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Filling DS-160 form - No sur name
Hi folks,

Need your help to know the following:

my spouse doesn't have sur name in passport but only have Given Name.
while filling DS-160 form, do i need fill Given Name as FNU and Sur name as name given?

or sure name as LNU?

please help..

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L-1B Individual Visa approved- Mumbai Consulate - Must read
Below is my experience in short
1. Petition filed in Feb 2019
2. Received RFE in April
3. Responded to RFE immediately
4. Petition approved in June.- https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do
5. Visa appointment at Mumbai Consulate on sept 5th (interview exp shared below.)
6. Received 221g-adminstartaive processing after interview.- status changed to administrative processing. https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=WwjqOlbeRYzCYubaSQI+RA==
7. Received email to submit passport on 30th Oct from ustraveldocs.
8. Submitted October on 31st in Mumbai
9. Visa Issued and Stamping done on 5th November- Status changed to Issued- https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=WwjqOlbeRYzCYubaSQI+RA==

Visa Interview experience
On reaching the counter I wished him good morning. His response was cold (GM).
I passed the passport. He saw 797 on my side of the counter and asked me to pass it too.
I could not hear him clearly 1st time. Stares at me for few seconds and asks me again to pass the 797.
I said sorry I could not hear you clearly and gave him the doc.
 
Asks me ..Are u ok?
I said ..Yes I am fine.. I am just not able to hear clearly.
Then he said
THIS IS MAX I CAN BE LOUD coming closer to the mic.
Questions
1. Where are you working
Answered..
 
2. What are you going to do in US?
I would be working on implementing and configuring my company's proprietary tool *** with client’s system.
 
3. Tell me your company name again. (asked again. I don't know why)
Answered again. He was checking something in the system
 
4. He again asked me to explain what are you going to do in US.
Said most of the points under duties mentioned in support letter
 
5. Annual salary
Answered
 
6. How long are you working with your company?
3 years and 9 months to be precise
 
5. How long are you going to stay in US
Approximately 2 years (as mentioned in ds 160)
 
6. Why so long?
As I would be serving multiple clients I will require time to analyze and coordinate
with them to understand the complexity of their system and thus the tool can be accordingly integrated.
 
 
After this he took almost 1 min looking at his system and gives me Blue slip 221g and pamphlet (both attached in email)
He said your appl needs more admin processing and you will be communicated to submit your passport in few weeks.
 
I asked him- Is there anything wrong with my application?
He said no- It needs more adm processing.
 
I said- thank you for your time and left.
 
In this entire conversation he hardly looked at me and I could barely see his lips moving when he asked me all questions.
He was too low.
 

I personally feel my organization being a healthcare based and not that big shot MNCs. I received 221g.
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Applying New L1B while having a new one
Hello All,

I am in a situation where I am not able to understand if I am asked to follow a correct path or not. Hence, will need help from folks who had faced similar issue in past or have knowledge in this matter.

I already have a valid L1B Blanket visa which was issued on name of my current organization (Issued - Dec 2017, valid till Dec 2020) and I had travelled on the same in 2018 for 11 months (Jan to Nov). Now, I have been asked to travel again for 1.5 years in Dec 2019. However, my company had started a process of new L1B Blanket because my job title and description has changed (still falls under specialized category). I had asked if we should go for an amendment instead of a new Visa. To which, I was told that it will take almost same time and since I am in India, I should go for a new one and also the new Visa will be stamped for 2 years (valid till end of 2021)

My concern here are -

1. Will I be issued a new visa knowing that I already have a valid Visa for one more year or will they send me back asking to file an amendment
2. Is it True that new Visa will be stamped for 2 year (based on extension pattern). My company feels I will need to stay more that a year (15-18 months) and it makes more sense to go for a new one.

Thanks in advance.
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L1A RFE help
Need some help here if anyone has any idea about it.

My attorney submitted the response to RFE in premium processing and through FeDEx we know that it has been received by USCIS on 01st November. I am checking status on the website https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/mycasestatus.do since then but it is still showing "Request for Additional Evidence Was Sent"

Has anyone experienced the same thing? Counting of 15 days will start from 01st Nov or not?
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L1 Blanket - Need suggestions
Hello all,

I am going to attend interview L1 Blanket this month end. I visited USA 2 months ack to attend business meeting on same tool which i have special knowledge.

Working on service based company and going to work on client project.

Please suggest me some value points.

