Got H1b After 221(g) at Mumbai Consulate
Hi, yesterday was the most memorable day for me. i got h1b visa after getting 221(g) on 20th December, 2005.
I am MCA and working with one of the Top 5 MNC in India at mumbai. Having more than 3 and half years of experience in microsoft technology.
First time, i went on 20th December. My interview went like this:
VO : Give me your passport, token number etc.
Me : Gave.
VO : For which company are you going?
Me : I am going for XXX.
VO : How long the company is in business?
ME : for more than 8 yrs.
VO : Give me your appointment letter.
Me : i gave appointment letter along with a envelop provided by me employer. It was sealed cover and metioning confidential and To mumbai consulate. So, i gave it with appointment letter.
VO : He just get the document from envelop and start reading it. i know it was tax returns of the company.
Then he started typing something in his computer and after 10 min, he asked me the web page of company.
Me : i said www.xxx.com
Again he started looking at the company's web site and after 10 min, he issue me 221(g), asking for following documents.
1. A list of all candidates petitioned by the
petitioning entity in the mumbai consulate, the
times in which they joined and worked (including the
date of departure if no longer with that entity) and
their current whereabouts.
2.A detailed description of the petitioner's needs
this position and how the beneficiary worker intends
to address them. Provide specific examples of how
person's skills match the petitioner's needs.
3.Photographs (15) of the inside and outside of the
petitioner's work premises.
4.Interior and exterior photographs(15) of the
petitioning employer's work premises and of the work
premises where the H/L worker is/will be deployed.
5. Provide a detailed and specific account of how
H/L worker will be employed during the next 12
Be sure to specify location, client and client
information, nature of project and duration of
6. Principal's certified or notarized state and
federal tax returns for the last three (3) years,
7. W-2 forms for all people employed by the
Finally, i got all the documents on 23th January, 2006.
So, i went to consulate on 30th morning.
For pending application, the queue will open at 9.30 AM, so don't go around 7, just reach there by 9.15. around 9.30, VFS person collect my passport, 221(g), DD, Original I-797 and I-129 and gave me pink token.VFS guy told me to come back around 11 AM, so i was there and was waiting for my turn. But after all the fresh applicant's were get inside, they allow all pending case to get inside. They told me that after getting inside, pending applicants need not to stand at any queue, just sit on any chair and wait for your token number to be announced.
Your turn will come to the same Visa officer.
So, around 1.30 my token number was announced at window number 4. The visa officer was same who issued me the 221 (g) last time, so i get upset and loose hope.
But, my second interivew went like this.
VO : So, you got 221(g) last time. 221(g) was with him only.
Me : yes sir,
VO : I require some more information about company, give me documents.
Me : I was confused, i asked sir which documents you want. Should i gave you the documents my employer provided me in response of 221(g) ?
VO : Yes, give me that
ME : Started giving document, one by one, VO told me to give all the documents. I gave all the doc.
VO : he started looking all the documents. He saw it very carefully for almost 20-25 minutes, Thay was the most crucial time for me.
After 20 min, he took the photographs of my employer and went inside and came after 10 min.
he return all the documents to me and told me that you will receive your passport in 2-3 days.
I hope every indian get the H1 B visa and all the best to everybody and thanks to immihelp.com for providing such a wonderful site.
Thanks and All the Best