This is sammy.,Jst wnt to let u knw abt my Visa Exp as this might help u ans few of ur q's.I'm from hyd but did not have dates for Chennai,so applied to Delhi Embassy.....First come first.....please do not hesitate to go to Delhi embassy if you DO NOT HAVE DATES FOR CHENNNAI.If you are confident then you would get your Visa in any consulate.
I saw a lot of messages reg Visa Int at Delhi.I thought let me face my Int and then I would be in a better position to tell u the status...I had my Int on Nov 16th.
My visa interview went like this...
I went to embassy at 12PM,My int ws scheduled at 1.30pm,I ws allowed in 30 min prior to my int time there was a long queue.n i joined the queue.. (tip: at delhi your web appointment time really matters,they would not allow you in........)
before u join the queue they would check ur file and ur handbag if u carry one........I knew the rules n i removed all the coins n electronic things..mobile etc..
Next the security asked me to go to a particular counter...there u wuld find the Indian clerks....have everything ready otherwise u wuld hve a tough time ...they were bugged by the time I went there...I had everything in my file but I didn't keep that ready and the person was furious...so I wuld sugesst u to hve ur passport,ur I20,sevis fee receipt,DS forms,ur 4600 DD,u don't hve to show the tts DD here.he would check things and then staple it and would hand that to a diff counter then I ws asked to go to the other counter,he checked it and gave it back to me.I went into a lobby n as i stepped in a a gentleman asked me my appointment n i showed him.he then asked me to go to another counter.I gave my finger prints,that is the first tim u encounter an american officer........after I'm dne with my finger prints,I ws advised to go to the TTS counter.I went there,they asked for the 441 DD.they would give u a receipt,keep that safe...then I joined the queue for my VISA INT.
That was a BIG QUEUE....but I had few intersting people appl frH1in the queue so were jst talking abt their Visa Exp...from the time u enter the embassy,u r being noticed...they c everything.....There was a lady officer who was rejecting all Visa's and she was taking her sweet time to int people and v were keeping our fingers crossed that v do not end up at that counter.........Just keep telling yourself that you are here to get ur Visa...u have finished wth everything and this is ur final step towards ur goal....don't get disheartened when u see someones Visa being rejected.Tell urself u will get it and believe me that helps...........there was a family infront of me and their Travel Visa got rejected.Keep ur cool...I was so confident that I would get my Visa because I prepared well for this Day..I knew almost eveything abt my Univ that I applied and I knew what r the prospects when I'm bk in India.I knew everything abt the Curriculam.....PREPARATION HELPS........then there was a gentleman in another counter and it was almost 3.45pm and now only 2 counters were functioning and all other counters closed.So I either hve to go to that lady who is asking all questions in the world or I end up at this gentlemans counter who is issuing Visa if he is convinced with your answers,and if he thinks u r worth to be in US.
Tjat gentleman ws done with one person and now its my turn.I was jst going to his counter but another lady hurriedto his counter,she ws applying fr an Immigrant Visa and then I ws told by one of the lady there that he would complete with the IMMIGRANT visa and then he wuld start taking the NON-Immigrtant Visa,but he did notice me...and I ws a bit disapointed but I kept my smile in place and aftr that lady left from his counter,there ws another uncle who was again for the Immigrant Visa going to his counter but he asked him to wait and asked me to come..I was sohapy,Believe me.........and the Lady officer,in her 40's or 50's who is rejecting Visa hadbeen with the same person int for GOD knows how long......but if she is convinced,she ws giving the Visa's.I ws prepared for BOTH VO's.
He was a person in his 20's .I handed over the DS forms and my passport along wth my I20....he was smiling all through,I smiled and wished him.
me: Very gud evening sir
VO: hello mam(and ws all smiles)
then he was looking at my DS forms and passport
VO:How are you?(still smiling)
me:pretty good...How are you today?
VO:tired...I'm working since morning.
me:hmhm,I realise that with jst 2 counters functioning..u might be having a tough time.
VO:yeah...thats true...a lot many people ahead.
VO:so which university?
VO:why this Unviversity?
me:I chose this university bcoz of the student faculty ratio and dual specialization offered to the Business students.(and how it helps after I return bk to India)
VO: whats your ambition?
me:I want to be a Financial anlayst in an International Bank like HSBC.
vo:what course have you done in India?
me:xxxx(got impressed and smiled bk at me)
Vo:who is sponsoring you?
Vo:whats your father doing?
Vo:(he was looking at my DS forms and suddenly)R u from Kerala.
me:yes but all through my life I ws in Hyd.
Vo:(cut me thrugh bfore I culd tell him why I ws here)what are you doing in Delhi embassy.
me:(very confidently)I did not have any dates for Chennai embassy till Feb mnth end and I had to report by 7th Jan and there is note in the embassy website which says canditates can apply to New Delhi if no dates available for Chennai.
Vo:(convinced and smiled at me)YOU GOT THE VISA.Please go to the TTS counter and they will help you further.(he gave me the TTS receipt bk and a token)
me:thanks a million Sir and You have a Great Day.
I went to the TTS counter,he gave me a courier envolope,filled my address,my phone no.s.when asked him the time frame in geting passport and I20.he tld me it wuld be wth me in another 3-4 days.
I thanked GOD.Its all bcoz of my faith in GOD and my,parents,and my boyfriend prayers were answered.
Guys ...all that matters is your confidenc...If you are scared then you would not be able to give ur best..they will be observing u every moment...the more confident u r the more chances of getting success...and keep smiling...thatz it..u will get your visa... I was never tensed bcoz I ws prepared for all the possible questions that I wuld hve to encounter...and do your best and GOD will do the rest..
Bye friends.. Have fun..All the best..dont panic..be cool and happy...
hey,if u ahve any questions for me,please d not hesitate to email me.