This forum has been extremely useful while preparing for the interview as it covers all possible questions. Ensure to read as many experiences on site since there is a lot to learn and practice through these questions.
Read your documents at-least 10 times and practice the questions.
Wear smile and answer questions in simple English and confidently.
Keep calm, do not stress yourself. Give it your best shot so ensure to stay fresh and active.
My Bio-metric and visa interview was on the same day in Chennai at 8 and 10:45 resp.
Bio-metrics was 10 minutes work and was out by 8:10. You can carry your cellphones along as it would be easy to book cab and all.
Went back to the hotel to relax for a while before the interview.
Visa interview :
Do not go early since they do not allow before the scheduled time and it is tough to wait on the road. Reach only 15-20 minutes in advance.
Do not carry mobiles, people were struggling to keep in locker, carry documents in transparent folder and ensuring it is well organized.
I was with my wife and once we got in had to go through the security check.
In the next area, my wife was asked to sit and since I was the primary applicant, I was asked to sort your documents - 3 sets of I-129S, I-797, Demand draft (Write name and passport at the back) and appointment confirmation letter which was stamped at Bio-metrics.
There will be a person who checks your documents sequence, passport & DD, puts them in a rubber band and ask you move to next building on the right which the main interview building.
In the next queue, had to submit the DD in counter 14. Ensure to collect receipts and then move to 15 or 16 for bio-metric validation for all applicants.
Finally, it is the interview queue. Mostly you will be able to hear the other interviews but its better to stay relax and refresh your bullet points.
Below is the conversation which at-least went for 10-15 minutes.
VO - Can I have the passport and documents
Me - Gave the passport and set of documents in rubber-band.
VO - Who is your petitioner?
Me - Answered
VO - How long you have been working with current company?
Me - 9.5 Years
VO - Have you ever applied for L1 before?
VO - Who will be your client?
VO - Exact location location where you will be travelling?
VO - Expected salary in US?
VO - How many direct reportees in US?
Answered 5 as per Org Chart.
VO - At what level will be direct reportees?
Answered as per their designation
VO - What is their educational background?
All are university graduates, mostly Bachelors in technology
VO - Do they have direct reportees?
Answered as since our delivery works as onshore offshore model, they have team in India whom they handle and manage the work.
VO - How many people in total will you manage including offshore?
VO - Whom would you report to and his designation?
Answered - follow up question was on 2 level hierarchy
VO - What is the process to hire and fire people in your organization?
Explained the process.
To my wife - What is your highest level of education?
She took a long time typing something on the computer and then separates the set and says visa is approved. Big relief on hearing that. I would again reinforce be clear with what you say and should be inline with the documents submitted. Practice and having mock interviews is the key.
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