Thanks
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L1B Chennai Approved today
First of all , thanks everyone for sharing the experiences over here which really helped to prepare for my visa interview .
I had bio-matric on 4th November which is quite easy process and took only 20 minutes to complete .

I had interview next day 09/05 and below is my experience .

- Visa applicant line is really long and it was bit humid outside so better to reach 15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview as they only allow to stand in queue before 15 minutes of your scheduled time .

- Then there are multiple security checks which will take around 30 minutes then you will be inside . There is phone deposit booth set-up by local police where you can deposit phones only . Make sure you done carry and car keys and bagpacks as they don't deposit them .

- Inside , 1 person will bundle your I-129 and I-797 , total 3 sets with your passport and Ds-160 confirmation letter and DD if you paid fraud fee by it .

- then you will be asked to moved to difference building where you have to pay fraud fee of 500$(36000 INR) by cash or Credit card . Make sure you carry Credit card issues to your name only , don't carry other persons CC as they won't allow transaction from it .

- Next your finger printed will be verified in next counter then you will be asked to join the queue for visa interview .

- My interviewer was pretty straight face and I could not understand what he is making out from my answers . Most important thing is to answer only from your petition as they verify that from your answers . I told him 1 tool name and he googled it immediately so no false answers . Now below are the questions asked .

--- US company name , client or parent company .

-- Current role , US role . He asked multiple questions in between to explain my current role and tools details , technology they are build on . Then why US is opened now if it was managed from offshore . So be prepare of all the answers for these questions .

-- INdia salary , US salary, length of stay .

At last , he last sir I am approving your visa and handed over me 2 copy of my docs and kept 1 for himself .

I was really nervous before the interview but just be confident and you should have detailed knowledge of what you are telling him .

Thanks
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L1B interview tips and Top questions(asked 90% of the time)
• Withdraw your application if VO is asking questions apart from common questions (being critical, drilling, uneasy….withdraw at 2nd -ve statement by VO)...withdrawing will not negatively impact your application...you can just reapply after 1-2 days.....withdrawl is better than rejection...just say to VO "Sir, I think I would like to withdraw my application"

• L1B interview is a closed document interview…..folllowing are the common and top interview question list


• which visa category are you applying under?
• what will be your US job title
• what will be you job location in US
• who will be your manager in US and who is he employed by?

• tell me about your company

• what is your specialized knowledge
• what will be you role in US
• how long did it take you to aquire your specialized knowledge
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L1B Blanket Visa Approved
Here is the interview transcript
 
• asked to handover all the documents along with the passport…VO looked pretty focused and serious(no smile exchange, no eye contact, all questions were asked in a strict tone)

• Which visa have you applied for?
• Which company do you currently work for?
• how long have you been working for X….I said 1.5 years and VO replied, 1.5 years is not very long time to apply for L1
• do you directly work for X or is X a client of your company…..I said I directly  work for X
• do you work  in X on a small module?…I firmly said no, I don't work for a small module, I work on big project in X called xyz service.
• what's your current designation
• what does your project do(what business usecase does your project handles)? ….explained this in precise words and in very convincing manner highlighting that the importance of project for enterprise customers(hence the business value)  (visa preparation helped here)
• where are you travelling to in US
• what will be your salary in US
• what's your specialized knowledge….explained things in great detail in 4-5 lines(but every word was selected to make an impact). I said everything with full confidence(this is where doing visa prep really helped). VO sounded pretty convinced post this question.
• are you married?
 
• Stamps the Visa and says "Sir, Your Visa Has been Approved….."
 
   I think VO started discussion with a “No” in mind, but got convinced later on.
Most important part was answering everything with full-on confidence even if VO looked negative till the end. If what you are speaking is fully convincing for visa approval i.e. you are speaking exactly what is technically needed for L1B approval and you are confident with all your replies, then it's doesn't matter what VO's mindset is. He will approve it but each line you speak should be technically correct.
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L1B Blanket Visa Approved
Here is the interview transcript
 
• asked to handover all the documents along with the passport…VO looked pretty focused and serious(no smile exchange, no eye contact, all questions were asked in a serious tone)
•  
• Which visa have you applied for?
• Which company do you currently work for?
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L1 A blanket extension
Hi -

Does anyone know if I can go for L1-A blanket extension at Canada/Mexico more than 5 months in advance of visa expiry? My visa is expiring on 31st May 2020 and I am looking at scheduling my interview sometime in early January. I read on some website that it's not advisable to schedule it more than 90 days in advance? Is it true? Does anyone have any experience?
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