I am Senior software engineer and having 8 years of experience ,
My company is planing to process L1B now
I had applied B1 visa One and half years back and its got rejected, they give me 214b
Will be in trouble at any case for my B1 rejected or any other case
Suggestion Please ….
Let me know some precaution, I should be aware of
Urgent : L1A Extension denied - New L1A blanket interview
I am following this forum for a long time and its very much helpful.
I am in a situation where I need you guys to help and support.
I have been working for a company YYYY in the US for the past 3 years in L1A(blanket) in “managerial capacity”.
My company filed the first L1A extension in the month of May and we got RFE in the month of July.
We replied back with all the requested documents in the month of September. But my extension got denied in the month of October.
Now we filed a new L1A blanket petition around scheduled an interview in Chennai.
Followings are questions:
1.Will my extension denial has any impact on the new petition?
2.Whether the VO has complete details of my denial of reasons/notice?
3.Will there be any questions by VO related to my extension denial in the interview?
4.What could I answer if the VO asks about my denial reasons?
5.Since its very short time frame for the new petition interview, my company suggested showcasing as currently, I am working in India with US payroll. Will that legally possible scenario?
My L1B individual visa got RFE, and I am in the process of replying to RFE. I have prepared some documents , but almost all of them have companies confidential information such as projects, internal architecture of products and tools.
Is this something that can be shared with USCIS and attorney. In my case attorney is 3rd party that my company is tied up with for Immigration.
Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences it helped.
I had my interview few days ago.
My experience in order of occurrence:
1. Day 1 went to VAC for biometrics, simple process took hardly 15 minutes.
2. Day 2 went to Consulate, stood in a queue before being called upon for my time of appt.
3. Joined another queue for security (both these queues outside consulate on the footpath) and then went straight in.
4. The attendant there arranged the documents in order as per instructions they shared mins ago.
5. With passport and arranged docs, Paid fraud fee (by cash) at the fee counter.
6. Another zigzag queue waiting for my turn.
7. Here comes the interview:
Questions asked by VO:
1.What is your company name? (fyi...its a product company..)
2.What is this company's business?
3.What is your salary in US? (fyi.. its above 100k)
4.What is the salary in India?
5.What is your role? (Software engg)
6.What is your experience in company? (fyi.. i am only little ore than 2 yrs exp)
7.How long will you be staying?
8.What is your specialization? (answered in 3 lines, about specialization and proprietary stuff)
9.Will you be at client? (No, as i won't)
10.Who are your clients? (named US clients)
11.What is the revenue generated? (i had very less idea only known due to internal communication, so honestly told so and approximately told the figure)
12.How any employees in India? (when i answered this he commented its relatively smaller firm, i commented we are spread across xx countries worldwide)
13. There would be others you have your expertise, why you then? (told a distinguishing aspect)
14.Do you have kids?
To my husband:
1. What do you do for a living?
2. will you work in US? (seems like this is to check if your spouse is aware of the legal permit, so be careful about saying if you get work permit and suitable role then yes)
Finally he started stamping, i was clueless whats happening, then i heard some words and then "safe travels", thats when i knew.
Some tips from my experience:
1. Be presentable and Always have a smile. (not grinning of course)
2. Greet the officer with a smile with like "gm officer how r u" (it matters as they might be grumpy from last interview, u never know!!! so the first few seconds can change the whole train of conversation)
3. VOs were amiable as i observed, so we can answer calmly and not rush as they would give you enough time.
4. its difficult to contain the whole work exp in few words, but be crisp and use good choice of words to make an impression
5. Be confident and be convinced about your specialization/uniqueness which makes it easier to convince them too.
L1A Individual & L2 experience in Frankfurt, Germany. Not IT related
Hi all. This is the first time I post something in this forum and after using it to help me during my visa process I think is time to give something back and also to humbly ask for some advise.
First some background.
My wife and I are from a country in the European Union, so this means that we have travel at least once a year to the US for the 5 years. Before that we both were in US with an F1 student visa (back then we were not married yet). We have never had a problem going in and out to the US, but last time we went there in summer this year at the port of entry the officer said to my wife that it looks like she overstayed while she were there with the F1 one visa, she did not do it, so this is what she said and the office let her going into the country telling her that next time she travel she needs to have some documents to clarify this. So nothing happened and we both spend some days in the US.
Today we had our interview and this is how it went:
VO: Good morning
me: good morning
VO: L1 A right?
me: Yes sir
VO to my wife: Did you study before in the US?
my wife: Yes
VO: Did you come back to your country right after finishing the program?
my wife: yes
VO: ok, cool
VO to me: Do you work for xxx company?
VO: what is your position there?
me: xxxx Manager
VO: what the company does?
me: manufacturing of xxx product
VO: what is your title in US?
me: xxx Manager
VO: what will you do there?
me: explain in 3 sentences
VO: So you can hire and fire people and will also manage a budget:
me: yes I will
VO: Why the company is sending you
me: Explain in 2 sentences
VO: Oh, you also had an students visa before?
me: yes, we both did the same program
VO to my wife: Do you plan to work in US?
my wife: I will apply for work permit and if I get it I would like to work
VO: what kind of job would you like to do?
my wife did not expect that question but she answered honestly: I am Master Degree in xxx so something related to this
Then he typed for a couple of minutes and said: Sir I am approving your visa but your wife's visa needs to go under administrative process. I am keeping both passports and my intention is to approve both of your visas but I cannot do it now since this administrative process needs to be done.
Then I explained him about the situation in the port of entry last time in US and asked if this is the reason for Adm. process also add said that we had with us documents to verify that my wife never overstay (college transcripts, old passports, etc). the VO said:
I do not need to check these documents if your wife says she did not overstay I trust her, so not worries about this.
He then gave us a 221g yellow slip saying: sorry since right now is not approved I need to give you this.
The 221g does not have anything marked other than: further admin process needs to be done.
I ask him if he know approx. how long it would take and he told me: It should not take more than 2 weeks.
And that is.
The VO was a really nice smiling young guy and we had a nice interview.
One more think. My wife is working in the same company as I do and this was clearly stated in her DS160.
So from one side it is good I got my L1A approved, but I will not move to the US without my wife so we are not happy with the situation.
Any feedback from the nice people of this forum would be greatly appreciated.
L1B Blanket Status changed from AP to Application Received
L1B blanket candidate here. On CEAC website, status is changed from Administrative Processing to Application Received. Any idea what this mean?
2nd Dec: Interview <-- Visa Approved no slip given
2nd-11 Dec: Administrative Processing
11 Dec: Status changed to Application Received
13 Dec: On Application home page (Passport with US Consulate/Embassy changed to Document Delivery Information:)/
L1 extension dropbox 221g with no documents asked-in person Interview
I got a blue slip 221g asking to appear for in-person interview without any documents. L1 extension dropbox.
Here is the timeline
Nov 29 -Dropped documents at Bangalore
Dec 3 - Application received / Passport still with consulate
Dec 10 - Admin processing / Passport still with consulate
Dec 11 - Admin processing / Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery
Dec 12 - Admin processing / Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery.
Dec 13- Passport available for pickup.
When i picked up the passports today, they were not stamped and got a 221g blue slip which asked only for an in person interview with no other documents asked. This is strange. 221g blue slip i have read online is for client letter. However, i work for company direct and there are no clients. Appreciate any inputs on similar cases.
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