 to 25 minutes..

Thanks for sharing all your experiences.. Ours went very smooth and quick..

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Karthik- ()     11/06/2012 07:49 AM
 


Hi All,

First of all, Thanks to everyone who shared their Interview experience which was very useful for my preparation.

I had mine last week. Hardly took 20 seconds. VO asked 4 Questions and I gave 4 One word answers. Below are they.

Client?
Onsite Salary?
You have Reporting Persons there?
How many?

Visa Approved

All the very Best to everyone.

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suresh- ()     11/06/2012 06:17 AM
 


Hi Today, i have cleared H1B visa intervew along with family.
my interview was scheduled at 11:30 am nov 6th. But i reached the consulate by 10 am, there is no rash today, directly went inside after security check.

Interview finished within 5 mints, asked below questions:

Who is ur client ?
What is ur highest qualification ?

to my spouse:
Is your marriage love or arranged?

that's all no questions, VO said visa is approved.

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