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Payment of Visa Fees in the CGI federal

Is it possible to make the payment now and wait for USCIS to open for the interview?
If anyone recently made the payment in CGI federal portal and got the receipt number?

Thank You.
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WhatsApp group 2

The first group got full. Please join the above.
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Experience and resolution
Dropbox : March 11th
Refused: CEAC March 13th
Passport collected with 221 G Interview: March 17th

We are currently discussing when the embassy will open and have gotten together to obtain a lot of information from the web. We have also tweeted to US Embassy of India which everyone must retweet at:

Please retweet:

You can also join our whatsapp group where these discussions are going on:


Currently it seems May 4th is when Consulates will open in India.
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visa denied and cant travel to India in lockdown

Is there anyone whose visa got denied, currently in USA and planning to leave to India after lockdown?
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evaluate my h1b situation and if i can work
Here is my timeline

Aug 26: h1b approved from Oct 2019 to 31st Jan 2020.

Jan 31: Had to leave for India when extension was pending.

March 16: Petition approved for 3 years in Feb and new stamping done in India

March 21: Stuck in India because of lockdown

I have been working from my home country since Feb 1st week, am I legally allowed to work? (h1 Extension had been pending)

My company has advised me to work from home until the COVID crisis situation dials down.

Will I be allowed to work from India since I technically got the visa but not still in USA yet?

Will I face any problem at the port of entry once I decide to return?

How many days can I stay in my home country (India) before I have to return while in the USA? Are there any exceptions made during the pandemic such as this?

Any help appreciated! Thank you!

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Passport not able to track
Hello Guys,

On march 16th i got email to submit my passport to nearest VFS office. So, on march 19th i submitted to BLR office and was tracking my passport. But, today when i checked my passport in the tracking status it shows "There is no status update available for the passport number submitted". I tried to login to my appointment dashboard initially it requested me to change my passward which i did and finally i don't see any appointment completed nor the passport status only i can see is new appointment schedule. But when i checked through DS160 tracking there i can still see refused status.

Is anyone facing the same issue?
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Covid impact on non immigrant Visas
Hi everyone,

I got my fresh H1b approved and scheduled for Visa interview with Chennai US Consulate on 6th and 5th May. Unfortunately it has been cancelled due to Corona outbreaks. Could you please paint your thoughts on this as I am worried a bit, and read that it can lead to job loss and recession too. It was my dream to work there. Please guide
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I-129 for H1b
I have a question when filling i-129 . In the part 2 - Provide name of beneficiary

Family Name (Last Name)
Given Name (First Name)
Middle Name

My Passport is Indian. It has
Given Name : XXXX YYYY
Last Name : ZZZZ

XXXX= first name
YYYY= Middle (my father name)
ZZZZ= my surname(last name)

While filing i-129, what should i fill?

Family Name (Last Name) = ZZZZ
Given Name (First Name) = XXXX YYYY
Middle Name = leave empty


Family Name (Last Name) = ZZZZ
Given Name (First Name) = XXXX
Middle Name = YYYY

Please comment 1 or 2?
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H1B 221G Dropbox Interview Options
Do we have any clue if the routine immigrant and non immigrant services will resume by mid or end of April ?

I know many people are eagerly waiting for the embassy to resume its councillor services so that they can go for their various follow up apportionments document submission, biometrics etc. I was wondering if we can have a whatsapp group for discussing the same ?
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H-1B approved experience helpful for many non immigrants
Attended interview at Chennai

First i will explain my issues.
1. Laid off and found another job after 90 days ( overstayed in US without valid status)
2. Had a misdemeanour ( Reduced from felony to misdemeanour)

 Interview Date 02/25/2020

VO: Your Passport ( DIdn't ask for any other doc at this point)
Me: Handed over saying Good Morning

VO: XXX is your employer ?
Me: Yes, i work for YY through XXX

VO: Is this your first time interview ? ( Because that is a renewal passport so no stampings on it)
Me: No this is my second interview

VO: What is your Salary ?
Me: I gave the number per month ( officer: so, it is around xxx per year)

VO: How Many months you're with this employer ?
Me: 2 months

VO: Why did you switch from previous ?
Me: Got a better opportunity

Vo: So, you where arrested in 20** year ?
Me: Yes, And i repeated same words I mentioned in the DS-160

VO: can i see something related to this?
Me: I gave court disposition letter

VO; aha I need more information than this
Me; I said, I have register of actions (office: yes, that works)

VO: After going through all she asked Did you have any issues at POE
Me: this is first time I'm travelling after this issue

VO: give me few minutes, She went inside I don't know what happened I'm not person to take wild guess.
VO: Came Back, I see you have Canadian visa ( I didn't mention anything about it and I have that visa on my world passport, which she never asked for)
Me: Yes, I do have but i never traveled to Canada

VO: took few more minutes and mentioned I'm approving your visa and please wait for few minutes I need to make Copies of your documents
Me: Sure, thank you

After 10 mins she gave me back originals and said you're all set

I got my passport back in 3 business days.

The person who gave before me got 221g and person after me got rejection.

At port of entry they took me for second screening and after asking some questions they let me go without any issues.

My advice: Please go to interview at same consulate which is mentioned on I-129. reason is USCIS sends your documents to same consulate if you go to another location they will definitely ask for more docs. And if you have a arrest record I suggest not to present Police record or police report to consulate ( It always say you did wrong)

Good luck guys hope this helps.
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