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L1-B (Blanket) - Approved
This forum has been extremely helpful in preparing for my L1B interview in Chennai. Thanks to all who have shared their experiences. Here is mine.

I had been trying to get an appointment since Dec-2021, but couldn't get a slot for almost 1.5 months. Finally I was able to get a slot for 19th April. However I kept trying 1-2 times everyday to check for an earlier slot and was finally able to get one for 1st and 2nd March. I know slots usually open at random time, but for me it was between 11:00 - 11:30 AM both the times.

Our biometrics was scheduled for 1st March and it was pretty straightforward. We had booked an 8:00 Am slot and were done in 30 mins. You only need DS-160 confirmation, appointment confirmation and passport for biometrics appointment. Phones are allowed in switched off mode. For ladies, you will have to tie your hair before photograph. Luckily my wife was carrying a hairband.

We had booked 8:30 Am slot for consulate interview on 2nd March. There was a long queue outside embassy when we reached there at 8:15 Am. We were let inside after 20 mins and then was asked to provide 2 copies of I-129S, 2 copies (only first page) of I-797, Passport and DS-160 confirmation of primary applicant. They bundled these documents together and asked us to wait. After approx 45 mins we were sent inside main office where interviews are held. After few mins of waiting I was asked to pay $500 fee and then waited for few more minutes.

All this while I was pretty nervous with anticipation and tried to avoid hearing other interviews but its hard to do so. Finally our turn came and I was asked to stand before a counter as there was another interview going on for student visa (the candidate's visa was unfortunately rejected which made me even more nervous).

ME: Good morning officer
VO: Good morning, can you please slide your documents and passport
ME: Done
VO: Reviewed the documents for 1 min and opened the same on her screen
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: X years (Honestly I didn't expect that to be first question)
VO: So you are working with X company?
ME: Yes
VO: How Long?
ME: X years
VO: What is your designation?
ME: Answered
VO: Which Team?
ME: Answered (she didn't hear clearly and asked again)
VO: What is your role?
ME: Explained in 2-3 lines and also started explaining the systems that I work on (and specialize in)
VO: She stopped me in between and asked me to repeat the name of systems
ME: Answered
VO: Will you be working on these systems in US?
ME: Answered
VO: Have you developed these systems?
ME: Answered
VO: What is your US Salary?
ME: Answered
VO: After typing for a minute - I have approved your Visa and you will receive your passports in 1 week. Have a nice stay in US.
Me: Thank you office, have a good day ahead.

The interview lasted not more than 4-5 minutes and the overall process took around 2 hours. VO didn't ask anything from my wife.

Do let me know in case anyone has any questions, I will try my best to answer.
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