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B1 VISA Interview Experience - KOLKATA 18-01-19
I applied for Kolkata Location because it is my hometown and my passport has been issued from here.

Preparation
I prepared well with all the possible questions a typical B1 interviewer could ask. This site was a huge help in accumulating the possible questions and common mistakes. Also I collected the questionnaire from the other employees who appeared in B1 previously and prepared religiously.
Tip #1. GET YOUR ANSWERS PREPARED. This will hinder your possibilities of fumbling and increase your chances of delivering correct answers.

D-Day Experince
Kolkata US Consulate is relatively less crowded(At least less crowded compared to Hyderabad as I have been there once with one of my colleagues). Be at least 30 mins prior to your interview slot. Queues are managed properly. Once you enter to the consulate you will see a small room with multiple windows. There is a reference window. Next to that is a Biometric window(we know that you already did that the other day, but you still need to go to that window). 4 other windows are there for interview including 1 for the differently able people. You may chose any of them according to your turn and complete your interview.

Questions
1. Why are you going to US?
2. Can you brief about your project that you are going to do?(This question was asked because I used a specific name of the project, VO may wanted to clarify more about that)
3. Which company do you work for?
4. Why you only should go? Can it not be handled by someone else?
5. Do you have a detailed agenda for the meetings?
6. How long have you been working with your current organization?
7. Is anybody travelling with you?
8. What is your annual income?

...and finally "Thank you! Your VISA is approved"

Tip #2. Please get all your documents ready and aligned. Having correct documents keep your confidence high.
Tip #3. VISA Officer may ask your meeting agenda, be prepared with a document.
Tip #4. Exchange usual pleasantries when you meet VISA Officer.
Tip #5. Read Tip #1. once again.

Good Luck...!

    

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