I had interview on 15th at 7.30am. Me and my wife reached at 6.45. after checking passport, DS-160, appointment letter and frisking, we were allowed inside by 7.15. In the front room, they verified I-129S (3 copies), I-797 (3 copies), Demand Draft and sent us to the interview hall. Around 8.15, we were called for interview.
VO: Good morning, How are you?
Me: Good morning, I am good.
VO: Can I have your documents?
Me: (Gave the documents)
VO: Why do you go to US?
Me: (Explained about the product and the project I am working on, in 2 lines. Explained about the roadmap of that project and said I am having unique special knowledge required to work on that). My total answer was around 15-20 seconds. And even before I completed my answer, she started looking at my I-129S and I-797 forms and typed something in computer.
VO: (to my wife) where are you working? what is your qualification?
My wife: (Replied in one line for that)
VO: I approve you visa. Have a good trip. (Returned two sets of I-129S and I-797 and asked to return one to HR and to stamping officer)
Me: Thank you.
The total process was just around 60 seconds. It looked like a formality. I was prepared for ~30 questions and she didn't ask anything else.
We paid 600 rupees for the delivery of 2 passports and left.
My two cents:
* I wore jeans, casual shirt without tucking-in. Blazer isn't going to help you in any way.
* You need not keep smiling; You need not worry about body language.
* They have definitely done pre-processing your case. Interview is just a final step. A strong case wouldn't be affected much by an interview.
* You should possess advanced special knowledge, proprietary to your company and sometimes to your team.
* In your team, specifically you should possess all the required special knowledge.
* The knowledge should not be common in the industry.
* The knowledge should not be something that can be easily taught to some new hire in US.
* The knowledge should be better than industry standards.
* The future project you are going to work on must require this special skill and the business need of that project has to be justified.
* If you are convinced, you will be granted visa.
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