Fly to Tucson airport not Pheonix trust me distance matter.
Plan for Two days , I was stuck for two days. Be relaxed .. I wasnt :D , u cant do anything if they dont give the passport same day.
Dont Take Appointment on Thrus and Friday .. since they say .. it mite take three days to give ur passport ready ...
u will find all the forms here DS 156 / 157 /158
Please fill it properly .. if not give me a call @4802870050 i will help u
Passport (Valid at least 6 months)
Visa Appointment Letter
DS-156, DS-157 (Application Forms for H-1B visa)
Banamex Bank recipt ( Contact Mexico Assistant) will be cheep if more than 2 ppl
All I-797 Document (H-1B Approval)
Copy of certified LCA
Copy of I-129 (4 pages)
Copy of G-28
Employment Verification Letter
H supplemental forms
Masters certificate and transcripts
Bachelor certificate and transcripts
6 months bank statements
Proof of residential address (like entergy, landline or lease documents)
W-2 forms if any (Tax returns forms if filed)
All I-20s including OPT I-20
Company Brochures, Annual reports, Prospectus
First offer letter
Reach Nogales , AZ at 10 pm max .. sleep well get up at 4am .. leave the room by 5:30 am
reach border by 5:45 am leave the car at the parking lot / please leave a note .. if noone is there ... tht u will comeback and pay ... otherwise u will c ur car in mexico
Cross Check everything .. before crossing the border ... all documnets and everything ...
Cross border, u will find cab and go directly to the US consulate .. stand in line and hope it doesnt rain.
U can Carry ur gadgets .. There will me a makeshift hotel on bus across the consulate he will take $2 ... dont worry he wont steal nething .. its his business ..
If u miss ne field to fill up in form .. dont worry go u cat write it with pen ...
Consular will ask u all sort of question and will give u visa ... :) just answer to the point ...
Things todo after visa
There is a mall rite next to the consulate .. do TP there ... Its so big tht you will cover it in 10 min but u have no option ...
Second option goto WalMart .. buy diff kinds of Tequlia / Ciggi is dam cheap ... (:D)
Other Option go on a long walk ... please have some mile marker in ur brain
Now imp thing
If ur stuck for another day .. u didnt recieve ur passport ( For me it was ... Consular did fwd bunch of H1b applicants passport for visa printing :( ...
So not a worry .. u will get it .. nextday .. they will hand over a slip to saying u will get the visa ...
In tht case there is a motel three blocks from the consulate $40 .. some ppl stayed in Crown Plaza $50-60 i guess ...
In the mall here is a movie hall Ask for ENGLISH movie watch it .. it opens in evening only ...
Eat good ... do shopping .. its not cheap though ..
Next day go get the visa ... and just rush to the border and try to be the first one in line ...
Dont worry ..Bottom line u will get it ...