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I wont give any suggestion on the documentation because you had to get all the documents as suggested by some of the other members .
OFC on 8th Dec 2014 :
There's a big queue outside and we need to wait on the footpath yes foot path in a queue to enter the premises . So suggestion was reach there just 15 min before and at the starting of the queue find the board with the slot timings go an join the queue .
As said please look at the board with the slot timings at the starting of the queue as the queue messes/merges going further and you wont know in which line you are standing and its my personal experience and there's nothing to do inside just biometrics (scanning ur right and left hand) and get the stampped DS-160 which need to carry the same document for the next day interview
Visa Interview 9th Dec 2014 10:30 am:
Reached the venue before 45 min and the queue was around 200 mts long . Will miss the timings if we stand up in the queue So went ahead and spoke to the VFS employee and told him that we had a kid and listening to he checked someting in the tab and asked us to go ahead (we are lucky here as the queue was long and its very hot with full traffic) .After that there's a queue to deposit your personal belongings so make sure you wont bring any electronics or bags and I promise it will delay the whole thing and brings up more tension .
Point to Note : Except your documents and some money dont bring any sought of bags or electronics (Security wont allow the file pin inside) .If you have anything then need to stand in another queue to deposit so think about it . They wont allow the File Pins inside so make sure you staple it and put it in a plain transparent file .
So After depositing the personal things you need to stand in another queue where the manual security checks your timings and passport along with the DS-160. He will opens the gate and now you enter the consulate(Till this time you will be in the open footpath with no cover under hot sun and full traffic) again one more security check where they will dump your documents in to a tray which will be scanned and one more human security check .Once cleared you will go inside and wait for the dependent as they are standing in another queue
Points to Note : Till the above point you need to stand on footpath with no cover ,full traffic and pollution . The security guys inside dump the papers and files in the tray after scanning while collecting it back please make sure all the originals and xerox was collected correctly any mess here will create more tension . take time and no hurries (I noticed some senior people documents got lost here in the sense the sequence and they had no idea which one to show for the VO when asked)
Real process :
You will enter the main building where a person will scan the passport and gives you a token take that and follow a queue where the finger print(which was taken on the biometrics) check happens and the structure remains the same (visa interview where a lady/person sits on the other side of the glass and as asks for information) and nothing will be asked just greetings exchanged and finger print checking .
Sit there and wait for the token number gets displayed and proceed to the counter
Point to Note : Listen carefully about the questions and slang which will help when your turn comes(We did the same) . guys before us was from cisco and everything was clear for him but while explaining his R & R along with project I can hear the stumbling of the words and got confused and got some slip for submitting some documents .
So its our turn and we went ahead and made my son to seat on the slab and kept the all documents to the other side
VO : Good Morning
We : Good Morning
VO : How are you doing ?
We : Doing good
Informed my wife to take the kid from the slab as some one had fallen down last time
VO : PP
We : Handed over the PP
VO : Which company you are working
We : Answered
VO : Which client
We : Answered
Golden Words "Your Visa Approved" and handed over the pamplet
By the time VO told that golden words my kid pulled out the finger print scanner and asking my company tag .... In this confusion the VO had given us the rights pamphlet and taken all our passport thats it .....
POINT TO NOTE : AFTER COMING OUT BE SERIOUS(IN THAT HAPPY MOOD ITS DIFFICULT) DONT LOOK AT ANY AUTO WALAS AND DONT RESPOND/CONSIDER AT ALL .IF YOU LOOK THATS IT THEY WILL JUMP ON YOU LIKE HONEY BEES AND ASK 200 FOR 1KM SAYING TO GIVE IT IN THAT HAPPY MOOD SO MY SUGGESTION WAS DONT STOP ANY WHERE NEAR AS THE AUTO WALAS WILL LOOT YOU LIKE ANYTHING (NOT EVEN LISTEN TO THEM OR CONSIDER THEM). SO GO AHEAD AND DONT STOP ANY WHERE NEAR THE CONSULATE AND WALK ATLEAST HALF A KILOMETER SUCH THAT AUTO WALAS CANT FIND YOU WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM THEN STOP AN AUTO AND BARGAIN (GIVE THAT EXTRA MONEY TO POOR ON YOUR HAPPY OCCUASION) . HIGHLIGHTING THIS AS I AM A VICTIM WHO RESPONDED AND PAID A 100 FOR JUST A 1.5 KM . DONT EVEN DRINK THE TENDER COCONUT OUTSIDE HE WILL ALSO LOOT YOU
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I-140, How long is it taking for Approval these day?
I applied for my I-140 in May of this year. Receipt issued within a week on May 16, 2014. It almost 6 months now and I see no progress on my case. Please note, it was not filed in Premium, however I thought it should take about 4 months to get done.
Anyone else applied around that time frame that got recent approvals?
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