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B1 Visa Approved on 24 Apr 2012 in Mumbai BKC
I am working as a Team Leader(System Analyst) in an Indian IT company. I was in 7:45 AM slot. I reached there at 7:30. I knew that mobile was not allowed so i kept that at home only while going. Then i went inside the consulate and after that they took the application barcode printout and pasted a sticker on passport. Then i went inside main hall where fingerprints were taken. Then i waited for by token number which was getting displayed on many TV screens.

While I was searching for my window number, i got 2-3 mins late since there are 12-14 windows and all tourists/students/B1/B2 are processed from those counters only. Then i came at my designated window. 2 guys were in front of me. Both were for B1 Visa only and they got rejected. Then came my turn. The Visa officer was a beautiful slim lady wearing a shawl since she was feeling cold due to Air conditioning.

VO means Visa Officer

VO: Your Passport please
ME: (I gave my passport from below the Glass) Good Morning
VO: Good Morning, Where were you I was looking out for u(looking at my token number from my passport she came to know i was a bit late and did not come when she called my number)
Me: (I gave no reply here, stood still)
VO: Which company u are working
ME:told her company name
VO: Are you going alone?
Me: Yes i will be going alone
VO: What is the duration of your visit
ME: 2 Weeks
VO: Why are you going there
ME: For Business Meetings with users.
VO: Who are the users?
ME: Users are those people who use our applications.
VO: I know what are users, tell me who are they?
ME: They are from Supply chain department
VO:After 2 weeks what will you do?
ME:After 2 weeks i will come back and train the offshore team so that they can support the client from here itself
VO:Your visa got approved. You will get your passport within 2 business days using courier
ME: Thanks, Have a great day.

One thing that helped me i think is the short duration of 2 weeks, since one of my senior colleagues in company had applied for 4 to 6 weeks in DS-160 form, but it got rejected. Know your DS-160 form well.

one issue i faced is that Visa officer looks at her monitor and says something, but we cant hear that sometimes since her mic is a bit away. So better to look at her lips when she says and say sorry could you please repeat the question if you are not able to hear the question.

Immihelp helped me a lot for clearing my interview as all questions were known to me before. All the best for your inverview.
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