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fresh h1b 221g     09/19/2019 10:11 AM

Hi, I have attended stamping interview on Sep5th at Chennai consulate .VO asked basic questions like
End client name, Client location, Salary, End client letter, Highest
Quailification. He did not ask for verifying any of documents like i797 , LCA etc. Also I have never been to US and this is my first stamping.

I did not carry end client letter as my employer suggested it's not mandatory.

VO gave blue slip asking for end client letter and to mail the documents to mail Id mentioned id
Mentioned in blue slip.
The last words he said was your Visa is denied under 221g and returned my passports.
My question is 221g is refusal right why did he mention it as denial. Am very much worried on that.

My employer has submitted the documents on Sep9th and received an acknowledgement. Still now my case is under AP. If anyone here with same experience please let me know when will I get mail to submit my passports.

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h1NewDelhi     09/19/2019 04:46 AM


Thanks to immihelp portal, i had gone through some positive experiences here and those were very beneficial. I wish all of you, get success with your ongoing processes. I would like to share my positive experience at New Delhi Consulate for H1 B stamping (first time).

 Biometrics - 09/11/2019
Case Created - 09/12/2019
Visa interview - 09/16/2019
Case Updated - 09/16/2019 --> Administrative Processing
Case Updated - 09/17/2019 --> Issued (3 PM)
Ready for Pick up - 09/18/2019 --> Got a notification mail

VO was a very kind and sweet lady. She asked me following questions:

Handed over my passport with a smile by wishing her "Good Morning"

What is the purpose of your visit?
Is it End Client or Employer?
Employer's work location in US?
Employer's line of business?
Salary Offered?
What is my role/designation?
What is the project/job duties?
Have you been to other work locations outside india?
How long you have been working with your employer?
Asked for the LCA and form I-129.

She checked LCA and form-129 also the supporting letter from my employer and typed something for 20-30 seconds.

Final Question: Do you know your work rights in US?

and then the final words : Congrats! Your visa is approved!!

Few Suggestions:

1. Please be there at US embassy 30-45 minutes prior to your appointment, there will be a little long queue outside the embassy's main gate and they will take the admits in 45 mins slot (If your appointment time is at 09:00 AM, you can join the queue outside the main gate from 08:15 onwards.
2. Please present yourself well, these are general questions more or less the same with every H1b Case (especially for first time H1b, may be different for any extension or f1 to h1), please asnwer them to the point and nothing more than that. If asked for the employer's business or your job duties, you can elaborate it to 2-3 lines with some good and normal technical words about the work you are going to do.
3. They will have all the information regarding your case in their system and it will be just a normal conversation if your documents are good. Just be confident and answer all the questions with a smiling happy face. They listen patiently :)
4. Read all the supporting letters from you employer/client, your role and job duties will also be there, prepare an answer of 2-3 lines using the same documents.
5. Please do not panic if somebody's visa is getting rejected, every case is different, for H1b i believe some backend work has already been completed and that is why we recieved the approval in our cases.

I wish good luck to all of you!!

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h1bissue     09/18/2019 15:13 PM

I attend my visa interview In August then I received 221g asking to apply for new h1b and submit renewed i797 along my passport. I submitted my passport along with copy of i797 last Thursday. Case date got updated on Monday. After that no change. Did anyone place the similar issue or can someone please tell me when I can expect some response from the consulate

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reddog     09/18/2019 13:18 PM

I have attended for my first time H1B (f1 to h1b) stamping interview in Ottawa, Canada us consulate office on last Wednesday. Interview was very simple, and officer said my visa is approved and I can pick up my passport in less than a week. It’s almost 6 business days since I have attended the interview, still did not get any notification regrading my passport pick up.
Little worried, any idea how long is the wait?

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[email protected]     09/17/2019 05:47 AM


I have my visa biometrics on Sep 27th and appointment on 30th Sep 2019 respectively

I have mentioned all the details in the DS-160 form correctly

But i have made a mistake in the profile created i have interchanged my first and last name in my profile

I made the same mistake for my spouse and child's name.

Is there any way to correct the name in the Visa appointment form before Visa interview.

Any inputs will be appreciated.

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ksguda     09/17/2019 05:05 AM


Following are my events for DropBox in Hyd:

Sept 9: Submitted my documents
Sept 10: Case Status changed to Application Received
Sept 11: Requested for Photos
Sept 13: Submitted my photos
Sept 16: Case Status remains as Application Received; Case updated changed to Sept 16
Sept 17: Case Status still remains as Application Received

I called them to ask if there is something that they need and I haven't heard anything different

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[email protected]     09/17/2019 04:19 AM

 DV Case 2010 Jan.

Left USA to India 2010 Feb.

Applied for H1b Transfer Oct 2018.
got RFE and the approved in Dec 2018.


Bio-metric : Feb 3rd 2019.
VISA Interview : Feb 4th 2019. : Got 221 G form and passports hand it over back.
Feb 11th :Got a letter go for medical check.
Feb12th: attended medical checkup @ appollo,Chennai
July 25th : Got a letter asking to submit passports @ VFS and case changed to admin processing 26th july after submitting passports.
And then changed the case dates multiple times.
Sep 5th : Got a letter asking to submit flight i ternary along with tickets.
Sep 10th: Submitted the flight tickets @ VFS chennai.
Sep 11th : Case status date Changed again Admin processing
Sep 13th : Case status date changed and again admin processing
Sep 16th Morning: Case status changed to Issued.
Sep 17th Morning 11 Am go the passports with stamping through blue dart .

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SKY3003     09/16/2019 13:29 PM

I have been following this page from past 3-4 months, THANK YOU ALL for sharing your experience!

Here is our positive experience in Mumbai consulate, we had Interview on 12th Sep at 9am at Mumbai Consulate we reached consulate 45 mins ahead it was long queue outside consulate since we had kid with us Security let us in without waiting in queue.

 VISAs were approved, VO asked 5 basic questions.

1. Petitioner name?
2. Fresh H1B or Extension?
3. Client Name?
4. Are you going to work from Client location?
5. What is your Salary?
6. What is your Role?

tracking status

11th Sep : Case Created
12th Sep : Administrative Processing
13th Sep : Issued

staff was very supportive, also had very good experience with public parking which is right behind consulate.

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Rahul_Gupta     09/16/2019 09:12 AM

Hi All,

I had my interview on September 12th, i had opted for premium delivery of passport to my home address, can someone tell me if we get an email / sms notification that the passport is out for delivery ? Is there a tracking number provided of the courier company ?

Thanks in advance

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jimjack     09/15/2019 22:31 PM

Hi all,

I had my interview on Sept 11th. The VO asked me very basic things, answered all the questions promptly but VO handed me over a 221g white slip and retained my passport. Below are the questions the VO asked

1. Petitioner name
2. Client name
3. Expiry date on your most recent i797
4. How long have you been working for this client?
5. Highest level of education


Last updated day: Sep 11th
Status: Adminstrative processing

Lady updated day : Sep 13th
Status: Administrative processing

This is my first H1B stamping, is handing over 221g very common in recent days? I have my return flight on Sept 21st, could somebody please suggest if I should move my ticket?

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