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Sinumosses     10/05/2019 01:39 AM

Hi. My H4 visa interview was on October 2, 2019 at Calgary, Canada. My husband is in USA, he received his i140 in August 2019. He do not has a stamped visa. So, for interview i carried all the required documents along with form i797. The first interviewer raised question for this and asked me to present primary applicants visa. Later fingerprinting was done and i moved to the last interviwer. She asked me that they are unable to trace the documents online. And asked me again and again that if my husband is still in US or not. Later she said that they do not see any problem in my case and just need the document verification from USCIS and have sent the email to the USCIS for the document verification. As soon they receive the response, they will proceed my case. She took the passport from me and handed me a form called administative processing, but i dont need to do anything like sending documents or anything. Finally she said that normally passports are received in 3-5 days.but for me it may take some more days.
Actually im in canada with my 6 month old baby. She is already due for her immunizations, that can be done once we reach US. At this moment im worried about the further process. I want to know if someone has faced similar situation? How many days USCIS takes to respond to US consulate.
Your suggestions and experiences are welcomed. Thanks in advance

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perfectlynormalbeast     10/05/2019 00:31 AM

My visa interview was yesterday morning (Fri, Oct 4) at the New Delhi consulate. The interview was short (only 2-3 minutes) and I only had to provide information about purpose of travel, employer, responsibilities, compensation, location, education and experience. Only had to provide my passport and I797B. The officer verbally approved my application and took my passport (no paper given to me) and told me it would be ready in about a week's time. However, my status on the CEAC website says Administrative Processing. Unsure if that one week timeline for visa stamping is accurate anymore...

Context: F1 (BS) + 3yrs OPT, 3x H1B lottery miss, 1yr working in Ireland, 2019 H1B petition approved

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raj5529     10/04/2019 20:59 PM

My attorney forgot to send the duplicate i129 to uscis for upload consular processing. How long it will take to update PIMS database. I have visa interview on october 9th Hyderabad consulate. Any one have similar situations no info at PIMS database.

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Anshammer     10/04/2019 04:56 AM

First of all, thank you for everyone sharing their experiences!

I had my H1B Extension Stamping at New Delhi at 10 in the morning.
The queue in the waiting area was long and I waited for an hour and a half to be finally called to the window.

The actual interview lasted 2 minutes and was very smooth.

VO asked passport and I797 and asked the following questions :

1. How long have you been working with the employer?
2. Who is your client?
3. How long have you been working with the client?
4. What is your salary?

Your visa is approved!

I was carrying all possible documents possible related to the petition, company papers, and client, but was not asked for any.
But it is always advisable to be carrying all possible documents.

Like many have said, for H1B extensions, if your petition papers and information provided are in order, the visa interview is just a conversation.
The same applies to Fresh H1Bs but they might need a few more details and you are good to go.

Good luck!

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ninja_developer     10/03/2019 23:25 PM

October 3rd attended Visa interview

Visa Officer asked a few basic questions about why I was going to the US? What kind of job? How did I find the job? What are the roles in my current job?

Then he mentioned something about SEVIS records needs to be corrected and said will take 2-3 business days and gave me 221g with the first box checked and passport retained with the consulate.
Anyone here faced the same situation? I will update my case as I hear more about my case.

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[email protected]     10/03/2019 15:39 PM

Hi all,
We (My and my family) are here in Ciudad Juarez, Chih. MX. We just finished attending our visa interview. The process was quite smooth except for the fact that the Visa Officer retained our original I-797s after telling us that our Visas are approved. Is this expected for MX consulates? I know Canadian consulates used to do this, but I don't remember if MX consulates followed the same process.
Do any of you have a similar or different experience?
Please let me know.

If they are not supposed to keep it, I can call them and see what is going on.
Thanks in advance.

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[email protected]     10/03/2019 02:14 AM

October 3rd I attend visa interview at Hyderabad consulate

VO : She took my passport and asked why my sevis is terminated
Me : my sevis necer got terminated
VO : she asked never
Me: i said I got H1b in 2018 at that time it is terminated

( Do anyone know my sevis get terminated I came to USA in 2014 August on f1 visa for 5 years till July 2019, I done with my masters I got my opt and opt extension mean while I got my H1b approved)

VO : what is high Yesh qualification
Me : I said in master in computer science
VO : which universe
Me : I replied
VO : who is your client
Me : I replied
VO : from how long you been working
Me : I replied
VO : what is your role
Me : I replied
VO : roles and responsibilities
Me: explained
VO : Client letter
Me : showed I have a email copy from client
VO : I’m giving administrative Process and took my passport

So anyone face this kind of issue may I know how long does it takes.

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psiva87     10/03/2019 00:15 AM

Attended h1b stamping at Chennai on 30 Sept.

Biometric - 29 Sep - Carry only Passport, DS160 confirmation & Appt confirmation. Cellphones are allowed but to be switched off. They are allowing 30 mins before your actual slot itself and it hardly takes 5-10 mins to complete it.

Interview - 30 Sep - Carry the same documents + Client letter + Petition original and supporting docs. Cellphones/electronic items are not allowed inside, but can be kept safe at police booth outside consulate. Optional - Carry passport size photo in white background if possible, otherwise sometime it may take time in photo counter.

VO: Hi
Me: Hi, Good Morning!
VO: Give your passport
Me: Given.
VO: your employer?
Me: XXX.
VO: who's is your client?
VO: Client location?
Me: YYY.
VO: US Salary?
Me: $PA as per petition.
VO: your qualification?
Me: Bachelor of Engineering.
VO: what about dependents?
Me: Answered

VO: your visa is approved and gave know your rights pamphlet.

My kind suggestion is be confident, answer audible through mic and maintain eye contact as much as possible.

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vijaykumar.yes     10/02/2019 16:16 PM


A small advice to all, If you Don't have Client Letter or Mail from HR saying that Company does not provide Client letter, please DON'T GO for H1 stamping any country unless its really critical
I know this might heart some people, but its fact don't spoil your career


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cherak     10/02/2019 11:08 AM


I have a wet reckless misdemeanor. I am going to India in November and am eligible for dropbox. Looking a the forum experiences, looks like I will need interview for sure.

Is there a way I can take the interview option ? Drop Box became mandatory now, but has anyone tried taking interview in spite ?

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