My expericence attending the H1B Visa interview at US Embassy, London.
Once I am done with all security checks, they have issued me a token. When my turn came, I was asked to give my DS156, DS157, I797B(Original), My Appointment Letter for the Interview, MRV Fee Receipt. I also gave him the letter from my Employer in US to the Visa Officer requesting them to grant me a VISA and other documents like, my visa petition application, Client letter and LCA, however he returned me every thing.
When I was called for the interview at another counter:
VO: How are you
Me: I am good, thank you, how are you doing
VO: No reply
VO: How long you are here in UK
VO: Who is your employer in USA
VO: Where are they located
Me: XXX, State
......2 mins he typed some thing in his system.
VO: What would be your role in the project
VO: What is your highest level of qualification
VO: Where did you do your masters degree...in UK?
Me: I have done my Masters in India....xyz university
......again he have typed some thing in his system for 2 mins and said that since he is unable to evaluate my educational documents here in London he is redirecting me to my Home Country (INDIA) Embassy.
He then gave me a 221(G) White Letter, where, he striked off all the options from top to bottom and said that you have all your required docs, however since we at London are unable to evaluate them, we are redirecting you to your Home Country (INDIA) embassy, just carry this document with you and carry all other documents and get a new DS156, DS157 and pay the fee again and go for an interview.
And he have written the Ref No on the 221(g).
All gurus, please let me know the chances of getting a visa if I go for an interview in Chennai, India with above constraints. I am an IT guy with 5 yrs real time experience, however i am not working at this time.
Thank you every one in advance for your valuable suggestions.
Have a nice day.