Sharing my L1B Blanket Visa experience. I took help from this forum to prepare for my Visa Interview. Unfortunately the visa was denied by saying "Not Clearly Approvable".
I prepared a lot for the interview, Guess i was not lucky that day.
Interview location - Chennai.
My Biometric round was on 27th Dec 2019 @10:30 AM, I reached the VAC office around 08:45 AM and they let me in and by 09:15 AM I was back at my room after completing the Biometic process.
30th Dec 2019 was my actual Visa Interview, My appointment was at 10:15 AM, Seems due to some "Technical Error" none of the candidates who had appointments starting from 09:15 AM waiting outside, They started letting people inside starting 10:30 AM who's appointment was 09:15 AM.
I was inside by 11:15 - 11:30 AM.
I guess before you enter the building the security will collect your phone etc as i saw a collection center, But i did not carry anything so i moved forward.
My passport was scanned and i was let inside the building.
Security check was completed withing 2 minutes.
The Staff was kind enough to assist me in arranging my documents for L1B Blanket.
3 sets of I29S, 3 sets I797, DD for Fraud Prevention and detection fees and DS-160 Confirmation page.
For folks confused with the "Fraud Prevention and detection fees", I prepared a DD for $505 due to the exchange rate was not stable, The actual fees is $500, So my DD was for 36,000 Rs INR. The DD i took was in INR and NOT USD.
After the documentation arrangement, I was asked to go to the next building.
The staff at the cash counter was asking me when did they let you in ? He collected my Passport and DD and provided me the Fee receipt for the "Fraud Prevention and detection fees"
I was asked to now stand in the queue for the Visa Interview.
I was not bothered about others rejections as every ones scenario is different, I did not want to discourage my self.
After 20 minutes the staff asked me to go to counter number XYZ.
A lady was being interviewed and she was given a rejection slip. Now i was asked to come next.
Time was around 12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
Below is the conversation between me and the VO:
Me: Good Afternoon Officer.
VO: Hi, Can i have your documents please ?
Handed over my Passport, I29S, I797 3 sets which were arranged.
VO: How long have been working for XYZ Company ?
ME: 2 Years and 11 Months.
VO – What is your Salary In US ?
Me – I answered it as XYZ USD and I mentioned “Apologies it is ABC USD”, (I mentioned my salary $2000 extra by mistake).
VO – What is your current salary ?
Me – It is XYZ INR Annual.
VO – What is your work location ?
Me – Irving Texas
VO – What will you do in the US ?
Me – I will be providing break fix and debugging support on XYZ, ABC products and (Was Stopped by the VO).
VO – Interrupted me and asked me, Did you develop the product ?
Me – I have not developed the product.
VO – Confirmed with me if you will be supporting the product ?
Me –Yes I will be supporting the product.
VO – Which all regions would be supporting ?
Me – Primarily North America customers.
VO – What is your designation in the US ?
Me – Support Engineer
VO – So your Job role is exactly the same as what you are currently performing here ?
Me – That is correct.
VO - Are you from a developer background ?
Me - No, I am not from a developer background ?
VO – Asked me again about the product I will be supporting ?
Me – Explained I will be debugging and providing break fix support on the products XYZ, ABC products developed by my company and sold to the customers.
VO - Nothing against you or the company you work for. He explained me something was not right about my L1B petition filed which I could not understand. This is how the L1B process is, Your visa is not approved. He provided me a Letter with the file number and section numbers which contains my reason for rejection. The letter is a generic rejection form.
I would like to know from others if you can judge what could have gone wrong here ?
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